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China expands lunar partnerships, preps for Shenzhou-18

Beijing, April 24 (UNI) China's National Space Administration (CNSA) announced new partnerships for the International Lunar Research Station (ILRS) during the Space Day of China in Wuhan. Nicaragua, the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation, and the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences joined the project.
The ILRS will be built in three phases, with completion expected by 2030.
China is making final preparations to send the Shenzhou-18 crew into low-Earth orbit on Thursday as part of its ambitious space program to put people on the moon by 2030.
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20 IS suspects detained in western Turkey

20 May 2024 | 6:21 PM

Ankara, May 20 (UNI) Turkish police detained on Monday 20 suspected members of the Islamic State (IS) in a large operation in Turkey's western province of Izmir, local media reported.

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Iranian President Raisi, FM Amir-Abdollahian killed in chopper crash; Iran declares 5 days' mourning

Iranian President Raisi, FM Amir-Abdollahian killed in chopper crash; Iran declares 5 days' mourning

20 May 2024 | 6:15 PM

Tehran, May 20 (UNI) Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian along with some other senior Iranian officials have died in a helicopter crash in northwestern Iran, Iranian authorities confirmed on Monday after overnight searches located the wreckage of the missing crashed chopper in a mountainous area.

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Philippine Senate President Zubiri steps down, Escudero sworn in

20 May 2024 | 5:31 PM

Manila, May 20 (UNI) Philippine Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri Monday confirmed that he is stepping down. Francis Escudero was sworn in as the new chief of the legislative body.

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Singaporean authority arrests 159 drug offenders

20 May 2024 | 5:22 PM

Singapore, May 20 (UNI) Singapore's Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said Monday that it arrested 159 suspected drug offenders, including a 14-year-old student, in an island-wide anti-drug operation from May 6 to 17.

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Bodies of Iranian President Raisi, FM Amir-Abdollahian retrieved from wreckage

20 May 2024 | 4:57 PM

Tehran, May 20 (UNI) The bodies of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and other officials killed in a helicopter crash in northwestern Iran have been retrieved and taken to Tabriz, an official said.

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