The London based, The Legatum Institute, published the 12th Legatum Prosperity Index at the end of November. The index is a leading indicator of economic and social wellbeing in the 149 nations covered. "This is a tool for leaders around the world to help set their agendas for growth and development.
Russia launched checks Tuesday after its space chief said an air leak on the International Space Station last week could have been caused by deliberate sabotage.
Space agency chief Dmitry Rogozin said the hole detected Thursday in a Russian space craft docked at the orbiting station was caused by a drill and could have been done deliberately, either back on Earth or in space.
Russia's Progress M-28M spacecraft carrying 2.4 tonnes of cargo docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday, breaking a string of failed attempts by Russian and US spacecraft.
The docking took place in automatic mode, according to an official of Roskosmos, Russia's space agency, ITAR-TASS reported.
Russia's space agency Roscosmos has confirmed that its crippled unmanned cargo spacecraft Progress will disintegrate Thursday night or early Friday morning, RIA Novosti reported.
According to Roscosmos, the stricken spacecraft was expected to burn up on re-entry in the Earth's atmosphere with just a few small pieces likely to survive the heat to hit planet's surface.