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Kurds announce deal with Assad's government as Turkey invades Syria's northeast
Kurds announce deal with Assad's government as Turkey invades Syria's northeast

Late on Sunday, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced it had entered into an agreement with the government of Syria after Turkey began a military offensive into north-eastern Syria on Wednesday. According to Syrian state media, government forces began deploying into previously SDF controlled territory on Monday.

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Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov dies at age 85
Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov dies at age 85

On Friday, Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, announced the death of cosmonaut Alexei Leonov. Leonov was famous for performing the first human spacewalk as part of the Soviet Union's Voskhod 2 mission. He was 85.

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Kenya's Brigid Kosgei sets new world record at Chicago Marathon
Kenya's Brigid Kosgei sets new world record at Chicago Marathon

On Sunday, Brigid Kosgei of Kenya won the 2019 Chicago Marathon and broke the long-standing marathon world record for women competing in mixed-sex marathons.

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Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya runs marathon under two hours
Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya runs marathon under two hours

On Saturday, Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya ran a marathon in less than two hours, the first time anyone has been recorded to run a full marathon of 42.195 kilometers under this pursued landmark time. It was not, however, an "open race" under the rules of the IAAF.

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Scientists describe how 'upside-down rivers' of warm water break Antarctica's ice shelf
Scientists describe how 'upside-down rivers' of warm water break Antarctica's ice shelf

In findings published Wednesday in Science Advances, researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder and the College of Wooster reported a new mechanism by which warm ocean currents erode the ice shelves along the coast of Antarctica, contributing to the planet's rising oceans.

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