WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED IV

Sharks, humans shared common ancestor 440 million years ago

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 04:03
A basking shark-like fish — only the size of a sardine — is helping paleontologists better understand the earliest branches of the vertebrate family tree.

Scientists publish 3D-printing plans for 200-million-year-old dinosaur skull

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 04:02
Anyone with access to a 3D printer can now create a replica of a 200-million-year-old dinosaur skull.

Few players have Srikanth's skill: Gopichand

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:30
If 2017 was a landmark year for Indian badminton, the credit goes largely to national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand whose role in guiding the cream of India's shuttlers resulted in numerous medals. Gopichand and his protege Kidambi Srikanth spoke to TOI about the year gone by and what lies ahead.

Genes that aid spinal cord healing in lamprey also present in humans

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:28
Many of the genes involved in natural repair of the injured spinal cord of the lamprey are also active in the repair of the peripheral nervous system in mammals, according to a study by a collaborative group of scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and other institutions.

Erdogan warns US against forming 'terror army' on its border with Syria

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:22
Turkey has warned the US it was ‘playing with fire’ over plans to set up a 30,000-strong force to police its border with Syria, saying it had tanks ready at the frontier.

At least six civilians are killed in Saudi airstrikes in Yemen's Hudaydah province

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:08
Saudi warplanes have launched a series of attacks on Yemen's western province of Hudaydah, killing at least six people.

Unchecked climate change is going to be stupendously expensive

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:01
Climate change is first and foremost a threat to human society.

Saudi forces shoot Shia youth to death in kingdom's Qatif region

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 02:50
Saudi Arabian troops have fatally shot a youth during operations carried out in the kingdom's Shia-populated Qatif region in Eastern Province.

US ‘policy of Armageddon’ means nuclear attack even against non-nuclear states (Video)

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 02:49
The United States will probably use its nuclear weapons even against a non-nuclear power, says an American author and political commentator, describing such policy as that of ‘Armageddon.’

Solar power plant to open at site of Chernobyl nuclear disaster

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 02:42
A solar energy plant will begin operating within weeks at the site of the Chernobyl disaster.

Iran flag flown at half-staff in Vienna

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 02:41
Concurrent with declaration of Monday as a national mourning day in Iran, its flag was flown at half-staff at the Iranian embassy in Vienna as a sign of respect to the victims of the oil tanker Sanchi and expressing sympathy with their families.

London ‘put to shame’ by New York fossil fuel divestment

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 02:31
London has been put to shame by New York’s decision to divest city pension funds from fossil fuel companies, according to climate campaigners who accuse the mayor, Sadiq Khan, of fudging a similar promise he made during his election campaign.

U-19 WC 2018, Live: India opt to field against PNG

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 01:07
Check live cricket score updates, ball by ball commentary, scorecard of ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup match between India and Papua New Guinea on Times of India

Med college scam: 'Prasad', temples, judge's words & 500% guarantee

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:31
'Prasad', 'luggage', 'stuff', 'bahis', 'gamlas': these mundane expressions, allegedly code for bribes, stand out in the conversations recorded by the CBI as part of its probe into the Lucknow medical college scam which is considered among the triggers of the troubles presently roiling the SC.

Oil flares; govt asks cos to keep price hikes 'low'

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 23:54
Fuel pricing reforms appear to be sputtering as state-run fuel retailers are moderating their daily upward revision in pump prices on verbal nudge from the oil ministry as global crude markets remain on fire.

Army kills four Pak soldiers, five JeM terrorists

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 23:07
The Army killed at least four Pakistani soldiers on Monday, including a major, as well as five Jaish-e-Muhammed terrorists in separate incidents as part of its strategy to "pro-actively dominate" the Line of Control.

Israel PM Netanyahu hails Narendra Modi as a 'revolutionary leader'

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:39
The strong bonding between PM Narendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu was in full display on Monday as the Israeli premier called Modi a "revolutionary leader" who had transformed India-Israel ties and the Indian PM reciprocated, promising big steps in cooperation in agriculture, science, and defence.

SC judges back to work post stormy morning meet

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:09
After Friday's tumultuous press conference by the four most senior judges of the Supreme Court where they alleged that sensitive cases were being assigned to 'select benches', all the judges gathered for the first time on Monday morning for the customary tea before the day's work.

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