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July 11, 2018 12:00 AM Israel plans first moon launch in Dec

YEHUD, Israel: An Israeli organisation announced plans Tuesday to launch the country’s first spacecraft to the moon in December, with hopes of burnishing Israel’s reputation as a small nation with otherworldly high-tech ambitions. The unmanned spacecraft, shaped like a pod and weighing some 585 kilogrammes (1,300 pounds) at launch, will land on the moon on February 1

July 9, 2018 10:33 AM China launches two satellites for Pakistan

JIUQUAN: China launched two satellites for Pakistan on a Long March-2C rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 11:56 a.m. Monday. The PRSS-1 is China’s first optical remote sensing satellite sold to Pakistan and the 17th satellite developed by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) for an overseas buyer. A scientific 4

July 4, 2018 12:00 AM Trump says N Korea talks ‘going well’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday talks with North Korea were making progress despite reports Kim Jong Un’s regime had stepped up its nuclear programme after the two leaders held a historic summit. "Many good conversations with North Korea-it is going well!" he tweeted. "In the meantime, no Rocket Launches or Nuclear Testing in 8 months 1

May 26, 2018 12:00 AM Russian rocket did not shoot down MH17: Putin

SAINT PETERSBURG: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said the rocket that shot down flight MH17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine in 2014 was “of course” not Russian, dismissing Dutch and Australian blame on Moscow for the tragedy. Asked at an economic forum in Saint Petersburg if the rocket was Russian, Putin said: “Of course not.” The United States 6

May 1, 2018 12:00 AM Malaysia jails first person under fake news law

KUALA LUMPUR: A Danish man was jailed for a week in Malaysia on Monday after pleading guilty to breaking a law against "fake news", the first person to be punished under the controversial legislation. The law, passed in early April, makes the deliberate dissemination of false information punishable by up to six years in jail and a hefty fine. It has sparked 12

April 6, 2018 12:00 AM Taliban vows ‘serious revenge’ over Afghan strike

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan: The Taliban has vowed to “take serious revenge” after an Afghan airstrike in an area controlled by the militant group killed or wounded dozens of people, many of them children. The government and military have said the Afghan Air Force (AAF) hit a Taliban base in the northeastern province of Kunduz on Monday where senior commanders 12

April 4, 2018 12:00 AM SpaceX launches cargo to space station using recycled rocket

TAMPA: SpaceX blasted off a load of supplies on Monday for the International Space Station aboard a rocket and a cargo ship that have both flown before, marking the second such flight for the California-based company. "Falcon 9 is on its way," a SpaceX commentator said as the white rocket surged skyward over Cape Canaveral, Florida at 4:30 pm (2030 GMT). SpaceX’s 7

March 21, 2018 12:00 AM Alibaba mulls buying Rocket Internet’s Pakistan unit

KARACHI: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is considering acquiring Rocket Internet’s online retail unit in Pakistan to help China’s biggest e-commerce company expand its reach in the South Asian nation, Bloomberg reported. The companies are negotiating a price for Rocket’s retail unit Daraz, according to the person, who asked not to be identified since the discussions 9

February 19, 2018 12:00 AM Lawyers, civil society protest for judges’ family protection

KARACHI: Legal fraternity and civil society demanded for foolproof security for a family of two serving judges, one retired judge and a senior lawyer, under attack from last three years and has lost the lives of three family members in a feud with another clan. Servants of Sindh (SoS) a human rights organisation comprised of writers, intellectuals, educationists 16

February 4, 2018 12:00 AM N Korea earned $200m from arms sent to Syria, Myanmar

UNITED NATIONS: North Korea violated United Nations sanctions to earn nearly $200 million in 2017 from banned commodity exports, according to a confidential report by independent UN monitors, which also accused Pyongyang of supplying weapons to Syria and Myanmar. The report to a UN Security Council sanctions committee, seen by Reuters on Friday, said North 12