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August 22, 2017
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Low-cost prostheses offer Indian amputees a second chance



Jaipur, India (AFP) Aug 20, 2017
Vishnu Kumar had barely reached adulthood when he lost his limbs in a freak electrical accident, seemingly condemning him to the life of penury endured by millions of amputees in India. A year later, the 22-year-old is preparing to walk again with the aide of a "Jaipur Foot" - a no-frills prosthetic made locally. These prosthetics allow amputees to work in muddy fields, sit cross-legged on the floor and comfortably use Indian-style squat toilets without needing to remove the limb. The manuf ... read more

SHAKE AND BLOW
South Asia floods claim more than 750 lives
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 21, 2017
More than 750 people have died in floods across South Asia, officials said Monday, with monsoon rains also causing the deaths of hundreds of animals, including rhinos and a tiger. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Nearly 600 dead in S. Asia floods; SLeone toll reaches 441
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
Nearly 600 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said Saturday, as relief and rescue operations continued. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Vast new super cluster of galaxies named Saraswati
Pune, India (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
A team of astronomers from the Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), both in Pune, India, and members of two ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
ISRO Develops Ship-Based Antenna System to Track Satellite Launches
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jul 18, 2017
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully designed and developed a ship-borne transportable antenna terminal to fulfill the telemetry tracking and command requirements for all s ... more
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SUPERPOWERS
India, China troops in high-altitude clash: officials
Srinagar, India (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Indian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said Wednesday, exacerbating tensions during a months-long stand-off between the two armies. ... more
SPACEMART
India to Launch Exclusive Satellite for Afghanistan
New Delhi (Sputnik) Aug 14, 2017
India and Afghanistan expects to shortly sign a memorandum of understanding for launching of an exclusive satellite for Afghanistan by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Afghanista ... more
SUPERPOWERS
India, China troops in high-altitude clash: officials
Srinagar, India (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Indian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said Wednesday, exacerbating tensions during a months-long standoff between the two armies. ... more
SINO DAILY
China rejects US criticism on religious freedom
Beijing (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
China on Wednesday denied violations of religious freedom after the United States accused Beijing of persecuting Christians, Muslims, Falun Gong members and Tibetan Buddhists in an annual report. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
At least 221 dead in India, Bangladesh, Nepal floods
Saptari, Nepal (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
At least 221 people have died and more than 1.5 million have been displaced by monsoon flooding across India, Nepal and Bangladesh, officials said Tuesday, as rescuers scoured submerged villages for the missing. ... more
AFRICA NEWS
Dalai Lama cancels Botswana trip with 'exhaustion'
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
The Dalai Lama has cancelled a trip next week to Botswana because of "exhaustion" after Beijing expressed anger at the African country for allowing the visit. ... more


Floods kill hundreds across India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Iran and Africa

DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Hunter fells elephant that killed 15 in India
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
India's top hunter told on Saturday how he felled a rogue elephant which had killed 15 people in a series of attacks since March. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Bangladesh hopes to rekindle passion to save rare crocodiles
Dhaka (AFP) Aug 13, 2017
Bangladeshi conservationists introduced two rare river-dwelling crocodiles to potential mates Sunday in a last-ditch attempt to save the critically-endangered species from extinction. ... more
TRADE WARS
Nepal revives railways as China, India vye for influence
Janakpur, Nepal (AFP) Aug 13, 2017
Three years after its last train hit the buffers, landlocked Nepal is building a new railway network to boost its ailing economy - helped by the rivalry between its powerful neighbours, China and India. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
End of an era as typewriting tests phased out in India
Mumbai (AFP) Aug 10, 2017
The unmistakable chatter of typewriters outside courthouses and government offices will soon fall silent in India's financial capital Mumbai as stenography colleges on Friday hold their final manual exams. ... more



