29 July, 2021

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Headlines from around the world last week

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US Swashbuckling entrepreneur Richard Branson hurtled into space aboard his winged rocket ship on July 11. Branson and five crewmates—including Indian American Sirisha Bandla—reached about 88 km over the New Mexico desert, experienced weightlessness and saw the earth’s curvature, and safely glided back home.

HAITI The Caribbean nation was thrown into chaos after gunmen killed President Jovenel Moïse. Interim PM Claude Joseph has requested US and UN military assistance. UN peacekeepers played an important role after a devastating 2010 earthquake and after Hurricane Matthew in 2016, but are blamed for introducing cholera, which has ravaged the nation.

LONDON Top-seed Ash Barty beat Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3 for her second Grand Slam title and became the first Australian woman to win...

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