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08/15/2018 - 12:30

Modi pledges Indian manned space mission, healthcare scheme

India will send a manned mission to space by 2022 and introduce health insurance for half a billion of its citizens, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged Wednesday in a keynote speech ahead of an expected election campaign.

India will send a manned mission to space by 2022 and introduce health insurance for half a billion of its citizens, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged Wednesday in a keynote speech ahead of an expected election campaign.

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08/15/2018 - 12:30

Modi pledges Indian manned space mission, healthcare scheme

India will send a manned mission to space by 2022 and introduce health insurance for half a billion of its citizens, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged Wednesday in a keynote speech ahead of an expected election campaign.

India will send a manned mission to space by 2022 and introduce health insurance for half a billion of its citizens, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged Wednesday in a keynote speech ahead of an expected election campaign.


08/15/2018 - 11:55

Israel reopens Gaza crossing as truce talks press on

Israel reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after closing it to most deliveries on July 9 over months of border tensions, as relative calm returned and truce talks pressed ahead.

Israel reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after closing it to most deliveries on July 9 over months of border tensions, as relative calm returned and truce talks pressed ahead.


08/15/2018 - 11:37

Aquarius ship to dock in Malta after migrant-sharing deal

The Aquarius was due to dock in Malta on Wednesday after EU countries thrashed out a deal to take in the 141 migrants onboard the rescue ship, which had yet again become stranded in the Mediterranean.

The Aquarius was due to dock in Malta on Wednesday after EU countries thrashed out a deal to take in the 141 migrants onboard the rescue ship, which had yet again become stranded in the Mediterranean.


08/15/2018 - 11:26

Anger grows in Italy as bridge toll rises to 38

A frantic search was underway Wednesday for survivors of a bridge collapse in Genoa as the death toll rose to 38 and the government blamed the company in charge of the country's motorways for the disaster.

A frantic search was underway Wednesday for survivors of a bridge collapse in Genoa as the death toll rose to 38 and the government blamed the company in charge of the country's motorways for the disaster.


08/15/2018 - 11:22

Women accused of assassinating Kim Jong Nam face key court ruling

Two women accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea's leader in a brazen hit that shocked the world face a key court ruling Thursday, with their families hopeful they will be acquitted and return home.

Two women accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea's leader in a brazen hit that shocked the world face a key court ruling Thursday, with their families hopeful they will be acquitted and return home.

08/15/2018 - 12:06

Belongings and belonging: the precious objects gathered by fleeing Rohingya

The Rohingya had no time to consider what to take as Myanmar forces drove the Muslim minority into Bangladesh in a crackdown a year ago likened by the UN to ethnic cleansing.

The Rohingya had no time to consider what to take as Myanmar forces drove the Muslim minority into Bangladesh in a crackdown a year ago likened by the UN to ethnic cleansing.