India clears $650 mn Boeing army chopper deal: defence sources
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 17, 2017
India approved a $650 million purchase of six attack choppers Thursday from US aviation giant Boeing, officials said, as it boosts its military might amid border tensions with China and Pakistan. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), which approves big-ticket purchases, gave the green light to acquire six additional Apache helicopters after 22 were bought as part of a $2.5 billion deal in 2 ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
L3 receives contract for Kuwaiti KC-130J work
Washington (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
US Army chopper disappears on Hawaii training mission
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Troubled Cathay loses HK$2.05 billion in first half 2017
Merkel wants to 'restore trust' in diesel after scandal
Berlin (AFP) Aug 21, 2017
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that trust must be restored in diesel cars after the emissions cheating scandal and spoke out against plans to ban them from some inner cities. She said she was "angered" by German auto giants who in the "dieselgate" scandal either broke the law or used legal loopholes, but also pointed to the at least 800,000 jobs in the crucial industrial sector. ... more
Beijing (AFP) Aug 21, 2017
China's Great Wall Motor plans Fiat Chrysler purchase
Washington (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Uber's ousted CEO calls investor lawsuit unfounded
Manila (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
Uber bows to Philippines suspension after show of defiance
India must rethink infrastructure needs for 100 new 'smart' cities to be sustainable
Lincoln UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Plans to create 100 new 'smart' cities in India to support the country's rapidly growing urban population could have a significant detrimental impact on the environment unless greater emphasis is placed on providing new supporting infrastructure and utilities, according to a major new study. Professor Hugh Byrd, a specialist in urban planning from the University of Lincoln, UK, conducted a ... more
University Park PA (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Allowable 'carbon budget' most likely overestimated
Edinburgh UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Sparkling springs aid quest for underground heat energy sources
Washington (AFP) July 7, 2017
Google's 'moonshot' factory spins off geothermal unit
A quick and easy way to shut down instabilities in fusion devices
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Scientists have discovered a remarkably simple way to suppress a common instability that can halt fusion reactions and damage the walls of reactors built to create a "star in a jar." The findings, published in June in the journal Physical Review Letters, stem from experiments performed on the National Spherical Torus Experiment-Upgrade (NSTX-U), at the Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Phy ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
IV and cellular fluids power flexible batteries
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
A battery-inspired strategy for carbon fixation
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Updated computer code improves prediction of particle motion in plasma experiments
UAE nuclear programme edges toward 2018 launch
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Aug 21, 2017
At first glance, the long hallway seems abandoned. But behind glass walls, in soundproof offices, engineers and physicists are putting the final touches to the Arab world's first nuclear programme. At the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) in Abu Dhabi, dozens of employees are reviewing the 15,000-page application for the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, scheduled to launch next ye ... more
Paris, France (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
129I waste used to track ocean currents for 15,000 km after discharge from nuclear plants
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Analysis highlights failings in US's advanced nuclear program
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
Clashes at anti-nuclear demo in France
Cosmic magnifying lens reveals inner jets of black holes
Pasadena CA (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
Astronomers using Caltech's Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO) have found evidence for a bizarre lensing system in space, in which a large assemblage of stars is magnifying a much more distant galaxy containing a jet-spewing supermassive black hole. The discovery provides the best view yet of blobs of hot gas that shoot out from supermassive black holes. "We have known about the existen ... more
Honolulu HI (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
International team of researchers redefines cosmic velocity web
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Aug 22, 2017
NICER and LISA to Confirm or Disprove Predictions of General Relativity
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Superconductivity research reveals potential new state of matter
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
US launches formal trade investigation into China
Washington (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
The United States on Friday formally launched a trade investigation into China's intellectual property practices and forced transfer of American technology, which President Donald Trump had called for this week. "On Monday, President Trump instructed me to look into Chinese laws, policies, and practices which may be harming American intellectual property rights, innovation, or technology dev ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 17, 2017
