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January 02, 2013
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Japan's population logs record drop
Tokyo (AFP) Jan 1, 2013
Japan's population logged a record drop in 2012, health ministry estimates showed Tuesday, highlighting concerns that an ever-dwindling pool of workers is having to pay for a growing number of pensioners. A record low 1,033,000 babies were born last year, against 1,245,000 deaths, resulting in a net drop of 212,000 in the nation's population of about 126 million, according to figures from the ministry. The decline is sharper than in 2011 when the annual decline topped 200,000 for the first time ... read more
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Haitian leader urges unity to help rebuild nation
Haitian President Michel Martelly made a New Year plea for unity, urging his countrymen to rebuild together their shattered country almost three years after a devastating earthquake. ... more
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Thousands march against Hong Kong leader
Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on Tuesday, calling for the city's embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. ... more
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Estonia's lake-maker lives his dream
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Galapagos pink iguana captured on film
Veteran British nature broadcaster David Attenborough is to show the first filmed sighting of the rare pink iguana, in a television series on the Galapagos Islands which begins Tuesday. ... more


DEMOCRACY

China academics urge reform, warn of violence
A group of Chinese intellectuals has called on the government to implement urgent political reforms and respect human rights or risk "violent revolution". ... more
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China activists break security cordon around Liu Xia
Dramatic video footage emerged Monday of one of China's top dissidents breaking through a security cordon to reach the wife of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who is herself under house arrest. ... more
EPIDEMICS

Penn Team Mimicking a Natural Defense Against Malaria to Develop New Treatments
One of the world's most devastating diseases is malaria, responsible for at least a million deaths annually, despite global efforts to combat it. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at ... more
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INTERN DAILY

Russia testing Alzheimer's, Parkinson's medicine
Russian scientists have been testing a new medicine that is expected to protect the nervous system and hopefully become a cure for the most wide-spread nervous diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parki ... more
TECTONICS

NTU's ground-breaking study warns of more great quakes in the Himalayas
A research team led by scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has discovered that massive earthquakes in the range of 8 to 8.5 magnitudes on the Richter scale have left clear ground ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Speeding train kills five elephants in eastern India
A speeding passenger train killed five elephants when it ploughed into a herd crossing the track in eastern India, a railway spokesman said Monday. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Cambodia battles to save rare Mekong dolphins
The sight of two dolphins twisting playfully in the murky waters of the Mekong river elicits barely-stifled squeals of delight from a boatload of eco-tourists. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Birdsong study pecks at theory that music is uniquely human
A bird listening to birdsong may experience some of the same emotions as a human listening to music, suggests a new study on white-throated sparrows, published in Frontiers of Evolutionary Neuroscie ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS

ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

BAE Systems Australia producing more missile decoy systems

Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria

FLORA AND FAUNA

Saber-toothed cats in California were not driven to extinction by lack of food
When prey is scarce, large carnivores may gnaw prey to the bone, wearing their teeth down in the process. A new analysis of the teeth of saber-toothed cats and American lions reveals that they did n ... more
EARLY EARTH

Piranha kin wielded dental weaponry even T. rex would have admired
Taking into consideration its size, an ancient relative of piranhas weighing about 20 pounds delivered a bite with a force more fierce than prehistoric whale-eating sharks, the four-ton ocean-dwelli ... more
FARM NEWS

Even in same vineyard, different microbes may create variations in wine grapes
Choosing the perfect wine may soon involve more than just knowing the perfect vintage and chateau. Differences in the microbes present on grapes even in different parts of the same vineyard may cont ... more
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Haitian leader urges unity to help rebuild nation

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Burst shark aquarium hurts 15 in Shanghai shopping centre


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Liquid crystal research, future applications advance

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Hope for polluted lagoon near Rio Olympic village?

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Study shows rapid warming on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Antarctic science drill project called off

EXO LIFE

Cave dwelling nettle discovered in China
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FARM NEWS

What's in a name? Everything for Farmers
Have you ever sat down for a delicious dish of grilled Patagonian toothfish at your local seafood restaurant? You almost certainly have; you just didn't know it. Which brings us to the point of this article - it's all about the name. ... more
SINO DAILY

Scuffles erupt at Hong Kong pro-government march
Scuffles broke out Sunday as thousands marched in support of Hong Kong's scandal-plagued leader Leung Chun-ying, ahead of a mass pro-democracy rally planned for New Year's day. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Thousands flee floods as cyclone batters Solomon Islands
Thousands of people were forced to flee rapidly rising rivers in the Solomon Islands, officials said Sunday as Cyclone Freda intensified into a "destructive" force storm and headed towards New Caledonia. ... more
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Cosmonauts complete 3rd EVA for October

DEMOCRACY

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WATER WORLD

Hope for polluted lagoon near Rio Olympic village?

WEATHER REPORT

Philippine storm death toll rises to 20

WEATHER REPORT

U.N. changes hottest-day-on-record date

EPIDEMICS

Swine flu kills nine Palestinians

SHAKE AND BLOW

5.5-magnitude quake strikes off Japan: USGS

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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WHALES AHOY

Australia legal challenge to Japan whaling moves closer

SINO DAILY

China law says family members should visit elderly relatives

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

26 injured in Macau-Hong Kong ferry collision

Burst shark aquarium hurts 15 in Shanghai shopping centre

Japan whaling fleet leaves port for Antarctica

US Navy sailors sue Japan's TEPCO over radiation

China sets date for 12th National People's Congress

Wood-burning sets off pollution alarm bells in Athens

Montreal hit by record snow dump

Philippine storm death toll rises to 11

World's smelliest and largest flower blooms in Brazil

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Thai 'scavengers club' turns trash to treasure

S. Korea restarts troubled nuclear reactor

Conservation Not Technology will be our Saviour Says Chris Martenson

China manufacturing activity hits 19-month high

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