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January 6, 2018 9:07 PM Astronaut John Young has died at 87

Veteran U.S. astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and even smuggled a corned beef sandwich into orbit during one of his six missions in space, has died at age 87, NASA said on Saturday. Young, a former U.S. Navy test pilot, in 1972 became the ninth of 12 people ever to set foot on the moon. ‘We’re saddened by the loss of astronaut John Young 20

October 28, 2017 10:59 AM Wales & England forwards to train against each other before autumn Tests

Wales and England forwards will train against each other for the first time before the autumn Tests. The idea for the one-off session, scheduled for 6 November in Bristol, came after this summer's British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand. England forwards coach Steve Borthwick was among Lions coach Warren Gatland's assistants for the drawn series 44

October 28, 2017 12:06 AM DIARY-Emerging Markets Economic Events to Dec 29

Guide to Economic Indicators ----------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ----------------------------------------------------------- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 YANGON - Myanmar Central Bank Deputy Governor Bo Bo Nge gives speech on financial sector – 1130 GMT. PRAGUE - Czech National Bank holds 32

September 29, 2017 9:28 PM ‘Another Fantastic Week’: Tom Price’s Celebratory Travelogues

The dispatches outraged many members of the department staff, given that the travel took place at a time when the agency is facing hundreds of billions of dollars in proposed budget cuts, as well as certain budget-related restrictions on work-related travel for employees. Mr. Price did not begin the practice of the “Week in Review” dispatches, which 23

September 13, 2017 1:58 PM Mikheil Janelidze: Georgia has become one of the examples of how a small nation can transform itself through development of tourism

The FINANCIAL -- The Georgian Vice Premier, Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze spoke before the participants of the 22nd General Assembly of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The Vice Premier welcomed the launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development as a key to achieving economic prosperity, advancing people-to-people 51

September 11, 2017 9:22 PM Irma leaves 8 dead in US, 'devastation' in Florida Keys

Hurricane Irma is now wreaking havoc in in South Carolina after causing at least eight deaths in Florida and Georgia. A flash flood emergency was issued for Charleston this afternoon as Irma, which was downgraded to a tropical storm this morning, batters the Southeast with torrential rain and dangerous storm surges. As of 5 p.m., Irma was about 150 miles 100

September 5, 2017 2:49 PM Catastrophic Hurricane Irma — now a Cat 5 — is on a collision course with Florida

Hurricane Irma is an “extremely dangerous” Category 5, barreling toward the Greater Antilles and Southern Florida. It’s already the strongest hurricane ever recorded outside the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, and it’s likely to make landfall somewhere in Florida over the weekend. The storm is life-threatening for the United States and British Virgin 27

August 29, 2017 6:10 PM Why was Houston not evacuated before Hurricane Harvey?

More than 30,000 people have fled their homes as catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey continues to soak Houston, Texas. The nation's fourth largest city has endured five days of rain as the tropical storm barrels toward Louisiana, where residents are bracing for the same type of flooding that beset the state in 2005. Hurricane Katrina made landfall 63

August 29, 2017 8:16 AM Anthony Joshua's next fight WILL be in Cardiff as date and opponent are revealed

Joshua's world heavyweight title defence will be in Cardiff in less than two months time Cardiff's Principality Stadium will host boxing superstar Anthony Joshua's next fight. Joshua will face Kubrat Pulev in the Welsh capital on October 28 in a bout that is set to captivate the boxing world. The 27-year-old has been ordered by the IBF to face mandatory 27

August 26, 2017 2:35 PM Collapsed roofs and downed trees as Hurricane Harvey batters Texas coast

Hurricane Harvey has become the first major hurricane in 12 years to hit the mainland United States, coming ashore Friday night in Texas with 130-mph winds and threatening millions of people along the Gulf Coast with catastrophic flooding and torrential rains. As the storm’s center neared landfall close to Corpus Christi, President Trump announced on Twitter 29