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Kyrghyz capital without gas at 20 below zero
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (AFP) Dec 16, 2012
Residents of the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek have no gas to heat their homes amid arctic temperatures, authorities said Sunday. Some districts also lack electric power at a time when the mercury has dipped to minus 20 degrees Celsius (-4 Fahrenheit), they said. Gas supplies have been cut off from neighbouring Kazakhstan, which relies on deliveries from another central Asian neighbour, Uzbekistan, itself unable to extract the fuel because of the freezing weather. Lacking gas, Bishkek residents hav ... read more
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DEMOCRACY

Japan moves right as conservatives win big in polls
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Conservatives win Japan poll: broadcasters
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What mechanism generates our fingers and toes
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Researchers use SUASs to reproduce the flight paths of birds
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Philippines typhoon death toll tops 1000
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INTERN DAILY

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Avalanche kills six Indian troops on Siachen glacier
An avalanche on the high-altitude Siachen glacier that is disputed between India and Pakistan killed at least six Indian soldiers on Sunday when their outpost was swept away before dawn. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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Great Nepalese quake of 1255 points to Himalayan risk
A mega-quake in 1255 that wrecked the Nepalese capital, wiped out a third of the population of Kathmandu Valley and killed the country's monarch, King Abhaya Malla, was of a kind that may return to the Himalayas, seismologists reported on Sunday. ... more
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FARM NEWS

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