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    Baby on board: Indian gives birth at 35,000 feet

    The unnamed woman, in her 20s, went into premature labour on Sunday's Jet Airways flight between Damman in Saudi Arabia and Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala.

    Off Track
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    ISRO puts heaviest satellite in orbit

    The satellite, GSAT-19, which is expected to enhance the communication infrastructure of the country, was placed in its initial orbit 16 minutes after lift-off from the second launch pad at Sriharikota.

    Technology
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    Nasa probe to fly into sun’s atmosphere

    A new Nasa mission aims to brush by the sun, coming closer than any spacecraft in history to its scorching heat and radiation in order to reveal how stars are made, the US space agency said on Wednesday.

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    Erdogan wins Turkey referendum as opposition cries foul

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan narrowly won a historic referendum on Sunday that will tighten his grip on power, but the knife-edge result left the country bitterly divided and the opposition crying foul.

    West Asia
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    UN vote on Israeli settlements has changed little

    Three months after a landmark UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements, the measure has changed little on the ground and some analysts question whether it ever will.

    West Asia
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    Saudi king in Malaysia on first leg of Asia tour

    The visit is the first by a Saudi king to Malaysia in more than a decade, as the Arab nation courts Asian investors for the sale of a 5 per cent stake in state firm Aramco in 2018, expected to be the world’s biggest IPO.

    Southeast Asia
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    Iran complying with nuclear deal, says UN watchdog

    Iran is complying with the landmark nuclear deal it sealed with major world powers in 2015, according to a report from the UN watchdog seen by AFP on Friday.

    West Asia
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    'India had the most bomb blasts in the world in 2016'

    India witnessed the maximum bombings in the world last year, even more than war-torn Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a report.There were 406 such incidents, which include IED and ordnance explosive blasts.

    South Asia
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    India launches record 104 satellites in single mission

    India has created history by successfully launching 104 satellites on a single mission, overtaking the previous record of 37 satellites launched by Russia in 2014.All but three of the satellites.

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    When Saudi Arabia asked Indian journalist not to write on Muslim issues

    An Indian Muslim journalist working for a Saudi daily newspaper Al-Riyadh was ‘forced’ to quit his job for reporting on excesses faced by Muslims in Kashmir and Gujarat.

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    Scientists closer to solving mystery of Earth's core

    Japanese scientists say that silicon is likely the mystery element in the Earth’s inner core, claiming progress on solving one of the planet’s deepest secrets.

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    Pakistan fires 'first submarine-launched nuclear-capable missile'

    Pakistan fired its first submarine-launched cruise missile on Monday, the military said, a show of force for a country that sees its missile development as a deterrent against arch-foe India.

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    India to launch 100 satellites at one go next month

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch a record 103 satellites at one go, using its launch vehicle PSLV-C37, in the first week of February, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet South Asian.

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    India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni 5 ballistic missile

    India successfully test-fired on Monday its nuclear-capable, inter-continental ballistic missile Agni 5, which has a range of over 5,000 km covering whole of China, from Abdul Kalam island off Odisha coast.

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    Iranian army begins massive air defense drill

    The large-scale maneuvers, code-named Modafean Aseman Velayat 7, will kick off on Monday over a vast area of nearly half a million square kilometers in the three provinces of Khuzestan, Hormozgan and Bushehr

    West Asia
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    Indian cruise missile test fails for the fourth time

    The fourth test of India's "Nirbhay" land-attack cruise missile (LACMs), designed to carry nuclear or conventional warheads failed on Wednesday, reported the Times of India.

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    NASA troubleshooting problem with Mars rover drill

    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has halted its trek up a mountain filled with potentially habitable niches for life while engineers troubleshoot a problem with one of its key instruments.

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    India successfully launches third remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2A

    India successfully launched its latest remote sensing satellite, RESOURCESAT-2A, which would be useful for agricultural applications like crop area and production estimation, drought monitoring, soil mapping, cropping system analysis and farm advisories generation.

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