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Brazil may drop visas for US, Australia, Japan visitors (Thu, 17 Jan 2019)

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India has 'no role' in Afghanistan: Pak foreign office (Thu, 17 Jan 2019)
India has no role in Afghanistan, the Pakistan foreign office spokesperson said Thursday, asserting that Islamabad played a key role in arranging direct talks between the Taliban and the US. Mohammad Faisal said Pakistan always maintained that the solution to the conflict in Afghanistan lies in an Afghan-led and Afghan owned peace process.
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US envoy on Afghanistan arrives in Pakistan for talks (Thu, 17 Jan 2019)
According to US diplomatic officials in Pakistan, the schedule of Khalilzad's meetings will be decided soon and the special envoy will be in Islamabad for one to four days.
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Sudan reinforces Khartoum ahead of march (Thu, 17 Jan 2019)

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US govt shutdown taking toll on wildfire preparations (Thu, 17 Jan 2019)
The winter months are critical for wildfire managers who use the break from the flames to prepare for the next onslaught, but much of that effort has ground to a halt on US land because employees are furloughed.
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American killed in Kenya attack was 9/11 survivor (Thu, 17 Jan 2019)
The American man who was among the 21 people killed in an attack on a luxury hotel complex in the Kenyan capital Nairobi was a consultant who survived the 9/11 attacks and specialized in emerging economies. His mother Sarah and brother Jonathan confirmed his death on Facebook and to several US media outlets.
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Tear gas fired at protesters marching to Sudan presidential palace (Thu, 17 Jan 2019)
Demonstrators chanting "Freedom, peace,justice" gathered in central Khartoum and began their march but riot police quickly confronted them with tear gas, witnesses said. Anti-government protests that erupted across Sudan on December 19, after the government raised the price of bread, have turned into daily nationwide demonstrations against Bashir's three decades of rule.
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Model claiming Trump secrets deported from Thailand (Thu, 17 Jan 2019)
A Belarusian model who claimed she had evidence of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office was deported from Thailand on Thursday after being convicted of participating in a "sex training course". Anastasia Vashukevich, known by her pen-name Nastya Rybka, was held with several others in a police raid last February in the sleazy seaside resort of Pattaya.
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Crocodile mauls woman to death in Indonesia (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
An Indonesian woman has been mauled to death by a huge pet crocodile on the island of Sulawesi, officials said on Wednesday."The indication is that she fell into the crocodile's enclosure," Hendrik Rundengan said, adding the incident was still being investigated by police. Deasy Tuwo was the head of a laboratory at a pearl farm in Minahasa in North Sulawesi.
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American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television has been arrested by the FBI during a visit to the US. Marzieh Hashemi, who worked for the network's English-language service, was detained in St. Louis, where she had filmed a Black Lives Matter documentary after visiting relatives in the New Orleans area.
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Volcano in southern Japan erupts; no injuries or damage (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
Japan Meteorological Agency says Thursday's eruption of the Shindake volcano on Kuchinoerabu island sent rocks flying and hot gas and debris pouring down the crater. Shindake's last major eruption in May 2015 had temporarily displaced the island's entire population of about 150.
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Trump taps 3 Indian-American experts for key admin posts (Thu, 17 Jan 2019)
Rita Baranwal was nominated for the post of Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy), Aditya Bamzai for member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board and Bimal Patel as the assistant secretary of Treasury. The nomination of Baranwal, Bamzai and Patel was sent to the Senate Wednesday.
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Trump administration to roll out new missile defense plan (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
The new review concludes that in order to adequately protect America, the Pentagon must expand defense technologies in space and use those systems to more quickly detect, track and ultimately defeat incoming missiles.
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Sudan: Nearly three decades under Bashir (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
Khartoum signs a peace treaty in 2005 with southern rebels after a north-south civil war that lasted more than two decades, leaving two million people dead and a further four million displaced.
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US Legislature and the Executive clash in a brewing constitutional crisis (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)

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Egypt kills 5 suspected militants in Sinai: Ministry (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
Egyptian police killed five suspected Islamic militants in North Sinai, where security forces are fighting an insurgency led by an affiliate of the Islamic State group, the government said Wednesday.
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UK's Labour calls on May to try a Brexit compromise to get deal passed (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
Prime Minister Theresa May could eventually get a Brexit deal through parliament if she negotiated a compromise with the opposition Labour Party, the second most powerful man in the party told Reuters on Wednesday.
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Iran says it will keep military forces in Syria despite Israeli threats (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)

