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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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South African ruling party holds onto power

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/10/19, 11:18 am

The African National Congress (ANC) party had secured a victory in South Africa’s general elections by Friday, but its diminishing majority revealed growing dissatisfaction with the party that has ruled for 25 years. The ANC clinched 57 percent of the votes with 80 percent of the ballots counted. The opposition Democratic Alliance party came in second with 21 percent of the vote. It marks the first time the ruling party secured less than a 60 percent victory since the country’s first free vote in 1994.

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A global outlook dominated by stress and worry

International | Gallup poll attempts to track the emotional health of people around the world
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/29/19, 01:19 pm

GLOBAL: The most positive country in the world is Paraguay, and the most negative is Chad, according to a Gallup poll that surveyed 150,000 people in about 140 countries in a bid to track the world’s emotional health. Pollsters found worry and stress up everywhere, and while the United States ranked 39th overall, Americans joined Greeks in being the most stressed populations in the world.

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