NASA mission to divert asteroid off course launches
24 November 2021 | 3:08 pm
NASA is launching a spacecraft probe that will smash into an asteroid to veer it off course. The mission is a test run, designed to see if the same approach could one day work on a rock on a collision course with Earth.
3 May 2021
Ingenuity, the first ever human-built aircraft to fly on another planet, has gotten a reprieve after successfully completing four out of five planned flights.
26 May 2021
Germany's Federal Cartel Office is probing tech giant Google under amended competition laws. The antitrust authority now has powers to prohibit major digital corporations from engaging in anti-competitive practices.
5 Jun 2021
NASA is launching two new missions to Venus at the end of the decade to find out why the planet became "an inferno-like world." The missions will take place from 2028 to 2030.
23 Jun 2021
A key target of the investigation will be Apple's App Store, which allows the company to have influence over the business activities of third parties.
23 Jun 2021
The Taliban continues to take over districts across Afghanistan as the US and its NATO allies continue a military pullout. The UN has warned that provincial capital cities could soon fall into the hands of militants.
2 Jul 2021
The House will form a new committee to investigate the breach of the US Capitol in January. Every Democrat in the chamber, along with two Republicans, voted for the measure.
2 Aug 2021
Israel launches its campaign to give over-60s coronavirus booster shots, becoming the first country to widely offer a third dose of a western vaccine to citizens.
10 Aug 2021
The Perseverance rover is on a mission to hunt for signs of past life on Mars. But something went wrong in its first attempt to gather rock samples.
23 Aug 2021
The violence is one of the worst since the 11-day Israel-Hamas conflict in May. A 13-year-old Palestinian boy and an Israeli Border Police solider were among those critically injured.
11 Sep 2021
NASA's Perseverance rover succeeded on its second try to scoop up rocks on Mars. While the first effort failed, this second attempt has excited Earth-based scientists.
26 Sep 2021
Cuban authorities launch a national campaign to vaccinate children aged two to 18 against Covid-19. With the Delta variant spreading across the island of 11.2 million, the country's health care system has been pushed to the brink, and the government says it will only gradually re-open schools for in-person instruction in October after the vaccination campaign among children is completed.
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More migrants have died at the Moroccan-Spanish border this year than ever before. Human rights activists are calling the Moroccan border guards criminals.
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Big questions are again being asked about the future of Germany's public broadcasters after Patricia Schlesinger, director of Berlin's public broadcaster RBB, resigned over mismanagement charges.
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The European Commission said that Greece had delivered on the bulk of its fiduciary commitments, marking a formal end to the debt crisis that began in 2010 and led to friction between Athens and European creditors.
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North Dakota is a hub of the US hydraulic fracturing industry and the country's second-biggest oil producer. Surging demand for fracked oil and gas amid the Ukraine war means booming business, sidelining green energy.
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A report released by Amnesty International marking one year since the withdrawal of US and NATO troops concludes that the Taliban has decimated the rights of girls and women in Afghanistan. To understand exactly what's happening in the country today, FRANCE 24 spoke to Dr. Habiba Sarabi, a former Afghan minister for women's affairs and former governor of Bamiyan province. She urged the international community to "take responsibility for the Afghan people and Afghan women in particular".
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Firefighters in the German capital are still trying to secure an explosives disposal site amid a continuing wildfire. Parts of the wooded area are reportedly also littered with munitions.