A temporary habitat at the International Space Station failed to inflate Thursday and work was halted after the US space agency ran into problems expanding the module to full size. The new room, known as the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), is part of an experiment to test expandable habitats that astronauts might use on the Moon or Mars in the coming decades. NASA astronaut Jeff Williams took charge of the inflation early Thursday, in cooperation with mission control in Houston.
The Ugandan ringleader of a 2010 bombing by the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab that killed 76 people in Kampala was found guilty along with six accomplices on Thursday of masterminding one of the region's worst attacks in decades. Twin suicide blasts claimed by Somalia's Shebab targeted football fans watching the World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain at a restaurant and a rugby club in the Ugandan capital. Of the 13 men tried, seven were convicted and found guilty of terrorism, murder and attempted murder, and are expected to be sentenced on Friday.