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India’s ASAT test created 400 pieces of debris

Washington: India shooting down of one of its own satellites was a “terrible thing” as it created about 400 pieces of orbital debris, the chief of NASA has said, warning that the risk of debris colliding with the  International Space Station has risen by 44 per cent since the Indian anti-satellite weapon test.

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Fifteen injured in lightning in western Nepal

Kathmandu: At least 15 people were injured after lightning struck them in remote Achham district in Nepal, which has been battered by a freak storm that has  claimed 31 lives and left a trail of destruction.

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29 killed, 600 injured as freak storm hits Nepal

Kathmandu: A freak storm battered several places in Southern Nepal on Sunday, killing 29 people and injuring 600 others as high speed winds tore down houses, flipped vehicles and toppled trees and electricity poles.

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China claims ‘positive progress’ on Azhar issue

BEIJING: China on Monday claimed that “positive progress” has been made on designating Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a ‘global terrorist’ by the UN and accused the US of scuttling its efforts by taking the matter directly to the Security Council, setting a “bad example.”

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Pak indicates F-16s used to hit Indian aircraft

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday for the first time indicated that F-16s might have been used to hit Indian fighter jets during the aerial combat on February 27 and said Islamabad retains the right to use “anything and everything” in its self defence.

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Musharraf ordered to appear on May 2 or lose right of defence

Islamabad: Pakistan’s former military dictator Pervez Musharraf was ordered to appear before a special court on May 2 by the Supreme Court in the high treason case and warned him that he would lose the right of defence if he failed to turn up.

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