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August 22, 2014
Five Tibetans die after China police shooting: group
Beijing (AFP) Aug 20, 2014
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. Police last week opened fire on locals in Kardze, a Tibetan-majority area of China's southwestern Sichuan province, rights groups and US-funded broadcaster Radio Free Asia (RFA) said, citing local sources. Three people aged from 18 to 60 are now confirmed dead from injuries inflicted during the shootings, British-based gr ... read more
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Nepal floods kill at least 97 as cholera fears rise
Rescuers Sunday found 12 more bodies buried under mud and debris to bring the death toll from landslides and flooding in Nepal to 97, sparking fears of a cholera outbreak. ... more

8,000-year-old mutation key to human life at high altitudes
In an environment where others struggle to survive, Tibetans thrive in the thin air on the Tibetan Plateau, with an average elevation of 14,800 feet. A University of Utah led discovery that hinged a ... more

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
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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
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India must build up its military might to the point that no other country "dare cast an evil eye" on the South Asian nation. ... more
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Remotec upgrading Army, Marine EOD robots
Robots used by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps in disposal of unexploded ordnance are to be upgraded by their manufacturer, Remotec Inc. ... more

India on pace to run an energy deficit, EIA finds
India ranks among the top energy consumers in the world, with demand increasing at a double-digit rate, analysis from the U.S. Energy Department found. ... more
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US must 'destroy' jihadists in Iraq, Syria: ex-general

Israeli strikes kill senior Hamas commanders in Gaza

Lebanon army arrests Arab-Israeli infiltrator: security

Military Sealift command contracts logistics services

Justice elusive for Syria chemical attack victims: HRW

Iran denies linking Iraq role to Western sanctions

British arbitration tribunal backs up Raytheon


India's top court raps Modi government over filthy Ganges
India's top court on Wednesday accused the new Hindu nationalist government of failing to move on its promise to clean up the sewage-ridden, sacred river Ganges. ... more

ONGC Videsh signs production sharing contracts in Myanmar
Indian oil company ONGC Videsh announced it signed two production sharing contracts for onshore exploration with partners in Myanmar. ... more

Floods kill 45 in eastern India: official
Flooding in eastern India has killed 45 people and displaced more than 300,000 in the past week, a senior official said Monday, adding that water levels were now gradually receding. ... more
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"Red tape" should not mar India-US defense cooperation: Hagel
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday that India and United States should not let "bureaucratic red tape" thwart the momentum of defence partnerships between two of the world's largest democracies. ... more

Biologists discover lake full of jellyfish in India
Marine biologists have discovered a lake in India filled with jellyfish, the nation's first so-called jellyfish lake. Researchers estimated the lake's bed was covered by a swath of jellyfish stretching 13 acres. ... more
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Rescuers comb through devastation of Japan landslide

Tropical storm Karina shaped like a number 9

Neanderthals and humans interacted for thousands of years

Climate change: meteorologists preparing for the worst

Bats bolster brain hypothesis, maybe technology, too

Microbes can create dripstones

Freeways as fences, trapping the mountain lions of Los Angeles


Tibet bus accident kills 44 people, injures 11: Xinhua
A tour bus plunged into a Tibetan valley on Saturday after hitting two vehicles, killing 44 people and injuring 11, China's official news agency Xinhua reported. ... more

India calls off landslide rescue after 151 bodies found
Rescue workers at the site of a huge landslide in western India last week said Thursday they had called off their search after finding 151 bodies. ... more

India approves foreign investment hike in railways, defence
India's cabinet has approved plans to open its defence and railways industries to foreign investment as new Prime Minister Narendra Modi's right-wing administration moves to reform and revive the ailing economy. ... more

Dhaka's residents fight back over vanishing green spaces
When a private sports club in an upmarket Dhaka neighbourhood "grabbed" a children's park for development this year, it sparked a wave of enraged protests rarely seen in impoverished Bangladesh. ... more

Nepal says 156 people killed in landslide, ends search
Nepal rescuers said Wednesday 156 people were presumed killed in a landslide that struck on the weekend, as they called off their search for remaining bodies buried in the debris. ... more


Australia hires Dutch firm to continue MH370 search
It's been almost five months since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared over the Indian Ocean without a trace. Evidence of the jetliner itself or the 239 passengers and crew on board has yet to be found, but the search continues as the Australian government announced this week it has hired Dutch firm Fugro NV to continue looking for the missing Boeing 777. ... more

China-India energy rivalry in spotlight as Modi visits Nepal
Energy will be high on the agenda when India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Nepal on Sunday, eager to claw back lost ground in the race for resources with China. ... more
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New tool makes a single picture worth a thousand images


Nepal landslide toll climbs to 23, scores still missing


India searches for 600 missing fishermen after storm


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


Tibetan monk cremated in Nepal despite China controversy


Rescuers battle rain in search for India landslide victims


More than 150 feared dead in India monsoon landslide


Nepal allows Tibetan monk cremation after China controversy


Australia approves huge India-backed mine


Naval ships from US, India and Japan to start war games


Rising temperatures hinder Indian wheat production

After MH17 tragedy, Australia assures search for MH370 goes on

India could return to Mars as early as 2017

Nepal Army gets emergency bridge kits

Russia envisions major gas pipeline project for India

India clears defence procurement worth $3.5 bn: report

Aniara Selects Dauria Aerospace to Supply Two Small Ku-band GEO Sats

Sri Lanka announces probe into military's alleged rights abuses

Can Modi clean the Ganges, India's biggest sewage line?

Iran says oil exports to Asia in line with contracts

India PM, China's Xi pledge stronger ties in first meeting

Nepal denies Chinese pressure over Tibetan monk's cremation

BRICS bank will reduce Western dominance: China media

Hunting gives deer-damaged forests a shot at recovery

India increases defence spending, invites foreign investment

Dalai Lama urges Buddhists to halt Muslim violence

Hague pushes Eurofighter on India visit

Singapore launches its first nano-satellite

India nurses return from Iraq to emotional welcome

Chinese, Indian militaries vow cooperation: Xinhua

Malaysia to deploy more equipment in MH370 search

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