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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 12, 2018, 06:46 PM(IST)

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

NASA launches probe to go deep into Sun's scorching atmosphere

NASA on Sunday blasted off a $1.5 billion spacecraft toward the Sun on a historic mission to protect the Earth by unveiling the mysteries of dangerous solar storms.

Will not follow your policies, want an equal say in peace talks: Pakistan tells US

The winning party in this year's Pakistan General Elections Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said that they have told the United States that Pakistan will not follow their policies in matters related to peace and hopes for an equal say in the issue. 

Russia, Iran and others sign deal on Caspian Sea's legal status 

A deal was signed on Caspian Sea's legal status on Sunday between Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan. According to Reuters, the leaders of all five countries gathered in the Kazakh port city of Aktau to sign the document. 

33 dead, 6 missing in Kerala floods: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday confirmed 33 deaths and six missing in Kerala floods.

Russia retaliates to sanctions, will cut holdings of US securities 

In retaliation to new US sanctions on Moscow, the Kremlin on Sunday announced to continue decreasing its holdings of US securities, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said.

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