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    US warship 'takes defensive action', shoots down Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz
     19 July 2019
    US President Donald Trump says the drone ignored "multiple calls to stand down and was threatening the safety of the ship and the ship's crew" by flying within 900 metres of it.
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    China's treatment of Uyghurs called 'stain of the century' by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
    19 Jul: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China's treatment of its Uyghur Muslim minority the "stain of the century" and has accused Beijing of pressuring countries not to attend a US-hosted conference on religious freedom.... more
    As the Moon landing unfolded, Buzz Aldrin took communion. Here's why
    19 Jul: Space travel is the pinnacle of scientific know-how and yet many astronauts from the Apollo missions suffered existential crises upon returning to Earth, and some found solace in religion, writes Simon Smart.... more
    Netball World Cup lacking a competitive pulse after a week of lopsided lead-up games
    19 Jul: In Olympic terms, the preliminary stages of this Netball World Cup had been far too much Eric the Eel and far too little Michael Phelps, writes Richard Hinds.... more
    Australia beats New Zealand 50-49 at Netball World Cup in England
    19 Jul: Only one goal separates Australia and New Zealand at full-time in their Netball World Cup clash in Liverpool, as the Diamonds win 50-49 to stay undefeated in their title defence ahead of the semi-finals.... more
    Flight 73 pilots ignored alerts in fatal Air Niugini crash, report finds
    18 Jul: Air safety investigators find two Air Niugini pilots ignored as many as 13 alerts before their plane crashed into a lagoon in the Federated States of Micronesia.... more
    Storm Area 51 is a Facebook joke. There are lots of reasons it's a bad idea
    18 Jul: The secretive US Air Force base is in the middle of a searing desert and the only hotel around is booked solid. Oh, and there are guards. With guns.... more
    Google bans controversial ticket reseller Viagogo from top search results
    18 Jul: Following years of complaints from fans and artists, Google takes action against the Swiss company, blocking it from top paid search results in a move welcomed by the entertainment community.... more
    Australian writer Yang Hengjun looks set to be charged by Chinese authorities
    18 Jul: His Chinese wife is served a formal notice of charges in Beijing, one day ahead of a six-month deadline to either charge Yang Hengjun, release him or extend his detention.... more
    Cypherpunks, extropians and anarchists — meet the radical characters behind cryptocurrencies
    18 Jul: These Californian-based futurists of the 70s and 80s wrestled with a once-radical idea of how to make digital cash, decades before we had even heard of Bitcoin. Some are now cryogenically frozen, hoping to one day be revived.... more

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     01 Jul: Pedro the turtle lost his legs — so US veterinarians gave him Lego wheels +++++++++++++++
     08 Jul: Nazis, Ku Klux Klan fliers and a dog named Adolf: Is this small US town a hotbed for white nationalism? +++++++++++++++
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