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Russia's heavy-class Angara flies for the second time, six years after first launch in 2014
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Russia's heavy-class Angara flies for the second time, six years after first launch in 2014

The Angara rockets — named after a Siberian river flowing out of Lake Baikal — are the first new family of launchers to be built after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

After war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, peace sees winners and losers swap places
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After war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, peace sees winners and losers swap places

Armenians and Azerbaijanis lived side by side when both countries were part of the Soviet Union, but century-old ethnic enmity reignited when communism collapsed

Clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region continue; toll rises to 95
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Clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region continue; toll rises to 95

Tensions between the countries have been growing for months over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, an enclave which has been run by ethnic Armenians since it declared independence in 1991

Russia's mutually-beneficial alliance with the Taliban was built on years of confusion and influence
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Russia's mutually-beneficial alliance with the Taliban was built on years of confusion and influence

Russia often used the hundreds of millions of dollars in fuel imports for NATO and Afghan forces as a way to inject cash into Afghanistan to ensure influence and keep intelligence assets on its side

In Russia, they tore down lots of statues, but little changed in terms of what those monuments stood for
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In Russia, they tore down lots of statues, but little changed in terms of what those monuments stood for

As the US boils with anger over police brutality and racism, the experience of Russia since the collapse of communism offers a cautionary lesson in the perils and disappointments of toppling monuments

Decades-old Soviet studies hint at possible strategy to curb coronavirus: Repurposing existing vaccines
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Decades-old Soviet studies hint at possible strategy to curb coronavirus: Repurposing existing vaccines

A Soviet-era polio vaccine is gaining renewed attention from researchers as a possible weapon against the new coronavirus, based in part on research done by their mother, Dr Marina Voroshilova

As Xi Jinping escalates border crisis to divert attention from China's economic woes, India should steer clear of missteps in 1962 at Galwan Post
India

As Xi Jinping escalates border crisis to divert attention from China's economic woes, India should steer clear of missteps in 1962 at Galwan Post

Every India-China crisis since 2013 has played to much the same script: a small local stand-off; a build-up of forces; a negotiated restoration of the status quo.

Pakistan's strike at India's recent purchase of air defence system is misplaced, country has long benefitted from US aid and military equipment
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Pakistan's strike at India's recent purchase of air defence system is misplaced, country has long benefitted from US aid and military equipment

Alleging that Pakistan had been harbouring terrorists, Trump slammed the previous US governments for supporting the country.

West's ill-informed criticism of CAA ignores similarities to US' Lautenberg Amendment, overlooks India's refugee policy
India

West's ill-informed criticism of CAA ignores similarities to US' Lautenberg Amendment, overlooks India's refugee policy

Ever since the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) by both Houses of the Indian Parliament, several misunderstandings have floated around not only throughout India, but globally as well.

EAM S Jaishankar's India foreign policy needs tempering; its substance belies historical fact
India

EAM S Jaishankar's India foreign policy needs tempering; its substance belies historical fact

The facts sit somewhat uncomfortably with claims made by S Jaishankar of a new Indian muscularity.

US Army officer says he heard Donald Trump-Volodymyr Zelenskiy call, raised concerns over US president seeking 'favour' from Ukraine
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US Army officer says he heard Donald Trump-Volodymyr Zelenskiy call, raised concerns over US president seeking 'favour' from Ukraine

Alexander Vindman, a lieutenant colonel who served in Iraq and, later, as a diplomat, is prepared to tell House investigators that he listened to US president Donald Trump's 25 July call with new Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskiy and reported his concerns to the NSC's lead counsel, according to prepared testimony

More than half of world’s income went to top 10% of population; India has highest income inequality among major global economies
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More than half of world’s income went to top 10% of population; India has highest income inequality among major global economies

The income gap between the rich and poor is further widening showing that the rich in India are getting richer at a much faster pace while the poor are struggling to maintain their standard of living.

World Space Week: Eight moon landers that successfully explored the surface of Earth's satellite
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World Space Week: Eight moon landers that successfully explored the surface of Earth's satellite

These moon landers gave us a lot of the information about the moon that enabled us to send the first human beings there.

70 years of Communist China: Rise of Xi Jinping as a personality cult worrisome; ruthless suppression of dissent signals an autocratic State
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70 years of Communist China: Rise of Xi Jinping as a personality cult worrisome; ruthless suppression of dissent signals an autocratic State

Xi Jinping personally heads the central commissions on finance, foreign affairs, military affairs, national security, internet policing and, since last year, the one on reform, under a commission interestingly named as of “comprehensively deepening reforms”.

Russia offers to be guarantor of Afghan peace deal as US and Taliban talks hit final stage
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Russia offers to be guarantor of Afghan peace deal as US and Taliban talks hit final stage

Russia is ready to be a guarantor of any peace deal for Afghanistan agreed between the United States and the Taliban, the Russian foreign ministry said on Wednesday

India and other countries must fight terrorists in Afghanistan at some point, says Donald Trump
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India and other countries must fight terrorists in Afghanistan at some point, says Donald Trump

Countries like India, Iran, Russia and Turkey would have to fight against terrorists in Afghanistan at some point of time, US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday

‘We will always have somebody there’: Donald Trump says there will not be complete withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan
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‘We will always have somebody there’: Donald Trump says there will not be complete withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan

While responding to the questions on the ongoing peace talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan at his Oval Office on Tuesday, he said these to the reporters

Russia's nuclear agency chief says scientists killed in recent explosion at military facility were developing 'new weapons'
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Russia's nuclear agency chief says scientists killed in recent explosion at military facility were developing 'new weapons'

Russia's nuclear agency chief confirmed that five scientists killed last week were developing 'new weapons' and vowed to continue testing 'until the end'.

In Photos: Space rovers that empowered humankind's exploration of space
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In Photos: Space rovers that empowered humankind's exploration of space

Here is a quick chronological glance at the space rovers that have gone to Mars and the Moon.