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August 31, 2017
Vast new super cluster of galaxies named Saraswati

Pune, India (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
A team of astronomers from the Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), both in Pune, India, and members of two other Indian universities, have identified a previously unknown, extremely large supercluster of galaxies located in the direction of constellation Pisces. This is one of the largest known structures in the nearby universe and is at a distance of 4,000 million (400 crore) light-years away from us. This ... read more

ISRO Develops Ship-Based Antenna System to Track Satellite Launches
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jul 18, 2017
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully designed and developed a ship-borne transportable antenna terminal to fulfill the telemetry tracking and command requirements for all s ... more
Heavy rains kill five in India's financial hub
Mumbai (AFP) Aug 30, 2017
At least five people were killed as heavy monsoon rain deluged India's financial capital Mumbai, causing transport chaos and forcing schools and many offices to close on Wednesday. ... more
India says military stand-off with China ends
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
India said Monday it had agreed with China to end a months-long military stand-off at a strategically important disputed area in the Himalayas and troops were disengaging. ... more
Sri Lanka names first Tamil navy chief since 1970
Colombo (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday appointed an officer from the island's Tamil minority to head the navy for the first time since a separatist war erupted 45 years ago. ... more
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China slams reported Indian road project on border
Beijing (AFP) Aug 24, 2017
China slammed India Thursday over a report that it plans to build a road in territory disputed between the two countries, after weeks of tension elsewhere along the border. ... more
Sri Lanka's president sacks outspoken justice minister
Colombo (AFP) Aug 23, 2017
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena sacked his controversial justice minister Wednesday for speaking out against a billion-dollar deal to sell a stake in a loss-making deep sea port to China. ... more
Death toll from South Asia flooding tops 1,000
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 24, 2017
The death toll from floods sweeping South Asia has climbed above 1,000, officials said Thursday, as rescue teams try to reach millions stranded by the region's worst monsoon disaster in recent years. ... more
Renewables could bring balance to India's economic growthw.
Washington (UPI) Aug 22, 2017
India, one of the world's fastest growing economies, could offset the strains of development through low-carbon efforts, an international energy report found. ... more
Death toll from South Asia flooding tops 1,000
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 24, 2017
The death toll from floods sweeping South Asia has climbed above 1,000, officials said Thursday, as rescue teams try to reach millions stranded by the region's worst monsoon disaster in recent years. ... more
Bangladesh police declare world-heritage forest "pirate free"
Dhaka (AFP) Aug 24, 2017
Bangladesh police declared Thursday that rampant piracy in the Sundarbans was a thing of the past, crediting a gun buyback scheme for reducing crime and tiger poaching in the vast mangrove forest. ... more

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Indian factory shut for dumping dye after dogs turn blue
Mumbai (AFP) Aug 22, 2017
A factory accused of dumping dye into an Indian river where several dogs turned blue has been shut down, an official said Tuesday, after alarming pictures emerged of the brightly-coloured canines. ... more
24 million affected by South Asia floods: Red Cross
Geneva (AFP) Aug 22, 2017
More than 24 million people have been affected by some of the worst flooding to hit South Asia in decades, with large areas of land submerged in water, the Red Cross Tuesday. ... more
Study validates East Antarctic ice sheet to remain stable even if western ice sheet melts
Indianapolis IN (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
A new study from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis validates that the central core of the East Antarctic ice sheet should remain stable even if the West Antarctic ice sheet melts. ... more
India says China stand-off will end soon
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 21, 2017
India's home minister said Monday he believed a border standoff with China would end soon, after new footage emerged showing border guards from both countries fighting on a disputed patch of land in the Himalayan region of Ladakh. ... more

