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    First Briton to travel to ISS blasts off into space
    Dec15

    First Briton to travel to ISS blasts off into space

    Member of the International Space Station expedition 46/47, British ESA astronaut Timothy Peake gestures to his children during a sending-off ceremony at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 15 December 2015, before travelling on board the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS). Photo: Reuters Baikonur, December 15...

    Mourinho should stay but changes needed, says Lampard
    Dec15

    Mourinho should stay but changes needed, says Lampard

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho looks on during UEFA Champions League game at Stamford Bridge on November 11, 2015. Photo; Reuters LONDON: Frank Lampard believes his crisis-racked former club Chelsea need an urgent shake-up to rescue their season, but does not think that should mean manager Jose Mourinho is sacked. Lampard, the club’s record...

    British astronaut swaps family Christmas for space mission
    Dec15

    British astronaut swaps family Christmas for space mission

    (From left) Britain’s astronaut Tim Peake, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and US astronaut Tim Kopra walk after their space suits were tested at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, prior to blasting off to the International Space Station (ISS), on December 15, 2015. Photo: AFP BAIKONUR, KAZAKHSTAN: Astronaut Timothy Peake, set to...

    Kerry in Moscow for talks on Syria, Ukraine
    Dec15

    Kerry in Moscow for talks on Syria, Ukraine

    MOSCOW: US Secretary of State John Kerry opened talks in Moscow on Tuesday with Russia’s foreign minister to try to narrow broad gaps on ways to end Syria’s civil war and restore stability in eastern Ukraine. Kerry was meeting his counterpart Sergey Lavrov before seeing Russian President Vladimir Putin in what are expected to be...

    Fukushima chief says ‘no textbook’ for cleanup
    Dec15

    Fukushima chief says ‘no textbook’ for cleanup

    TOKYO: The man leading the daunting task of dealing with the Fukushima nuclear plant that sank into meltdowns in northeastern Japan warns with surprising candor: Nothing can be promised. How long will it take to decommission the three breached reactors, and how will it be accomplished, when not even robots have been able to enter the main...

    Bioterrorism threat: Matter of concern
    Dec14

    Bioterrorism threat: Matter of concern

    With current technology, an enemy could complete a BW attack before the local commander or medical officer would know anything had happened. Increasing numbers of casualties would be present in a shorter period than a natural epidemic The grim specter of biological warfare and bioterrorism is real. Biological warfare is the intentional use of...

    Barcelona face Arsenal, Chelsea face PSG again
    Dec14

    Barcelona face Arsenal, Chelsea face PSG again

    NYON: Holders Barcelona will play Arsenal in the last 16 of the Champions League, 10 years after the sides faced each other in the final, following Monday’s draw for the first knockout stage. Chelsea and Paris St Germain will play each other again after the French champions knocked out Jose Mourinho’s team at the same stage last...

    England get Wales showdown at Euro
    Dec14

    England get Wales showdown at Euro

    Paris, December 13 England and Wales will meet at Euro 2016 after Saturday’s draw in Paris for next year’s 24-team finals paired them together in Group B, while world champions Germany can look forward to meeting neighbours Poland. The British rivals were drawn alongside Fabio Capello’s former team Russia and tournament...

    European elite, 2 rookies in Champions League last-16 draw
    Dec13

    European elite, 2 rookies in Champions League last-16 draw

    Barcelona’s Lionel Messi kicks the ball during the Champions League Group E soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and FC Barcelona in Leverkusen, western Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. Photo: AP GENEVA: A stronger elite and a bigger spread of countries stand out in Monday’s draw for the Champions League first knockout round....

    Spain meet Czechs as Euros shape up without Platini
    Dec13

    Spain meet Czechs as Euros shape up without Platini

    Euro 2016 draw at Palais des Congres in Paris, France on December 12, 2015. Photo: Reuters ZURICH: Spain will begin their bid for an unprecedented third successive European Championship title against Czech Republic while hosts France will open the 2016 tournament against Romania after the draw was made on Saturday. Delegates were met by tight...

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