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Coronavirus will cause the biggest fall in CO2 emissions since WWII but won't stop climate change: WMO
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Coronavirus will cause the biggest fall in CO2 emissions since WWII but won't stop climate change: WMO

WMO expects a six percent drop in carbon emissions this year but warned it could be followed by higher emissions than before COVID-19.

The rising heroes of the coronavirus pandemic are the nations’ biggest nerds
World

The rising heroes of the coronavirus pandemic are the nations’ biggest nerds

Some of the scientists, are also painfully vulnerable, becoming sick themselves while carrying out their duties.

Congress to hold review meeting on 10 May to discuss drought, political situation in Maharashtra
Politics

Congress to hold review meeting on 10 May to discuss drought, political situation in Maharashtra

Ashok Chavan told reporters on Monday that in the meeting, the party leaders and workers from drought-hit areas will submit their feedback to the state leadership.

Germany fines Volkswagen group $1.18 bn for cheating on emissions tests
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Germany fines Volkswagen group $1.18 bn for cheating on emissions tests

The fine is the latest blow to Germany’s auto industry which cannot seem to catch a break from the diesel emissions crisis.

World Water Day: Take this quiz to find out how much you know about India's H2O crisis
India

World Water Day: Take this quiz to find out how much you know about India's H2O crisis

Every year, 22 March is celebrated as World Water Day, with an aim to bring about awareness over the water crisis faced by countries like India. Take the quiz now to check your water quotient

Former Supreme Court judges believe torture rampant in criminal justice system, some find it justified, says report
India

Former Supreme Court judges believe torture rampant in criminal justice system, some find it justified, says report

Several former Supreme Court judges believe that the practice of torturing an accused was rampant in the criminal justice system.

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar's Ministry of Information says it is prepared to take back 'verified' refugees
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Rohingya crisis: Myanmar's Ministry of Information says it is prepared to take back 'verified' refugees

Myanmar is poised to begin "verifying" how many of the near half a million Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh it will take back, the Ministry of Information said Thursday, naming land and sea points in restive Rakhine state for their return

Rohingya crisis: CPM general secretary Prakash Karat questions Centre's stand on migrants being security threat
India

Rohingya crisis: CPM general secretary Prakash Karat questions Centre's stand on migrants being security threat

The CPM Thursday questioned the government's stand that the Rohingya were a security threat to India, saying there have been no complaints about them being involved in any terror or criminal activity in the country

No more rotten tomatoes: New start-up helps increase tomato shelf life
Mumbai

No more rotten tomatoes: New start-up helps increase tomato shelf life

ProVegie, the technology, taps into the fundamental knowledge behind how tomatoes respire, to create specially designed packaging that allows this respiration, while retaining nutrition, taste and aroma.

Rohingya crisis: European Parliament demand Myanmar military to end violence against Muslim refugees
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Rohingya crisis: European Parliament demand Myanmar military to end violence against Muslim refugees

The European Parliament Thursday demanded the Myanmar military immediately end violence against Rohingya Muslims, adding to international pressure over the crisis that has sent nearly 3,80,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh

Mexico earthquake: Death toll reaches 96; almost 2.5 million people in need of aid
World

Mexico earthquake: Death toll reaches 96; almost 2.5 million people in need of aid

A powerful earthquake that struck Mexico last week has left some 2.5 million people in need of aid and killed 96 others, authorities said on Monday

Assam floods: Jharkhand government contributes Rs 5 crore to Chief Minister's Relief Fund
India

Assam floods: Jharkhand government contributes Rs 5 crore to Chief Minister's Relief Fund

As a mark of solidarity to flood affected people of Assam, the Jharkhand government Thursday contributed Rs 5 crore to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund

Mumbai University and Maharashtra govt issued notices by Bombay HC seeking replies in delay of law exam results
India

Mumbai University and Maharashtra govt issued notices by Bombay HC seeking replies in delay of law exam results

The Bombay High Court Monday issued notices to the Maharashtra government and the Mumbai University seeking their response on the delay in announcement of law exam results in 2017

