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More U.S.-Sent Humanitarian Aid for Venezuela Lands in Colombia

More U.S.-Sent Humanitarian Aid for Venezuela Lands in ColombiaU.S. military airplanes loaded with food, medicine and hygiene kits took off from Homestead Air Reserve Base in Miami and landed at the Colombian border city of Cucuta on Saturday. The aid now sits alongside relief supplies that arrived on Feb. 8.



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Urging Gulf states to heal rift, Pompeo lands in Riyadh

Urging Gulf states to heal rift, Pompeo lands in RiyadhSaudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and non-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member Egypt cut diplomatic, transport and trade ties with Qatar in June 2017, accusing it of supporting terrorism and their regional foe Shi’ite Muslim Iran – something Doha denies. The United States, an ally of the six-nation Sunni Muslim GCC, sees the rift as a threat to efforts to contain Iran and has pushed for a united Gulf front. “When we have a common challenge, disputes between countries with shared objectives are never helpful,” Pompeo, who is on a tour of the Middle East, told a news conference in the Qatari capital, Doha.



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China Successfully Lands on Far Side of Moon

China Successfully Lands on Far Side of MoonChang'e 4 is a crucial success for the Chinese space program.



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Sudan president lands in Syria in 1st visit by Arab leader

Sudan president lands in Syria in 1st visit by Arab leaderDAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Sudan's president on Sunday became the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since civil war erupted there nearly eight years ago.



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Sexual assault on Spirit flight lands man in prison for 9 years

Sexual assault on Spirit flight lands man in prison for 9 yearsProsecutors said Prabhu Ramamoorthy "committed one of the most brazen airplane sexual assaults ever prosecuted in this district."



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Cheers as Mars InSight spacecraft lands on Red Planet

Cheers as Mars InSight spacecraft lands on Red PlanetCheers and applause erupted at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Monday as a waist-high unmanned lander, called InSight, touched down on Mars, capping a nearly seven-year journey from design to launch to landing. The dramatic arrival of the $ 993 million spacecraft — designed to listen for quakes and tremors as a way to unveil the Red Planet’s inner mysteries, how it formed billions of years ago and, by extension, how other rocky planets like Earth took shape — marked the eighth successful landing on Mars in NASA’s history. “Touchdown confirmed,” a mission control operator at NASA said, as pent-up anxiety and excitement surged through the room, and dozens of scientists leapt from their seats to embrace each other.



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InSight Mission Lands On Mars, Beams Back First Photo From Its New Home

InSight Mission Lands On Mars, Beams Back First Photo From Its New HomeAfter an epic journey that lasted seven months and carried it more than 300 million miles through space, NASA’s historic InSight mission has finally landed on Mars. The InSight Mars lander touched down on Elysium Planitia, just north of the Martian equator, at around 2.54 p.m. EST earlier today — and has already sent home its first photo from its new home. According to NASA, mission engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, have picked up a radio signal — either coming from the InSight lander or from one of the two MarCO mini-satellites accompanying the mission — which let them know that the spacecraft has made contact with the Martian soil.



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NASA’s InSight Spacecraft Lands Successfully On Mars After 300-Million-Mile Journey

NASA’s InSight Spacecraft Lands Successfully On Mars After 300-Million-Mile JourneyAfter nearly seven months and more than 300 million miles, NASA's InSight



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Saudi prince lands in UAE on first foreign tour since Khashoggi murder

Saudi prince lands in UAE on first foreign tour since Khashoggi murderSaudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman embarked Thursday on a regional tour starting with the United Arab Emirates, his first official trip abroad since critic Jamal Khashoggi’s murder tipped the kingdom into crisis. Prince Mohammed will visit a “number of brotherly” Arab states at the request of his father, King Salman, the royal court said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency, without naming the countries. Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed welcomed him on his first stop in the UAE, a close ally that is part of a Saudi-led coalition battling Iran-aligned Huthi rebels in Yemen, according to the Emirati state news agency WAM.



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Fly Jamaica: Boeing passenger plane crash lands at Guyana airport after 'technical problem' on way to Toronto

Fly Jamaica: Boeing passenger plane crash lands at Guyana airport after 'technical problem' on way to TorontoA Fly Jamaica plane has been forced into a crash landing at a Guyana airport after developing a “technical problem” en route to Toronto, leaving at least six passengers injured. In the emergency landing the aircraft overran the airstrip, crashed through a perimeter fence and came to a rest a few feet in front of a steep ditch. The airline issued a statement saying: “We can confirm that flight OJ256 bound for Toronto has returned to Georgetown with a technical problem and has suffered an accident on landing.



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