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October 11, 2018 10:36 AM Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

A capsule carrying the two crew members of a Russian Soyuz rocket that malfunctioned on lift-off has landed safely in Kazakhstan. Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague are reported to be "in good condition", both Nasa and Russian media said. The rocket had taken off for the International Space Station (ISS) when it suffered a problem 16

October 11, 2018 9:08 AM NASA rocket rescue: US and Russian astronauts in ISS emergency after Soyuz rocket failure

A RUSSIAN Soyuz rocket carrying one Russian and one US astronaut has been forced to make an emergency landing after a failure was detected shortly after take-off from Kazakhstan. Russian news agencies reported that booster rockets carrying the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft on a mission headed for the International Space Station failed mid-air, forcing the crew to abort 7

July 19, 2018 1:53 PM Denis Ten: Sochi Olympic bronze medallist dies of stab wound in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan's Olympic medal-winning figure skater Denis Ten has been stabbed to death at the age of 25. News agency Kazinform reported Ten - who won bronze at Sochi 2014 - was stabbed in the thigh in Almaty on Thursday after two men tried to steal his car mirrors. Ten, twice a World Championship medallist, was rushed to hospital but died three hours later 12

June 14, 2018 4:54 PM Mention of Stalin’s moustache in World Cup commentary baffles viewers

Football fans were left baffled when commentator Clive Tyldesley made a reference to Joseph Stalin’s moustache during the opening game of the World Cup. Minutes after the tournament’s first game between Russia and Saudi Arabia kicked off, Tyldesley made the bizarre reference about the Soviet dictator in comparison to the Russian manager Stanislav Cherchesov’s 24

April 21, 2018 11:39 AM British retailers are furious as Chinese firms 'use loophole to let them ship goods within the UK for fraction of the cost of a postage stamp'

Cheap products are being sold at knock-down prices in Britain by Chinese retailers exploiting a legal loophole that means they can delivered for a fraction of the cost of a postage stamp. British sellers say that subsidised postal rates and as well as a 20 per cent VAT exemption have fuelled the boom in Chinese online selling that is driving them out of business 30

February 11, 2018 11:41 AM Russia aborts rocket launch to the ISS with one minute to go

Roscosmos delays the launch of an unmanned Soyuz rocket carrying supplies to the ISS after cancelling lift-off at the last minute. Roscosmos announced a two-day delay of the Soyuz rocket launch after the lift-off was cancelled, setting a new date of 13 February. In a statement, the agency explained: "During the launch, an order was made for the engines 43

January 19, 2018 7:22 AM Kazakh oligarch’s $179,000 wedding cake doubles as a starter home

To a wedding in Kazakhstan, where guests are touring the $179,000 wedding cake that doubles as a starter home for newly weds Amirzhan, grandson of Shymkent oligarch Serikzhan Seitzhanov, and Aruzhan, daughter of Kairat Satybaldy, a Kazakh businessman, nephew of the country’s president. Built by Renat Agzamov, a former Russian boxing champion, the cake is well appointed 2

January 18, 2018 11:18 AM Hewitt, Groth win through in Open doubles

Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Groth have kept their Australian Open farewell tour rolling with victory in the first round of the doubles at Melbourne Park. The pair needed just over an hour to defeat Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin and Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3 6-3. Hewitt retired from tennis after his final Australian Open singles campaign in 2016, although 8

January 9, 2018 6:50 AM Moldovan businessman to seek forced sale of Kazakh oil field stake

ALMATY, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Moldovan businessman Anatolie Stati will ask bailiffs to sell a $5.2 billion stake in the Kashagan oil field owned by a Kazakh sovereign wealth fund if Astana refuses to pay an arbitration award, Stati's spokeswoman said on Tuesday. "This is the expected course of action," the spokeswoman said in response to a question about 14

December 28, 2017 3:05 PM Russia loses £33m satellite over programming error

An embarrassing programming error caused Russia to lose a satellite which its space agency attempted to launch in November. Meteor-M was launched on 28 November, but the Russian space agency Roscosmos quickly announced that it failed to establish communications with the craft. Roscosmos later stated that the satellite failed to enter into its designated 30