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  1. Tweets condemned as racist are part of Trump's plan, and strategists say it may work

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    U.S. President Donald Trump didn't back down after a chorus of condemnation over a series of tweets targeting four congresswomen, all of them women of colour. The move has some Republican strategists suggesting it's all part of a bid to make the most progressive Democrats the face of the entire party.

  2. NASA's latest bid to return to the moon by 2024 may be a bit unrealistic, experts say

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    It was 50 years ago this week that humans first set foot on the moon. But nobody's returned since the final Apollo mission in 1972. Though there are plans to return there within the next five years, that may be a bit too ambitious, experts said.

  3. 20 million children miss out on life-saving vaccines, UN warns


    Globally, vaccination coverage with three doses of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis and one dose of the measles vaccine has stalled.

  4. North Korea floats idea of lifting weapons test moratorium


    North Korea says it is rethinking whether to abide by its moratorium on nuclear and missile tests and other steps aimed at improving ties with the U.S.

  5. China says misleading to suggest it needs trade deal due to slowing economy


    China's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that it was misleading to suggest Beijing needed a trade deal with the United States because its economy was slowing, following a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump.