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Soot and dust damaging Himalayas: NASA
Copenhagen, Dec 16 (IANS) Soot and dust contribute as much to a temperature rise in the Himalayas as greenhouse gases do, according to a new study by the US space agency NASA.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 8:04:24 AM

Illinois prison selected for Guantanamo detainees
Washington, Dec 16 (DPA) The US government plans to send an unspecified number of Guantanamo detainees to a prison in Illinois as part of the plan to shutter the controversial facility for holding terrorist suspects, the White House said Tuesday.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 7:15:17 AM

Mumbai terror suspect Rana denied bail by US court
Chicago, Dec 16 (IANS) Pakistan-born terror suspect Tahawwur Hussain Rana, accused of complicity in Mumbai terror attacks, has been denied bail by a Chicago court saying he has the means and ability to flee abroad should he be released from custody.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 7:15:07 AM

Boeing's Dreamliner successfully completes maiden flight
Seattle, Dec 16 (DPA) More than two years behind schedule, Boeing's 787 Dreamliner successfully completed its first test flight Tuesday, becoming the first passenger airliner to take to the air with a fuselage and wings built mostly of advanced composite materials rather than aluminium.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 5:45:24 AM

Money the key to solve climate crisis: UN chief
Copenhagen, Dec 16 (IANS) Financing will be the key to success at the climate summit, particularly for the world's poorest countries, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said here.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 1:14:19 AM

Boeing Dreamliner takes off on first test flight
Seattle, Dec 16 (DPA) More than two years behind schedule, Boeing's 787 Dreamliner finally took off for its first test flight Tuesday.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 12:47:04 AM

World leaders arrive for Copenhagen climate summit
Copenhagen, Dec 15 (DPA) The first of over 100 heads of state and government and other leaders arrived Tuesday in Copenhagen for the closing days of the United Nations climate change talks.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 11:02:52 PM

New BASIC bloc becomes reality
Copenhagen, Dec 15 (IANS) With environment ministers of Brazil, South Africa, India and China sharing a podium at the climate summit here Tuesday, the new 'BASIC bloc is now a basic reality', according to India's Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 9:18:35 PM

Two Americans jailed for backing LeT, JeM terror outfits
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) A US court has sentenced two Americans linked to two Pakistan-based terrorist organisations to 13 and 17 years in prison for supporting terror groups and providing them with material aid for attacks in the US and abroad.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 7:42:55 PM

India, Pakistan must talk to avoid conflict: Clinton
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wants India and Pakistan to resume their peace dialogue and discuss everything, including Kashmir, since the security of both the countries is threatened by terrorists.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 7:26:01 PM

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