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China Says Most Rocket Debris Burned Up During Reentry

China's official Xinhua News Agency said the rocket's reentry occurred at 7:24 p.m. local time Saturday above the Maldives in the Indian Ocean.

BEIJING (AP) — China's space agency said a core segment of its biggest rocket reentered Earth's atmosphere above the Maldives in the Indian Ocean and most of it burned up early

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