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November 30, 2017
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Bangladesh upholds death sentence for 139 soldiers over massacre



Dhaka (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
A Bangladesh court upheld the death penalty for 139 soldiers on Monday over their role in a "brutal and barbaric" mutiny in which dozens of top army officers were massacred. In delivering his verdict Justice Md Abu Zafor Siddique described the 2009 slaughter of 74 people - including 57 top brass - as an unprecedented atrocity in Bangladesh's relatively short history. "It was the most heinous, brutal and barbaric carnage of our history," he told the Dhaka courtroom of the two-day massacre in wh ... read more

FLORA AND FAUNA
Genetic mutation in extended Amish family protects against aging
Chicago IL (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
The first genetic mutation that appears to protect against multiple aspects of biological aging in humans has been discovered in an extended family of Old Order Amish living in the vicinity of Berne ... more
THE STANS
India outraged at release of Mumbai attack suspect
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
India said Thursday it was outraged at Pakistan's release of an Islamist leader accused of organising the 2008 deadly Mumbai attacks that nearly brought the nuclear-armed nations to the brink of war. ... more
SPACEMART
Need to double number of operational satellites: ISRO chief
New Delhi (IANS) Nov 22, 2017
To meet the sky-rocketing domestic technology and knowledge-based demands, India's space agency needs to at least double the number of operational satellites in the coming days, Indian Space Researc ... more
CAR TECH
India opens first-ever EV charging station
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
In announcing a first, a state-owned oil company in India said charging stations for electric vehicles can address some fundamental pollution issues. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT
China to help resolve Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh
Dhaka (AFP) Nov 18, 2017
China has offered to help defuse the Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh said Saturday, following meetings with Beijing's top diplomat that Dhaka hopes will apply pressure on Myanmar take back hundreds of thousands of refugees. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
'My eyes are burning': Delhi half marathon goes ahead despite smog
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 19, 2017
Tens of thousands of runners Sunday choked through smog for the Delhi half marathon, ignoring dire health warnings from doctors who fought for the controversial race in the heavily polluted capital to be postponed. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
EU's top diplomat 'encouraged' by Rohingya talks with Suu Kyi
Yangon (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
The EU's foreign policy chief on Monday hailed "extremely encouraging" talks with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the Rohingya crisis, welcoming steps towards the repatriation of Muslims driven into Bangladesh. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Old Rivals India, China Nurture New Rivalry in Satellite Launch Business
New Delhi (Sputnik) Nov 20, 2017
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has said that it is working to bring down the cost of launching satellites to one-tenth of the current cost. The statement comes in the aftermath of the ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Delhi half-marathon to go ahead despite smog, court rules
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
The Delhi half marathon is to go ahead on Sunday despite dire health warnings from doctors after a court in the heavily polluted city refused to order a delay. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
'Don't panic' says Indian minister as smog crisis deepens
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
India's environment minister has said the country's filthy air is no cause for alarm, claiming only "routine precautions" were needed to cope with what doctors have called a public health emergency. ... more


Sulfur dioxide emissions plunge across China as India's soars

ENERGY TECH
Study helps make microgrids a more reliable power source
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
Today, more than 1.3 billion people are living without regular access to power, including more than 300 million in India and 600 million in sub-Saharan Africa. In these and other developing countrie ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Parents angry as Delhi schools reopen despite smog
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Angry parents accused Delhi authorities on Monday of "playing with children's health" as schools reopened despite a fresh surge in pollution to emergency levels. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Small cities choke as India remains callous to rising bad air
Moradabad, India (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
In the northern Indian city of Moradabad fumes from burning electronic waste blend with seasonal smog to create an even deadlier mix of pollutants than in Delhi, where filthy air has caused public outcry and made global headlines. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
China's sulfur dioxide emissions fell sharply while India's grew rapidly
College Park MD (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Sulfur dioxide is an air pollutant that causes acid rain, haze and many health-related problems. It is produced predominantly when coal is burned to generate electricity. Although China and In ... more