Israel finalizes deal for additional F-35 stealth fighters
Washington (UPI) Aug 28, 2017
Israel announced this weekend it is acquiring 17 additional F-35 Lightning II multi-role fighters from Lockheed Martin, which will bring the Israeli Air Force fleet of the jets to 50. The Israeli Ministry of Defense said Israel currently has five of the stealth fighters in its possession. Thirty three F-35s are to be delivered by 2021, and a new batch is expected to be ordered by 2024. ... more
(UPI) Aug 29, 2017
U.S. Air Force to receive first fully operational F-35A squadron
Washington (UPI) Aug 28, 2017
General Dynamics receives $310.6M contract for M1A2 SEP 3 upgrades
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
Huntington Ingalls picked to refurbish USS Fitzgerald
Japan's 'highway doctor' does checkup on ageing roads
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
As Japan takes on the mammoth task of upgrading its capital's outdated roads and infrastructure, a local "highway doctor" is betting that its 3-D technology can led a hand. Tokyo's sprawling maze of ageing expressways, measuring 320 kilometres (or 200 miles) in length, have long been crying out for a facelift, some dating back to the last time the city hosted the Olympic Games in 1964. ... more
Sao Paulom Brazil (SPX) Aug 29, 2017
Nanoparticles pollution rises 30 percent when flex-fuel cars switch from bio to fossil
Worcester MA (SPX) Aug 29, 2017
New liquid-metal membrane technology may help make hydrogen fuel cell vehicles viable
Manila (AFP) Aug 26, 2017
Uber to resume Philippine service 'soon' after fine
ADB: New finance model needed for low-carbon shift in Asia
Washington (UPI) Aug 29, 2017
A new way to finance the shift to low-carbon and sustainable development is necessary to support the rapid change in Asian economies, a regional lender said. The Asian Development Bank called for a so-called Green Finance Catalyzing Facility, which would be different from a fund in that it would include a blend of financing from the private sector. The bank, which has its headquarters i ... more
Beijing (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
China merges energy giants into global leader
Miami (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
Power demand to peak in Europe summers, not winters: study
Lincoln UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
India must rethink infrastructure needs for 100 new 'smart' cities to be sustainable
PPPL physicist discovers that some plasma instabilities can extinguish themselves
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
Physicist Fatima Ebrahimi at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has for the first time used advanced models to accurately simulate key characteristics of the cyclic behavior of edge-localized modes (ELMs), a particular type of plasma instability. The findings could help physicists more fully comprehend the behavior of plasma, the hot, charged g ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
Tweaking thermoelectric voltage across atomic-scale gold junction by mechanical force
Dresden, Germany (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
Physicists find strange state of matter in superconducting crystal
Dallas TX (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
No batteries required: Energy-harvesting yarns generate electricity
Kazakhstan inaugurates IAEA-backed nuclear fuel bank
Astana, Kazakhstan (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
Kazakhstan inaugurated Tuesday a new internationally-controlled uranium fuel bank seen as potentially important in curbing nuclear proliferation and reducing regional security tensions. The bank is capable of storing enough low-enriched uranium fuel to light up a large city for three years and it is hoped that access to the fuel will dissuade countries from launching their own nuclear enrich ... more
Budapest (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
2018 start for Russia-backed nuclear plant work:
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 24, 2017
Fukushima operator faces $5 bn US suit over 2011 disaster
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Aug 21, 2017
UAE nuclear programme edges toward 2018 launch
Black hole models contradicted by hands-on tests at Sandia's Z machine
Albuquerque NM (SPX) Aug 29, 2017
A long-standing but unproven assumption about the X-ray spectra of black holes in space has been contradicted by hands-on experiments performed at Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine. Z, the most energetic laboratory X-ray source on Earth, can duplicate the X-rays surrounding black holes that otherwise can be watched only from a great distance and then theorized about. "Of course, em ... more
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Aug 29, 2017
Record-breaking galaxy 5 billion light-years away shows we live in a magnetic universe
Iowa City IA (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
Researchers propose how the universe became filled with light
Birmingham UK (SPX) Aug 24, 2017
Scientists 'excited' by observations suggesting formation scenarios
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China factory activity picks up in August
Beijing (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
China's factory activity gathered steam in August, official data showed on Thursday, beating expectations, but not dispelling concerns about the headwinds facing the world's second largest economy. The figures came as China registered steady inflation but slowing foreign trade growth in the previous month. The latest purchasing managers index (PMI), a gauge of factory conditions, came in ... more
Seoul (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
Prosecutors appeal against ruling on Samsung heir
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
Wanda shares tumble on rumours chairman detained
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
China Construction Bank profits lifted by economy, debt crackdown
US has 11,000 troops in Afghanistan, more than previous count: Pentagon
Washington (AFP) Aug 30, 2017
The Pentagon sharply raised its estimate of the number of US troops currently in Afghanistan Wednesday, ahead of a decision on adding thousands more under President Donald Trump's new strategy for the war-ridden country. Pentagon Joint Staff Director Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie said a comprehensive review showed there were approximately 11,000 uniformed US servicemen and women in Afg ... more
