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First Private Chinese Attempt To Launch Satellite Into Orbit Suffers Unspecified Failure

First Private Chinese Attempt To Launch Satellite Into Orbit Suffers Unspecified Failure

The China-France Oceanography Satellite ( CFOSat ) was successfully placed into orbit by a Chinese Long March 2C launched from the Jiuquan base in Inner Mongolia on 29th October. LandSpace is the first Chinese company to acquire a license to launch any payload into space since the Chinese Communist Party government shifted its stance to allow private firms to develop and utilize launch vehicles and small satellites in 2014. Read More

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In pics: PM Modi meets Shinzo Abe in Japan

In pics: PM Modi meets Shinzo Abe in Japan

Speaking to the press after his talks with Mr. Abe, Mr. Modi said the India-Japan bilateral relationship was invested in upholding the rule of law and democratic values. dollars in India", he said at the joint briefing. During Abe's trip to India in September previous year, Modi welcomed him in his home state of Gujarat. Read More

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Student killed in NC school shooting; fellow student in custody

Student killed in NC school shooting; fellow student in custody

Butler High School, roughly 12 miles southeast of Charlotte, went into lockdown around 7 a.m. Monday after a student fired a gun at another student during a disagreement in a hallway. Parents were permitted to pick their children up from school after the shooting but had to sign them out in-person at the front entrance. The mother of a student, Christina Sawyer, told WBTV , "She said there was just an argument and that the argument turned into him brandishing a gun". Read More

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Merkel will step down as chancellor in 2021

Merkel will step down as chancellor in 2021

Sources quoted in German media say she will not seek re-election as party chairwoman at a conference in December. She now governs Germany in a "grand coalition" of what traditionally have been the country's biggest parties - the CDU, Bavaria's conservative Christian Social Union, and the center-left Social Democrats. Read More

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Obama urges Wisconsin Democrats not to be ‘bamboozled’

Obama urges Wisconsin Democrats not to be ‘bamboozled’

Obama also said the Republicans had said they would fight for common man but "instead, they have catered to the most wealthy, the most powerful". Though he previously refrained from criticizing Trump as ex-presidents traditionally do, Obama has dived back into the political fray this fall, lending his historic popularity to Democratic nominees in states like California and Ohio. Read More

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NYC Police Investigate Suspicious Package Meant for Robert De Niro

NYC Police Investigate Suspicious Package Meant for Robert De Niro

The bombs found earlier this week were intended for at least seven officials, including Hillary Clinton , Barack Obama and Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters . The Hollywood star has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump . The package appears similar to a slew of parcels that were mailed to, among others, former President Barack Obama , Bill and Hillary Clinton , California Rep. Read More

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Germany: Saudi explanation on Khashoggi not sufficient

Germany: Saudi explanation on Khashoggi not sufficient

Turkish media have also published a security camera image allegedly showing a vehicle belonging to the Saudi Consulate "scouting" a forest in the outskirts of Istanbul before Khashoggi was killed. As the shocking revelations mount, Turkey is pushing Saudi Arabia for more detail. "If Saudi Arabia claims that the body of Khashoggi was handed over to someone, that person's name should be revealed", Erdogan said. Read More

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Activists Respond To Reported HHS Proposal On Title IX Protections

Activists Respond To Reported HHS Proposal On Title IX Protections

Lisa Hollier, president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. As the backlash picked up steam both online and in progressive circles, several dozen activists gathered outside the White House Monday in protest. "This denigration of the transgender community signals to federal contractors and grantees that they can contribute to the harassment and violence transgender people regularly experience-and the administration will turn a blind eye". Read More

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Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena suspends parliament amid crisis

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena suspends parliament amid crisis

The parliament had been due to meet again on November 5 to unveil the 2019 annual budget. Parliamentary sources said Speaker Karu Jayasuriya would now have to decide if he recognised Rajapakse or Wickremesinghe as the prime minister. "I can prove majority on the floor of the House", Wickremesinghe said. Since his rushed swearing in, Rajapakse has yet to announce any official moves such as naming a new cabinet. Read More

