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‘Mars flight possible after 2035’

An interplanetary spacecraft for a flight to Mars will be created not before 2025 and the maiden flight to the red planet will be possible only after 2035, said Russian space agency Roscosmos chief Anatoly Perminov Wednesday.

Minsk Metro station blast toll rises to 13

The toll in the bomb explosion in a Minsk Metro station has reached 13, the Belarusian health ministry said on Friday.

A radio-controlled explosive device was detonated at the Oktyabrskaya Metro stat

Mubarak summoned for interrogation, ex-PM in custody


Egypt's top prosecutor has summoned ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his sons for interrogation while ex-prime minister Ahmed Nazif has been taken into custody on embezzlement charges, local media s

32 dead in UN plane crash in Congo

One out of 33 people on board a UN aircraft, which crashed on Monday at an airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has survived, a UN press service said.

Over 100 killed in Quran burning protests

Over 100 people have died in violence in Afghanistan's southern city of Kandahar, sparked by protests against a US pastor's burning of the holy Quran, officials said on Sunday.

Fighting was going on

No plans to kill Gaddafi: Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama has told the Congress that America has no plans to use its military to assassinate Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, an official said. "It's not our role to do anything at this point from a kinetic point of view," Maryland representative Dutch Ruppersberger, also a member of the house intelligence committee, told the Politico newspaper.

More quakes on the way

Tokyo: More earthquakes measuring over 7.0 on the Richter scale could occur in and around Japan within a month, authorities said Friday.

The National Meteorological Administration made the forecast

LSE director quits over Gaddafi links

London: The director of the London School of Economics (LSE) has resigned over financial ties with the family of embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, BBC reported Friday.

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I am the best: Berlusconi

Rome: Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has expressed confidence that he is the best possible national leader.

"I believe, no one can rule better than me," Berlusconi said during a press confe

Moldova: world's most drunk country

Moscow: The World Health Organisation has said that people of Moldova, an eastern European nation, consume more alcohol per head than citizens of any other nation.

The average Moldovan citizen consum

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