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    Boston: An extremely rare lunar meteorite — comprised of six fragments that fit together like a puzzle — has been sold for USD 612,500, according to US-based RR Auction. The meteorite is classified as NWA 11789, lunar feldspathic breccia, unofficially known as ‘Buagaba’ or ‘The Moon Puzzle.’

  • Maiden test flight: World’s largest amphibious plane

    Beijing: China’s indigenously designed and built amphibious aircraft AG600, touted as the world’s largest, successfully carried out its first take-off and landing tests on Saturday. The aircraft, developed and built by the state-owned aircraft firm Aviation Industry Corporation of China, took off and later landed on the water in Hubei province’s Jingmen, state-run China Daily reported.

  • Pakistani woman told to shun hijab or quit job

    Karachi: A woman worker of a software firm in Pakistan was told to either stop wearing hijab at workplace or resign, in perhaps the first incident of its kind in the Muslim-majority country. The incident caused an uproar on social media, leading to the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Jawwad Kadir of the Creative Choas company.

  • Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

    Tokyo: European and Japanese space agencies said an Ariane 5 rocket successfully lifted a spacecraft carrying two probes into orbit on Saturday for a joint mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun. The European Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Age­n­cy said the unmanned BepiColombo spacecraft successfully separated and was sent into orbit from French Guiana as planned to begin a 7-year journey to Mercury.

  • Most H1B visa holders in 2018 are Indians, says official US report

    Washington: Nearly three out of every four H-1B visa holders as of October 5 are Indian citizens, an official US report has said. According to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), there were as many as 419,637 foreign nationals working in the US on H-1B visas as on October 5.

  • North Korean hacker group stole USD 571 million in crypto attacks

    San Francisco: Amid growing crypto-jacking episodes, a North Korean hacking group called Lazarus has stolen cryptocurrencies worth more than half a billion dollars.According to The Next Web that cited findings from the annual report of cybersecurity vendor Group-IB late on Friday, Lazarus was behind 14 hacking attacks on cryptocurrent exchanges since January 2017 — stealing $571 million. Lazarus is a hacking group which has been linked to a string of attacks against

  • 2018 election meddling case: US charges Russian woman

    Washington: A Russian woman has been charged by the US government with trying to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections as part of a conspiracy that exploited thousands of social media accounts and emails that claimed to be owned by US residents, officials said.

  • South Africa: Road crash kills 27

    Johannesburg : At least 27 people were killed on Friday in a road crash in South Africa’s northern Limpopo province after a truck swerved into oncoming traffic when its tyre burst, a local minister said. The accident involving multiple vehicles killed 25 travelling in a mini-bus taxi and two more in a sports utility vehicle. “Overall we lost 27 people with four others sustaining serious bodily injuries,” said the provincial transport minister

  • Jamal Khashoggi: From Saudi royal insider to open critic

    Dubai: A complex man of contradictions, journalist Jamal Khashoggi went from being a Saudi royal family insider to an outspoken critic of the ultra-conservative kingdom’s government, and was ultimately killed inside its consulate in Istanbul. In his final column for The Washington Post, Khashoggi perhaps presciently pleaded for greater freedom of expression in the Middle East.

  • US-backed Syria offensive kills 35 IS fighters: Monitor

    Beirut: An offensive by US-backed forces against the Islamic State group’s last redoubt in eastern Syria killed 35 jihadists on Saturday, a Britain-based war monitor said. Twenty-eight IS members were killed in air strikes by the US-led coalition around the town of Hajin, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

  • Afghanistan elections: Over 170 killed or hurt as blasts hit Kabul polling stations

    Kabul: More than 170 Afghans were killed or wounded in poll-related violence on Saturday, officials said, as the legislative election turned chaotic with hundreds of polling centres failing to open due to technical glitches and lack of staff and voters queuing for hours.
    Most casualties were in Kabul, where at least four people were killed and 78 wounded in multiple explosions, acting health ministry spokesman Mohibullah Zeer said, after the Taliban warned voters

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