Hanoi, May 19 (IANS) Vietnam Sunday successfully conducted test flights of six indigenously-made unmanned aerial vehicles, a media report said. The "made-in-Vietnam" drones flew over the Central Highlands Lam Dong province, Xinhua reported citing the Van Hoa The Thao (Culture and Sports) newspaper. After three days of tests - May 17-19 - in Da Lat city and Lac Duong district of Lam Dong, six vehicles made by the Vietnam Space Technology Institute, under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), successfully made 37 flights.
London, May 19 (IANS) Tiny gnome statues of Prince William and his pregnant wife Kate, the duchess of Cambridge, will be auctioned online to raise money for children to learn about gardening in schools. The gnome statues were displayed at the Chelsea Flower Show, the Daily Mirror reported. "Gnomes are often associated with good luck, I could not think of a more popular couple that the nation is wishing good luck to," gardening guru David Domoney, who commissioned the statues, was quoted as saying.
Guwahati, May 19 (IANS) An Assamese documentary film has been selected to be archived at the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) of Great Britain and Ireland, an official said here Sunday. "Mayong: Myth/Reality", directed by movie critic-turned-filmmaker Utpal Borpujari and produced by Jayanta Goswami, will be archived by RAI so that researchers and academicians of cultural ethnography studies can access the documentary
Hull (England), May 19 (IANS) Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal will lead India's challenge at the British Open Squash Championships beginning here Monday. The prestigious event is the oldest on the calendar. World No.15 Pallikal plays her opening match against 22nd ranked Line Hansen of Denmark at the KC Stadium Tuesday
London, May 19 (IANS) A 22-year-old woman fled to Britain from the southern African nation of Swaziland and is seeking asylum after refusing to join the harem of 13 wives of Swazi king Mswati III. Tintswalo Ngobeni fled to Britain after she caught the attention of the millionaire monarch, known for his lavish lifestyle, the Daily Mail reported.
Seoul, May 19 (IANS) North Korea Sunday fired a short-range missile into the East Sea, even as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he was concerned over Pyongyang's latest missile launches and urged the regime to return to the talks on its controversial nuclear programme.
London, May 19 (IANS) Britain's first "official" astronaut, 41-year-old Major Tim Peake, has been selected to go on a five-month mission to the International Space Station in 2015, a media report said Sunday. Peake, a former army helicopter pilot, graduated as a European Space Agency astronaut more than two years ago and has been waiting for a space mission since then, the Guardian daily said.
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived here Sunday on a three-day state visit during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on many issues, including the recent border row. This is Li's first overseas trip after he took office in March
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) 4G services, which provide mobile users with internet access up to 50 times faster than the current 3G network, will be launched in Shanghai next month when the China Mobile company begins large-scale trials. The fourth generation of mobile phone mobile communication technology standards orm 4G provides users with high-speed internet access on devices such as phones, data cards and MiFi routes, a device transferring signals to Wi-Fi for devices including iPhones, iPads and laptops, the Shanghai Daily reported. From June 1, China Mobile's Shanghai branch will invite 5,000 users to test the latest 4G products, including mobile phones and data cards, based on TD-LTE (time division-long term evolution) technology.
London, May 19 (IANS) A custom-made guitar played by John Lennon and George Harrison has sold for $408,000 at an auction. The guitar, built in 1966 by the VOX company, was bought by an unidentified American buyer in New York, BBC reported. Harrison played "I Am The Walrus" on the guitar in a scene from "Magical Mystery Tour" in