A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three crew, including a US astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut who will be the first to spend an entire year on the International Space Station, blasted off on schedule Friday, Russian mission control said.
Barring two low-intensity blasts in Assam, Republic Day celebrations today passed off peacefully across the country even as the states showcased the cultural diversity and the might of security forces.
Clashes between Ukraine's army and pro-Russian rebels for control of a battered airport intensified today, with explosions and heavy gunfire shaking the area throughout much of the day and at least six more people killed.
Two explosive devices were detonated within a span of 24 hours in the Chilean coastal city of Vina del Mar, causing at least three minor injuries, in the same week the Andean country suffered its worst bomb attack in at least 20 years.
A top Chinese General today accused Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe and US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel of "coordinating" and "supporting" each other in their "provocative" remarks targeted at China at the Shangri-La Dialogue here.