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September 01, 2014
Snails Tell of the Rise and Fall of the Tibetan Plateau
Boulder CO (SPX) Sep 01, 2014
The rise of the Tibetan plateau - the largest topographic anomaly above sea level on Earth - is important for both its profound effect on climate and its reflection of continental dynamics. In this study published in GSA Bulletin, Katharine Huntington and colleagues employ a cutting-edge geochemical tool - "clumped" isotope thermometry - using modern and fossil snail shells to investigate the uplift history of the Zhada basin in southwestern Tibet. Views range widely on the timing of surface ... read more
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Panasonic, Tata join hands in water treatment: report
Japan's Panasonic will develop a water purification system together with India's Tata Group, tapping into a fast-growing market in Asia, a media report said Saturday. ... more

Australian PM to visit India for potential uranium deal
Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday he will visit India next week, where he will reportedly sign an agreement allowing the export of uranium to the nuclear-armed South Asian nation. ... more

'Just right' plant growth may make river deltas resilient
Research by Indiana University geologists suggests that an intermediate amount of vegetation - not too little and not too much - is most effective at stabilizing freshwater river deltas. The ... more
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India says no to new deals with Finmeccanica
India will not sign any new contracts with Italian aerospace giant Finmeccanica but will honour existing ones, a defence ministry source said Tuesday, after a chopper deal was scrapped over a bribery scandal. ... more

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Indonesia passes law to tap volcano power
The Indonesian parliament on Tuesday passed a long-awaited law to bolster the geothermal energy industry and tap the power of the vast archipelago's scores of volcanoes. ... more

Indian orbiter to reach Mars in 33 days
India's Mars Orbiter Mission was nine million km away from the red planet and is expected to reach it in 33 days, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said Saturday. "Mars Orbiter Mission ... more
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Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

N. Korea fires short-range 'projectile' into sea

Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds

Turkish army warns over 'red lines' in Kurdish peace talks

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army

'Hundreds' of Americans linked to IS: lawmaker


Two soldiers, 4 rebels killed in Indian Kashmir clashes: army
India's army clashed with suspected militants in Indian Kashmir near the disputed border with Pakistan, leaving two soldiers and four rebels dead, a military official said Sunday. ... more

Unusual discovery leads to fascinating tuberculosis theory
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Five Tibetans die after China police shooting: group
Five Tibetans have died in China after police opened fire on unarmed protesters, a rights group said on Wednesday, the latest report of unrest linked to ethnic minority rights. ... more
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Nepal floods kill at least 97 as cholera fears rise
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Snails Tell of the Rise and Fall of the Tibetan Plateau

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8,000-year-old mutation key to human life at high altitudes
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Glaciers on Tibetan plateau warmest in 2,000 years
The glacier-filled Tibetan plateau has warmed more over the last 50 years than it has in the preceding 2,000, according to researchers in China. ... more

Landslides, floods kill 109, displace thousands in Nepal, India
The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India climbed to at least 109 Saturday as tides of water, mud and rocks swept away houses, officials said. ... more

India must build defences so none dares cast 'evil eye': PM
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India searches for 600 missing fishermen after storm

'No hope' of survivors in deadly Nepal landslide: official

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Rescuers battle rain in search for India landslide victims

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Australia approves huge India-backed mine

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Sri Lanka announces probe into military's alleged rights abuses

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