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July 13, 2017
WEATHER REPORT
Five killed, 10 missing in landslide in remote India



New Delhi (AFP) July 11, 2017
At least five people were killed and 10 missing Tuesday after a massive landslide buried homes in a remote village in northeast India, a disaster management official said. An avalanche of mud and rock struck the village after weeks of heavy rain in Papum Pare district in the Himalayan state of Arunachal Pradesh along the border with China. Jokey Angu, head of the state's disaster management authority, told AFP rescue teams were trying to find survivors beneath the rubble of eight homes buried u ... read more

GPS NEWS
India Plans to Roll Out National GPS Next Year
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
The Indian Space Research Organisation is set to offer GPS from its own navigation system for mobile users from next year, aiming to make it more accurate than foreign competitors' products. T ... more
FLOATING STEEL
U.S., Japan, India start Malabar 2017 joint naval exercises
Washington (UPI) Jul 7, 2017
The United States, Japan and India have started a week-long series of joint naval exercises involving ships and aircraft from all three nations, the U.S. Navy announced Friday. ... more
SINO DAILY
With demolitions, China squeezes Buddhist academy
Sertar, China (AFP) July 6, 2017
The hills around revered Tibetan Buddhist academy Larung Gar were once a seamless carpet of vibrant red, dominated by the homes of thousands of monks, nuns and devotees who crowded the remote valley in southwest China to explore their faith. ... more
WATER WORLD
Rivers do not have same rights as humans: India's top court
New Delhi (AFP) July 7, 2017
India's sacred Ganges and Yamuna rivers cannot be considered "living entities", the country's top court ruled Friday, suspending an earlier order that granted them the same legal rights as humans. ... more
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SUPERPOWERS
Indian troop withdrawal 'precondition' for peace: China
Beijing (AFP) July 5, 2017
China warned Wednesday that the withdrawal of Indian troops from disputed territory was a precondition for peace as tensions rise in a border row between the two Asian powers that has drawn in tiny Bhutan. ... more
NUKEWARS
Modi, Netanyahu seek to deepen ties on first visit by an Indian PM
Jerusalem (AFP) July 5, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday on the first ever visit by an Indian premier to Israel as they sought to deepen ties beyond high-priced defence deals. ... more
TECH SPACE
Space Debris Mitigation Mission Successfully Launched on June 23rd, 2017
Fino Mornasco, Italy (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
D-Sat, the first nanosatellite with the ability to remove itself from orbit in a direct and controlled way through a dedicated device at the end of its mission, was successfully launched on Friday J ... more
AEROSPACE
Indian chopper goes missing near China border
New Delhi (AFP) July 4, 2017
An Indian helicopter with three people on board has gone missing near the country's border with China after taking off on a flood rescue mission, an official said Tuesday. ... more
NUKEWARS
Modi begins first ever Israel visit by an Indian PM
Jerusalem (AFP) July 4, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Israel Tuesday for what he called a "groundbreaking" first ever visit by an Indian premier, with growing ties between the two countries including billion of dollars in defence deals. ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Table top plasma gets wind of solar turbulence
Mumbai, India (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Turbulent magnetic field dynamics that explain astrophysical phenomena like the evolution of stars could thus far be obtained only through observations via telescopes and satellites. Now a tea ... more


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EPIDEMICS
Sri Lanka deploys troops to tackle dengue crisis
Colombo (AFP) July 2, 2017
Sri Lanka deployed hundreds of soldiers to destroy mosquito breeding grounds as the country battles the spread of deadly dengue fever that has killed a record 215 people this year, officials said Sunday. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Air pollution casts shadow over solar energy production
Durham NC (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Global solar energy production is taking a major hit due to air pollution and dust. According to a new study, airborne particles and their accumulation on solar cells are cutting energy output ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
India, Portugal Shake Hands on Space Cooperation
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 28, 2017
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Lisbon agreed with Portuguese authorities on creation of alliance to advance space research, the Indian Foreign Ministry said in a statement o ... more
SUPERPOWERS
India warns China over border road 'security' threat
New Delhi (AFP) June 30, 2017
India condemned a new road that China is building on the rivals' Himalayan border on Friday, saying it raises "serious security" concerns. ... more



Sikorsky awarded $3.8 billion contract for Saudi Arabian black hawks
