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The first all-private team of astronauts sent to the International Space Station arrived safely on Saturday to begin a week-long mission hailed as a milestone in commercial spaceflight. The rendezvous came about 21 hours after the four-man team representing Houston-based startup company Axiom Space lifted off on Friday from Nasa’s Kennedy Space Center, riding a …

Senior US embassy diplomats in London, backed by the US national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, have directly warned the UK’s Brexit negotiator, Lord Frost, that he will inflame tensions in Northern Ireland if he does not compromise over border checks. A meeting between the US charge d’affaires Yael Lampert, currently America’s most senior diplomat in …

By Olivana Lathouris03:42 The Mehi River recorded a major flood peak this morning of 10.4 metres after evacuation warnings were issued overnight. The state is forecast to experience mostly benign conditions for the remainder of the week, but the bureau’s Victoria Dodds said NSW is “not out of the woods yet”.   “The heightened flood …

Here’s what you need to know: Pope Francis arriving at Baghdad International Airport on Friday.Credit…Andrew Medichini/Associated Press Pope Francis arrived in Baghdad on Friday for a three-day visit to Iraq, undeterred by suggestions that his trip might fuel a surge in coronavirus cases, undaunted by the precarious security situation and committed to offering support to …

WUHAN, China (AP) — A global team of researchers arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to prevent embarrassing discoveries. The 10-member team sent to Wuhan by the World Health Organization was approved …

By Olivana Lathouris21:50 Australia’s Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly said he is “concerned” debate over the efficacy of the AstraZeneca vaccine could undermine public trust in the country’s vaccination plan. Mr Kelly said concerns about the ability of the drug to create herd immunity was not justified at this stage of the process, and Australians …

Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, left, with his lawyer, Eliot Lauer, leaves federal court in New York following a 2016 hearing. The former U.S. Navy analyst who spent three decades in prison after pleading guilty to spying for Israel, has arrived in Israel a month after the Justice Department allowed his parole to expire. Larry Neumeister/AP …

Posted: Jul 8, 2020 / 05:11 AM EDT / Updated: Jul 8, 2020 / 05:34 AM EDT Live Guardian Radar remains fairly quiet again to start another workday morning across Indiana. With sunrise comes another hot day with isolated, afternoon storms. Today should mark our 6th straight 90° day and our 10th 90+ degree day …

SpaceX’s robotic Dragon cargo capsule arrived at the International Space Station early this morning (March 9), delivering more than 4,300 lbs. (1,950 kilograms) of supplies to the orbiting lab. NASA astronaut Jessica Meir used the station’s huge Canadarm robotic arm to capture Dragon at 6:25 a.m. EDT (1025 GMT), while the two spacecraft were 262 …

After days in coronavirus limbo, the Grand Princess cruise ship arrived at the Port of Oakland on Monday — and suddenly the city found itself at the center of a public health emergency. Gov. Gavin Newsom has said aggressive steps have been taken to get the passengers off the boat without jeopardizing public health. Most …