Nepal’s first nano-satellite deployed on orbit Monday, June 17th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The first nano-satellite of Nepal has been deployed on orbit rom the International Space Station (ISS) at 4 pm on Monday. The ISS is a space station which is located about 400 km above the earth. NepaliSat-1 has been deployed from Bhutan’s sky. The big sound of satellite was clearly..

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Twitter deletes accounts linked to foreign governments Thursday, June 13th, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter says it has deleted nearly 4,800 suspect accounts linked to Iran that the company says secretly pushed that government’s agenda. Twitter is adding those accounts and their tweets to a public database it launched last year to track its battle against..

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‘Hurry up!’: G20 urged to speed up digital tax Saturday, June 8th, 2019

MUNICH, (AFP): Top G20 finance officials agreed Saturday there was an urgent need to find a global system to tax internet giants like Google and Facebook but clashed on the best way to do it. The G20 has tasked the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development to fix an international tax..

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Hydrogen-power electric flying vehicle: Long road to liftoff Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER, LOS ANGELES (AP) — A transportation company is betting its sleek new hydrogen-powered electric flying vehicles will someday serve as taxis, cargo carriers and ambulances of the sky, but experts say they will have to clear a number of regulatory hurdles before being approved..

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US charges Julian Assange with violating Espionage Act

WASHINGTON, (AFP): The Justice Department on Thursday charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with violating the US Espionage Act by publishing military and diplomatic files in 2010, rejecting his claim that he is a journalist. The department unveiled 17 new charges against Assange, accusing him..

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Japanese, UK carriers delay release of Huawei phones Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

LONDON, (AFP): Four major Japanese and British mobile carriers said Wednesday they will delay releasing new 5G handsets made by Huawei amid a US-led crackdown on the Chinese tech firm over security concerns. Meanwhile, the British firm ARM, which designs processors used in most mobile devices, was..

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Nepal’s first nano-satellite orbiting the earth from June 17 Thursday, May 16th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal's first nano-satellite developed by two Nepali scientists will start orbiting the earth from June 17, 2019. A Japanese expert will visit Nepal to manage all the necessary things to live telecasting NepaliSat-1 orbiting the earth, said Dr. Rabindra Dhakal, chief of Faculty of..

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The Fragility of Democracy: Hong Kong, China and the Extradition Bill Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

It has been a history of turns and the occasional betrayal, but Hong Kong’s experiment with democracy, incubated within the Special Administrative Region, was always..