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SpaceX’s astronaut-riding Dragon arrives at space station

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SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA today, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk's company. With test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken poised to take over manual control if necessary, the SpaceX Dragon capsule pulled up to the station…
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Facebook takedowns of 'coordinated inauthentic behavior' in 2019

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FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of the Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) - Facebook (FB.O) said on Thursday it had dismantled a network of fake accounts and pages it said were run by people connected to the government…
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Brazil Senate blocks Bolsonaro move to ease gun carrying

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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro reacts during a signing ceremony of the decree which eases gun restrictions in Brazil, at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoBRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s Senate on Tuesday overturned a decree signed last month by right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro that drastically expanded the number of people allowed…
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Lebanon's president urges 'sacrifice' as budget cuts debated

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FILE PHOTO: Lebanese President Michel Aoun talks on the eve of the country's 75th independence day at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS/File PhotoBEIRUT (Reuters) - President Michel Aoun urged the Lebanese on Tuesday to end protests and make sacrifices to rescue the country from financial crisis as…
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‘We LOVE your Brexit!’ French welcomed UK leaving EU and now pushing for Frexit

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Frexit: Emmanuel Macron is facing "surprising" levels of Euroscepticism (Image: GETTY)Dr Downing, an LSE Fellow in Nationalism at the London School of Economics’ European Institute, first set out his views in a blog posted to the LSE’s website in January, written in response to Mr Macron’s admission days earlier that, had France called a referendum…