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November 20, 2014
New sites will boost European search and rescue
Paris (ESA) Nov 17, 2014
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 network for Galileo's search and rescue service has now passed a major exam, coming a step closer to saving lives. These stations sit on Spitsbergen in the Norwegian Arctic, Maspalomas on the largest island of Spain's Canary Islands, and Larnaca on the island nation of Cyprus, forming a triangle enclosin ... read more

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Satellite Services supplies on-board sub-systems for smallsats and microsats.
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Italy faces billion euro bill for killer rainfall
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SMS alerts cut deaths from elephants in rural India
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Trace amounts of radiation detected along U.S. West Coast
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Caltech geologists discover ancient buried canyon in South Tibet

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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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Prayers, tears in Philippines one year after super typhoon
Survivors of the strongest typhoon ever to hit land wept at mass graves on Saturday during ceremonies to mark one year since the storm devastated the central Philippines and condemned millions to deeper poverty. ... more
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Typhoon-shattered Philippines slowly on mend
Philippine communities shattered by Super Typhoon Haiyan a year ago are starting to bustle again as a mega-reconstruction effort takes root, but millions of survivors still endure brutal poverty and are dangerously exposed to the next big storm. ... more
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Perilous year for Philippine typhoon mothers
Emily Sagalis gave birth on a concrete slab after battling storm surges that killed thousands, then like many new mothers in razed communities of the Philippines began another perilous struggle for survival with her baby. ... more
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Indians angry Anderson never tried over Bhopal disaster
Campaigners for survivors of India's Bhopal disaster voiced distress Saturday that former Union Carbide boss Warren Anderson never faced trial over the deadly industrial accident, following news the American had died. ... more
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Love offers fresh dreams for Philippine typhoon survivors
Jovelyn Luana and Joel Aradana plan to light candles at a mass grave to mark one year since Super Typhoon Haiyan stole both their families, but they will do it hand-in-hand, sharing a new love that promises fresh dreams. ... more
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Italy ignores pleas, ends boat migrant rescue operation
Italy on Friday ignored the pleas of aid agencies and confirmed the end of its search and rescue operation "Mare Nostrum", responsible for saving tens of thousands of boat migrants stranded in the Mediterranean. ... more
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There were warning signs ahead of Sri Lanka mudslide: survivors
Sniffer dogs were deployed Friday to search for mudslide victims in Sri Lanka as survivors said they had seen warning signs of the disaster, such as cracks in the ground and livestock fleeing. ... more
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Philippine typhoon widow grateful for cruel consolation
A tiny store selling lollies, coffee and shampoo may seem a cruel consolation for Philippine typhoon widow Jennifer Pulga, but it keeps her with her children and for that she is deeply grateful. ... more
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Rains hamper Sri Lanka mudslide tragedy search effort
Heavy rains disrupted a massive search Thursday for scores of people feared buried in a landslide on a Sri Lankan tea estate, further dimming prospects of finding anyone alive. ... more
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British police pay mother of spy's child
British police are to pay compensation to woman who had a child with a man she did not know was an undercover agent, the Guardian and BBC reported on Thursday. ... more
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Philippines' Aquino criticises typhoon rebuilding delays
Philippine President Benigno Aquino said Wednesday he was unhappy with the pace of rebuilding efforts in areas hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan last year, labelling some delays "absurd". ... more
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Rescuers airlift 154 to safety after deadly Nepal storm
Workers using helicopters and battling waist-deep snow rescued over 150 people including foreign trekkers left stranded in Nepal's Himalayas Thursday, two days after a major snowstorm that triggered avalanches and killed more than 30 people. ... more
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Natural disasters killed over 22,000 in 2013: Red Cross
Natural disasters claimed over 22,000 lives last year, with Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines the deadliest of all, the Red Cross said Thursday. ... more
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Glitzy Russian TV drama brings Chernobyl to new generation
A group of teenagers wanders through abandoned classrooms, clambers up a rusted wheel and stands on the roof of an apartment block topped with letters reading "Glory to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union". ... more
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Chobani yogurt founder gives $2mn for Syria/Iraq refugees
The founder of US yogurt brand Chobani said Thursday he has given $2 million for Iraqi and Syrian refugees massed along Turkey's borders. ... more
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Indians killed by lightning in Colombia to be left unburied
Eleven Wiwa Indians killed by lightning during a tribal ceremony in Colombia's Sierra Nevada mountains will be left unburied where they died according to their traditions, an official said Sunday. ... more
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Disasters hit over-60s hardest: UN
People aged over 60 bear the brunt of disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes, and governments must stop sidelining them before tragedy strikes, the United Nations said Monday. ... more
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Groundbreaking new tsunami warning system set for 2015 India launch
A new groundbreaking tsunami warning system, based in Hyderabad, has been scheduled for launch in the first quarter of 2015. This follows the opening of a new RegPoint office in the region. RegPoint ... more
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Woman survives 17 days lost in Australian rainforest
A woman missing for more than two weeks in a rugged Australian rainforest has stumbled out alive after surviving a chase by a crocodile and eating small fish, officials and reports said Thursday. ... more
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Australia shifts MH370 search zone further south
Investigators Wednesday confirmed that the priority search area for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has moved further south as end-of-flight scenarios indicated it may have spiralled into the Indian Ocean. ... more
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Pakistan bars relief goods to flood-hit Indian Kashmir
Pakistan on Saturday barred activists from taking relief goods intended for flood victims to the border of Indian-controlled Kashmir, where delays in aid have created widespread anger among residents. ... more
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In Nobel season, laureates fret for sickly Earth
Eleven Nobel laureates will pool their clout next week to sound a warning, declaring that mankind is living beyond its means and darkening its future. ... more
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