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June 16, 2017
WEATHER REPORT
Bangladesh steps up search for landslide victims



Chittagong, Bangladesh (AFP) June 15, 2017
Emergency workers in Bangladesh on Thursday stepped up the search for victims of the country's worst ever landslides, with mounting claims that the disaster was made worse by unchecked development. Rescuers found two more bodies, including that of a woman apparently washed away, taking the death toll from floods and landslides across southeast Bangladesh to 154. "We think she was washed away by strong currents during Tuesday's landslides," local fire chief Didarul Alam told AFP. "W ... read more

DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Rescuers battle to reach victims of deadly Bangladesh landslides
Chittagong, Bangladesh (AFP) June 14, 2017
Rescue workers battled Wednesday to reach victims of landslides, described as the worst in Bangladesh's history, as the death toll from the disaster rose to 152. ... more
WEATHER REPORT
Heavy rain, landslides kill at least 134 in Bangladesh
Chittagong, Bangladesh (AFP) June 13, 2017
Heavy monsoon rains and landslides have killed at least 134 people in southeast Bangladesh, burying many in their homes as they slept, authorities said Tuesday. ... more
CAR TECH
Mumbai's adored Padmini taxis near the end of the road
Mumbai (AFP) June 14, 2017
They were named after a legendary Indian queen and were synonymous with Mumbai for half a century but the last Premier Padmini taxis will soon embark on their final journey - to the scrapyard. ... more
WEATHER REPORT
Heavy rains kill at least 35 in Bangladesh
Dhaka (AFP) June 13, 2017
Heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 35 people in southeast Bangladesh, most of them buried under landslides, authorities said Tuesday. ... more
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WEATHER REPORT
Small climb in mean temperatures linked to far higher chance of deadly heat waves
Irvine CA (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
An increase in mean temperature of 0.5 degrees Celsius over half a century may not seem all that serious, but it's enough to have more than doubled the probability of a heat wave killing in excess o ... more
SUPERPOWERS
India, Pakistan join China and Russia-led security bloc
Astana, Kazakhstan (AFP) June 9, 2017
Asian rivals India and Pakistan on Friday formally joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, a security bloc spearheaded by China and Russia, despite bilateral tensions bubbling over Kashmir. ... more
CAR TECH
Uber woes mount ahead of workplace probe report
San Francisco (AFP) June 8, 2017
Uber has parted ways with another top executive, in the latest dent to the reputation of the ridesharing giant as it prepares to release the results of a probe into workplace misconduct. ... more
TECH SPACE
Indian Space Agency to Work on Electric Propulsion for Large Satellites
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 07, 2017
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to work on incorporating and utilizing electric propulsion in its spacecraft which will be more cost effective and can help in interplanetary mis ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
India shows off space prowess with launch of mega-rocket
New Delhi (AFP) June 5, 2017
India Monday successfully launched its most powerful home-produced rocket, another milestone for its indigenous space programme which one day hopes to put a human into orbit. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Sri Lanka hails record military deployment as toll hits 213
Colombo (AFP) June 5, 2017
Sri Lanka's military recorded its biggest peacetime deployment for search and rescue operations after monsoon rains triggered landslides and floods that killed 213 people, the government said Monday. ... more


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ROCKET SCIENCE
India launches GSLV in heavy lift configuation
New Delhi (AFP) June 5, 2017
India's most powerful homegrown rocket was launched Monday, marking another milestone for its indigenous space programme that one day hopes to put a man into orbit. The 43-metre (140-foot) rocket lifted off just before 5:30 pm (1200 GMT) from the southern island of Sriharikota, one of two sites used by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to launch satellites ... more
WATER WORLD
Nepal, China sign mega hydropower agreement
Kathmandu (AFP) June 5, 2017
Nepal has signed an agreement with a Chinese company to build the largest hydroelectric plant in the impoverished landlocked country, which suffers from a chronic energy shortage. ... more
WATER WORLD
Fish uses special lips to eat razor-sharp, venomous coral
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
The slime-covered lips of the tubelip wrasse, a fish common among the coral reefs of the Indian and western Pacific oceans, allow the species to eat razor-ship, venomous coral. ... more
THE PITS
India's Adani to start work on mine near Great Barrier Reef
Sydney (AFP) June 6, 2017
Indian mining giant Adani on Tuesday said it will start work on a huge US$16 billion coal project that environmentalists warn will damage Australia's Great Barrier Reef. ... more



