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May 17, 2017
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' face deportation: lawyer



Hong Kong (AFP) May 15, 2017
A group of refugees who sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong are facing deportation after the city's authorities rejected their bid for protection, their lawyer said Monday. The impoverished Philippine and Sri Lankan refugees helped the former National Security Agency contractor evade authorities in 2013 by hiding him in their cramped homes after he initiated one of the largest data leaks in US history. They have spent years hoping the government would recognise their ca ... read more

FROTH AND BUBBLE
'Excess' car pollution killed 38,000 in 2015: study
Paris (AFP) May 15, 2017
"Excess" diesel truck and car emissions claimed about 38,000 lives worldwide in 2015, said a study Monday that sought to quantify deaths due to pollution that carmakers sought to hide. ... more
CARBON WORLDS
Looking at light to explore superconductivity in boron-diamond films
Washington DC (SPX) May 16, 2017
More than a decade ago, researchers discovered that when they added boron to the carbon structure of diamond, the combination was superconductive. Since then, growing interest has been generated in ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Rising temperatures threaten stability of Tibetan alpine grasslands
Atlanta GA (SPX) May 15, 2017
A warming climate could affect the stability of alpine grasslands in Asia's Tibetan Plateau, threatening the ability of farmers and herders to maintain the animals that are key to their existence, a ... more
SUPERPOWERS
India calls for deeper ties with Sri Lanka as China looms
Colombo (AFP) May 12, 2017
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared Friday his desire for a "quantum jump" in relations with Sri Lanka, as New Delhi jostles with regional rival Beijing for influence in the island nation. ... more
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TRADE WARS
Nepal signs up to China's new Silk Road plan
Kathmandu (AFP) May 12, 2017
Nepal on Friday signed up to China's new Silk Road drive, a massive infrastructure project spanning some 65 countries at the centre of the Asian giant's push to expand its global influence. ... more
THE STANS
Two killed in Kashmir cross-border firing
Muzaffarabad, Pakistan (AFP) May 11, 2017
Two people were killed in cross-border firing in Kashmir Thursday, one on each side of the disputed region's de facto border, officials in India and Pakistan said in the latest skirmishes between the nuclear-armed neighbours. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Modi heads to Sri Lanka as Chinese influence rises
Colombo (AFP) May 11, 2017
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads to Sri Lanka on Thursday on a charm offensive as New Delhi seeks to reassert its influence on the island amid signs of a Chinese comeback. ... more
AEROSPACE
Rolls-Royce to provide logistical, engineering support for the KC-130J
(UPI) May 10, 2017
Rolls-Royce has received a $78.7 million contract to provide logistical and engineering support for originally manufactured engines on the KC-130J tanker aircraft. The services will apply to the U.S. Marine Corps and aircraft in use by Kuwait under the Foreign Military Sales program. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
ISRO Successfully Launches GSAT-9 'SAARC' South Asian Communication Satellite
New Delhi (IANS) May 08, 2017
An Indian rocket with the over two ton South Asia Satellite or GSAT-9, intended to address the region's "economic and developmental priorities", blasted off from the Sriharikota spaceport on Friday ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
GSLV Successfully Launches South Asia Satellite
Sriharikota, India (SPX) May 08, 2017
India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) successfully launched the 2230 kg South Asia Satellite (GSAT-9) into its planned Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit May 05, 2017. The latest lau ... more


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FROTH AND BUBBLE
Norway wealth fund drops Indian group over environment concerns
Oslo (AFP) May 5, 2017
Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, has taken Indian industrial giant Bharat Heavy Electricals out of its investment portfolio due to environmental concerns, the Norwegian central bank said on Friday. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Not even the Himalayas are immune to traffic smog
Cincinnati OH (SPX) May 04, 2017
Smog from cars and trucks is an expected health hazard in big cities, but researchers from the University of Cincinnati found pollution from truck exhaust on one of the most remote mountain roads in ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Indian Space Agency Test-Drives Solar Electric Hybrid Vehicle
New Delhi (Sputnik) May 04, 2017
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) added another milestone to its list of achievements by successfully showcasing a solar-electric hybrid vehicle. ISRO's different engineering branches at ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
India's Space Agency Saves Over US$ 2 Billion per Year for the Country
New Delhi (Sputnik) May 01, 2017
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is not just building satellites or driving innovation by sharing its Lithium-ion batteries for powering vehicles, the space agency is helping fishermen ... more



