Beate Stelzer works as first officer on a container ship. As a child, she had dreamed of traveling the world’s oceans. But it took more than 30 years before her dream came true.
The UN has reported the highest ever numbers of migrants embarking on dangerous boat journeys to escape conflict or economic hardship. Around one in every 100 attempts to make the trip results in death.
A Soyuz capsule carrying astronauts from three countries has docked with the International Space Station. Among those arriving on board is Italy's first woman in space.
Belgium unions protesting government reforms have grounded flights, shut sea ports, and brought trains to a standstill. Isolated incidents have been reported between union members and riot police.
The ASEAN conference has brought leaders to the capital of Myanmar to discuss topics as diverse as trade, territory, and terrorism. Some used the opportunity to highlight Myanmar's controversial humanitarian record.
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