US in 'economic war' with China, says Trump strategist Bannon
Beijing (AFP) July 18, 2017
China's Xi calls for more imports and more 'open economy'
Sydney (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Australia to regulate virtual currency exchanges like Bitcoin
Move against Kurd rebels on Turkey-Iran agenda: Erdogan
Istanbul (AFP) Aug 21, 2017
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that a joint Turkish-Iranian operation against Kurdish militants was "always on the agenda", a week after Tehran's top armed forces commander visited Ankara for rare talks. Turkey has battled the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) for decades, while the Iranian security forces have also fought its affiliate, the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan ... more
Hagerstown, United States (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Trump mulls new US strategy in Afghanistan
Washington (AFP) Aug 22, 2017
Trump open to eventual political deal with Taliban
Washington (AFP) Aug 22, 2017
Trump backs off Afghan withdrawal, lambasts Pakistan
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Study gives first proof that the Earth has a natural thermostat
Paris (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
New data provides the first proof that the Earth has a natural thermostat which enables the planet to recover from extremes of climate change - but the recovery timescales are significant. This work was presented at the Goldschmidt conference in Paris, and has just been published in the peer-reviewed journal Geochemical Perspectives Letters*. The idea of a natural temperature thermostat wa ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Asian Development Bank finds new climate finance stream
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
Incomplete drought recovery may be the new normal
Washington (UPI) Aug 14, 2017
Heat map showcases extreme temperatures in Southern Europe
US-South joint drills begin amid North Korea tensions
Seoul (AFP) Aug 21, 2017
Seoul and Washington began annual war games on Monday, with South Korean President Moon Jae-In warning the nuclear-armed North not to use them as an excuse to perpetuate the "vicious cycle" of tensions. Tens of thousands of South Korean and US troops are taking part in the "Ulchi Freedom Guardian" joint military drills, a largely computer-simulated exercise that runs for two weeks in the Sou ... more
Seoul (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Joint exercises could send Korea tensions soaring again
Tehran (AFP) Aug 20, 2017
Iran's top priority to protect nuclear deal from US: Rouhani
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives contract for Trident II nuclear missile
Chinese crime writer arrested for murders 22 years ago
Beijing (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
Life may be stranger than fiction for an award-winning Chinese crime writer who has been arrested in connection with a quadruple-homicide that took place more than two decades ago. For 22 years, police in eastern Zhejiang province tried to crack the cold case of how a family ended up dead in the guesthouse they ran. They filled stacks upon stacks of notepads with possible suspects and le ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 20, 2017
Crowds rally in Hong Kong after activists jailed
London (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Outcry as UK publisher censors content for China
Beijing (AFP) Aug 22, 2017
China rights lawyer confesses in 'subversion' trial
Death toll in SLeone flood disaster reaches 441
Freetown (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
The death toll from a mudslide and flooding that struck Sierra Leone's capital Freetown has reached 441, the government said on Saturday. "Four hundred and forty-one corpses (were) buried as at yesterday," the deputy minister of information and communication, Cornelius Deveaux, told AFP, adding that the number of missing was "still being calculated." A tally of deaths, issued on Friday b ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 21, 2017
Africa Endeavor 2017 communications conference starts in Malawi
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
Dalai Lama cancels Botswana trip with 'exhaustion'
Maiduguri, Nigeria (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
UN says Nigeria relations 'intact' after unauthorised raid
Energized fabrics could keep soldiers warm and battle-ready in frigid climates
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 22, 2017
Soldiering in arctic conditions is tough. Protective clothing can be heavy and can cause overheating and sweating upon exertion. And hands and feet can grow numb despite wearing such gear. To keep military personnel more comfortable and battle-ready in bitterly cold climes, scientists are now conducting research aimed at creating high-tech fabrics that heat up when powered and that capture ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
University of Florida, US Army develop model for lighter armor
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
LOC Performance receives $49.1 million Bradley upgrade contract
Washington (UPI) Aug 14, 2017
Lockheed wins Special Operations logistics contract
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Builder's trials completed on Freedom-class LCS Little Rock
Washington (UPI) Aug 21, 2017
Builder's trials have been completed on the future Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship USS Little Rock in Lake Michigan by an industry team, Lockheed Martin announced on Monday. The LCS 9 Little Rock went through a series of tests and evaluations of its primary systems and propulsion, including reaching flank speeds of over 40 knots. "These are complex vessels, and I'm proud of ou ... more
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