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The Arctic sea ice has shrunk to the second lowest number ever recorded, and scientists say it will get worse

Scientists believe the Arctic sea ice, or the floating ice cover of the Arctic Ocean, has reached its minimum extent for the year, shrinking to the second lowest extent since record-keeping began in 1978.

 

October 23, 2020


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Nobel Peace Prize goes to UN World Food Programme

The Norwegian Nobel Committee said the WFP had acted "as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict".

October 09, 2020


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New Zealand mosque shooting: 'Wicked and inhuman' Brenton Tarrant sentenced to life without parole

White supremacist who murdered 51 people was handed the most severe punishment in the history of New Zealand

August 27, 2020


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Malaysia to launch competition for drones and manned maritime patrol aircraft

Malaysia is moving ahead with its plans to acquire much-needed manned and unmanned aircraft to enhance maritime security, with the Southeast Asian country announcing that it will be issuing separate tenders for each type.

 

August 26, 2020


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Early lockdown, fast tracking of Covid-19 suspects and financial intervention in key areas, are the most significant highlights of their success story.

As the subcontinent struggles to flatten the coronavirus curve, with India alone recording 2.7 million cases and taking the third spot in the world, Sri Lanka offers a glimmer of hope in curbing the daily infection rate.

August 22, 2020


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D614G : Malaysia detects new coronavirus strain that is 10 times more infectious

KUALA LUMPUR : Malaysia has detected a strain of the new coronavirus that’s been found to be 10 times more infectious.

August 18, 2020


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Delhi consolidates Indian Ocean outreach, creates infra projects in Mauritius & Maldives

NEW DELHI: Expanding Delhi’s Western Indian Ocean outreach as part of Indo-Pacific vision, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Mauritius will jointly inaugurate the new Supreme Court building of Mauritius on Thursday.

August 14, 2020


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India looks to make $25B from defense production by 2025

The Indian government on Monday introduced a new draft policy that sets a $25 billion defense production target, including making $5 billion from exports, by 2025.

August 11, 2020


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Kozhikode plane crash: Flight was shaking, it was a nightmare, recount survivors

Survivors of the Air India Express plane crash recounted on Saturday the horror and ordeal that unfolded as the aircraft with 190 people on board skidded off the runaway at the Kozhikode airport and broke into two, killing at least 18 people.

August 09, 2020


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Large fire in closed market in Ajman, UAE, under control: police

A large fire which broke out on Wednesday evening at a market in the emirate of Ajman in the United Arab Emirates caused no injuries or deaths and had been brought under control, the head of Ajman police said.

August 06, 2020