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Last updated: Thursday, October 27, 2016 4:12:04 PM

India wanted fair deal in Kigali - and got it: UN environment chief (IANS Interview)
Kigali (Rwanda), Oct 16 (IANS) India knows the subcontinent is vulnerable to climate change but it also wanted a fair deal to phase out gases that are making global warming worse, a deal which also serves Indian development, UN Environment Chief Erik Solheim has said in an interview to IANS in the Rwandan capital.

Sunday, October 16, 2016 3:24:04 PM

Egypt airstrikes kill 100 militants
Cairo, Oct 16 (IANS) At least 100 militants were killed in airstrikes carried out by the Egyptian government against jihadist targets in North Sinai, a security source said.

Sunday, October 16, 2016 3:52:04 AM

Thakur in ICC's Finance & Commercial Affairs committee
Cape Town, Oct 15 (IANS) In its effort to make peace with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the International Cricket Council (ICC) has made BCCI President Anurag Thakur a part of the powerful Finance and Commercial Affairs committee (F&CA) after completion of its board meeting here on Saturday.

Saturday, October 15, 2016 7:22:03 PM

Egyptian air strikes on jihadi strongholds in Sinai
Cairo, Oct 15 (IANS) Egypt's military on Saturday launched air strikes against jihadi targets in North Sinai in retaliation for the killing of 12 army personnel at a checkpoint on Friday, army officials said.

Saturday, October 15, 2016 4:54:04 PM

Historic climate pact on greenhouse gases approved
Kigali (Rwanda), Oct 15 (IANS) Over 150 countries struck a landmark deal on Saturday to reduce the emissions of powerful greenhouse gases, in a move that could prevent up to 0.5 degrees Celsius of global warming by the end of this century.

Saturday, October 15, 2016 2:14:03 PM

Kenya's Kipyego, Chebet eye Amsterdam marathon title
Nairobi, Oct 15 (IANS) Kenya's Bernard Kipyego will be aiming for his third successive title at the Amsterdam Marathon on Sunday.

Saturday, October 15, 2016 1:32:05 PM

Kigali climate pact hailed as historic
Kigali (Rwanda), Oct 15 (IANS) Nearly 200 nations came together to take a historic step in combating climate change, US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said on Saturday. Likewise, the amendment was hailed by Canada, the European Union and Micronesia.

Saturday, October 15, 2016 1:10:07 PM

Kenya's Jeptoo targets Amsterdam marathon
Nairobi, Oct 15 (IANS) Injury had taken the wind out of Kenya's Priscah Jeptoo's sails, but the 32-year-old is determined to claim her first win in the marathon when she lines up at the Amsterdam course on Sunday.

Saturday, October 15, 2016 1:10:05 PM

197 nations agree to phase out super greenhouse gases
Kigali (Rwanda), Oct 15 (IANS) In a historic step towards realising the Paris Agreement on climate change, nearly 200 nations on Saturday unanimously decided global phase out of super greenhouse gases, replacing them with climate-friendly alternatives.

Saturday, October 15, 2016 12:54:05 PM

India, US reach consensus on phasing out super greenhouse gases
Kigali (Rwanda), Oct 14 (IANS) India and the US on Friday reached a consensus over bringing down the consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in air-conditioners and refrigerators, said an Indian official.

Friday, October 14, 2016 10:58:16 PM

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