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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

U.S. fighter plane crashes in Virginia, pilot's fate unknown

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U.S. fighter plane crashes in Virginia, pilot's fate unknown

(Reuters) - A Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C fighter crashed in mountainous western Virginia on Wednesday and the fate of the pilot was unknown, officials said.The fighter plane went down shor...


U.S. fighter plane crashes in Virginia, pilot's fate unknown

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U.S. fighter plane crashes in Virginia, pilot's fate unknown

(Reuters) - A Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C fighter crashed in mountainous western Virginia on Wednesday and the fate of the pilot was unknown, officials said.The fighter plane went down shor...

Breakthrough hopes dented as Ukraine accuses Russia of new incursion

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Breakthrough hopes dented as Ukraine accuses Russia of new incursion

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine accused Russia of launching a new military incursion across its eastern border on Wednesday, as hopes quickly faded that Tuesday's talks between their two pres...

Health Ministry tracking 821 passengers for Ebola across India

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Health Ministry tracking 821 passengers for Ebola across India

New Delhi: The Health Ministry today said 821 passengers were being tracked for Ebola in the country withmost of them belonging to states of Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu."Today, 45 passenge...

Pakistan Rangers accuse India of 'blatant' ceasefire violation

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Pakistan Rangers accuse India of 'blatant' ceasefire violation

New Delhi: In an apparent case of pot calling kettle black, Pakistan Rangers today questioned theirborder-guarding counterpart BSF as to why they were "blatantly firing on Pakistani positions&quo...

Issues in Tihar jail: Delhi HC invites suggestions from city govt, NGO

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Issues in Tihar jail: Delhi HC invites suggestions from city govt, NGO

New Delhi: Suggestions were today invited by the Delhi High Court on various issues, including allegedtorture of inmates and circulation of drugs in Tihar Jail, saying it will issue directions later t...

Pakistan: Lawmakers of Imran Khan's PTI resign from Punjab province assembly

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Pakistan: Lawmakers of Imran Khan's PTI resign from Punjab province assembly

Lahore: Stepping up pressure on the Nawaz Sharif government, lawmakers of Imran Khan's party in thePunjab province assembly resigned today.Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly and Pakistan Tehreek...