SPACE -- A luggage-sized satellite deployed from the International Space Station, called RemoveDEBRIS, is endeavouring to capture and make safe space junk using several different experimental techniques.
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BRASILIA -- Brazil’s presidential campaign is growing increasingly polarized ahead of the first round on Oct 7, as voters rejecting centrist candidates and gravitate to opposite ends of the political spectrum.
YEMEN -- British charity Save the Children has warned that more than five million children are at risk of starvation in Yemen, as renewed fighting threatens to disrupt food and aid supplies through the vital port city of Hodeidah.
POLITICS -- The Spanish parliament votes on a law aimed at legally protecting the Socialist government's plans to move the remains of former dictator Francisco Franco out of a giant memorial “The Valley of the Fallen” outside of Madrid.
PYONGYANG -- North Korea has agreed to abolish its missile engine testing facilities in the presence of international experts, and “expressed readiness” to close its main nuclear complex if the U.S. takes “reciprocal action”.
SOCHI -- The leaders of Russia and Turkey have agreed to establish a demilitarised zone in Syria’s Idlib province -- the last major stronghold of anti-government rebels – to avoid a full-scale Syrian offensive.
SPACE -- Elon Musk’s company SpaceX has named its first private passenger on a voyage around the Moon as Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa. The mission will be the first lunar journey by humans since 1972.
BEIJING -- China has vowed to add $60 billion of U.S. products to its import tariff list in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s new tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports, which take effect next Monday.
TECH -- More than half of all workplace tasks will be carried out by machines by 2025, says The World Economic Forum in a new report that highlights the speed with which the labour market will change in coming years.
WASHINGTON -- A U.S. Senate vote on President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was thrown into uncertainty after a woman accused him of high school-era sexual misconduct.
LONDON -- With the first 5G-ready smartphones expected to be released in 2019, mobile phone operators are gearing up to test the new super-fast network. Sony and Samsung both want to be first to market a 5G smartphone.
WASHINGTON -- Canada and the U.S. are said to be close to a trade deal if sticking points over Canada’s protected dairy sector, protection of media firms, and a system for settling trade disputes are resolved.
LONDON -- The all-new Jeep Wrangler is guaranteed to cross the roughest of terrains without getting stuck, powered by a new 2.0-litre turbocharged I4 engine featuring Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ hybrid eTorque system.
NORWAY -- Over 40,000 troops will converge on Norway for NATO’s largest military exercise in recent years. Dubbed Trident Juncture 18, the two-week drill will take place from October 25 to November 7 and include Finland and Sweden.
HISTORY -- The map of Europe underwent drastic revision after World War I. The defeated Central Powers suffered huge territorial losses, and new independent countries were born, from Finland to Yugoslavia.
FORMULA 1 -- Ahead of the Russian GP, Lewis Hamilton leads the Drivers’ Championship by 40 points ahead of Sebastian Vettel, and with six races to go both drivers are aiming to secure a fifth world title.
CYCLING -- The 2018 Road World Championships route looks set to be one of the toughest in history, with organisers of the race in the Austrian city of Innsbruck including gradients of up to 25 percent in the elite men’s road race.
BOXING -- Undefeated world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua faces Russian Alexander Povetkin in a mandatory title defence for the IBF, IBO and WBO heavyweight titles, as well as the WBA Super crown.
MOTOGP -- Ducati’s Andrea Dovisio narrowed the gap to leader Marc Marquez of Respol Honda in the MotoGP Riders’ Championship with victory in San Marino ahead of the 14th round at Motorland Aragon, Spain.
GOLF -- The 42nd Ryder Cup will be held at the Albatros Course of Le Golf National in St-Quentin-en-Yvelines, southwest of Paris, just the second Ryder Cup to be held in continental Europe, after the 1997 contest in Spain.