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December 19, 2014
DEMOCRACY
Sri Lanka military denies dabbling in politics
Colombo (AFP) Dec 18, 2014
Sri Lanka's military Thursday rejected opposition allegations that it had deployed troops to campaign for President Mahinda Rajapakse's re-election. Military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya denied opposition claims that soldiers were distributing material in support of the President who is seeking an unprecedented third term at the January 8 elections. "The statement that the army has employed soldiers for election-related propaganda is baseless and extremely presumptuous," Wanigasooriya ... read more
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DEMOCRACY

Dalai Lama says world must push for democracy in China
The Dalai Lama has said the world has a "moral responsibility" to push for democracy and rule of law in China. ... more
SINO DAILY

Chinese leader held back by hardliners over Tibet: Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama said Wednesday he believed China's president may be ready to re-launch talks over greater autonomy for the Tibetan region but was being held back by Communist Party hardliners. ... more
WATER WORLD

Berkeley researchers helping Bangalore residents know when to expect water
In southern India, water is scarce and people are plenty. As a result, supply of the life-giving liquid is rationed. It's also unpredictable. Women in Bangalore, a city of some 9.9 million, spend hours each week anticipating the running water and storing it when it comes. ... more
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OIL AND GAS

UN sends team to clean up Bangladesh oil spill
The United Nations said Thursday it has sent a team of international experts to Bangladesh to help clean up the world's largest mangrove forest, more than a week after it was hit by a huge oil spill. ... more


CAR TECH

Underfire Uber ramps up rider safety
Uber is ramping up driver background checks and other security measures worldwide after the smartphone-focused car-sharing service was banned in New Delhi following the alleged rape of a passenger. ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

India, US Discuss Building US-Designed Nuclear Power Plants in India
Indian and US experts have discussed a number of issues regarding nuclear cooperation between the two countries, including the establishment of US-developed nuclear power plants in India, the Indian ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

India to provide 2nd site for Russian-designed nuclear plants
India has agreed to expeditiously identify a second site, in addition to Kudankulam in southern state of Tamil Nadu, to set up Russian-designed nuclear power units, local TV channels reported Thursd ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Plunging oil price to reset global defence budgets: IHS

UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing

Russia Not to Deploy Units of Strategic Missile Forces in Crimea

India Considering Leasing Second Russian Nuclear Submarine

Challenging Russia, Ukraine moves to drop neutral status

US air strikes kill several IS leaders in Iraq: Pentagon

TRADE WARS

Sri Lanka opposition puts China's port project on notice
Sri Lanka's opposition Tuesday accused China of destroying the island's pristine beaches and warned Beijing its $1.4 billion port investment could be in jeopardy if they returned to power. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

No Pope meeting for Dalai Lama as Vatican eyes China ties
Pope Francis will not meet the Dalai Lama when the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader visits Rome this weekend, a Vatican spokesman said Thursday - a decision apparently seeking to avoid upsetting China. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Russia Waiting for India to Choose Site of New NPP, Can Build More
Moscow is waiting for the Indian government to allot a site for a new Russian-designed nuclear power plant and is ready to build up to 25 power generation units in the country, Russian President Vla ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Computer animation of Indian Ocean floor assists search for Flight MH370
Australian officials have released computer-animated video depicting topography at the bottom of the Indian Ocean as the search for a missing Malaysian airliner continues. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Dead dolphin triggers fears after major Bangladesh oil spill
A dead dolphin has been found in Bangladesh's protected Sundarbans delta following an oil spill which has spread over several hundred square kilometres, heightening fears for the area's rare wildlife. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
North Atlantic signalled Ice Age thaw 1,000 years before it happened