Darjeeling unrest: GMCC urges Centre to begin dialogue to restore normalcy as shutdown reaches 59th day
India

Darjeeling unrest: GMCC urges Centre to begin dialogue to restore normalcy as shutdown reaches 59th day

The Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee (GMCC) Saturday urged the Centre to initiate a dialogue with all stakeholders to restore normalcy in Darjeeling hills, where an indefinite shutdown entered its 59th day

Gulf diplomatic crisis: Arab states refrain from imposing more measures against Qatar
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Gulf diplomatic crisis: Arab states refrain from imposing more measures against Qatar

Four Arab states that cut ties with Qatar are momentarily refraining from imposing more punitive measures against the Gulf state

Darjeeling unrest : GJM demands restoration of Internet services in hills
India

Darjeeling unrest : GJM demands restoration of Internet services in hills

GJM activists and other hill parties today held a demonstration outside the district magistrate's office here demanding restoration of Internet services

Blackberry issues updates to 'AtHoc'; its crisis communication platform
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Blackberry issues updates to 'AtHoc'; its crisis communication platform

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry on Wednesday updated its crisis communication platform "AtHoc" with enhanced mobile alert functionality, upgraded map-based experiences for emergency operators and other performance improvements.

Trauma of Islamic State rule follows Iraqi women out of Mosul
| Reuters
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Trauma of Islamic State rule follows Iraqi women out of Mosul | Reuters

By Stephen Kalin | KHAZIR, Iraq KHAZIR, Iraq One wrong word to an Islamic State fighter in Mosul last year was all it took to set in motion a harrowing chain of events for an Iraqi woman who became so traumatised that she trembled in fear even after escaping the group's control.The widowed mother was being vetted to receive a pension from the ultra-hardline Islamists a few months after they seized the northern city in 2014 and turned it into the Iraqi capital of their self-styled caliphate."I made the mistake of telling them my husband had been a victim of terrorism," she said in an interview on Tuesday at a government-run camp in Khazir, east of Mosul.

Russia, Iran, Turkey say ready to broker Syria deal
| Reuters
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Russia, Iran, Turkey say ready to broker Syria deal | Reuters

By Maria Tsvetkova and Peter Hobson | MOSCOW MOSCOW Russia, Iran and Turkey said they were ready to help broker a Syrian peace deal after the three countries held talks in Moscow on Tuesday and adopted a declaration which set out the principles any agreement should adhere to.The countries made the announcement after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov hosted talks with his Iranian and Turkish counterparts and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu held parallel talks with his Iranian and Turkish opposite numbers.The document, which Shoigu called the "Moscow Declaration", said the trio were confident it would revive the moribund peace process. It also backed an expanded ceasefire.“Iran, Russia and Turkey are ready to facilitate the drafting of an agreement, which is already being negotiated, between the Syrian government and the opposition, and to become its guarantors," the declaration said."They (Iran, Russia and Turkey) have invited all other countries with influence over the situation on the ground to do the same (help get a deal)," it said.The move underlines the growing strength of Moscow's links with Tehran and Ankara, despite the murder on Monday of Russia's envoy to Turkey, and reflects Putin's desire to cement his country's growing influence in the Middle East and more widely.It also shows how fed up Russia is with what it sees as long and pointless talks with the Obama administration over Syria. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov last week dismissed those talks as "fruitless sitting around." 'REAL INFLUENCE ON GROUND' President Vladimir Putin said last week that he and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan were working to organise a new series of Syrian peace negotiations without the involvement of the United States or the United Nations

U.N. boosting Aleppo monitoring after Security Council vote
| Reuters
World

U.N. boosting Aleppo monitoring after Security Council vote | Reuters

By Stephanie Nebehay | GENEVA GENEVA The Syrian government has authorised the United Nations to send an additional 20 staff to east Aleppo, where they will monitor the continuing evacuation of thousands of people, a U.N. spokesman said on Tuesday."The task that has been given and mandated by the Security Council is to monitor and observe the evacuations," Jens Laerke told a news briefing in Geneva.The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously called for U.N