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Hot spots for world's powerful earthquakes identified

Researchers have pinpointed the locations -- like Indonesia's Sumatra Island -- where the world's largest earthquakes are most likely to take place, with greater accuracy than ever before. The......

Moderate quake hits Sumatra island

An earthquake of moderate intensity rattled the Indonesian island of Sumatra late Friday night, the Meteorological Department said Saturday.Quake hits North IndiaThe temblor, measuring 5.4 on the......

Strong quake hits Sumatra

A strong earthquake rocked a large swath of Indonesia's Sumatra Island today, shaking buildings and causing panic, witnesses and a meteorological official said.Officials were still measuring the......

5.8-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

A strong earthquake struck off the northern coast of Sumatra island in Indonesia on Friday morning, seismologists in Hong Kong said.The 5.8-magnitude quake's epicenter was about 290 km southwest of......

Moderate quake hits Sumatra, Myanmar

An earthquake of moderate intensity shook Indonesia's Sumatra Island on Tuesday, the Indian Meteorological Department said.The tremor, measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale, occurred at 2040 hours......

Calamities make world economy poorer by $50 bn

It is not just the financial turmoil that consumed billions of dollars but also natural catastrophe, and such disastrous incidents resulting in global economic losses to the tune of $50 billion......

Myanmar pipelines confirm China's place in Bay

Come September, and China will begin to lay parallel oil and natural gas pipelines from the Kyaukpyu deep-sea port on Myanmar's Arakan coast in the Bay of Bengal, all the way up north-east to......

Tea, world's 2nd most popular beverage

Tea is the second most popular beverage in the world, after water. It is estimated that somewhere between 18 and 20 billion 6 oz. cups of tea are drunk daily on our planet.An extension of numbers......

India woos South Korean oil cos

India on Monday invited South Korean oil companies to invest in the country's upstream and refining sector and also work jointly to explore opportunities in other countries."We have invited them to......

Uniting against a tsunami

But for the tsunami, the four Sumatrans whom an Indian coast guard vessel rescued near Great Nicobar's Campbell Bay would have been arrested and thrown into jail. The wrath of wind and wave had......

South Korea face Japan in Asian Cup sideshow

Games between South Korea and Japan are traditionally fierce, passionate affairs, but Saturday's clash for third place at the Asian Cup is unlikely to set pulses racing. The two regional soccer......

Federer calls for tsunami relief effort

World number one Roger Federer led calls for tennis to join other sports in raising money for victims of the south Asian tsunami disaster.Federer said tennis players should follow the example set......

Kolkata likely venue for charity game

Kolkata's Eden Gardens is the likely venue for next month's return game between a World team and an Asia XI to raise funds for victims of the south Asian tsunami disaster. "The ACC wants the match......
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Sailing through the Northeast passage

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Over 300,000 Indonesians fall ill due to haze

Over 300,000 Indonesians were reported suffering from respiratory illnesses due to worsening haze conditions, the health ministry said on... ...
Malaysia PM

Kuala Lumpur : Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has asked Indonesia to act against the people setting forest fires that has blanketed... ...
Malaysia Prime Minister Urges Indonesia to Tackle Fires, Haze Drifts to Thai Sky

16:12 IST File photo of Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak. (Reuters) Jakarta : Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has called on Indonesia... ...
Malaysia shuts schools as haze worsens

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 4: Malaysian authorities on Sunday ordered schools to remain closed for two days due to health risks posed by the worsening... ...

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