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How far away are we from commercial fusion energy?

Cadarache (France): Electricity-generating fusion power plants -- one of the biggest inventions in history -- might be safe, efficient, reliable and environmentally responsible. But, how far are we from turning science fiction into reality -- meaning a world where nuclear fusion energy will be powering our day-to-day lives? Some 60 years.

Saudi suspect in Khashoggi case killed in accident: Turkish daily

ANKARA: A Turkish daily reported on Thursday that one of the suspects involved in the disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a "suspicious car accident" in Riyadh.

The Washington Post publishes missing Saudi journalist's last article

WASHINGTON: The Washington Post has published the last article written by its missing Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi in which he wrote about the poor state of press freedom across the Arab world.

116 policemen suspended over 2014 firing in Pakistan

Islamabad: As many as 116 police officials have been suspended from their posts for their alleged involvement in a June 2014 tragedy that killed at least 14 persons in Lahore in Pakistan's Punjab province, media reports said.

Trump awards retired US Marine highest military honour

Washington: US President Donald Trump awarded the Congressional Medal of Honour to retired US Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. John L. Canley for his heroic actions 50 years ago during the battle of Hue City, one of the bloodiest scuffles of the Vietnam War.

EU dismisses Brexit summit in November, citing lack of progress

Brussels:  The leaders of the 27 countries that will remain in the European Union (EU) after Britain's withdrawal called off an extraordinary summit on the Brexit in November due to insufficient progress to organise the meeting.

Trump proposes cutting federal agencies' funds to reduce deficit

Washington: US President Donald Trump announced that he intends to reduce the American federal budget deficit by cutting financing to every government agency and department by 5 per cent.

Pakistan may buy Chinese missile 'better' than Brahmos

BEIJING:  Pakistan might buy a supersonic missile successfully test-fired by China which is said to be cost-effective and better than the BrahMos developed by India and Russia, the Chinese state media has reported.

US airstrike kills 60 Al Shabab militants in Somalia

MOGADISHU:  The US military on Tuesday said its special forces conducted an airstrike in the vicinity of Harardhere town in Mudug region of central Somalia on October 12, killing 60 Al Shabab militants.

Saudi-led coalition announces removal of 2,020 landmines in Yemen

RIYADH:  Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen on Tuesday announced the removal of more than 2,020 landmines from Yemeni territories.

Canada legalises sale, use of cannabis

OTTAWA:  Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis.

Blast hits Afghan poll candidate's office

KABUL:  A powerful blast rocked the campaign office of Afghan parliamentary poll candidate Abdul Jabbar Qahraman in Helmand province's Lashkar Gah area on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Australia to consider recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli capital

CANBERRA:  Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday that he was open to recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the Australian embassy there as well as to review the nuclear agreement with Iran.

Web applications top security risk for IT professionals in Asia: Survey

SINGAPORE: Web and mobile applications aimed at customers are the top security challenges for businesses and IT professionals in the Asia-Pacific region, a survey said on Tuesday.

Shehbaz Sharif's remand extended by 14 days CPEC may regain pace after Imran Khan's visit to Beijing Sundar Pichai publicly addresses Google's China-centric plans Chamling receives FAO award for Sikkim becoming world's first organic state Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead Australia gives first gifts for Prince Harry, Meghan's future baby Google joins many in shunning Saudi summit after Khashoggi's fate Man arrested after taking girl hostage in Germany's railway station India threatens regional security: Pakistan Koreas to break ground for railway, road connection Indian killed in New Zealand car crash Prestigious Einstein Prize for Indian American professor Abhay Ashtekar Bangladeshi PM inaugurates construction of China-financed rail project Harry, Meghan in Australia for Oceania tour Putin probably involved in assassinations but not in US: Trump 46% Americans think Trump will win re-election: Poll PTI, PML-N wins most seats in Pakistan by-polls Taliban confirms talks with US special envoy for Afghan peace Aussie woman suffers internal injuries from kangaroo attack MPs from across India's political spectrum showcase nation's diversity at UN 17 killed in Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen's Hodeidah Trump considers lifting sanctions on Turkey after US pastor freed NASA's Chandra telescope in safe mode due to glitch 12 killed in Afghan election rally blast Lagarde 'horrified' by missing journalist case, but will attend Saudi conference In pristine Ladakh, cancer rides on sedentary lifestyle and UV rays Will soon arrive at Sabarimala: Gender activist Trupti Desai Pakistan rejects Western media portrayal of economic corridor with China US opens probe into alleged Chinese mattress dumping Trump says he'll ask Saudi king about Khashoggi
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