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- A new crew docks at China's first permanent space station October 16, 2021The three astronauts began their six-month mission on China's first permanent space station. The crew includes Wang Yaping, who is expected to become China's first female spacewalker.The Associated Press
- U.S. will provide condolence payments to families of Kabul drone strike victims October 16, 2021The Aug. 29 U.S. drone strike was supposed to target ISIS-K members, but the attack killed 10 Afghan civilians. Now those victims' families will get unspecified condolence payments.Deepa Shivaram
- A refugee at 4, he felt like a lost star. Now his voice shines in a graphic memoir October 16, 2021When Stars Are Scattered is the story of Omar Mohamed's years at a refugee camp in Kenya. He cared for his brother and found the courage to dream big. The book was a National Book Awards finalist.Jacky Habib
- Haiti faces disasters and chaos. Its people are most likely to be denied U.S. asylum October 16, 2021Of 4,202 applications from late 2018 to June 2021 only 194 were granted asylum. Some Haitians say there's been a history of racism and mistreatment by U.S. authorities for more than a century.Marisa Peñaloza
- A New Zealand city is taking its official wizard off the payroll after over 2 decades October 15, 2021The Christchurch City Council will end its contract with Ian Brackenbury Channell, reportedly the world's only state-appointed wizard. The "Wizard of New Zealand" has had a long and unique career.Rachel Treisman