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China, India increasingly drive energy demand

China, India increasingly drive energy demand

Nov 12, – China is close to becoming the world’s largest oil importer, while India will turn into the leading importer of coal in the next decade to lead the Asian surge, the Paris-based IEA said in its 2013 World Energy Outlook. China and India are increasingly driving world energy demand as the United States’ […]

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Antarctic ozone hole slightly smaller than average

Antarctic ozone hole slightly smaller than average

The hole in Earth’s protective ozone layer in Antarctica this year was slightly smaller than average in recent decades, US space agency NASA said. The average size of the hole was 21 million sq km in September-October 2013, while the average size measured since the mid-1990s was 22.5 million sq km, reported Xinhua Friday citing […]

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Will Smith film ‘After Earth’ crashes at US box office

Will Smith film ‘After Earth’ crashes at US box office

June 5, – ‘Fast & Furious 6’ remained atop the North America box office for a second weekend, figures showed Monday, but the big story was the spectacular flop for Will Smith’s ‘After Earth.’ The post-apocalyptic sci-fi adventure, co-starring the Hollywood veteran’s son Jaden, made a less-than-stellar $27.5 million to be pushed into third place, […]

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Assad: transition talks are internal matter US has no right to interfere in his country’s politics

Assad: transition talks are internal matter US has no right to interfere in his country’s politics

May 19, AP – BEIRUT — In the capital Damascus, a car bomb killed at least three people and wounded five, according to Syrian state TV. It said bomb experts dismantled other explosives in the area. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an activist group, said eight people were killed, including four members of […]

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Bangladesh factory collapse death toll hits 1,034

Bangladesh factory collapse death toll hits 1,034

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The death toll from a garment factory building that collapsed more than two weeks ago outside the Bangladeshi capital soared past 1,000 on Friday, while the list of the dead from a fresh fire at a sweater manufacturer showed the entanglement of the industry and top Bangladeshi officials. Officials said 1,034 […]

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