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Theresa May Gets Locked in Her Limousine as She Meets Germany's Merkel to Save Brexit Vote

Posted on December 12 2018

Staff struggled with the door of a limousine bedecked in Britain's Union Flag for more than 10 seconds before eventually opening it and allowing May to leave..Berlin: British Prime Minister Theresa May, who is boxed in on her options for Brexit, had her room for manoeuvre further diminished w...

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NASA says more glaciers in Antarctica are losing ice

Posted on December 12 2018

In recent years, researchers have warned that Totten Glacier, a behemoth that contains enough ice to raise sea levels by at least three metres, appears to be retreating because of warming ocean waters..East Antarctica has the potential to reshape coastlines around the world through sea level rise...

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New Brexit Vote Before January 21, Says UK PM Theresa May's Spokesman

Posted on December 12 2018

Britain's parliament will vote on whether to approve Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal before January 21, her spokesman said on Tuesday..Theresa May is looking to resolve the impasse over her Brexit deal as quickly as possible. (File) London: Britain's parliament will vote on w...

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Water traces found on asteroid Bennu

Posted on December 12 2018

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe found hydrogen and oxygen molecules embedded on its rocky surface.NASAs OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has discovered ingredients for water on a nearby skyscraper-sized asteroid, a rocky acorn-shaped object that may hold clues to the origins of life on the earth, scientists s...

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Christian Michel's correspondence with middleman throws new light on chopper deal scam

Posted on December 10 2018

“The game is not yet up… there are still pieces to be moved,” Michel had indicated to Guido Ralph Haschke, registering his protest over the “lack of support” by the “family”..Christian Michel had flagged a “problem” to his partner and another...

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Pak continues to harbour terrorists, US should not give it even one dollar: Nikki Haley

Posted on December 10 2018

Pakistan News: Pakistan continues to harbour terrorists that turn around and kill American soldiers, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said, asserting that Was.NEW YORK: Pakistan continues to harbour terrorists that turn around and kill American soldiers, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley...

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NASA's InSight lander flexes its robotic arm on Mars

Posted on December 10 2018

The arm will first use its Instrument Deployment Camera, located on its elbow, to take photos of the terrain in front of the lander, NASA said..These images will help mission team members determine where to set InSight’s seismometer and heat flow probe – the only instruments ever to b...

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Despite climate change and global warming, Arctic sea ice decline slows down temporarily: NASA

Posted on December 10 2018

These model simulations showed that in the 1980s when Arctic sea ice was on average 6.6 feet thick in October, about 3.3 extra feet of ice would form over the winter..Washington: The decline of the Arctic sea ice cover may have temporarily slowed down, despite climate change and global warming, a...

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‘Let our nation be’:France minister tells Donald Trump on ‘yellow vest’ protest remarks

Posted on December 10 2018

US president Donald Trump had earlier posted: “The Paris Agreement isn’t working out so well for Paris. Protests and riots all over France..The French government on Sunday urged Donald Trump not to interfere in French politics after the US president posted tweets about the prot...

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How we'll get to Mars via moon: A look at the road ahead for international space community

Posted on December 10 2018

Science News: Reaching the next frontier in space travel will require international cooperation Some of the earliest successes in space exploration were the results..Reaching the next frontier in space travel will require international cooperation Some of the earliest successes in space explorati...

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NASA's Mars InSight flexes robotic arm, captures new views - Times Now

Posted on December 7 2018

Spacecraft engineers had already factored extra time into their estimates for instrument deployment to account for likely delays caused by faults..Washington: After the successful touchdown of NASA's InSight on Mars last week, new images from the lander show its robotic arm is ready to do som...

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Egypt uses solitary confinement as ‘torture’: Amnesty International report

Posted on May 7 2018

Egypt is holding political prisoners in “prolonged and indefinite solitary confinement” that amounts to “torture,” an international rights group said Monday.

In a new report, Amnesty International said dozens of detained human rights activists, journalists and me...

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Kabul: At least six killed, 14 injured in twin blasts in Afghanistan capital

Posted on April 30 2018

At least six people were killed and 14 wounded in twin explosions that rocked Afghanistan capital, Kabul, on Monday morning. The first explosion was followed by another in which a journalist died and two police officers were injured, local authorities were quoted as saying by news agency Associat...

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Pope Francis’ favorite Madonna icon in Rome gets face-lift

Posted on January 27 2018

Pope Francis’ favorite icon of the Madonna in Rome has gotten a face-lift. The Vatican on Wednesday unveiled photos of the restored Salus populi Romani, the Byzantine-style painting on wood located inside the St. Mary Major Basilica. The icon, revered by Romans, will be displayed to th...

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Pakistan police killing of a Pashtun youth fuels anger over ‘encounters’

Posted on January 27 2018

Nationwide protests at the police killing of a young ethnic Pashtun man in Pakistan’s largest city have shone a spotlight on allegations of persecution by the authorities against refugees from the country’s conflict-ridden northwest.

The country’s Supreme Court launche...

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United Nations official says not safe yet for Rohingya return to Myanmar

Posted on January 25 2018

Attacks on Rohingya Muslims appear to be continuing in Myanmar and it is not yet safe for the hundreds of thousands living in refugee camps in Bangladesh to begin returning home, a senior United Nations official said. Many Rohingya want to return eventually to their villages in Myanmar, UNIC...

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Haqqani commander, two others killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

Posted on January 24 2018

At top commander of the Haqqani network along with two others were killed on Wednesday when a US drone struck a home near Pakistan’s restive tribal Kurram agency bordering Afghanistan, media reports said. Two missiles were fired from the drone at the house in Speen Thall area – on the...

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Malaysia says MH370 report to be released after latest search ends

Posted on March 8 2018

The full investigation report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be released after the latest search efforts are completed, officials said on Thursday, four years after the aircraft first went missing. Flight MH370, carrying 239 people onboard, became one of the wo...

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‘Aadhaar’ named Oxford Hindi dictionary’s word of 2017: Twitterati can’t stop cracking the same joke

Posted on January 28 2018

Thanks to all the debate and controversy surrounding Aadhaar, it has been named as the Hindi word of the year for 2017 by Oxford Dictionary. The announcement was made at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival on Saturday (January 27) and it led to a huge buzz online. And with Aadhaar landing...

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UN team, in Bangladesh, vows to work to end Rohingya crisis

Posted on April 30 2018

A UN Security Council team visiting Bangladesh promised Sunday to work hard to resolve a crisis involving hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to the country to escape military-led violence in neighboring Myanmar. The diplomats, who visited the sprawling camps and border points...