NASA asteroid samples, released from spacecraft, land on Earth

Associated Press 09/25/2023

NASA’s first asteroid samples fetched from deep space parachuted into the Utah desert Sunday to cap a seven-year journey. In a flyby of Earth, the Osiris-Rex spacecraft released the sample capsule from 63,000 miles (100,000 kilometers) out.…

Morocco earthquake kills more than 2,000 people, survivors sleep outdoors

Reuters 09/10/2023

AMIZMIZ, Morocco —  Moroccan earthquake survivors huddled for a night in the open on the High Atlas Mountains on Saturday, a day after the country’s deadliest quake in more than six decades killed more than 2,000 people and…

Morocco earthquake kills over 1,000 people, rescuers dig for survivors

Reuters 09/10/2023

AMIZMIZ, Morocco — Rescuers dug through rubble for survivors in collapsed houses in remote mountain villages of Morocco on Saturday, in the wake of the country’s deadliest earthquake for more than six decades, which killed more than…

Powerful earthquake strikes Morocco, killing hundreds and damaging historic buildings

Associated Press 09/09/2023

RABAT, Morocco — A powerful earthquake struck Morocco late Friday night, killing hundreds of people and damaging buildings and historic landmarks in major cities. Morocco’s Interior Ministry said early Saturday that at least 296 people had died…

Pope Francis playfully spars with ‘Rocky’ actor Stallone at Vatican

Reuters 09/09/2023

VATICAN CITY  – Pope Francis playfully pretended to box with Sylvester Stallone during a meeting with the “Rocky” star at the Vatican on Friday. Introduced to Stallone and his family, the Pope said how much he enjoyed the actor’s films,…

Great Wall of shame: two held after smashing hole in China landmark

Agence France Presse 09/05/2023

BEIJING — Two people have been detained after using an excavator to dig a hole in the Great Wall of China, state broadcaster CCTV said. Police in Shanxi province followed tracks made by machinery used to dig…

Chinese Catholics sneak a peek at Pope Francis in Mongolia

Reuters 09/03/2023

ULAANBAATAR — A few Chinese Catholics came to sneak a peek at Pope Francis during an official welcome ceremony in the main square of Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar on Saturday, enthusiastically waving their country’s flag. The Vatican does…

India launches spacecraft to study sun after successful landing near moon’s south pole

Associated Press 09/03/2023

NEW DELHI — India launched its first space mission to study the sun on Saturday, September 2, less than two weeks after a successful uncrewed landing near the south polar region of the moon. The Aditya-L1 spacecraft…

Pope starts Mongolia visit by praising the country’s religious freedom dating back to Genghis Khan

Associated Press 09/02/2023

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia — Pope Francis on Saturday praised Mongolia’s tradition of religious freedom dating to the times of its founder, Genghis Khan, as he opened the first-ever papal visit to the Asian nation with a plea for…

One image, one face, one American moment: The Donald Trump mug shot

Associated Press 08/27/2023

A camera clicks. In a fraction of a second, the shutter opens and then closes, freezing forever the image in front of it. When the camera shutter blinked inside an Atlanta jail on Thursday, it both created…

Iran realtor in trouble over house sale to dog

Agence France Presse 08/22/2023

TEHRAN — Iranian police have arrested the head of a real estate agency after a viral video showed his firm selling an apartment to a dog, officials said on Sunday. In the video, which spread widely over…

Wildfire on Spain’s popular tourist island of Tenerife was started deliberately, official says

Associated Press 08/21/2023

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Canary Islands  — Canary Islands regional President Fernando Clavijo said Sunday that police have confirmed that a wildfire raging on the Spanish tourist island of Tenerife was started deliberately. Clavijo said police had…

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