NASA's TASAR trial takes flight on Alaska Airlines
Charlotte NC (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. reports that Alaska Airlines has completed installation of the company's advanced Aircraft Data Management (ADM) solution on three of its 737NG aircraft. The ADM system is designed to help aircraft save time and fuel through its family of software and hardware products, including the Tablet Interface Module (TIM) and Aircraft Inter ... more
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Washington (AFP) June 15, 2017
US, Qatar agree F-15 fighter sale
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
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Embattled Uber CEO Kalanick to take leave of absence
San Francisco (AFP) June 14, 2017
Uber said Tuesday its chief executive Travis Kalanick would take an indefinite leave of absence as it unveiled steps aimed at restoring confidence in the scandal-plagued ridesharing giant. The pioneering company has been facing pressure to rein in a no-holds-barred management style led by Kalanick and to reform its workplace culture, which has sparked charges of harassment and discrimination ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Scientists inch closer to wirelessly charging moving electric vehicles
Mumbai (AFP) June 14, 2017
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San Francisco (AFP) June 12, 2017
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Low-carbon trajectory is the only option, European leaders say
(UPI) Jun 12, 2017
There's no alternative but to pursue an energy strategy that calls for a low-carbon trajectory for economic growth, European leaders said from Vienna. More than 100 delegates were on hand for a forum in Vienna on the transition to an energy pathway focused on renewable and alternative energy resources. "There is no other alternative for the Energy Community members than to follow ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
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Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
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Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
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Clean energy stored in electric vehicles to power buildings
Warwick UK (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Stored energy from electric vehicles (EVs) can be used to power large buildings - creating new possibilities for the future of smart, renewable energy - thanks to ground-breaking battery research from WMG at the University of Warwick. Dr Kotub Uddin, with colleagues from WMG's Energy and Electrical Systems group and Jaguar Land Rover, has demonstrated that vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
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Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
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Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
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Japan court clears way for nuclear reactor restarts
Tokyo (AFP) June 13, 2017
A Japanese court Tuesday gave the green light to switch on two more nuclear reactors despite heavy public opposition, in the latest victory for the government's pro-atomic push. Local residents lost their bid for an injunction to block the refiring of the No.3 and No.4 reactors at the Genkai nuclear plant in southwestern Japan on safety grounds, according to a district court official. Th ... more
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
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Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
UNIST improves remote detection of hazardous radioactive substances
Berlin (AFP) June 7, 2017
German court nukes tax on power firms
No Universe without Big Bang
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam and the Perimeter Institute in Canada disprove the theory of the "smooth beginning" According to Einstein's theory of relativity, the curvature of spacetime was infinite at the big bang. In fact, at this point all mathematical tools fail, and the theory breaks down. However, there remained the notion that perhap ... more
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 13, 2017
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IMF raises China growth forecast, urges faster reforms
Beijing (AFP) June 14, 2017
China must quicken the pace of reforms and do more to curb rising debt, the IMF said Wednesday as it raised its growth forecast for the world's number two economy. The International Monetary Fund expects China to expand by 6.7 percent this year, faster than its previous estimate of 6.6 percent due to expanding credit and investment. That would match last year's growth rate, which was ... more
Conakry (AFP) June 14, 2017
French miner signs Guinea bauxite deal with Franco-Asian consortium
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) June 13, 2017
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Strasbourg, France (AFP) June 14, 2017
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Four dead as suicide bombers hit Kabul Shiite mosque
Kabul (AFP) June 15, 2017
