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Iran says surprised by London Meeting on tragic plane crash

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has expressed surprise at a London meeting attended by representatives of countries whose nationals lost their lives in the recent tragic plane crash in Iran. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said he was surprised over the remarks made at the statement. “We were surprised at …

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Boeing says its Starliner will be easy to refurbish

SpaceX has made a name for itself by producing space-faring hardware that is easily refurbished. The company’s Falcon rockets can be reused multiple times, reducing the turnaround time between launches and lowering costs. Now, with the battle between Boeing and SpaceX heating up, Boeing is boasting that its own Starliner …

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Genetically engineered mosquitoes halt Dengue spread

A new study published in the journal PLOS Pathogens in January 2020 reports the development of mosquitoes that have been genetically modified to resist infection by several types of the dengue virus. This is the first time ever that all types of the virus have been targeted by the engineering …

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Trump’s impeachment trial under way

US President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial has opened in the Senate, with the formal charges being read out ahead of the swearing in of all 100 senators as jurors. The Senate’s sergeant at arms called the proceedings to order and seven lawmakers prosecuting the charges, led by Adam Schiff of …

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Russian government resigns after Putin’s state of the nation address

On Wednesday, a few hours after the conclusion of Putin’s annual state of the nation address to the Federal Assembly, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced that his government would resign, effective immediately. Putin has nominated Mikhail Mishustin, an almost unknown figure, to be Medvedev’s successor and has asked the current …

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