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October 21, 2016
Madagascar lemurs find refuge in private sanctuary
Fort Dauphin, Madagascar (AFP) Oct 20, 2016
Threatened by habitat loss and hunting, Madagascar's lemurs, a critically endangered species, are finding refuge in a private sanctuary on this vast Indian Ocean island. At Nahampoana game reserve, one of the wide-eyed creatures - the island's signature primate - appears between long bamboo stems, while a little further down three others play in the trees on a riverbank. Nearly two decades ago, this 50-hectare (123 acre) former French colonial garden was turned into a privately run game reserv ... read more

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Indian capital's zoo closes over bird flu scare
New Delhi zoo has temporarily closed after two birds died of bird flu, its curator said Wednesday, a month after India declared itself free of the disease. ... more

Sri Lanka destroys seized bird nests destined for soup
Sri Lankan custom officers on Tuesday destroyed 45 kilograms (99 pounds) of rare bird nests that are considered a delicacy in China and have a street value of nearly half a million dollars. ... more

Indian film festival drops Pakistani movie after threat
An Indian film festival dropped a Pakistani drama from its programme Monday after protesters threatened to disrupt the screening - the latest movie to fall foul of heightened tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours. ... more
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Tibet's thangkas find new fans across China
Her eyes riveted to the canvas, Wulan meticulously applies colour to an image of the Buddha, using pigments made of crushed pearls, turquoise and agate. ... more


UNESCO urges Bangladesh to scrap Sundarbans plant
The United Nations has urged Bangladesh to halt construction of a huge coal-fired power plant near the Sundarbans, warning of a serious threat to the delicate ecosystem of the world's largest mangrove forest. ... more

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MH370 hunters to probe underwater objects: Australia
Investigators will deploy an underwater vehicle to take a closer look at objects found during a sonar survey of the southern Indian Ocean in the hunt for MH370, Australia said Wednesday, as it extended the search into next year. ... more

Stanford researchers capture Central Asia's 'de-greening' over millions of years
A new study chronicles how central Asia dried out over the last 23 million years into one of the most arid regions on the planet. The findings illustrate the dramatic climatic shifts wrought by the ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
DARPA to transfer Space Surveillance Telescope to US Air Force

Northrop Grumman gets $35 million MQ-25 drone support contract

Iraqi forces moving 'faster than expected' on Mosul: Iraq PM

Iraq forces make gains against IS near Mosul

Philippines' Duterte, in China, announces 'separation' from US

Pentagon chief vows 'overwhelming' response to any N.Korea nuke use

Textron's Scorpion jet completes first weapons exercise


Russia eyes gas shipments to India
The Russian and Indian governments may be interested in working together on getting natural gas piped from the former to the latter, a joint statement read. ... more

Xi, Modi hold talks amid India frustrations
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed during talks late Saturday to work to resolve recent frustrations between the regional rivals, an official said. ... more

Protecting streams that feed Lake Erie will take much work
While current efforts to curtail agricultural runoff will improve the health of Lake Erie, much more work will be needed to protect the streams that feed the lake, new research shows.A study of the ... more
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Bangladesh, China firms ink multi-bln deals as Xi ends tour
Bangladeshi and Chinese firms have signed $13.6 billion in trade and investment deals on the sidelines of President Xi Jinping's brief tour to the South Asian nation, a trade group official said Saturday. ... more

Russia says to sign S-400 air defence deal with India
Russian President Vladimir Putin will seal a deal with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an upcoming visit to deliver Moscow's most advanced air defence system, the Kremlin said Thursday. ... more
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Super typhoon kills at least eight in Philippines

Monkeys are seen making stone flakes so humans are 'not unique' after all

Salty snow could affect air pollution in the Arctic

Consequences from Antarctica climate change

Reducing ammonia pollution from cattle

New 13-year study tracks effects of changing ocean temperature on phytoplankton

Risk analysis for common ground on climate loss and damage


Chevron confirms Bangladesh interests may be for sale
Addressing growing speculation, Chevron said Thursday it would only proceed with a sale of its interests in Bangladesh if it can get a good value in return. ... more

India Expedites Its Space Centric Warfare Program
The Indian Air Force (IAF) will soon receive approval from the Indian Space Research Organization for its own dedicated satellite. Air Vice Marshal Sandeep Singh Commandant of the Aircraft and Syste ... more

New insights into how black carbon aerosols impact the atmospheric boundary layer
It is widely known that black carbon, or soot, aerosol particles emitted from South Asia are spread across the northern Indian Ocean during the winter monsoon season. These masses of air pollution a ... more

Scientists discover supramolecule could help reduce nuclear waste
Indiana University researchers have reported the first definitive evidence for a new molecular structure with potential applications to the safe storage of nuclear waste and reduction of chemicals t ... more

Mauritius wing debris from missing MH370: Australia
A piece of wing debris found in Mauritius is from MH370, Australian authorities said Friday as they cautioned the discovery shed no new light on the missing passenger jet's specific location. ... more


Spaceflight Industries marks successful launch of the BlackSky Pathfinder satellite aboard PSLV
Spaceflight Industries has announced the successful launch of its BlackSky Pathfinder-1 satellite into a sun synchronous orbit from India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). From Satish Dhawan ... more

Top UN court to decide fate of Marshalls epic nuclear case
The UN's highest court will rule Wednesday on whether to take up a case brought by the tiny Marshall Islands against India, Pakistan and Britain for allegedly failing to halt the nuclear arms race. ... more
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Waterloo-led experiment achieves the strongest coupling between light and matter

New kind of supercapacitor made without carbon

Ames Laboratory scientists gain insight on mechanism of unconventional superconductivity

Quantum computers: 10-fold boost in stability achieved

360-degree electronic holographic display

The road to green hydrogen runs through mazes in algal proteins

Study explains strength gap between graphene, carbon fiber

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World court rejects epic Marshalls nuclear case


After Paris, India gets support for solar power


Emerging markets face uneven outlook, says IMF


Indian-Pakistan families fear border shutdown


Pakistan impregnable, military insists after Kashmir 'raid'


India-Pakistan tensions stir villagers' wartime memories


India evacuates border villages after strikes on Pakistan


One of two manatees in Caribbean repopulation scheme dies


India ratifies historic Paris climate change pact


World Bank secretly finances Asian 'coal boom,' group says

Arianespace to launch satellites for Australia and India with Ariane 5

UN chief offers to mediate over Kashmir tensions

Third party satellite launch order bookings for Isro stands at $42 million

Pakistan fury after India launches Kashmir strikes

India investing in offshore reserves

Use of 'large open-ended pipe piles' could lead to lower-cost bridge construction

Tibet's first football club aims at unity, struggles for Chinese players

Thirsty megacities poisoning rural groundwater

India pulls out of summit as tensions with Pakistan mount

Indian Space Organization Gears Up for First Multi-Orbit Mission

Larsen and Toubro signs $99 million Vietnamese ship deal

Russia, Pakistan to carry out first joint military exercise

French fighter jet deal: an Indian saga

UN court to decide Marshall Islands case against 3 nuclear powers

In Tibet, religious freedom with Chinese characteristics

Asia growth holds stable thanks to China and India: ADB

Indian ministers approve Rafale fighter jet deal

India signs deal for acquisition of 36 Rafale fighter jets

India needs more than Rafale to match China: experts

India's government backs gas pipeline build

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