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Sun-powered Cosmos missing in space
The world’s first solar sail-powered spacecraft failed to reach its planned orbit after the Russian rocket carrying it shut down seconds after launch, Russia’s state space agency said today. ...  | Read.. 
 
Rebel pact angers Nepal
As King Gyanendra today returned to Kathmandu after attending the G-77 summit in Doha, Qatar, the government filed cases against a dozen Maoist leaders including its chai ...  | Read.. 
 
No travel plans, says Mai
A Pakistani woman gangraped in 2002 on the orders of a village council said today the government had promised to return her passport but she has no immediate plans to travel ...  | Read.. 
 
Afghan, US troops raid Taliban hideouts
Afghan and US troops backed by warplanes blasted Taliban hideouts for a second day today, killing scores of militants in some of the bloodiest fighting in years, officials sa ...  | Read.. 
 
Sophia Loren in Pozzuoli near the southern Italian city of Naples on Wednesday. Loren returned to her hometown for the first time in 22 years to rece ...  | Read
France forgets Sartre big day
When the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre died in 1980, some 50,000 people attended his funeral in Par..  | Read.. 
Computer chip pioneer dead
Jack Kilby, inventor of the integrated circuit, the basis of the computer chip revolution and found..  | Read..