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SpaceX to launch first of its global internet satellites

SpaceX plans to launch its first demonstration satellite Wednesday for its internet-in-space project. It plans eventually to have thousands of small satellites delivering broadband access around the world.

Britain's KFC stores start to re-open after chicken shortage

A shortage of chickens that led to two thirds of KFC restaurants in Britain having to close was on the way to being resolved Tuesday.

Iran locates wreckage of crashed plane

Iran has located the wreckage of a passenger plane that crashed into western mountains on Sunday, official IRNA news agency reported Tuesday.

New Year surprise for Chinese passengers in Manchester

Passengers landing at Manchester from Beijing on February 16 were greeted with an arrivals baggage experience like no other. 

India testfires nuclear capable Agni II missile

India Tuesday testfired its medium-range, nuclear-capable Agni II missile from a military island off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha, sources said. 

Turkey warns against Syria's military involvement in Afrin

Turkey warned Syrian government on Monday over sending troops into Afrin to back the Kurdish militia, a senior Turkish official said.

Iran finds crashed plane, receives condolences from int'l community

Iran found the wreckage of the crashed Aseman Airlines ATR-72 plane on Monday and received condolences from Chinese, Russian and United Nations (UN) leaders for the victims of the incident and their families.

Maldivian president seeks extension of state of emergency

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Monday requested the parliament to extend the state of emergency for a further 15 days amid the ongoing political crisis. 

Magnitude-6.0 quake strikes southern Mexico

​A magnitude-6.0 quake struck 43 km east of Mexico's southern Oaxaca state at a depth of 10 km at 0656 GMT, the country's National Seismological Service reported early Monday. 

Chinese FM offers condolences over air crash in Iran

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday offered condolences to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif over the crash of an Iranian passenger plane earlier in the day, in which all the 66 people aboard were killed.

UK Prime Minister sends best wishes for Chinese New Year

​In a video filmed during Theresa May's recent state visit to China, the Prime Minister sends her best wishes to all in the UK and in China.

66 killed in plane crash in central Iran

​An Iranian passenger plane crashed into the Dena mountain on Sunday morning and all the 66 people on board were killed, Abed Zadeh, Chief of the Civil Aviation Organisation of Iran confirmed. 

Angry students, parents demand gun curbs after Florida slaughter

Anger boiled over among parents and students in Parkland, Florida on Saturday over America's unwillingness to toughen gun control laws, after a teenager armed with an assault rifle killed 17 at the local high school.

FBI: Partygoer stole terracotta warrior statue's left thumb in Philadelphia museum

​Federal authorities have said that a Delaware man stole late last year a thumb of a Chinese terracotta warrior statue being displayed at a Philadelphia museum. The statue is said to be worth of US$4.5 million.

Chinese company to build elephant protection center in Laos

China's Yunnan Provincial Investment Holding Group has signed an agreement with the government of northern Lao Sayabuly Province to build the Asian Elephant Species Protection, Breeding and Rescue Center.

Mexican interior minister survives chopper crash, toll rises to 13

Thirteen people were killed after a military helicopter crashed in southern Mexico following an earthquake in the region, prosecutors in Oaxaca State said Saturday.

Grand celebrations of Chinese Year of Dog held in Sweden

Grand celebrations have been held in Stockholm and elsewhere in Sweden to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog.

17 Chinese tourists injured, Thai driver killed in bus accident in S. Thailand

​A Thai driver has been killed and 17 Chinese tourists have been injured in a tour bus accident in southern Thai province of Phang Nga.

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake hits Mexico

​A powerful earthquake has shaken southern Mexico on Friday afternoon as people fled out of buildings in capital Mexico City when the ground was shaking.

Sydney launches red hot start to Chinese New Year

The Sydney Harbour Bridge, decked out in auspicious red and a glowing eight-meter-tall guard dog, unleashed the start of the biggest celebrations of the Lunar New Year outside Asia on Friday evening.

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