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On today's episode, UAE astronaut Dr Sultan Al Neyadi is part of the Crew-6 flight scheduled to take off from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida on a mission to the International Space Station. Nasa and SpaceX have given the green light for the launch to go ahead at 10.45am UAE time, with the Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon capsule systems looking normal and the weather good.

Turkish authorities arrest 180 people amid a continuing inquiry into building collapses during the February 6 earthquake that killed more than 50,000 people. The majority of those arrested are contractors and building managers.

Scores of Israeli settlers go on a violent rampage in the northern part of the occupied West Bank on Sunday evening, setting dozens of cars and homes on fire after two settlers were killed by a Palestinian gunman.

CIA director William Burns says Iran's nuclear programme is advancing at a "worrisome pace" amid reports that the country has further enriched uranium.

Updated: February 27, 2023, 6:05 AM