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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 12, 2018, 08:45 AM(IST)

The NASA spacecraft will blast off from on a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida early Saturday. Photograph:( Reuters )

Video: US man who stole, crashed passenger plane 'had access legitimately' to it

A 29-year-old "suicidal" airport worker who commandeered an empty plane from Seattle's main airport and took it on an hour-long flight chased by F-15 fighter jets before crashing into a small island did not commit any security violations, officials said Saturday.

Literary giant, Nobel-winning writer VS Naipaul dead at 85

Nobel prize-winning British author VS Naipaul has died at the age of 85, his family announced on Saturday.

Srinagar: Policeman killed in encounter with terrorists

A Special Operations Group (SOG) policeman was killed while a Jammu and Kashmir Police and two CRPF personnel were also injured after an encounter broke out between militants and security forces in the Batamaloo area of Srinagar, news agency PTI reported quoting police sources.

Investors sue Tesla's Musk over go-private tweets

Two investors filed suit against Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the electric car company after he tweeted he wanted to take the firm private, causing the share price to inflate and short-selling investors to lose millions.

After technical delay, NASA to try launching Sun probe again today

After a last-minute technical problem forced NASA to postpone by 24 hours the launch of its first mission to explore the Sun, the agency plans to try again Sunday.


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