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Famous Kazakh astronaut comments on Rosetta mission

Famous Kazakh cosmonaut Talgat Musabayev praises the Rosetta mission, which saw a space probe landing on the surface of a comet for the first time in human history.

Famous Kazakh astronaut comments on Rosetta mission
Britain to transport arms to Kurds as it bolsters Iraq aid
Britain to transport arms to Kurds as it bolsters Iraq aid

Britain is to transport military supplies to Kurdish forces battling militants in northern Iraq and strengthen its aid mission there

Britain to transport arms to Kurds as it bolsters Iraq aid
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Kazakhstan Defence Ministry selects 20 officers to participate in UN peacekeeping missions

Kazakhstan Defence Ministry has reported that 20 Kazakhstan military men are ready to participate in UN peacekeeping missions as observers.

Kazakhstan Defence Ministry selects 20 officers to participate in UN peacekeeping missions
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Five injured as UN vehicle in Mali hits landmine

Five members of the UN mission in Mali were injured Monday when their vehicle ran over a landmine planted in the northeastern rebel bastion of Kidal.

Five injured as UN vehicle in Mali hits landmine
Antarctic mission over as ships clear ice field
Antarctic mission over as ships clear ice field

A complex international operation to free a Russian ship trapped in Antarctica ended Wednesday when the vessel cleared the ice field, as officials released a United States icebreaker from the rescue.

Antarctic mission over as ships clear ice field
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Snowden declares 'mission accomplished' on leaks

Just six months after first leaking National Security Agency secrets in a move that triggered a revaluation of US surveillance policies, Edward Snowden is declaring "mission's already accomplished."

Snowden declares 'mission accomplished' on leaks
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Kazakhstan approves of sending 20 observers to join UN missions

The President’s suggestion was unanimously supported by 45 senators and 106 deputies of the Majilis (lower chamber).

Kazakhstan approves of sending 20 observers to join UN missions
Indian Mars mission suffers glitch but 'no setback'
Indian Mars mission suffers glitch but 'no setback'

India's Mars spacecraft suffered a brief engine failure Monday as scientists tried to move it into a higher orbit around Earth, but controllers denied any setback to the ambitious low-cost mission.

Indian Mars mission suffers glitch but 'no setback'
Countdown to Mars: Indian mission prepares for blastoff
Countdown to Mars: Indian mission prepares for blastoff

India's launches its first mission to Mars on Tuesday, aiming to become the only Asian nation to reach the Red Planet with a programme designed to showcase its low-cost space technology.

Countdown to Mars: Indian mission prepares for blastoff
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UN names envoy for Syria chemical weapons

The head of the United Nations on Sunday named Sigrid Kaag to lead the UN's joint mission with the chemical weapons watchdog tasked with eliminating Syria's arsenal.

UN names envoy for Syria chemical weapons
UN Council backs Ban's Syria disarmament plan
UN Council backs Ban's Syria disarmament plan

The UN Security Council on Thursday backed a plan by UN leader Ban Ki-moon for a joint mission with the global chemical arms watchdog to destroy Syria's weapons.

UN Council backs Ban's Syria disarmament plan
Karzai says NATO mission caused 'suffering' for no gain
Karzai says NATO mission caused 'suffering' for no gain

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday condemned the NATO mission in his country for causing "a lot of suffering" without delivering any gains.

Karzai says NATO mission caused 'suffering' for no gain
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Syria arms inspectors face unprecedented danger: UN

The United Nations warned Monday that inspectors face a year-long mission of unprecedented danger in trying to destroy Syria's chemical weapons arsenal, as rebels launched a major offensive.

Syria arms inspectors face unprecedented danger: UN
Three astronauts back on Earth from ISS: mission control
Three astronauts back on Earth from ISS: mission control

Three astronauts returned to Earth Wednesday on board a Russian Soyuz capsule after a half-year mission on the International Space Station (ISS), landing in Kazakhstan.

Three astronauts back on Earth from ISS: mission control
US pulls staff from Lahore consulate over 'threats'
US pulls staff from Lahore consulate over 'threats'

The United States on Thursday evacuated all non-emergency staff from its consulate in Lahore, Pakistan, citing "specific threats" amid a worldwide alert over Al-Qaeda intercepts.

US pulls staff from Lahore consulate over 'threats'
Yemen says Qaeda plotted to take hostages at oil port
Yemen says Qaeda plotted to take hostages at oil port

Yemen said Wednesday it had foiled an Al-Qaeda plot to storm a Western-run oil terminal and seize a port city, as a terror alert kept US Middle East missions closed.

Yemen says Qaeda plotted to take hostages at oil port
Intercepts from Qaeda chief sparked US missions closures: reports
Intercepts from Qaeda chief sparked US missions closures: reports

Intercepts between Al-Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri and the leader of the group's Yemen affiliate sparked Washington's closure of US missions overseas and global travel alert.

Intercepts from Qaeda chief sparked US missions closures: reports
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US extends some embassy closures over Qaeda threat

US missions across the Middle East and Africa will be closed through August 10, officials said Sunday, amid intelligence reports an Al-Qaeda attack may be imminent.

US extends some embassy closures over Qaeda threat
China's Shenzhou-10 spacecraft returns to Earth
China's Shenzhou-10 spacecraft returns to Earth

China completed its longest manned space mission Wednesday as its Shenzhou-10 spacecraft and three crew members safely returned to Earth.

China's Shenzhou-10 spacecraft returns to Earth
White House releases Benghazi emails
White House releases Benghazi emails

The White House released 100 pages of emails Wednesday designed to defuse Republican claims of a cover-up over the attack on the US mission in Benghazi last year that killed four Americans.

White House releases Benghazi emails