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Uflex assigns $250 mn for growth, eyes $2-bn revenue by 2015


September 6th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 6 (IANS) With over a quarter of a billion dollars earmarked for greenfield projects and capacity expansion over the next couple of years, home-grown flexible packaging major Uflex ... Read more...

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Migrants introduced farming in Europe 5,000 years ago: Study


April 27th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Migrants from the Mediterranean region brought agriculture to northern Europe some 5,000 years ago when its original inhabitants were nomadic hunter-gatherers living off plants and animals, ... Read more...

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‘Remove TV from kids’ rooms to tackle obesity’


April 7th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
London, April 7 (IANS) British experts have advised parents to remove televisions from children's bedrooms in a bid to combat record obesity rates being observed among youngsters.According to academics involved ... Read more...

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Climate change causing extreme weather conditions: IPCC report


March 29th, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 28 (IANS) Evidence suggests that climate change has led to extreme weather conditions such as heat waves, record high temperatures and, in many regions, heavy precipitation in the ... Read more...

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India to witness darkest lunar eclipse June 15


June 3rd, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 3 (IANS) The darkest total lunar eclipse of this century, which will be visible throughout India, will occur June 15, an official of the Nehru Centre said here ... Read more...

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Starting periods before the age of 10 ups risk of lung complaints in future


April 6th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): A new study has found that women who suffer from asthma or poor lung function as adults generally started their periods at the age of 10 or before."Adult ... Read more...

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Jupiter, Mercury to pair up in twilight from March 13-16


March 10th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Jupiter and Mercury will shine close together low in the western twilight from Sunday to Wednesday, March 13 to 16.Jupiter is the brighter of the two."Mercury ... Read more...

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Spain not expecting a wave of migrants from Libya


February 26th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Gödöllö (Hungary), Feb 26 (IANS/EFE) Spain's secretary-general for defence policy said here Friday that Madrid does not expect to receive a wave of migrants from Libya as a result of the popular ... Read more...

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Libyan regime collapse could create ‘tidal wave’ of refugees to EU


February 22nd, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.22 (ANI): European Union ministers have warned that their shores could be hit by a tidal wave of refuges should the Colonel Gaddafi-led regime in Libya collapse.According to The Telegraph, officials ... Read more...

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Remains of oldest fruit trees found in Iberian Peninsula


January 16th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Researchers have found that the seed samples gathered over the years at medieval archaeological sites in the historic old quarter of Hondarribia are the remains of the oldest ... Read more...

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Four solar, two lunar eclipses in 2011


January 3rd, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four solar and two total moon eclipses will be observed in different parts of the world, including in India, in 2011.The first solar eclipse will take place ... Read more...

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Long distance migratory birds ‘more vulnerable to climate shifts’


September 26th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 26 (ANI): A new study has suggested that birds embarking on long distance migrations are more susceptible to shifts in the climate than ones making shorter journeys.Scientists have said that ... Read more...

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Demand lifts Electrolux Q2 profits


July 19th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, July 19 (DPA) Higher demand in several markets including North America helped lift second-quarter earnings, Swedish home appliance maker Electrolux said Monday. Net profit, excluding items affecting comparability, was 1.1 billion kronor ... Read more...

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Indian packaging firm eyes African market


July 4th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Anand Dubai, July 4 (IANS) India's leading flexible packaging company UFLEX is all set to make ambitious forays into Africa with its state-of-the-art plant in Egypt starting production this month."We have ... Read more...

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Security think tank says Iran can fire nuke missile by 2012


May 11th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) has said that Iran could fire a nuclear missile by the year 2012.It said that the Sajjil-2 missile, with a range ... Read more...

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More Air India flights for stranded passengers


April 24th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Air India Saturday said it will operate additional flights to Britain and the US to clear the huge backlog of passengers at various airports after the European airspace ... Read more...

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UN postal agency hit by air traffic disruption in Europe


April 19th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, April 19 (DPA) An official with the Universal Postal Union (UPU) said Monday that operators across Europe were trying to cope with the closed skies that have seen planes needed to ... Read more...

