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Rockets rain death far from Ukraine frontline

Kramatorsk - The elderly woman kneels and weeps as she recognises one of those killed when a hail of rebel rockets fell on Ukraine's regional centre Kramatorsk, another innocent victim fallen far from the front.

North Korea test-fires 'intelligent' anti-ship rocket: KCNA

Seoul - North Korea has test-fired a new "ultra-precision" intelligent rocket to be deployed across its navy, state media said Saturday, in the latest evidence that Pyongyang is stepping up its development of missile technology.

Putin oversees successful rocket launch

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday oversaw the successful test-launch of Russia's newest heavy-class Angara rocket, a rare piece of good news in a week dominated by the economic crisis.

New super plane to fly from Europe to Australia in 4 hours

A new superplane, which can get you anywhere in the world in four hours, may get its first flight in only five years from now. It is planned to use its rockets for commercial airline flights, as well as space travel.

Europe to build new-generation Ariane 6 rocket

Luxembourg - European nations announced Tuesday they would build a new-generation rocket in a multi-billion-euro (dollar) programme to maintain their grip on the world market for satellite launches.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' soars to an August opening record

"Guardians of the Galaxy" rocketed to an August record as it beat expectations and shot down the competition to the tune of $94 million.

Hamas claims rocket fire on Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa

Gaza - The armed wing of Hamas claimed that it fired several rockets at Jerusalem and Israeli cities Tel Aviv and Haifa Tuesday.

Japan launches 'affordable' Epsilon space rocket

Yesterday, Japan launched the first in a new type of space rockets particularly designed to make future space missions more affordable.

Video: SpaceX's Elon Musk waves his hands to design rocket parts

Last week Elon Musk of SpaceX tweeted that he had invented a way to create rocket parts, with hand gestures and a laser printer, virtually out of thin air. He has now posted a video to show how - almost like it is in your favorite sci-fi movies.

Report: Israeli airstrikes on Gaza to cost over $300 million

Gaza - The eight day strike by Israel on Gaza not only killed 168 Palestinians, most them civilians, but has also resulted in $300 million in economic damage, the Palestinian Chamber of Commerce reports.

Video: Israeli airstrikes on Gaza intensify on Wednesday

Gaza - With no cease-fire in sight, Israeli forces intensified their airstrikes on Wednesday morning, attacking government ministry buildings and other sites in Gaza.

AFP offices in Gaza hit by airstrike, other journalists killed

Gaza - The offices of Agence France-Presse in Gaza have been hit by an Israeli airstrike on Tuesday. Fortunately no staff were hurt in the attack. However, 3 journalists were killed and 2 others injured in separate airstrikes.

Video: RT's Arabic-language sister channel in Gaza attacked

Gaza - RT's Arabic-language sister channel, Rusiya Al-Yaum, was struck by Israeli forces in the Gaza strip early on November 18. Luckily no one was in the office at the time. Updated with video interview with IDF on their reasons for targeting the building.

London 2012: Spoof video — Granny in Olympic missile accident

London - While most Londoners take it very seriously, having surface-to-air missiles on their roofs, one Londoner has made a video about a grandmother having an accident with a missile.

Video: Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft takes off for ISS

With a truly international team on board, the Soyuz spacecraft has taken off this morning, from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazahkstan.

Iran space center 80% complete

Tehran - Not to be left behind in the space race, Iran has almost completed its new space center. This will be used to launch satellites made by Iran and other Muslim nations.

North Korea's much hyped long-range rocket crashes into sea

Pyongyang - North Korea, defying the international community, launched a long-range rocket on Friday, but it crashed and fell into the sea before it escaped Earth's atmosphere.

Philippines prepares for North Korea's rocket fall debris

The Philippines is preparing for a possible evacuation in case the North Korean rocket debris makes landfall on the populated areas in the Philippines.

South says North Korea is planning an underground nuclear test

With controversy raging over North Korea's plans to launch a rocket, now an underground nuclear test is allegedly being planned, according to reports leaked by South Korea.

New Toronto Rocket subway launches with lots of fanfare Special

Toronto - The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) launched its new subway train today, The Rocket, and will only run on the University/Yonge line with just the one train until next month.

Iran launches a new rocket containing a rat, turtles and worms.

Iran has launched a rocket into orbit carrying what state-owned Al-Alam televison report as an experimental capsule. Ahmadinejad praises result.

NASA: Moon's south pole to be bombed on friday

If everything goes as planned, NASA's Lunar CRater Observing and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) mission will crash a rocket and a spacecraft into the Moon's south pole. The mission's objective is to determine whether or not there is water on the Moon.

South Korea Postpones Space Rocket Launch

South Korea has postponed the launch of its first-ever space rocket just minutes before the scheduled blast-off because of a suspected fuel pressure problem. The launch will be delayed for several days.

Vote for the most iconic invention at London's Science Museum

Curators at the Science Museum in London, England, have picked ten of the most significant breakthroughs in history from the museum's collection and are asking you to vote for the most iconic of these inventions.

North Korea insists its satellite is in earth orbit

The North Korean government continues to insist that its newly-launched satellite is going around the earth in an elliptic orbit. However the US NORAD command which monitored the launch said the payload had splashed into the Pacific Ocean.

In Wake Of North Korea's 'Rocket Fail,' It Has World's Attention

So far, it was revealed that North Korea’s rocket launch could be considered an “epic fail.” However, that had gotten the world’s undivided attention. United States President Barack Obama has urged action against North Korea.

NORAD: North Korean satellite 'did not reach space orbit' Special

It is reported from Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado by the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command that North Korea's Taepo Dong 2 missile payload did not gain space orbit, despite claims by North Korea.

North Korea Proceeding With Rocket Launch Despite Protests

Unmindful of warnings from the US and Japan, North Korea is proceeding with the launching of their 'communication satellite' on April 4 to 8 and likewise warned that any interception by the US or Japan will be considered as an act of war.

Palestinians Break Ceasefire - Rockets Still Hit Southern Israel

The Palestinians have again broken the ceasefire - yet another rocket has hit Israel just as American envoy George Mitchell arrives to promote peace talks.

BBC Bureau Hit By Rocket In Baghdad

The BBC is the latest to face an attack in Iraq. The BBC's bureau in Baghdad was hit Friday with a rocket. The details of the hit are very minimal with no one claiming responsibility for the attack.
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An Israeli soldier inspects the damage at an house that was hit by a rocket fired by militants from the Gaza Strip, on July 22, 2014, in the Israeli town of Yahud
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