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Covfefe, Little Rocket Man and ‘stable genius’: A year of Trumpisms

The ‘fire and fury’ of US President Donald Trump has translated into many memorable phrases that have baffled, amused or infuriated observers. RT looks at the top quotes from the first year of his presidency. January 2017: ‘You are fake news’ Trump had famously sparred with the media throughout his campaign. He reserved his ire for BuzzFeed and CNN, however, ...

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Flat-Earther rocket launch gets new lift off date after US govt delay (VIDEO)

Flat-Earther ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes has set a new date to launch himself into orbit in a homemade rocket after his previous attempt was thwarted by a US federal agency. The rocket jump is intended to promote Hughes’ much more ambitious venture of travelling to the edge of space in a bid to prove the Earth is actually flat. READ MORE: ...

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Space rocket booster drops from sky & explodes near Chinese town (VIDEOS)

A rocket booster fell from the sky and exploded near a small town in southwest China following the launch of the country’s Long March 3B rocket. The strap-on booster was one of four making up the first stage of the rocket that launched two satellites into orbit on Friday. People living in the town of Xiangdu, located near China’s Guangxi ...

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket causes multi-car crash in California (VIDEO)

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 09:34 Edited time: 27 Dec, 2017 10:11 A SpaceX rocket that soared over Southern California on Friday caused not only a social media frenzy, but a three-car pile-up on a freeway. A dashboard camera captured at least three cars smashed on one California freeway as the rocket was flying overhead and drivers apparently slowed down ...

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‘Nuclear alien UFO from N. Korea!’ 5 times rocket launches triggered UFO frenzy (VIDEOS)

Published time: 23 Dec, 2017 22:16 Edited time: 23 Dec, 2017 22:33 Space X’s rocket launch caused a social media frenzy Friday night as it left an unusually shaped plume in its wake, sparking claims of UFO sightings – a feverish reaction that has become commonplace in the space age. As the stunning sight lit up the sky and social ...

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Israel will no longer take part in 'ping-pong' game of rocket attacks with Hamas – defense minister

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman says Tel Aviv will no longer allow a game of “ping-pong” rocket exchanges to take place with Hamas. “In the next few months all existing tunnels will be blown up and destroyed” by new technologies invented by Israel, Lieberman said during an interview with RTVI, adding that Israel is aiming to put an end to ...

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Trailblazer: SpaceX sends recycled rocket to dock with ISS in world first

Published time: 15 Dec, 2017 17:21 Edited time: 15 Dec, 2017 17:23 SpaceX has completed the launch of a recycled spacecraft from Cape Canaveral in Florida – the first time the company has flown a Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule that have both been used before. READ MORE: SpaceX to launch first recycled rocket for NASA The company declared ...

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SpaceX to launch first recycled rocket for NASA

Published time: 12 Dec, 2017 14:58 SpaceX is set to launch its first recycled Falcon 9 rocket on behalf of NASA, which will bring a payload of vital cargo aboard the company’s flagship Dragon capsule to the International Space Station (ISS). Elon Musk’s brainchild has launched recycled rockets and Dragon capsules before but this will be the first time both ...

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25 injured in Israeli strike on Gaza after rocket attacks

Published time: 9 Dec, 2017 00:00 Edited time: 9 Dec, 2017 00:30 At least 25 Palestinians, including six children, have been wounded after the Israeli Air Force bombed alleged Hamas targets inside Gaza. The IDF says the airstrikes were in retaliation for 3 rocket attacks launched from the enclave into Israeli territory. “In response to the projectiles fired at Israel ...

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Japan aims to buy long-range cruise missiles after N. Korea's latest rocket launch

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 13:54 Edited time: 8 Dec, 2017 13:54 Japan plans to purchase long-range cruise missiles for fighter jets, the country’s defense minister has announced. It comes as tensions continue to mount in the region following Pyongyang’s most recent intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test. “We are planning to introduce the JSM (Joint Strike Missile) that will be ...

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