Washington (UPI) Jul 3, 2017
Sikorsky Aircraft has been awarded a $3.8 billion contract for the manufacturing and support of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The planned multi-year production run of Black Hawks, announced on June 30 by the Department of Defense, includes program management, systems engineering, and technical data on the aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratfo ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Boeing announces Rolls-Royce engine contract
Washington (UPI) Jul 6, 2017
Boeing receives contract for Dutch, Turkish CH-47 Chinook parts
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Boeing receives contract for engineering, support of E-3 Sentry
Self-driving cars may soon be able to make moral and ethical decisions as humans do
Osnabruck, Germany (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Can a self-driving vehicle be moral, act like humans do, or act like humans expect humans to? Contrary to previous thinking, a ground-breaking new study has found for the first time that human morality can be modelled meaning that machine based moral decisions are, in principle, possible. The research, Virtual Reality experiments investigating human behavior and moral assessments, from The ... more
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 10, 2017
German 'dieselgate' investigators target Porsche employees
Blacksburg VA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
Forget defrosting your car at a glacial pace
Paris (AFP) July 6, 2017
France 'to end sales of petrol, diesel vehicles by 2040'
Google's 'moonshot' factory spins off geothermal unit
Washington (AFP) July 7, 2017
Google parent Alphabet is spinning off a little-known unit working on geothermal power called Dandelion, which will begin offering residential energy services. The announcement Thursday took the wraps off one of the secretive projects at the Alphabet unit X, known notably for its work on self-driving cars and internet balloons. Dandelion chief executive Kathy Hannun said her team had bee ... more
San Diego CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Fighting global warming and climate change requires a broad energy portfolio
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Low-carbon trajectory is the only option, European leaders say
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Divestment streak continues for British energy company Centrica
PPPL researchers demonstrate first hot plasma edge in a fusion facility
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Two major issues confronting magnetic-confinement fusion energy are enabling the walls of devices that house fusion reactions to survive bombardment by energetic particles, and improving confinement of the plasma required for the reactions. At the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), researchers have found that coating tokamak walls with lithium-- a light ... more
Philadelphia PA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
Conductive electrodes are key to fast-charging batteries
Copenhagen, Denmark (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Iron secrets behind superconductors unlocked
Raleigh NC (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Smart transformers could make reliable smart grid a reality
France could close a third of nuclear reactors: minister
Paris (AFP) July 10, 2017
France's new environment minister said Monday that nearly a third of the country's nuclear reactors could be shut under plans to scale back the amount of electricity produced from atomic power. In 2015, the previous Socialist-dominated parliament passed a law obliging the government to reduce the proportion of electricity generated from nuclear to 50 percent by 2025 compared with around 75 p ... more
Paris (AFP) July 10, 2017
Mitsubishi, Assystem take stakes in France's nuclear reactors firm
Brussels (AFP) July 12, 2017
Britain must leave EU nuclear body: Verhofstadt
Cherbourg, France (AFP) July 5, 2017
Sixth MOX nuclear shipment leaves France for Japan
A future without fakes thanks to quantum technology
Lancaster UK (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Counterfeit products are a huge problem - from medicines to car parts, fake technology costs lives. Every year, imports of counterfeited and pirated goods around the world cost nearly US $0.5 trillion in lost revenue. Counterfeit medicines alone cost the industry over US $200 billion every year. They are also dangerous to our health - around a third contain no active ingredients, res ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
China teleports quantum information to space, a first
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Neutrons detect elusive Higgs amplitude mode in quantum material
Stanford CA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Scientists get first direct look at how electrons 'dance' with vibrating atoms
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Stormy G20 ends with gestures for Trump on climate, trade
Hamburg (AFP) July 8, 2017
