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20 Indian soldiers killed after fighting Chinese troops with ‘iron rods and stones’

20 Indian soldiers killed after fighting Chinese troops with ‘iron rods and stones’

World
The Indian army says 20 of its soldiers have been in killed in border clashes with Chinese troops.The development marks a major escalation following a stand-off between the two sides in the western Himalayas lasting several weeks. The Indian army said 17 of its troops who were critically injured in the fighting in the Galwan Valley on Monday night have now died.It follows the deaths of an officer and two soldiers earlier. They have been named as Colonel B Santosh Babu, Havildar Palani and Sepoy Ojha. Image: The border between India and China has been long disputed The violence happened along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), a disputed border that separates the two nuclear powers high up in the Himalayan mountains. ...
Rolling Stones release new song inspired by lockdown

Rolling Stones release new song inspired by lockdown

Entertainment
The Rolling Stones have released their first new single in eight years, a tune that reflects life in the coronavirus lockdown.Living In A Ghost Town, a bluesy composition which was "finished in isolation", according to the band's Twitter page, includes lyrics such as "life was so beautiful, then we all got locked down". Singer Sir Mick Jagger said that they started working on the track before the pandemic forced much of the world into lockdown and decided to release it because it would "resonate with the times we're living in". Image: The Rolling Stones - (clockwise from top left) Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood - take part in One World: Together At Home. Pic: Global Citizen In a video posted on social media...
Mick Jagger set for ‘heart surgery’ this week after cancelling Rolling Stones reunion

Mick Jagger set for ‘heart surgery’ this week after cancelling Rolling Stones reunion

Entertainment
The 75-year-old Rolling Stones rockstar is reportedly set to undergo heart surgery in New York this week.Mick Jagger's loyal fanbase has been worried since he announced he was cancelling the band's tour.According to the Drudge Report, he will have an operation to replace a heart valve in the next few days. On the NHS official website, it describes the op as being "an open heart surgery used to treat problems with the heart's aortic valve".It details: "The aortic valve controls the flow of blood out from the heart to the rest of the body."An aortic valve replacement involves removing a faulty or damaged valve and replacing it with a new valve made from synthetic materials or animal tissue."It's a major operation that isn't suitable for everyone and can take a long t...
Rolling Stones postpone North America tour over Mick Jagger illness

Rolling Stones postpone North America tour over Mick Jagger illness

Entertainment
The Rolling Stones have postponed their tour of the US and Canada because Mick Jagger has fallen ill.In a statement, the band said that doctors had advised Jagger not to tour because he needs to receive medical treatment.The 17-concert tour was due to kick off in Miami on 20 April, before travelling across North America until a finale in Oro-Medonte, Canada on 29 June.Jagger, 75, apologised directly to fans on Instagram and Twitter."I really hate letting you down like this," he wrote. "I'm devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on stage as soon as I can." Skip Twitter post by @MickJagger I’m so sorry to all our fans in America &...
Rolling stones paved grooves across Martian moon

Rolling stones paved grooves across Martian moon

Science
Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Millions of years ago, rolling stones rocked the Marian moon Phobos. According to a new study, boulders put in motion by an ancient asteroid impact explain the grooves crisscrossing Phobos' surface. "These grooves are a distinctive feature of Phobos, and how they formed has been debated by planetary scientists for 40 years," Ken Ramsley, planetary scientist at Brown University, said in a news release. "We think this study is another step toward zeroing in on an explanation." Ramsley and his colleagues designed a computer model to simulate the impact responsible for the Stickney crater, the large gash that marks one end of Phobos' oddly shaped body. The model showed such a violent impact would have sent large pieces of debris tumbling across the lunar surface. Scientists h...