Service Academies Swarm Challenge Pushes the Boundaries of Autonomous Swarm Capabilities
Washington DC (SPX) May 12, 2017
They came, they flew, they wildly exceeded expectations. More than 40 Cadets and Midshipmen from the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy helped expand the capabilities of swarms of highly autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) last month in the Service Academies Swarm Challenge. In the skies over Camp Roberts, an Army National Guard post north ... more
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
Boeing receives Apache remanufacturing contract for UK
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
New ejection seat allows Air Force to lift F-35 pilot weight restriction
Palestine TX (SPX) May 11, 2017
NASA Completes Balloon Technology Test Flight
Judge seeks criminal review of Uber-Alphabet dispute
San Francisco (AFP) May 12, 2017
A federal judge has asked for a criminal justice review in the case brought by Alphabet self-driving car unit Waymo accusing Uber of stealing its technology. Judge William Alsup, in an order posted late Thursday, said he was referring the case to the Justice Department "for investigation of possible theft of trade secrets." Alsup said he made the recommendation "based on the evidentiary ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 10, 2017
South Korea building world's largest test site for self-driving cars
Washington (AFP) May 11, 2017
Judge blesses $1 bn compensation deal in VW diesel case
Chicago IL (SPX) May 12, 2017
Experiments show that a few self-driving cars can dramatically improve traffic flow
Australia power grid leased to local-foreign consortium
Sydney (AFP) May 11, 2017
A major Australian power grid operator was Thursday partially leased to a local-foreign consortium in a multi-billion-dollar deal, ending an international chase for electricity assets being privatised to raise funds for infrastructure projects. Australia's largest state New South Wales has sought to privatise three large power assets - TransGrid, Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy - but faced ro ... more
(UPI) May 10, 2017
Poland central to EU energy diversification strategy
Washington (UPI) May 9, 2017
Myanmar recovery linked to development of electrical grid
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
U.S. emissions generally lower last year
Laser pulses reveal the superconductors of the future
Trieste, Italy (SPX) May 15, 2017
Another step forward towards superconductivity at room temperature: an experiment at the cutting edge of condensed matter physics and materials science has revealed that the dream of more efficient energy usage can turn into reality. An international collaboration, led by the scientists of Italy's International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Universita Cattolica di Brescia ... more
Kent UK (SPX) May 15, 2017
Harnessing geometric frustration to tune batteries for greater power
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Mini heat engine could power tomorrow's tiny machines
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
No batteries necessary, new medical implant derives energy from the human body
South Africa to restart nuclear power plans
Johannesburg (AFP) May 13, 2017
South Africa will relaunch plans to build nuclear power plants by signing new agreements with several countries, Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi said Saturday. A court in Cape Town last month ruled the government had failed to allow adequate public consultation for preliminary agreements with Russia, South Korea and the United States for the construction of eight reactors. Struggling to ... more
Los Angeles (AFP) May 10, 2017
Tunnel collapse at US nuclear site raises safety concerns
Los Angeles (AFP) May 10, 2017
Tunnel collapses at US nuke site, no radiation leak
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Plutonium research to aid nuclear cleanup techniques
Astronomers Pursue Renegade Supermassive Black Hole
Boston MA (SPX) May 12, 2017
Supermassive holes are generally stationary objects, sitting at the centers of most galaxies. However, using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes, astronomers recently hunted down what could be a supermassive black hole that may be on the move. This possible renegade black hole, which contains about 160 million times the mass of our Sun, is located in an elliptic ... more
Warsaw, Poland (SPX) May 12, 2017
'Fire-streaks' are created in collisions of atomic nuclei
Heidelberg, Germany (SPX) May 12, 2017
Discovery in the Early Universe Poses Black Hole Growth Puzzle
Vancouver, Canada (SPX) May 16, 2017
What drives the accelerating expansion of the universe
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
Red tape and taxes put brakes on 'Make In India' push
New Delhi (AFP) May 14, 2017
When Saurabh Ahuja tried to import a $600 3D printer for manufacturing drones in his Delhi workshop, he ended up spending another $900 in taxes and bribes and waited three months for it to clear customs. "We lack in technology and industry to make the smallest things, so we have to import," Ahuja said as he listed the frustrations entrepreneurs still encounter since the government launched i ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 15, 2017
China decries protectionism, but some raise concerns
Washington (AFP) May 14, 2017
US-China trade pact: a Trump triumph or rehashed news?
