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Six exoplanets discovered in synchronised dance around star

Six exoplanets have been spotted in a perfectly synchronised dance around a nearby star, offering clues about the formation of our own Solar System, astronomers said on Wednesday. The six planets orbit the bright star HD 110067 around 100 light…

US govt hours from shutdown, funding chaos

The US government on Saturday was hours from shutting down after the far right of the Republican Party scuppered final attempts at a temporary budget agreement, throwing into doubt everything from access to national parks to Washington’s massive support for…

US deploying ships closer to Israel, sends munitions

President Joe Biden ordered US ships and warplanes to move closer to Israel in a show of support on Sunday, while sending fresh military aid after attacks by the Palestinian militant group Hamas. The Pentagon said it was sending the…

Trump pledges to expel Hamas sympathisers, ban Muslims from the US

Donald Trump promised on Monday that if elected president again he will bar immigrants who support Hamas from entering the US and send officers to pro-Hamas protests to arrest and deport immigrants who publicly support the Palestinian militant group. On…

China ready to improve ties with US ‘at all levels’: VP

Beijing is ready to hold talks with the United States at “all levels”, China’s vice president said Wednesday ahead of an expected summit in San Francisco between leaders Xi Jinping and Joe Biden next week. Speaking at the Bloomberg New…