Dads cross finish line on £500k suicide awareness walk

Three fathers whose daughters took their own lives have now raised more than £500,000 for charity after completing a 300 mile suicide awareness walk. Andy Airey, Mike Palmer and Tim Owen walked between their homes in Cumbria, Greater Manchester and Norfolk to raise money for suicide prevention charity Papyrus. Among those who donated were James … Read more

China successfully launches satellite to test space debris mitigation technology

China successfully launched a new satellite on Sunday to test and verify space debris mitigation technologies. It was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in southwest China’s Sichuan Province. The satellite, named Shijian-21, was launched by a Long March-3B carrier rocket and it entered the planned orbit successfully. The satellite will be mainly used … Read more

US wants to help Taiwan participate ‘meaningfully’ in UN, as China prepares to mark key anniversary

Taiwanese and US officials have discussed how Taiwan can “meaningfully” participate at the United Nations just days before Chinese president Xi Jinping will give a speech to mark his country’s half century since accession to the global body. Taiwan, using its formal name the Republic of China, held the Chinese seat at the UN until … Read more

US nuclear envoy visits South Korea amid N Korea missile tension

Seoul: The US envoy for North Korea arrived in South Korea on Saturday amid stalled denuclearisation talks and tension over Pyongyang’s recent missile tests. Special Representative Sung Kim‘s visit came days after North Korea fired a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), which prompted criticism from Washington and calls for a return to talks aimed at … Read more