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Montreal master on mission to regain martial arts' credibility wins first fight in Vietnam
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Montreal master on mission to regain martial arts' credibility wins first fight in Vietnam

En Vnexpress - Pierre Francois Flores knocked his opponent out with a kick to the head.

Nasa will launch first ever neutron star mission via SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket
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Nasa will launch first ever neutron star mission via SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket

Yahoo News Nasa is all set to launch its first ever neutron-star mission, nearly 50 years after British astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell first discovered their existence. Nasa's Neutron Star Interior

NASA's New Mission Involves Traveling to the Sun and People are Volunteering as Tribute
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NASA's New Mission Involves Traveling to the Sun and People are Volunteering as Tribute

Yahoo News NASA is flying beyond the moon and headed to the stars - or at least, the biggest star closest to Earth. NASA announced on May 31 that the Parker Solar Probe will fly through the

Astronauts set to return after marathon ISS mission
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Astronauts set to return after marathon ISS mission

Yahoo News French astronaut Thomas Pesquet is due to return to Earth on Friday after a marathon 196-day trip that will fall just shy of a record space mission for a European. The world was a

Purdue joins Microsoft in five-year mission to create topological quantum computer
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Purdue joins Microsoft in five-year mission to create topological quantum computer

Yahoo News Microsoft’s big bet to build a usable quantum computer based on two-dimensional quasiparticles just got bigger. Purdue University says it has signed a five-year agreement with Microsoft to

Tricky mission: Romanian govt seeks OK to some corruption
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Tricky mission: Romanian govt seeks OK to some corruption

Yahoo News BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's government is on a high-risk mission: devise a legal and politically acceptable way to remove penalties for some types of official corruption.

Japan's troubled 'space junk' mission fails
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Japan's troubled 'space junk' mission fails

Yahoo News An experimental Japanese mission to clear 'space junk' or rubbish from the Earth's orbit has ended in failure, officials said Monday, in an embarassment for Tokyo. Over 100 million pieces

Abbas opens Vatican mission, warns over US embassy move
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Abbas opens Vatican mission, warns over US embassy move

Yahoo News Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas warned Saturday that moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would "not help the peace process," as he opened a Palestinian embassy to

China aircraft carrier capabilities tested on latest mission
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China aircraft carrier capabilities tested on latest mission

Yahoo News BEIJING (AP) — China's sole aircraft carrier has returned home following a three-week cruise during which its combat capabilities were closely scrutinized.

Colombia says U.N. staff dancing with rebels 'distorts' peace mission
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Colombia says U.N. staff dancing with rebels 'distorts' peace mission

Yahoo News Colombia's government on Wednesday asked a United Nations mission tasked with supervising the demobilization of Marxist FARC rebels to safeguard its neutrality, after the publication of a

Motiejunas' new mission with the Pelicans: Get Davis open
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Motiejunas' new mission with the Pelicans: Get Davis open

Yahoo News METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Donatas Motiejunas, the Pelicans' new 7-footer, might sound delusional to more cynical NBA observers.

US says shooting outside US embassy in Ankara, mission shut
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US says shooting outside US embassy in Ankara, mission shut

Ankara (AFP) - The United States on Tuesday closed its missions to Turkey for the day after a shooting incident overnight outside the American embassy in Ankara that followed the assassination of the

AU mission in Somalia says troops killed 6 at checkpoint
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AU mission in Somalia says troops killed 6 at checkpoint

The African Union mission in Somalia said Monday its troops had killed six people in a minibus which refused to stop at a checkpoint, responding to accusations it had gunned down civilians. AMISOM

SpaceX's 1st Mars Mission Won't Carry NASA Science Gear
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SpaceX's 1st Mars Mission Won't Carry NASA Science Gear

NASA doesn't plan to put any science instruments aboard SpaceX's first Mars mission, which could launch as early as 2018, agency officials said. NASA wants to wait until SpaceX proves it can pull off

Liberia asks UN to extend mission for another year
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Liberia asks UN to extend mission for another year

Liberia's government has asked the United Nations to extend its peacekeeping mission in the west African country for another year, until the next president takes office. "Liberia's Permanent

Manuel Valls: man on a mission to save the French left
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Manuel Valls: man on a mission to save the French left

Prime Minister Manuel Valls has a reputation for never ducking a fight. All eyes are on the Spanish-born premier after President Francois Hollande on Thursday took the country by surprise by saying

European Mars mission funding approved even after test lander's crash
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European Mars mission funding approved even after test lander's crash

European space agency (ESA) member states have approved another 450 million euros ($479 million) in funding for the ExoMars mission to the Red Planet, even after a test lander that was part of the

Nations OK European Space Agency's mission to Mars in 2020
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Nations OK European Space Agency's mission to Mars in 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Nations have approved an additional 440 million euros ($469 million) to fund the European Space Agency's next mission to Mars.

Canada stays with U.N. South Sudan mission despite concerns: memo
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Canada stays with U.N. South Sudan mission despite concerns: memo

Canada has extended its small deployment of soldiers with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan this year despite concerns about its viability and soldiers' safety, an internal

Space Scientists Rally Support for 2020 Asteroid-Deflection Mission
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Space Scientists Rally Support for 2020 Asteroid-Deflection Mission

If a large asteroid were headed for a direct hit with Earth, humanity probably couldn't count on Bruce Willis and a nuclear bomb to save the world from certain doom, "Armageddon"-style. That's the

German foreign ministry sees no change in commitment to Afghan mission after attack
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German foreign ministry sees no change in commitment to Afghan mission after attack

A spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry on Friday said he did not believe Thurday's attack on the German consulate in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif would alter Germany's view about

Kenya withdraws first batch of troops from U.N. South Sudan mission
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Kenya withdraws first batch of troops from U.N. South Sudan mission

The first batch of Kenyan troops who had served in a U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan arrived home on Wednesday, after Nairobi ordered them to withdraw in response to the sacking of the

Russia says U.N. South Sudan mission 'in ruins' after firing
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Russia says U.N. South Sudan mission 'in ruins' after firing

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia on Thursday criticized U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon's decision to fire a Kenyan peacekeeping commander in South Sudan as premature, saying the mission

Canada minister heads to Africa to set peacekeeping mission
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Canada minister heads to Africa to set peacekeeping mission

As Canada considers where to send troops as part of a commitment to boost UN peacekeeping efforts, its defense minister will visit Mali and Senegal starting Saturday, the government said Thursday.

UN agrees to press on with Colombia mission
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UN agrees to press on with Colombia mission

The UN Security Council agreed Monday to press on with the deployment of a new UN mission for Colombia that will monitor a ceasefire until a final peace deal is reached. The council endorsed