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Rosalind Franklin: Mars rover mission set for yet another delay Rosalind Franklin: Mars rover mission set for yet another delay

Rosalind Franklin: Mars rover mission set for yet another delay

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Image copyright Max Alexander Image caption The rover project was first approved in 2005 Europe and Russia have decided to postpone their Mars rover mission.The ExoMars «Rosalind Franklin» vehicle was due to launch to the Red Planet in July/August but engineers aren’t able to get the vehicle ready in time.Because an Earth-Mars journey is only…

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History, strikes and celebrations History, strikes and celebrations

History, strikes and celebrations

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thousands of women protested on the streets of Madrid in 2019 You might have seen International Women’s Day mentioned in the media or heard friends talking about it. But what is it for? When is it? Is it a celebration or a protest? And is there an equivalent International…

Pixar’s Onward ‘banned by four Middle East countries’ over gay reference Pixar’s Onward ‘banned by four Middle East countries’ over gay reference

Pixar’s Onward ‘banned by four Middle East countries’ over gay reference

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Image copyright Pixar Pixar’s latest animation Onward has been banned by several Middle Eastern countries because of a reference to lesbian parents, according to reports.The family film will not be shown in Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Hollywood media have reported.Police officer Specter, voiced by Lena Waithe, has been heralded as Disney-Pixar’s first openly…

How Africa hopes to gain from the ‘new scramble’ How Africa hopes to gain from the ‘new scramble’

How Africa hopes to gain from the ‘new scramble’

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Last year’s China-Africa summit attracted the most attendance from African leaders Major world powers are jostling for political and economic influence in Africa, but what is behind the renewed interest on the continent and what are African countries doing about it? The BBC’s Dickens Olewe reports.In recent years Africans have…

‘Sharapova retires with many questions unanswered’ ‘Sharapova retires with many questions unanswered’

‘Sharapova retires with many questions unanswered’

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Maria Sharapova won the last of her five Grand Slam titles at the 2014 French OpenA farewell tour — with the chance to perform one final time in Paris, London and New York — would not have been the Maria Sharapova way.No longer competitive, and with a shoulder not fit for purpose, she would have…

Trump defends coronavirus travel ban on Europe, says it’s going to ‘work out well’ Trump defends coronavirus travel ban on Europe, says it’s going to ‘work out well’

Trump defends coronavirus travel ban on Europe, says it’s going to ‘work out well’

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«It’s a world problem,» Trump said. «You do need separations in some cases.»March 12, 2020, 7:59 PM7 min read President Trump on Thursday continued to project optimism about the coronavirus crisis a day after his controversial speech to the nation and imposing travel ban on much of Europe, saying that’s “it’s going to work out…

Trump now calling coronavirus fight a ‘war’ with an ‘invisible enemy’ Trump now calling coronavirus fight a ‘war’ with an ‘invisible enemy’

Trump now calling coronavirus fight a ‘war’ with an ‘invisible enemy’

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President Donald Trump, one day after recommending new health and social guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19, on Tuesday proposed ways to deal with the growing economic harm the crisis is having on business and Americans workers. Referring the virus as the «enemy» and the fight as a «war,» Trump said, «One day we’ll…

Government response updates: Trump moving Tax Day to July 15, says Mnuchin Government response updates: Trump moving Tax Day to July 15, says Mnuchin

Government response updates: Trump moving Tax Day to July 15, says Mnuchin

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President Donald Trump announced Friday that he was closing the border with Mexico and barring asylum seekers to stop what he claimed was the danger of «viral spread» from undocumented immigrants as reported U.S. cases of the of the novel coronavirus surpassed 16,000. «Our nation’s top healthcare officials are concerned about the great public health…

Trump store opens in heart of contested Philadelphia suburbs Trump store opens in heart of contested Philadelphia suburbs

Trump store opens in heart of contested Philadelphia suburbs

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BENSALEM, Pa. — A shop selling President Donald Trump-themed merchandise in a suburban Philadelphia strip mall has emerged as a magnet for the president’s backers and a reflection of Pennsylvania’s status as a political battleground this year. The Trump Store in Bensalem specializes in gear fit for the president’s biggest fans — T-shirts promoting a…

Trump says he spoke to Taliban leader, had ‘good talk’ Trump says he spoke to Taliban leader, had ‘good talk’

Trump says he spoke to Taliban leader, had ‘good talk’

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President Donald Trump is confirming that he spoke on the phone to a leader of the Taliban, making him the first U.S. president believed to ever speak directly with the militant groupBy DEB RIECHMANN Associated PressMarch 4, 2020, 3:17 AM5 min readWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday that he spoke on the phone to…

Coronavirus: Trump says coronavirus crisis may last all summer Coronavirus: Trump says coronavirus crisis may last all summer

Coronavirus: Trump says coronavirus crisis may last all summer

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump tells Americans to avoid public spacesUS President Donald Trump has said the nationwide coronavirus emergency could last until the end of the summer or even longer.He said Americans over the next 15 days should not gather in groups of more than 10 and avoid bars, restaurants,…

The multimillionaire’s plan to reinvent a town The multimillionaire’s plan to reinvent a town

The multimillionaire’s plan to reinvent a town

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Image copyright Barry Pells, courtesy The Auckland Project Image caption Former stockbroker Jonathan Ruffer had no connection to Bishop Auckland until a decade ago Clarks in Bishop Auckland was once a place where tiny feet were squeezed into their first pair of school shoes. Now, half-packed cardboard boxes are strewn across the deserted shop floor.»This…

Coronavirus: US home repossessions suspended amid crisis Coronavirus: US home repossessions suspended amid crisis

Coronavirus: US home repossessions suspended amid crisis

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump grilled on use of term ‘Chinese virus’President Donald Trump has said the US government’s housing agency will stop repossessing homes until the end of April amid the coronavirus emergency.Evictions will be suspended over the same time frame in a moratorium protecting eight million mortgages.Mr Trump also…

Israelis vote in unprecedented third general election in a year Israelis vote in unprecedented third general election in a year

Israelis vote in unprecedented third general election in a year

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Benjamin Netanyahu’s (left) main challenger is his former military chief, Benny Gantz Israelis are voting in an unprecedented third general election in less than a year, with the prime minister fighting for his political survival.Neither Benjamin Netanyahu nor his main challenger, Benny Gantz, were able to put together majority coalitions…

Super Tuesday: Biden and Sanders take early lead Super Tuesday: Biden and Sanders take early lead

Super Tuesday: Biden and Sanders take early lead

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat unites these two bitter rivals?Joe Biden has won nine of the 14 states that voted to pick a Democratic White House candidate on Super Tuesday, a remarkable rebound for his campaign.The former US vice-president overturned predictions to narrowly take the key state of Texas from his…

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