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India’s 🇮🇳 First Lunar Lander 🚀 Falls Silent Just Before Touchdown

An Indian spacecraft’s unprecedented attempt to make a soft, controlled landing in the moon’s south polar region has ended in excruciating silence: Shortly before touchdown, the robotic lander Vikram—part of the Chandrayaan-2 mission—fell out of contact with mission control. The Indian Space Research Organization, India’s …

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Pope ⛪, Ending Mozambique 🇲🇿 Visit, Slams Corrupt Leaders

Pope Francis, ending his visit to Mozambique, on Friday scolded political and business leaders in the resource-rich but poor East African country who allow themselves to be corrupted by outsiders.

On his last day in the country, Francis visited a hospital for HIV-AIDS sufferers run by the Sant’ Egidio community …

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UN 🇺🇳 Nuclear Watchdog Chief to Meet 🇮🇷 Iranian Officials

The acting head of the United Nation's nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), will travel to Iran this weekend to meet high-level officials.

The IAEA said in a statement on Friday that acting Director General Cornel Feruta "will travel to Tehran on Saturday for meetings with high-level Iranian …

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Robert Mugabe,🇿🇼 Zimbabwe's Strongman Ex-President, Dies ⚰Aged 95

Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean independence icon turned authoritarian leader, has died aged 95.

Mr Mugabe had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore since April. He was ousted in a military coup in 2017 after 37 years in power.

The former president was praised for broadening access to health …

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Italy🇮🇹 Gets New Coalition as Lawyers Target👉 Ex-Minister Salvini

Italy's new populist-centre left government has been appointed amid legal moves against the ousted right-wing Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini.

Prosecutors launched a libel suit against Mr Salvini on behalf of migrant rescuer Carola Rackete. She ignored Mr Salvini's order to keep her charity ship out of Italian waters.

And a …

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Fitch Downgrades 🇭🇰Hong Kong Citing Protests✊ and China Fears

Hong Kong's reputation as a dependable financial hub took a hit on Friday after Fitch downgraded the city's sovereign rating, citing ongoing protests and uncertainty caused by closer integration with the Chinese mainland.

Millions of pro-democracy supporters have taken to Hong Kong's streets for the past three months in the …

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