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Swiss team claims 1st jump, free fall from solar plane

A Swiss team working to take a solar-powered plane to the edge of space says it has performed the first jump and free fall from an electric aircraft

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Pompeo in Sudan, top US official to visit since uprising

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Sudan, the top U.S. official to visit the African country since last year’s ouster of its autocratic leader, Omar al-Bashir

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Lawyer tells UN judges Mladic may not be fit for key hearing

A lawyer for Ratko Mladic has told a U.N. court that the former Bosnian Serb military chief may not be mentally fit to take part in an appeal hearing against his convictions for crimes including genocide committed throughout the 1992-95 Bosnian War

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Alibaba's Ant Group files for IPO in Hong Kong, Shanghai

Ant Group, the financial technology arm of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, on Tuesday filed for a dual-listing in Hong Kong and Shanghai, in what would likely be the world’s largest initial public stock offering since the coronavirus pandemic began

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Africa now free of wild poliovirus, but polio threat remains

Health authorities are poised to declare the African continent free of the wild poliovirus after decades of effort

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Army chief: Suicide bombers behind deadly Philippine attacks

The Philippine army chief says two Islamic militants who blew themselves up were responsible for the bombings that killed at least 14 people and wounded 75 more in the country’s worst extremist attack this year

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

French troops stay in Mali after coup, no end in sight

Less than two months ago, French President Emmanuel Macron, standing with five West African leaders, said that “we are all convinced that victory is possible” in the war against terrorism spearheaded by France in 2013

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Greta Thunberg returns to school in Sweden after year off

Greta Thunberg is heading back to school after a year off

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Turkey detains IS suspect planning 'sensational' attack

Turkey's state-run news agency says police in Istanbul have detained a suspected Islamic State group militant who was allegedly planning a “sensational” attack in the city

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Credit Suisse to shut 37 bank branches in Switzerland

Swiss bank Credit Suisse says it plans to close 37 branches in its home country as part of an effort to streamline its business, and some job cuts are inevitable

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

German FM heads to Greece, Turkey as regional tension mounts

Germany's foreign minister is heading to Greece and Turkey Tuesday in an effort to ease increasing tension between the two neighbors that are at loggerheads over prospecting rights in the eastern Mediterranean

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Marquez, Rockies to take on Young, Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks play the Colorado Rockies

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

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