Daniel Radcliffe at "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" New York City Premiere - ArrivalsSubmitted by Kiran Pahwa on Wed, 08/10/2011 - 13:44.
London, Dec 30 : A large re-insurance company has determined that natural disasters killed more than 220,000 people in 2008, making it one of the most devastating years on record and underlining the need for a global climate deal.
According to a report in the Telegraph, although the number of natural disasters was lower than in 2007, the catastrophes proved to be more deadly and more expensive, Germany-based Munich Re said in its annual assessment.
Most devastating in terms of human fatalities was Cyclone Nargis, which lashed Burma in early May, killing more than 135,000 people and leave more than one million homeless.
Chennai, Dec 23 : Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK Wednesday won by a comfortable margin in two assembly constituencies where by-polls were held Dec 19, the Election Commission said.
Anita Radhakrishnan, the party's candidate for the Tiruchendur assembly seat secured more than 46,000 votes over AIADMK rival while DMK's Vandavasi candidate Kamalakannan won with a margin of around 38,000 votes.
While AIADMK's candidates came second in both the constituencies, Vijayakant's DMDK lost deposits on both the seats.
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Athens - Greece prides itself on its history as the cradle of democracy and has long used that fact as a major tourism draw.
However, an influx of activist democracy that some say has gone too far - ongoing strikes paired with almost daily street demonstrations since last December - has been putting a crimp in that tourism industry.
Businesses, luxury hotels and automated teller machines are boarded up, access to Athens' ancient city centre is cut off to traffic and riot police stand guard at every street corner.
Sydney - The 31 containers lost overboard when the Pacific Adventurer was buffeted by a storm off Australia's east coast a week ago would be hard to recover, an expert said Wednesday.
The Navy mine hunter HMAS Yarra was sent to look for the lost boxes of ammonium nitrate after an aerial survey failed to find them.
Greg Boller from the ocean-monitoring firm Tide Tech said the containers could have travelled 700 kilometres from the scene of the accident and be nearer Sydney than Brisbane.
Dina Eastwood at 1st Annual Museum of Tolerance International Film Festival Awards Presentation Gala - ArrivalsSubmitted by Kiran Pahwa on Sat, 12/04/2010 - 14:13.
London, June 17 : Automated landing on aircraft-carriers can be made possible if both the ship and the aircraft are in sync with each other via GPS, say scientists.
An aircraft carrier is a warship designed with a primary mission of deploying and recovering aircraft, acting as a sea-going airbase.
However, landing on an aircraft carrier is quite tricky and dangerous as complex movements of both aircraft and ship need to be considered.
For instance, while an aircraft carrier is heaving, swaying and pitching, right at that very moment the aircraft would also be pitching, yawing and rolling. Still the pilot has to successfully land the aircraft on to the carrier with precision.
Washington, Oct. 23 : The US Senate has approved a defence bill for Pakistan with added restrictions that the military assistance being provided to that country should not ‘upset the balance of power’ in the region.
The added restrictions clearly indicate that the aid being provided to Pakistan should be utilized exactly for the purpose it is sent for, and not for piling up arms to threaten neighbour country- India.
London, Nov 19 : One of the Bangaldeshi twins separated in a 25-hour operation in Australia has awoken from an induced coma.
Trishna and Krishna, who were rescued from an orphanage in Bangladesh two years ago and brought to Australia where they have been nursed back to health, were separated by a team of 16 surgeons, doctors and nurses at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.
Neurosurgeon Wirginia Maxiner said Trisha, who is almost three, was doing remarkably well, reports The Telegraph.
New Delhi, Nov 20 : External Affairs Ministry on Thursday justified naval action against Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden.
The Indian Navy Warship, INS Tabar, armed with supersonic BrahMos (PJ-10) anti-ship cruise missiles, sank a pirate vessel off the Somali coast after an exchange of fire with the pirates on Tuesday.
This is second successful operation of the naval ship against the pirates in Gulf of Aden, recently.
mario Lopez at Mario Lopez Signs Copies of "Mario Lopez's Knockout Workout" at Barnes & Noble in Los AngelesSubmitted by Kiran Pahwa on Wed, 11/19/2008 - 01:59.
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