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Shrew like rat species lives off earthworms


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) A new shrew like rat species, unearthed in a remote rainforest, cannot chew or gnaw but lives exclusively on earthworms.The species Paucidentomys vermidax, found in the ... Read more...

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A new, giant wasp discovered in Indonesia


March 25th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 25 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a new and unusual wasp species during an expedition to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.The new species is pitch black, has an enormous ... Read more...

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Neanderthals used boats much before modern humans


March 1st, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Our extinct cousins, the Neanderthals, were sailing the seas about 50,000 years before us, according to a study.Modern humans took to the seas 50,000 years ago, ... Read more...

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Tornado hits Indonesia


January 26th, 2012 - 7:46 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Jan 26 (IANS) A powerful tornado has ripped through the Indonesian island of Java, killing one person and injuring dozens of others.Jakarta, East Java and West Java provinces were ... Read more...

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88 bodies retrieved after Indonesia boat disaster


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Dec 22 (IANS) Eighty-eight bodies were retrieved by Thursday from a wooden vessel that sank six days ago with some 250 people on board off the Indonesian island of ... Read more...

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A 70 pounds coffee - made out of cat droppings


December 17th, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 17 (IANS) A cat eats ripe coffee cherries but cannot digest the hard seeds. Later, a cup of coffee -- famous for a rich, frothy flavour -- is ... Read more...

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Death toll rises to 12 after bridge collapses on Indonesia’s Borneo island


November 28th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll after a bridge collapsed on the Indonesian island of Borneo during the weekend has risen to at least twelve, officials said on Monday. More than ... Read more...

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PM ‘walks’ the talk for Obama, Wen and Hun (Postcard from Bali)


November 18th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Nusa Dua (Bali), Nov 18 (IANS) First, US President Barack Obama, then Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao followed by Cambodia's Hun Sen… Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had a hectic ... Read more...

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PM lands in Bali


November 17th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bali, Nov 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday landed in this Indonesian island to attend the 9th India-Asean summit and the 6th East Asia summit.He will also hold ... Read more...

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PM leaves for Bali, Singapore


November 17th, 2011 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday left for a four-day trip to Bali, where he will attend the East Asia and the ASEAN summit, and ... Read more...

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Hilton’s 50 pounds treat for stray dog


November 16th, 2011 - 8:43 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton's love for dogs is not unknown - but she went out of her way to order a steak worth 50 pounds for ... Read more...

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Bali bombing suspect arrives in Indonesia


August 11th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 11 (IANS) Umar Patek, the alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings who was held in Pakistan, arrived in Indonesia Thursday to face trial, Xinhua reported."Patek arrived today ... Read more...

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Bombs hurled at Indonesia church


April 29th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, April 29 (IANS/AKI) Two Molotov cocktails were hurled at a church Friday on the Indonesian island of Java by unidentified motorcycle riders, witnesses said. No deaths or injuries have ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Sulawesi, causes damage


April 25th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by BNO News
KENDARI, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on early Monday morning, seismologists said, causing some damage but no casualties.The 6.0-magnitude earthquake at 7.07 a.m. local ... Read more...

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Powerful earthquake rocks Indonesian island, tsunami warning canceled


April 4th, 2011 - 5:02 am ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake struck the Indian Ocean south of the Indonesian island of Java on early Monday morning, seismologists said, prompting local residents to flee to higher ground. ... Read more...

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Tsunamis in the past 10 years


March 11th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 11 (IANS) A massive earthquake measuring 8.9 magnitude on the Richter scale hit Japan Friday, triggering a 10-metre-high tsunami that washed away houses and buildings and inundated large ... Read more...

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At least 475 houses submerged by flooding in Bali


February 24th, 2011 - 1:38 am ICT by BNO News
BALI, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least 475 houses on Wednesday were submerged due to the severe flooding that hit the Indonesian Island province of Bali, the Antara news agency reported,Three villages, ... Read more...

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Geneticists to drill 18,000-year-old ‘hobbit’ tooth to extract DNA


January 6th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): In the hope of extracting DNA samples, a team of geneticists will analyse a roughly 18,000-year-old tooth that belongs to 'hobbit' Homo floresiensis, 1-metre-tall extinct distant relative of ... Read more...

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Fossils show mysterious human species lived 30,000 years ago


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) A mysterious new species of the human beings which lived alongside our ancestors 30,000 years ago has been discovered by the scientists. The cavemen, called Denisovans, were identified ... Read more...

