India locates missing Moon lander Sep 11, 2019 0 706 12345 AFPNew DelhiIndian space scientists were desperately trying Tuesday to establish communication with their broken Moon lander, having located the probe that went silent moments before it was due to make a historic soft landing.The lander, called Vikram -- after the founder of India’s space programme -- was due to touch down on the Moon in the early hours of Saturday, but contact was lost around 2.1 kilometres (1.3 miles) above the surface. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) tweeted an update on its Chandrayaan-2 (“Moon Vehicle 2”) mission, which blasted off in July with India hoping to become just the fourth country to make a successful soft lunar landing.“#VikramLander has been located by the orbiter of #Chandrayaan2, but no communication with it yet. All possible efforts are being made to establish communication with lander,” the space agency said. “Unless and until everything is intact, it’s very difficult (to re-establish contact),” PTI quoted an unnamed ISRO official as saying.“Only if it had a soft landing, and if all systems functioned, could communication can be restored. Things are bleak,” the official said.The ISRO was not immediately available to comment on the claims. RELATED ARTICLES Taliban vow to fight on after Trump says talks are ‘dead’ Sep 11, 2019 0 235 Bangladesh cuts mobile internet access in Rohingya camps Sep 11, 2019 0 218 HK protesters boo Chinese anthem, as leader warns against interference Sep 11, 2019 0 625 Pakistan warns of ‘genocide’ in Kashmir, India hits back Reuters GENEVA Pakistan’s foreign minister told the United Nations human rights forum on Tuesday that India’s military presence in the disputed Muslim-majority territory of Kashmir raised the spectre of genocide. .. Trump says Pakistan-India conflict over Kashmir less heated now, reiterates offer to mediate Washington: US President Donald Trump said that the conflict between Pakistan and India over Kashmir was “a little less heated” now than it was two weeks ago. Speaking to media before departing from the White House in .. Taliban take complete district in northern Afghanistan Kabul: The Taliban have taken control of the whole of a district in Afghanistan’s northern Takhar province, local officials said on Tuesday. The centre of Takhar’s Yangi Qala district was overrun by the Taliban on Monday .. Death toll from dengue in the Philippines hit 1,021 in 8 months dpa Manila More than 1,000 people have died from dengue in the Philippines in the first eight months of the year, the health department said Tuesday. Nearly 40 per cent of the 1,021 victims who died from the disease between .. Hundreds of schools shut as massive forest-fire haze blankets SE Asia AFP Jambi, Indonesia Huge fires are raging across vast swathes of Indonesia’s rainforests -- some of the world’s biggest -- with toxic smog shutting hundreds of schools in Southeast Asia, officials said Tuesday. .. North Korea fires ‘projectiles’ after offering talks with US Seoul: North Korea on Tuesday fired projectiles into the sea, South Korea’s military said, hours after Pyongyang said it was willing to hold working-level talks this month with the United States. Negotiations between ..