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 […]

Second HIV remission patient rekindles cure hope

For just the second time ever an HIV patient is in sustained remission from the virus in what was hailed by experts Tuesday as proof that the AIDS-causing condition could one day be curable. Ten years almost to the day since the first confirmed case of an HIV-infected […]

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 […]

Trump scraps trade privilege for India; Delhi plays down impact

WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI – U.S. President Donald Trump looked set to open a new front in his trade wars on Monday with a plan to end preferential trade treatment for India that allows duty-free entry for up to $5.6 billion worth of its exports to the United States. India […]

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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