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Not Only NASA: 8 National Space Programs

As India launched its first spacecraft today in a bid to become the fourth national space agency to reach Mars, we went exploring other space programs around the world.

Obviously, there's the big kahunas — NASA and Roscosmos and the European Space Agency — and some surprisingly smaller national programs. There are also others we haven't included here, though we've reported in the past about China's first female Taikonaut and Italy's delicious vac-packed space risotto.

But first, take a tour on our world map of outer space fun, photos and GIFs. Takeoff in 10 ... 9 ... 8 ... 7 ...

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Parental Rights v. Children Rights? Why Courts Keep Getting It Wrong

Justice works around adults. Keen to uphold parental custody rights, family courts have effectively allowed violence against children by giving abusive parents access. So it is time the legal system stopped ignoring children.

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Catalina Ruiz-Navarro

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BOGOTA — Recently a sound recording from Bogotá of a 10-year-old girl crying and pleading not to be made to live with her father went viral online. The father had faced two sets of charges relating to domestic violence and sexual abuse of the girl, who had earlier described to court doctors his inappropriate physical contact.

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