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Saturday, July 30, 2005


British police have arrested 4 men who they believe carried out the attempted bombings on the London tube and bus two weeks ago. Heavily armed police captured three of the suspects in West London, and the fourth man was caught in Rome, Italy.
On Friday however another man was gunned down by police in a London subway station. The man was said to have been wearing a heavy coat and ran away from armed plain clothes officers. They shot him 8 times after he tripped and fell. Afterwards the police admitted that the man had nothing to do with any attacks on the subway. The man was in fact a Brazilian named Jean Charles de Menezes. He was originally from Gonzaga which is a ways North of Rio de Janeiro and thousands of people were said to have gathered for his funeral in Brazil.

NASA also launched space shuttle Discovery for a mission to the International Space Station. The shuttle and crew took off safely but NASA declared the mission a failure because an insulation panel fell off the shuttle during take off. This was the same kind of paneling that fell off the shuttle Columbia during its reentry causing it to explode. So all future missions are scrapped and the shuttles are grounded until further notice. NASA did say that Discovery should be able to land back on Earth safely when it returns because the piece that fell off shuttle Columbia hit something else that started the reaction causing the death of those on board.


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