Peru has closed its famed historical site Machu Picchu amid continuing anti-government protests, as the European Union decried the police response to the deadly unrest as “disproportionate”.
On Saturday, the Peruvian General Directorate for Cultural Affairs in Cusco declared an indefinite suspension of access to the Inca citadel Machu Picchu in Peru due to the violence-hit region and across the country.
China, Iran call for Iran sanctions to be lifted; Xi to visit; Pakistan hikes petrol price by 22.20 rupees a litre, says Finance Ministry; Biden plans speech on balloon, unidentified objects, sources reveal; Peru reopens Inca-era stone citadel, Machu Picchu, after nearly a month
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Peru's Culture Ministry announced on Wednesday that Machu Picchu, an Inca-era stone citadel reopened after being closed nearly a month ago amid anti-government protests. The decision was taken after an agreement was made between authorities, social groups and the local tourism industry to guarantee the security of the famed tourist attraction and transport services.
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Russia: Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov says Ukraine ceasefire won't achieve our goals; Russia adopts new global strategy to curtail western 'dominance'; Satellite images show China's plan of helping Myanmar with an air base in Coco island; US: Destructive tornadoes rip through Little Rock in Arkansas and emergency declared.
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NASA is set to announce the four astronauts who will be part of the Artemis 2 mission on Monday, April 3. After the success of the Artemis 1 mission, NASA is going full steam ahead on its path to putting humanity back on the Moon. With the uncrewed Artemis 1 mission, NASA had tested the foundations of Its new human space exploration capabilities, including the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, Orion spacecraft, and all associated ground systems. Artemis 2 will be the first crewed mission to test these. During the 10-day-long mission, the four astronauts will fly around the Moon to test and stress Orion’s life-support systems to make sure that it is capable of supporting astronauts to live and work in deep space.
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, after spending about 10 months in Patiala's central jail, has walked out of jail. He was in Patiala's central jail since May 20 last year after being sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment by the Supreme Court over the death of 65-year-old Gurnam Singh in a road rage case in 1988.
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A new computer model that integrates artificial intelligence with satellite data of NASA could potentially sound the alarm for dangerous space weather….making the predictions for harmful events such as solar storms easy. Currently, exact predictions about the timing of solar storms are not up to the mark.
One more defamation case has been registered against former MP and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. This time over his remark against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) during his Bharat Jodo Yatra in January, this year. The case was registered by advocate Arun Bhadauria on the complaint of an RSS worker, Kamal Bhadauria, at Haridwar court in Uttarakhand.
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Sir Keir Starmer says the government's Indo-Pacific trade deal is "important" but argues that the "yield is very small" in comparison to trade with the EU. The Labour leader says "the rule in trade is that you're more likely to trade with your nearer neighbours more often", insisting a closer trading relationship with the EU is needed. Report by Wardl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The shadow chief secretary to the treasury says joining the Indo-Pacific trade bloc is “potentially a positive step” from the government. Yet Pat McFadden suggests the deal will only benefit the UK economy by “0.08% of GDP over 10 years” in comparison to the “4% hit” from leaving the EU. Report by Wardl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The international trade secretary says joining the 11-strong Indo-Pacific trade bloc "opens us up to new markets" and is a "play for the future". Kemi Badenoch says this membership is "in addition" to the UK's free trade agreement with the EU, insisting "it's not a replacement for it." Report by Wardl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn