Countdown confirmed for Tom Cruise space mission
24 September 2020 | 7:09 am
Tom Cruise has been given a launch date for his mission to space.
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Rocket Lab launched the first of two NASA storm-tracking satellites into orbit from a launch complex in New Zealand. The mission hopes to to improve weather forecasting for powerful tropical cyclones.
German lawmakers have given the green light for the country's troops to remain in Mali until May 31, 2024, at the latest. The opposition called for a troop withdrawal by the end of this year.
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After talks in Kyiv, the African delegation has met Russian President Vladimir Putin to urge an end to the conflict. Meanwhile, Ukraine says its counteroffensive is advancing in the south.
Mali's foreign minister has accused the UN mission of failing to respond to security challenges. The peacekeeping mission was established in 2013 to stabilize the country amid a jihadi insurgency.
Greeting and gesturing towards the crowd, Cruise walked around the outside of the Hassler Roma hotel's entrance along with several security personnel.
Mali's relations with the West have deteriorated sharply since a 2020 military coup in the country. The junta has rallied behind Russia and brought in the paramilitary Wagner Group to meet its security needs.
India on Friday sent its Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft on a mission to land on the moon, hoping to join the three other countries that have managed the feat.
Defense minister Boris Pistorius says Germany's armed forces are experiencing major difficulties in recruiting new members. It is hampering efforts to strengthen the Bundeswehr following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Chandrayaan-3 is India's second attempt to administer a controlled moon landing, after a failed attempt in 2019. Only the US, Russia and China have previously achieved a controlled lunar landing.
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Russia's space agency has returned its focus to the moon, almost 50 years since the Soviet Union's last lunar landing. The mission's official aim is to search for frozen water near the moon's south pole.
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