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China has developed a new surface material for hypersonic vehicles that can remain intact after a long flight, scientists involved in the project announced. This technology was previously thought impossible.
State broadcaster CCTV reported on Tuesday that General Li Shangfu had been removed from his position, after weeks of speculation over the fate of the US-sanctioned general who has not been seen in public since the end of August. The decision to remove him was approved by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee.
Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has called on Thais working in war-hit Israel to return home, amid accusations that the Middle Eastern nation is dangling more money to make them stay put as safety concerns mount ahead of a planned ground invasion of Gaza.