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January 28, 2013
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Mozambique flood toll rises to 40
Chokwe, Mozambique (AFP) Jan 27, 2013
The death toll from flooding in Mozambique climbed to around 40 on Sunday after four more bodies were discovered in the worst-hit southern town of Chokwe, while the number of people forced to flee has topped 100,000. "They found four bodies in the last 24 hours," the town's mayor Jorge Makwakwa told AFP, adding that Chokwe's flood-ravaged streets were littered with rotting animal carcasses. "I am mobilising workers to remove the bodies but we need masks and gloves," he said. According to a t ... read more
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WEATHER REPORT

Cities affect weather thousands of kilometres away
Heat from large cities alters local streams of high-altitude winds, potentially affecting weather in locations thousands of kilometres (miles) away, researchers said on Sunday. ... more
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Indonesia landslides kill 11, 19 missing: officials
Two landslides triggered by heavy rains killed at least 11 people and left 19 others missing on Indonesia's Sumatra island, officials said on Sunday. ... more
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Major floods sweep northern Australia
Two people were missing and the body of a third person was recovered from raging floodwaters as severe storms pounded northeastern Australia on Sunday, forcing more than 1,000 to flee their homes. ... more
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Major floods hammer northern Australia
Two people were missing and the body of a third person was recovered from raging floodwaters as severe storms pounded northeastern Australia on Sunday, forcing more than 1,000 to flee their homes. ... more


SINO DAILY

Protestors march against Hong Kong leader
Around 1,000 people took to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday to protest against the city leader's policy speech, which they said offered nothing new on tackling a housing crisis and poverty. ... more
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Recycling entrepreneur stubs out cigarette garbage
Recycling entrepreneur Tom Szaky is stubbing out the world's cigarette problem - one butt at a time. ... more
INTERN DAILY

Health apps abound, but usage low: study
US consumers are being offered a cornucopia of smartphone apps to track or manage health, but only a small number of people are using them, according to a survey released Monday. ... more
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Electronics industry gets 2 ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules

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Special UO microscope captures defects in nanotubes

Quantum holograms as atomic scale memory keepsake

FROTH AND BUBBLE

Tallinn first EU capital to give residents free ticket to ride
Tallinn is the first EU capital to offer its residents free public transport, and though the move aimed at driving down car pollution is proving popular, visitors feel let down and others are accusing City Hall of a campaign gimmick. ... more
FARM NEWS

Dutch court to rule in Nigerian farmers' case against Shell
A Dutch court will decide on Wednesday whether Shell should clean up oil damage that destroyed a group of Nigerian farmers' land, a case that could set a precedent for global environmental responsibility. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Mozambique floods spur roof births, ruin and diarrhoea
Now that the water is receding, residents affected by flooding in Mozambique are starting to repair the damage, looking for good news amid reports of rooftop births and diarrhoea, and cholera lurking in the shadows. ... more
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CARBON WORLDS

Carbon price drop deemed 'wake-up call'
A sharp drop in carbon allowance prices is a "wake-up call" showing European Commission reforms need to be implemented, the European Union's climate action chief says. ... more
FARM NEWS

Hong Kong: home of world's cheapest Michelin restaurants
After queuing on the street, diners are sat next to strangers in the cramped Hong Kong restaurant before rinsing their own cutlery. Welcome to the world's cheapest Michelin-starred experience. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Aerostat surveillance system being evaluated by CBP

Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites

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

DEMOCRACY

Hong Kong journalists publish press freedom petition
Hong Kong journalists ran a petition in newspapers on Monday urging the city's Beijing-backed leader to withdraw a proposed law which they said would infringe press freedom. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Three dead, dramatic rescues in Australia floods
Helicopters plucked dozens of stranded Australians to safety in dramatic rooftop rescues Monday as severe floods swept the northeast, killing three people and inundating thousands of homes. ... more
EPIDEMICS

Origin of HIV put at millions of years ago
The origins of HIV, which causes AIDS, go back millions of years rather than the tens of thousands that had previously been believed, U.S. researchers say. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Kerry urges 'fresh thinking' to tackle global woes

Boss of Fukushima operator quizzed for negligence

Philippines typhoon victims need more help: UN


EPIDEMICS
Computer breakthrough: Code of life becomes databank

World's Most Complex 2D Laser Beamsteering Array Demonstrated

Researchers Create Method for More Sensitive Electrochemical Sensors


EPIDEMICS
Melting glaciers threaten water resources

US backs adding teeth to global shark protection

Water restored in Chile capital after day-long cut


EPIDEMICS
Unprecedented glacier melting in the Andes blamed on climate change

Chile expands Antarctica presence

Penguin head-cam captures bird's eye view of hunt

WEATHER REPORT

Wild winds hit Australian coast amid flood warnings
Destructive "tornadoes" hit Australia's northeast coast on Saturday, as officials warned parts of Queensland state to prepare for flooding, with torrential rains lashing the state set to intensify. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

S. Africa tries to capture thousands of runaway crocs
A massive operation to round up thousands of escaped crocodiles intensified in flood-soaked South Africa on Friday, as the authorities attempted to reassure the public everything was under control. ... more
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Mozambique floods prompt humanitarian crisis
Tens of thousands of Mozambicans are stranded without food and water after floods swept through the south of the country this week, sparking a large-scale humanitarian crisis. ... more
SINO DAILY

China dissident makes film on disputed death
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has made a 102-minute film on the death of a villager whose crushing by a truck sparked public anger and rattled authorities, he announced Friday. ... more
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NASA uses ultra-black nano-coating for solar coronagraph

Cosmonauts complete 3rd EVA for October

SHAKE AND BLOW

Indonesia bid to control rain to avert more floods

WOOD PILE

Civilians fell rare Syrian trees for firewood

WATER WORLD

US backs adding teeth to global shark protection

WOOD PILE

Brazil to inventory Amazon rainforest trees

SHAKE AND BLOW

Mozambique floods kill 36, displace tens of thousands

EPIDEMICS

Two Cambodians die from bird flu: WHO

EPIDEMICS

One in five were infected by pandemic flu

FLORA AND FAUNA

Malaysian is named head of UN biodiversity panel

SINO DAILY

China's mass annual New Year migration begins

SINO DAILY

China tries two Tibetan self-immolation 'inciters': media

Namibia offers model to tackle poaching scourge

11 kidnapped Sudanese freed in Darfur: media

Leftist and 'punk prince' square off in Czech runoff

Japan ready to ditch target for emissions cut: govt

Feathered dinosaur gives evolution clues

Extinction fears 'alarmist': study

Jordan unrest brews despite pro-king poll

Melting glaciers threaten water resources

15,000 crocs escape from South African farm

Boss of Fukushima operator quizzed for negligence

Philippines typhoon victims need more help: UN

Swine flu kills three in Central Europe

Kerry urges 'fresh thinking' to tackle global woes

Warning raised for New Zealand volcano

Mozambique floods hit power exports, displace 70,000

Treat illegal wildlife trade as serious crime: CITES

Facebook boss to host political fundraiser for Christie

China woman held in morgue for three years: media

Twenty rescued as floods sweep northeast Australia

Pesticides killing amphibians, says study

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