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South Korean leader arrives in Pyongyang for summit

Pyongyang

MNA International Desk: South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in Pyongyang Tuesday for his third summit this year with Kim Jong Un as he seeks to reboot stalled denuclearization talks between North Korea and the United States. Kim welcomed his visitor at Pyongyang’s international airport — where he supervised missile launches last year as tensions mounted — the two men embracing after Moon walked down the steps of his aircraft. Accompanied by their wives, they exchanged pleasantries for a few minutes ahead of a military welcome ceremony as hundreds of people lining the tarmac cheered, waving North Korean flags and ...

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Japanese billionaire confirmed as first Moon tourist

Japanese billionaire

MNA Tech Desk: A Japanese billionaire and online fashion tycoon, Yusaku Maezawa, will be the first man to fly on a monster SpaceX rocket around the Moon as early as 2023, and he plans to bring six to eight artists along. Maezawa, 42, will be the first lunar traveler since the last US Apollo mission in 1972. He paid an unspecified amount of money for the privilege. “Ever since I was a kid, I have loved the Moon,” Maezawa said at SpaceX headquarters and rocket factory in Hawthorne, California, in the middle of metropolitan Los Angeles, late Monday. “This is ...

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SpaceX set to begin sending tourists to Moon

SpaceX

MNA Tech Desk: In a step that commercialises space travel, US private space firm SpaceX announced that it will send the first private passenger to Moon and will reveal his identity on Monday. The tourist will fly in the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) being designed to carry people into deep space, the Elon Musk led company said in a tweet. “SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle-an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of travelling to space. “Find out who’s flying and why on Monday, ...

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Moon sighted, Eid-ul Azha on Aug 22

Azha

MNA National Desk: The holy Eid-ul-Azha – one of the two biggest festivals for Muslims – is set to be celebrated in Bangladesh on 22 August, Wednesday, as the Zil-Hajj moon was sighted in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country this evening. The National Moon Sighting Committee took the decision at a meeting held at the Islamic Foundation’s Baitul Mukarram office on Sunday evening after reviewing information of the moon sighting, says a press statement. National Moon Sighting Committee chief and religious affairs minister Matior Rahman chaired the meeting, it adds. Eid-ul-Azha, however, will be celebrated in Saudi Arabia on ...

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An extra-super moon on rise next Monday

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MNA Technology Desk: A strangely large and bright Moon will adorn the night sky next Monday, the closest “super moon” to earth in 68 years and a chance for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. Weather permitting, the phenomenon should appear at its most impressive at 1352 GMT (0722 IST), when it will be at its fullest just as night falls over Asia, astronomers said. Provided there are no clouds and not too much light pollution, people should be able to see Earth’s satellite loom unusually large over the horizon shortly after sunset, irrespective of where in the world they are. ...

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Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated on 13 September

Eid-ul-Azha

MNA National Desk: Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated on 13 September as the moon for the Arabic month of Zil-Hajj was not sighted on Friday. The parliamentary standing committee on religious affairs ministry announced the date at the Islamic Foundation in the evening. However, in Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries, the Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated on Sep 12. Eid-ul-Azha also called the “Sacrifice Feast” or “Bakr-Eid”, is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. In the Islamic lunar calendar, Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah ...

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