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This image made from video aired by India's state owned Doordarshan television shows Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)'s Geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 lift of from Satish Dhawan Space center in Sriharikota, India, Monday, July 22, 2019. India's space agency says it has launched an unmanned spacecraft to the far side of the moon a week after aborting the mission due to a technical problem. (Doordarshan via AP )
July 22, 2019 - 5:49 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft to the far side of the moon on Monday, a week after aborting the mission due to a technical problem. Scientists at the mission control center burst into applause as the rocket lifted off in clear weather as scheduled at 2:43 p.m...
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A migrants splashes water on his face as he disembarks with others from an Italian Guardia di Finanza finance police boat at the Sicilian port of Pozzallo, southern Italy, early Tuesday, July 9, 2019. According to reports 53 migrants were rescued in the Sicilian Channel by an Italian Coast Guard patrol vessel, but six of them were immediately transferred to Lampedusa due to medical conditions. (Ciccio Ruta/ANSA via AP)
July 22, 2019 - 4:31 am
PARIS (AP) — European ministers are meeting in Paris in a new step to find an accord on the divisive issue of how to deal with migrants crossing the Mediterranean but, shut out by Italy and unwanted elsewhere, caught in political standoffs. Absent at Monday's closed-door meeting of interior and...
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July 22, 2019 - 4:27 am
SRIHARIKOTA, India (AP) — The Latest on India's launch of an unmanned spacecraft to the far side of the moon (all times local): 2:55 p.m. India's space agency says it has launched an unmanned spacecraft to the far side of the moon a week after aborting the mission due to a technical problem...
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July 22, 2019 - 4:26 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian police say four Turkish nationals have been abducted by gunmen. Okasanmi Ajayi, police spokesman in Kwara state, told The Associated Press that four Turkish construction workers were at a drinking spot when six gunmen walked in and abducted them. He said the incident...
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A view of a blimp depicting Boris Johnson that will be launched in Parliament Square, ahead of a pro-European Union march organised by March for Change, in London, Saturday July 20, 2019. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
July 22, 2019 - 3:46 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's next prime minister will govern a nation of 66 million people, but only 0.25% of them had a say in the choice. Either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will be announced Tuesday as the winner of a contest to lead the governing Conservative Party. After a formal handover of power...
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Israeli forces destroy a building in a Palestinian village of Sur Baher, east Jerusalem, Monday, July 22, 2019. Israeli work crews have begun demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes in an east Jerusalem neighborhood. Monday's demolitions cap a years-long legal battle over the buildings, which straddle the city and the occupied West Bank. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
July 22, 2019 - 3:27 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli work crews on Monday began demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes in an east Jerusalem neighborhood, in one of the largest operations of its kind in years. The demolitions capped a years-long legal battle over the buildings, built along the invisible line straddling the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2018, file photo, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano of Japan addresses the media during a news conference after a meeting of the IAEA board of governors at the International Center in Vienna, Austria. The IAEA said Tuesday, July 22, 2019, it is announcing with regret the death of Amano. The Secretariat did not say how Amano, who was 72, died. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
July 22, 2019 - 3:11 am
VIENNA (AP) — Yukiya Amano, the International Atomic Energy Agency's director general, has died at 72, the agency announced Monday. Amano, a former Japanese diplomat, had extensive experience in disarmament and non-proliferation diplomacy, as well as nuclear energy issues, and had been chief of the...
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CORRECTS DATE - South Korean police officers detain protesters in front of the Japanese consulate in Busan, South Korea, Monday, July 22, 2019. South Korean police say they've detained six people for allegedly illegally entering a Japanese diplomatic facility in South Korea. (Huh Kyung-min/Newsis via AP)
July 22, 2019 - 3:00 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police on Monday detained six people for allegedly illegally entering a Japanese diplomatic facility in South Korea and staging an anti-Tokyo demonstration there. The incident came amid growing anti-Japanese sentiments in South Korea as the two countries are...
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In this undated photo released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Sunday, July 21, 2019, Britain's Prince George poses for a photo taken by his mother, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, in the garden of their home at Kensington Palace, London. Prince George will celebrate his sixth birthday on Monday, July 22. (The Duchess of Cambridge via AP)
July 22, 2019 - 2:17 am
LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace has released three new photographs before Prince George's birthday. The future king turns 6 on Monday. It's become a tradition for the palace to release snapshots taken by his mother Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. In two of the pictures George is seen with a big...
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New House Speaker Allan Peter Cayetano, left, greets representative Paolo Duterte before the opening of the 18th Congress at the House of Representatives in Quezon city, metropolitan Manila, Philippines Monday, July 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
July 22, 2019 - 1:48 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday is to address a joint session of the Philippine Congress where his allies have greater control to press for his priorities like reinstating the death penalty and amending the pro-democracy constitution. Duterte will deliver his state of...
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