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Rocket blasts off with NASA satellite to track climate change

Jan 31, 2015

Rocket blasts off with NASA satellite to track climate change

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - An unmanned Delta 2 rocket lifted off from California on Saturday carrying a NASA satellite to measure how much water is in Earths soil, information that will help weather forecasting and tracking of global climate change. The tiny amount of soil moisture links the planets overall environmental systems its water, energy and carbon cycles - as well as determines whether particular regions are afflicted with drought or flooding. #United States #India #China #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Latin America #author #Massachusetts
FACTBOX: The U.N. agency examining 2014's aviation disasters

Jan 31, 2015

FACTBOX: The U.N. agency examining 2014's aviation disasters

(Reuters) - Diplomats and aviation officials gather in Montreal Feb. 2-5 for a U.N #Business #United States #India #China #Brazil #Technology #Middle East #Italy #Latin America #opinion
Attacker opens fire at Istanbul police post, no casualties - Turkish TV

Jan 31, 2015

Attacker opens fire at Istanbul police post, no casualties - Turkish TV

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A woman armed with a machinegun opened fire on a police post in Istanbul's central Taksim Square on Friday but initial reports suggested there were no casualties, Turkey's NTV television reported. NTV said the attacker left her weapon at the scene and escaped on foot, and that some police vehicles were damaged in the attack. #facebook #United States #Japan #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Air strikes alone not enough to defeat Islamic State - NATO chief

Jan 31, 2015

Air strikes alone not enough to defeat Islamic State - NATO chief

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Air strikes alone will not be enough to defeat Islamic State militants and greater Western help in building up Iraqi security forces could also play a role, the head of NATO said on Friday. #facebook #United States #China #Brazil #France #Middle East #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #author
Zimbabwean jailed for nine years for eating python meat

Jan 30, 2015

Zimbabwean jailed for nine years for eating python meat

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A Zimbabwean man has been jailed for nine years for eating python, a protected species, a Zimbabwean daily reported on Friday. Archwell Maramba said he had been eating the snakemeat for its medicinal value. "I wanted to eat the python to cure my spine and since I ate my first python I have seen remarkable improvement," NewsDay quoted Maramba as saying during his court case #Business #India #Brazil #France #Arabic #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #author #opinion