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Rolls-Royce engine worries continue for Qantas’ A380 fleet


December 9th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 9(ANI): Sydney-based Qantas Airways' headaches over its A380 fleet have been compounded after a defect was found in an engine on one of its superjumbos, which is still on the ... Read more...

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Potential manufacturing defect blamed for Qantas’ A380 Rolls Royce engines’ blasts


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 2(ANI): Sydney-based Qantas Airways has said that it will conduct more detailed inspections of its A380 Rolls-Royce engines after the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued a new safety alert ... Read more...

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Another Qantas plane grounded in Australia following engine failure


November 28th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 28 (ANI): Within hours of Qantas resuming its services, QF1, which was bound for London from Sydney, was cancelled after a loud noise emerged from the engine while the aircraft ... Read more...

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First Qantas A380 flight takes off since engine explosion incident


November 27th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 27 (ANI): The first Qantas A380 passenger flight has taken off from Sydney Airport after it suffered a setback following a midair engine explosion earlier this month on one of ... Read more...

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Qantas A380 flight passengers ‘very very lucky’ plane didn’t explode: Expert


November 19th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 19(ANI): Qantas' A380 flight QF32 passengers and crewmembers were "very, very lucky" that the highly flammable jet fuel in the aircraft's wings did not ignite from the ruptured fuel pipe ... Read more...

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Qantas A380 flight pilots faced ‘unprecedented’ failures before emergency landing


November 19th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 19(ANI): New details have revealed that the pilots of the ill-fated Qantas A380 flight QF32 were forced to deal with an "unprecedented" number of issues during the two-hour ordeal.The Airbus ... Read more...

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Qantas plane forced to return after bird strike


November 17th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 17 (IANS) A Qantas flight with 171 passengers on board was forced to return to Johannesburg in South Africa after birds hit one of its engines, the Australian airline said ... Read more...

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Now, Qantas 747 forced to return back to Sydney following electrical system problem


November 15th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 15 (ANI): A Qantas Boeing 747, en route to Argentina has been reportedly forced to return to Sydney after experiencing a problem with the aircraft's electrical system.News.com.au quoted a ... Read more...

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Qantas’ woes continue, jet returns to Sydney


November 15th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 15 (IANS) Australia's Qantas airlines was hit by another problem Monday when a jumbo jet bound for Argentina was forced to return to Sydney after smoke came out from the ... Read more...

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Qantas Airways’ engine crisis continues


November 13th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 13(ANI): Qantas Airways has been plagued with more engine troubles after one of its planes carrying 234 passengers to Melbourne was forced to return to Perth.According to the Age, the ... Read more...

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Damaged Qantas superjumbo QF32 likened to wrecked WW II bomber Memphis Belle


November 12th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): The Qantas superjumbo QF32 double-decker plane that ran into trouble shortly after take-off from Singapore to Sydney, has been compared to the World War II bomber Memphis Belle ... Read more...

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Volcano evacuees in Indonesia demand ‘love making space’!


November 12th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 12 (ANI): You'd think that food, water and shelter were some of the important requests of evacuees who had to flee as the Indonesian volcano Merapi erupted recently, but ... Read more...

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Qantas grounds entire A380 fleet after Singapore emergency landing


November 4th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 4(ANI): Qantas Airways has grounded its entire Airbus A380 fleet following the emergency landing of one its aircraft at Singapore's Changi Airport.A double-decker plane, flight QF32 bound for Sydney ... Read more...

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Qantas flight makes emergency landing in Singapore after alleged explosion


November 4th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Singapore, Nov.4 (ANI): A Qantas plane made an emergency landing at Singapore's Changi Airport today.The news.com.au web site quoted Indonesian media reports, as saying there had been some sort of explosion over ... Read more...

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Thousands flee, some hurt as Mount Merapi erupts on Java


October 26th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by BNO News
MOUNT MERAPI, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Mount Merapi erupted on the Indonesian island of Java on late Tuesday afternoon, causing thousands of residents to flee the area, officials said.The eruption began at ... Read more...

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Mount Merapi erupts on Java


October 26th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by BNO News
MOUNT MERAPI, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Mount Merapi erupted on the Indonesian island of Java on late Tuesday afternoon, causing thousands of residents to flee the area, officials said.Mount Merapi, which literally ... Read more...

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