China’s far side of the moon mission is just the start of its space ambitions

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Hong Kong (CNN)As you read this, a spindly-looking silver robot with a satellite dish for a head is exploring places never seen up close before by humans. The front page of Friday’s China Daily, a state-run newspaper, featured a large photo of scientists at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center reacting to the touchdown, alongside one […]

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India’s #MeToo moment? Media and entertainment industry shaken by allegations

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New Delhi (CNN)A year after the fall of US movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, a flurry of allegations of sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior has shaken the Indian media and entertainment industries, prompting many to ask if the #MeToo movement has finally arrived in the world’s largest democracy. The movement appears to have been prompted by […]

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Australian filmmaker James Ricketson found guilty of espionage in Cambodia

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(CNN)Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has been sentenced to six years in a Cambodian prison, after being found guilty of spying for an unnamed country. Ricketson’s lawyer Sam Onn Kong told CNN that Ricketson would seek a royal pardon, which could take up to a month to be decided. Meanwhile his family urged the Australian government […]

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Global unicorn exits hit multi-year high in 2018

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Joanna Glasner As you can see, we’re already well ahead of last year’s totals. On the IPO front, not only are the 2018 unicorn offerings more numerous, they’re also bigger. In 2017, out of 16 unicorn IPOs, there were two at initial valuations above $10 billion (Snap and online insurer ZhongAn). So far this year, […]

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Did Chris Collins Forget the Martha Stewart Trial?

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The day after Christmas 2001, Sam Waksal, the chief executive of ImClone Systems, began selling off shares in the company after learning that the Food and Drug Administration according to the indictment. Then Cameron Collins gave the information to his future father-in-law, Stephen Zarsky. Cameron Collins also told his fiancée and his future mother-in-law. They […]

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Record-breaking temperatures leave 29 dead in South Korean heatwave

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Seoul, South Korea (CNN)As many as 29 people have died due to heatstroke in South Korea, according to the South Korean Ministry of Health, Welfare and Disease Control. On the northern side of the Korean demilitarized zone, state media KCNA republished an editorial from state newspaper Rodong Sinmun on Thursday, which said “this year’s high […]

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Thai cave rescue: Soccer team found alive one kilometer underground

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Chiang Rai, Thailand (CNN)Thais reacted with relief and jubilation after rescue teams reported that they’d found all 12 boys and their soccer coach alive in a cave in Thailand nine days after the group went missing. “We are coming, many people are coming. Many people, we are the first.” The dazed boys, unaware of how […]

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The Rich Are Betting On Living to 100

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survey, 53 percent of wealthy investors said they expected to live to 100. Hitting triple digits won’t be easy, but it’s not as outlandish as it used to be. The average Japanese woman now has a life expectancy of 87, OECD study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found. For men, the gap […]

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Chinas Vast Intercontinental Building Plan Is Gaining Momentum

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Here’s a Quicktake on what Xi describes as the ‘project of the century’ The program isn’t without controversy: debt began operations last year, allowing crude supplies from the Middle East and Africa to reach China faster as shipments no longer need to be transported through the Straits of Malacca and the South China Sea. The […]

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