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Mars rover Opportunity officially pronounced dead eight months after going silent

Updated February 14, 2019 08:59:53 NASA has declared the Mars rover Opportunity dead after 15 years on the red planet, and more than eight months after its last communication with Earth. Key points:Opportunity found some of the best evidence that water once flowed on MarsIt landed on Mars in 2004, along with identical twin Spirit,…

Rukban camp in Syria receives first aid in 3 months

A camp where babies are dying despite it being in a zone in Syria controlled by the United States military finally received its first aid delivery in three months. The United Nations and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent reached the Rukban camp in southeast Syria with 118 trucks packed with food supplies, basic medicines, education items and children's recreational kits.…

US suspends compliance with INF treaty, may withdraw in 6 months

The United States is suspending its compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia on Saturday and will withdraw from the landmark 1987 arms control accord in six months if Moscow does not end its alleged violation of the pact, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.  Pompeo said the administration…

Lebanon announces government after months of deadlock

Lebanon announced the formation of a government on Thursday eight months after elections and amid heightened fears of a major economic collapse. The Western-backed prime minister-designate Saad Hariri now faces a big challenge in delivering the reforms needed to address dire public finances and unlock billions of dollars in pledged aid and loans to boost…

US Nobel Prize winner was told of gene-edited babies 7 months...

Updated January 30, 2019 16:47:34 Long before the claim of the world's first gene-edited babies became public, Chinese researcher He Jiankui shared the news with a US Nobel laureate who objected to the experiment yet remained an adviser to Dr He's biotech company. Key points:Emails obtained by The Associated Press reveal Professor Craig Mello was…

Hector Bellerin: Arsenal defender out for up to nine months after...

21 Jan From the section Arsenal Hector Bellerin was carried off on a stretcher in the second half at Emirates StadiumArsenal defender Hector Bellerin will miss the rest of the season after scans confirmed he has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.The Spain right-back, 23, was carried off on a stretcher in the 72nd minute of…

Matildas set for shock coaching shake-up five months before World Cup

Posted January 18, 2019 23:24:31 Five months out from the FIFA Women's World Cup, the Matildas may face the prospect of a coaching change with Football Federation Australia (FFA) set to make a significant announcement on Saturday.The FFA has scheduled a press conference for the morning and the ABC has been told the future of…

13yo girl, missing since her parents were shot dead, found alive...

Updated January 11, 2019 15:41:38 A 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who went missing in October after her parents were shot dead has been found alive. Key points:Authorities had been searching for Jayme since her parents were found dead in OctoberA suspect has been taken into custodyThe local Mayor says he hopes she's in "good shape" The…

Gary Rowett: Stoke City manager sacked after less than eight months

Gary Rowett replaced Paul Lambert as Stoke City manager in May 2018Gary Rowett has been sacked by Championship side Stoke City after less than eight months in charge.Rowett, 44, was appointed in May following the club's relegation from the Premier League.The Potters were one of the pre-season favourites to win promotion, but they are 14th…

Niki Lauda: Former F1 world champion back in hospital five months...

Lauda had double lung transplant in AugustThree-time Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda is in hospital in Vienna with influenza, five months after having a lung transplant. Is is understood doctors are taking every precaution given the serious nature of Lauda's surgery.Austrian Lauda, 69, was given his transplant in August after doctors found he had…
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