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6.9 magnitude quake strikes off Taiwan: USGS

Sunday, April 25, 2010 22:01

TAIPEI: A strong 6.9 magnitude quake struck southeast of Taiwan Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was immediately issued. The quake hit at 10:59 am (0259 GMT) at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles) with an epicentre 269 kilometres off the east Taiwanese city of Taitung, ...

Extremists in Pakistan fighting back: Gen Petraeus

Extremists in Pakistan fighting back: Gen Petraeus

Friday, April 23, 2010 23:04

WASHINGTON: The extremists in Pakistan are killing innocent civilians as they are trying to fight back against a successful government campaign to uproot them, says the US military commander for the Afghan and Iraq wars. In an interview to PBS, Gen David Petraeus also observed that while he would be careful ...

US launched winged Robotic Spacecraft

US launched winged Robotic Spacecraft

Friday, April 23, 2010 4:28

An unmanned Air Force space plane resembling a small space shuttle has been launched on its maiden voyage into orbit, carried aloft aboard an Atlas 5 rocket Thursday evening, the service announced. The rocket carrying the reusable X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle lifted off at 7:52 p.m. EDT (2352 GMT) from ...

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UK’s Cameron Hit By Egg On Election Trail

UK’s Cameron Hit By Egg On Election Trail

Thursday, April 22, 2010 0:39

Tory leader David Cameron laughed off being hit by an egg while out electioneering today, dismissing it as the “first of the campaign”. [caption id="attachment_70" align="alignright" width="200" caption="UKs Cameron Hit By Egg On Election Trail"]...

Iceland Volcano: Few Flights Take Off In Europe

Iceland Volcano: Few Flights Take Off In Europe

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 8:33

The Eurocontrol air traffic agency has decided to partially resume air traffic. [caption id="attachment_44" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Iceland Volcano Few Flights Take Off In Europe"][/caption] Flights from Amsterdam and ...

Denmark reopens all airspace: official

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 2:07

COPENHAGEN: Denmark is to reopen all its airspace from 0900 GMT, the national aviation authority Naviair announced on Wednesday. Naviair had already reopened the major part of Denmark's airspace, including Copenhagen airport, at 2.00 am (0000 GMT) after a clearing in the cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland over the country. Only ...

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