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July 06, 2013
Mexico volcano ash disrupts US flights for second day
Mexico City (AFP) July 05, 2013
Four US airlines canceled at least 10 flights to and from Mexico City's airport Friday after the Popocatepetl volcano spewed more ash, a day after hundreds of air passengers were stranded for the same reason, an airport spokesman said. The spokesman said United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Alaska Airlines and AirTran voluntarily scrapped the flights as a precaution, but the airport was otherwise operating normally. United canceled its flights to and from Los Angeles and the Texas city of Houston, b ... read more
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Tunisia's Marzouki says no risk of Egypt contagion
President Moncef Marzouki on Thursday ruled out the risk of Tunisia's elected authorities being deposed, after Egypt's army ousted its head of state, while stressing the need to "pay attention" to popular demands. ... more

China probes Tetra Pak for "abusing" market role
China is investigating global packaging giant Tetra Pak for "abusing" its dominant market role, an official said Friday, the latest in a series of probes aimed at foreign companies. ... more

China hit by largest-ever algae bloom
The seas off China have been hit by their largest ever growth of algae, ocean officials said, with vast waves of green growth washing onto the shores of the Yellow Sea. ... more
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H1N1 flu outbreak in northern Chile kills 11
At least 11 people have been killed in an outbreak of H1N1 flu virus in northern Chile, where the rate of infection is more than six times higher than the rest of the country, authorities said Thursday. ... more


Mexican generals freed after cartel charges dropped
Four senior Mexican military officers walked free from prison Friday after they were cleared of charges that they protected a drug cartel, putting a spotlight on the controversial use of anonymous witnesses. ... more
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Storm Erick strengthens off Mexico's Pacific coast
Tropical storm Erick intensified off Mexico's Pacific coast and was on course to approach hurricane strength by the weekend, US forecasters said Friday. ... more

X-rays reveal the energy-storing secrets of bat flight
X-ray videos of bats in flight have revealed the movement of their skeletons and how they recycle energy for efficient flying, U.S. researchers say. ... more
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Columbia engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure

Rules for superconductivity mirrored in 'excitonic insulator'

Research dispels misconception of superconductivity in niobium compound

U.S. solar power group says it sees headwinds ahead

Bruce Power Contracts Major Industry Suppliers for Steam Generator Replacement Project

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US hopes aid will lure Egyptian army back to democracy
Two days after Mohamed Morsi was deposed, Washington has still not termed his ouster "a coup," hoping warnings of cuts in US aid will prove enough leverage to force the Egyptian military to restore democracy. ... more

Egypt army urges conciliation ahead of Morsi rallies
Egypt's military appealed for conciliation and warned against revenge attacks, after it toppled president Mohamed Morsi, as police rounded up senior Islamists ahead of planned rallies by Morsi's supporters on Friday. ... more

Landslides and floods in Nepal kill 50
Landslides and floods triggered by several weeks of monsoon rains have killed at least 50 people in mainly remote parts of Nepal, a government official said Thursday. ... more
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UN rights chief alarmed by Egypt arrests
UN human rights chief Navi Pillay Friday expressed alarm about reported mass arrests of key members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood after the military ousted president Mohamed Morsi, and urged all sides to respect fundamental freedoms. ... more

Philippines finds huge hoard of endangered species
Five dead crocodiles, 14 critically endangered turtles and a cache of other rare species have been found in the home of a suspected wildlife trader in one of the Philippines' biggest slums, the government said Friday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels: US

Lockheed Martin successfully fired their new anti-ship missile

First GPS 3 satellite receives commands from new OCX ground control segment

EU launches defence pact it calls 'bad news for enemies'

China, S. Korea eye warmer ties following tensions

Putin, Trump discuss N Korea in phone call

Boeing to support Air Force's minuteman program


Tropical storm Erick forms off Pacific coast of Mexico
Tropical storm Erick, the fifth named storm of the season, has formed off Mexico's Pacific coast, the National Weather Service said. ... more

US nun's killer placed under Brazil house arrest
A man sentenced to 27 years in prison for the 2005 murder of US nun Dorothy Stang has been placed under house arrest in Brazil after serving only eight years behind bars, a lawyer said Thursday. ... more

6.1-magnitude quake strikes off Solomons: USGS
A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but there was no immediate tsunami warning issued. ... more
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India chopper crash kills 20 as flood rescue forges on

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Study refutes claims world is running out of copper

New forecast doubles lead time for El Nino: study

Chemists work to desalt the ocean for drinking water, one nanoliter at a time

Red Cross cartoon to demystify Pacific climate change

CryoSat maps largest-ever flood beneath Antarctica

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China driver held after bumper payout from 334 crashes
A man who crashed a car on average every three days for almost three years in a Chinese insurance scam has been arrested, media reported Friday. ... more

Global firms cut China baby formula prices amid probe
Two global food giants facing a Chinese government probe over alleged price-fixing of baby formula have said they are cutting prices in the world's largest market for the product. ... more

HRW calls on Greece to repeal 'abusive' HIV regulation
Human Rights Watch on Thursday called on the Greek government to repeal a regulation forcing suspected sex workers and other groups to undergo HIV testing, reintroduced last week by the country's newly appointed health minister. ... more

Cattle flatulence doesn't stink with biotechnology
The agriculture industry is researching new technologies to help feed the growing population. But feeding the world without harming air quality is a challenge. According to a new article in Animal F ... more
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Malaysian P.M. confirms sedition act is to go

Japan gears up for decisive election

Scramble to reach Indonesia quake survivors as toll hits 22

H7N9 flu peril lies in deep lung infiltration: study

Slash-and-burn a way of life on Indonesia's Sumatra

Long-lived oceanography satellite decommissioned after equipment fails

British activist says barred from Malaysian state

Nestle unit cuts baby formula prices amid China probe

Cane toads wiping out crocodiles Down Under: study

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Breakthrough in El Nino forecasting

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SLeone, China sign $8 billion in infrastructure deals

Mafia turning to wind farms to launder money

S. Korean nuclear reactor shuts down

Fukushima operator rebuked over nuclear restart plan

French ex-minister blames energy lobbies for sacking

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