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‘Afronaut’ who won place on space trip killed in crash before making journey

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Tributes have been paid to a South African man who was training to become the first black African to go to space after he died in a motorbike crash. Mandla Maseko, 30, beat one million other contenders to win a place on the Axe Apollo Space Academy venture six years ago and spent a week Read More

Indian Air Force chief to fly cutting-edge Yak-130 trainer jet during Russia visit

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The commander of India’s Air Force is heading to Russia for visits to an array of facilities and to try the country’s newest subsonic jet trainer, just as India’s military looks to upgrade its fleet of combat aircraft. India didn’t reveal much about Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa’s “goodwill visit” to Russia, but said Read More

‘Afronaut’ who won place on space trip killed in motorbike crash

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Tributes have been paid to a South African man who was training to become the first black African to go to space after he died in a motorbike crash. Mandla Maseko, 30, beat one million other contenders to win a place on the Axe Apollo Space Academy venture six years ago and spent a week Read More

Gangster mayors and oligarch’s dirty money: Will former criminals hold on to power in Ukraine?

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As Ukraine braces for an early parliamentary vote, its political elites are desperately looking for ways to forge alliances that would be of benefit in the new political environment. Some deals, however, look shadier than others. While Ukraine’s major political parties led by former President Petro Poroshenko and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko are preparing Read More

Nordic banks join forces to combat money laundering

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Danske Bank sign is seen at the bank’s Estonian branch in Tallinn, Estonia March 25, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – The Nordic region’s six major banks announced the creation of a customer checking center on Friday, with the initiative expected to help their efforts to crack down on money launderers and recover from a Read More

Forest the size of the US could stop climate change – study

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Planting an area the size of the US with trees would be the most effective way to combat change, according to a study published in the journal Science. Researchers from the Crowther Lab in Switzerland say their analysis suggests there is the potential for 2.2 billion acres of tree cover in areas that would naturally Read More

Brazil deforestation exceeds 88% in June under Bolsonaro

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Deforestation in Brazil’s portion of the Amazon rainforest soared more than 88% in June compared with the same month a year ago, the second consecutive month of rising forest destruction under new President Jair Bolsonaro, who has called for development of the region. FILE PHOTO: A policeman observes the Amazon rainforest during Read More

Brazil deforestation exceeds 88% in June under right-wing Bolsonaro

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Deforestation in Brazil’s portion of the Amazon rainforest soared more than 88% in June compared to the same month a year ago, the second-consecutive month of rising forest destruction under new right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro. FILE PHOTO: A policeman observes the Amazon rainforest during an operation conducted by agents of the Brazilian Read More

Protesters target Amazon in France calling for action on climate change

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PARIS (Reuters) – Several hundred environmental activists protested outside Amazon’s headquarters in Paris and at two of its regional distribution centers in France on Tuesday as part of stepped-up climate change demonstrations. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, May 13, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo The Read More

Indian Air Force jet forced to jettison fuel tanks, creating huge crater in local farm

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For the second time in as many weeks, an Indian Air Force jet has lost one of its fuel tanks during a routine training exercise. The accident left an enormous crater in a local farm and sparked a fire. On Tuesday morning at 8:40am local time, a Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) produced by Hindustan Read More