US astronaut returns to Earth after longest mission by woman

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AGENCIES, Washington: NASA’s Christina Koch returned to Earth safely on Friday after shattering the spaceflight record for female astronauts with a stay of almost 11 months aboard the International Space Station. Koch touched down on the Kazakh steppe after 328 days in space, along with Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and Alexander Skvortsov […]

New India ambassador to US Taranjit Singh Sandhu presents credentials

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AGENCIES, Washington: India’s ambassador-designate to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu on Friday presented his credential to President Donald Trump in his Oval Office of the White House. Trump, during the Oval Office credentials ceremony, warmly welcomed Sandhu, a career foreign service official, back to Washington DC and wished him success in his responsibilities as […]

Wuhan coronavirus whistleblower doctor dies as confirmed cases top 30,000

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AGENCIES, Hong Kong: A Wuhan doctor who attempted to warn the public about a potential new coronavirus outbreak died on Friday from the infection, as the number of virus-related deaths spiked taking the total in China to more than 600. The number of confirmed cases globally stood at 31,420, with more than 31,000 of those […]