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Australian farmer discovers 100 mln year old dinosaur fossil

Sydney, April 21: An Australian farmer has found the remains of a 100 million-year-old dinosaur on his property. The giant marine predator dominated Australia’s great inland sea and Robert Hacon said he was very surprised to discover such a rare creature. Hacon, from Queensland, in northern Australia, told the Brisbane Times on Tuesday he dug up the 1.6m jaw of a Kronosaurus Queenslandicus,... 

17 bodies recovered from Everest base camp, Google executive found dead

Kathmandu, Apr 26: Seventeen bodies have been recovered on Mount Everest base camp after a severe earthquake on Saturday set off an avalanche, making it the deadliest disaster in the history of mountaineering on the world’s highest peak. Sixty-one people were injured when part of the base camp was engulfed by the snowslide, Ang Tshering Sherpa, president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association,... 

MH17 victims’ bodies reach Ukraine government-controlled city

Donetsk/Kiev/Moscow, July 22: A refrigerated train carrying the bodies of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crash victims arrived Tuesday in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine as Russia and Ukraine welcomed a UN resolution calling for an independent investigation into the horrific tragedy. The train, with 16 representatives of the Netherlands, Malaysia and the Organisation for... 

One-third of world’s food wasted annually: UN

Cape Town, Sep 13: One-third of the world’s food is wasted annually, amounting to some 1.3 billion tonnes each year, according to a UN report released here on Thursday. The waste is causing economic losses of $750 billion and significant damage to the environment, Xinhua reported citing United Nations Information Centre Pretoria (UNIC Pretoria) as stating in the report. The report, ‘Food... 
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40 kids dead in Egypt train-bus collision

  Cairo, Nov 17 :  At least 47 people, including 40 school children, were killed in Egypt Saturday when a train collided with the bus in which the pupils were travelling, media reports said. The crash took place around 8 a.m. in southern Egypt’s Asyut governorate, Xinhua reported citing Ahram online. At least 13 other people were injured and admitted to hospital, the health ministry said. Asyut... 

Fresh mandate for ‘Chavismo’ draws Bolivarian salute

Caracas, Oct 9: Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez won yet another re-election, defeating Henrique Capriles and gaining six more years to cement his legacy. With about 90 per cent of the votes counted, Mr. Chavez had more than 54 per cent to Mr. Capriles’ 45 per cent. Eighty-one per cent of the nearly 19 million registered voters cast ballots – one of the largest turnouts in years –... 

Peru destroys record 50 ton marijuana

Lima, Aug 5: Peruvian police announced that they have destroyed more than 50 tonnes of marijuana. This is a new record in marijuana haul. In an operation lasting five days, the police say they located a record 207,000 marijuana plants in two central regions of the country. According to a report released this week by the US Office of National Drug Control Policy, Peru is the top cocaine producer in... 

Oil passes $107 on violence in Libya, Bahrain

Singapore, Feb 22: Brent prices broke past $107 in Asian trade Tuesday as violence in Libya and Bahrain threatened to destabilise the key oil-producing Middle East and North African region, analysts said. Brent North Sea crude for delivery in April gained $1.53 to $107.27 per barrel in the afternoon, surpassing two-year highs reached on Monday. New York’s main contract, light sweet crude for... 

Multiple deaths after earthquake hits New Zealand

Melbourne, Feb. 22: Several people were feared dead as a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand’s southern city of Christchurch early today, damaging buildings and sending thousands of panicked people rushing into the streets. New Zealand media reported that there had been “multiple” fatalities at several locations after the quake hit around 12.51 pm local time five kilometres... 

Libya unrest: Dozens reported killed in Tripoli, Gaddafi’s son warns of civil war

Tripoli, Feb. 22: Dozens of people were reported killed in Tripoli overnight as anti-government protests reached the Libyan capital for the first time and the building where the country’s parliament meets was ablaze. One of Muammar Gaddafi’s sons said the veteran leader would fight the popular revolt that has shaken his 40-year rule until “the last man standing.” Anti-government...