Herat, Afghanistan (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
Afghan airstrikes 'kill 13 civilians', officials say
Tehran (AFP) Aug 30, 2017
Iran warns Kirkuk over Iraqi Kurdistan referendum
Kirkuk, Iraq (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
Iraq's Kirkuk votes to take part in Kurdish independence referendum
Methane from tundra, ocean floor didn't spike during previous natural warming period
Corvallis OR (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
Scientists concerned that global warming may release huge stores of methane from reservoirs beneath Arctic tundra and deposits of marine hydrates - a theory known as the "clathrate gun" hypothesis - have turned to geologic history to search for evidence of significant methane release during past warming events. A new study published this week in the journal Nature suggests, however, that t ... more
Edmonton, Canada (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
Research identifies new microbe with potential to help rebalance Earth's nitrogen cycle
Paris (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Study gives first proof that the Earth has a natural thermostat
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
Incomplete drought recovery may be the new normal
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US-South joint drills end amid soaring N. Korea tensions
Seoul (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
Seoul and Washington wrapped up their annual war games on Thursday, the South's defence ministry said, with tensions high after Pyongyang's latest missile launch over Japan. Tens of thousands of South Korean and US troops took part in the Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) joint military drills, a largely computer-simulated exercise that ran for two weeks in the South. The annual drills are vi ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 30, 2017
Postman who survived Nagasaki A-bomb dies at 88
Tehran (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
Iran's Rouhani dismisses military site inspections
Seoul (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
North Korea and its missiles: what next?
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
The ashes of China's late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo were buried at sea on Saturday, depriving his supporters of a place to pay tribute to the pro-democracy dissident. Officials showed a video in which his wife, Liu Xia, and relatives lowered a white round urn into the water off the northeastern coastal city of Dalian, two days after the democracy advocate died of liver cancer aged 61 while i ... more
Beijing (AFP) Aug 27, 2017
On Chinese Valentine's Day, businesses woo 'single dogs'
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 24, 2017
Steer clear of screens and self-abuse, Chinese recruits told
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 25, 2017
Hong Kong independence duo fail to regain parliament seats
DRCongo troops chasing reporter 'force entry' at UN base
Kinshasa (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
The UN said Tuesday that soldiers "forced entry" into its base in the volatile Kasai region of DR Congo aiming to arrest a journalist critical of President Joseph Kabila. Journalist Edouard Diye Tshitenge had been planning to present a manifesto on Monday demanding the removal of Kabila, who has refused to step down despite constitutional limits. But the general who heads operations in t ... more
Luanda (AFP) Aug 23, 2017
Angolans vote as Dos Santos ends 38-year rule
Freetown (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
Death toll in SLeone flood disaster reaches 441
Washington (UPI) Aug 21, 2017
Africa Endeavor 2017 communications conference starts in Malawi
BAE to demonstrate digital design technology for defense systems
(UPI) Aug 29, 2017
BAE Systems Australia will demonstrate a immersive simulation software package for the AMV 35 combat vehicle design and manufacturing at the SimTecT conference in Sydney, Australia, this week. The system uses a combination of computer assisted design and gaming software to provide simulated projections of prototype systems and potential upgrades. "This technology provides for a s ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
Trump to approve sale of military equipment to police
Washington (UPI) Aug 30, 2017
AM General awarded $2.2B contract for high-mobility utility vehicles
Washington (UPI) Aug 21, 2017
Saab wins British Army training extension
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Ticonderoga-class cruisers Hue City and Philippine Sea return to Mayport
Washington (UPI) Aug 23, 2017
The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruisers USS Hue City and USS Philippine Sea have returned to their homeport of Naval Station Mayport, Fla. Both cruisers were deployed 7 months with the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group in the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation, which includes the North Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Arabian Gulf. The Bush carrier group, also incl ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 18, 2017
Royal Canadian Navy awards Thales support contract for up to 35 years
Singapore (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
Remains of all missing sailors recovered from US warship
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
NRL-developed Topcoat Applied on Entire Freeboard of Navy Ship
ISS Orbit Increases Almost 2,000 Feet After Adjustment Maneuver - Control Center
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 29, 2017
A representative from the Mission Control Center told Sputnik that the International Space Station has increased its average altitude by about 1,970 feet after an orbit adjustment maneuver. The International Space Station (ISS) has increased its average altitude by about 1,970 feet after an orbit adjustment maneuver using Progress MS-06 cargo spacecraft engines, a representative from the M ... more
Miami (AFP) Aug 27, 2017
Forty years on, Voyager still hurtles through space
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
NASA should continue large strategic missions to maintain leadership in space
Berlin (AFP) Aug 30, 2017
'Gifted' high-tech takes spotlight at Berlin's IFA fair

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