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April 23, 2017
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Sri Lanka bans anti-garbage protests after dump disaster



Colombo (AFP) April 21, 2017
Sri Lanka has outlawed protests over Colombo's garbage crisis following rallies over the city's waste disposal after a landslide at a giant rubbish tip killed 32 people and destroyed 145 homes. President Maithripala Sirisena announced that anyone preventing city authorities from disposing of garbage could be prosecuted and face an indefinite period in jail, his office said Friday. "Any person who by word or deed causes a disruption of garbage disposal will be guilty of an offence," the president ... read more

SHAKE AND BLOW
Nepal quake injured stalked by disability two years on
Kathmandu (AFP) April 23, 2017
The day after Nepal was struck by a devastating earthquake, Samrat Basnet opened his doors to the wounded as hospitals overwhelmed with thousands of victims had to send away those without life-threatening injuries. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Sri Lanka ends search for garbage survivors as toll hits 32
Colombo (AFP) April 19, 2017
Sri Lanka on Wednesday ended the grim search for survivors five days after a huge garbage mountain collapsed onto a slum, killing 32 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents. ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Can we see a singularity, the most extreme object in the universe?
Mumbai, India (SPX) Apr 21, 2017
A team of scientists at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India, have found new ways to detect a bare or naked singularity, the most extreme object in the universe. Wh ... more
SOLAR DAILY
New solar power on tap for India
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
A contract for a new solar project in India could help the country reach its goals for renewable power capacity, French energy company ENGIE said. ... more
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OIL AND GAS
Chinese investors launch Oman industrial project
Duqm, Oman (AFP) April 19, 2017
Chinese investors in Oman on Wednesday laid the first stone of an industrial zone in the sultanate's southern port town of Duqm under a $10.7-billion (10-billion-euro) development plan. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Garbage piles up in Sri Lanka capital as toll hits 31
Colombo (AFP) April 18, 2017
Hundreds of tonnes of rotting garbage piled up in Sri Lanka's capital Tuesday after the main rubbish dump was shut following an accident that killed at least 31 people. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
The bus mafia controlling Nepal's smog-choked capital
Kathmandu (AFP) April 16, 2017
Nepal's government is trying to tackle rising pollution levels in the smog-choked Kathmandu Valley, but standing in the way is a powerful bus mafia that controls the capital's roads. ... more
WATER WORLD
India likely to receive normal monsoon rains this year
New Delhi (AFP) April 18, 2017
India's crucial monsoon rains are forecast to be normal this year, the weather office said Tuesday, bringing hope to the agricultural sector which employs 60 percent of the population and has been hit by drought in recent years. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Nepal, China begin first-ever joint military exercises
Kathmandu (AFP) April 16, 2017
China and Nepal began their first-ever joint military exercises on Sunday, a move likely to rattle India as Beijing boosts its influence in the region. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
EU's Mogherini to make first to visit to Russia
Brussels (AFP) April 12, 2017
EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini will make her first official visit to Russia this month, with relations strained to breaking point by the Ukraine conflict and the war in Syria. ... more


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THE STANS
Pakistan to execute Indian 'spy': military
Islamabad (AFP) April 10, 2017
Pakistan will execute an Indian who allegedly confessed to spying for Indian intelligence, the powerful military said Monday in a move that quickly raised tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals. ... more
PILLAGING PIRATES
Indian, Chinese navies rescue ship hijacked by Somali pirates
New Delhi (AFP) April 9, 2017
The navies of India and China carried out a joint operation Sunday to rescue a merchant ship hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the Indian defence ministry said. ... more
TRADE WARS
Leading electronic fest Ultra expands to China, India
New York (AFP) April 10, 2017
Leading electronic music festival Ultra announced an expansion Monday to China and India, sensing a bright future for the booming genre in the world's two most populous countries. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Nepal's rhinos on road to recovery with cross-country move
Chitwan, Nepal (AFP) April 10, 2017
All hell broke loose as the one-horned rhino stepped out of the crate, the powerful male charging elephant-mounted mahouts relocating him to a new home in Nepal's far west in the hope of shoring up the vulnerable species. ... more

