1. Asteroid sample hurling towards Utah desert
- Nasa's Osiris-Rex capsule will dive into Earth on Sunday 15 times faster than a bullet.
- It will make a fireball in the sky but equipment will slow the descent and bring it into a gentle touchdown in Utah's West Desert.
- When the capsule is safely on the ground, it will be moved to the Johnson Space Center, where a cleanroom has been built to study the samples.

2. US Senator Bob Menendez and wife charged in bribery inquiry
- Democratic Senator Robert Menendez has been indicted for allegedly accepting bribes.
- Prosecutors say the couple accepted gold bars and envelopes of cash from New Jersey businessmen to secretly aid the Egyptian government.
- Both Mr and Mrs Menendez have strongly denied the charges.

3. Chandrayaan-3: Indian space agency Isro says no signal yet from Moon lander
- India's space agency Isro says it is trying to contact its Moon lander and rover but has not received any signals.
- They spent two weeks gathering data, after which they were put into sleep mode at lunar nightfall.
- Isro hoped the batteries would recharge and reawaken when the Sun rose around 22 September. However, it is possible that the extreme cold of the lunar night damaged the batteries.
1. Asteroid sample hurling towards Utah desert
- Nasa's Osiris-Rex capsule will dive into Earth's atmosphere on Sunday at more than 15 times the speed of a rifle bullet.
- It will make a fireball in the sky but a heat shield and parachute will slow the descent and bring it into a gentle touchdown in Utah's West Desert.
- Once the capsule is safely on the ground, it will be whisked off to the Johnson Space Center, where a cleanroom has been built to analyse the samples.

2. US Senator Bob Menendez and wife charged in bribery inquiry
- Democratic Senator Robert Menendez has been indicted for allegedly accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes.
- Prosecutors say the couple accepted gold bars and envelopes of cash from New Jersey businessmen. They are also alleged to have accepted the money to secretly aid the Egyptian government.
- Both Mr and Mrs Menendez have vehemently denied the charges.

3. Chandrayaan-3: Indian space agency Isro says no signal yet from Moon lander
- India's space agency Isro says it is trying to contact its Moon lander and rover as a new lunar day begins, but has not received any signals.
- They spent two weeks gathering data and images, after which they were put into sleep mode at lunar nightfall.
- Isro hoped the batteries would recharge and the modules would reawaken when the Sun rose around 22 September. However, it is possible that the extreme cold of the lunar night damaged the batteries.

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