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US rocket explodes after lift-off

People, who came to watch the launch, walk away after an unmanned rocket owned by Orbital Sciences Corporation exploded — AFP

Loss of cargo poses no immediate threat to team on ISS; mishap under probe; Russian space agency offers help

Turkey’s Erdogan unveils $350m presidential palace

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan poses inside the new Ak Saray presidential palace  — AFP

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday unveiled a new presidential palace on the outskirts of Ankara, denounced by ecologists as an environmental blight and by the Opposition as evidence

Zambia President, ‘King Cobra’, dies at 77

Zambia’s President Michael Sata nicknamed “King Cobra” for his sharp tongue and manner has died, officials said Wednesday, making his vice-president Africa’s first white head of state in decades.

Al Qaeda still offering truce to ISIS

Al Qaeda is using US airstrikes in Syria as a reason to extend olive branches to ISIS, saying the two should stop feuding and join forces to attack Western targets, a reunification that intelligence a

Kobane set for bloody face-off

Peshmerga, Syrian rebels move in; jihadis execute 46 in Iraq, kill 30 in Syria

Singapore upholds law criminalising gay sex

The judgement is a step backwards for human rights in Singapore, said M. Ravi, a human rights lawyer who acted for Tan in the case

‘Progress made against Ebola’

President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Tuesday.  	— AFP

UK group to raise Ebola funds

Italy and US rank last in survey on modern life

Study shows how far perceptions stray from reality on issues

Gypsy ‘cheat’ sparks outrage in Spain

A new secondary definition, saying the word gypsy was synonymous with ‘trapacero’ an adjective meaning dishonest or swindling was added in new edition of dictionary

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