World leaders made concessions on trade and climate language to Donald Trump Saturday at the end of the most fractious and riot-hit G20 summit ever, in exchange for preserving a fragile unity of the club of major industrialised and emerging economies. In a departure from final summit declarations that tend to outline consensus on issues that range from fighting terrorism to financial governa ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) July 10, 2017
China's COSCO in multi-billion buyout of Hong Kong rival
Shanghai (AFP) July 10, 2017
China's Wanda agrees to mammoth asset sale to slash debt
Berlin (AFP) July 12, 2017
Germany toughens rules on foreign buyouts in strategic sectors
US soldier killed in Afghanistan's Helmand
Washington (AFP) July 5, 2017
/> A US soldier has been killed and two others wounded in an attack in Afghanistan's Helmand province while conducting operations against the Taliban, US military officials said Wednesday. Private First Class Hansen Kirkpatrick, 19, of Wasilla, Alaska died Monday following the "indirect fire" assault, which means he was hit by a mortar or some other incoming round. The wounds sustained ... more
New York (AFP) July 6, 2017
Egypt arrests dozens of Chinese Uighur students: HRW
Brussels (AFP) June 29, 2017
Mattis says NATO must finish the job in Afghanistan
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (AFP) June 28, 2017
Kyrgyz court convicts three over China embassy attack
Scientists upgrade database tracking global temperatures across millennia
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
A consortium of international scientists led by a climate expert from USC have upgraded an open-source global database tracking the Earth's temperatures since 1 A.D. that further confirms that the Earth is warming at a rate unprecedented in recent geologic history. The database by the PAGES 2k Consortium relies on proxy data such as tree rings, corals, glacier ice, marine sediment and other such ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Two significant warming intervals in southern China since 1850
New York (AFP) July 12, 2017
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Hamburg (AFP) July 9, 2017
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Israeli nuclear whistleblower spared jail over 2013 meeting
Jerusalem (AFP) July 10, 2017
Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu received Monday a suspended two-month prison sentence and community work after a Jerusalem court decided against imprisoning him for a misdemeanour from over four years ago. The 62-year-old former nuclear technician was jailed in 1986 for disclosing the inner workings of Israel's Dimona nuclear plant to Britain's Sunday Times newspaper. He s ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) July 7, 2017
122 countries adopt global treaty banning nuclear weapons
Seoul (AFP) July 8, 2017
US bombers drill near Korea DMZ in show of force
Washington (AFP) July 9, 2017
US vows to press China to enforce NKorea sanctions
China's ailing Nobel laureate in 'critical condition'
Beijing (AFP) July 10, 2017
China's cancer-stricken Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo is in a critical condition, his hospital said Monday, raising fears about his life after Western doctors said there was time to take him abroad. The First Hospital of China Medical University in the northeastern city of Shenyang said Liu's tumour has grown, his liver is bleeding and he has kidney problems. The hospital said in a statement ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 7, 2017
Chinese court jails author of Tiananmen report: lawyer
Sertar, China (AFP) July 6, 2017
With demolitions, China squeezes Buddhist academy
Beijing (AFP) July 8, 2017
Chinese Nobel laureate too sick to travel abroad: hospital
AU chair questions US stance on African peacekeeping
Addis Ababa (AFP) July 5, 2017
The African Union's new chair Moussa Faki Mahamat on Wednesday questioned US commitment to fighting terrorism on the continent after it blocked efforts to get UN funding for an anti-jihadist force in the Sahel. "This is a specific case of a certain number of African states taking the initiative to create a dedicated force to fight terrorism. So, we don't understand how the United States coul ... more
Bamako (AFP) July 6, 2017
3 killed in north Mali clashes as UN condemns violence
Banjul, Gambia (AFP) July 7, 2017
Gambian army 'hostile elements' working against government
Krakow, Poland (AFP) July 4, 2017
I.Coast's Comoe park no longer endangered: UNESCO
Belgium to acquire troop transport vehicles
Washington (UPI) Jul 3, 2017
Belgium's Council of Ministers have approved a request by Minister of Defense Steven Vandeput to acquire 199 Light Troop Transport Vehicles. The purchase, approved on Friday, was part of an urgent renewal of vehicles operated by the country's Special Operations Forces and obtained in the early 1990s. The Ministry of Defense said special operation forces act with speed, autonomy a ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
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Washington (AFP) July 10, 2017
Mosul victory marks win for Pentagon training plan
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
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U.S., Japan, India start Malabar 2017 joint naval exercises
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