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April 29, 2016
India a step away from joining GPS club
Sriharikota, India (IANS) Apr 29, 2016
India on Thursday afternoon successfully put into orbit its seventh and final navigation satellite - IRNSS-1G - with its own rocket in copy-book style. With this, India successfully completed putting into orbit all the seven navigation satellites to complete the system in the sky. Exactly at 12.50 p.m. the PSLV rocket standing 44.4 metres tall and weighing 320 tonnes tore into the afternoon skies with fierce orange flames at its tail. Gathering speed every second, the rocket raced towa ... read more
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AeroVironment begins production of Switchblade tactical missile upgrade
At the Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit AeroVironment announced it has developed a block upgrade, designated Block 10C, to its already fielded Switchblade Tactical Missile system. The Di ... more

Belgium plans to provide all residents with anti radiation pills
The Belgian authorities plan to provide all residents of the country with tablets to minimize the possible effects of radiation, local media reported Thursday. At the moment, Brussels provides ... more

Air Force awards GPS 3 launch services contract
The Air Force announced the award of the first competitively sourced National Security Space (NSS) launch services contract in more than a decade. Space ExplorationTechnologies Corporation (SpaceX) ... more
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India gets homegrown satellite navigation system
India on Thursday took the final step towards completing its own satellite navigation system, a development heralded by the prime minister as making the nation self-reliant in the field of space-based positioning. ... more


UN Council considers response to N.Korea missile test
The UN Security Council is weighing a response to North Korea's failed test-firing of ballistic missiles, diplomats said Thursday following emergency closed-door talks in New York. ... more

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Pentagon working to 'take out' Islamic State's Internet
The US military's secretive Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) is working to destroy the Islamic State group's Internet connections and leave the jihadists in a state of "virtual isolation," Pentagon chiefs said Thursday. ... more

Facebook says government data queries up 13 percent
Facebook said Thursday it had received 13 percent more government requests for user data in the second half of 2015, with more than 46,000 requests worldwide. ... more
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All Belgians to get iodine pills in case of nuclear accident: report
Belgium is to provide iodine pills to its entire population of around 11 million people to protect against radioactivity in case of a nuclear accident, the health minister was quoted as saying Thursday. ... more

Chinese officials under investigation for selling data: govt
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US, UN condemn Syria hospital bombing in war-ravaged Aleppo
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Pentagon to release report into Afghan hospital attack
The Pentagon is poised to release the final report on its investigation into a deadly air strike on a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital in Afghanistan, a defense official said Thursday. ... more

Pakistan, China building JF-17B prototype
Pakistan and China have jointly started production of the first prototype JF-17B combat jet at the Chendu Aerospace Corporation facility in Chendu, China. ... more
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US Vice President Biden on surprise visit to Iraq
US Vice President Joe Biden held talks in Baghdad Thursday during an unannounced visit to Iraq, whose leadership has been locked in a protracted political crisis even as its forces battle jihadists. ... more

Conoco touts strength, but losses mount
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China warns Southeast Asia over maritime dispute
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The Iraqi authorities have shut down the Al-Jazeera channel's Baghdad office, accusing Qatar's state-funded TV network of inciting violence and sectarianism. ... more

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Army developing new air defense system
The U.S. Army has been conducting a series of tests on the capabilities of a new air defense system in development. ... more

India asks UK to extradite British 'middleman' in chopper scam
India's government said Thursday it has asked Britain to extradite British consultant Christian Michel James over a scandal-hit deal the previous government agreed with Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland to supply helicopters to Delhi. ... more
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China open to Sino-US space cooperation


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Taiwan's president-elect says democracy at heart of China ties

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US F-22 fighter jets land in Lithuania amid Russia tensions

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China eyes offshore expansion via floating nuclear plant

China's Xi stresses Communist leadership over religion

Prototype Japanese stealth fighter makes maiden flight

China to build on disputed Scarborough Shoal this year: report

Proteomics method measures carbon uptake of marine microbes

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