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"The Earth has a cousin!" writes Canadian daily newspaper La Presse on the front-page headline of its Friday edition after NASA announced the discovery of Kepler-425b, one of the most Earth-like exoplanets identified so far. The planet was named after Kepler, the space telescope whose data enabled the discovery.

Described as "Earth's bigger, older cousin" by NASA, Kepler-425b is 60% larger than Earth and located about 1,400 light years away from our planet. What makes this discovery remarkable is that it orbits its star at about the same distance that Earth orbits the sun, and its home star looks to be similar to our sun. According to NASA, Kepler-425b has a "substantial opportunity" to host life, despite being 1.5 billion years older than our planet.

Thursday's news conference fell on the 20-year anniversary of the discovery of the first planet with a sun-like star outside of our solar system.

ABOUT THE SOURCE: La Presse is a major French-language daily Canadian newspapers. It was founded in Montréal in 1884.

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Members of the search and rescue team from Miami search the rubble for missing persons at Fort Myers Beach, after Florida was hit by Hurricane Ian.

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Welcome to Tuesday, where North Korea reportedly fires a missile over Japan for the first time in five years, Ukrainian President Zelensky signs a decree vowing to never negotiate with Russia while Putin is in power, and a lottery win raises eyebrows in the Philippines. Meanwhile, Argentine daily Clarin looks at how the translation of a Bible in an indigenous language in Chile has sparked a debate over the links between language, colonialism and cultural imposition.

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