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(CNN)India's mission to land a rover on the surface of the moon was called off due to a "technical snag" less than an hour before take off Monday. The lunar mission, called Chandrayaan-2, which means "moon vehicle" in Sanskrit, would have been a first for the country that is attempting to become a space superpower. Only three countries, the United States, the former Soviet...
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump used racist language on Sunday to attackprogressive Democratic congresswomen, falsely implying they weren't natural-born American citizens. Trump did not name who he was attacking in Sunday's tirade but earlier this week he referenced New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez when the President was defending House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. A group of Democrats, who are women of color and...
Abu Dhabi (CNN)The British Heritage super tanker is owned by BP, under a British flag, and on charter to an Anglo-Dutch company, so it's unsurprising that the ship appeared to abandon suddenly its plans over the weekend as it sailed within sight of Iran. Anger in Iran had been growing over the seizure of one of its tankers by British commandos off...
(CNN)At least 35 passengers were wounded when an Air Canada flight on its way to Sydney encountered severe turbulence, the airline said. After leaving Vancouver on Thursday, Air Canada flight 33 was forced to land at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu, the airline said. "We just hit turbulence pretty quick. Lots of people hit the ceiling, lots of...
Beijing, CNN (CNN)In a small room in a West Beijing cultural center, magician Tian Xueming is working hard to deceive a group of university students from Macau that he has teleported three pearl-sized balls from one bowl to another. For first-timers, Tian's sleight-of-hand illusion is as infuriating as it is entertaining. Some audience members become hellbent on exposing the magician,...
Hong Kong (CNN)When world leaders arrive in Beijing, the city typically lays on beautiful blue skies. It's a sign of the Chinese capital's ability to control its notorious smog when it needs to. It's also indicative of the progress China has made in tackling air pollution in recent years, both byshutting down and upgrading elderly factories and passing new restrictions...
(CNN)There's more bad news for fans of sugary drinks such as soda and fruit juice. A new study has linked drinking just a small glass of a sugary drink per day -- 100 ml, about a third of a typical can of soda -- to an 18% increase in overall cancer risk and a 22% increase in risk for breast...
(CNN)Five armed Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps boats unsuccessfully tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf Wednesday, according to two US officials with direct knowledge of the incident. The British Heritage tanker was sailing out of the Persian Gulf and was crossing into the Strait of Hormuz area when it was approached by the Iranian boats....
(CNN)A man who called police on a black man on the Fourth of July said he did not intend to unfairly target the man based on his race. Christopher Cukor, speaking of his encounter with Wesly Michel, said "past experiences and fears" can cloud someone's intentions. "I'm sorry my actions caused Wesly to feel unfairly targeted due to his race," Cukor...
Washington (CNN)US women's soccer captain Megan Rapinoe sent a message to President Donald Trump on Tuesday, telling him he's excluding groups of Americans with his message and that he needs to do better in caring for every single American. When asked by CNN's Anderson Cooper what she would say to Trump, Rapinoe looked into the camera and said, "Your message...

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