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SpaceX deployed robot dog to inspect wreckage of crashed SN10 rocket prototype

SpaceX Boston Dynamics robot dog named “Zeus” was spotted at the test site of the space agency last week just after the rocket prototype called SN10 exploded just minutes after landing successfully. The latest heavy-duty launch vehicle prototype from SpaceX soared flawlessly into the sky in a high-altitude test blast-off on Wednesday from Boca Chica, […]

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Senegal: Unrest after opposition leader arrest leaves four dead

Violent clashes continued for the third day in the west African nation of Senegal following the arrest of the opposition leader on Wednesday. Demonstrators clashed with police, leaving at least four people dead. Ousmane Sonko, the 2019 presidential candidate was arrested on March 3 and charged with disturbing the public order while he was on […]

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Somalia: At least 20 dead, dozens wounded by suicide car bomb blast

A suicide car bomb explosion outside a restaurant near the port in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Friday killed at least 20 people and wounded 30 others. The blast sent plumes of smoke into the sky and triggered gunfire, state owned media reported. “So far we have carried 20 dead people and 30 injured from the […]

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American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX passenger flight makes emergency landing after engine shutdown

An American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX passenger flight bound for New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport declared an emergency after the captain shut down one engine due to a possible mechanical issue. AA Flight 2555 from Miami with 95 passengers and six crew landed safely at Newark without incident, the airline said. The possible issue […]

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Multiple missile attacks near hit oil refineries in north Syria, 1 dead

A series of missile attacks near oil facilities ignited major blazes in northern Syria near the Turkish border and killed one person on Friday. Explosions rocked oil refineries near the towns of al-Bab and Jarablus and set off large fires, Turkey’s state-owned Anadolu news agency reported. Anadolu said they were ballistic missiles and it was […]

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Iran foils hijacking attempt on a passenger plane

Officials in Iran foiled a hijacking attempt on a passenger plane in a flight on Thursday night, without giving further details. The purported hijacking targeted an Iran Air Fokker 100 regional commercial jet heading from the southwestern city of Ahvaz to the northwestern city of Mashhad, the Guard published on its website on Friday. Iran’s […]

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China may revamp Hong Kong elections to ensure ‘patriots’ are in-charge

China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) is considering a proposal to overhaul Hong Kong’s electoral system to ensure “patriots” are in charge, at its week-long annual meeting that began on Friday. Zhang Yesui, a spokesman for the NPC, stressed that the rubber-stamp body had the constitutional power to “improve” Hong Kong’s system and that the electoral […]

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Pope Francis lands in Iraq for a historic tour of the war-ravaged nation

Pope Francis landed in Iraq for a historic tour of the war-ravaged nation, where he is expected to meet with members of the country’s dwindling Christian community and draw attention to their plight. The trip, which marks the first-ever papacy visit to Iraq, also includes meetings with the country’s top political and religious officials. It […]

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After crashing his car Tiger Woods told police he didn’t remember driving

When Tiger Woods crashed his car last week, he told sheriff’s deputies that he had no recollection of driving or how the accident happened, according to a Los Angeles County affidavit for a search warrant of the vehicle’s black box. The golf legend was driving on February 23, near Los Angeles, when his Genesis SUV […]

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Pakistan Super League suspended as multiple players test positive for COVID-19

The Pakistan Super League, a professional Twenty20 cricket league was suspended mid-tournament after multiple players tested positive for coronavirus. The decision to halt the Twenty20 competition was made after a meeting between PSL officials and team owners. “Players were very nervous, anxious and apprehensive,” Pakistan Cricket Board chief executive Wasim Khan said. At least seven […]

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Great apes at San Diego Zoo receive experimental Covid-19 vaccine made for animals

The great apes at San Diego Zoo have been given an experimental Covid-19 vaccine designed for animals after an outbreak among gorillas there. Four orangutans and five bonobos each had two doses of a jab made by Zoetis, a veterinary pharmaceutical firm. Eight gorillas at the zoo became the first great apes in the world […]

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New Zealand: Powerful earthquakes trigger brief tsunami warning, mass evacuation

Three powerful earthquakes off the coast of New Zealand triggered a brief tsunami warning, forcing evacuation orders for hundreds of residents. The national emergency agency warned of a tsunami threat along the east coast. There were reports of chaos in some towns as hundreds of people tried to reach higher ground. The three earthquakes all […]