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Iran reportedly flies monkey into space, brings it back safely

Iran reportedly flies monkey into space, brings it back safely

Big news coming out of Iran today, as the country has reportedly flown a monkey into space and returned it safely to Earth. At any rate, that's what the country's state-run TV is claiming, and if it's true, this is a significant step forward for Iran's space program. The monkey apparently flew to height of 72 miles before returning to Earth, so provided these reports are accurate, it definitely made it into space with that kind of height.

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Iran launches its answer to YouTube

Iran launches its answer to YouTube

Watching videos of cats on YouTube when you should be doing other things may be a part of your daily routine, but in some regions of the world, that isn't possible. As many of you know, countries like Iran like to ban popular websites like YouTube and Facebook for varying reasons, leaving their citizens without access to the aforementioned cat videos. Today, however, Iranians are getting a video streaming site of their own, but don't expect it to be as open as YouTube is.

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Iranian Internet disrupted by cyber attacks

Iranian Internet disrupted by cyber attacks

Officials in Iran have been busy over the last few months setting up the country's new national information network. Once that information network was set up, Iran moved to block certain Internet services such as YouTube and Google search. Iran later said that it accidentally blocked access to Google Gmail at the same time.

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