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Abu Dhabi (AFP) - Solar Impulse 2 took off on March 9, 2015 from Abu Dhabi for the first round-the-world flight using only solar energy, a huge bet on current technology.

The success of the Solar Impulse 2's round-the-world journey shows it is possible to make the world more energy efficient, pilot Andre Borschberg says.

Sagamihara (Japan) (AFP) - At least 19 people were killed when a knife-wielding man went on the rampage at a Japanese care centre for the mentally disabled on Tuesday, officials said.

New York (AFP) - All uniformed New York police on patrol will be equipped with ballistic helmets under a $7.5 million spending drive fueled by recent terror attacks and shootings, the department said.

Japanese police say 15 are dead and four went into cardiac arrest with 45 injured after a former employee went on a stabbing rampage at a health facility.

Pokemon Go players in the US have been caught up in a shooting incident, with two people being taken to hospital after a confrontation in Las Vegas.

Florida police have three people in custody after two teens were killed and more than a dozen were wounded in a shooting incident in Fort Myers.

Paris (AFP) - French President Francois Hollande on Monday sought to defuse a row over allegations his government tried to alter a security report after the Bastille Day massacre in Nice.

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