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US F-16 fighter crashes off Japan


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) A US F-16 fighter jet crashed into the sea Sunday off Japan's northern Hokkaido prefecture but the pilot ejected safely, Xinhua reported.The pilot was later ... Read more...

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Strong quake hits Japan


March 27th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 27 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale jolted the sea off Japan's Iwate prefecture Tuesday, said the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).The epicentre of the quake, ... Read more...

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Japanese tsunami ship drifting to Canada


March 25th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (IANS) A Japanese fishing vessel, swept away by the 2011 tsunami, has been found adrift off the west coast of Canada, the BBC has reported.An aircraft patrolling ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate bug protein to trap viruses


December 16th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) With the help of a bug protein isolated from sewage, scientists have successfully trapped and neutralised enteric viruses -- which, surviving for a long time in ... Read more...

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Magnitude-6 quake hits Japan


November 24th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 24 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale jolted the Hokkaido region in north Japan Thursday, Xinhua reported.The tremblor struck at 6.25 p.m., said the China ... Read more...

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6.1-magnitude quake hits Japan


October 21st, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted Japan's Hokkaido island Friday, Xinhua reported.According to the US Geological Survey, the quake hit at 0802 GMT ... Read more...

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Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Richard F. Heck, Suzuki and Negishi


October 6th, 2010 - 10:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
This year’s Noble Prize in chemistry has been won by three scientists, one American and two Japanese. The prize was handed to them for their work on simplifying carbon molecules to help ... Read more...

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Japan on alert for possible major tsunami (Lead)


February 28th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 28 (DPA) Hundreds of thousands of Japanese households in Pacific coastal areas were ordered to evacuate Sunday after warnings of a possible "major" tsunami produced by the Chilean earthquake. Shortly before ... Read more...

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Seals tend to sleep as they sink in the sea


February 28th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that seals can sleep as they are sinking in the sea.When northern elephant seals migrate between their breeding and foraging grounds, ... Read more...

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Japan bracing for up to 3-metre tsunami


February 28th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 28 (DPA) The Japan Meteorological Agency warned that a "major" tsunami of up to 3 metres could hit Japan's Pacific coast in the next few hours Sunday following a massive ... Read more...

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Japan issues tsunami alert after Chile quake


February 28th, 2010 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 28 (IANS) The Japan Meteorological Agency Sunday issued a major tsunami alert for its Pacific coast after a powerful earthquake struck Chile, Xinhua reported. The tsunami alert is issued for the ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Emotion detector for babies


February 25th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Parents-to-be can take a breather: It may soon be possible to translate infant cries, all thanks to Japanese scientists who have come up with a statistical computer program ... Read more...

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Tapping industrial heat could cut fossil fuels use


April 2nd, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) Tapping waste heat from industries could cut down fossil fuel use and improve efficiency of countless manufacturing processes, says a study. According to Lihua Zhang and Tomohiro Akiyama ... Read more...

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Tapping industrial waste heat could reduce fossil fuel demands


April 2nd, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 2 (ANI): A team of scientists has determined that tapping industrial waste heat could reduce fossil fuel demands in the short term and improve efficiency of countless manufacturing processes.The scientists, ... Read more...

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Climate change impact on lakes different in warmer and colder regions


October 22nd, 2008 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Oct 22 (ANI): A new research by Japanese and German scientists has determined that climate change will have different effects on lakes in warmer and colder regions of the globe.The ... Read more...

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Strong quake hits Japan and Indonesia, Tsunami warning


September 11th, 2008 - 11:42 am ICT by Bupha Ravirot
Earth quake magnitude 7 hits Japan at Thursday, 11 September at 9:20 AM JST and 6.6 Richter shakes Indonesia at 9:00 AM local time.7.0 Richter struck off the coast of Japan's northern ... Read more...

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Beef tongue flavour favourite in Yokohama Ice Cream Expo


August 11th, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London , Aug 11 (ANI): Bizarre as it may sound, but an ice cream called the beef tongue turned out to be the most popular flavours at an exposition in Japan ... Read more...

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Jeev misses midway cut at Sun Chlorella


August 1st, 2008 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Hokkaido, Aug 1 (IANS) Jeev Milkha Singh missed the midway cut with a five-over 77 in the second round of the Sun Chorella Classic golf Friday. Winner of the Sega Sammy Cup ... Read more...

