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Expert-level NAM meeting kicks off in Tehran


August 26th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 26 (IANS) The expert-level meeting of the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit opened here Sunday.The NAM meeting will be held in three phases: preparatory senior officials' meeting ... Read more...

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‘Iodine deficiency leaves third of world population at risk’


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 5 (IANS) Iodine deficiency leaves one third of the world's population exposed to adverse health conditions that can cause everything from mild learning difficulties to severe retardation, cretinism ... Read more...

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Urban populations expected to grow in Asia, Africa: UN


April 6th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 6 (IANS) The 2011 version of a UN report on urbanization has projected that there will be significant increases in population in cities on the Asian and ... Read more...

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Migration worse for urban children: UNICEF report


February 29th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) With more than 50 percent of the world's population now living in urban areas, urban migration has worsened the reach of social schemes on health ... Read more...

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Don’t worry too much about population: Chinese daily


November 2nd, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 2 (IANS) It is "completely unnecessary to worry too much about the current population", said a Chinese daily. The world population crossed the seven billion mark Monday.An article ... Read more...

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Apocalypse discernible as population booms: Pakistani daily


November 1st, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 1 (IANS) As the world's population reached the seven billion figure with a baby girl being born in India, an apocalypse "is discernible on a far horizon", said ... Read more...

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Palestine’s Unesco membership may cause financial implications: UN chief


November 1st, 2011 - 6:01 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 1 (IANS) The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said the admission of Palestine to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) may create funding problems ... Read more...

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CHOGM call for removal of trade barriers on food exports


October 29th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 29 (IANS) The Commonwealth has called for elimination of trade barriers on food exports and for coordinated emergency relief efforts to deal with immediate food crises.Adopting the "Perth ... Read more...

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World population will be 7 billion Oct 31


October 27th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Oct 27 (IANS) The world population is about to reach seven billion in the next few days, a UN agency's report has revealed.The UN Population Fund (UNFPA), whose work ... Read more...

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British minister praises India800 Foundation’s work


October 21st, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Britain's Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Natural Environment and Fisheries Richard Benyon has appreciated the India800 Foundation's approach at a UK showcase for the Delhi-based charity at the ... Read more...

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World population could hit seven bn this month


October 1st, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The population of the earth could grow to seven billion this month, up from just three billion fifty years ago, and may reach ten billion ... Read more...

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Indian urban population to double in 30 years: UN


September 29th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) With India's urban population expected to double in the next 30 years, there is an urgent need to address urban issues, UN Under Secretary General ... Read more...

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BRICS discuss steps to check non-communicable diseases


September 21st, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 21 (IANS) Leaders of BRICS states - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - Wednesday held discussions to prepare a roadmap to tackle the menace of ... Read more...

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Indian actors a recognizable force overseas: Big B


September 12th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is set to make his Hollywood debut with Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby", says larger numbers of the global population ... Read more...

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Lab-grown meat would cut emissions: Study


June 20th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) Meat grown artificially in labs would generate a tiny fraction of emissions associated with conventional livestock production, a study says.Lab-grown meat will be a greener alternative ... Read more...

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Free trade agreement with New Zealand soon: Anand Sharma


May 10th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) India expects to conclude a free trade agreement (FTA) with New Zealand in a time-frame of eight to 10 months, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand ... Read more...

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Positive emotions don’t help Asians recover from stress and depression


April 26th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): Psychotherapies emphasizing positives, which can relieve stress and depression in white populations, may not work for Asians, according to a new study.Thinking happy thoughts, focusing on the good ... Read more...

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Growing population a bigger threat than terror: Pakistani daily


April 18th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) The rapid growth in the country's population is posing a threat that is bigger than terrorism, said a Pakistani daily that highlighted "the lack of political ... Read more...

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I have an even chance to unseat Blatter, says AFC president


April 14th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohamad Bin Hammam said Thursday that he has an even chance to unseat FIFA president Sepp Blatter and appealed to ... Read more...

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Plants depend on circadian rhythms to survive freezing weather


April 13th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A study has found that plants depend on circadian rhythms, which are physical, mental and behavioural changes that follow a 24-hour cycle, to survive freezing temperatures.Michael Thomashow, University ... Read more...

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Census highlights: India home to 17.5 percent of world population


March 31st, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) India's headcount has risen to 1.21 billion over the last decade, making it home to 17.5 percent of the world's population. Following are the highlights ... Read more...

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WHO backs joint efforts to save lives in southeast Asia


March 9th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) As the southeast Asian region accounts for 26 percent of the world population and continues to struggle with a huge disease burden, the World Health ... Read more...

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UAE advocates free trade


February 22nd, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 21 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates has advocated a free trade policy in the world, saying it can create economic opportunity for millions of people in developing economies, and thus ... Read more...

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World population to hit 9bn in 2050 - true or false?


February 21st, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): The United Nations has predicted that the Earth's population will reach seven billion this year, and climb to nine billion by 2050, peak at 9.5 billion, stabilize temporarily, ... Read more...

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Global Muslim population to grow at ‘double rate’ of non-Muslims in next 20-yrs


January 27th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27(ANI): The world's Muslim population is expected to grow at about twice the rate of the non-Muslim population over the next two decades, and constitute over a quarter of the ... Read more...

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UNSC should reflect 21st century realities: Krishna


January 11th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Pressing for a permanent seat for India in the UN Security Council, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday said the global body's high table should reflect the ... Read more...

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Hindus ask for speedy solution to global food prices hike


January 7th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Jan 07 (ANI): Hindus have expressed serious concerns at the recent rise in global food prices.Well known Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that ... Read more...

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Two mn Bolivians suffer severe hunger: UN


December 12th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, Dec 12 (IANS/EFE) Two million Bolivians - one out of every five inhabitants - suffers "severe hunger", the representative of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in La Paz ... Read more...

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Obama better than Bush, so no protests, say Indian Muslims


October 31st, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Barack Obama is "better" than George Bush, say Indian Muslims though they don't consider the US as Muslim-friendly yet, adding when the American president ... Read more...

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Global disparity in broadband access should go: Hindu statesman Rajan Zed stresses


October 21st, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Oct 21 (ANI): Eminent Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has stressed the urgent need of bridging the continuing broadband divide among developed and developing countries.In a statement in Nevada (USA) today, ... Read more...

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Bangladesh has a population of 164.4 million: UN


October 21st, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 21 (IANS) Bangladesh's population is now 164.4 million, up from 156 million a decade back, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has said.The boom should be a matter of concern as ... Read more...

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Internet users to surpass two billion by end of 2010


October 20th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 20 (ANI): The number of Internet users will surpass two billion by the end of this year, approaching a third of the world population, according to United Nations statistics.The ... Read more...

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Nerdcore - the new hip-hop for “nerds” and “geeks”


October 13th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): A new form of hip-hop for "nerds" and "geeks" has come up in the form of "nerdcore".MC Frontalot, one of the founding fathers of the scene, said the ... Read more...

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Hindus want world to take water insecurity risk more seriously


October 1st, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Oct 1 (ANI): Hindus want the worldwide risk of water insecurity to be taken seriously.According to a recent study, water threats include scarcity and pollution and about 3.4 billion people ... Read more...

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Hindus ask urgent steps to eliminate global hunger


September 25th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Sept 25 (ANI): World should take immediate steps to tackle global hunger and poverty, eminent Hindu statesman Rajan Zed stated in Nevada (USA) today.Zed, who is President of Universal Society ... Read more...

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