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Total lunar eclipse set to woo skywatchers Sunday night to Monday

January 20, 2019

By AFP IN SUMMARY During a lunar eclipse, the Moon appears red because the light of the Sun no longer directly illuminates it, since Earth is passing in between the Moon and Sun. Total or partial lunar eclipses happen at least twice a year on average, Florent Deleflie, an astronomer at the Observatory of Paris-PSL […]

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‘Rambo’ producer Andy Vajna dies

January 20, 2019

  By AFP Vajna owned the pro-government broadcaster TV2, and was named state film commissioner in 2011. US-Hungarian film producer Andy Vajna, who backed blockbusters such as “Rambo”, “Die Hard”, and “Terminator”, has died at his home in Budapest, the Hungarian National Film Fund said Sunday. Andrew G. Vajna, born in the Hungarian capital on […]

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Syrian air defence repels Israeli attack in south: State media

January 20, 2019

Israel Syrian military air defences thwarted an Israeli attack on Sunday, shooting down several missiles in the south of the country, state media said. “Our air defence systems thwarted … an Israeli air aggression … and prevented it from achieving any of its goals,” a military source told state news agency SANA. It gave no […]

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Half a million attend rally against India’s Modi- police

January 19, 2019

By AFP H.D Deve Gowda, who was briefly prime minister in the 1990s, said regional parties were powerful but “cannot save India without uniting.” The opposition has not allied in a formal bloc, but some state outfits have joined forces as the election draws nearer. India’s opposition parties drew half a million supporters to Kolkata’s […]

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Car bomb at Colombia police academy kills five: ofíficial

January 17, 2019

BOTOGA, COLOMBIA — WORLD At least five people were killed and another 10 injured in a car bombing at a police academy in Colombia’s capital on Thursday, authorities said. The scene outside the General Santander police academy in southern Bogota was chaotic, with ambulances and helicopters rushing to the normally tightly controlled facility. Witnesses said […]

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British PM Theresa May survives no-confidence vote

January 17, 2019

Prime Minister invites all opposition leaders for Brexit talks after narrowly escaping defeat with 325-306 margin. NEWS / THERESA MAY Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote on Wednesday, a day after members of parliament dealt a crushing blow to the Brexit plan she negotiated with the European Union. Parliament members voted […]

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