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Russia to dock first spaceship to ISS Nauka module in late September : Roscosmos

Moscow, Aug 3 (UNI/SPUTNIK) Russia plans to detach the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft from the International Space Station (ISS) Rassvet module and dock it to the new Nauka multipurpose laboratory module, the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, said on Tuesday.
"According to preliminary data from the TsNIIMash Mission Control Center ballistic and navigation support service (part of Roscosmos), the ship's undocking from the Rassvet module and docking with Nauka are scheduled for September 28, 2021. Thus, Soyuz MS-18 will free the docking port for the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft, which is to launch on October 5," the statement read.
The operation aims to free a docking unit for the Soyuz MS-19 spaceship that will bring Russian director Klim Shipenko and actress Yulia Peresild to the ISS for the shooting of a Roscosmos-backed feature film in early October, Roscosmos specified.
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Sri Lanka blocks payment to Chinese firm that shipped fertiliser with harmful bacteria

Sri Lanka blocks payment to Chinese firm that shipped fertiliser with harmful bacteria

23 Oct 2021 | 11:47 PM

Colombo, Oct 23 (UNI) Sri Lanka's state-owned Ceylon Fertilizer Company Limited has got a court order to block payment to China’s Qingdao Seawin Biotech over the latter's shipment of organic fertilizer which was contaminated with harmful bacteria.

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'Stop airing hugging scenes in dramas', PEMRA directs TV channels

23 Oct 2021 | 10:31 PM

Islamabad, Oct 23 (UNI) The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has directed local television channels to "stop airing caress and hug scenes" in dramas, as such content was receiving a lot of complaints.

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Moscow says Kosovo's decision to expel Russian diplomats not to Affect their legal status

23 Oct 2021 | 10:04 PM

Moscow, Oct 23 (UNI/Sputnik) Pristina's actions against Russian diplomats do not entail any consequences for their legal status as they are accredited with the UN Mission in Kosovo, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Saturday.

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Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan to discuss trans-Afghan railway in Nov

23 Oct 2021 | 9:39 PM

Tashkent, Oct 23 (UNI/Sputnik) Senior officials from Pakistan and Uzbekistan will meet with the representatives of the interim government of Afghanistan in the first half of November in Tashkent to discuss the construction of the Trans-Afghan railway, Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister Sardor Umurzakov said on Saturday.

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Tokyo says self-defense forces fighters scrambled over Chinese chopper takeoff near Danjo islands

23 Oct 2021 | 9:03 PM

Tokyo, Oct 23 (UNI/Sputnik) Fighter jets of the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force were scrambled in response to the takeoff of a Chinese helicopter from the deck of a warship, which, along with other Chinese and Russian warships, was passing near the Danjo Islands, the Japanese defense ministry said on Saturday.

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