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Mars rover landing to be broadcast live


August 1st, 2012 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) NASA's Curiosity rover will land on the Martian surface at 0531 GMT Aug 6 and the landing process will be broadcast live from the New York ... Read more...

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Quake jolts India-Myanmar border


July 15th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, July 15 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale jolted the India-Myanmar border region early Sunday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.The quake occurred at 1.25 ... Read more...

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Russian spacecraft returns to earth


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 2 (IANS) A Russian spacecraft with three crewmembers on board returned to earth Sunday.The Soyuz spacecraft landed safely in Kazakhstan, Russia's mission control centre said.The crew included Russian ... Read more...

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Egypt presidential poll results to be announced Sunday


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The official results of Egypt's presidential election will be announced Sunday at 5 p.m. (1300 GMT), state TV reported Saturday.The results of the June 16-17 ... Read more...

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Strong quake hits Norwegian Sea: USGS


May 25th, 2012 - 7:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted Norwegian Sea Thursday, the US. Geological Survey (USGS) reported.The temblor, which occurred at 10.47 p.m. ... Read more...

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‘Over 70 percent vote in French presidential elections’


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 22 (IANS) The French government said Sunday that the presidential elections recorded a voter turnout of over 70 percent, slightly lower than the figure registered in ... Read more...

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6.7-magnitude earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea


March 22nd, 2012 - 5:32 am ICT by BNO News
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck the island of New Guinea in Papua New Guinea on early Thursday morning, seismologists said.The 6.7-magnitude earthquake at 8:15 a.m. ... Read more...

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Stargazers wait to see Mars


March 3rd, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) People in the Northern Hemisphere might be able to see the Mars with their naked eyes this weekend when it is at its closest to Earth ... Read more...

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Strong quake hits Japan (Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 3:42 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale hit near the east coast of Japan's Honshu island Wednesday, the Hong Kong Observatory said.The epicentre of the ... Read more...

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Earthquake hits Japan


March 1st, 2012 - 3:23 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale hit near the east coast of Japan's Honshu island Wednesday, the Hong Kong Observatory said.The epicentre of the ... Read more...

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Russian cosmonauts conduct space walk


February 17th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 16 (IANS) Two Russian cosmonauts Thursday launched a six-hour space walk outside the International Space Station (ISS), the country's space agency Roscosmos said.Cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov ... Read more...

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Asteroid to have a near miss with Earth


January 27th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Jan 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have assured that there is no cause for alarm despite the fact that an asteroid will be coming very close to the earth. In fact at ... Read more...

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Russia launches space freighter to ISS


January 26th, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian Soyuz-U rocket carrying the Progress M-14M cargo spacecraft was launched just after midnight Wednesday for the International Space Station (ISS) now in orbit.The ... Read more...

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Turkish air raid kills over 20 at Iraq border


December 29th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 20 alleged diesel smugglers were killed in an overnight air raid by the Turkish Air Force on a predominantly Kurdish-populated area at the Turkish ... Read more...

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Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas message to focus on family


December 25th, 2011 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 25 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth II will deliver a traditional Christmas message Sunday afternoon that will focus on the theme of "family and community".In the address written by the ... Read more...

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Russia launches manned mission to ISS (Lead)


December 21st, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 21 (IANS) Russia Wednesday launched a manned mission to the International Space Sation (ISS) from its Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.The Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft carrying three astronauts blasted ... Read more...

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Russia launches Chinese satellite


November 26th, 2011 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 26 (IANS) Russia has launched a Chinese communications satellite into space from its Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.The Proton-M rocket, carrying the AsiaSat-7, lifted off at 1910 GMT ... Read more...

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Lucas Papademos named new Greek prime minister


November 10th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) Lucas Papademos, a former European Central Bank vice president, was named the new Greek prime minister Thursday, BBC reported.Papademos will replace George Papandreou, who announced Wednesday ... Read more...

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Giant asteroid to pass between earth, moon


November 8th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 400-metre-wide asteroid will Tuesday fly past earth, closer to it than the moon's orbit.The asteroid will pose no threat to Earth, NASA says. It ... Read more...

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25 minute firework display gone in 50 seconds


November 7th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Glasgow, Nov 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Patrons to a fireworks show have been offered another show after the promised 25-minute display ended in less than 1 minute. The organizers of the show has ... Read more...

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Russian space freighter undocks from ISS


October 30th, 2011 - 3:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's unmanned Progress M-10M spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) Saturday for its return to Earth.The freighter detached from the platform at 09:04 ... Read more...

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Earthquake of 5.6 scale hits Reno


October 27th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Reno, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United States experienced another significant earthquake on Thursday when a 5.6 magnitude quake struck near Reno. The US Geological Survey reported on Thursday that the quake ... Read more...

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6.1-magnitude quake hits Japan


October 21st, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted Japan's Hokkaido island Friday, Xinhua reported.According to the US Geological Survey, the quake hit at 0802 GMT ... Read more...

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Russia launches US communications satellite


October 20th, 2011 - 2:40 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 20 (IANS) Russia Wednesday launched a US communications satellite into space from the Baikonur Space Centre in Kazakhstan, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said.The Proton-M carrier rocket, carrying ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes western Indonesia, no word on casualties


September 6th, 2011 - 1:34 am ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck Northern Sumatra in western Indonesia on early Tuesday morning, seismologists said, but there was no immediate word about damage or casualties. No tsunami alert ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes the U.S. East Coast, widely felt


August 24th, 2011 - 1:08 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the U.S. East Coast in decades rocked buildings as far as North Carolina and Canada on early Tuesday afternoon, seismologists ... Read more...

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Quake jolts Turkey


July 26th, 2011 - 4:39 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, July 25 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.2 magnitude on the Richter scale hit Turkey Monday evening, causing panic among residents of its Istanbul city, Xinhua reported.The quake had its ... Read more...

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Norway attacker appears in court (Lead)


July 25th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Anders Behring Breivik, accused of killing at least 93 people in a twin terror attack in Norway, Monday appeared in a closed-door court hearing, BBC reported.A ... Read more...

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Norway’s mass killer faces court hearing


July 25th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Anders Behring Breivik, who admitted carrying out the twin terror attacks in Norway, was Monday slated to appear in a Norwegian court, BBC reported.The hearing will ... Read more...

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5.1 earthquake near New Zealand’s Christchurch city


July 22nd, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 22 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit New Zealand's Christchurch city Friday morning, Xinhua reported.There were no reports of injuries or damage.The quake that ... Read more...

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13 dead, 86 hurt in Uzbekistan earthquake


July 20th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Tashkent, July 20 (IANS) At least 13 people died and 86 were injured in Uzbekistan after an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale struck the Uzbek-Kyrgyz border area overnight ... Read more...

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88 missing as ship sinks in Russia


July 10th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Nizhny Novgorod (Russia), July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Eighty-eight people were missing while 84 others were rescued from a cruise ship that sank in Russia's Volga river Sunday, officials said. One ... Read more...

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Russia launches cargo spacecraft to ISS


June 22nd, 2011 - 3:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 22 (IANS) Russia has launched a cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.The Mission Control said the Progress M-11M atop ... Read more...

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Magnitude 6.6 quake hits New Britain region


June 16th, 2011 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 16 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale jolted New Britain region, Papua New Guinea at 1600 GMT Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.It's epicentre, with ... Read more...

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Russian plane makes emergency landing


June 9th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 9 (IANS) A Boeing-737 with 64 people on board made an emergency landing in Russia's Rostov-on-Don city Thursday due to a technical problem, an official said.Donavia Airlines spokeswoman ... Read more...

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