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Water supplies may run out by 2030


January 11th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 11 (IANS) Water supplies will begin running out in critical regions where they support cities, industries and food production -- including in India, China and the Middle East ... Read more...

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83 pc of deaths from earthquakes occurred in corrupt nations: Study


January 13th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study has shown that 83 percent of all deaths caused by the collapse of buildings during earthquakes occurred in countries considered to be unusually corrupt.The new ... Read more...

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Platini says England could lose WC 2018 bid to less wealthy nations


September 3rd, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.3 (ANI): UEFA president and former French football star Michel Platini has warned England that its bid for hosting the 2018 World Cup could go up in smoke, given FIFA's habit ... Read more...

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‘Internet has not become great leveller once thought it could be’


July 16th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 16 (ANI): A Harvard academic has said that the Internet has not become the great leveller that it was once thought it could be, and that it could actually be ... Read more...

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G20 pledges ‘growth-friendly’ policies, cut deficit


June 28th, 2010 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 28 (DPA) The world's 20 most powerful developed and developing economies at a summit Sunday promised to slash their budget deficits in a manner that fosters growth. The promise of "growth-friendly ... Read more...

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G8 pledges $7.3 bn for poor countries


June 26th, 2010 - 6:52 am ICT by IANS
Huntsville (Canada), June 26 (DPA) World leaders and donor groups have pledged $7.3 billion in aid by 2015 to reduce child mortality and save women in poor countries from dying in childbirth, ... Read more...

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G20 labour ministers hold first meeting


April 20th, 2010 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (DPA) Labour ministers of the Group of 20 (G20) bloc of major industrial and developing countries were holding their first meeting Tuesday to discuss ways to kickstart job growth. The ... Read more...

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Hindus want world’s wealthy countries to do more for environment


April 7th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), April 7 (ANI): Hindus ask richest nations of the world to do more for environment in view of the global ecological crisis.Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in ... Read more...

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Livestock beneficial for developing nations, harmful for developed countries


December 12th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 12 (ANI): A new study has determined that livestock leads to better health in developing countries, but leads to diseases in developed nations.The study emphasizes that livestock production in developing ... Read more...

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People in Developing Countries Pay More for Diabetes Care and Have Poorer Health Results: IDF Study


October 22nd, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by admin
Type 2 diabetes is often seen as a condition affecting older, unproductive adults in wealthy countries. However, the reality is that 70% of people with diabetes now live in low and middle-income ... Read more...

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Social factors inhibit immunisation in India: Report


October 21st, 2009 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Even as a record 106 million infants were vaccinated last year against life-threatening diseases, nearly 24 million babies went without full protection with social factors inhibiting ... Read more...

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Canada best for immigrants, says UNDP


October 6th, 2009 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 6 (IANS) Canada has been lauded as a role model for the rest of the world for accepting new immigrants. A new report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) praises ... Read more...

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Even moderate CO2-reduction policies can save the world from catastrophe


October 3rd, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 3 (ANI): A new analysis of climate risk has shown that even moderate carbon-reduction policies now can substantially lower the risk of future climate change.To illustrate the findings of their ... Read more...

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US and China commit to tackle climate change (Lead)


September 22nd, 2009 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 22 (DPA) The US and China committed to tackling their greenhouse-gas emissions blamed for global warming and asked each other to do more to halt the rise in ... Read more...

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Economic crisis has affected remittances: World Bank


July 14th, 2009 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (DPA) The worldwide recession has led immigrants in wealthy countries to cut back sharply on how much money they send back to their home countries, according to a World ... Read more...

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World beginning to pull out of recession, says IMF


July 8th, 2009 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (DPA) The world is beginning to pull out of its first recession since World War II, the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday. In an updated economic forecast, the IMF said ... Read more...

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Poor economies to shrink as private investment plummets: World Bank


June 22nd, 2009 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington/Seoul, June 22 (DPA) Most developing economies will slip into recession this year amid a global financial crisis that has prompted wealthy investors to pull their money out of projects for the ... Read more...

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Indians and Chinese coming hard at US: Obama


June 12th, 2009 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 12 (IANS) Warning that the Chinese and the Indians were coming hard at the US in an increasingly competitive world, President Barack Obama has called for an ... Read more...

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Swiss flu medicine producer Roche ups its preparedness


April 29th, 2009 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, April 29 (DPA) Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche announced Wednesday that it has increased its preparedness level in response to the World Health Organisation (WHO) decision to raise the pandemic influenza alert ... Read more...

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‘Developing countries ill-prepared for swine flu outbreak’


April 29th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, April 29 (IANS) Low and middle-income countries are less prepared than developed nations to fight an outbreak of swine flu, health experts say."Of particular concern is the ability ... Read more...

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All eyes on Manmohan Singh at G20 summit


April 1st, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, April 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the soft-spoken economist who leads the world's loudest and largest democracy, will be much in demand at a gathering ... Read more...

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No problems with Nano, says UN climate change boss


March 24th, 2009 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 24 (IANS) A key UN climate change official said Monday Indians have the right to aspire to own cars - just as people in wealthy countries. Speaking a day after the ... Read more...

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No limit to oil price rise: Chavez


May 25th, 2008 - 10:28 am ICT by admin
Brasilia, May 25 (IANS) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said the world economy must grow accustomed to the high price of oil - currently above $130 a barrel - because there's "no ... Read more...

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Global warming to hit India hard; may even reverse human development


November 14th, 2007 - 10:31 am ICT by admin
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