Russia loses £33m satellite over programming error

Russia lost a 2.6bn-rouble (£33m) weather satellite due to a programming error, the country’s deputy prime minister has confirmed. Meteor-M was launched on 28 November, but the Russian space agency Roscosmos quickly announced that it failed to establish communications with the craft. Roscosmos later stated that the satellite failed to …

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Football star George Weah wins Liberian presidential election

Former professional footballer George Weah has won the Liberia presidential run-off, according to officials. The country’s electoral commission said the ex-AC Milan, Chelsea and Manchester City striker had taken 61.5% of the vote from 98.1% of ballots cast. He beat Vice President Joseph Boakai, who took 38.5% of the vote. …

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