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European air traffic authority: Some 20,000 flights cancelled on Sunday


April 18th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European air traffic authority EUROCONTROL said that some 20,000 flights would be cancelled on Sunday as a massive cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland continues ... Read more...

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Brussels decrees holidays a human right


April 18th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.18 (ANI): An overseas holiday used to be thought of as a reward for a year's hard work, but Brussels has declared tourism a human right.Under the scheme, British pensioners could ... Read more...

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RAW — EUROCONTROL: European air traffic situation update at 16.30 CET


April 17th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- EUROCONTROL on 16.30 CET on Saturday released the following statement regarding airspace conditions in Europe."EUROCONTROL expects approximately 5,000 flights to take place today in European airspace. ... Read more...

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European flight bans extended as volcano spews ash


April 17th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Reykjavik/Berlin/London, April 17 (DPA) The closure of European airspace widened Saturday as activity from an Icelandic volcano continued to play havoc with airline operations. A flight ban was imposed in Romania, Ukraine and ... Read more...

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Eurocontrol: Impact of volcanic ash to continue until at least Sunday afternoon


April 17th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- European air traffic officials on Saturday said the cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland will continue to impact flights across northern and central Europe until at least ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Avert starvation catastrophe, scientists tell world leaders


February 15th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Scientists are urging world leaders to avert a major starvation catastrophe by the end of the century. Specifically, they urged policymakers to begin thinking in dramatically different ways to ... Read more...

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One of the world’s oldest shipwrecks found off the coast of Devon


February 15th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): An archaeological expedition has found one of the world's oldest shipwrecks off the coast of Devon, UK, dating back to almost 3,000 years.According to a report in ... 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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Yemen carrier seals $700 mn deal with Airbus


January 21st, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sakhir (Bahrain), Jan 21 (DPA) Yemenia, the official carrier of Yemen, sealed a deal with Airbus Thursday to buy 10 Airbus aircraft at a cost of $700 million. The deal was signed by ... Read more...

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Ancient hominids may have been seafarers


January 10th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 10 (ANI): New evidence has emerged recently which indicates that ancient hominids that left Africa hundreds of thousands of years ago to see the rest of the world may have ... Read more...

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2009 one of world’s hottest years since 1850


December 8th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Dec 8 (DPA) This year is likely to rank as one of the "10 warmest" since 1850, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said Tuesday in a report providing further evidence that ... Read more...

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How to make apples larger, redder


November 4th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Covering orchard floors with reflective films can significantly improve fruit size, colour in warmer environments and boost apple growers' profits, say researchers.Gala apples have become very popular in ... Read more...

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Aircraft-satellite combo to improve heat wave forecasts in Athens


August 28th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, August 28 (ANI): Scientists, using aircraft and satellites, have been collecting data amid the ancient ruins in the Greek capital of Athens, in order to improve 'urban heat island' forecasts to ... Read more...

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‘Golden Age’ Arabic chemists given long overdue credit


August 17th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 17 (ANI): In a new report presented at the 238th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Arabic chemists from the 'Golden Age' have been given long overdue credit.The report, ... Read more...

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Tropics encroaching on temperate climate zones


July 6th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 6 (IANS) The tropical zone is expanding into what have been humid temperate climate zones, according to a review of scientific data. The authors of a recent study concluded that ... Read more...

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Solar plane to soon fly around the world


June 26th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 26 (ANI): Bertrand Picard, a Swiss adventurer is all set to unveil a prototype of a solar-powered plane he hopes eventually to fly around the world.According to a report ... Read more...

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Neanderthals constituted three separate sub-groups, confirm scientists


April 15th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have confirmed that the Neanderthals constituted three separate sub-groups, between which slight differences could be observed.Paleoanthropological studies based on morphological skeletal evidence have ... Read more...

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Liquorice may help beat bowel cancer


March 30th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 30 (ANI): Liquorice, a confectionery flavoured with the extract of the roots of the liquorice plant, may help prevent bowel cancer, a new study has found.Bowel cancer is the third ... Read more...

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