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Emergency shutdown reported at Iranian nuclear plant, officials say power facility offline for ‘technical overhaul’ - rt

Emergency shutdown reported at Iranian nuclear plant, officials say power facility offline for ‘technical overhaul’

Iran’s only Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant has been shut down, and will remain offline for “three to four days,” state TV reported. The shutdown is the first in the plant’s ten years of operation.
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Filmmaker Nick Broomfield on exploring new evidence related to the killings of Tupac and Biggie - channel 4

Filmmaker Nick Broomfield on exploring new evidence related to the killings of Tupac and Biggie

Nick Broomfield has revisited the seedy world of gang rivalry and bent cops in his new documentary 'Last Man Standing' - prompted by new evidence about the killing of the world's most famous rappers.
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‘Diversity in the NHS enables us to help people’, says Afghan doctor - channel 4

‘Diversity in the NHS enables us to help people’, says Afghan doctor

We have been talking to one Afghan refugee, now a doctor, about his experiences of working on the NHS frontlines.
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Ethiopians head to the polls following months of violence in Tigray region - channel 4

Ethiopians head to the polls following months of violence in Tigray region

Ethiopians will go to the polls tomorrow to give their verdict on the Prime Minister.
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‘A lot of these deaths could’ve been prevented’, says Brazilian epidemiologist Dr Pedro Hallal - channel 4

‘A lot of these deaths could’ve been prevented’, says Brazilian epidemiologist Dr Pedro Hallal

Epidemiologist Dr Pedro Hallal runs Brazil's largest coronavirus testing programme and is preparing to give evidence to a Brazilian Senate commission investigating President Bolsonaro's handling of the pandemic.
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Brazilians rally against President Jair Bolsonaro after half a million die from Covid - channel 4

Brazilians rally against President Jair Bolsonaro after half a million die from Covid

Brazilians have taken to the streets to blame President Jair Bolsonaro for the country's catastrophic Covid death toll.
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German government to ban displaying of Hamas flag, after spike in anti-Semitic incidents during Gaza conflict – media - rt

German government to ban displaying of Hamas flag, after spike in anti-Semitic incidents during Gaza conflict – media

Germany’s coalition government has reached a consensus to impose a ban on the flag of Hamas, the Palestinian militant group. The move is intended to send a “clear message to Jewish citizens” amid a spike in anti-Semitic incidents.
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Belgium’s anti-lockdown ‘Rambo’ likely found DEAD in the woods where he was hiding - rt

Belgium’s anti-lockdown ‘Rambo’ likely found DEAD in the woods where he was hiding

A body found in the woods in Belgium on Saturday likely belonged to a rogue soldier who fled his unit a month ago with an arsenal of weapons and threatened to assassinate the country’s top virologist, prosecutors said.
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Mum furious after nursery changes Father’s Day to ‘Special’s Day’ - metro

Mum furious after nursery changes Father’s Day to ‘Special’s Day’

‘Her dad's in her life. I don't want her being taught that Daddy isn't as important as me. Father's Day was just brushed aside.'
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McDonald’s to open 50 new restaurants and hire 20,000 across UK - metro

McDonald’s to open 50 new restaurants and hire 20,000 across UK

The fast food giant said the new jobs are explicitly for new restaurant locations and are not merely replacing jobs lost during the pandemic.
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Man killed after truck crashes into crowd at Pride parade - metro

Man killed after truck crashes into crowd at Pride parade

Police are keeping an open mind on the motive behind the incident while some witnesses said the crash appeared to be intentional.
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China passes BILLION Covid shots mark as Beijing ratchets up inoculation drive - rt

China passes BILLION Covid shots mark as Beijing ratchets up inoculation drive

China has administered more than a billion Covid-19 shots since the start of its vaccination program, health authorities have said, as the country moves closer to meeting an ambitious target set for the end of the month.
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Boy, 2, in critical condition after ‘eating cannabis’ as five arrested - metro

Boy, 2, in critical condition after ‘eating cannabis’ as five arrested

Police have arrested five people on suspicion of child cruelty, including three women and two men. 
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Brazilians protest Bolsonaro’s rule as country hits 500,000 coronavirus deaths (VIDEO) - rt

