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July 30, 2021 | Via Reuters

International Space Station Thrown Out of Control

The International Space Station (ISS) was thrown briefly out of control on Thursday when jet thrusters of a newly arrived Russian research module inadvertently fired a few hours after it was docked to the orbiting outpost, NASA officials said. The seven crew members aboard were never in any immediate danger, according to NASA and Russian state-owned news agency RIA.

July 30, 2021 | Via CNN

12-Year Old Palestinian Boy Killed by Israeli Gunfire

A 12-year old Palestinian boy has died after being shot by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said. Mohammed Allamy was a passenger in a car being driven by his father when the incident happened at the entrance to the town of Beit Ummar. The Israeli army said it was aware of claims its soldiers had killed a child and said it was investigating the circumstances of the event.

July 30, 2021 | Via Al Jazeera

HK Man Sentenced to 9 Years in First National Security Law Case

The first person convicted under Hong Kong’s national security law was sentenced on Friday to nine years in prison, judges said, in a watershed ruling with long-term implications for the city’s judicial landscape. Former waiter Tong Ying-kit was sentenced to six and a half years in jail for the incitement to secession charge, and another eight years for allegedly committing acts of terror.

July 30, 2021 | Via The Guardian

Peru’s President Appoints Marxist as Prime Minister

A day after being sworn in as Peru’s president, Pedro Castillo has appointed a far-left lawmaker and member of his Marxist party, Guido Bellido, as prime minister, ending expectations of a moderate government. Beginning nearly three hours late, Castillo swore in an incomplete cabinet on Thursday night that included several figures from the far left and only two women. He did not appoint a finance minister.

July 30, 2021 | Via BBC

Australia to Return Artworks of Disputed Provenance to India

The National Gallery of Australia is to return 14 works of art to India that are suspected of having been stolen, looted or exported illegally. The religious and cultural artifacts include sculptures, photos and a scroll and are worth around $2.2m. Gallery director Nick Mitzevich said their return would close “a very difficult chapter of our history”.

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