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Vietnam launches probe into American detained for 'public disorder'

Vietnam launches probe into American detained for 'public disorder'Vietnam police have launched a formal criminal investigation into an American man who was among dozens arrested last week during rare protests that erupted across the authoritarian state. American citizen William Anh Nguyen, 32, was detained in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday during a massive rally protesting a government proposal to grant lengthy land leases in new special economic zones. Many protesters expressed fear the land would be handed to China, and thousands gathered in several cities across the country to demand the government not lease land to Beijing for “even one day”.



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Zachary Cruz, Brother of Parkland Shooting Suspect, Launches Anti-Bullying Initiative

Zachary Cruz, Brother of Parkland Shooting Suspect, Launches Anti-Bullying InitiativeCruz's brother is accused of killing 17 people on Valentine's Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.



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SpaceX launches most powerful Falcon 9 yet

SpaceX launches most powerful Falcon 9 yetThe rocket is designed to require far less maintenance and refurbishment between flights, and is certified to carry humans to space later this year when SpaceX launches its Dragon crew capsule to the International Space Station. The Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket’s main goal for its maiden mission was to propel a communications satellite for Bangladesh, called Bangabandhu Satellite-1, to a geostationary transfer orbit roughly 22,000 miles (35,000 kilometers) above Earth.



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First NASA lander to study Mars' interior launches from California

First NASA lander to study Mars' interior launches from CaliforniaThe Mars InSight probe lifted off from the central California coast at 4:05 a.m.PDT, treating early-rising residents across a wide swath of the state to the luminous pre-dawn spectacle of the first U.S. interplanetary spacecraft to be launched over the Pacific. The lander will be carried aloft for NASA and its Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) atop a two-stage, 19-story Atlas 5 rocket from the fleet of United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co.



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Saudi king launches building of entertainment mega-park

Saudi king launches building of entertainment mega-parkSaudi Arabia’s King Salman has launched construction of an “entertainment city” near Riyadh, part of a series of multi-billion dollar projects aimed at helping the oil-dependent kingdom diversify its economy. The project is part of a sweeping reform and investment programme dubbed “Vision 2030″, the brainchild of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who also attended the launch ceremony at the site on Saturday evening. In February, Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority said it would stage more than 5,000 festivals and concerts in 2018, double last year’s figure, and pump $ 64 billion (53 billion euros) into the sector in the coming decade.



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Saudi king launches building of entertainment mega-park

Saudi king launches building of entertainment mega-parkSaudi Arabia’s King Salman has launched construction of an “entertainment city” near Riyadh, part of a series of multi-billion dollar projects aimed at helping the oil-dependent kingdom diversify its economy. The project is part of a sweeping reform and investment programme dubbed “Vision 2030″, the brainchild of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who also attended the launch ceremony at the site on Saturday evening. In February, Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority said it would stage more than 5,000 festivals and concerts in 2018, double last year’s figure, and pump $ 64 billion (53 billion euros) into the sector in the coming decade.



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Japan launches Marines unit amid China's growing presence

Japan launches Marines unit amid China's growing presenceJapan’s military on Saturday launched its first Marines unit, tasked with defending remote islands in the face of China’s growing maritime presence in the region. The Self-Defence Forces’ amphibious fighting unit staged an exercise with US Marines at Sasebo in western Japan following the inauguration ceremony. The 2,100-member brigade, based in Sasebo, will be responsible for defending remote islands and retaking them if they are invaded.



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New York Attorney General Launches Investigation Into Police Killing Of Black Man

New York Attorney General Launches Investigation Into Police Killing Of Black ManThe New York attorney general's office is opening an investigation into the



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Matt Barnes Launches Scholarship Fund For Stephon Clark's Sons

Matt Barnes Launches Scholarship Fund For Stephon Clark's SonsEx-NBA player Matt Barnes announced that he will be launching a scholarship



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Russia test launches new 'Satan 2' nuclear missile

Russia test launches new 'Satan 2' nuclear missileTensions escalate as Russia test launches new “Satan 2” nuclear missile. There is no confirmation about whether Russia notified the United States in advance of the launch.



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