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Boeing pulls out of 'unfair' Belgian F-16 fighter replacement bid
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Boeing will not participate in Belgium's effort to replace its F-16 fleet, leaving rival Lockheed Martin and other European contractors in the competition, the company said this week. The aerospace manufacturer responded to the Belgian request for proposal with its F/A-18 Super Hornet, a multirole fighter marketed as a 4th-plus-generation aircraft. The plane has been viewed as a more co ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
Norway tests added parachute braking system for F-35
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Kazakhstan buys two more Airbus C295 aircraft
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Singapore's air force upgrading Apache warfare systems
Beyond China, carmakers seek new drivers of Asian growth
Shanghai (AFP) April 20, 2017
Southeast Asia's potential beckons as global automakers look beyond China's massive market to extend their sales boom in the region, but executives say they face a struggle to match the explosive Chinese growth. Chinese passenger-car sales have quadrupled over the past 10 years to 24.38 million last year, having become the world's biggest market in 2009. But with Chinese economic growth ... more
Shanghai (AFP) April 19, 2017
Automakers see promise in China car-sharing
Shanghai (AFP) April 16, 2017
Global carmakers converge on China as rare slowdown looms
Shanghai (AFP) April 23, 2017
China's quota threat charges up electric car market
U.S. emissions generally lower last year
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
The only U.S. sector where emissions of carbon dioxide increased last year was in the transportation sector, an Energy Department division reported. A daily brief from the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported CO2 emissions from the transportation sector increased 1.9 percent from 2015 levels. Emissions directly from motor gasoline increased 1.8 percent and the overall sector ... more
Washington (AFP) April 3, 2017
World Bank urges more investment for developing global electricity
New York (AFP) April 3, 2017
US states begin legal action on Trump energy delay
Paris (AFP) March 28, 2017
Program to be axed saves energy in LA buildings
USC team develops new method to create the next fuel-efficient renewable energy
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Scientists have long struggled with generating and storing hydrogen, the kind that might one day provide the backbone for renewable energy fuel cells that make our cars move, warm our houses and help produce food, in a way that also won't hasten climate change or otherwise harm the environment. In research published earlier this year in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, chemist ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
New infrared-emitting device could allow energy harvesting from waste heat
Riverside CA (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Making batteries from waste glass bottles
Riverside CA (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
New battery coating could improve smart phones and electric vehicles
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Andra continues Areva contract to operate its Aube Surface Disposal Facility
Paris, France (SPX) Apr 21, 2017
AREVA, represented by its subsidiary STMI, has won the call for tenders to provide its services as industrial operator of the French National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management's Aube surface disposal facility. The contract, worth several million euros, covers the period from 2017 to 2022. As industrial operator of the site, AREVA's main responsibilities will be: + Acceptance, i ... more
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At the center of the Centaurus galaxy cluster, there is a large elliptical galaxy called NGC 4696. Deeper still, there is a supermassive black hole buried within the core of this galaxy. New data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes has revealed details about this giant black hole, located some 145 million light years from Earth. Although the black hole itself is unde ... more
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Japan's exports jump in March
Tokyo (AFP) April 20, 2017
Japanese exports recorded their biggest gain in more than two years in March, official data showed Thursday, in a sign of optimism for the world's third-biggest economy. The strong result, which came in better than expected, backs up the view that Japan's economic growth is picking up steam. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday boosted its economic forecast for Japan, proje ... more
Juigalpa, Nicaragua (AFP) April 23, 2017
Police block farmers' protest against planned Nicaragua canal
Washington (AFP) April 20, 2017
Trump invokes national security to probe US steel imports
Kenosha, United States (AFP) April 18, 2017
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U.S. State Department approves arms sale for Peshmerga forces
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
The U.S. State Department has approved the possible foreign military sale of infantry and artillery supplies for Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq. If approved by Congress, the equipment will be sold to the government of Iraq and then supplied to the Kurdish fighters. Kurds in Iraq live in a semi-autonomous region of the country, and have been praised by several U.S. lawmakers as effecti ... more
Mazar-I-Sharif, Afghanistan (AFP) April 22, 2017
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London, UK (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
The UK Space Agency and their French counterparts, CNES, have reached a ground-breaking new agreement to work together to tackle climate change. The Agency's Director of Growth, Catherine Mealing-Jones, and CNES President, Jean-Yves Le Gall, signed the MicroCarb cooperation agreement 19th April at the French Ambassador's Residence in London, witnessed by Jo Johnson, the Minister of State f ... more
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United States begins review of nuclear arsenal
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
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Seoul (AFP) April 20, 2017
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China rights lawyer denied own defence for trial
Beijing (AFP) April 22, 2017
Prominent Chinese lawyer Xie Yang will not be allowed to pick his defence at his upcoming trial, his former attorney said, in a move rights groups called a breach of international standards. Xie, who has worked on numerous cases considered politically sensitive by the ruling Communist party including defending Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, has been detained since July 2015. He has c ... more
Beijing (AFP) April 20, 2017
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South Sudan war strains Uganda's generous refugee policy
Yumbe, Uganda (AFP) April 20, 2017
Ugandan motorbike taxi driver Sadiq Agotre grumbles as he waits for a rare client among thousands of South Sudanese refugees hoping to receive food rations in the outskirts of his town. "Business is not good. These people don't have money," he says, gazing out over a vast area that in only eight months has transformed from scrubland and trees to the world's biggest refugee settlement, Bidibi ... more
Rabat (AFP) April 22, 2017
Morocco, US stage joint military exercise
Kunta Kinteh Island, Gambia (AFP) April 21, 2017
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Kinshasa (AFP) April 14, 2017
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Field trials underway for Russia's next-generation battle tank
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Russia's next-generation main battle tank, the Armata, is undergoing field trials on schedule, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said. "[The field trials] are proceeding according to plan," he told the Tass news agency . "Various technologies are being tested and the issue of automatizing all of the tank's systems is being considered." The T-14 Armata was first produc ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Australia receives new Hercules armored recovery vehicles
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Apr 21, 2017
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Russia's frigate Admiral Gorshkov proceeds with sea trials
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Admiral Gorshkov, the lead vessel in Russia's new class of frigates, is conducting sea trials ahead of formally entering service. The Russian navy began testing the warship in November 2014. March 20 marked the vessel's final tests. According to Russian state media reports, the trials are expected to be completed in July. "The works are not being delayed and are proceeding accord ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
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Russian, American two-man crew reaches ISS
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A Soyuz spacecraft carrying a Russian and an American reached the International Space Station Thursday, completing the first two-man flight to the ISS in over a decade. The Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft with veteran Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA rookie Jack Fischer onboard successfully docked to the ISS at 1319 GMT, Russian space agency Roscosmos said. Manned launches to the ISS ... more
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Miami (AFP) April 22, 2017
Orbital cargo ship arrives at space station


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