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China attaches great importance to Colombo port city project: Chinese envoy (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan was addressing a gathering on the occasion of completing the reclamation of the sea within the proximity to the Port of Colombo to create 269 acres of land for the project.
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Kenyan President says Nairobi attack over as jihadists killed (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Wednesday that Islamists who stormed an upmarket hotel complex, killing 14 people, had been "eliminated" after an almost 20-hour siege in which hundreds of civilians were rescued.
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Himachal to prepare baseline data of high altitude eco-system (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)

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429 tigers killed by poachers since 2008, reveals RTI reply (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
As many as 429 tigers have been poached and killed since 2008 across the country, with the maximum of 71 in Madhya Pradesh during the period, revealed data obtained under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Year-wise, the maximum killings took place in 2011 when 80 tigers were poached, while the minimum of 17 occurred in 2015.
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Million dead fish cause environmental stink in Australia (Sun, 13 Jan 2019)
The banks of the Murray-Darling Rivers are thick with rotten fish, with officials putting the number of dead at hundreds of thousands and saying the toll is likely closer to one million. Further high temperatures forecast for this week could make the situation worse, the New South Wales government has warned.
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Oceans warming much faster than previously thought: Study (Thu, 10 Jan 2019)
Ocean heating is a critical marker of climate change because an estimated 93% of the excess solar energy trapped by greenhouse gases accumulates in the world's oceans. Trends in ocean heat content match those predicted by leading climate change models, overall warming is accelerating. Warmer oceans contribute to stronger storms, hurricanes and extreme precipitation.
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Sunscreen, cosmetics may harm coral reefs: Study (Thu, 10 Jan 2019)

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Census finds dip in winter migratory birds in Bhitarkanika (Mon, 07 Jan 2019)
The annual census report of winter migratory birds released by the forest department on Monday said that the number of avian winter species has come down to 1,09,059 against 1,12,937 last year. While 83 species of feathered guests had thronged the national park last year, the latest headcount could spot 74 species of birds, they said.
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Africa is divided over ivory trade ahead of wildlife meeting (Sun, 06 Jan 2019)
The dueling proposals were released by the office of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES. They will be discussed when member countries of CITES meet May 23-June 3 in Sri Lanka.
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Forest cover in NE states: Parl panel asks ministry to arrest declining trend (Sun, 06 Jan 2019)

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Four-year-old tiger found dead in MP's Kanha Reserve (Sat, 05 Jan 2019)
He said no suspicious activities were noticed in the vicinity which could have led one to believe that the death was untoward. The MP government's Public Relations Department official added that the animal's neck bore nail marks, the carcass was partially eaten and drag marks were also found at the spot.
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Merkel calls summit to discuss Germany's coal exit: Report (Sat, 05 Jan 2019)

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In Siberia, Chinese demand for prehistoric tusks fuels 'mammoth rush' (Fri, 04 Jan 2019)

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J&K to develop state-wide strategy on noise pollution (Thu, 03 Jan 2019)

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Bali's Agung volcano spews ash in fresh eruption (Sun, 30 Dec 2018)
Mount Agung has been erupting periodically since it rumbled back to life in 2017, when it grounded hundreds of flights and left 120,000 visitors stranded. On Sunday morning, the volcano sent ash skywards as it erupted for about three minutes.
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Delhi's air quality turns 'severe': Authorities (Sun, 30 Dec 2018)
CPCB data showed the overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi at 412, which falls in the 'severe category', while the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR) recorded an AQI of 388, which comes under the 'very poor' category.The SAFAR also pointed out that a consistent day-night trend is observed for the past one week.
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Japan bolts whaling commission, but tensions may ease (Fri, 28 Dec 2018)

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'Small changes in oxygen levels have big implications for ocean life' (Wed, 26 Dec 2018)

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Japan 'mulls IWC withdrawal' to resume commercial whaling (Tue, 25 Dec 2018)
Japan is withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission and will resume commercial whaling next year, a government spokesman said Wednesday, in a move expected to spark international criticism.
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‘Freegans’ find treasure in trash (Sun, 23 Dec 2018)

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Rare albino orangutan released back into the wild (Fri, 21 Dec 2018)
Environmentalists rescued "Alba" from a cage where she was being kept as a pet by villagers in Central Kalimantan in April last year. She was found with dry blood smeared around her nose and weighed just 8 kilogrammes. The blue-eyed primate, covered in fuzzy white hair, was returned to the wild with her best friend, Kika, after leaving their rehabilitation centre.
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Global warming causing 'feminisation' of turtles: Study (Thu, 20 Dec 2018)

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