Day: March 5, 2019

Russia’s Arctic plans add to polar bears’ climate woes

Last month’s visit by roaming polar bears that put a Russian village on lockdown may be just the beginning. For as Moscow steps up its activity in the warming Arctic, conflict with the rare species is likely to increase. More than 50 bears approached Belyushya Guba, a village […]

Pak’s claims on Indian submarine false propaganda: Navy

New Delhi, May 5: The Indian Navy on Tuesday dismissed as “false propaganda” Pakistan’s claim that it had thwarted an attempt by an Indian submarine to enter the country’s territorial waters. In a statement, the Pakistan Navy claimed in Islamabad that it used specialised skills to ward off the […]

India cites ‘active mobile phones’ to back air strike casualty claim

NEW DELHI  – An Indian government surveillance agency had detected 300 active mobile phones at a suspected militant camp in Pakistan that India says its fighter jets bombed last week, the interior minister said on Tuesday, seeking to quell rising doubts about the success of the operation. “Some […]

India, Pakistan resume barter trade amid tension in contested Kashmir

SRINAGAR – India and Pakistan resumed barter trade at a border crossing in Kashmir on Tuesday, an Indian official said, but tension in the contested region continued with a general strike and more fighting between Indian security forces and separatists. Hostilities between the nuclear-armed neighbours escalated dramatically late […]

Unusual alliance in Sri Lanka forged to save blue whales

When the feeding grounds of blue whales overlap with busy shipping lanes, business interests often supersede those of the endangered marine mammals. But in Sri Lanka, an unusual alliance has been forged: conservationists and shipping companies have aligned in a bid to move the heavily-trafficked lane about 28 […]

House panel opens sweeping probe of Trump, his associates

WASHINGTON — Democrats launched a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump, an aggressive investigation that threatens to shadow the president through the 2020 election season with potentially damaging inquiries into his White House, campaign and family businesses. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Monday his panel was […]

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