Indian aerospace behemoth reveals why Indo-Russia FGFA is highly feasible
New Delhi (Sputnik) Nov 29, 2017
Any new fighter jet procurement deal by Indian Air Force would require the foreign vendor to set up a production line in India - a time taking process. In this backdrop, HAL's claim that it can immediately start co-producing the FGFA with Russia from existing facility holds immense significance. India's state-owned defense aircraft manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has said ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 28, 2017
Lockheed awarded $37.7M contract for F-35 software conversions
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
US ends search for sailors after Philippine Sea air crash
Denpasar, Indonesia (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Indonesia re-opening Bali airport shut by volcanic ash
Norway puts brakes on plans for 'Tesla tax'
Oslo (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Norway, a world leader of zero-emission vehicles, has abandoned plans for a proposed "Tesla tax", a controversial measure that would have cut a tax rebate granted to heavy electric cars. Plans for the tax, which was to have entered into force in 2018, were halted after a budget compromise was reached between the right-wing government and its centre-right allies, which they presented on Wedne ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
SoftBank offer for Uber shares to cut valuation: reports
London (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Driverless, electric future just round the corner for urban cars
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Hydrogen cars for the masses one step closer to reality
Improving sensor accuracy to prevent electrical grid overload
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Electrical physicists from Czech Technical University have provided additional evidence that new current sensors introduce errors when assessing current through iron conductors. It's crucial to correct this flaw in the new sensors so that operators of the electrical grid can correctly respond to threats to the system. The researchers show how a difference in a conductor's magnetic permeabi ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2017
Japan faces challenges in cutting CO2, Moody's finds
Washington (UPI) Oct 19, 2017
IEA: An electrified world would cost $31B per year to achieve
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
'Fuel-secure' steps in Washington counterintuitive, green group says
New computational method provides optimized design of wind up toys
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
A team of leading computer scientists has developed a novel computational system to aid the design and fabrication of wind-up toys, focusing on automating the intricate interior machinery responsible for the toys' wind-up motion. The new computational system includes analytic modeling of a wide variety of elemental mechanisms found in common wide-up toys, including their geometry and kinem ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 28, 2017
Statoil: Batteries can address wind power variability
Sydney (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Musk beats deadline for building world's biggest battery
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Batteries with better performance and improved safety
For Gabon's sickly uranium miners, a long quest for compensation
Mounana, Gabon (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
"We are all sick. It's our health, and we are being conned," Moise Massala says angrily. The 82-year-old is a retired geochemist who used to work in a uranium mine in Gabon owned by French nuclear giant Areva. He and hundreds of other former workers say they fell ill from their work to extract the uranium - a source of nuclear power and warheads, but toxic and potentially carcinogenic. ... more
Ostrovets, Belarus (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Belarus nuclear power plant stirs fears in Lithuania
Charlotte NC (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Lightbridge and AREVA NP Sign Agreements to Immediately Advance Fuel Development
London (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
UK made grave errors over Hinkley nuclear project: MPs
The possibility of vestiges of an earlier Universe before the Big Bang
Sao Paulo, Brazil (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Although for five decades, the Big Bang theory has been the best known and most accepted explanation for the beginning and evolution of the Universe, it is hardly a consensus among scientists. Brazilian physicist Juliano Cesar Silva Neves part of a group of researchers who dare to imagine a different origin. In a study recently published in the journal General Relativity and Gravitation, N ... more
Pasadena CA (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
LIGO and Virgo announce detection of black hole binary merger
Krakow, Poland (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Nearby pulsars shed light on the antimatter puzzle
Berkeley CA (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
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China warns of retaliation after fresh US trade probe
Beijing (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
China on Wednesday warned it would take the "necessary measures" to protect its businesses after the United States launched a new trade probe into China's possible aluminium dumping. The investigation into imports of aluminium sheet worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year was an unusually aggressive move by the United States. For the first time since 1991, the US Commerce Department ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
China factory activity accelerates in November
Belfast (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
In Ireland, Brexit border risk awakens ghosts of the Troubles
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Fresh US probe of Chinese aluminum imports ups ante with Beijing
Syria Kurds say US to 'adjust' weapons deliveries
