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# Rocket

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# Rocket
Ronnie O'Sullivan leads 10-7 after first day of the World Championship final
Mark Selby bounced back in the later frames.
# Rocket
Ronnie O'Sullivan aims for three in a row at the Crucible
We’re snooker loopy, nuts are we.
# Air Strikes
Warplanes target Gaza Strip amid 'wave of attacks' from Palestinian rockets
The attack followed Palestinian rocket fire being aimed at the Jewish state.
# All of the Lights
Amazing photo of a NASA rocket being fired into an aurora
Good work, science.
# Hey Rosetta
European comet-chasing satellite awakens from hibernation
The Rosetta satellite even tweeted as Gaeilge.
# notions
7 foods that simply did not exist in Ireland before the Celtic Tiger
Our pre and post Celtic Tiger diets.
# Rocket
Birthday boy O'Sullivan crashes out of UK Championships
Stuart Bingham inflicted a 6-4 quarter-final defeat on The Rocket.
# private spaceships
The new space race, and the startups looking to profit from it
Whether for personal dreams of adventure or for profit, these companies are doing the engineering and basic science needed to get humans into space.
# Explosion
Video: Russian rocket explodes just after launch
The unmanned booster rocket was carrying three satellites when it crashed shortly after launch in Kazakhstan.
# Snooker Loopy
Steve Davis warns of Ronnie O'Sullivan 'disrespect' to snooker
The Rocket has again threatened to pack away his cue after the weekend.
# Rocket
'I needed to pay the school fees but snooker's not for me' - O'Sullivan says he's retiring
The defending world champion eased into the semi-finals at the Crucible but insists it’s his last major event.
# Rocket
Ronnie O'Sullivan says his psychiatrist can help sort Suarez, bring title to 'Pool
‘If Liverpool can have Steve there for four or five years, then they’ll win the Premier League.’
# Rocket
9 ways to live your life like Ronnie O'Sullivan
Want to be like (arguably) the greatest snooker player ever? Here are some quick tips.
# Space
SpaceX capsule encounters problems in orbit
Three of the capsule’s four thrusters failed to fire up en route to the space station.
# North Korea
North Korea 'plans nuclear test aimed at US'
The communist state did not specify when the atomic test might be carried out.
# tensions
Condemnation after North Korea launches rocket
America, China and Russia have all expressed concern about the successful launch of the rocket by North Korea – and asked all sides to avoid ‘stoking the flames’.
# North Korea
North Korea removes rocket from launch pad: report
According to analysis of the latest satellite imagery, the entire three-stage Unha-3 carrier has been removed to a nearby assembly facility.
# Rocket
Sports Film Of The Week: Ronnie O’Sullivan, Life Stories
The Rocket, baby.
# Rocket
World champion O'Sullivan to miss rest of season because of 'personal issues'
The Rocket won’t defend his title at the Crucible… if you believe what he says today.
# Space
SpaceX rocket on a mission to the ISS - with ice cream included
The commercial cargo ship is bringing 1,000 science experiments and gear to the inhabitants of the ISS – as well as a freezer of chocolate-vanilla swirl ice cream.
Column: Yes, the Mars rover cost $2bn – but it’s far from a waste of money.
Technology developed by NASA’s top scientists will prove pretty handy for the rest of us too, writes Colm Quinn.
# canny
Impressive Sculpture Made Out of Tin Cans of the Day
Careful now…
# Pot Luck
Rocket man: O'Sullivan takes 10-7 lead in world snooker final
Three time champion holds a slight advantage over Ali Carter.
# North Korea
Kim Jong Un makes first public speech since becoming leader
At the culmination of two weeks of celebrations marking the centenary of the birth of his grandfather, North Korea’s new leader made his first public speech since stepping into power last December.
# Flop
What went wrong for North Korea's rocket?
“Anybody can make something go boom. Controlling it is hard.”
# North Korea
VIDEO: North Korean rocket shatters after launch
The rocket splintered into pieces over the sea just a minute or two after taking off.
# North Korea
North Korea begins fuelling rocket ahead of planned launch
North Korea has openly defied calls to back down from a planned satellite launch, openly beginning to fuel its rocket.
# North Korea
VIDEO: North Korea prepares to launch long-range rocket
Meanwhile intelligence officials have said the country is preparing to test a nuclear weapon.
# North Korea
Japan says it will intercept North Korean rocket if threatened
Japan has ordered missile units to intercept a long-range rocket expected to be launched by North Korea next month if the rocket – or any its fragments – threaten to hit the country.
# Controversy
Ronnie O'Sullivan: 'I feel like I'm being raped by snooker bosses'
Three-time world champion insists he’s being ‘blackmailed’ into playing smaller tournaments because of rankings system.
# Your Say
Poll: Is space exploration worth the money?
As one of NASA’s dead satellites comes crashing to Earth, we ask if space exploration is worth the money spent on it. What do you think?
# Israel
Rocket fire from Gaza despite ceasefire
Israel’s Defence Forces say that southern Israel was attacked overnight, after a Hamas official said that a truce had been agreed.
We have lift-off: Rocket Ronnie back at the Crucible with a bang
WATCH: O’Sullivan narrowly misses out making early maximums at the Crucible.
# Rocket
WATCH: Karlovic breaks fastest serve record
Croatian Ivo Karlovic produced a world-record 156mph serve during Saturday’s Davis Cup doubles match-up.