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  • John Kerry pushes for Gaza truce as death toll tops 700 2 days ago

    Jerusalem: The death toll in Gaza topped 700 on Thursday as Israeli tank fire before dawn killed 16 people in the Hamas-dominated coastal territory, including six members of the same family, Palestinian health officials said. The continued violence defied world efforts to achieve a ceasefire between Israel and the Islamist group...
  • Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on US flights to Israel 2 days ago

    Washington: The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on US flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. The agency made its decision late on Wednesday after working with other US government entities to assess the security situation...
  • US, European airlines halt Israel flights over missile fear 3 days ago

    In a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, US and European airlines halted flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. Delta Air Lines and United Airlines suspended service between the US and Israel indefinitely. US Airways scrapped its one flight to...
  • Gaza toll hits 258 on day 11 of Israeli campaign July 18, 2014

    Gaza: The death toll in Gaza hit 258 early on Friday as Israel pressed a ground offensive on the 11th day of a massive operation to stamp out militant rocket fire. The latest deaths were of four family members in Khan Yunis in southern Gaza, with another two killed in the...
  • Israel says shoots down Gaza drone as calls for truce mount July 14, 2014

    Gaza: Israel said it shot down a drone from Gaza a week into its offensive on Monday, the first reported deployment of an unmanned aircraft by Palestinian militants whose rocket attacks have been regularly intercepted. Hamas, the Islamist group which runs Gaza, said its armed wing had sent several drones to...
  • Israel navy raids Gaza defying UN truce call as toll climbs to 165 July 13, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israeli navy commandos raided Gaza in a first ground assault on the strip on Sunday, stepping up its six-day offensive even as the UN called for a ceasefire between the two sides. It is the first time that the Israeli military acknowledged having entered the Gaza Strip since the deadly...
  • Israeli bombing of Gaza continues on Day 5 as toll touches 121 July 12, 2014

    Gaza/Jeruselam: Israel defiantly pressed on with its bombardment of Gaza for the fifth day on Saturday as the Jewish state vowed to keep up its military offensive to counter rocket attacks by Palestinian militants with the death toll reaching 121. 16 Palestinians died in a wave of Israeli air strikes as...
  • Gaza rockets land deep in Israel as it bombards Palestinian enclave July 9, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes on Wednesday, and militants kept up rocket fire at Israel's heartland in intensifying warfare that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 38 people in the Hamas-dominated enclave. Missiles from the Iron Dome defence system shot into the sky to intercept rockets...
  • Hamas rockets land deep in Israel as it bombards Gaza Strip July 9, 2014

    Gaza, Jerusalem: At least 23 people were killed across Gaza, Palestinian officials said on Wednesday, by a bombardment, Israel said may just be the start of a lengthy offensive against Islamist militants whose rockets struck deeper than ever before into Israel. Israelis ran for cover late on Tuesday as air-raid sirens...
  • Russia to make fresh attempt to launch new rocket July 6, 2014

    Moscow: Russia will on Wednesday attempt to launch its newest rocket after an embarrassing last-minute glitch forced authorities to abort the initial test last week. "A new attempt to launch the Angara rocket will take place on July 9," the Interfax news agency reported, citing a source close to the...
  • SpiceJet flight escapes rocket attack in Kabul airport July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: About 100 people on board a SpiceJet flight from Kabul to Delhi escaped a rocket attack by militants at the airport in the Afghan capital on Thursday. The attack, aimed at the military airbase at the Kabul airport, was launched when the Boeing 737 was getting ready for takeoff....
  • Rockets fired from Gaza hit Israel June 30, 2014

    Jerusalem: Palestinian militants on Monday fired a number of rockets at southern Israel, officials said. More than 10 projectiles were fired from the Palestinian side, Xinhua reported. At least 16 rockets were launched late on Sunday, the Israeli military said in a statement. The Israel Air Force has been launching retaliatory strikes, the...
  • 'We have done a lot but yeh dil maange more': Top 10 quotes from Narendra Modi at the PSLV C23 rocket launch at Sriharikota June 30, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated scientists for the successful launch of the PSLV C23 rocket carrying five foreign satellites at the Satish Dhawan space centre in Sriharikota. Modi witnessed the PSLV launch at Sriharikota. The indigenous PSLV C23 rocket is carrying five satellites, including the French Earth observation...
  • The cost of our Mars mission is cheaper than the Hollywood movie 'Gravity': Prime Minister Narendra Modi tells scientists June 30, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated scientists for the successful launch of the PSLV C23 rocket carrying five foreign satellites at the Satish Dhawan space centre in Sriharikota and said India's Mars mission is cheaper than the hit Hollywood movie 'Gravity'. Modi witnessed the PSLV launch at Sriharikota. The indigenous...
  • Israel bombs multiple targets in Gaza after rocket attacks June 29, 2014

    Gaza: Israeli aircraft attacked at least six militant targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, hours after rockets fired from the Palestinian territory set a factory in Israel on fire, Israeli and Palestinian officials said. Palestinian medics said two people were wounded in air strikes on eight sites. Israeli officials said...
  • Pinaka rockets successfully test-fired in Odisha May 29, 2014

