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Astronomer tells Wikinews about discovery of closest black hole known so far
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Astronomer tells Wikinews about discovery of closest black hole known so far

A study published in journal Astronomy & Astrophysics in April reported astronomers from the European Southern Observatory and elsewhere discovered a black hole in the Telescopium constellation, about 1000 light years away from the Solar System, meaning it is the nearest known black hole from the Earth. Wikinews caught up with co-author Thomas Rivinius to discuss this discovery.

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Power firm helicopter strikes cables, crashes near Fairfield, California
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Power firm helicopter strikes cables, crashes near Fairfield, California

A helicopter under contract to Pacific Gas and Electric on Tuesday struck power lines and crashed near Fairfield, California. Three occupants of the helicopter died and three firefighters were injured when their appliance rolled responding to an ensuing wildfire.

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Yemeni journalist Nabil Hasan al-Quaety shot dead in Aden
Yemeni journalist Nabil Hasan al-Quaety shot dead in Aden

Nabil Hasan al-Quaety, a photo- and videojournalist from Yemen, died in the city of Aden, in southern Yemen, on Tuesday after being shot in his car. He was 34 and reported extensively on the nation's ongoing civil war.

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Face coverings to be mandatory on public transport in England from June 15, transport secretary declares
Face coverings to be mandatory on public transport in England from June 15, transport secretary declares

On Thursday, England's transport secretary, Grant Shapps, announced that from June 15, wearing a face covering would become compulsory while riding public transport in England.

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South Sudanese politician John Luk Jok dies aged about 68
South Sudanese politician John Luk Jok dies aged about 68

John Luk Jok, the South Sudanese minister for East African Affairs and a figure in independence from Sudan, died on Tuesday in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan. Luk, reportedly aged about 68, had suffered a prolonged illness, according to a family spokesperson.

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