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December 17, 2014
Poroshenko vows to complete Chernobyl sarcophagus
Moscow (Sputnik) Dec 16, 2014
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has promised to complete the stalled construction of a protective cover over the Chernobyl nuclear reactor that went into meltdown in 1986, the presidential press service said Sunday. "Under the present complicated circumstances we have to take care of those who suffered, to ensure safety at the site and complete construction of a new secure cover over the melted reactor," Poroshenko was quoted as saying by the press service while paying tribute to the liquidat ... read more

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Satellite Services supplies on-board sub-systems for smallsats and microsats.
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Families of Sandy Hook massacre victims sue gunmaker
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Computer animation of Indian Ocean floor assists search for Flight MH370
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32 dead, 76 missing in Indonesian landslide
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Improving forecasts for rain-on-snow flooding

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Mayor of deadly French flood village jailed for 4 years
A French court Friday sentenced the former mayor of a small seaside village to four years in prison for concealing flood risks that led to the death of 29 people in a brutal storm. ... more
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17 dead, nearly 100 missing in Indonesian landslide: official
Torrential downpours triggered a landslide on Indonesia's main island of Java, killing at least 17 people and leaving nearly 100 others missing, with persistent rain hampering rescue efforts, officials said Saturday. ... more
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UN rights chief slams indifference over migrant deaths at sea
The UN's human rights chief on Wednesday condemned rich nations for their indifference to waves of global migration, after new figures showed more than 3,400 people died in the Mediterranean this year trying to reach Europe. ... more
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Philippines rushes aid to displaced storm survivors
Philippine authorities and aid agencies rushed relief supplies Wednesday to hundreds of thousands of people displaced by a powerful typhoon, as survivors sifted through debris to rebuild their lives. ... more
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Malala vows to fight on as she shares Nobel Peace Prize
Malala Yousafzai vowed Wednesday to struggle for every child's right to go to school as she became the youngest ever Nobel laureate, sharing the peace prize with Indian campaigner Kailash Satyarthi. ... more
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EU boosts aid for Syrian refugees in Turkey
The European Union on Tuesday announced 10 million euros ($12.3 million) in new humanitarian aid for Syrian civilians in Turkey and Syria. ... more
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Silicon Valley clears out homeless 'Jungle' camp
Authorities began dismantling a notorious homeless camp Thursday known as "The Jungle" in the heart of California's affluent Silicon Valley, where skyrocketing rents have forced hundreds onto the streets. ... more
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Poorest countries 'left behind': climate finance report
Half of nearly $8 billion in climate finance given to the developing world since 2003 went to just ten countries, and nations most at risk got the short end of the stick, a report said Sunday. ... more
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Amsterdam sends abandoned bicycles to Syrian refugees
Amsterdam was due Monday to send hundreds of unwanted bicycles to help Syrian refugees get around the sprawling Zaatari camp in Jordan. ... more
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Displaced top 2 million as winter hits northern Iraq
The number of people displaced by conflict in Iraq has grown to 2.1 million, aid organisations warned Sunday as snow began falling on the Kurdish north hosting nearly half of them. ... more
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Japan starts chemical weapon destruction in China
A Japanese-built facility in China on Monday began destroying the largest cache of World War II chemical weapons abandoned in the country, Tokyo officials said, in a rare case of co-operation between the two countries. ... more
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Fire causes shutdown at Belgian nuclear reactor
A fire caused the shutdown of a nuclear reactor in eastern Belgium on Sunday, media reports said, making it the fourth reactor to go offline in the country. ... more
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Disaster-prone Philippines wants simpler weather warnings
The Philippines will simplify its weather warnings to make them easier to understand in order to prevent the annual loss of hundreds of lives from natural calamities, officials said Wednesday. ... more
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In Turkey, Iraqi Catholics seek stepping stone to new life
It hardly seems the gateway to a new life of safety and prosperity: An office tucked away in a grey apartment block in Istanbul. Yet every day, dozens of Iraqi Catholics queue here, hoping it will open the door to a new life free of fear. ... more
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Firing range reports gun sales hike after Ferguson
Racially-charged protests in Ferguson are fueling an exponential increase in gun sales among mainly white customers at one of the premier shooting ranges in the country a 20-minute drive away. ... more
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Woman finds pet dog lost in Philippines typhoon a year ago
A Filipino woman has been reunited with her dog a year after the pet went missing in the chaos of the country's deadliest ever typhoon, she told AFP Tuesday. ... more
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Preparing for an asteroid strike

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Building better awareness of landslide risks with Lidar
Engineers have created a new way to use lidar technology to identify and classify landslides on a landscape scale, which may revolutionize the understanding of landslides in the U.S. and reveal them ... more
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Japan's Abe vows support for victims after quake injures 41
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday promised "firm" support after meeting victims of a weekend earthquake, which injured 41 people and wrecked hundreds of homes in a popular ski resort. ... more
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SMS alerts cut deaths from elephants in rural India
Geetha Thomas owes her life to a text message. The 38-year-old tea plantation worker was able to scramble onto the roof of her home in southern India as a herd of elephants rampaged through her village thanks to an alert on her mobile phone. ... more
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New sites will boost European search and rescue
A trio of stations has taken shape on three islands at the far corners of our continent, ready to pick up distress calls via satellite from all across Europe and its surrounding waters. The ground n ... more
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Italy faces billion euro bill for killer rainfall
Torrential rain drenched northern Italy again Monday as the damage suffered by just one of the regions hit by floods and landslides was put at one billion euros ($1.25 billion). ... more
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Trace amounts of radiation detected along U.S. West Coast
As scientists have been predicting for months, trace amounts of radiation from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster have finally arrived on the shores of the United States. ... more
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Tense G20 vows action on Ebola as climate returns to fore
Feuding G20 leaders found common ground on Saturday in vowing to "extinguish" the Ebola outbreak as they worked to revamp the global economy at a summit marked by discord over Ukraine and climate change. ... more
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Fukushima construction workers hurt: operator
Three workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant were injured Friday, including one seriously, when steel construction material collapsed on them. ... more
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