Two new NASA rockets to study Earth's magnetic field

The US space agency is planning to launch two sounding rockets over Norway this winter to study how particles move in a region near the North Pole where Earth's magnetic field is directly connected to the solar wind.

40 dead as Syria govt rockets hit Damascus suburb: Monitor

Forty people were killed on Friday when rockets fired by Syrian government forces crashed into a market in a rebel-held area outside Damascus, a monitor said.

China launches new rocket with four micro-satellites

 China on Friday put four micro-satellites into orbit, launched atop a new version of its long established Long March-11 carrier rocket.

Rebels fire hundreds of rockets at Syrian Shi'ite villages: Monitor

 Insurgents fired nearly 400 rockets at two Shi`ite villages in northwestern Syria on Friday and detonated at least nine car bombs, a monitor said, in a new assault on besieged government-held areas.

Rebel rockets kill 14 civilians in Yemen city: Medics

 Iran-backed rebels in Yemen fired rockets into a residential district of Taez, killing 14 civilians, mostly women and children, officials said Monday, as battles raged for control of the key city.

Islamic State's Egypt affiliate says it fired rockets at Israel

Islamic State`s Egypt affiliate, Sinai Province, said on Friday in a statement posted on Twitter by supporters that it had launched three Grad rockets towards "occupied Palestine".

Rockets from Yemen kill Saudi border guard
Rockets from Yemen kill Saudi border guard

A Saudi soldier was killed in a rocket attack on the kingdom's border with Yemen, where Riyadh is leading an air war against Iran-backed rebels, the interior ministry said.

After firing of rockets, Israeli war jets strike Gaza

 Israeli war jets early Thursday struck with air-to-ground missiles at military facilities in the Gaza Strip in response to earlier rockets fired from the enclave into Israel, witnesses and security officials said.

US delivers 2,000 rockets for Iraq but holds half for now: Source

The United States has delivered 2,000 AT-4 anti-tank weapons destined for Iraq, sending 1,000 directly to the government in Baghdad, with the U.S.-led coalition holding the other half in the region for training Iraqis and for future contingencies, a U.S. defence official told Reuters on Monday.

Saudi defends Yemen air raids as UN official says strikes violate int'l law

Saudi artillery pounded positions inside Yemen on Sunday after renewed rocket fire wounded four women, the Saudi-led coalition said while also countering suggestions that its aerial bombing has been "indiscriminate".

These are some 'bizarre' rituals astronauts follow before going to space
These are some 'bizarre' rituals astronauts follow before going to space

 Astronauts follow some "bizarre" rituals like getting slapped in the face with a cross before going to space .

New violence in Ukraine diminishes hopes before 4-way summit

Rockets killed more than 10 civilians and soldiers deep in Ukrainian government-held territory on Tuesday and rebels pushed on with an assault on an army-held rail junction, setbacks that showed Kiev`s position worsening on the eve of peace talks.

Rocket attack on east Ukraine military HQ kills six
Rocket attack on east Ukraine military HQ kills six

A rocket attack on Ukraine`s military headquarters in the war-torn east killed at least six civilians Tuesday, officials said, as violence escalated ahead of a planned peace summit.

Four killed as rockets rain down on Syrian capital: Monitor

Four civilians were killed and dozens wounded when rebels fired a barrage of rockets and mortar rounds Sunday at central Damascus, a monitoring group said.

Rockets fired on Ukraine`s Mariupol from rebel territory: OSCE

Heavy rockets that killed at least 30 people on Saturday in Ukraine`s government-held port of Mariupol were fired from territory controlled by pro-Russian rebels, international monitors said.

Ukraine Rockets kill 21 in Ukraine city as rebel offensive begins

Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools and homes on Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 21 people, authorities said.

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett suspended for Dwight Howard head-butt
Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett suspended for Dwight Howard head-butt

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett was suspended for one game on Tuesday for head-butting Rockets center Dwight Howard in a game on Monday night.

Rockets outlast Grizzlies to seize division lead
Rockets outlast Grizzlies to seize division lead

James Harden scored 32 points and Josh Smith came off the bench to contribute 21 in his Houston debut as the Rockets beat Memphis 117-111 in overtime Friday.

Indian industry to make rockets, satellites: ISRO chief

Indian industry comprising public and private sectors will be allowed to make communication satellites and build rockets over the next five years, a top space agency official said Wednesday.

China's most advanced space launch centre to start work soon

China has completed construction of its most advanced space launch centre, designed to handle next generation rockets and space station modules, and it will be operational soon.