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Trump Ridicules Report About Risky iPhone Habits

Trump Ridicules Report About Risky iPhone Habits

Trump reportedly has two iPhones that the National Security Agency programmed for official use, but he is known to keep a third, personal phone that remains unaltered. The New York Times says that Trump uses his smartphones when he doesn't want a call to go through the White House switchboard. The President also has an iPhone that can make private calls, despite U.S. Read More

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China opens mega-bridge linking Hong Kong to mainland

China opens mega-bridge linking Hong Kong to mainland

The bridge, the world's longest cross-sea project, which has a total length of 34 miles, opened today. Commuters planning to cross the bridge can use shuttle buses for a ticket price of $8 to $10. Still, even if it is a fairly useless 420,000 metric tons of steel, effective only at destroying dolphin habitats, with its opening, the bridge has already served its greater objective of bringing Hong Kong closer still to mainland China. Read More

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Pakistan welcomes Turkish-Saudi contacts on Khashoggi

Pakistan welcomes Turkish-Saudi contacts on Khashoggi

President Donald Trump had also talked about possible punishment but said he didn't want to halt a proposed $ 110 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia because it would harm USA manufacturers. "We welcome the steps taken by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Turkey to address this issue". "Yes, I think he did it", Bob Corker, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told CNN, referring to the crown prince. Read More

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We made bingo cards for tonight's Georgia gubernatorial debate

We made bingo cards for tonight's Georgia gubernatorial debate

The state, she said, "was at a crossroads" when Abrams was in college, and was "struggling with how to overcome racially divisive issues, including symbols of the confederacy". A fire alarm interrupted the debate between Georgia's gubernatorial candidates, causing the event to come to a brief halt. After a fire alarm interrupted the proceedings early on, stalling the hotly anticipated debate for almost three minutes, Kemp and Abrams - with Libertarian candidate Ted Metz on hand for the ... Read More

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Turkey to reveal details of probe into Khashoggi’s killing on Tuesday

Turkey to reveal details of probe into Khashoggi’s killing on Tuesday

Foreigners sold a net 4.01 billion riyal ($1.07 billion) in Saudi stocks in the week ending October 18, exchange data showed on Sunday - one of the biggest selloff since the market opened to direct foreign buying in mid-2015. "And I think we're inching our way there". Saudi Arabia said 18 Saudis were arrested and that several top intelligence officials were fired. "The strategic relationship is important for both countries", he said. Read More

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Trump on Cruz: 'He's not Lyin' Ted anymore. He's Beautiful Ted'

Trump on Cruz: 'He's not Lyin' Ted anymore. He's Beautiful Ted'

The president also attacked Cruz's challenger, Congressman Beto O'Rourke. "I call him Texas Ted". He's not. I thought he got beaten badly at the debates. You know what I am? "I'm real excited", said Rhett Caraway, also of Fort Worth. He told CNN: "I don't regret anything, honestly". Despite his best efforts on Monday, Trump's chummy relationship with Cruz may not be as iron-clad as the president suggests. Read More

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United Nations regrets US withdrawal from postal agency

United Nations regrets US withdrawal from postal agency

A letter carrier prepares mail for delivery at the United States Postal Service (USPS) Joseph Curseen Jr. and Thomas Morris Jr. processing and distribution center in Washington , D.C., US. On October 16, the Pentagon flew two nuclear-capable B-52 strategic bombers close to Chinese-controlled islets in the South China Sea. Charles Ponzi, the infamous scammer, noticed that it was possibly to buy global postal reply coupons similar to today's prepaid reply envelopes on the cheap in some ... Read More

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Trump says U.S. will pull out of intermediate range nuke pact

Trump says U.S. will pull out of intermediate range nuke pact

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which was signed in 1987, mandated the elimination of short-range and intermediate-range nuclear and conventional missiles by both countries. Russian President Vladimir Putin says he believes that President Donald Trump would like to improve relations with Russia. "So we have a tremendous amount of money to play with with our military". Read More

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