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NASA: Mystery object is 54-year-old rocket, not asteroid

NASA: Mystery object is 54-year-old rocket, not asteroid

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A mysterious object temporarily orbiting Earth is a 54-year-old rocket, not an asteroid after all, astronomers confirmed Wednesday.
S. Koreans take college entrance exam amid viral resurgence

S. Koreans take college entrance exam amid viral resurgence

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Hundreds of thousands of masked students in South Korea, including 41 confirmed COVID-19 patients, took the highly competitive university entrance exam Thursday despite a viral resurgence that forced authorities to toughen
6 missing, homes destroyed in southeast Alaska landslide

6 missing, homes destroyed in southeast Alaska landslide

JUNEAU, Alaska — Six people were missing after a mudslide measuring an estimated two football fields across slammed into a neighbourhood in the southeast Alaska community of Haines, Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday.

Southeast Turkey shaken by 5.0 magnitude quake

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s disaster authority and the U.S. Geological Survey say a 5.0 magnitude earthquake has struck Siirt in southeastern Turkey.
Roddy Ricch has Apple Music's top album, song of 2020

Roddy Ricch has Apple Music's top album, song of 2020

NEW YORK — Roddy Ricch is the king of Apple Music: The rapper has the music platform’s most-streamed song and album of the year.
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai denied bail on fraud charge

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai denied bail on fraud charge

HONG KONG — Outspoken Hong Kong pro-democracy advocate and media tycoon Jimmy Lai was refused bail on Thursday on a fraud charge amid a growing crackdown on dissent in the semi-autonomous city.
Thai prime minister acquitted of ethics breach, retains post

Thai prime minister acquitted of ethics breach, retains post

BANGKOK — Thailand’s highest court on Wednesday acquitted Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha of breaching ethics clauses in the country’s constitution, allowing him to stay in his job at a time he's fending off calls for his resignation from student-le
Ex-French leader Valery Giscard d'Estaing dies at age 94

Ex-French leader Valery Giscard d'Estaing dies at age 94

PARIS — Valery Giscard d’Estaing, the president of France from 1974 to 1981 who became a champion of European integration, died on Wednesday. He was 94.
Waiting for passengers, American puts Boeing Max in the air

Waiting for passengers, American puts Boeing Max in the air

DALLAS — American Airlines is taking its long-grounded Boeing 737 Max jets out of storage, updating key flight-control software, and flying the planes in preparation for the first flights with paying passengers later this month.
Britain OKs Pfizer vaccine and will begin shots within days

Britain OKs Pfizer vaccine and will begin shots within days

LONDON — Britain became the first country in the world to authorize a rigorously tested COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday and could be dispensing shots within days — a historic step toward eventually ending the outbreak that has killed more than 1.