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September 01, 2015
Nepal honours quake victims in festival of the dead
Kathmandu (AFP) Aug 30, 2015
Thousands of Nepalis walked in procession through the Kathmandu valley Sunday in a festival to commemorate the dead, which many mourning family members who died in a devastating earthquake. The 7.8-magnitude quake on April 25 killed nearly 8,900 people and reduced some 600,000 houses to rubble across the impoverished Himalayan nation. The annual Gai Jatra festival, which dates back to the 17th century, pays respects to those who have died in the past year, with their families staging colourful p ... read more
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23 dead as Madagascar troops battle cattle rustlers
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Countdown for Indian rocket GSLV launch to begin on August 26
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Study: Tropical forests to disappear faster than expected
A Washington-based think tank is urging action on climate change. ... more

Sumatran rhino no longer found in Malaysia
Sumatran rhinoceros could once be found through India, China and Southeast Asia. Today, the range of the critically endangered species is constantly shrinking. ... more
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Chinese hackers most likely targeting India: experts
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Australia moves to reduce legal challenges to mining projects
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Seven killed as landslide hits Sikh temple in India
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