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August 30, 2018

NASA: Small leak discovered on Russian side of International Space Station

NASA(MOSCOW) -- A small pressure leak was discovered on the International Space Station, according to NASA. Flight controllers at mission control centers in Houston and Moscow began seeing signs of the leak Wednesday night when the six-member crew aboard the orbital outpost were asleep. Flight controllers monitored the situation until the crew awakened at their normal time Thursday morning "since they were in no danger," NASA said in a media release. Crew members then conducted "extensive checks..
August 30, 2018

US weighs ‘genocide’ designation for Rohingya crisis

Paula Bronstein/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Three days after the United Nations released its report saying Myanmar's military had "genocidal intent" in its massacre last year of the Rohingya, the U.S. is still weighing whether to use the same term to characterize the slaughter that drove over 700,000 refugees from their homes and across the border into Bangladesh. It's an important designation that has sparked an internal battle in the Trump administration about how to proceed and what..
August 29, 2018

Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan meet Lin-Manuel Miranda at special ‘Hamilton’ performance

Samir Hussein/WireImage via Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are "in the room where it happens." The newlyweds are attending a gala performance of the hit musical “Hamilton” Wednesday at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre. Harry, 33, and Meghan, 37, and the show’s creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, are special guests at the performance, which benefits Harry’s charity, Sentebale. The trio are expected to meet the cast and crew of “Hamilton” and give speeches after Wednesday night’s..
August 29, 2018

Mattis: US support to Saudi coalition in Yemen not unconditional

Zach Gibson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- American military support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen is dependent on that coalition avoiding civilian casualties, Defense Secretary James Mattis told reporters. His comments followed the release of a United Nations report that highlighted deadly coalition airstrikes in Yemen's three year old civil war as potential war crimes because it resulted in the deaths of thousands of civilians. Mattis said at a Pentagon news conference on Tuesday that..