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Firefighting Plane Crashes in Australia, Killing 3 Americans

SYDNEY — Three American crew members were killed Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said. “The only thing I have from the field reports are that the plane came down, it's ...
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India Launches Spacecraft to Explore Water Deposits on Moon

NEW DELHI — India sent a spacecraft to explore water deposits on the far side of the moon in a successful launch Monday after a technical problem caused a week's delay. Scientists at the mission control center burst into applause as the rocket lifted off in...