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Sulphur-powered giant shipworm unearthed in Philippines

News Room : April 20, 2017 6:20 am

MANILA: An enormous black worm that lives in the mud of the sea floor and survives on the remnants of noxious gases digested by bacteria has been unveiled by scientists for the first time. The slimy giant shipworm can grow up to 155 centimeters (five feet) in length, despite living a sedentary life in ocean more »
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Malaysia seizes 18 rhino horns smuggled from Mozambique

News Room : April 10, 2017 12:15 pm

Malaysia: Malaysian authorities say they have seized 18 rhino horns believed to have been smuggled into the country from Mozambique. Airport customs director Hamzah Sundang says the horns were flown from Mozambique and transited in Doha before arriving at the Kuala Lumpur airport last Friday. He said the horns, which weighed 51.4 kilograms (113 pounds) more »
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World’s longest gas pipeline could be built by 2025

News Room : April 5, 2017 8:46 am

LONDON: European and Israeli governments gave the go-ahead for a Mediterranean pipeline to carry natural gas from Israel to Europe, with a completion target of 2025. The planned 2,000-km (1,248-mile) pipeline aims to link gas fields off the coasts of Israel and Cyprus with Greece and possibly Italy, at a cost of up to $6.4 more »
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Straight Talk Africa launches this evening on Deen TV at 21:30 CAT

News Room : April 2, 2017 7:35 am

Deen TV on Openview HD, StarSat and Star Times Africa Launches Straight Talk Africa,  a Pan African News and Review Series this evening on the platform. Deen TV is available in 800,000 homes in South Africa on the Openview HD platform alone. Shaka Ssali hosts a preeminent one-hour international call-in talk show for Africa. Straight more »
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India court bans sale of 800,000 vehicles over emission levels

News Room : March 30, 2017 7:16 am

NEW DELHI: India’s top court banned the sale of more than 800,000 new vehicles which fall short of new emissions standards, declaring public health more important than company profits. The Supreme Court ordered a halt to the sale and registration of vehicles that will not meet new pollution standards come April 1, when a cleaner more »
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India fast-tracks $15 billion hydro projects in Kashmir

News Room : March 17, 2017 7:50 am

NEW DELHI: India has fast-tracked hydropower projects worth $15 billion in Kashmir in recent months, three federal and state officials said, ignoring warnings from Islamabad that power stations on rivers flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies. The swift approval of projects that had languished for years came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested last more »
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Wildfires in 4 states kill 6, force thousands from homes

News Room : March 9, 2017 7:35 am

HUTCHINSON, Kan: Crews grappling with vexing wildfires that have charred hundreds of square miles of land in four states and killed six people soon may get a bit of a break: Winds are forecast to ease from the gusts that have whipped the flames. Bill Bunting, forecast operations chief for the Oklahoma-based Storm Prediction Center, more »
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Etna volcano erupts in fiery show of lava in eastern Sicily

News Room : March 1, 2017 11:11 am

ROME: Mount Etna has erupted in a fiery show of lava in eastern Sicily. The volcano’s latest eruptions, which can last days and even weeks, began on Monday evening. The giant orange fountains of lava, spewing toward the sky, could be seen in the city of Catania and the resort town of Taormina. Although volcanic more »
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Aftershocks rock Philippines quake city

News Room : February 13, 2017 11:33 am

SURIGAO, PHILIPPINES: Thousands of residents of a city in the southern Philippines huddled on the streets Sunday, two days after a deadly quake, as aftershocks continued to hit the region. The 6.5-magnitude quake struck Surigao and nearby areas of Mindanao island late Friday, killing six people and injuring more than 200 others, with more than more »
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Death toll from deadly Kashmir avalanches rises to 25

News Room : January 31, 2017 8:04 am

SRINAGAR: The death toll from a series of avalanches in Kashmir has climbed to 25 after five Indian soldiers pulled alive from beneath heavy snow died of their injuries, the military said Monday. The seriously injured troops were rescued Saturday after a day-long mission along the de facto border that divides the disputed territory with more »
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