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China said Monday its launch of a new spacecraft was merely a test to see whether the vehicle could be re-used. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the launch involved a spacecraft rather than a missile and was of “great significance for reducing the use-cost of spacecraft and could provide a convenient and affordable way to make a round trip for mankind’s peaceful use of space.” China’s space program is run by its military and is closely tied to its agenda of building hypersonic missiles and other technologies that could alter the balance of power with the United States.
A surge in violence in Indian Kashmir in recent weeks, including a spate of militant attacks on civilians and a widespread crackdown by security forces, has left 33 people dead in the heavily militarised region since early October. Kashmir, which is claimed in full by both India and Pakistan but ruled in parts by both countries, has been the site of a bloody armed insurrection against New Delhi since the 1990s. The fresh wave of killings by suspected militants appear to be targeted towards non-Kashmiris, including migrant workers, and members of the minority Hindu and Sikh communities in the Muslim-majority Kashmir valley.
A five-year-old girl who drowned in a condominium swimming pool last year could not swim or float, according to coroner findings released on 18 October.
A Taiwanese court sentenced a train driver to four and a half years in prison on Monday for negligent homicide over a 2018 derailment that killed 18 people.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's new government is set to impose higher taxes on Canadians, which will help fund some campaign promises but are not broad enough to also start paying down the country's record levels of debt, leaving Canada vulnerable to the next economic crisis, analysts say. The high level of indebtedness could limit Canada's ability to manage long-term challenges that require massive government funding, like transitioning from a fossil fuel-reliant economy to a green one. A far higher debt-to-GDP ratio post-pandemic means Canada has far less wiggle room to respond to the next crisis, be it economic, trade, climate or health-related, analysts say.
Thousands of workers remain on strike across the United States demanding higher pay and better conditions despite Hollywood make-up artists and camera operators reaching a deal over the weekend to avoid a walkout, and the tight jobs market has only emboldened them. Kevin Bradshaw is an employee at Kellogg Co's cereal plant in Memphis, Tennessee, where most of North America's Frosted Flakes are made. "Enough is enough," said Bradshaw, vice president of Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union Local 252G at the Memphis plant.
KUCHING, Oct 19 — Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) Backbenchers Club today slammed Opposition parties which it said continued to harp on the issue of Undi18 and alleged that the state government is...
Cleanup efforts were underway in Kerala, India, as heavy rain and landslides killed at least 35 people by October 18, reports citing officials said.This clip, posted live on Facebook on Sunday, October 17, by the Popular Front of India, shows people clearing debris off a bridge in Mundakayam.“It is saddening that some people have lost their lives due to heavy rains and landslides in Kerala. Condolences to the bereaved families,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. Credit: Popular Front of India Kottayam District via Storyful
USDC, the dollar-backed stablecoin used to grease the wheels of cryptocurrency trading, has made its way into the Hedera Hashgraph ecosystem. Hashgraph, an alternative to blockchains that uses directed acyclic graphs to time-sequence transactions without bundling them into blocks, sees the introduction of USDC opening the door to large-scale development around areas like decentralized finance (DeFi). “We believe USDC is a key building block for DeFi and payments use cases in the crypto economy,” said HBAR Foundation CEO Shayne Higdon.
Dominic Raab says he has had “three threats to life and limb” and knows “exactly” how it feels to receive online abuse, after stories of vilification of MPs emerge following the killing of Sir David Amess. The deputy prime minister also reveals that members of parliament are feeling “anxiety, nerves and raw fear” after the Conservative backbencher’s murder.
Positions advertised on the Amazon jobs website offer bonuses of £3,000 to workers in Peterborough and Southampton.
JOHOR BARU, Oct 18 — Johor Pakatan Harapan (PH) has pledged to support the coalition’s Melaka chapter for the state election set for November 20. In a statement, Johor PH said political stability...
Strong river currents in Mundakayam area of Kottayam district swept away a building and damaged other property.Rainfall across the state led to flash floods and landslides in several areas, with the Indian army and navy called out to rescue residents.Some 13 of those were killed after a landslide in Kuttikkal village, officials said.
The Duchess of Cambridge surprised fans last night by recycling her Alexander McQueen dress a decade after first wearing it.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 — The upcoming Melaka state elections will force Pakatan Harapan (PH) component members to confront a longstanding thorny question over which logo the opposition bloc will use...
Activists unfurled a Tibetan flag and a banner that said "no genocide" at the flame-lighting ceremony for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in Greece on Monday.
Queensland Police said a man had been charged after a vehicle was seen performing multiple burnouts in an industrial area near Caloundra on October 16.The vehicle, a Nissan Coupe, was witnessed being driven dangerously and causing damage to the road along Claude Boyd Parade in Bells Creek on October 16, police said. The Sunshine Coast Highway Patrol issued a search warrant for a Caloundra address. The Nissan was located on the premises and seized.A 39-year-old man from Little Mountain was charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a vehicle and willful damage. He was due to appear in court on November 1.Police said this was the first time a person has been charged on the Sunshine Coast under new so-called anti-hooning legislation passed in April.Police said laws were “strengthened to hold the registered owner of a vehicle responsible for any hooning activity carried out in that vehicle.”Video released by the Queensland Police shows the incident, as well as the arrest of the man and the seizure of the car. Credit: Queensland Police via Storyful
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A German TikToker vacationing in Denmark captured the moment her friend triggered a “domino effect of screaming” with fellow holidaymakers.Handewitt resident Christiana Jens was staying in a rental property in Norre Nebel, Denmark, with a group of friends when one her friends staged the prank.Video by Jens shows one friend slowly open a bottle of water at a dinner table as she lets out a loud scream. The sudden noise causes all four sitting at the table to scream in shock, as one friend appears to throw his mobile phone up in the air. Credit: Christiana Jens via Storyful
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