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India Space Research Organisation

India launches second Moon mission eleven years after the first

With the successful launch on Monday, India is on the way to becoming the fourth nation to make a soft-landing on the lunar surface.

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Trump offers to be mediator in India-Pakistan conflict over Kashmir

The Kashmir region has been fought over between India and Pakistan since the end of British rule in the region in 1947.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel [Photo Credit: CNN.com]

Israeli army demolishes dozens of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem

Israel says the buildings needed to be removed for security reasons.

U.S President Donald Trump ordered military action against Iran

Trump dismisses Iran’s claim of arresting CIA spies

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry announced it dismantled a spying network inside and arrested 17 people.

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Egyptian court sentences 11 to life imprisonment for joining Islamic State

The Giza Criminal Court also sentenced two other defendants to 15 years in prison.

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17 killed in bomb attack in Somalia capital

The Al Qaeda-linked Islamist group al Shabaab, which is trying to topple Somalia’s weak U.N.-backed government, claimed responsibility for the attack.

Isreali Police [Photo: Public Radio International]

EU condemns Israeli demolition of Palestinian buildings

“We expect the Israeli authorities to immediately halt the ongoing demolitions,” the EU official added.

Kenya’s finance minister, Henry Rotch [PHOTO CREDIT: Bizna Kenya]

Kenyan finance minister to be arrested, charged over graft – Prosecutor

The Kenyan Director of Public Prosecutions, Noordin Haji, said the charges against Rotich stem from a police investigation into the misuse of funds.

Erna Solberg, Norwegian PM [Photo: The Independent]

Norwegian schools to teach about massacre that killed 77 – Report

In 2011, Norwegian right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people in gun and bomb attacks in Oslo and at a Labour Party youth camp on Utoya.

France finds wreckage of submarine that disappeared in 1968

The reason the submarine sank remains unknown.

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Zimbabwe increases fuel prices second time in a week

Diesel and petrol prices have gone up by 456 per cent this year.

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Senegal’s Offshore Oil Reserves a Pricey Pawn in Covert Deal

The sweetheart deal cost Senegal hundreds of millions of dollars in rights to the oil and gas concession

South African President Ramaphosa fights to save his presidency

In a report published on Friday, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane said that Ramaphosa had contravened a parliamentary code of ethics.

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Suicide bomber hits Pakistani hospital, kills 8, injures 22

Militants first opened fire at a checkpoint in the city of Dera Ismail Khan.

United States president, Donald Trump. [Photo credit: The Independent]

U.S. causing instability in Middle East, Latin America, Iran says

U.S. causing instability in Middle East, Latin America, Iran says

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20 foreign crew rescued in East China Sea

The ship lost power due to mechanical problems caused by a typhoon about 25 nautical miles east of the Yangtze River estuary on Friday evening

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Supreme Court sentences Australian dad for killing daughters, wife, grandmom

The people were found dead inside their home in suburban Perth in September, 2018.

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Two ex-ministers in Algeria sent to prison on corruption charges

The arrest of the two ministers is part of the crackdown on corruption involving senior government officials.

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33 killed as man sets Japanese movie studio on fire

A suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the attack, but a motive remains unclear.

IMF Managing Director (MD), Christine Lagarde

France to lead EU talks on new IMF chief

Ms Lagarde submitted her resignation as IMF chief this week after EU heads of government nominated her to head the European Central Bank.

French President, Emmanuel Macron. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Facebook page of Emmanuel Macron]

Three French troops die in operation against Guiana gold-mining

Five other soldiers, who also became ill, were evacuated by helicopter to the territory’s capital, Cayenne.

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Possible killer heatwave imminent in U.S., weather agency warns

Reports say the health of no fewer than 15 million people across the U.S. is at risk.

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WHO declares DRC Ebola outbreak as Public Health Emergency

The declaration is based on the continuous spread and unsuccessful efforts to contain the disease in the DRC.

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China to reduce oversized classes to improve education

Oversized classes have long been a prominent issue in China’s compulsory education system.

U.S President Donald Trump ordered military action against Iran

Trump campaign to launch effort to sway women voters

In the 2016 presidential election, women favoured Democrat Hillary Clinton, the first woman nominated for president by a major party, by roughly a 12-point margin over Mr Trump.