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India moon mission delayed

International | Historic launch called off at the last minute
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/15/19, 01:57 pm

INDIA: Less than an hour before liftoff, the national space agency called off the launch of an unmanned rover, which was scheduled for the early hours of Monday and had ignited national interest. The launch was set to take place just as the United States marks the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing on Saturday.

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Lambert case ignites euthanasia debate in France

International | The quadriplegic dies after doctors remove his feeding tube
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/11/19, 02:26 pm

FRANCE: Vincent Lambert, the quadriplegic at the center of a euthanasia battle, has died. The case highlights the complexities in French law on difficult end-of-life cases, and was used to press for legalizing euthanasia.

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U.K.: Iran confronted British commercial vessel in Persian Gulf

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/11/19, 11:01 am

Three Iranian paramilitary boats attempted to impede a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Wednesday, according to the British government. The Iranian vessels tried to block the British Heritage but retreated when Britain’s HMS Montrose warship positioned itself between the two ships and issued verbal warnings, the British navy said. “We are concerned by this action and continue to urge the Iranian authorities to de-escalate the situation in the region,” British government officials said.

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