Fusfoo News: September 9th

Devastation

The Bahama's recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Dorian will be years, if not decades, in the making. The islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco saw more than 13,000 homes wiped out and the death toll stands at 45, with hundreds more reported missing. 

There are about 76,000 people left homeless and in need of assistance in the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island the United Nations reported on Friday. Many  of these people were waiting to be evacuated at the port in Marsh Harbor, a Bahamian island community, hoping to relocate  and rebuild their lives. 

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Lunar Module Found

Trouble started early for India's Chandrayaan-2. The moon mission was intended to study permanently- shadowed moon craters that are thought to contain water deposits that were confirmed by the Chandrayaan-1 mission in 2008.  The Indian Space and Research Organization (ISRO) said it lost touch with the Vikram lunar lander on Saturday as it made its final approach to the moon’s south pole. India was hoping to become the fourth country to land a vessel on the moon, and one of only three countries  to operate a robotic rover on the surface. 

Cameras from the moon mission’s orbiter managed to spot the rover on the moon's surface and efforts are underway to establish communication. 

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Taliban Meeting Aborted 

Reports from the White House seem to indicate there was an actual plan that would have brought Taliban leaders to Camp David.  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated on the Sunday news shows that those meetings have been aborted and  peace talks in Afghanistan are dead "for now". 

Pompeo said that  the Taliban's attack last week prompted Trump's decision to cancel the meetings which were built during  months of painstaking negotiations that some had hoped would produce a peace deal in the chaotic region. 

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