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January 24, 2015
SHAKE AND BLOW
Madagascar tropical storm claims 46 lives
Antananarivo (AFP) Jan 21, 2015
A tropical storm which battered Madagascar at the weekend left 46 people dead, according to a final toll published by the authorities on Wednesday. More than 120,000 people were left homeless or otherwise affected by the storm known as Chedza which lashed the Indian Ocean island with heavy rains for days, according to the national disaster management office. On Monday, the authorities had said 14 people had perished. ... read more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Roller coaster geese
Roller Coaster migratory flights of geese give unique insights into bird physiology and biomechanics at high altitudes. An international team of scientists studying the migratory biology of bar-head ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

India's tiger population jumps 30%: census
India, home to most of the world's wild tigers, on Tuesday reported a 30 percent jump in the animal's numbers in a rare piece of good news for conservationists. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Yak dung burning pollutes indoor air of Tibetan households
Tibet, the highest region on Earth and one of the most remote, is associated with vivid blue skies and the crystal clear air of the Himalayas. During the long cold season, however, the traditional n ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Six perish as tropical storm lashes Madagascar
At least six people perished in a tropical storm that battered Madagascar over the past two days, affecting almost 80,000 residents, according to an official toll published Sunday. ... more


INTERNET SPACE

Samsung launches first Tizen phone in break from Android
Samsung on Wednesday launched its first smartphone using its home-grown Tizen operating system, aimed at breaking the South Korean electronics giant's dependence on Google's Android. ... more
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SOLAR DAILY

ADB backs India's solar power ambitions
The Asian Development Bank said Wednesday it was extending loans of up to $100 million to help India develop a solar power sector. ... more
APPOINTMENTS

A.S. Kiran Kumar, the new ISRO chief
Distinguished space scientist Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar Wednesday took over as Secretary of the Department of Space and Chairman of the Space Commission and the state-run Indian Space Research Organis ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Anti-IS coalition talks focus on jihadist threat

Ukraine troops abandon airport in bloody day of conflict

New Iran-US nuclear talks this week in Switzerland

Philippines slams China island building as Beijing hits back

Russia Ready to Supply India With Anaerobic Submarines

EU Forced to Oppose Russian Resolution on Arms Ban in Space

Journalist linked to Anonymous gets five years' prison

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Alarm Shuts Down Unit at India's Kudankulam Nuclear Plant
The first unit of India's Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant was shut down when the emergency protection system was activated; there is no threat to safety, a source in the Indian nuclear industry told ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Can quake-hit Haiti manufacture itself a hi-tech future?
The phrase is used so often it has become a cliche - Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas - but even so it fails to capture the stark reality five years after a devastating earthquake. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Nepal risks return to conflict without constitution: UN
Nepal risks a return to "confrontation and conflict" if its leaders fail to agree on a post-war constitution due next week, a senior UN official said Wednesday. ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

India bans burning cow dung near yellowing Taj Mahal
India has banned the burning of cow dung near the Taj Mahal amid fears the famed white-marbled mausoleum was turning yellow from air pollution, an official said Tuesday. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Rio Tinto to Export Australian Uranium to India Within Next Two Years
Mining giant Rio Tinto plans to start exporting uranium from Australia to India within the next two years, as soon as all needed measures are taken to restrict its use to power generation, its chief ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Subglacial Lakes Seen Refilling in Greenland

Doubt cast on global firestorm generated by dino-killing asteroid

Alamo Impact Crater: New Study Could Double Its Size

Scientists develop strategy to contain GMOs to the lab

What has gone wrong with the IPCC models?

Hong Kong financiers challenge China in newspaper advert

Australian boy, 4, gets 'world first' artificial pancreas

SUPERPOWERS

China says Sri Lanka 'friendship runs deep' despite election
China on Friday downplayed the impact of Sri Lanka's presidential election upset, dismissing suggestions that the stunning win by Maithripala Sirisena could shake up Beijing's plans in the Indian Ocean. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Sirisena to be sworn in as Sri Lanka's new president
Maithripala Sirisena will be sworn in as Sri Lankan president Friday after a shock victory over veteran strongman Mahinda Rajapakse in an election dominated by charges of corruption and growing authoritarianism. ... more
SOLAR DAILY

India gets $4 billion solar energy promise
With New Delhi praised for its renewable energy role, Indian conglomerate Adani Enterprises said it signed a $4 billion solar agreement with a U.S. company. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Study puts new perspective on snake evolution
Snakes may not have shoulders, but their bodies aren't as simple as commonly thought, according to a new study that could change how scientists think snakes evolved. Paleobiologists Jason Head ... more
MARSDAILY

Isro's Mangalyaan Completes 100 Days in Mars Orbit
India's Mars Orbiter (Mangalyaan) completed 100 days of its Martian orbit on the New Year's Day 2015 Thursday, space agency officials said. The Mars Orbiter was inserted in Martian orbit September ... more

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THE STANS

Pakistani boat blows self up after India navy chase
The crew of a Pakistani fishing boat blew up and sank their vessel after trying to evade capture at the hands of the Indian navy in a high-speed chase at sea, officials said Friday. ... more
THE STANS

Pakistan, India swap lists of nuclear facilities, prisoners
Pakistan and India on Thursday exchanged lists of their nuclear sites under an agreement barring them from attacking each other's atomic facilities in the event of war, officials said. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Scientists set quantum speed limit

Oil Price Collapse Hurting Some More Than Others

Scientists 'bend' elastic waves with new metamaterials

Study yields surprising insights into the effects of wood fuel burning

Exotic, gigantic molecules fit inside each other like Russian nesting dolls

Is glass a true solid?

Protection against radiation exposure

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Indian NPP's first unit begins commercial operation

DEMOCRACY

Sri Lanka opposition says army scaring off Tamil voters

SPACE TRAVEL

ISRO to study data in crew module's 'black box'

SUPERPOWERS

Russian-Indian Joint Military Projects to Boost Delhi's Defense Industry

ENERGY TECH

Bettter rechargeable batteries by focusing on graphene oxide paper

OIL AND GAS

UN sees 'limited' impact of Bangladesh's Sundarbans oil spill

WATER WORLD

Nepal's thirsty capital loses ancient taps to construction

TRADE WARS

China offers to sign FTA with Bangladesh

SHAKE AND BLOW

Candles, prayers and tears as Asia mourns tsunami dead 10 years on

SHAKE AND BLOW

A decade on, tourist survivors revisit tsunami-hit Thai beaches

New, tighter timeline confirms ancient volcanism aligned with dinosaurs' extinction

Four including Chinese killed in Pakistan dam accident

Tsunami orphans recount journey to philanthropy

As world honours the dead, Indonesia begins tsunami memorials

10 years on, lessons of Asian tsunami hit by 'disaster amnesia'

Massive study provides first detailed look at how Greenland's ice is vanishing

Tibetan woman burns herself to death in China: reports

Opinion: Dysfunctional geopolitics

India panel slams Kashmir govt over poor flood warning

Bangladesh development 'threatens fragile Sundarbans

Scientists make strides in tsunami warning

India Considering Leasing Second Russian Nuclear Submarine

India launches biggest ever rocket into space

Sri Lanka military denies dabbling in politics

UN sends team to clean up Bangladesh oil spill

Dalai Lama says world must push for democracy in China

Underfire Uber ramps up rider safety

India, US Discuss Building US-Designed Nuclear Power Plants in India

2015 to be a busy year, says ISRO chief

Research links soil mineral surfaces to key atmospheric processes

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