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Scientists find an exotic black hole deemed a 'needle in a haystack'

Scientists find an exotic black hole deemed a ‘needle in a haystack’

An artist’s impression showing what the binary star system VFTS 243 – containing a black hole and a large luminous star orbiting each other – might look like if we were observing it up close is seen in this undated handout image. The system, which is located in the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic …

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Why world's first malaria shot won't reach millions of children who need it

Why world’s first malaria shot won’t reach millions of children who need it

LONDON/KISUMU, Kenya, July 13 (Reuters) – After decades of work, the World Health Organization endorsed the first-ever malaria vaccine last year – a historic milestone that promised to drive back a disease that kills a child every minute. In reality, efforts are falling well short of that, with a lack of funding and commercial potential …

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Kyiv strikes Russian-held area in southern Ukraine in rocket attack

Kyiv strikes Russian-held area in southern Ukraine in rocket attack

Ukrainian military says strike in Kherson region kills 52 Heavy shelling by both sides in Donbas Grain exports on agenda of talks due Wednesday in Istanbul KYIV, July 13 (Reuters) – Ukraine launched long-range rocket attacks on Russian forces in southern Ukraine and destroyed an ammunition store, its military said, as Russia continued to pound …

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China says it 'drove' away US destroyer that sailed near disputed islands

China says it ‘drove’ away US destroyer that sailed near disputed islands

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65), forward-deployed to the US 7th Fleet area of ​​operations, conducts underway operations in the South China Sea, in this handout picture released on July 13, 2022. US Navy/ Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, July 13 (Reuters) – A US …

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Exclusive: US weighs resumption of offensive arms sales to Saudis, sources say

Exclusive: US weighs resumption of offensive arms sales to Saudis, sources say

WASHINGTON/RIYADH, July 11 (Reuters) – The Biden administration is discussing the possible lifting of its ban on US sales of offensive weapons to Saudi Arabia, but any final decision is expected to hinge on whether Riyadh makes progress toward ending the war in neighboring Yemen, according to four people familiar with the matter. Senior Saudi …

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Mourners throng Abe's wake as his dark party secures Japan election win

Mourners throng Abe’s wake as his dark party secures Japan election win

Ruling coalition increases majority in upper house vote Hundreds pay respects to slain ex-first at temple Abe shot Friday in crime that stunned nation Controversial church says suspect’s mother is a follower TOKYO/NARA, July 11 (Reuters) – Mourners streamed into a temple in Tokyo to pay their respects to Japan’s slain former premier Shinzo Abe …

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Mother of Abe killing suspect is Unification Church member, church says

Mother of Abe killing suspect is Unification Church member, church says

TOKYO, July 11 (Reuters) – The mother of the man arrested for the killing of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is a member of the Unification Church, the head of its Japanese arm said on Monday. Tetsuya Yamagami, an unemployed 41-year-old, has been identified by police as the suspect who approached Abe and opened …

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Macau shuts all its casinos to curb COVID, gaming shares plunge

Macau shuts all its casinos to curb COVID, gaming shares plunge

Residents wearing face masks line up to get tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Macau, China July 4, 2022. REUTERS/John Mak Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register More than 30 zones across the city locked down Four rounds of mass COVID testing slated this week Macau’s casinos have been effectively shut …

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