China prepares to send its first woman astronaut into space

China prepares to send its first woman astronaut into space

1. China will send its first woman into space on Saturday along with two other astronauts to work on a temporary space station for about a week, in a key step toward becoming the only third nation to set up a permanent base in orbit. Liu Yang, a 34-year-old air force pilot, and two male colleagues

Coal miners fire rockets police during strike in Spain

Coal miners fire rockets police during strike in Spain

1. Miners fire homemade rocket launchers at riot police near the Soton coal mine near Oviedo. Strikes, road blockades, and mine sit-ins continue as 8,000 mine-workers at more than 40 coal mines in northern Spain continue their protests against government plans to cut coal subsidies.

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