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Antarctica’s Ice Sheet to Disappear Due to Global Warming, Says Study

Researchers have simulated a futuristic scenario of Antarctica due to global warming to provide a gloomy picture of how the ice-sheet would disappear and the bare deserted land would stare at the mankind. In their study published in the journal Nature, Victoria University’s Antarctic Research Centre and GNS Science researchers provided their simulated findings to predict how the Antarctic ice ...

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Destroying History the ISIS Way?

History cannot be replayed and that’s precisely why it should be preserved. The barbaric destruction of historical monuments by the Islamic State in its captured territories of Syria and Iraq go beyond mere massacre of the innocent. The savage terror group has been bulldozing and dynamiting vital treasures of art and culture nurtured over centuries and gained a pride of ...

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Today’s 5.9M Quake in Afghanistan a Precursor to Bigger One?

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit Hindu Kush mountains in northern Afghanistan on Monday, as recorded by the US Geological Survey with the tremors felt as far away as Kashmir and Delhi. The epicentre was 224 kilometers (140 miles) deep near the Wakhan Corridor, the narrow strip between Tajikistan and Pakistan. Just two years ago in 2013, a similar 5.6-magnitude earthquake killed 13 ...

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UNESCO Upset as World Heritage Sites in Nepal Suffer Huge Damage

Ever since the 25 April earthquake shattered the mountainous and picturesque Nepal to mere debris of erstwhile temples and world heritage sites, Unesco, the educational body of the UN has visited the Himalayan nation to explore the possibility of undertaking recovery and repair work for age-old monuments. The disaster has left more than 8,000 people dead and thousands of others injured. ...

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Nepal Earthquake: 1500 Killed, Millions Displaced, Rescue Efforts on War Footing (Wrap up)

Over 1,500 people were killed and thousands were injured, while million were displaced as a massive earthquake – lasting for a long 20 seconds – hit Himalayan front region with 14 strong aftershocks causing widespread destruction in Nepal and India today. In Nepal, buildings were flattened, roads cracked, telephone connectivity snapped and hospitals grappled with a large number of injured ...

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Odisha Seeks Fund for Relief, Restoration Work

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sanction interim assistance of Rs.500 crore for relief and restoration work after the severe cyclonic storm Hudhud hit the place on October 12 annd left the state with a trail of destruction. Patnaik, seeking help, said in a letter to Modi, "I would request you (Modi) to release ...

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Cyclone Hudhud: Heavy rains kill 18 in UP; Modi Announces 1,000 Crore Aid to AP

After causing a trail of destruction in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, the severe cyclonic storm with heavy rains kill 18 in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. The death of 18 people has been confirmed by a state government spokesman on Wednesday. According to Indian Meteorological Department officials, the heavy rains since Tuesday had broken all records and the day witnessed the ...

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