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SpaceX test Saturday could be final one before firm carries people (34)
Paul Brinkmann ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- SpaceX plans a final test launch of its Crew Dragon capsule in Florida on Saturday to prove it can carry astronauts to safety in an emergency - a fiery demonstration that will destroy a Falcon 9 rocket. Liftoff is set for 8 a.m., with a four-hour window in case of delays.
Simpsons actor to quit voicing Apu following racism controversy (19)
"Simpsons" actor Hank Azaria will no longer voice the Indian character Apu, US media reported, more than two years after accusations of racism marred the long-running animated series. Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is the manager of the show's Kwik-E-Mart convenience store and a mainstay of the TV comedy, which recently celebrated its 30th year on air. He is voiced by white actor Azaria, whose marked accent for the role has
Taliban and the US aim to sign a deal by the end of the month - reports (14)
6 minutes ago What would you like to learn more about? Topics Fast News After the Trump administration declared the deal dead in September last year, reports suggest that negotiations between the two sides are back on track, with a deal imminent.
Floods, road closures in Australia as storms lash some bushfire-hit regions (16)
Thunderstorms lashed parts of Australia's east coast early on Saturday, causing road closures and flash flooding, but the country was still battling nearly 100 bushfires and some of the affected areas remained dry. Reuters Melbourne January 18, 2020 UPDATED: January 18, 2020 11:54 IST Floodwaters are seen during heavy rainfall at the Australian Reptile Park in Somersby, New South Wales.
UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer (13)
Associated Press LONDON: The British government has announced plans for special events on the night of January 31 when the country officially leaves the European Union but the country's treasury chief has admitted that some UK business sectors will suffer as a result. Sajid Javid told the Financial Times in an interview Saturday that Britain's regulations will not be aligned with the EU in the future and
Despite Rohingya raps, China, Myanmar defiant (16)
posted January 18, 2020 at 08:25 pm by AFP Naypyidaw, Myanmar-China and Myanmar inked dozens of mammoth infrastructure and trade deals after a meeting Saturday between President Xi Jinping and fallen rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi, as Beijing doubles down on its support for a government under fire for its treatment of Rohingya Muslims. FAST FRIENDS.
Jeffrey Epstein's attorney Alan Dershowitz will defend Donald Trump at his Senate trial with Ken Starr who investigated Bill Clinton also on the 'dream team' - as Monica Lewinsky says: 'Are you f* * *ing kidding me?' (17)
President Trump's legal team for the Senate impeachment trial will include lawyers Alan Dershowitz and Ken StarrDershowitz has become a defender of Trump on cable news, but most famously helped NFL player O.J.
UN sends 9 truckloads of aid for displaced Syrians (33)
Regime, allies intensify aggression in opposition-held area, triggering influx of refugees toward Turkey, Europe Cem Genco | 17.01.2020 FILE PHOTO HATAY, Turkey The United Nations on Friday dispatched nine truckloads of humanitarian aid for displaced civilians of Idlib, a war-weary city in northwestern Syria. The trucks entered Syria through the border crossing in Turkey's southern Hatay province.
Disney Dropping Fox From 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Studios Names (11)
By Kevin Billings 01/17/20 AT 3:19 PM KEY POINTS Disney has removed Fox from employee emails and is updating the studio logos, both set to debut in February Disney is reportedly undecided about renaming the TV production studios acquired from the Fox buyout Insider said decision was made to avoid confusion with Fox Corp.
China reports 4 more cases in viral pneumonia outbreak (114)
BEIJING (AP) - Four more cases have been identified in a viral pneumonia outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan that has killed two people and prompted countries as far away as the United States to take precautionary measures. The latest cases bring to 45 the number of people who have contracted the illness, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission said Saturday.
Aussie farmers count cost as bushfires kill 100K livestock (8)
posted January 18, 2020 at 08:15 pm by AFP Kangaroo Island, Australia-In the wake of ferocious bushfires that tore through Kangaroo Island, local farmer Rick Morris has endured the gruelling task of burying 400 sheep killed when most of his sprawling property went up in flames.