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China launches next-generation space capsule on Long March 5B rocket test flight

  • China successfully launched a new rocket and prototype spacecraft, state media said, in a major test of the country’s ambitions to operate a permanent space station and send astronauts to the Moon.
  • The successful flight inaugurates the “third step” of China’s manned space program, which is to construct a space station

  • China Capital: Beijing; Currency of China: Renminbi.
  • President of China: Xi Jinping.

WHO and UN’s postal agency releases commemorative stamp on 40th anniversary of smallpox eradication

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nation (UN) postal agency released a commemorative postage stamp on the 40th anniversary of the eradication of smallpox. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, was the speaker on the occasion held in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Headquarters of WHO: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Director-general of WHO: Tedros Adhanom.