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November 16, 2013
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
US carrier spearheads Philippine relief effort
Aboard Uss George Washington, Philippines (AFP) Nov 15, 2013
US Navy helicopters and planes Friday launched non-stop aid flights to desperate survivors of a super typhoon in the Philippines that killed thousands, igniting a global relief effort criticised for being too slow. On the USS George Washington a continuous stream of helicopters landed and took off from the huge carrier as they shuttled supplies to the devastated city of Tacloban and remote villages. Amid the roar of aircraft sailors bustled to load boxes of food and other relief goods onto helic ... read more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Six dead in Vietnam floods: officials
Six people have been killed in severe flooding sweeping central Vietnam, local officials said Saturday, amid concerns that the inundations could continue to worsen. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Global aid converges on Philippines eight days after Haiyan
Spearheaded by a US aircraft carrier group, foreign relief efforts have stepped up a gear in the storm-devastated Philippines eight days after Super Typhoon Haiyan left thousands dead and millions homeless. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Law and order prevailing in Philippine typhoon chaos
Fears that the dire situation among desperate typhoon survivors in the Philippines would tip into violence receded Friday, as relief operations scaled up and a reinforced police presence deterred looters. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Frustrated families bring aid to Philippine typhoon survivors
As thousands queue to leave the devastation wreaked by the huge Philippines typhoon, a stream of passengers carrying food, medicine and water comes the other way, desperate to help family stuck in the medieval horror of the disaster zone. ... more


DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Battered church offers shelter from the storm
Santo Nino church stands battered but tall in the ruins of its typhoon-shattered parish, a 124-year-old beacon of physical and spiritual sanctuary for a devout, traumatised community. ... more
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DEMOCRACY

Myanmar releases more political prisoners
Myanmar released 69 prisoners, including an environmental protester and two grandchildren of a former junta leader, ahead of its year-end deadline to release all activists and political prisoners. ... more
EPIDEMICS

Technology helps Nigeria's fight against polio
Mahmud Zubairu scrutinises the computer screen in front of him, watching the progress of healthcare workers as they fan out across Nigeria's northern Kano state where polio runs high. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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Australian PM to visit India for potential uranium deal

Quantum physics enables revolutionary imaging method

Technique uses fraction of measurements to find quantum wave functions

Experiments explain why some liquids are 'fragile' and others are 'strong'

New analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits

Booming electric car sales under fire in Norway

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Japan drastically scales back greenhouse gas reduction target
Japan said Friday it was dramatically scaling back its greenhouse gas reduction target after the Fukushima nuclear accident forced the country to turn to fossil-fuel burning energy sources, a move denounced by climate campaigners. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Under-fire Japans defends climate goal at UN talks
The UN, Europe and the world's small island states reacted with disappointment and green groups voiced fury after Japan on Friday slashed its goal for greenhouse gas emissions. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Japan medics bring high-tech fixes to Philippines typhoon
Japanese medics working to help victims of the Philippines typhoon have deployed wireless mobile X-ray kits using tablet computers, a world first in a disaster zone, a team spokesman said Saturday. ... more
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EARLY EARTH

First detailed map of dinosaur brains suggests complex behaviors
U.S. scientists say a detailed map of a dinosaur brain suggests faculties for complex behavior, and possibly the ability to make sounds to communicate. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

App turns smartphone into personal panic button, alert system
A "panic button" smartphone app that can alert friends and family if you are in trouble or feel threatened has been released, its British developers say. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Space Debris Tracking Site To Be Build In Western Australia

Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

N. Korea fires short-range 'projectile' into sea

Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds

Turkish army warns over 'red lines' in Kurdish peace talks

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army

'Hundreds' of Americans linked to IS: lawmaker

FLORA AND FAUNA

US destroys six-ton ivory stockpile
The United States has destroyed six tons of confiscated elephant ivory, in a move wildlife groups hailed as a bold message to criminal traffickers that the ivory is worthless. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

EU, island states bitter at Japan's reduced carbon goal
Europe and the world's small island nations reacted with dismay, and green groups with fury, after Japan on Friday slashed its goal for curbing carbon emissions. ... more
SINO DAILY

Rights activists cautious on China reforms
Human rights activists on Friday voiced caution over China's promises to loosen its one-child policy and shut down labor camps, fearing that abuses would still take place in different forms. ... more
SINO DAILY
Law and order prevailing in Philippine typhoon chaos

China to step up aid to Philippines amid controversy

App turns smartphone into personal panic button, alert system


SINO DAILY
Northrop Grumman Wins Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar Study

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3D printing 'will change the world'


SINO DAILY
VC predicts the motion of the ocean

Feast and famine on the abyssal plain

Scottish fishermen dispute call to keep North Sea cod off menus


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'Tiger stripes' underneath Antarctic glaciers slow the flow

Iceberg the size of Manhattan could threaten shipping: study

Netherlands: 'Not enough time' to stop Greenpeace's arctic activists

ABOUT US

China one-child law change small but crucial: experts
Beijing's relaxation of its hugely controversial one-child policy is an attention-grabbing first step, but it will have to usher in greater changes if China is to tackle its looming demographic timebomb, experts say. ... more
DEMOCRACY

China to abolish 're-education through labour' system
China is to abolish its controversial "re-education through labour" system, under which police panels can sentence offenders to years in camps without a trial, the official Xinhua news agency said Friday. ... more
ABOUT US

China eases one child rule, ends re-education in reform package
China's Communist rulers announced an easing of the controversial one-child policy amid a raft of sweeping pledges unveiled Friday including the abolition of "re-education" labour camps and loosening economic controls. ... more
WEATHER REPORT

China urged to send warships amid Philippine aid anger
China should send warships to aid the typhoon-hit Philippines and counter US and Japanese influence, state-run media said Friday, as Beijing comes in for criticism for its relatively meagre donation to the stricken nation. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Scottish fishermen dispute call to keep North Sea cod off menus

FROTH AND BUBBLE

Albania refuses to host Syria arsenal destruction

EARLY EARTH

Pilbara home to 3.5 billion-year-old bacterial ecosystems

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

UN admits failings as Philippines aid effort gets into gear

FROTH AND BUBBLE

Protests grow in Albania against Syria weapons destruction

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

US carrier arrives with aid as Philippines buries dead

INTERN DAILY

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EPIDEMICS

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WATER WORLD

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FLORA AND FAUNA

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Signal found to enhance survival of new brain cells

Bacteria may allow animals to send quick, voluminous messages

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Iceberg the size of Manhattan could threaten shipping: study

China to step up aid to Philippines amid controversy

Hong Kong holds fast to sanctions deadline for the Philippines

UN tasks imaging satellites for Haiyan relief

Brazil Amazon deforestation rose 28 pct in past year: official

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China rebukes former H.K. leader over democracy remarks

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Taiwan doctors urge vigilance over new bird flu virus

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