Migrating 'supraglacial' lakes could trigger future Greenland ice loss

Clearing rainforests distorts wind and water, packs climate wallop beyond carbon

Glacier beds can get slipperier at higher sliding speeds

Hidden Movements of Greenland Ice Sheet, Runoff Revealed

Improving forecasts for rain-on-snow flooding

The Greenland Ice Sheet: Now in HD

FARM NEWS

India's secret gardener reveals 18-year labour of love
Deep inside his massive garden of handmade waterfalls and sculptures, Nek Chand recalls toiling away secretly in the dead of night for a staggering 18 years to create his wonderland in north India. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Mauritius opposition celebrate landslide victory
Mauritius' opposition coalition led by 84-year-old ex-president Anerood Jugnauth celebrated a landslide victory Friday taking nearly three-quarters of seats in parliament, as final election results were released. ... more
OIL AND GAS

Bangladeshis use sponges to clean oil spill threatening dolphins
Bangladeshi villagers using sponges, shovels and even spoons worked Friday to clean up a huge oil spill in a protected area that is home to rare dolphins, after environmentalists warned of an ecological "catastrophe". ... more
SUPERPOWERS

China rules: Why the pope ducked meeting with Dalai Lama
Pope Francis may be known for championing dialogue, but faced with the certainty of riling China, analysts say, he ducked out of a meeting with the Dalai Lama. ... more
OIL AND GAS

Russia sees promise in energy ties with India
Bilateral efforts to expand cooperation in the oil and gas sector between Russia and India hold "great promise," the Kremlin said Thursday. ... more

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OIL AND GAS

'Catastrophic' Bangladesh oil spill threatens rare dolphins
An oil spill from a crashed tanker in Bangladesh is threatening endangered dolphins in the vast Sundarbans delta, officials warned Thursday, calling it an ecological "catastrophe". ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Russia, India Agree on Construction of New Nuclear Energy Blocks
Russia and India have agreed on the construction of at least 12 new nuclear energy blocks within the next 20 years to include two new blocks for the existing Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in India' ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Belgium seeks to push back closure of two nuclear plants

Oil spill closes Enbridge line in Saskatchewan

Earth's most abundant mineral finally has a name

BOC Aviation adds two more Boeing jets to earlier order spree

WTO appeals panel sides with China in US anti-dumping duties row

Nature fires back at EIA shale gas critique

Apple co-founder Wozniak skeptical on smartwatches, Google Glass

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Sanctions-hit Putin seals nuclear energy deals in India

PILLAGING PIRATES

Nobel protester sought to draw attention to 'murdered Mexican students'

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Malala vows to fight on as she shares Nobel Peace Prize

SPACEMART

India's new satellite GSAT-16 launched

AFRICA NEWS

South Africa's Zuma calls China an anti-colonial force

AEROSPACE

Sikorsky, India to negotiate naval helocopter buy

ROCKET SCIENCE

HAL to make cryogenic engine for ISRO

FLOATING STEEL

Indian Navy orders German-made sonar systems

SUPERPOWERS

US denies funding opposition to oust Sri Lanka leader

WATER WORLD

'Disaster' in Maldives as capital suffers water crisis

India says won't sacrifice growth at climate talks

Energy, nuclear deals on table for Putin's India trip

Exploring Comets and Asteroids is an International Endeavor

Bhopal film 'tells truth' of disaster on 30th anniversary: director

Isolated for 70,000 years, Arabian Sea humpbacks genetically distinct

India says will not be bulldozed at climate talks

India test fires nuclear capable strategic missile

Arabian Sea humpback whales isolated for 70,000 years

Kazakhstan keen on TAPI gas pipeline

Protests as Bhopal marks 30th anniversary of disaster

SAARC leaders call for deeper cooperation in space technology

Indian IS recruit goes home after having to clean toilets: reports

India, France say will press ahead with Rafale deal

India to launch advanced rocket next month

China jails Tibetan singer for political lyrics: reports

Bhopal kids paying price 30 years after India disaster

India still searching for 39 workers abducted in Iraq: minister

India court slams Delhi's worsening air pollution

Tibetan tapestry fetches record $45 million in Hong Kong

India woos neighbours as rifts open door to China

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