Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Cyclone Kills 13 in Southern India, 80K People Evacuated

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Cyclone Kills 13 in Southern India, 80K People Evacuated

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Next crew space mission is cleared

A Russian Soyuz rocket sent a cargo ship on its way to the International Space Station on Friday, a successful launching that cleared the way for the next crew to travel to the space outpost.

The launching of the Russian Progress MS-10 resupply ship from Kazakhstan marked the fourth successful liftoff of a Soyuz since a launching with crew members had to be aborted last month.

A Soyuz-FG rocket carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos' Alexei Ovchinin failed two minutes into its flight on Oct. 11, activating an automatic rescue system that allowed their capsule to land safely.

The Progress ship is set to dock at the space station Sunday, delivering three tons of food, fuel, water and other supplies to the crew.

Strong cyclone hits India, kills at least 13 - A cyclone hit the coast of southern India on Friday, killing at least 13 people, damaging homes and forcing the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents.

Cyclone Gaja blew ashore in Tamil Nadu state with heavy rain and wind of 55 mph, said Narendra Kumar, a National Disaster Response Force official. The storm weakened after coming onshore.

The state's top elected official, K. Palaniswami, told reporters the storm had killed 13 people in the state.

Initial reports indicate the deaths were caused by wall collapses and electrocution, said National Disaster Response Force official Umesh, who uses one name.

German chancellor visits scene of far-right protests - Chancellor Angela Merkel visited a city that was shaken by violent, far-right protests three months ago and appealed Friday to Germans not to cross a line when venting anger about issues such as immigration.

During a two-hour event with readers of the Freie Press newspaper, Merkel was asked repeatedly about the unrest that put Chemnitz in the headlines. Protesters held a demonstration nearby. …

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