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A massive power outage affected about 60,000 homes and businesses in Sydney, Australia

Some 60,000 homes and businesses across Sydney's west lost electricity due to a massive power outage, including Campsie, Ashfield and Earlwood. The cause of the incident was not yet known. Up to 100 sets of traffic lights have also been blacked out in this intense circulated area. The M5 has been closed in both directions between Mascot and Bexley North.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: International

A bag used on Apollo 11 mission to be sold on auction

After 48 years, a bag used by astronaut Neil Amstrong to bring lunar rocks home from the Apollo 11 mission to the moon will be sold on auction on New York and it’s expected to fetch at least $4 million. It is also a symbolic coincidence: the auction is scheduled for July 20, the same day of Amstrong’s walk on the moon.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: International

NATO decided to officially join the international coalition against ISIS

The 28 NATO member states decided on Wednesday to join the coalition fighting against terrorist organization ISIS in Syria and Iraq. This decision will be ratified in Brussels on Thursday. It is mainly political because all 28 NATO member states are already individually part of the coalition. It comes on the back of pressure from US President Donald Trump, who has urged NATO members to do more in the fight against ISIS.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: International

Pope Francis met Donald Trump at the Vatican

Pope Francis welcomed President Trump at Vatican on Wednesday in the pope’s private study for nearly half an hour, joined only by an interpreter. A brief Vatican communique later called the meeting “cordial,” and expressed hope for collaboration with the administration on “health care, education and assistance to immigrants.”

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