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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Defunct cargo spacecraft to be deorbited May 5-7 (Russian space agency)

Russia’s defunct cargo spacecraft Progress M-27M, which entered into an uncontrolled spin after abortive launch on Tuesday, is to be deorbited on May 5-7 to burn in the Earth’s atmosphere, the Russian space agency Roscosmos has told TASS.

Monday, 27 April 2015

More aftershocks in Nepal as death toll soars

Nepal has been rocked by aftershocks as the death toll from the magnitude 7.8 quake rose to at least 4,000, and as aid agencies prepare "massive" humanitarian operations.
Nepal police said on their Facebook page late on Monday evening that over 3,904 deaths had been counted so far, and 7,180 more were reported injured.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Nepal quake kills more than 1,100; rips cities, crumbles history

Tens of thousands of people prepared to spend the night in the open under a chilly and thundery sky after a powerful earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday, killing more than 1,180 people, collapsing modern houses and centuries-old temples, and triggering a landslide on the slopes of Mount Everest. Officials said the death toll will rise as more reports from far-flung areas come in.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Pope urges global response to migrant crisis

Pope Francis has urged the international community to act over a surge in the numbers of migrants attempting to reach Italy in dangerous sea crossings from north Africa.
The pontiff's appeal came at the end of a week in which more than 450 people are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Monday, 13 April 2015

Russia lifts ban on missiles delivery to Iran. The White House said the decision could raise sanctions concerns

The Kremlin says Russia has lifted its ban on the delivery of a sophisticated air defense missile system to Iran, the Associated Press reported Monday, in a move which Iran said helps regional security.

Friday, 10 April 2015

First Red Cross medical aid plane lands in Sanaa

The first Red Cross plane carrying medical aid into Yemen landed in Sanaa airport on Friday, marking their first delivery of medical supplies since the beginning of the Saudi-led military campaign against Houthi militias.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

As chaos deepens in Yemen, UN expert warns of ‘worst case scenario’ displacement

 UN, 8 April 2015 – The United Nations expert on the human rights of internally displaced persons today urged the international community “to prepare for massive displacement and humanitarian crisis as conflict torn Yemen further descends into chaos and civilians flee the fighting.”

Monday, 6 April 2015

Obama to ’Gulf States’: Biggest Threat is from inside own Countries, not Iran

The Gulf states face a greater threat from within their own countries than from outside forces such as Iran or ISIL (acronym of the so-called 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' takfiri group), US President Barack Obama has said in an interview explaining the nuclear deal struck with Iran last week.

Friday, 3 April 2015

Second black box confirms co-pilot crashed plane (Several times during the descent, the pilot changed the automatic pilot...)

Data from the second black box found in the wreckage of the Germanwings flight that crashed last week in the French Alps confirm the co-pilot acted deliberately, investigators said.

"A first reading shows that the pilot in the cockpit used the automatic pilot to descend the plane towards an altitude of 100 feet (30 metres)," said the French BEA crash investigation office in a statement.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Iraqi army hails ‘magnificent victory’ in Tikrit

Iraq’s defense minister said Wednesday that security forces have achieved a “magnificent victory” over the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in Tikrit.

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