NASA postpones debut launch of megarocket again following fuel leakage

For the second time in five days, NASA on Saturday halted a countdown in progress and postponed a planned attempt to launch the debut test flight of its giant, next-generation rocket, the first mission of the agency’s moon-to-Mars Artemis program. The latest attempt to launch the 32-story-tall Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and its Orion… Read More NASA postpones debut launch of megarocket again following fuel leakage

Sri Lankan government provides ousted President Gotabaya Rajapaksa with residence, security on return to country

Sri Lanka’s ousted President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was provided on Saturday with an official residence and security by the government after he returned to the country he had fled in July during economic unrest, two senior officials said. Rajapaksa fled in the early hours of July 13 after massive protests engulfed Colombo and demonstrators enraged with… Read More Sri Lankan government provides ousted President Gotabaya Rajapaksa with residence, security on return to country

Seven police officers killed following explosives attack in western Colombia

Seven police officers were killed in an explosives attack in western Colombia on Friday, the government said, the deadliest attack on security forces since President Gustavo Petro took office promising to end the country’s nearly 60-year conflict. Petro, a former member of the M-19 guerrilla, has pledged to seek “total peace” by restarting talks with… Read More Seven police officers killed following explosives attack in western Colombia

Russians pay last respect to former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev

Muscovites lined up near the Kremlin on Saturday to pay their respects to Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet leader who was widely admired in the West for his reforms and who lived long enough to see Russia’s leadership roll back much of that change. Gorbachev, who died on Tuesday aged 91, was set to be… Read More Russians pay last respect to former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev