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Joy for India as Mars mission enters orbit

India became the first nation to reach Mars on its maiden attempt Wednesday when its low-cost Mangalyaan spacecraft successfully entered orbit around the Red Planet after a 10-month journey. "India has successfully reached Mars... History has been created today," a jubilant Prime Minister Narendra Modi said from mission control after entry into orbit was c...

Egypt military aircraft crash kills six

An Egyptian military aircraft crashed on a training mission on Sunday after a technical failure, killing six soldiers, the army said. The aircraft came down about 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of Cairo, an army statement said. "During military training, a technical failure led to the crash of an aircraft carrying troops in Kom Aushim in Fayoum province......

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