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22 June, 2017 3:56 AM ISRO's Cartosat-2 Launch Countdown Begins

The 28-hour countdown for the Friday morning launch of India's earth observation satellite Cartosat and 30 other satellites (29 foreign and one Indian) with Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) has begun on Thursday morning, the Indian space agency said. According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee 77

22 June, 2017 2:33 AM Mass sessions mark Yoga Day

Mass yoga sessions and various events marked observance of International Day of Yoga in Coimbatore on Wednesday. At Western Ghats International School, Yoga day celebrations were coordinated by Health and Hygiene Club under the leadership of Correspondent Hemalatha Sashikumar. Students performed yoga as V. Nanammal, 98-year-old Yoga exponent from Coimbatore 85

21 June, 2017 11:16 PM Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince makes little difference in U.S. oil patch

Saudi Arabia has a new crown prince, but for the oil world, much remains the same: The price for a barrel of oil is still wobbling at 10-month lows, and the production cuts put into place by OPEC late last year are likely to continue for now. The move answers the question of who will succeed Salman, who is 81, when he dies or steps aside as leader of a world 91

21 June, 2017 12:26 PM Not What I Ordered: Student Finds Snake Inside Noodles

A snake in a box of snail rice noodles A student at Guangxi University in China got a rude shock last Friday when she discovered a snake in her noodles. The unnamed female student discovered the snake in a box of takeout snail rice noodles that she had purchased from a campus eatery, according to the Shanghaiist. "I'd eaten a few bites of the noodles 62

21 June, 2017 6:08 AM Who is Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia?

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was second-in-line to the throne and was overseeing defence portfolio and head of an economic council tasked with overhauling the country’s economy. He had previously been in charge of his father’s royal court when Salman was the crown prince. Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud, better known as MBS is the eldest son of King Salman 57

21 June, 2017 5:50 AM Airport in Kazakh capital renamed after President Nursultan Nazarbayev

Astana; The airport in oil-rich Kazakhstan`s capital Astana has been renamed after long-reigning President Nursultan Nazarbayev, state media reported on Wednesday, citing a government resolution that will fuel accusations of a leadership cult. According to the directive published in the state-owned Kazakhstanskaya Pravda newspaper, the resolution to change 106

21 June, 2017 4:05 AM Trump says China tried but failed to help on North Korea

The Trump statement about China was likely to increase pressure on Beijing ahead of Wednesday's Sino-US talks. The American side is expected to press China to cooperate on a further toughening of international sanctions on North Korea. WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Chinese efforts to persuade North Korea to rein in its nuclear 160

21 June, 2017 3:02 AM What Happened To Otto Warmbier? When The Unthinkable Is Unknowable

When he left the United States at the end of 2015, Otto Warmbier was a healthy, athletic 21-year-old. When he returned last week, medically evacuated from his 17-month detention in North Korea, he was in a coma, with extensive brain damage. On Monday he died, surrounded by family. His funeral will be held Thursday at the high school where he graduated 57

20 June, 2017 11:57 PM Family Declines Autopsy For US Student Otto Warmbier Released By North Korea

An Ohio coroner, abiding by family wishes, has performed an external examination instead of a full autopsy on the body of the U.S. student who was held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months and sent home in a coma, the agency said on Tuesday. The Hamilton County Coroner's Office was still conferring on Tuesday with doctors at a Cincinnati hospital who were treating 67

20 June, 2017 10:20 PM Donald Trump Calls US Student Otto Warmbier Death A 'Total Disgrace'

Washington: President Donald Trump called the death of one-time North Korean prisoner Otto Warmbier a "total disgrace" Tuesday and appeared to take a swipe at the Obama administration for failing to bring the American student home before it was too late. Sentenced to hard labor for stealing a political poster from a North Korean hotel, the 22-year-old 225