Suicide bombers struck a crowded Shiite mosque in Kabul late Thursday, killing four people in the latest in a series of militant attacks to rattle the Afghan capital during the holy month of Ramadan. The assault claimed by Islamic State jihadists left eight others wounded when the bombers blew themselves up in the kitchen of Al Zahra mosque after police prevented them from entering the praye ... more
Baghdad (AFP) June 13, 2017
Iraq PM Abadi says Kurdish referendum untimely
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
US 'not winning' in Afghanistan: Pentagon chief
Washington (AFP) June 15, 2017
Mattis vows not to repeat past mistakes in Afghanistan
Understanding multi-decadal global warming rate changes
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
A long-standing mystery is that, despite the persistently increased greenhouse gases emissions throughout the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, the globally-averaged surface temperature has shown distinct multi-decadal fluctuations since 1900, including two weak global warming slowdowns in the mid-twentieth century and early twenty-first century and two strong global warming accelerati ... more
Strasbourg, France (AFP) June 14, 2017
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Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
Pentagon chief Jim Mattis warned Monday that North Korea poses the most urgent threat to international peace and security, calling the regime's weapons program a "clear and present danger" to all. In written testimony to lawmakers ahead of a hearing on the Pentagon budget, Mattis said North Korea is increasing the pace and scope of its nuclear weapons program that leader Kim Jong-Un has stat ... more
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
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Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
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Seoul (AFP) June 14, 2017
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Hong Kong freedoms being eroded: Patten
Hong Kong (AFP) June 15, 2017
Hong Kong's last British colonial governor Chris Patten said Thursday the city's autonomy was slipping away, with less than a month before the 20th anniversary of the city's handover. Patten was governor of Hong Kong when it was handed back to China by Britain in 1997 under a semi-autonomous deal protecting its freedoms for 50 years. But 20 years on, there are serious concerns Beijing ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 15, 2017
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Dazu, China (AFP) June 15, 2017
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Taipei (AFP) June 12, 2017
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Qatar withdraws peacekeepers from Djibouti-Eritrea border
Doha (AFP) June 14, 2017
Qatar has withdrawn its peacekeeping troops from the Djibouti-Eritrea border, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday, after years of mediating in a territorial dispute between the two African states. "The state of Qatar informed the government of Djibouti that it has withdrawn all its troops deployed on the border line in Djiboutian territory," a ministry statement said. The ministry sai ... more
Dakar (AFP) June 15, 2017
France says UN likely to support Sahel anti-jihadist force
Tunis (AFP) June 12, 2017
Tunisian soldier dead after landmine blast
Maiduguri, Nigeria (AFP) June 9, 2017
Nigerian soldier sentenced to death for 'Boko Haram' murder
Transforming How Troops Fight in Coastal Urban Environments
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
As nation-state and non-state adversaries adapt and apply commercially available state-of-the-art technology in urban conflict, expeditionary U.S. forces face a shrinking operational advantage. To address this challenge, a new DARPA program is aiming to create powerful, digital tools for exploring novel expeditionary urban operations concepts-with a special emphasis on coastal cities, wher ... more
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Kraken Sonar, ATLAS team-up on mine-detection, sonar systems
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Kraken Sonar Systems has signed a Team Agreement with defense contractor Atlas Elektronik to collaborate on the Remote Mine Disposal System for the Royal Canadian Navy. They two companies also working together on KATFISH towed sonar arrays to a leading Asian navy as part of a major mine countermeasures purchasing program. "We are pleased to announce our cooperation with Kraken," ... more
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Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
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Russia launches space freighter to ISS
Moscow (AFP) June 14, 2017
Russia on Wednesday launched an unmanned Progress cargo ship carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. "The Soyuz-2.1A booster rocket with the Progress MS-06 cargo ship launched successfully from Baikonur cosmodrome at 12:20 Moscow time (0920 GMT)," Russian space agency Roscosmos said in a statement on its website. The cargo sh ... more
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