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Washington: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) has joined the search hunt for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight, which disappeared shortly after take-off from Kuala Lumpur airport.The plane dropped off the air traffic controllers' (ATC) radar less than an hour later and the whereabouts of 227 passengers and 12 crew members still remain unknown.Activities under way include mining data archives of satellite data acquired earlier and using space-based assets, such as the Earth-Observing-1(EO-1) satellite and the ISERV camera on the International Space Station (ISS), to acquire new images of possible crash sites, NASA spokesman Allard Beutel was quoted as saying on Space.com.The ISERV camera system was launched in July 2012 to observe specific areas of the globe for disaster analysis and environmental studies, NASA said.The resolution of images from these instruments could be used to identify objects of about 98 feet (30 metres) or larger.NASA would send relevant data to the US Geological Survey's earth resources observations and science hazard data distribution system.This system facilitates the sharing of information whenever the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters is activated.The charter which aims to mitigate the effects of natural and man-made disasters by streamlining the delivery of space-acquired data was activated by China 11 March.IANS

South Korea, Japan to hold talks on sex slavery during Second World War

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South Korea, Japan to hold talks on sex slavery during Second World War

Seoul: Senior diplomats from South Korea and Japan will hold talks about Tokyo's sexual enslavement of Korean women during the Second World War, Seoul's foreign ministry said on Thursday.The director ...


Timeline: President Xi Jinping's diplomatic itinerary for the day

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Timeline: President Xi Jinping's diplomatic itinerary for the day

Chinese President Xi Jinping who arrived in India on Wednesday is on a three-day bi-lateral meeting where he is expected to sign key bi-lateral agreements.President Xi, who met Prime Minister Narendra...

IFFI 2014 will focus on Chinese cinema; treaty to be signed today

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IFFI 2014 will focus on Chinese cinema; treaty to be signed today

Panaji: On the backdrop of India inking the film co-production treaty with China, organisers of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) have decided to focus Chinese cinema in its upcoming edi...

UP: Four-year-old girl allegedly raped by youth

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UP: Four-year-old girl allegedly raped by youth

Bhadohi: A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth in Sagar Raipur village, triggering protests by villagers who set afire the house of the accused.The incident took place on Wednesday when ...

Nasa's spacecraft Maven to reach Mars this weekend

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Nasa's spacecraft Maven to reach Mars this weekend

Washington: US space agency NASA said Wednesday its Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft will enter orbit around the Red Planet this weekend.The spacecraft has completed a 10-mont...

Bangladesh lawmakers vote to give parliament right to impeach SC judges

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Bangladesh lawmakers vote to give parliament right to impeach SC judges

Dhaka: Bangladesh's parliament now has the authority to impeach Supreme Court judges after lawmakers late on Wednesday voted to approve a much-debated amendment to the constitution.The amendment passe...

PM Modi to raise Chinese incursions issue with President Xi: MEA

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PM Modi to raise Chinese incursions issue with President Xi: MEA

Prime Minister Narendra Modiwilltoday raise the issue ofincursions by China's People Liberation Army with Chinese President Xi Jinping who is on a three-day bilateral visit to India."Yesterday, t...