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US loses three space pioneers in five weeks


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The United States lost three space pioneers in about five weeks from mid-July, but each one of them - Forrest McCartney, Sally ... Read more...

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Russia to join military drills with Canada


August 25th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 25 (IANS) A group from the Russian armed forces will take part in the military drills with the US and Canada to be held next Monday in North ... Read more...

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Unmanned US hypersonic craft fails


August 16th, 2012 - 5:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) An unmanned American experimental aircraft failed in a hypersonic test flight and dropped into the Pacific Ocean, the US Air Force said Wednesday.The aircraft, named X-51A ... Read more...

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India verifying if US sold ‘faulty’ defence equipment


August 8th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) India Wednesday said it was verifying if "faulty spare parts made in China" were used in defence equipment being sold by the US to it. ... Read more...

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India’s first Globemaster airlifter takes shape (With image)


August 1st, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Long Beach (California), Aug 1 (IANS) The first of ten C-17 Globemaster III heavy airlifters being built by Boeing for India underwent a major production step with a ceremony at ... Read more...

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US military instructor jailed for rape


July 22nd, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) An air force instructor has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for rape and sexual assault in a scandal that has rocked one of America's ... Read more...

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Court martial begins in US military base sex scandal


July 17th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Houston, July 17 (IANS) Court martial proceedings began Monday at a US air force base in Texas of a trainer accused of sexually assaulting 10 female trainees, media reported.Staff Sgt. ... Read more...

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P&W; delivers engines for first Indian Air Force C-17 transporter


July 9th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Pratt and Whitney, a unit of American firm United Technologies Corporation, has delivered the first four F117 engines for the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III heavy ... Read more...

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US Airman David Hemler found after 28 years of being AWOL


June 18th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Berlin, June 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US Air Force deserter David Hemler has finally come forward after being AWOL since 1984 when he walked off a military base in Germany. Hemler, who ... Read more...

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Hillary meets trafficking victims, visits Victorial Memorial (Roundup)


May 6th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Sunday spent the first day of her two-day trip to Kolkata, a city she returned to after about 15 ... Read more...

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‘Israel will need 100 planes to attack Iran’


February 20th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 20 (IANS) Israel will need at least 100 fighter planes to strike Iran, a media report said Monday.Israeli forces will also have to fly over 1,000 miles ... Read more...

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Israeli technology minimizes bird hits in flight


February 8th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 8 (IANS) Bird hits can be particularly nasty for an airplane, forcing it to land or send it crashing to the ground, often with devastating consequences. Now, ... Read more...

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Henry Cavill visits US airmen


February 3rd, 2012 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) British actor Henry Cavill showed his support for the US military by visiting an airbase in California.The "Superman" actor took a break from filming scenes ... Read more...

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Sexual assaults on the rise at US military academies


December 28th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) Sexual assaults at American military academies increased sharply in the last academic year, says a new report from the department of defence.Incidents of sexual assault rose ... Read more...

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P&W; wins deal for engines in C-17 plane for India


December 19th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) American aero-engine manufacturer Pratt and Whitney (P&W;), a unit of the United Technologies, has won a deal for producing first four engines for the Boeing ... Read more...

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US drone crashes in Seychelles


December 13th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Victoria, Dec 13 (IANS) A US drone Tuesday crashed at the Seychelles International Airport after the aircraft developed engine problems, an official said.The US Air Force remote-piloted MQ-9 drone crashed ... Read more...

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Pakistan takes control of Shamsi airbase as US leaves


December 11th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 11 (IANS) Pakistan's defence ministry Sunday took control of the Shamsi airbase as the US vacated the facility after the government ordered this following the NATO strikes ... Read more...

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Woman faces jail for killing hubby over porn


November 19th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 19 (IANS) A British woman faces up to 50 years in a US jail for killing her husband after she found that he collected child pornography.Joanna Findlay, 41, ... Read more...

