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World Ocean Conference draws horror scenarios on climate change

World Ocean Conference

Politicians and climate experts predicted dreary effects of climate change on the world's oceans at an international conference opening Monday on Indonesia's Sulawesi island.

NASA gets budget hike as Obama reviews manned space programme

NASA gets budget hike as Obama reviews manned space programme

Washington  - NASA officials said Thursday that the Obama administration will increase funding for the US space agency by 5 per cent in 2010 and will conduct a review of its programme for manned space flight.

Shuttle Discovery returns safely to Earth

Shuttle Discovery returns safely to Earth

Washington  - The space shuttle Discovery landed safely at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida on Saturday.

Commander Lee Archambault guided the shuttle to a picture-perfect landing at 1914 GMT, ending the shuttle's 13-day mission to the International Space Station.

North Dakota residents sandbag against record flooding

North Dakota residents sandbag against record flooding

Washington  - Residents of North Dakota's largest city were rushing Thursday to stack sandbags to hold off record-breaking flooding.

The Red River in Fargo, North Dakota, was predicted to crest at a record 12.3 metres on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

Astronauts perform maintenance work during second spacewalk

Washington  - Two astronauts from the Discovery space shuttle on Saturday performed maintenance work on the International Space Station during a second spacewalk, according to US space agency NASA.

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