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Jeev 43rd, drops four strokes on last two holes


July 31st, 2008 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hokkaido, (Japan) July 31 (IANS) A horrible mess-up right at the end saw Jeev Milkha Singh drop four shots in last two holes and end with a three-over 75 in the first ... Read more...

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Jeev tees up with happy memories at Sun Chlorella Classic


July 30th, 2008 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jeev Hokkaido (Japan), July 30 (IANS) Jeev Milkha Singh will attempt another back-to-back effort when he tees up at the Sun Chlorella Classic Thursday. The 36-year-old Indian, who won the Sega Sammy ... Read more...

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Jeev rebounds from ankle injury to win in Japan golf (Lead)


July 27th, 2008 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hokkaido (Japan), July 27 (IANS) Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh, playing with a hurting right ankle, called in for a physio midway through the final round, but did not waver from winning ... Read more...

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Ankle pain fades in Jeev’s moment of joy (Interview)


July 27th, 2008 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Krishnaswamy New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Wounded golfers these days seem to be having a field day. After Tiger Woods' title-winning heroics at the US Open with a bad knee and ... Read more...

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Jeev strikes gold with brilliant iron play in Japan golf


July 27th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Hokkaido (Japan), July 27 (IANS) Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh playing only his second event in Japan this year struck his best form to win the Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup ... Read more...

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Jeev back in fourth place with a brilliant round


July 26th, 2008 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hokkaido, Japan, July 26 (IANS) Jeev Milkha Singh hit back brilliantly with a near-flawless round of four-under 68 that saw him rise to tied fourth place at the end of the third ... Read more...

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Jeev slips to tied 24th in Japan golf


July 25th, 2008 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Hokkaido (Japan), July 25 (IANS) Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh, who had a sublime first round, found birdies hard to come by in the second round and slipped with a two-over 74 ... Read more...

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G8 backs India nuclear deal, stresses on non-proliferation


July 9th, 2008 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Toyako (Japan), July 9 (IANS) In a clear sign that the India-US nuclear deal enjoys the support of key NSG countries, the G8 nations Wednesday came out in support of civil nuclear ... Read more...

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Indo-US ties in good shape ever, says Manmohan Singh after meeting Bush


July 9th, 2008 - 9:38 am ICT by ANI
By Mritunjay SinghToyako, July 9 (ANI): On the sidelines of the ongoing G-8 summit in Hokkaido in Japan, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today met US President George W Bush.After the ... Read more...

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G8 says high oil prices threaten economic growth


July 8th, 2008 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Toyako (Japan), July 8 (DPA) The Group of Eight (G8) leaders warned Tuesday that spiralling oil prices were threatening global economic growth. Meeting in the northern island of Hokkaido, the heads of ... Read more...

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Medvedev says no progress on key issues after talks with Bush


July 8th, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Toyako (Japan), July 8 (RIA Novosti) Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev Tuesday said talks with his US counterpart George W. Bush yielded little progress on key controversial issues, but both sides said ... Read more...

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G-8 leaders get tough, to tackle global warming by 2050


July 8th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
By Mrityunjay Singh Toyako (Japan), July 8 (ANI): In a bid to tackle global warming, leaders of the Group of Eight nations have agreed to set a global target of cutting carbon ... Read more...

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G-8 nations reach tentative climate change deal in Japan


July 8th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Mrityunjay Singh Toyako (Japan), July 8 (ANI): Leaders of the Group of Eight nations, who are meeting in the mountain-top resort hotel at Toyako near northern Hokkaido city have reportedly reached ... Read more...

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Lights go off across Japan for awareness on environment


July 7th, 2008 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Tokyo, July 7 (DPA) Lights went out for two hours at more than 76,000 facilities across Japan Monday night to mark the Cool Earth Day. Buildings such as Tokyo Tower, Sapporo clock ... Read more...

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I’m not afraid of facing parliament: Manmohan Singh


July 7th, 2008 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, July 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Mannmohan Singh said Monday that he was ready to go ahead with the India-US nuclear deal and was not afraid of facing ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh arrives in Japan (Lead)


July 7th, 2008 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Toyako (Japan), July 7 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived Monday evening to attend special sessions of the G8 summit as one of the representatives of the five Outreach Nations. Manmohan ... Read more...

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G8 summit opens with focus on Africa (Lead)


July 7th, 2008 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Toyako (Japan), July 7 (Xinhua) The leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) most industrialised nations met their counterparts from seven African countries to discuss development in Africa as part of their ... Read more...

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