(Reuters) - With financial markets on edge, White House officials and Republican leaders scrambled to reassure them that the United States will avert default and lift its $14.3 trillion borrowing limit before August 2.
This is a tabular list of missions flown by space shuttles, including unmanned and manned test flights and launches, planned flights and potential or unflown rescue missions. Information displayed in the tables includes flight order, mission designation, launch date, length of mission, shuttle used, number of crew members (launched/landed) and landing site. Summary statistics for all shuttle missions are provided in separate tables. Only the United States flew human spaceflight missions in its Space Shuttle program, while the Soviet Union flew one unmanned space flight of the Buran.
As Syrian security forces move in to the besieged town of Jisr al-Shughour, thousands of refugees are fleeing across the Turkish border. More camps are being set up to house the new arrivals. Many of the refugees are in desperate need of medical help. The emergency ward at Antakya hospital is about to receive its latest casualty from Syria. It is a young girl who has fallen sick and was brought to the Turkish border by her desperate mother, who is also pregnant.
The 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup is the sixth FIFA Women's World Cup competition, the world championship for women's national association football teams. It is being held from 26 June to 17 July 2011 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in October 2007. The matches are played in nine stadiums in nine host cities around the country, with the final being played at the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt. Sixteen teams were selected for participation via a worldwide qualification tournament that began in 2009. In the first round of the tournament finals, the teams compete in round-robin groups of four teams for points, with the top two teams in each group proceeding. These eight teams advance to the knockout stage, where two rounds of play decide which teams will participate in the final.
Here is a timeline of events in Syria since protests started in March.
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