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‘Where nobody’s ever gone’: India’s mission to unexplored regions of the Moon starts in a few hours

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India is about to send its latest Moon mission, Chandrayaan 2, into orbit. The “most complex” project in the history of the nation’s space program might lead to groundbreaking discoveries – but others might reap its benefits. Chandrayaan 2 will take off from the Sriharikota launch site, located on the coast of the Bay of Read More

Iran strikes ‘terrorists’ at Iraqi Kurdistan border after attack that killed 3 IRGC troops

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards hit ‘terrorist strongholds’ along Iraqi borders, it said in a statement. The IRGC, Tehran’s elite troops, attacked targets near the borders of the Iranian provinces of Kurdistan and West Azerbaijan. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ statement regarding the attack was carried by several Iranian news outlets, with some reports in English and Read More

‘Absolute monster bluffer’: Poker AI smashes elite human players after 8 days of training

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The list of things that AI can do better than us mere humans has a new addition: bluffing in a Texas Hold ’em poker game. And it was amazingly cheap to train and operate, unlike some previous algorithmic champion players. Human players simply didn’t stand a chance against Pluribus, an AI system developed by researchers Read More

The world knows Iran doesn’t want nuclear weapons – Revolutionary Guard’s chief

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Despite Tehran stepping up its enrichment of uranium, “the world knows” that Iran is not pursuing nuclear weapons, Major General Hossein Salami, head of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), has stated. Iran ramped up its uranium enrichment on Monday past the purification cap of 3.67 percent set by the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan Read More

UK’s seizure of Iranian oil tanker tantamount to ‘maritime robbery’ – Tehran defense minister

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Britain’s seizure of an Iranian oil tanker off the coast of Gibraltar is unacceptable and tantamount to piracy, Defense Minister Amir Hatami has claimed. In a speech broadcast live on state television on Monday, Hatami denounced the “threatening” actions taken by the Royal Marines, describing Britain’s detention of the Iranian vessel as similar to “maritime Read More

Rare South Korean defector moves to North, like his high-ranking parents did 30 years ago

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The son of a former South Korean minister, who fled to the US and later to North Korea, has followed in his late parents’ footsteps. The rare northward defector says he will devote the rest of his life to the reunification cause. The South Korean Ministry of Unification confirmed Sunday that Choe In-guk, son of Read More

Iran denies oil tanker seized by UK was headed for Syria

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Tehran has denied that the oil tanker seized by the UK near Gibraltar was destined for Syria, as the British government has claimed. Iran has said it now expects to use legal avenues to secure the return of its vessel. Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday that the Iranian supertanker was traveling Read More

In drought-hit Delhi, the haves get limitless water, the poor fight for every drop

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – In this teeming capital city of more than 20 million people, a worsening drought is amplifying the vast inequality between India’s rich and poor. Residents fill their containers with drinking water from a municipal tanker in New Delhi, India, June 28, 2019. Picture taken June 28, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi The politicians, Read More

Iran threatens to seize British ship after marines storm tanker

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Iran has threatened to seize a British tanker after Royal Marines held one of their vessels suspected of taking oil to Syria. Mohsen Rezai, a senior commander in Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards, said on Twitter: “If Britain does not release the Iranian oil tanker, it is the (Iranian) authorities duty to seize a British oil Read More

‘Playing with fire’: US ramps up tough talk on Iran after it exceeds nuclear deal cap

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Washington has unleashed a fresh barrage of threats against Tehran, with US President Donald Trump warning it against “playing with fire” and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo branding it a “top sponsor of terrorism.” Fresh from rekindling his strange bromance with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, Trump has returned to his war-mongering ways, leveling a Read More