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Intense and destructive storms are likely to occur more frequently as global warming intensifies, Greenpeace said Saturday."Such intense and destructive storms are likely to become more frequent in the future as global warming intensifies. India member Biswajit Mohanty.According to the organisation, cyclone Phailin which is expected to hit the coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh is likely to be the strongest such to affect India in 14 years, since the 1999 Odisha cyclone."Since governments have refused to deal with climate change and instead allow the pumping of ever more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, global temperatures will continue to increase, said Mohanty."Scientists expect tropical cyclones in some regions to become more intense with increased rainfall and wind speed, posing an even greater threat," he added.IANS

Pakistani man accused of attempting to rape Indian boy

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Pakistani man accused of attempting to rape Indian boy

Dubai: A 57-year-old Pakistani man has been accused of luring an 11-year-old Indian schoolboy to the washroom of a mosque in Dubai and attempting to rape him. According to the charge-sheet, the suspec...


Defence ministry recommends Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag as new Army Chief

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Defence ministry recommends Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag as new Army Chief

New Delhi: Notwithstanding objections by BJP, the defence ministry is going ahead with the process of appointing the new Army Chief and has recommended the name of Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Dalb...

BJP pulls up Giriraj Singh for comments on Modi critics

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BJP pulls up Giriraj Singh for comments on Modi critics

New Delhi: BJP today distanced itself fromits Bihar leader Giriraj Singh's 'back Narendra Modi or go toPakistan' remark with the party saying that he has beenconveyed the "displeasure" of th...

41 killed in Pakistan bus accident

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41 killed in Pakistan bus accident

Islamabad: At least 41 people were killed and many others were injured when a passenger bus hit a truck-trailer in Pakistan's south Sukkur district.The accident took place near Pano Akil town of the S...

Eight months after murder, police fail to arrest Dabholkar's killers

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Eight months after murder, police fail to arrest Dabholkar's killers

Pune (Maharashtra): The sensational murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar is yet to be solved eight months after he was was gunned down while on a morning walk here, creating a nationwide furore.Tw...

Prosecutors extend Korea ferry captain's detention as death toll mounts

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Prosecutors extend Korea ferry captain's detention as death toll mounts

JINDO/MOKPO South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors investigating a ferry disaster said on Sunday they would seek to extend the detention of the ship's captain and two other crew by 10 days a...

Syria frees abducted French journalists after 10 months

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Syria frees abducted French journalists after 10 months

London: Four French journalists kidnapped in Syria almost a year ago have been freed, French President Francois Hollande said Saturday.Edouard Elias, Didier Franois, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres we...