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Japanese billionaire seeking eight people to join him on SpaceX mission to the moon

plefevre/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A Japanese billionaire is searching for eight members of the public to join him on a mission to orbit around the moon.Yusaku Maezawa, who made headlines in 2018 when he was unveiled as SpaceX’s first private passenger to commission a trip around the moon, released a new video…read more »

Prison where Alexey Navalny was sent is ‘unbearable,’ lawyer, former inmates say

macky_ch/iStockBy PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News(MOSCOW) — Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny has been sent to a prison known as unusually harsh and feared as place where prisoners are subjected to intense psychological pressure, according to former inmates and prisoner rights campaigners.Last month, Navalny was sentenced to serve over two and a half years in a…read more »

Americans accused of helping Carlos Ghosn escape arrive in Japan after extradition

Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(TOKYO) — After a nine-month battle fighting extradition, the American father and son duo accused of aiding former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn in his dramatic international escape have arrived in Japan.Former Green Beret Michael Taylor and his adult son, Peter Taylor, arrived in Tokyo Tuesday morning, their…read more »

Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls freed days after being kidnapped, official says

Adam Smigielski/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and JAMES BWALA, ABC News (LONDON) — Hundreds of students who were abducted from an all-girls boarding school in northwestern Nigeria last week have been released, authorities said Tuesday.Gunmen kidnapped 317 students from the Government Girls Junior Secondary School (GGSS) in the rural town of Jangebe in Zamfara state before dawn…read more »

Ex-Saudi spymaster’s assassination plot accusation complicates Riyadh relations following Khashoggi report: Experts

JeanUrsula/iStockBy LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A lawsuit accusing the Saudi crown prince of overseeing an assassination attempt on a former Saudi spymaster similar to the one that sealed the gruesome fate of Jamal Khashoggi may hamper efforts to mend the already fraught U.S.-Saudi relationship, experts say.The lawsuit, which was filed last summer…read more »

Myanmar’s ousted leader appears in court after deadliest day since coup

SAI AUNG MAIN/AFP via Getty ImagesBy KARSON YIU and MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(HONG KONG and LONDON) — Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi was seen Monday for the first time since she was detained in a military coup one month ago, appearing in a Naypyitaw court via videoconference.The Nobel laureate, who leads the National…read more »