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Next stop Mars: 3 spacecraft arriving in quick succession

Technology
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- After hurtling hundreds of millions of miles through space since last summer, three robotic explorers are ready to hit the brakes at Mars.The stakes — and anxiety — are sky high.The United Arab Emirates’ orbiter reaches Mars on Tuesday, followed less than 24 hours later by China’s orbiter-rover combo. NASA’s rover, the cosmic caboose, will arrive on the scene a week later, on Feb. 18, to collect rocks for return to Earth — a key step in determining whether life ever existed at Mars.Both the UAE and China are newcomers at Mars, where more than half of Earth’s emissaries have failed. China’s first Mars mission, a joint effort with Russia in 2011, never made it past Earth’s orbit.“We are quite excited as engineers and scientists, at the same time quite stressed and hap...
Poisoned Putin critic Alexei Navalny detained after arriving in Moscow

Poisoned Putin critic Alexei Navalny detained after arriving in Moscow

World
Poisoned Putin critic Alexei Navalny has been detained by police following his return to Russia.The dissident flew back from Germany where he had been recovering after being exposed to the Soviet-era novichok nerve agent in August. Sky producer Alina Droyshevskaia was on the Sunday flight and said as passengers left the plane: "All of us expect he is going to be arrested... He's ready to sacrifice himself and basically be arrested. His wife is around him right now."Just minutes after the plane's arrival, Russia's prison service confirmed Mr Navalny has been detained. Image: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia Navalnaya on the plane after it landed in Moscow Image: ...
Britain to launch 14-day quarantine for arriving travelers, airlines say

Britain to launch 14-day quarantine for arriving travelers, airlines say

World
May 9 (UPI) -- British airlines said they have been told the government is planning a 14-day quarantine for anyone arriving there from any country other Ireland. Government and aviation sources told BBC News the quarantine means people might have to provide an address as they arrive at the border. The implementation of the quarantine is expected to happen by the end of the month. Air passengers arriving in Britain would have to self-isolate for 14 days in a private residence. Details such as whether arriving travelers will be able to stay in a rented private place and how long the quarantine policy will remain in effect remain unclear. "We need to see the details of what they are proposing," said Airlines UK, which represents British Airways, EasyJet and other British-based airlines, in...
‘I would have eaten them for breakfast’ – Zlatan Ibrahimovic apologises to Manchester United for not arriving earlier in his career

‘I would have eaten them for breakfast’ – Zlatan Ibrahimovic apologises to Manchester United for not arriving earlier in his career

Sports
SORRY SWEDE The charismatic striker scored 28 goals in his debut season with Manchester United Zlatan Ibrahimovic has apologised to Manchester United fans, claiming ‘it would have been dangerous’ if he had arrived in the Premier League sooner. The charismatic striker arrived at Old Trafford in the summer of 2016 on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain and was an instant success. Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals in all competitions in his debut season with United He scored 17 goals in 27 Premier League games and helped the club lift the Europa League and League Cup. However, a devastating knee injury in the latter stages of the season saw him miss the vast majority of the following season. Now at LA Galaxy, the giant Swede apol...