Beijing (AFP) May 14, 2017
China hosts Silk Road summit in shadow of N.Korea missile
Trump weighs further US troops for Afghanistan
Washington (AFP) May 14, 2017
Hanging in a corridor outside the Pentagon press office, a blow-up of a Time magazine cover shows a weary US soldier drawing deeply on his cigarette. Barbed wire and snowy foothills loom behind him. The headline: "How Not to Lose in Afghanistan." The date: April 20, 2009. More than eight years later, the Pentagon finds itself in the same quandary. Again. This time round, it is Pr ... more
Washington (AFP) May 11, 2017
Security in Afghanistan likely to 'deteriorate': US intelligence
Istanbul (AFP) May 10, 2017
Turkey slams US rapid arming Syrian Kurds in IS fight
London (AFP) May 10, 2017
NATO mulls sending thousands more troops to Afghanistan
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New scrutiny of poles as world braces for climate shifts: UN
Geneva (AFP) May 15, 2017
Scientists will intensify scrutiny of the polar regions as part of an international campaign to improve global weather predictions and minimise risks linked to rapid climate change, the UN said Monday. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said a full year would be dedicated to improving polar forecasting capacities in the Arctic and another year would be spent doing the same in Antarc ... more
Paris (AFP) May 17, 2017
The EU: What happened to climate's poster child; Canada blocks audit change
Atlanta GA (SPX) May 15, 2017
Rising temperatures threaten stability of Tibetan alpine grasslands
Fairbanks, United States (AFP) May 11, 2017
Tillerson: Trump will not rush US climate policy review
N. Korea says 'new missile' can carry nuclear warhead
Seoul (AFP) May 15, 2017
North Korea Monday celebrated the launch of what appeared to be its longest-range ballistic missile yet tested in a bid to bring the US mainland within reach, saying it was capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead". Leader Kim Jong-Un personally oversaw the test on Sunday, the official Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) said, and pictures by state media showed him gazing at the missile in ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
ICBM launch facility receives comprehensive maintenance
United Nations, United States (AFP) May 16, 2017
US would talk to N. Korea if missile, nuclear tests stop: Haley
Tehran (AFP) May 14, 2017
Iran's delayed gold rush disillusions voters
China frees human rights lawyer on bail: Amnesty
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
China has freed a prominent human rights lawyer on bail, Amnesty International said Wednesday, after he admitted to his crimes in what critics called a show trial. Xie Yang, who had worked on cases considered politically sensitive by China's ruling Communist Party, was among hundreds of legal staff and activists detained in the so-called "709 crackdown" in 2015. He pleaded guilty Monday ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
China lawyer's wife seeks US asylum after brazen escape
Beijing (AFP) May 9, 2017
China wants its anthem sung, but maybe not at parties
Beijing (AFP) May 8, 2017
Chinese human rights lawyers seen as enemies of the state
I.Coast rebel troops end mutiny as deal inked
Bouake, Ivory Coast (AFP) May 16, 2017
Rebel soldiers in Ivory Coast said Tuesday they were ending a four-day mutiny which drew in troops from across the country after reaching agreement with the government over a wages dispute. News of the deal was confirmed by a spokesman for the disgruntled troops, who said their financial demands had been met, ending a dispute which began in January. "We have found a basis for agreement. ... more
Abuja (AFP) May 16, 2017
Nigeria army chief warns troops about 'politicking'
Nairobi (AFP) May 12, 2017
Wounded author Kuki Gallmann vows return to Kenyan ranch
Abidjan (AFP) May 12, 2017
Gunfire as I.Coast troops resume protest despite 'apology'
U.S. Army testing Saab camouflage
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Saab's mobile camouflage system is undergoing field evaluation in Germany by the U.S. Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment during its operational training. The mobile camouflage, made by the company's Barracuda business unit, provides protection to stationary vehicles as well as vehicles on the move. "Mobile camouflage and signature management is more important now than at any time in the ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Elbit introduces upgraded vehicle mortar system
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
India seeks CBRN protective equipment
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
Jointly-developed Indonesian, Turkish tank makes debut
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Italian shipyard delivers new Torado submarine
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
The attack submarine Romeo Romel, the fourth being build for the Naval Armament Unit of the Italian navy, was delivered at Italian defense contractor Fincantieri's shipyard at Muggiano, the company announced on Thursday. The vessel is the last of four submarines being built in the U212A Todaro-class. The previous ship, Pietro Venuti, a twin of the Romeo Romel, was delivered in Ju ... more
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