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SpaceX postpones first commercial launch due to strong wind

SpaceX postpones first commercial launch due to strong windSpaceX postponed Wednesday what would have been its first commercial launch with the Falcon Heavy rocket, citing strong wind in the upper atmosphere. The rocket is to carry a Saudi satellite operated by Arabsat, a year after sending founder Elon Musk’s red Tesla roadster into orbit as a test. The Falcon Heavy had been scheduled to lift off from the Kennedy Space center in Florida at 6:36 pm (2236 GMT) and place the six-ton Arabsat-6A satellite into geostationary orbit about 22,500 miles (36,000 kilometers) above the Earth.



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A century on, Basra's British-era shipyard going strong

A century on, Basra's British-era shipyard going strongThousands of ships, including former dictator Saddam Hussein’s yacht, have passed through the Iraqi shipyard’s three docks, where a giant steam engine hauls them out of the water and up the century-old wooden tracks. Mohammed Adnan, who has been operating the huge steam engine for six years now, says it is not easy. “They say they [the British] brought in the wood from Burma… we tried to drill a 1.5 inch nail into it once, we couldn’t,” said Jassim Hussain Sabour, the shipyard’s longest-serving worker.



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Strong earthquake rattles southeastern coast of Philippines

Strong earthquake rattles southeastern coast of PhilippinesA 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the southeastern coast of the Philippines around midday Saturday, local time, prompting fears of a tsunami. However, no tsunami was reported.



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Steady, Not Strong as Southeast Asia Faces Growth Risks in 2019

Steady, Not Strong as Southeast Asia Faces Growth Risks in 2019The Federal Reserve is set to keep everyone on edge as it navigates an even trickier interest-rate path in 2019, while the trade war between the U.S. and China is already hurting exports in the region. The Philippines might eke out a small gain in growth in 2019, if their bets that inflation will diminish come to fruition. “Asean growth and inflation look set to soften in 2019,” said Tamara Henderson at Bloomberg Economics.



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Florida to be battered by strong winds in the wake of Thursday's violent storms

Florida to be battered by strong winds in the wake of Thursday's violent stormsIn the wake of severe thunderstorms that damaged dozens of homes in Florida on Thursday, gusty winds on Friday will threaten to cause even more damage across the state.



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Strong earthquake rocks western Iran

Strong earthquake rocks western IranA strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Iran’s western province of Kermanshah late Sunday, the country’s institute of geophysics said, with local officials reporting some 260 people injured. The epicentre of the quake was 17 kilometres southwest of the city of Sarpol-e Zahab, according to the institute, which said it struck at a depth of 7 kilometres. At least 260 people were injured in Sarpol-e Zahab and the neighbouring city of Gilan-e Gharb, close to the Iraqi border, Kermanshah governor Houshang Bazvand told state television.



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California wildfires – live: Death toll climbs to 50 as strong winds bring new blazes near Los Angeles

California wildfires - live: Death toll climbs to 50 as strong winds bring new blazes near Los AngelesThe remains of six more victims of California’s most lethal and destructive wildfire in history were found on Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 48. Forensic teams with cadaver dogs spent the day combing through ash and charred debris in what was let of the town of Paradise, around 175 miles (280km) north of San Francisco. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said 100 National Guard troops were being sent in at his request to assist in the search for additional human remains left by the so-called Camp Fire.



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California wildfires: Death toll climbs to 51 as strong winds bring new blazes near Los Angeles

California wildfires: Death toll climbs to 51 as strong winds bring new blazes near Los AngelesThe remains of six more victims of California’s most lethal and destructive wildfire in history have been found, bringing the death toll to 48 in the so-called Camp Fire in northern California and 51 total, statewide. Forensic teams with cadaver dogs spent the day combing through ash and charred debris in what was let of the town of Paradise, around 175 miles (280km) north of San Francisco, near the state capital of Sacramento. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said 100 National Guard troops were being sent in at his request to assist in the search for additional human remains left by the Camp Fire.



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Stacey Abrams Holds Strong In Georgia, Despite Intense Pressure To Concede

Stacey Abrams Holds Strong In Georgia, Despite Intense Pressure To ConcedeStacey Abrams is facing intense pressure to concede the Georgia governor's



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‘We Are Thousand Oaks Strong’: Community Gathers At Vigil To Mourn Shooting Victims

‘We Are Thousand Oaks Strong’: Community Gathers At Vigil To Mourn Shooting VictimsTHOUSAND OAKS, Calif. ― Hundreds of community members crowded Fred Kavli



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