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Tthe Chang’e 4 lunar probe launches from the the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwestern China’s Sichuan province on December 8th. File photograph: Jiang Hongjing/Xinhua/AP

A Chinese spacecraft has made the first-ever landing on the far side of the moon, state media said. The lunar explorer Chang’e 4 touched down at 10.2(...)

Croatia’s Luka Modric  scores his team’s second  during their Group D match with  Argentina  at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Photograph:  Clive Mason/Getty

World Cup: Argentina 0 Croatia 3 - June 21st, Nizhny Novgorod Every World Cup has its moment of sporting catastrophe. In 2014, all the planning, mone(...)

 Former US president George HW Bush (bottom) celebrates his 85th birthday by jumping with the US army’s Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump with SFC Michael Elliott in Kennebunkport, Maine in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

George Herbert Walker Bush Born June 12th, 1924 Died November 30th, 2018 George HW Bush, who has died aged 94, was the 41st president of the US (19(...)

St Andrew’s church in Kiev, which was attacked with petrol bombs this month after it was given over to the use of the Constantinople Patriarchate, in recognition of its support for Ukrainian church independence from Russia. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Resplendent in green, white and gold and perched high on a bank of the Dnieper river, St Andrew’s church in Kiev makes quite a gift. Earlier this mon(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping spent seven years in Liangjiahe living in primitive conditions. Photograph: Mark R. Cristino/EPA

In the cave in Liangjiahe where the 15-year-old Xi Jinping was sent in 1969 during the ravages of the Cultural Revolution, there is a felt mattress on(...)

Audio features the beeps of the spacecraft’s telemetry, Sir Bernard Lovell’s narration and Russian voices talking about instrument readings

At the height of the space race, the Soviet Union launched a series of probes under its Zond programme. Zond 4 to 8 were test flights ahead of its att(...)

A view of an independence march in Warsaw, Poland. Photograph: Radek Pietruszka/EPA

Poland’s leaders marked a century of national independence on Sunday, joining about 200,000 people marching through the capital in a parade involving (...)

Cuba’s  Miguel Diaz-Canel shakes hands with Russian president Vladimir Putin  in the Kremlin during his state visit. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov

Russia has rolled out the welcome mat for the visiting Cuban leader, Miguel Diaz-Canel, promising to bolster political and economic ties even as its t(...)

The Russian Bellingshausen station in Antarctica, the site of the alleged stabbing. Photograph: Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty Images

A researcher at Russia’s Antarctic station stabbed a kitchen knife into his colleague because he was “fed up with the man telling him the endings of b(...)

Guitarist Rory Gallagher: Photograph:  Andrew Putler/Redferns

The brother of legendary Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher has lent his support to an online campaign by music fans to persuade Cork City Council to name(...)

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