Qamishli, Syria (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Washington will "adjust" its delivery of weapons to an anti-jihadist alliance in Syria dominated by Kurdish fighters, Kurdish officials said Monday, insisting that collaboration with the United States will "continue". The Pentagon, however, was vague about what an adjustment might mean, and the comments come after Turkey said it had received White House assurances that it would halt weapons ... more
Islamabad (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Pakistan protests grow as military stays silent
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Kurds accuse Baghdad of refusing dialogue
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Over 1,000 US troops to patrol with Afghans in 2018
Canada to explore trade, climate change fight, with China
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
The Canadian prime minister said a "progressive trade" relationship and climate change would be high on the agenda during a December tour of China. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced during the weekend he'd travel to China for a five-day trip starting Dec. 3. The outreach to the world's second-largest economy is the latest in a series that began with his first official vis ... more
Sale, Morocco (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
Moroccans pray for rain as 'mercy from God'
Madrid (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought
Washington (UPI) Nov 21, 2017
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US threatens to 'utterly destroy' N. Korea regime
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
The United States on Wednesday warned that North Korea's leadership will be "utterly destroyed" if war breaks out as it called on countries to cut all diplomatic and trade ties with North Korea - including Chinese oil shipments to Pyongyang. Washington urged tough action at an emergency meeting of the Security Council called to respond to North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballisti ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
US calls for isolation of NKorea after missile test
Beijing (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
China voices 'grave concern' over N. Korea missile test, urges talks
Seoul (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
N. Korea claims nuclear statehood with US in missile range
Chinese general kills himself after facing graft probe
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
A Chinese general has killed himself in his Beijing home after becoming the latest top official ensnared by President Xi Jinping's sweeping anti-corruption campaign, state media said Tuesday. Zhang Yang, a member of the state's Central Military Commission, was being investigated over connections to two graft-tainted former senior military officers when he hanged himself on November 23, accor ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Shanghai schools fly the flag for China's next generation
Taipei (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Different strokes: Taiwan's creative campaign for traditional characters
Shenyang, China (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Secrets and wives: Gay Chinese hide behind 'sham marriage'
Gambia court charges soldiers with coup plot
Banjul, Gambia (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
A Gambian military court on Monday charged 10 soldiers with treason and mutiny for plotting to overthrow the country's newly elected government in July, and two more with helping a sergeant evade arrest. Elements of The Gambia's armed forces are known to have maintained support for former president Yahya Jammeh following his ouster from power after 22 years in January, but detailed evidence ... more
Abidjan (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Cash and history keep Europe as Africa's prime partner
Bamako (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Mali justice minister resigns after activist's acquittal
Marrakesh, Morocco (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
China taps Africa at Morocco Silk Road investment forum
Artificial muscles give 'superpower' to robots
Miami (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Inspired by the folding technique of origami, US researchers said Monday they have crafted cheap, artificial muscles for robots that give them the power to lift up to 1,000 times their own weight. The advance offers a leap forward in the field of soft robotics, which is fast replacing an older generation of robots that were jerky and rigid in their movements, researchers say. "It's like ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
Marines roll out new anti-tank weapon system
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
Saab to supply South African forces with field kitchens
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Raytheon, Saab to develop improved shoulder-launched weapon systems
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'Explosion' dashes last hopes for missing Argentine sub with 44 aboard
Mar Del Plata, Argentina (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
Argentina's navy confirmed Thursday that an unusual noise heard in the Atlantic near the last known position of a missing submarine appeared to be an explosion, dashing the last hopes of finding the vessel's 44 crew members alive. Relatives of the missing sailors reacted with grief and anger to the news after holding out hope since the sub was reported overdue at its Mar del Plata base on N ... more
Mar Del Plata, Argentina (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Argentina says abnormal noise heard after sub's last contact as hopes fade
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
Huntington Ingalls launches 8th National Security Cutter for Coast Guard
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
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Does the Outer Space Treaty at 50 need a rethink
New York NY (Sputnik) Nov 28, 2017
As more private enterprises turns their gaze toward outer space, there are certain international limitations that leave many questions unanswered so that private entrepreneurship is is effectively paralyzed. When the US and the USSR engaged in a nuclear weapons race, there was a real possibility that doomsday weapons would go to outer space and, eventually, to the moon. In order to prevent ... more
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