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Nasa probe aimed to ‘touch’ asteroid

Publication date 21 March 2019 | 15:12 | ICT

After two years crossing the solar system, the Nasa space probe Osiris-Rex arrived last December near the asteroid Bennu to complete its mission of collecting a sample – but touching the rock will prove much harder than scientists had

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  • Brexit delay request made

    Publication date 21 March 2019 | 15:11 | ICT

    BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May asked EU leaders on Wednesday for a three-month delay to Brexit amid continued political deadlock in London, but Brussels warned the postponement carried “serious legal and political risks”.

  • Is Kim Jong-un considering ‘new way’?

    Publication date 21 March 2019 | 14:15 | ICT

    Following the failure to reach an agreement at last month’s summit between the US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, tension has been building between the two sides, threatening the negotiations that they have built over the past year.

  • Indonesia flood toll tops 100, dozens still missing

    Publication date 21 March 2019 | 14:14 | ICT

    The death toll from flash floods and landslides that tore through Indonesia’s Papua region has topped 100 with dozens more still missing, the disaster agency said on Wednesday.

  • Dried out: Prolonged drought wipes popular Chilean lake from the map

    Publication date 21 March 2019 | 13:15 | ICT

    THE cows and horses would have come for the last blades of grass. Now their bones are scattered on the cracked earth, victims of drought that wiped Santiago’s weekend playground Lake Aculeo from the map.

  • Eight injured in Myanmar violence

    Publication date 21 March 2019 | 11:39 | ICT

    Fighting between Myanmar’s military and ethnic Rakhine rebels in Mrauk U, the ancient capital of the Rakhine kingdom, has left at least eight locals injured, scaring tourists and sparking fears that the historical monuments are under threat.

  • NZ burials start as PM urges ‘united front’ on social media

    Publication date 21 March 2019 | 11:34 | ICT

    A Syrian refugee and his son were buried in New Zealand on Wednesday in the first funerals of those killed in the twin mosque massacre as Kiwis braced for days of emotional farewells following the mass slayings.

  • Cyclone Idai aftermath: More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique

    Publication date 20 March 2019 | 15:13 | ICT

    More than a thousand people are feared to have died in a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique last week, while scores were killed and more than 200 are missing in neighbouring Zimbabwe.

  • Ardern vows to never utter gunman’s name

    Publication date 20 March 2019 | 14:30 | ICT

    NEW Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed on Tuesday never to utter the name of the twin-mosque gunman as she opened a sombre session of parliament with an evocative “as-salaam alaikum” message of peace to Muslims.

  • DPRK must display ‘actual action’

    Publication date 20 March 2019 | 13:52 | ICT

    NORTH Korea should take “actual action” towards giving up its nuclear weapons to break the deadlock in talks with Washington, a top security adviser to the South’s president said, suggesting Seoul’s patience with Pyongyang may be wearing thin.

  • Dutch police detain suspect after three shot dead on tram

    Publication date 20 March 2019 | 13:50 | ICT

    DUTCH police on Monday arrested a Turkish-born suspect over a shooting on a tram in Utrecht that left three people dead in what officials said was a possible terror attack.