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Alan Joyce, second left, with the flight crew in New York, Oct. 17. Photographer: James D. Morgan/Getty Images for Qantas

Spicy food, bright lights — how the world’s longest flight aims to beat jet lag

It’s a key test run as Qantas Airways prepares to start direct commercial services connecting Sydney with New York and London as soon as 2022.

Human guinea pigs about to embark on world’s first 20-hour airline flight

Researchers will screen the brains of pilots in Qantas’ Dreamliner for alertness, while monitoring the food, sleep and activity of few dozen passengers.

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File image of Chinese military band (Representational image) | PTI

Despite Covid, China will spend more on defence in 2020 than it did last year

Actual Chinese military spending may be much higher. In 2019, China reported an official defence budget of just under $178 billion, but is estimated to have spent $261 billion.

Does Trump help or harm India’s interests when he offers to mediate with China, Pakistan?

US President Donald Trump Wednesday offered to mediate between India and China over the "raging border dispute".

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Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the New Year 2019 at Bumla along the Indo-China border, Arunachal Pradesh

Chinese aggression in Ladakh also a message for domestic and external audience: Experts

International experts say the timing is troubling as it comes at ‘a critical phase in India's internal difficulties with the Covid-19 pandemic’.
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PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.