    Balasore: Indigenously developed Pinaka rockets, capable of destroying enemy positions at 40 kms-range with rapid salvos, were on Thursday successfully test-fired thrice from a multi-barrel launcher at an armament base in Chandipur-on-sea, near here. The rockets, which have undergone several tough tests since 1995, have been already inducted into the armed...
  • First look: 'Guardians of the Galaxy', the latest addition to Marvel's cinematic universe April 11, 2014

    In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan. In order to evade Ronan, Quill is forced into a truce with a group of misfits including Gamora, Rocket, Drax the...
  • Balochistan: 2 Pakistan generals, journalists escape rocket attack on their choppers September 26, 2013

    Two senior Pakistani Army Generals, travelling to oversee earthquake relief operations, had a miraculous escape on Thusday after their helicopter was attacked with rockets over the restive Balochistan province. Rockets were fired at two helicopters, one carrying the generals and the other had journalists on board, a Frontier Corps official said....
  • Touring is killing me, says Elton John September 12, 2013

    London: Singer Elton John believes touring is slowly killing him as he is always on the road and never has any time to spend with his family. The 66-year-old 'Rocket Man' hitmaker is keen to cut down on the amount of concerts he does to spend more time with his husband...
  • Iranian rocket to take another monkey into space September 8, 2013

    Tehran: Iran plans to send its second monkey into space onboard home-made rocket Pishgam (Pioneer) II within 45 days, a top official said. In January, Iran sent a capsule containing a monkey onboard the Pishgam (Pioneer) I into space, Xinhua reported. Unlike the first rocket which was solid-fuelled, the Pishgam II will...
  • Indian 'military' satellite put into earth's orbit September 3, 2013

    Bangalore: India's first 'military' satellite was Wednesday put into the geosynchronous orbit, about 36,000 km above the earth, five days after it was launched Aug 30 on board an European rocket from Kourou in French Guiana off the Pacific coast. "The advanced multi-band communication satellite GSAT-7 has been placed in the geosynchronous...
  • Japan cancels the launch of its first Epsilon rocket August 28, 2013

    Japanese space agency JAXA has announced that it has called off Tuesday's launch of its first Epsilon rocket, media reports said. The new rocket launch to carry a planet-observing satellite, was scheduled for 1.45 pm on Tuesday from the Uchinoura Space Centre in the southwestern Japanese prefecture of Kagoshima. It was cancelled...
  • 355 dead in Syria chemical attack, says medical charity MSF August 25, 2013

    Three hospitals near Damascus reported 355 deaths after an alleged chemical attack last Wednesday out of around 3,600 admissions with nerve gas-type symptoms, the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Saturday. The Syrian opposition has accused government forces of gassing hundreds of people on Wednesday by firing rockets that...
  • Rockets from Lebanon fired at northern Israel; no casualties August 23, 2013

    A rare rocket barrage from Lebanon on Thursday deepened Israeli concern that al Qaeda-linked Islamist militants are opening a new front for confrontation with Israel. The Israeli military said four rockets were fired from southern Lebanon. Two struck Israeli communities without causing casualties, a third was intercepted by the "Iron Dome"...
  • ISRO rocket launch on Monday with indigenous cryogenic engine August 17, 2013

    Chennai: In a month marked by key advances in indigenously-developed technology, India's space agency will also test its mettle with a crucial rocket, powered by a cryogenic engine built in the country, slated to blast off Monday. The countdown for the flight of the heavy geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV) is...
  • Pak targets Indian posts in Poonch, heavy firing along LoC July 27, 2013

    Jammu: Pakistani troops on Saturday indulged in heavy weapons and rocket propelled grenade (RPG) firing on Indian post in Poonch, Army officials said. It was yet another case of ceasefire violation at Poonch sector. "Pak troops have targeted Indian posts by firing rocket projectile grenades (RPGs) and heavy machine guns along...
  • Pakistan: At least 7 people killed in US drone strike July 3, 2013

    Peshawar: At least seven people were killed when a US drone strike on Tuesday night targeted a militant compound and a vehicle in northwest Pakistan's restive tribal region close to the Afghan border. The drone strike in Danday Darpakhel area near North Waziristan tribal region's Miranshah area killed seven people...
  • 'India's first midnight satellite launch progressing smoothly' June 29, 2013

    Chennai: The countdown for the first midnight launch of an Indian navigation satellite July 1, 2013 began on Saturday at Sriharikota rocket launch centre in Andhra Pradesh and is progressing smoothly, a senior official said. "The 64.5 hour countdown for India's first navigational satellite IRNSS-1A began at 7.11 am today (Saturday)....
  • Rocket fired from Lebanon towards Israel May 27, 2013

    Beirut: A rocket was fired from southern Lebanon towards Israel, Lebanon's state-run National News Agency reported. The news agency said the rocket was fired on Sunday from a location near the southern town of Marjayoun, about 10 kilometers north of the Israeli border. It was not immediately clear who fired...
  • Rockets hit Beirut after Hezbollah vows Syria victory May 27, 2013

    Beirut: Two rockets hit a Shi'ite Muslim district of Beirut on Sunday, driving home the risk of spillover from Syria's civil war, after the head of Lebanese Shi'ite militant Hezbollah said it would keep fighting on the Syrian government's side until victory. It was the first attack to apparently target Hezbollah's...