The one-sided US veto

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US President Barack Obama’s decision to use the US’ veto prerogative if the United Nations votes to recognise a Palestinian state will constitute a blow to those seeking peace in the Middle East. His administration’s claim that peace can only be achieved through dialogue and consent rather than through unilateral […]

Quake hits vast Himalayan region killing 63

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Young monks walk past a damaged house after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake in the northeastern Indian city of Gangtok September 19, 2011. Soldiers and rescuers hiked in lashing rain to isolated Himalayan villages on Monday in search of survivors after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake on Sunday which killed 54 people […]

Farmers flee as world’s deadliest volcano rumbles

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Bold farmers in Indonesia routinely ignore orders to evacuate the slopes of live volcanoes, but those living on Tambora took no chances when history’s deadliest mountain rumbled ominously this month. Villagers like Hasanuddin Sanusi have heard since they were young how the mountain they call home once blew apart in […]

New biofuel? Orange peel turned into oil

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WASHINGTON: Believe it or not, a scientist in UK has built a microwave which he claims can turn orange peel into oil. James Clark at the University of York says the highpowered microwave could break down the molecules in fruit peel to release gases that could be collected and…