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September 21, 2014
De Beers warns diamonds aren't forever
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 17, 2014
The De Beers diamond cartel warned Wednesday that global production will decline from 2020, a trend that could spell pricier bling for consumers. A dearth of major new diamond finds means that production might not keep up with ever-increasing demand from the United States, China and India, the firm claimed. "Unless major new discoveries are made in the coming years, supply can be expected to decline gradually from 2020," De Beers said, forecasting rocky times ahead for the $85 billion a year ind ... read more
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Floating bodies, shallow graves in flood-hit Kashmir
Parminder Singh carefully lifted one of the bloated bodies from his boat as he described the horrors confronting Indian Kashmir residents after the worst floods in a century. ... more

Border stand-off overshadows China leader's India trip
Indian and Chinese leaders pledged Thursday to resolve a long-running border dispute that led to a bloody 1962 war, as a stand-off between troops on the remote frontier overshadowed a rare summit in New Delhi. ... more

China's Xi wins Maldives backing for 'maritime silk route'
China's President Xi Jinping secured Maldivian support Monday for a "21st century maritime silk road" as he began a South Asian tour in the strategically located Indian Ocean atoll nation. ... more
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India's spacecraft 'on target' to reach Mars
An Indian spacecraft is on course to reach Mars, an official said Monday, following a 666-million-kilometre voyage that could see New Delhi's low-cost space programme win Asia's race to the Red Planet. ... more


Dalai Lama calls inter-faith meeting in India to counter violence
The Dalai Lama will convene a rare meeting of India's religious leaders to try to tackle rape, communal violence and other issues facing the world's biggest democracy, an aide said Tuesday. ... more
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Training Space Professionals Since 1970

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

China's Xi pledges closer defence ties with Sri Lanka
China's President Xi Jinping Tuesday announced increased defence and maritime security cooperation with Sri Lanka, whose Beijing-funded strategic port developments have caused unease in neighbouring India. ... more

China's Xi visits India, sets tone for future relations
India's new prime minister will spend his 64th birthday Wednesday at a private dinner with Xi Jinping in his home state of Gujarat, as the Chinese president begins a visit that will set the tone for relations between Asia's rival superpowers. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran slams US as 'obsessed' with sanctions as talks resume

Ukraine says Russia masses troops on Ukraine border

Space control Airmen ensure constant communication

Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Again Dismiss Satellite Explosion Rumors

Founding Day of Air and Missile Defense Command of Aerospace Defense Forces

Twin crises could shape Obama's twilight years in office

Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS


Asian monsoon much older than previously thought
The Asian monsoon already existed 40 million years ago during a period of high atmospheric carbon dioxide and warmer temperatures, reports an international research team led by a University of Arizo ... more

China's Xi starts South Asia tour in "paradise"
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the Maldives Sunday, making a historic visit to the Indian Ocean tourist destination at the start of a three-nation South Asian tour. ... more

Hundreds of thousands still stranded by killer Kashmir floods
Rescuers struggled to reach more than 200,000 people still stranded Saturday in Indian Kashmir as deadly floodwaters receded, revealing horrific devastation in the Himalayan region including neighbouring Pakistan, officials said. ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Shikaras to the rescue on Kashmir's flooded paradise
Nineteen-year-old Tanvir Ahmed Sheikh sits slumped in his shikara wooden taxi boat on the banks of Indian Kashmir's Dal Lake, exhausted by deadly floods that have ravaged this normally tranquil tourist haven. ... more

Fresh rain hampers rescue bid in flood-ravaged Kashmir
Fresh rain hampered rescue operations in Indian Kashmir Sunday a week after deadly floods swamped the Himalayan region, with medics and survivors describing nightmarish conditions in the devastated city of Srinagar. ... more
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New branch added to European family tree

Study finds Great Barrier Reef is an effective wave absorber

Coral growth rate plummets in 30-year comparison

Nature of war: Chimpanzees inherently violent

New research decodes virus-host interactions in ocean dead zones

Sharks more abundant on healthy coral reefs

Saltmarsh recovery looks good, falls short


Indian Ocean expedition pioneers citizen oceanography
Recreational sailors who become "citizen oceanographers" could help provide vital scientific knowledge about the world's oceans by sampling and testing remote waters from their yachts, according to ... more

Kashmir militants suspend jihad to help flood efforts
An alliance of pro-Pakistani militant groups fighting in Indian Kashmir announced Monday it was suspending jihadist activities to carry out rescue and relief work for flood victims. ... more

Bangladesh meet begins to save endangered tigers
Some 140 tiger experts and government officials from 20 countries met in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka Sunday to review progress towards an ambitious goal of doubling their number in the wild by 2022. ... more

14 Nobel Laureates urge Zuma to give Dalai Lama visa
Fourteen Nobel Peace laureates urged South Africa to grant the Dalai Lama a visa Monday, after Chinese complaints apparently scuppered a trip by the Tibetan spiritual leader to the "Rainbow Nation". ... more

China's Xi touts 'maritime silk road' on South Asia tour
China's President Xi Jinping said he hoped the Maldives would help build a "21st century maritime silk road" as he began a South Asian tour in the strategically located Indian Ocean island chain on Monday. ... more


Leopard poop reveals dogs to be cats' favorite meal in India
In rural India, much of the landscape is dominated by agriculture. Cattle and goats gather along the roads and graze the countryside. With so much livestock free for the taking, you might expect the leopards that roam the Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra to pick off a calf or a kid for their midnight meal. ... more

Indian Kashmir city 'in ruins' after floods
The main city in Indian Kashmir has "drowned completely" under floodwaters, a senior official said Friday, with the deadly inundation now affecting about two million people in neighbouring Pakistan and threatening its all-important cotton industry. ... more
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Elusive quantum transformations found near absolute zero

Three's a charm: NIST detectors reveal entangled photon triplets

Making quantum dots glow brighter

UCI team is first to capture motion of single molecule in real time

Border stand-off overshadows China leader's India trip

Finnish Greens quit government in nuclear row

Asia's billionaires see fastest wealth growth: report


Severe flooding in Northern Pakistan photographed by NASA


India and China in wary dance as Xi visits South Asia


Indian Navy added a fifth P-8I to its maritime patrol fleet of aircraft


Pakistan blows up dyke to protect city from floods


India-Pakistan flood toll hits 400, thousands still stranded


Rising anger in Indian Kashmir over flood rescue delay


India reverses plan to impose solar panel duties


China's President Xi to visit India next week


India expects 'substantial' results from Xi visit


Sun-powered desalination for villages in India

Robots do battle over Mars exploration

Japan PM travels to South Asia to offset China influence

'Telepathy' experiment sends 1st mental message

India-Pakistan flood disaster prompts frantic rescue bid

Deadly floods hit Indian Kashmir's Srinagar

Ozone pollution in India kills enough crops to feed 94 million in poverty

India, Australia to sign nuclear deal as Abbott visits

Australia, India sign long-awaited civil nuclear deal

Bangladesh lifts ban on sending workers to Iraq

50 feared dead as bus plunges into gorge in India

India, Australia set to sign nuclear deal as Abbott visits

Great Barrier Reef dredge dumping plan could be shelved

Australia satisfied on India's nuclear safeguards

India, Japan PMs to boost defence ties amid China tensions

Snails Tell of the Rise and Fall of the Tibetan Plateau

Panasonic, Tata join hands in water treatment: report

Indian start-up launches shoes that show you the way

Pakistan border ceasefire violations 'provocative': India

African troops in fresh offensive against Islamists in Somalia: army

'Just right' plant growth may make river deltas resilient

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