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August 31, 2015
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Fears grow for Nepal's pregnant women after quake
Gerkhu, Nepal (AFP) Aug 28, 2015
As labour pains gripped Junu Shrestha around midnight one day in early July, the heavily pregnant villager set off on foot along a muddy path destroyed in Nepal's earthquake, desperate for help. She stumbled in the dark for two hours before reaching a handful of medical tents erected after the 7.8-magnitude quake on April 25 flattened her local clinic. "It was dark and scary. I didn't know what would happen," the 21-year-old said of finally reaching the tents with her mother-in-law in time to gi ... read more
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FARM NEWS

23 dead as Madagascar troops battle cattle rustlers
Deadly clashes between troops and armed cattle rustlers on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar have left 23 people dead, the army said on Thursday. ... more
TECH SPACE

Combined disciplines, computational programs determine atomic structure
A team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Indiana University combined two techniques to determine the structure of cyanostar, a new abiological molecule that captures unwanted n ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Countdown for Indian rocket GSLV launch to begin on August 26
The 29-hour countdown for the launch of GSat-6 communication satellite using GSLV rocket will start on August 26 at 11.52 a.m, the Indian space agency said. According to the Indian Space Resea ... more
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EPIDEMICS

Pneumonic plague kills eight in Madagascar
Eight people have died in two days of pneumonic plague on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar which is hit by deadly outbreaks almost every year, a health ministry official said Wednesday. ... more


WOOD PILE

Study: Tropical forests to disappear faster than expected
A Washington-based think tank is urging action on climate change. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

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
SOLAR DAILY

Indian PM offers solar power to Pacific island nations
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday offered to illuminate thousands of homes in Pacific island nations with solar power in a bid to help them combat climate change and natural disasters. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Boeing introduces portable laser weapon capable of destroying drones

Pentagon joins Silicon Valley in 'flexible' tech hub

China's Xi, Obama aide hint at underlying tensions ahead of summit

US and S. Korea troops stage massive live-dire drill

Kim Jong-Un credits nukes not talks for deal with S. Korea

Iran's Rouhani urges patience over opposition leaders

Iran nuclear deal will 'fuel terrorism': Netanyahu

CYBER WARS

Chinese hackers most likely targeting India: experts
Cyber spies most probably based in China have been snooping on Indian government bodies and universities since 2012 for sensitive material on its rival neighbour, Internet security company FireEye said Friday. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Uproar in India's 'Valley of Gods' over green ruling
Its ski slopes are considered among the best in India while its stunning views are a magnet for hikers, horse riders and paragliders in the summer. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

EU urges major economies to submit climate summit targets
The EU called Thursday on India, Indonesia, Brazil and other major economies to immediately submit their emissions reductions targets ahead of the UN climate summit in Paris at year's end. ... more
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TRADE WARS

Australia moves to reduce legal challenges to mining projects
Australia plans to change the law to stop environmental groups from launching "endless legal sabotage" against developments, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday after a court this month blocked a massive India-backed mine. ... more
TECH SPACE

India to Set Up Space Research and Satellite Monitoring Station in Fiji
The Indian Space Research Organization has announced plans to open a new space research and satellite monitoring station on the Fiji Islands. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to formally ann ... more
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Physics meets biology to defeat aging

Where bread began

Africa uneasy as China turmoil threatens investment boom

Data backs limits on deep-sea fishing by depth

French woman wins disability grant for 'gadget allergy'

Popular measure of ancient ocean temperatures questioned

'Cure' for Chernobyl children: sun, sea, clean air in Portugal

SUPERPOWERS

Chinese Military Giving US Troops the Boot in Djibouti
The Chinese military is about to give its American counterpart the boot in the tiny country of Djibouti - the strategically critical entrance from the Indian Ocean to the Red Sea located in the Horn ... more
EARLY EARTH

Paleobotanist identifies what could be the mythical 'first flower'
Indiana University paleobotanist David Dilcher and colleagues in Europe have identified a 125 million- to 130 million-year-old freshwater plant as one of earliest flowering plants on Earth. The find ... more
WATER WORLD

South Indian state orders temples to pray for rain
Authorities in a south Indian state have ordered temples to perform special prayers for rain after a disappointing monsoon. ... more
POLITICAL ECONOMY

Deutsche Bank mulls selling activities in China, India: report
Deutsche Bank, Germany's biggest lender, is considering selling its stake in Chinese group Hua Xia Bank and divesting its retail banking activities in India, the business daily Handelsblatt reported on Wednesday. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Seven killed as landslide hits Sikh temple in India
A landslide struck a popular Sikh temple complex in northern India on Tuesday, killing at least seven people and wounding nine others, police said. ... more
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THE STANS

India summons Pakistan envoy over civilian deaths in Kashmir
India summoned Pakistan's envoy in New Delhi Sunday to protest against civilian deaths in recent troop firings along their disputed border, hiking tensions ahead of talks between the nuclear-armed rivals. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Quake-hit Nepal sets up new reconstruction authority
Nearly four months after a massive quake devastated Nepal, the government has set up a new state body to lead reconstruction efforts, a spokesman for the Prime Minister's office said Friday. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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EPA threatened with lawsuit over fracking rules

Turbulent time for Swiss watchmakers in China

Smartphone growth creating etiquette challenges

Scientists from NTU Singapore find electrifying solution to sticky problem

AEROSPACE

France calls off search for MH370 wreckage off Reunion

ENERGY NEWS

Fifteen US states try to block Obama clean power plan

AEROSPACE

Malaysia, China, Australia to 'refine' search efforts for MH370

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Funds shortage may end UN chopper aid to quake-hit Nepal

OIL AND GAS

TAPI gas pipeline overshadowing Iran

AEROSPACE

France hunts for more MH370 debris off Reunion island

LAUNCH PAD

India to launch 9 US satellites in 2015, 2016

WATER WORLD

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SHAKE AND BLOW

Everest trek route suffered minimal quake damage: study

SOLAR DAILY

SkyPower wins 200 MW PV project in Telangana, India

France steps up Reunion island search for MH370 wreckage

Risk of west Nepal quake still high: researchers

At least 180 dead, a million displaced in India floods

NSF awards grants for study of Nepal earthquake

Australia court blocks huge India-backed coal mine

India's historic peace accord to end oldest insurgency

Hundreds dead, millions displaced as monsoon rains heap misery on Asia

Sri Lanka ties with Google for Internet beamed from balloons

Uber valuation tops $50 bn with latest funding: report

MH370 clues mount as wreckage identified as Boeing 777

ISRO is hoping its 'BIG' offering would gain popularity in the market

Playing 'tag' with pollution lets scientists see who's 'it'

China denies plans to build military base on Maldives

At least 26 dead in flash floods in western India

Scripps researchers map out trajectory of April 2015 earthquake in Nepal

GM to invest $5 bn on new Chevrolet for emerging markets

India Earned Over $100Mln Launching Foreign Satellites

Bangladesh discovers only 100 tigers in famed Sundarbans

Key facts about Nepal's quake and the risk of sequels

Monsoon troubles Nepal quake survivors three months on

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