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MASCOT probe lands on prehistoric asteroid, begins mission to unlock origins of universe (PHOTOS)

The Hayabusa2 mission has successfully landed its third probe on the surface of the Ryugu asteroid some 300 million kilometers from Earth, building upon the earlier successes of one of mankind’s most daring feats to date. The shoebox-sized French-German Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout, or MASCOT for short, separated from the Hayabusa2 (Japanese for ‘falcon’) ‘mothership’ to become the latest member ...

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Volcano erupts on Indonesia’s Sulawesi days after fatal quake & tsunami (PHOTOS)

Natural disasters continue to plague Indonesia, with the Mount Soputan volcano erupting on the island of Sulawesi just days after a devastating tsunami, triggered by a massive earthquake, struck the island, killing hundreds. After months of increased seismic activity, the Soputan volcano finally blew off steam on Wednesday morning, sending an ash column as high as 4,000 meters into the ...

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Police fire tear gas and water cannons against thousands of Indian protesters (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Police in India have resorted to water cannons and tear gas to disperse thousands of farmers protesting what has been branded unprecedented “agrarian distress,” local media reports. Some 20,000 farmers are understood to have taken part in the rally on Tuesday, organized by the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), to call on the government to grant them a series of demands, ...

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Sporadic clashes & unrest mar Catalonia’s independence vote anniversary rallies (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Massive demonstrations have flooded Barcelona and other cities on the anniversary of Catalonia’s attempt to push for independence. Several rallies ended up in clashes with police as some protesters burned Spanish flags. Tens of thousands of people demonstrated throughout the Spanish northeastern region of Catalonia to mark one year since its attempt to push for independence from Spain. Some 180,000 ...

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Iran says it launched missiles into Syria at Ahvaz attack 'ringleaders' (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Published time: 1 Oct, 2018 02:36 Edited time: 1 Oct, 2018 02:37 The Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) says it has hit the ringleaders of the September 22 terrorist attack on a military parade in Ahvaz, which killed 29 people and injured over 60. In a statement on its own outlet Sepah, the IRGC said its Aerospace Division targeted ...

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Doggie diplomacy: Kim gifts pair of N. Korean pooches to S. Korea’s Moon (PHOTOS)

Two white indigenous hunting dogs from North Korea arrived in the South as a gift from Kim Jong-un to his counterpart Moon Jae-in. The present comes as the two countries are attempting to mend their relations. Pictures of the two canines of Pungsan breed were published by the Blue House on Sunday. The dogs – male Songkang and female Gomi ...

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At least 48 people killed after quake & devastating tsunami ravage Indonesian island (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Scores of people have been killed in Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, struck by a 7.7-magnitude quake, which triggered a tsunami that swept through two coastal towns. Dozens of houses have been flattened, burying victims under rubble. The disaster claimed the lives of at least 48 people and left another 356 people injured in Palu on Sulawesi island, Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation ...

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Passenger plane crash-lands in ocean in Micronesia (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

A Boeing 737 crash-landed into Chuuk Lagoon in the Federated States of Micronesia as it attempted to land at Weno International Airport on Friday. Miraculously, all passengers and crew on board survived. The aircraft belongs to Air Niugini, Papua New Guinea’s national carrier. The Port-Moresby-based airline said in statement that the plane, a Boeing 737-800, “landed short of the runway.” The ...

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‘Discovery of a decade’: 400-year-old shipwreck found in Portugal (PHOTOS)

Archaeologists have found a 400-year-old shipwreck off the coast of Portugal in what experts have said is the “discovery of a decade” and the country’s “most important find of all time”. The remarkably well-preserved ship was found 12 meters (40ft) beneath the ocean’s surface, near the resort town of Cascais, close to Portugal’s capital Lisbon. It is believed to have ...

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Massive fire at Crete university leaves Greek city engulfed with smoke (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Published time: 23 Sep, 2018 09:11 Edited time: 23 Sep, 2018 11:45 Students have been evacuated from University of Crete after a fire broke out in its building in Heraklion. Huge plumes of smoke, resembling a volcanic eruption and visible kilometers away, were billowing above the area. The security alarm sounded on Sunday morning as the university premises caught on ...

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