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Brazil approves controversial forestry bill

December 8th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Dec 8 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's Senate has approved a controversial forestry bill that environmentalists say will deal a "mortal blow" to the already threatened Amazon region and open the door ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Middle East unrest can subside US focus on Pak, Afghanistan: Expert

March 24th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 24(ANI): Pakistan cannot replicate the ongoing wave of unrest in the Middle East, however it will have to suffer the implications of the Arab turmoil, such as diversion of the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Steven Spielberg heads Down Under to shoot new dino show

August 11th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 11 (ANI): Academy-Award winner Steven Spielberg is 'heading Down Under' to shoot a new dinosaur epic for the small screen.The director, renowned for his Jurassic Park movies, will work with ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

US, Kyrgyzstan agree to turn Manas base into ‘transit centre’

June 23rd, 2009 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, June 23 (RIA Novosti) Kyrgyzstan has signed a deal with the US for the creation of a "centre of transit shipments" at a former US air base at Manas airport, a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tourism threatening wetlands in Ladakh

May 8th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 8 (IANS) Global warming coupled with "unplanned tourist activities" are threatening the existence of high altitude Himalayan wetlands, particularly those in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, says an ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

North Korea has 100 tonnes of uranium: official

January 21st, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 21 (RIA Novosti) North Korea has about 14,800 unused fuel rods, the equivalent of just over 100 tonnes of uranium, a South Korean news agency reported Tuesday."North Korea asked us ... Read more...

Posted in World |

U.S. says N. Korea could be put back on terrorism list

December 11th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.11 (ANI): The United States has said that there is a possibility of putting the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) (North Korea) back on the list of state sponsors ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US may put North Korea back on terror list

December 11th, 2008 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 11 (Xinhua) The US is not rulling out possibilities of putting back North Korea on the list of states sponsoring terrorism, a senior official has said."I suppose these things are ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lure of monetary gain best bet for short-term weight loss

December 10th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Economic incentives appear to be effective for achieving short-term weight loss, according to a preliminary study.For the study, Kevin G. Volpp, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

UN nuclear chief inspector arrives in Tehran

August 18th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Tehran, Aug 18 (DPA) The chief inspector of the United Nations nuclear watchdog arrived Monday in Tehran to hold talks with officials of the Iranian Atomic Organization to Tehran, the ISNA news ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Iran-UN nuclear talks start in Tehran

August 7th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Tehran, Aug 7 (DPA) Talks between Iran and the United Nations nuclear watchdog started in Tehran Thursday, state media reported. The chief inspector of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Oli Heinonen, ... Read more...

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US accuses Iran of stalling; will seek sanctions

August 7th, 2008 - 2:45 am ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, Aug 7 (DPA) Iran has failed to provide a clear response to an international offer aimed at resolving the nuclear dispute and discussions have begun towards enacting another round of UN ... Read more...

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Iran nuclear row tops agenda of British-Italian talks

July 30th, 2008 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
DPA London, July 30 (DPA) The British government hopes to be able to uphold a "dual track approach" in the nuclear row with Iran by promising Tehran economic incentives in return for concessions ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US will not lift conditions on negotiations with Iran: Rice

July 19th, 2008 - 4:53 am ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, July 19 (DPA) US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the US has not lifted conditions for negotiations with Iran by sending an envoy to a meeting in Geneva Saturday. The ... Read more...

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Nature reserves attract human settlement in developing nations

July 4th, 2008 - 10:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkley, has determined that rather than suppressing local communities in developing nations, nature reserves attract human settlement.In ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bush welcomes North Korea’s nuclear declaration (Second lead)

June 26th, 2008 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Washington, June 26 (Xinhua) The US Thursday hailed the nuclear declaration by North Korea and said it would respond by lifting trade sanctions on the country and take it off the list ... Read more...

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North Korea submits nuclear detail at six-party talks (Lead)

June 26th, 2008 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, June 26 (Xinhua) North Korea submitted the details of its nuclear programme to China, the chair of the six-party talks here Thursday. According to the Chinese foreign ministry, North Korea's envoy ... Read more...

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Missing biodiversity target puts people at risk, warns WWF

May 16th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Geneva, May 16 (Xinhua) Future generations will face hunger, thirst, disease and disaster if people carry on trashing the environment, the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) has warned. The stark warning ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Iran warns Europe against crossing nuke offer ‘red lines’

May 4th, 2008 - 12:40 am ICT by admin
Xinhua Tehran, May 3 (Xinhua) Iran Saturday warned European countries not to cross its "red lines" in a new offer of incentives to coax Tehran to roll back its nuclear programme, the official ... Read more...

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Legalizing opium production for medical use not viable

May 2nd, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by admin
London, May 2 (ANI): Legalizing opium production in Afghanistan for medical use is neither feasible nor required, the British Minister of State for Africa, Asia, and the United Nations has argued.While ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Incentives will not change its nuclear course: Iran

April 13th, 2008 - 7:35 pm ICT by admin
Tehran, April 13 (IANS) Iran Sunday said it will not call off its uranium enrichment programme in exchange for economic incentives, IRNA news agency reported. Foreign ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini, during his ... Read more...

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Nagaland entrepreneurs want peace for economic development

March 2nd, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by admin
By Vibou Ganguly Kohima, Mar 2 (ANI): Every section of the Nagaland society has different aspirations and hopes from the coming Assembly elections in the state. Entrepreneurs in the state are expecting ... Read more...

Posted in National |

International Energy Agency says 18-50 trillion dollars needed for carbon dioxide emissions

February 6th, 2008 - 12:14 pm ICT by admin
Nicosia, Feb 6 (ANI): The International Energy Agency (IEA) has estimated that up to 2050, 18-50 trillion dollars would have to be invested in new energy infrastructure and equipment in order to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |