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Two US astronauts cast vote from space

WASHINGTON: As US gets ready for a nail-biting election on Tuesday, two American astronauts orbiting the Earth at 17,000 miles per hour have already cast their votes from space. According to NASA, astronaut Shane Kimbrough has officially filed his electronic absentee ballot from the International Space Station (ISS). Another astronaut Kate Rubins cast her ballot before returning to Earth last ... Read More »

Menopause plays no role in sleep difficulties

Washington: Menopause neither increases nor creates any difficulty in sleeping amongst women, says a University of Pennsylvania study. According to the researchers, women in their late thirties and forties who have trouble sleeping are more than three times more likely to suffer sleep problems during menopause than women who have an easier time getting shut-eye. Only 25 percent of women ... Read More »

PM Modi unlikely to address joint session of US Congress

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is unlikely to address a joint session of the US Congress when he travels to Washington to meet President Barack Obama at the White House in late September mainly because of the general elections in November More than 80 members of the House of Representatives and several top Senators wrote letter to the Congressional leadership both ... Read More »

Space Cadets line up for one-way Mars trip

Washington: More than 200,000 people from 140 countries have applied to go to Mars and never return, the group behind an ambitious venture to colonize the inhospitable red planet said on Monday. Bas Lansdorp, a Dutch engineer and entrepreneur, plans to establish a permanent base on Mars in a mission he hopes will take off in 2022 if he can ... Read More »

Three dead as rival Egyptian factions clash

Three women died in a clash between loyalists and opponents of Egypt’s ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi Three women died in clashes between loyalists and opponents of Egypt’s ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, medics said today, despite warnings by the military that it would crackdown on violent protests. “Three people were killed and seven others wounded by birdshot and stabbing ... Read More »

HK Chief: Snowden case to be handled by HK law

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Chief Leung Chun-ying has made his first public comments on Edward Snowden whistleblowing case. He said late on Saturday that Hong Kong’s government would handle the case in accordance with established laws, if the US government requests help. Also on Saturday, a few hundred demonstrators marched through Hong Kong to demand protection for Snowden. Hong ... Read More »

Obama seeks authority for IMF voting reforms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration has asked Congress for authority to implement historic voting reforms in the International Monetary Fund that boost the influence of emerging economies like China in the global financial institution, sources said on Tuesday. But the plan faces an uphill battle for passage in a tense U.S. budget environment marked by the launch of $85 ... Read More »

Eye in the sky helps locate lost pyramid complexes in Egypt

WASHINGTON: An archaeologist claimed to have discovered two new possible pyramid complexes in Egypt with a large mound almost three times the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza. small wood projects Archaeology researcher Angela Micol from Maiden, North Carolina has been conducting satellite archaeology research for over 10 years, searching for ancient sites from space using Google earth satellite ... Read More »