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Farming underground: Fight against climate change

15 Jun 2018 | 5:26 PM

La Paz, Bolivia, June 15 (UNI) The Andean Plateau or the Altiplano is one of the largest and highest plateaus in the world where Bolivian farmers are going underground in order to protect their crops from drought, flash floods and increasing temperatures, says a BBC News report.

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Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years

Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years

14 Jun 2018 | 4:46 PM

London, June 14 (UNI) Antarctica is shedding ice at an accelerating rate, according to a BBC News report.

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One in five UK mammals at risk of extinction

One in five UK mammals at risk of extinction

13 Jun 2018 | 4:24 PM

London, June 13 (UNI) The red squirrel, the wildcat, and the grey long-eared bat are all facing severe threats to their survival, says a BBC News report quoting a new research.

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Paraguay’s elimination of malaria shows what is possible

Paraguay’s elimination of malaria shows what is possible

12 Jun 2018 | 3:05 PM

United Nations, June 12 (UNI) Paraguay has successfully eliminated malaria, the United Nations health agency has announced, highlighting that the major milestone offers lessons to other countries aiming to control the mosquito-borne sickness.

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Defence Park in Dalhousie is new tourist hotspot

Defence Park in Dalhousie is new tourist hotspot

06 Jun 2018 | 11:29 AM

Shimla, Jun 6 (UNI) Defence Park, situated in the sprawling campus of Dalhousie Public School at the popular hill station on the western edge of the snow-capped Dhauladhar mountain range of Himalayas, is emerging as a new tourist destination.

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World Environment Day Less plastic, more life

World Environment Day Less plastic, more life

04 Jun 2018 | 9:24 PM

By Priyanshu Singh New Delhi, June 4 (UNI) Can we think of a plastic-free life? In the time it takes Hardik Pandya to bowl an over in a cricket match, four garbage trucks worth of plastic get dumped into the oceans, according to an United Nations study. India is the global host of 2018 World Environment Day, taking place on June 5, with 'Beat Plastic Pollution' as the theme. But the nation has a poor track record to control this menace to humanity.Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his 44th episode of 'Mann Ki Baat', stressed on environment pollution and climate change.

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North Koreans dare to criticise 'vampire leader'

North Koreans dare to criticise 'vampire leader'

30 May 2018 | 3:25 PM

Seoul, May 30 (UNI) Speaking to ordinary citizens inside North Korea is almost impossible, with visitors heavily policed and communication with the outside world blocked.

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Gun-loving Iceland hasn't had shooting murder in more than 10 yrs

Gun-loving Iceland hasn't had shooting murder in more than 10 yrs

29 May 2018 | 6:16 PM

Reykjavik, Iceland, May 29 (UNI) Like many of his countrymen, Olaf Garðar Garðarsson is eager to get his hands on a rifle.

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Lewinsky and Daniels: Political scandals across two eras

Lewinsky and Daniels: Political scandals across two eras

28 May 2018 | 5:58 PM

Undated, May 28 (UNI) In the 1990s, an affair between US President Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky caused a global furore and an impeachment.

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Zhao Kangmin: The man who 'discovered' China's terracotta army

Zhao Kangmin: The man who 'discovered' China's terracotta army

26 May 2018 | 12:23 PM

Beijing, May 26 (UNI) When archaeologist Zhao Kangmin picked up the phone in April 1974, all he was told was that a group of farmers digging a well nearby had found some relics.

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Has US-NK summit crumbled after China lined up against it?

Has US-NK summit crumbled after China lined up against it?

25 May 2018 | 3:40 PM

Beijing, May 25 (UNI) Why did Kim Jong-un recently harden his demands for the summit and stop working on plans for the Singapore meeting with White House and State Department officials?
The answer, according to senior administration officials and outside experts, is China, according to an NBC News analysis.

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Abortion is legal in Italy — so why are women being refused?

Abortion is legal in Italy — so why are women being refused?

23 May 2018 | 6:03 PM

Rome, May 23 (UNI) Women’s abortion rights in Italy are the worst they have been since the 1970s as a civil war rages on the issue, campaigners claim according to an Euronews report.

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Delhi will be world’s most populous city by 2028, says UN report

Delhi will be world’s most populous city by 2028, says UN report

17 May 2018 | 3:32 PM

New Delhi, May 17 (UNI) The Indian capital will be the most populous city on the planet by 2028, says a new UN report.

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Rohingyas: Surge in births traumatic legacy of sexual violence

12 May 2018 | 1:07 PM

United Nations, May 12 (UNI) Late last year, as violent repression in Myanmar sent Rohingyas fleeing to safety in Bangladesh, women from the mainly Muslim minority were subjected to what a United Nations official called “a frenzy of sexual violence”.

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B'desh: Road accidents claim 40k lives in five years

B'desh: Road accidents claim 40k lives in five years

11 May 2018 | 6:19 PM

By Mir Afroz Zaman
Dhaka, May 11 (UNI) At least 40,000 people were killed and 600,000 others got crippled in road accidents across the Bangladesh over the last five years, Accident Research Institute (ARI) of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) sources told UNI on Friday.

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