Supermassive black hole found kicked out of galactic core: NASA

Supermassive black hole found kicked out of galactic core: NASA

2017-03-24 08:34

A supermassive black hole has been found kicked out of the center of a distant galaxy by what could be the power of gravitational waves, U.S. space agency NASA said Thursday.

UN Security Council strongly condemns DPRK's ballistic missile launch, engine test

UN Security Council strongly condemns DPRK's ballistic missile launch, engine test

2017-03-24 08:23

The UN Security Council on Thursday strongly condemned the most recent ballistic missile launch conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on March 21 and a ballistic missile engine test on March 19.

Vote on health bill delayed in U.S. House after talks yield no results

Vote on health bill delayed in U.S. House after talks yield no results

2017-03-24 08:20

U.S. House Republican leaders on Thursday postponed a planned vote on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, as the White House failed to secure support of a group of conservative lawmakers.

Chinese contingent participates in Pakistan Day military parade

Chinese contingent participates in Pakistan Day military parade

2017-03-23 22:23

A contingent of the guard of honor of the three services of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) took part in a grand military parade held in Pakistan's capital Islamabad on Thursday morning to mark the country's Republic Day.

Zambia to hold public hearings on ICC membership

Zambia to hold public hearings on ICC membership

2017-03-23 22:23

Zambia will hold public hearings to get views from citizens on the country's membership to the International Criminal Court (ICC), a senior government official said on Wednesday.

Japan school operator in land deal scandal says getting donation from Abe's wife

Japan school operator in land deal scandal says getting donation from Abe's wife

2017-03-23 22:23

Yasunori Kagoike, a school operator in a land deal scandal in Japan, testified under oath on Thursday that he received 1 million yen (8,900 U.S. dollars) from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife Akie.

U.S. airdrops forces in northern Syria to aid Kurdish groups against IS

U.S. airdrops forces in northern Syria to aid Kurdish groups against IS

2017-03-23 07:43

The U.S.-led anti-terror coalition has airdropped ground forces in northern Syria to aid the Kurdish-led Syria rebels in their offensive on Syria's northern city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State (IS) group, a monitor group reported on Wednesday.

Ukraine seeks to become major non-NATO ally of the U.S.

Ukraine seeks to become major non-NATO ally of the U.S.

2017-03-23 07:43

The Ukrainian parliament on Wednesday passed a resolution, calling on the government of the United States to grant the East European country the status of a major non-NATO ally (MNNA).

NASA moves ahead with mission to build high-speed space "Internet"

NASA moves ahead with mission to build high-speed space "Internet"

2017-03-23 07:43

U.S. space agency NASA said Wednesday it's moving ahead with a long-term demonstration of laser communications that eventually "could become the high-speed internet of the sky."

S. Korea says DPRK fails in missile test-firing

S. Korea says DPRK fails in missile test-firing

2017-03-22 22:05

South Korea's defense ministry said on Wednesday that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) failed in its test-firing of a missile that was believed to have exploded in the air.

33 killed in U.S.-led airstrike on school in northern Syria

33 killed in U.S.-led airstrike on school in northern Syria

2017-03-22 21:59

A U.S.-led airstrike against a school in northern Syria killed at least 33 people, said a monitor group on Wednesday.

Interview: BiH-China economic relations strengthened thanks to 16+1 mechanism: minister

Interview: BiH-China economic relations strengthened thanks to 16+1 mechanism: minister

2017-03-22 07:28

The economic relations between Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and China have strengthened within the frameworks of the 16+1 mechanism, BiH Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations Mirko Sarovic said here Monday.

Global climate breaks multiple records in 2016: WMO

Global climate breaks multiple records in 2016: WMO

2017-03-22 07:28

The year 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, according to an annual statement issued on Tuesday by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Trump signs bill pushing for crewed NASA mission to Mars by 2033

Trump signs bill pushing for crewed NASA mission to Mars by 2033

2017-03-22 07:28

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law a bill that set a goal for the country's space agency NASA to send humans to Mars by 2033.

Iraqi forces evacuate civilians from western Mosul amid heavy clashes

Iraqi forces evacuate civilians from western Mosul amid heavy clashes

2017-03-22 07:28

Iraqi government forces battling Islamic State (IS) militants in Mosul's western side evacuated hundreds of civilians from Mosul's IS-held city center on Tuesday, as troop progress slowed down faced with strong resistance from IS militants, Iraqi officers said.

Probe into Trump-Russia links likely to continue: U.S. experts

Probe into Trump-Russia links likely to continue: U.S. experts

2017-03-22 07:28

No smoking gun was unearthed at Monday's U.S. Congressional hearing on alleged Russian meddling in 2016 U.S. presidential race, but the probe is likely to continue, experts said.

World Bank pledges 57 bln USD for projects in Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank pledges 57 bln USD for projects in Sub-Saharan Africa

2017-03-21 22:12

The World Bank has committed 57 billion U.S dollars to development projects in Sub-Saharan Africa in the next three fiscal years, said a press release from the Bretton Woods Institution on Monday.

Israel accuses Hamas of "abusing" Turkish aid fund

Israel accuses Hamas of "abusing" Turkish aid fund

2017-03-21 22:14

Israel on Tuesday accused a Palestinian worker of a Turkish aid organization in Gaza of funneling humanitarian funds to the Hamas, a militant group that controls the Palestinian enclave.

Up to 320,000 Iraqi civilians may flee Mosul in coming weeks: UN

Up to 320,000 Iraqi civilians may flee Mosul in coming weeks: UN

2017-03-21 08:39

Humanitarian agencies are bracing for the possibility that an additional 300,000 to 320,000 civilians may flee in coming weeks, deputy UN spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters Monday.

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