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Kenya to deploy 4,600 soldiers in Somalia


March 13th, 2012 - 5:14 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, March 13 (IANS) Kenya will deploy 4,660 soldiers in Somalia as part of the Africa Union peacekeeping force, a top official said Monday.Chief of defence forces General Julius Karangi ... Read more...

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Rising temperatures could render some species homeless


November 7th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) Mass migration of animal and plant species, forced by rising temperatures, could leave some marine species virtually homeless. An international team, led by Mike Burrows from ... Read more...

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Warming will forces fishes to migrate for survival


November 6th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 6 (IANS) Climate change will necessitate fish and other marines species to travel large distances for sheer survival.Sea life, particularly in the Indian Ocean, Western and Eastern Pacific ... Read more...

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Connectivity important for regional transit trade: Gilani


October 13th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said connectivity through air, land and sea was necessary to promote regional transit trade.Gilani made the remark while talking ... Read more...

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Prince Harry wants to go to space


August 7th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Britain's Prince Harry plans to train with NASA as he wants to go to space, a media report said.Harry, 26, is "obsessed with space", said his ... Read more...

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TEPCO President apologises for Fukushima emergency


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 13 (ANI): The president of the Tokyo Electric Power Corporation (TEPCO) has apologised for a nuclear emergency at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Japan, which is leaking ... Read more...

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123 Indonesians still waiting for evacuation from Libya


March 11th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by BNO News
TRIPOLI (BNO NEWS) -- At least 123 Indonesians are still in Libya, more than the previous number announced by the government earlier this week, the Jakarta Globe reported Thursday.

On Monday, Foreign Affairs ... Read more...

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Gaddafi seeks UN probe into unrest in Libya


March 6th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 6 (ANI): Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has said that the United Nations (UN) or the African Union should probe into the unrest rocking Libya, and promised investigators free access.Gaddafi, ... Read more...

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S. Korea starts naval firing drills amid rising tension with North


December 6th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Dec.6 (ANI): Brushing aside North Korean warnings of an eminent war on the Korean Peninsula, South Korea has begun live-fire artillery drills near their disputed maritime border on Monday.The live drills ... Read more...

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How giant pterosaurs soared the high skies


November 24th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): A new research has revealed interesting insights into the flying techniques of pterosaurs.The ancient reptiles that flew over the heads of dinosaurs - were at their best in ... Read more...

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Humans will need resources of two earths by 2030 to survive


October 15th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 15 (IANS) Human demands on natural resources have doubled in under 50 years and are now outstripping what the planet can provide. Consequently, at current rates of consumption of resources, ... Read more...

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Apart from teeth, sharks have another tool to kill their prey - Deadly bacteria


July 27th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): Sharks' finely serrated teeth and their ability to smell blood is fearsome enough, and now scientists have claimed that one can even get harmed by touching the skin ... Read more...

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India wants fertilisers smuggling curbed (Lead)


May 7th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The government said Friday that state governments and paramilitary forces have been asked to check smuggling of fertilisers to neighbouring countries. Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers ... Read more...

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States, para military asked to check fertilisers smuggling


May 7th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The government Friday said states and para military forces have been asked to check smuggling of fertilisers to neighbouring countries. The Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers, ... Read more...

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World leaders ‘fail to stem biodiversity loss’


April 30th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 30 (ANI): A major study has confirmed that the world's governments will not be able to meet their internationally agreed target of curbing the loss of species and nature by ... Read more...

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Iraqis begin voting for parliament


March 7th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 7 (DPA) Iraqis headed to the polls amid heavy security Sunday morning to cast their votes in the second parliamentary election since the US overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime in ... Read more...

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Strengthen southern coastal security: Stalin


February 7th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The central government "has not fully realised" the "sensitivity" of India's martime boundary with Sri Lanka and should accord it equal significance as the country's other land ... Read more...

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US extends missile defence shield to Romania


February 5th, 2010 - 5:15 am ICT by IANS
Bucharest/Washington, Feb 5 (DPA) Romania Thursday approved US plans to build elements of a missile defence shield in the country, marking the first step in a scaled-back version of the system ... Read more...

