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The 330-kilogram-heavy KhalifaSAT, with two-meter-height and 1.5-meter-width, was designed and built by 70 Emirati engineers at Mohamed Bin Rashid Space Center in Dubai . The H-2A rocket also carried a Japanese Ibuki-2 satellite, which is to monitor greenhouse gasses. The MBRSC is a Dubai government based space center, and part of the UAE National Space programme.
  • Mueller refers sex assault scheme targeting him to FBI for investigation

    Mueller refers sex assault scheme targeting him to FBI for investigation

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    Robert Mueller's office says somebody is offering women money to make false allegations of sexual harassment against him, and it's asking the FBI to investigate. Special counsel Robert Mueller last week asked the FBI to investigate a possible scam in which a woman would make false claims that he had sexually assaulted her, after several political reporters were contacted about doing a story on the alleged assault.
  • Saudi woman found in Hudson River with sister last lived in Virginia

    Saudi woman found in Hudson River with sister last lived in Virginia

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    The family members of two Saudi sisters found washed up on the shore of the Hudson river in NY have denied reports the two women killed themselves. A post on the center's website noted that Tala might have been with Rotana. Rotana had moved to New York City several years ago. In a statement made public by members of the victims' family on Sunday, "they denied claims that the two sisters had been missing for two months".
  • Acqua alta hits Venice, vaporetti stopped

    Acqua alta hits Venice, vaporetti stopped

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    Flooding paralysed Italy's lagoon city of Venice on Monday (October 29), as overflowing tides sent high waters into the streets and shops, eyewitness videos show. The project, nicknamed Moses, is long delayed, beset by cost overruns and corruption scandals. In 1966, when floods swept through the country, famously devastating Florence's historic centre, the waters reached 194cm in Venice .
  • Trump not expected to come to MI before November 6 election

    Trump not expected to come to MI before November 6 election

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    Rick Scott . Scott and DeSantis will join Trump on Halloween this Wednesday in Fort Myers before the president's second Florida rally in Pensacola on Saturday. Obama will appear Friday at Ice Palace Films Studios in Miami, with the Florida Democratic Party saying full details will be released later in the week.
  • Hillary Clinton says, 'I'd like to be president,' at NYC event

    Hillary Clinton says, 'I'd like to be president,' at NYC event

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    Clinton may have some other concerns about her joke; namely the fact that she was still trying to live down her 1996 "super predators" comment , which her then-Democratic primary opponent Bernie Sanders said in 2015 was about young Black men who were exponentially imprisoned because of former President Bill Clinton's controversial 1994 crime bill .
  • Heartbroken Riyad Mahrez Pays Emotional Tribute To Leicester City Owner

    Heartbroken Riyad Mahrez Pays Emotional Tribute To Leicester City Owner

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    He was such a good person and I'm very, very sad, it's why when I scored I put my hands to the sky for him. He was very passionate about football. "It has been very, very hard for me", said Mahrez, whose first-half strike proved to be the victor as City moved back to the top of the Premier League table.
  • Whitey Bulger transferred to prison in West Virginia

    Whitey Bulger transferred to prison in West Virginia

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    Life-saving measures were initiated on Bulger, 89, after he was found at 8:20 a.m.at the Hazelton federal prison in Bruceton Mills. The Bureau of Prisons declined to comment last week on why Bulger - who was serving a life sentence - was being moved.
  • 8 killed in Pittsburgh synagogue attack; gunman captured

    8 killed in Pittsburgh synagogue attack; gunman captured

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    He said officials at the synagogue had not gotten any threats that he knew of prior to the shooting. Michael Eisenberg, the past president of the Tree of Life Synagogue , said about 95 people would have been in the building as at the time the shooting occurred.
  • Ireland votes to lift blasphemy ban: exit polls

    Ireland votes to lift blasphemy ban: exit polls

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    Campaigners in Ireland celebrated the end of a "medieval" ban on blasphemy on Saturday, after voters overwhelmingly backed removing the offence from the constitution in a referendum. The referendum saw 64.85% vote yes to remove the prohibition on blasphemy, with 35.15% in favour of retaining it. "It's very much part of a reform of our whole Constitution to make the country more modern".
  • Saudi and Turkish prosecutors meet over Khashoggi investigation

    Saudi and Turkish prosecutors meet over Khashoggi investigation

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    Under mounting worldwide pressure, Saudi Arabia has changed its narrative about Khashoggi's killing several times, only recently acknowledging that Turkish evidence shows it was premeditated. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday (Oct 28) that he had met Saudi Arabia's foreign minister and called for a transparent investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi .
  • People Gather On Boston Common To Mourn Tree Of Life Synagogue Victims

    People Gather On Boston Common To Mourn Tree Of Life Synagogue Victims

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    Charging documents said the suspect, Robert Gregory Bowers, armed with an AR-15 assault rifle and three handguns, wanted all Jews to die and that Jews "were committing genocide to his people", an apparent reference to his belief that a Jewish refugee agency assisting foreign nationals entering the USA endangered non-Jews in America.
  • Germany's Merkel prepares to give up party job

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    Two weeks ago, both Merkel's partners in the federal "grand coalition" of what have traditionally been Germany's strongest political forces - the Christian Social Union, the Bavaria-only sister to the chancellor's CDU, and the Social Democrats - were battered in a state election in neighbouring Bavaria .
  • Suspicious package mailed to CNN's Atlanta headquarters

    Suspicious package mailed to CNN's Atlanta headquarters

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    The charges include interstate transportation and illegal mailing of explosives, threatening a former president, making threatening interstate communications and assaulting federal officers. Sayoc was identified in part from a latent fingerprint on one of the packages. "The Fake News is doing everything in their power to blame Republicans, Conservatives and me for the division and hatred that has been going on for so long in our country", he said.
  • Bodies of two missing Virginia girls found in Hudson River

    Bodies of two missing Virginia girls found in Hudson River

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    Police lieutenant Paul Ng said the bodies of the two young women were tied together at the feet and waist with what he believed to be duct tape. Their bodies were identified Friday. They were fully clothed and showed no signs of trauma, The New York Times reported. They were pronounced dead at the scene, along the riverbanks on Manhattan's Upper West Side, police said.