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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

NEED TO CATCH up? The Journal brings you a round-up of today’s news.


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#MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: The largest asteroid samples ever collected have arrived back on Earth, after NASA’s Osiris-Rex sample capsule touched down in the US state of Utah.

#KOSOVO: Skirmishes broke out between gunmen and authorities in northern Kosovo after a police officer was killed when a patrol was hit during an ambush.

#CONFLICT: Armenia called on the United Nations to send a mission to the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region to ensure the safety of ethnic Armenians there. 


After a seven-year space voyage, the NASA capsule Osiris-Rex finally returned to Earth with its asteroid samples from Bennu.

The probe collected what NASA estimated is roughly 250 grammes of dust from the asteroid’s rocky surface, in the hope that it could provide a better understanding of the formation of our solar system and how Earth became habitable.

Here’s the moment the capsule made it back to Earth:

If you want more, NASA’s feed on X (formerly Twitter) has loads of asteroid-related content for the day that’s in it.