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Internet web-cam saves man trapped in German sea ice


February 1st, 2010 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
St Peter Ording (Germany), Jan 31 (DPA) A man who became lost while walking on sea ice off the German coast has been rescued after an alert internet user hundreds of miles ... Read more...

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Pak to get 8 F-16’s by June 2010 : PAF chief


January 3rd, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.3 (ANI): Pakistan would acquire eight new F-16 fighter jets by June 2010, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman has said.In an interview with The Dawn, ... Read more...

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PAF inducts second Saab-2009 surveillance aircraft in its fleet


December 29th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Dec. 29 (ANI): Strengthening its capability, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has inducted the sophisticated surveillance aircraft, Saab-2009 in its fleet.This is the second of four such Airborne Warning and Control ... Read more...

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PAF inducts first AWACS into its fleet


December 9th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec.9 (ANI): Pakistan has become the second country in the region after India to have inducted the sophisticated surveillance aircraft, Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) in its Air Force.Pakistan, on ... Read more...

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Animals that face new impacts by climate change


December 8th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 8 (ANI): The Wildlife Conservation Society has released a list of animals facing new impacts by climate change, some in strange and unexpected ways.The report, titled, "Species Feeling the Heat: ... Read more...

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Sea levels likely to rise by 1.4 meters by 2100 as polar ice melts


December 1st, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 1 (ANI): A major review of climate change in Antarctica has indicated that sea levels are likely to rise by about 1.4m (4ft 6in) globally by 2100 as polar ice ... Read more...

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Humanity goes into debt with nature


September 25th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Humanity went into debt Friday, having used up all that the earth's natural systems can produce this year, according to data from Global Footprint Network (GFN), a ... Read more...

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Russia upgrades marine patrols off Abkhazian coast


September 20th, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 20 (DPA) Russia intends to significantly upgrade marine patrols off the coast of Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia, the Russian news agency Interfax reported Sunday. The dispute over the status ... Read more...

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Ban welcomes escape of Sri Lankans from conflict zone


April 21st, 2009 - 2:53 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 21 (DPA) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon Monday welcomed the escape of at least 35,000 civilians from the Tamil rebel-held areas in northeastern Sri Lanka. But Ban said he was worried ... Read more...

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Russia to deploy 3,800 troops in Abkhazia


March 6th, 2009 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 6 (RIA Novosti) Russia will have 3,800 troops deployed in Abkhazia for the next 49 years, Sergei Bagapsh, the president of the breakaway republic of Georgia, said Friday. Russia recognised ... Read more...

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India urges Lanka to evacuate civilians, offers help (Lead)


February 24th, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) India Tuesday urged Sri Lanka to work out "appropriate and credible procedures" to evacuate civilians from the war zone through land and sea routes and said it ... Read more...

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Argentina unhappy over Prince William’s Falklands posting


February 8th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) Argentina has expressed unease after learning that Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, is to be deployed to the Falkland Islands as part of ... Read more...

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South Africa prepares for second satellite launch in March


February 4th, 2009 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Feb 4 (IANS) South Africa will launch its second satellite from Kazakhstan's Baikonur space station March 25 to monitor disasters like floods, oil spills and wild fires in the country. The ... Read more...

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Prince William’’s deployment to Falkland Islands upsets Argentina


February 3rd, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.3 (ANI): The military deployment of Britains Prince William to the Falkland Islands has upset Argentina. The Telegraph quoted Jorge Taina, an aide to Argentina''s foreign minister, said the move ... Read more...

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Climate change is occurring faster than predicted, warns WWF report


October 20th, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 20 (ANI): A new WWF report warns that climate change is occurring much faster than predicted by the scientific fraternity, and will wreak havoc unless action is taken on ... Read more...

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India now consumes two Indias: report


October 13th, 2008 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) India's consumption of natural resources is now almost double of what the country's land, air and water can provide, an overshoot equivalent to what has led to ... Read more...

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Arctic Map plots new gold rush


August 6th, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 6 (ANI): Researchers at Durham University in the UK have drawn up the first ever Arctic Map to show the disputed territories that states might lay claim to in ... Read more...

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