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    Space station crew safe, no ammonia leak confirmed: NASA
    Jan14

    Space station crew safe, no ammonia leak confirmed: NASA

    MIAMI (AFP) – The six astronauts at the International Space Station are safe and are taking shelter in the Russian segment after an alarm went off on the US side of the orbiting outpost, NASA said Wednesday.The US space agency said it could not confirm that an ammonia leak was the cause, as the Russian space agency reported earlier.ISS...

    Toxic leak at International Space Station
    Jan14

    Toxic leak at International Space Station

    MOSCOW: A leak of a toxic substance on Wednesday forced astronauts to evacuate the American section of the International Space Station, Russia’s space agency said Wednesday. The “toxic substance was emitted from a cooling system into the station’s atmosphere” in the US segment of the station, the agency said in a...

    Toxic leak at International Space Station
    Jan14

    Toxic leak at International Space Station

    A leak of a toxic substance on Wednesday forced astronauts to evacuate the American section of the International Space Station, Russia’s space agency said Wednesday. The “toxic substance was emitted from a cooling system into the station’s atmosphere” in the US segment of the station, the agency said in a statement....

    Tennis: Del Potro ousts top seed Fognini in Sydney comeback
    Jan14

    Tennis: Del Potro ousts top seed Fognini in Sydney comeback

    SYDNEY (AFP) – Defending champion Juan Martin del Potro came from a set down to dump top seed Fabio Fognini out of the Sydney International and advanced to the quarter-finals on Wednesday.The Argentine Grand Slam champion has won his first two matches in 10 months at the tournament following wrist surgery as he fights his way back to the...

    Russia, Ukraine trade blame for bus attack
    Jan14

    Russia, Ukraine trade blame for bus attack

    KIEV (AFP) – The death toll from a stray rocket that hit a Ukrainian bus climbed to 12 on Wednesday as Moscow and Kiev traded blame for the separatist wars bloodiest incident since a September truce.The long-range Grad rocket exploded on Tuesday near a commuter bus travelling towards the pro-Russian rebel stronghold of Donetsk from Ukraines...

    Fourth Ship to Join Search for Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet
    Jan14

    Fourth Ship to Join Search for Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

    Sydney. A fourth search vessel equipped with a sophisticated underwater drone is set to join the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, the Australian search coordinator said on Wednesday. Months of searches have failed to turn up any trace of the Boeing 777 aircraft, which disappeared on March 8, carrying 239 passengers and crew...

    Del Potro wins again in Sydney injury comeback
    Jan14

    Del Potro wins again in Sydney injury comeback

    Juan Martin Del Potro continued his promising return from an 11 months injury layoff by beating top seed Fabio Fognini 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Sydney International.The second-round triumph over Fognini further demonstrated the Argentine’s return to top form ahead of next week’s Australian Open.The...

    Eleven Ukraine Civilians Killed After Rocket Hits Bus
    Jan14

    Eleven Ukraine Civilians Killed After Rocket Hits Bus

    Eleven Ukrainian civilians were killed and nearly 20 injured on Tuesday when a long-range Grad rocket apparently fired by pro-Russian insurgents hit an intercity bus in the separatist east. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine bus attack kills 12 as airport battle worsens
    Jan14

    Ukraine bus attack kills 12 as airport battle worsens

    KIEV (Reuters) – A passenger bus came under heavy fire in eastern Ukraine, killing 12 people, Ukrainian authorities said, and fighting intensified around the international airport in the city of Donetsk as separatists tried to oust government forces. …read more Source: The...

    Nishikori, Verdasco score wind-blown Kooyong Classic wins
    Jan14

    Nishikori, Verdasco score wind-blown Kooyong Classic wins

    Melbourne (AFP) – Japans Kei Nishikori and Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco scored a pair of opening victories amid a little typhoon to begin final Australian Open preparations at the Kooyong Classic on Wednesday.US Open finalist Nishikori fought past a tough Australian challenge from Jordan Thompson to post a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4) result...

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