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Iran 'sends monkey to space for second time'

Iran says it has successfully sent a monkey into space for the second time as part of a programme aimed at manned space flight.

President Hassan Rouhani said the monkey - named Fargam, or Auspicious - returned from space in perfect health.

Iran's space programme has raised concern among western countries, as the technology could be used for ballistic missiles.

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  • 14 Dec 2013
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