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Brunswick, Georgia: Four crew members trapped under an overturned cargo ship have been successfully rescued by the Coast Guard. The ship had 23 crew members and one pilot on it when overturned, and while most made it out initially, four could not be found. The Coast Guard rescued the remaining four in a 40-hour effort. The 656-foot vessel overturned off the coast of Brunswick, Georgia.

Original article by Derrick Bryson Taylor, Niraj Chokshi and Mihir Zaveri, Sept. 8, 2019. The New York Times.

Kaechon, North Korea: North Korea launched two projectiles hours after proposing reopening denuclearization talks with the US. The launch marked the eighth time since July when denuclearization talks with the US stalled that North Korea had launched a missile or other projectile. It is believed that with negotiations stalled, North Korea is again producing materials for nuclear weapons.

Original article by Choe Sang-Hun, Sept. 9, 2019. The New York Times.

New Delhi, India: The Indian Space Research Organization failed in their attempt to be the fourth nation to land on the moon. The country launched a robotic space- craft, but lost contact with it as it was headed towards the moon’s South Pole. The spacecraft, called the Chandrayaan-2, separated from its lander, and the lander landed on the moon. The organization is using the failed attempt as a learning opportunity for future launches.

Original article by Kai Schultz, Sept. 8, 2019. The New York Times.

Worldwide: A new study by JAMA Internal Medicine shows diet soda being linked to premature death. The study revealed those who drank Coke Zero or Diet Pepsi regularly were 26% more likely to die prematurely than those who do not. Furthermore, those who drink two or more glasses of diet soda daily are 8% more likely to die young than those who drink less than one glass per month. In fact, drinking Diet Coke could be more dangerous than drinking Coca-Cola Classic. This has raised concerns about the artificial sweeteners present in these drinks.

Original article by Andrew Jacobs, Sept. 6, 2019. The New York Times.