Brazilians protest Bolsonaro’s rule as country hits 500,000 coronavirus deaths (VIDEO)

Tens of thousands took to the streets across Brazil, protesting the rule of President Jair Bolsonaro as the country hit the half-a-million Covid-19 deaths mark, blamed on the sloppy government handling of the coronavirus crisis.
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Facebook promises to clarify what it considers satire after being reprimanded for flagging meme as hate speech - rt

Facebook promises to clarify what it considers satire after being reprimanded for flagging meme as hate speech

Facebook has pledged to provide a more detailed explanation of what constitutes satire on its platform, after the company’s oversight board ruled that a meme commenting on the Armenian genocide was wrongfully removed.
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Israel insists near-expired vaccines rejected by PA ‘perfectly sound’ as Palestinian groups demand probe into deal - rt

Israel insists near-expired vaccines rejected by PA ‘perfectly sound’ as Palestinian groups demand probe into deal

The Pfizer vaccines, which the Palestinian Authority (PA) rejected on Friday due to close expiration date, were identical to those given to citizens inside Israel, the country’s health ministry said.
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At least 3 injured & evacuation ordered after blasts rock Serbia ammunition factory for 2nd time in a MONTH (VIDEOS) - rt

At least 3 injured & evacuation ordered after blasts rock Serbia ammunition factory for 2nd time in a MONTH (VIDEOS)

Evacuation was announced for parts of the Serbian city of Cacak after an explosion hit a local ammunition plant, setting it on fire. A similar blast caused major damage to the facility about two weeks earlier.
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Five dead after primary school under construction partially collapses in Antwerp, Belgium (VIDEO) - rt

Five dead after primary school under construction partially collapses in Antwerp, Belgium (VIDEO)

Rescuers in the Belgian city of Antwerp have found the bodies of five construction workers after an unfinished school building partially collapsed on Friday, also injuring a dozen people and burying others under rubble.
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Joe Biden pays emotional tribute after dog Champ dies aged 13 - metro

Joe Biden pays emotional tribute after dog Champ dies aged 13

The US President said: ‘We love our sweet, good boy and will miss him always’.
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US marks ‘Juneteenth’ with federal holiday for the first time - channel 4

US marks ‘Juneteenth’ with federal holiday for the first time

Today commemorates the 156th anniversary of the end of slavery in the US. For the first time, Americans have marked 'Juneteenth' with a federal holiday, as signed into law this week by President Joe Biden.
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‘Exciting new discovery about the Moon’ is coming that will impact NASA’s upcoming lunar mission

‘Exciting new discovery about the Moon’ is coming that will impact NASA’s upcoming lunar mission

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NASA is teasing an exciting new discovery about the Moon which was made thanks to a telescope on board a jumbo jet and could shed light on how life developed on Earth.

Lunar lovers will have to wait until 12 pm EDT Monday, October 26 for the announcement (livestream here), but the space agency claims the discovery “contributes to NASA's efforts to learn about the Moon in support of deep space exploration.”

The space agency said that the discovery came courtesy of its Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). The observatory is actually a Boeing 747SP armed with a large reflecting telescope which operates at an altitude of 11 kilometres (38,000 ft) in the stratosphere, above our atmosphere which can obscure certain readings and observations, including infrared radiation. 

SOFIA with its telescope door open during a test flight. SOFIA is a modified Boeing 747SP aircraft. © NASA/Jim Ross

As the name suggests, SOFIA specializes in infrared observations, like detecting oxygen in the Martian atmosphere, along with a myriad of other measurements that have revealed exoplanets colliding and disturbances at the center of distant galaxies, and it also provides a unique view of our own Milky Way galaxy.

© (NASA/SOFIA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/Herschel)

Better knowledge of the Moon will improve our understanding of the inner solar system, how it evolved and possibly how life came to be on Earth. 

Of course, the teaser for Monday’s announcement generated a buzz online, with some expressing optimism that it wouldn’t be the announcement of an impending apocalypse, while others shared a different kind of hope.

Adding to the intrigue, NASA has confirmed that the announcement will impact its upcoming Artemis program, in which the agency is aiming to send the first woman and next man to the lunar surface in 2024 before the dawn of Martian exploration some time in the 2030s.

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