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  • Poland's only cosmonaut, Mirosław Hermaszewski, dies aged 81

    Poland’s only cosmonaut, Gen Mirosław Hermaszewski, who circled the Earth in a Soviet spacecraft in 1978, has died aged 81.  The retired air force pilot’s death was announced on Twitter by his son-in-law, European Parliament member Ryszard Czarnecki, who told the Polish press that he died in a Warsaw hospital following complications with his surgery….

  • Thousands gather to remember Venezuelan leftist revolutionary Hugo Chávez

    Supporters of the late leftist president Hugo Chávez of Venezuela have paid tribute to him and his legacy on the 10th anniversary of his death. Thousands of people packed an old military barracks housing the remains of the iconic socialist leader. Several Latin American presidents and socialist leaders also gathered to revive the memory of the late…