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US says backing Kenya’s military operation in Somalia


October 28th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Oct 28 (IANS) The US Friday said it has sold military equipment and offered logistical support and military training to Kenyan troops on a mission to flush out ... Read more...

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India among C-130 plane operators at Lockheed meet


October 18th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India, among the new operators of Lockheed Martin's C-130 Hercules cargo planes, is attending a three-day conference being hosted by the American major company in ... Read more...

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Iraq takes airspace responsibility for first time since 2003


October 13th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Oct 13 (IANS) Iraq has taken control of its airspace for the first time since the US-led invasion in 2003, the US embassy in Baghdad said Thursday."On October 1, ... Read more...

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IAF to join US Red Flag exercise in 2013


October 3rd, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is all set to join the US Air Force-hosted prestigious 'Red Flag' combat aviation exercise in the US in 2013."We ... Read more...

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Joint Indian, Singapore air force training from Oct 14


September 30th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Kalaikunda (West Bengal), Sep 29 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) base here will host the eight-week-long seventh edition of the joint military training activities with the Republic of ... Read more...

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Iraq to buy 18 F-16s from US


September 27th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 27 (IANS) Iraq has signed a contract with the US to buy 18 Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets, an official told Xinhua Tuesday.Part of the contract money ... Read more...

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India to take part in Pacific Airlift Rally


August 19th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 19 (IANS) Pacific Airlift Rally (PAR), co-hosted by the US and the Sri Lanka air forces, will take place at the Ratmalana airport in Colombo from Aug 22. ... Read more...

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US to give $30 mn to upgrade Kyrgyz air control system


August 7th, 2011 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Aug 7 (IANS) The US Congress has approved a fund of $30 million to help upgrade Kyrgyzstan's air traffic management system, the American embassy here said.The new system ... Read more...

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Actor G.D. Spradlin dies


July 27th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oklahoma, July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Godfather II actor G.D. Spradlin has died at the age of 90. Spradin is famous for his role in the second installment of the Oscar-winning movie where ... Read more...

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India seals $4.1 bn deal for 10 C-17 airlifters


June 15th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) India Wednesday sealed its biggest $4.1 billion deal with the US for 10 Boeing C-17 heavy-lift aircraft by signing a formal agreement on this, the ... Read more...

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UFO spotted hovering over Wills-Kat wedding venue


April 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 28 (ANI): Looks like Prince William and fiancee Kate Middleton will have some unexpected guests at their royal wedding.A tourist has reportedly filmed a UFO hovering over Westminster Abbey ... Read more...

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Using drones against Al-Qaeda won’t stop new attacks in Europe, US: Jihad expert


April 7th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 7 (ANI): An expert in jihadism at the University of Granada has said drones won't be efficient or enough to prevent Al Qaeda attacks in Europe and USA.Professor Javier ... Read more...

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Davis’s release a national tragedy: PML-N


March 18th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 18 (IANS) The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has said the release of CIA security contractor Raymond Davis was a "national tragedy"."The bargaining conducted by the federal government will ... Read more...

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IAF finalises order for 10 C-17 strategic airlifters


March 17th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Mar 17 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to place orders for 10 Boeing C-17 Globemaster-III strategic airlifters within this month in a deal valued ... Read more...

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Pakistanis protest against Davis’ release (Second Lead)


March 17th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 17 (IANS) Street protests erupted in Pakistan for a second day Thursday against the release of American Raymond Davis, whose arrest after he shot dead two Pakistani men ... Read more...

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ISI-CIA deal clinched Davis release, US denies paying blood money (Lead)


March 17th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/Washington, March 17 (IANS) The release of Raymond Davis, an American who killed two men in Lahore, was based on a clandestine deal struck between Pakistan's spy agency ISI ... Read more...

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Davis’s release challenged in Pakistan court


March 17th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 17 (IANS) A petition was filed in a Pakistan court Thursday challenging the release of CIA security contractor Raymond Davis, who was let off Wednesday after paying compensation ... Read more...

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