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South Asia satellite launched

South Asia Satellite launched

The South Asia Satellite, a new communication Satellite, was launched by India on Friday with the intent to interlink the South Asian countries through telecommunication and broadcasting services. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended congratulatory messages in the video conference on the launch of the Satellite developed and funded entirely by the I...

Largest, brightest supermoon since 1948 to rise on Monday

An unusually large and bright Moon will adorn the night sky next Monday the closest supermoon to Earth in 68 years and a chance for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. Weather permitting, the phenomenon should appear at its most impressive at 1352 GMT, when it will be at its fullest just as night falls over Asia, astronomers said. Provided there are no clouds and not too much light pollut...

China's Shenzhou 11 blasts off on space station mission

China has launched two men into orbit in a project designed to develop its ability to explore space. The astronauts took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northern China. They will dock with the experimental Tiangong 2 space lab and spend 30 days there, the longest stay in space by Chinese astronauts. This and previous launches are seen as pointers to possible crewed mission...

China to blast 2 astronauts into space on Monday
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China to blast 2 astronauts into space on Monday

Officials have unveiled plans for Mondays launch of Chinas latest space mission in which two astronauts will be blasted into space and will dock with an orbiting space lab. Wu Ping, deputy director of Chinas manned space engineering office, says the Shenzhou 11 spacecraft will be launched at 7:30 a.m. on Monday. The mission will take off aboard a Long March-2F carrier rocket from the Jiuquan...

MH17 missile 'came from Russia', Dutch-led investigators say
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MH17 missile 'came from Russia', Dutch-led investigators say

International prosecutors investigating the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 say the Buk missile that hit the plane was from Russia. They also narrowed down the area it was fired from to a field in territory controlled by Russian-backed rebels. All 298 people on board the Boeing 777 died when it broke apart in mid-air flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Russia says ...

Over 90% of world breathing bad air: WHO

Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year. New data in a report from the UNs global health body is enough to make all of us extremely concerned, Maria Neira, the head of the WHOs department of public health and environment, told re...

Explosion rocks SpaceX launch site in Florida during test

An explosion rocked a SpaceX launch site Thursday during a routine rocket test. SpaceX was conducting a test firing of its unmanned rocket when the blast occurred shortly after 9 a.m., according to NASA. The test was in advance of a planned Saturday launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, which is next to NASAs Kennedy Space Center. Buildings several miles away shook from the blast, an...

Bardiya NP nursing new mother rhino with favorite grass
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Bardiya NP nursing new mother rhino with favorite grass

Bardiya National Park where five rhinos had been transferred from Chitwan National Park three months ago has been blessed with a new baby rhino. While celebration is underway in the National Park, the officials are concerned over proper care and food for the new born and its mother. According to them, taking care of a nursing rhino and baby is a sensitive matter and arrangement of favorite rhino f...

N Korea's Yongbyon plutonium site likely reactivated says IAEA

North Korea appears to have restarted its nuclear facility at Yongbyon, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said. The Yongbyon site processes spent fuel from power stations and has been the source of plutonium for North Koreas nuclear weapons programme. The reactor was shut down in 2007 but Pyongyang said last year that it was operational again. It has since conducted its fo...

Why have our skies been so hazy?
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Why have our skies been so hazy?

In recent years Nepal has been increasingly plagued by air pollution. We cough through the dry season while days with clear views of the Himalayas become rarer. Several obvious domestic sources contribute, including open fires, vehicles, cook stoves, brick kilns and other industries. But Nepal is also a significant importer of air pollution: Satellite images and computer simulations show pollutant...

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