Space 

Chinese Long March 3B launches Algeria’s first telecom satellite

PRINCETON, New Jersey — China Great Wall Industry Corp. launched Algeria’s first telecommunications satellite, Alcomsat-1, aboard a Long March 3B rocket at 11:40 a.m. Eastern to geostationary transfer orbit, the Algerian press agency APS said today. The 5,225-kilogram satellite carries a 33-transponder payload comprised of 19 in Ku-band, 12 in Ka-band and two in L-band, according to a statement from China Great Wall Industry Corp. (CGWIC). Similar to China’s other foreign satellite deals, CGWIC built the satellite and provided the launch vehicle, sidestepping manufacturing and rocket restrictions tied to U.S….

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Top Stories World 

World leaders slam Trump’s ‘dangerous’ Jerusalem move

From Europe to the Middle East to Australia, U.S. allies and adversaries alike lined up Wednesday to condemn President Donald Trump’s decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to later move the U.S. embassy there. World leaders painted the decision as unilateral and outside the vision of a negotiated peace between Israelis and Palestinians and warned of heightened tensions or even violence across the Middle East. British Prime Minister Theresa May swiftly “disagreed” with Trump’s decision, saying in a statement that Jerusalem’s fate should be decided…

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Science 

The Investigation Into Chemical Attacks in Syria Is Fizzling Out After a Security Council Showdown

(UNITED NATIONS) — Rival U.S. and Russian resolutions to extend the mandate of experts trying to determine who was responsible for chemical attacks in Syria were defeated Thursday at a heated Security Council meeting that reflected the deteriorating relations between Washington and Moscow. The result of the two votes means that the expert body — the Joint Investigative Mechanism known as the JIM — will cease operations when its current mandate expires at midnight Thursday. The U.S., its allies and human rights groups called it a serious blow to efforts…

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What’s El Día de los Muertos? It’s Not Scary, and It’s Not Halloween

What is El Día de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” as it’s now known in the U.S.? Despite the white faces and the skulls, it’s not meant to be a spooky holiday and it’s not Halloween. Also known as Día de Muertos, the celebration originated in central and southern Mexico. Those who celebrate it believe that at midnight on October 31, the souls of all deceased children come down from heaven and reunite with their families on November 1, and the souls of deceased adults come visit on…

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Technology 

Facebook test splits news feed to highlight posts from friends – CNET

Facebook, founded by CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is testing changes to its news feed. James Martin/CNET Facebook is testing a change that could be big for you, as well as publishers who rely on the social network to reach readers. The social network split its iconic news feed in two: one feed for original content from friends and family, and another for posts from publishers and businesses. The change is being tested in six countries: Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Serbia, Bolivia, Guatemala and Cambodia. The brand posts would go into the “Explore…

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Science 

Meet the Women Who Are Breaking Glass Ceilings All Over the World in When Women Rule

Meet the Women Who Are Breaking Glass Ceilings All Over the World in When Women Rule More Women account for nearly half of the global population, but only one in four of the world’s current politicians are female. That number goes down to less than 7% when it applies to heads of government. Jacinda Adern became New Zealand‘s youngest female prime minister on Oct. 19, but the world is a long way from the U.N. 2030 goal of equal participation for women in government. More radical steps are needed to…

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Sport 

Ecuador 1 – Argentina 3: Lionel Messi’s stunning hat-trick clinches spot at World Cup

Argentina had their fate in their own hands and knew only a win would ensure they would qualify from their group. Messi, who is yet to win a major tournament with Argentina, produced a mesmerising display as his side wrapped up their campaign with a win to finish third, which in turn ensured automatic qualification. Argentina had only beaten Ecuador only once before in a World Cup qualifier in Quito. Although Paulo Dybala started on the bench, Argentina had more than enough firepower. Ecuador stunned the visitors when they took…

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Science 

Read TIME's Original Report on the Death of Che Guevara

“It seems,” read one entry in the journal found in the guerrilla icon’s belongings, “that this is reaching the end” More These days, as his face gazes out from t-shirts, murals and dorm-room posters around the world, it could be easy to think that Che Guevara — or, more commonly, simply Che — is more of an idea than a man. But he lived a human life which, as all lives must, came to an end 50 years ago, on Oct. 9, 1967. Che had grown up in Argentina under…

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