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China's manned spacecraft Shenzhou-7 blasts off - Xinhua News Agency

By germanifa01 - September 25th, 2008, 9:38, Category: General



JIUQUAN, Gansu, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- China launched its third manned spacecraft on Thursday with three astronauts on board to attempt the country's first-ever space walk. The spaceship Shenzhou-7 blasted off on a Long March II-F carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the

NWA shareholders OK combination with Delta - Detroit Free Press
NEW YORK — Northwest Airlines shareholders have approved a proposed combination with Delta Air Lines. Delta shareholders are scheduled to vote on the combination this afternoon in Atlanta. The combination still has to receive antitrust approval by the Department of Justice. Both Atlanta-based

Armstrong says entering Giro is an option - International Herald Tribune
MILAN, Italy : Lance Armstrong isn't ruling out competing in the Giro d'Italia for the first time next year as part of his cycling comeback. "I only told you the races I will enter, therefore I don't exclude it," Armstrong said in Thursday's sports daily Gazzetta dello Sport. "The next Giro is the

ANC rift shadows vote for new SAfrican president - San Francisco Gate
The man elected South Africa's third president since the end of apartheid is a former trade unionist and freedom fighter who takes over in a time tense with fears of political and economic crisis. The deeply divided African National Congress forced President Thabo Mbeki to resign last weekend after