Published On: Thu, Jan 3rd, 2019

Global news bric-a-bracs: China moon landing, Miss Africa’s hair catches fire

Here’s a look at some of the other news from around the globe:

China Makes 1st-Ever Landing on Moon’s Mysterious Far Side


China’s robotic Chang’e 4 mission touched down on the floor of the 115-mile-wide (186 kilometers) Von Kármán Crater Wednesday night (Jan. 2), pulling off the first-ever soft landing on the mysterious lunar far side.

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Miss Africa 2018 winner’s hair caught fire moments after getting the title

Miss Congo Dorcas Kasinde won the title of Miss Africa but her crowning did not go quite according to plan when her hair was set aflame. Kasinde was on the stage at the venue in Nigeria when the incident occurred, probably caused by the fireworks that followed the announcement of the winner.

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10 year olds in the UK have consumed 18 years’ worth of sugar

Children have already exceeded the maximum recommended sugar intake for an 18 year old by the time they reach their tenth birthday, according to Public Health England (PHE). This is based on their total sugar consumption from the age of 2.

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Nancy Pelosi names Kathy Castor to head revived climate crisis committee

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor will lead Congress’ Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi announced Friday.

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Earthquake rattles southwest Japan, no damage reported

An earthquake shook southwestern Japan on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of damage and a tsunami watch was lifted within an hour.

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