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Cassini Probe Sees Nile-Like River on Saturn Moon

Posted December 12th, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The international Cassini space probe, which has been orbiting Saturn and its moons since 2004, has sent detailed new images of a remarkable, Nile-like river valley on Saturn’s moon Titan. The river stretches more than 400 kilometers from its headwaters’ and flows into a large sea. It is the first time astronomers have seen a […]

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UN’s Ban Joins S.Korean Rapper Psy in ‘Gangnam’ Dance

Posted October 25th, 2012 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon joined South Korean rap phenomenon Psy in his trademark “Gangnam Style” dance moves Tuesday at U.N. headquarters. Speaking to reporters, Mr. Ban said he was “a bit jealous” of his countryman, lamenting that Psy’s meteoric rise to global popularity means he is no longer “the most famous Korean in […]

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Korea’s Sun Myung Moon, Founder of Unification Church, Dead at 92

Posted September 3rd, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church and one of the most prominent Koreans in the world, has died. He was 92 years old. The Unification Church in South Korea said its founder succumbed to complications from pneumonia on Monday in a church-run hospital east of Seoul. Reverend Moon’s global business empire is worth […]

Founder of the Unification Church Dies at 92

Posted September 2nd, 2012 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the Unification Church and one of the most prominent Koreans in the world, has died. He was 92. The Unification Church in South Korea said Sunday that its founder succumbed to complications from pneumonia in a church-run hospital east of Seoul. Reverend Moon’s global business empire is worth billions […]

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Founder of the Unification Church Dies at 92

Posted September 2nd, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the Unification Church and one of the most prominent Koreans in the world, has died. He was 92. The Unification Church said Sunday its founder succumbed to complications from pneumonia in a church-run hospital east of Seoul. Moon’s global dynasty is possibly still worth billions of dollars, while his […]

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China Plans to Land Probe on Moon’s Surface

Posted July 30th, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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China says it plans to land its first probe on the moon in the second half of 2013. The Chang’e-3 probe will carry a rover unit that can explore the lunar surface. The official China Daily newspaper says the Chang’e-3’s rover will be China’s most sophisticated robot, and will have a radar that can scan […]

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UN Secretary-General Wins 2nd Term

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations General Assembly has voted to keep Ban Ki-moon as the head of the world body for another five years. The 192-nation assembly Tuesday unanimously approved a second term for Secretary General Ban, set to begin on January 1. Last week, the Security Council endorsed the bid of Mr. Ban, a 67-year-old former […]

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UN Secretary-General Expected to Win 2nd Term

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations General Assembly is expected to reconfirm Ban Ki-moon for a second five-year term as the world’s top diplomat. The vote in the 192-nation assembly is expected Tuesday afternoon. Last week, the Security Council endorsed the bid of Mr. Ban, a 67-year-old former South Korean foreign minister. Mr. Ban said he was “deeply […]

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Security Council Recommends UN Chief for 2nd Term

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council has recommended the re-election of Ban Ki-moon for a second term as U.N. chief. The Security Council officially endorsed Mr. Ban on Friday. Speaking from the capital of Brazil, where he is on a Latin American tour, Mr. Ban said he was “deeply honored” by the vote. The former South […]

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Security Council Recommends UN Chief for 2nd Term

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council has recommended the re-election of Ban Ki-moon for a second term as U.N. chief. The Security Council officially endorsed Mr. Ban on Friday. The former South Korean foreign minister faced no other candidates. His bid earned the backing of the United States and other key Security Council members. If any […]

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