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March 29, 2017
UAV NEWS
China to open first drone factory in Saudi Arabia



Washington (UPI) Mar 27, 2017
China will soon construct the first unmanned aerial vehicle factory in the Middle East following a meeting with Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The New Arab reports Saudi Arabia granted the Chinese permission to move forward with the plan when the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology signed a partnership agreement with China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. Earlier in March, Chinese and Saudi Arabian government officials signaled closer ties by for ... read more

EARTH OBSERVATION
China to launch new weather satellite in second half of 2017
Beijing (XNA) Mar 27, 2017
China will launch a new meteorological satellite in the second half of this year, which will be capable of detecting auroras, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced ... more
TAIWAN NEWS
Taiwan NGO worker detained by Chinese security units: wife
Taipei (AFP) March 28, 2017
A Taiwanese NGO worker who promoted democracy in China and went missing after visiting the mainland earlier this month has been detained there, his wife said Tuesday. ... more
WAR REPORT
China holds military drills near restive Myanmar border
Beijing (AFP) March 28, 2017
China's army held drills near its border with Myanmar on Tuesday, state media reported, in a show of strength from Beijing following weeks of clashes between ethnic rebels and Myanmar's military. ... more
CYBER WARS
VPN users in China megacity Chongqing face fines
Beijing (AFP) March 28, 2017
People in the Chinese megacity Chongqing could be fined for using VPNs to jump over the country's "Great Firewall" that blocks access to forbidden websites from Google to Facebook. ... more
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Japan loans Manila military planes for South China Sea
Manila (AFP) March 27, 2017
The Philippines Monday took delivery of two Japanese military surveillance aircraft to help it patrol vital sea lanes in the South China Sea, despite Manila's increasingly conciliatory stance to Beijing's claims over the disputed waters. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Transgenic plants against malaria
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Mar 29, 2017
Since the ancient times, mankind has used plants to treat diseases. An example is the plant Artemisia annua, used for over 2,000 years in traditional Chinese medicine to treat intermittent fevers. N ... more
EARLY EARTH
Scientists make new discovery about bird evolution
New York NY (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
In a new paper published in National Science Review, a team of scientists from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, the Shandong Tianyu Museum of Nature, and the Nanjing I ... more
WATER WORLD
Corals die as global warming collides with local weather in the South China Sea
Cape Cod MA (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
In the South China Sea, a 2C rise in the sea surface temperature in June 2015 was amplified to produce a 6C rise on Dongsha Atoll, a shallow coral reef ecosystem, killing approximately 40 percent of ... more
SINO DAILY
Australia-based professor blocked from leaving China
Beijing (AFP) March 27, 2017
A prominent Chinese-born academic at a Sydney university was stuck in southern China on Monday after being prevented from flying home to Australia, according to his lawyer. ... more
SINO DAILY
Hong Kong targets activists day after vote
Hong Kong (AFP) March 27, 2017
Police cracked down on Hong Kong democracy activists Monday charging them over the Umbrella Movement mass protests, a day after a pro-Beijing candidate was chosen as the city's new leader. ... more


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DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to build fences in New York
New York (AFP) March 27, 2017
The Chinese activist artist Ai Weiwei will build dozens of fences in New York for an exhibition opening in October that focuses on walls that divide people and mark borders. ... more
FARM NEWS
Brazil tainted meat: Three key markets resume imports
Brasilia (AFP) March 25, 2017
Brazil won a major victory Saturday in the fight to restore credibility amid a tainted meat scandal, with key markets China, Egypt and Chile lifting their bans on its products. ... more
SINO DAILY
Dead dictators draw Hong Kong art crowds
Hong Kong (AFP) March 24, 2017
A "breathing" Fidel Castro is among several ex-communist leaders gathered in Hong Kong this week - one of the world's centres of capitalism - as part of a cheeky exhibition at Art Basel. ... more
SINO DAILY
Chinese police detain care centre head after 21 deaths
Beijing (AFP) March 23, 2017
A care centre director in southern China, where 21 people including a 15-year-old autistic boy died over winter, is now in police custody, local media reported Thursday, amid public outrage. ... more

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China Develops Spaceship Capable of Moon Landing
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
Chinese state media is reporting that the country's space program has developed a craft capable of both landing on the moon and flying in low-Earth orbit. The new spacecraft is claimed to be able to accommodate multiple astronauts, according to spaceship engineer Zhang Bainian, who Science and Technology Daily cited as comparing the forthcoming ship to the Orion craft currently in developm ... more
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Geneva (AFP) March 28, 2017
WTO hands China partial win over EU in poultry spat
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Brussels (AFP) March 27, 2017
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Chinese growth stabilised in the third quarter, data showed Wednesday, as ample credit and hot property markets propped up the world's second-largest economy. But while the forecast-beating reading was in line with state targets, it came as experts warned that authorities have relied too much on easy credit, which has in turn increased financial risks. The economy grew 6.7 percent in Jul ... more
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New talks on eve of Tillerson visit
Brussels (AFP) March 28, 2017
NATO ambassadors will meet the Russian envoy on Thursday in a new bid to ease tensions on the eve of the alliance's first talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The ambassadors will discuss the crisis in Ukraine as well as Afghanistan's security, and terrorism in the region, a NATO official said. "Following consultations with the members of the NATO-Russia Council (NRC), I have ... more
Washington (AFP) March 28, 2017
US general seeks weapons support for Ukraine
Manila (AFP) March 27, 2017
Japan loans Manila military planes for South China Sea
Washington (AFP) March 27, 2017
US Senate advances approval of Montenegro into NATO
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Japan high court rules nuclear reactors can restart
Tokyo (AFP) March 28, 2017
A Japanese appeals court on Tuesday ruled that a pair of nuclear reactors halted by a lower court order can be restarted, in a victory for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's energy policy. Japan shut down all of its reactors after the Fukushima nuclear crisis in 2011, relying on imported fossil fuels to power its economy. Due to public opposition, only a handful have since been restarted. But A ... more
Tokyo (AFP) March 15, 2017
Loss-hit Toshiba nosedives on fears about future
London, UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
The EIC and Nuclear AMRC sign MoU
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
German energy company RWE evolving for success
UK targets WhatsApp encryption after London attack
London (AFP) March 26, 2017
The British government said Sunday that its security services must have access to encrypted messaging applications such as WhatsApp, as it revealed that the service was used by the man behind the parliament attack. Khalid Masood, the 52-year-old Briton who killed four people in a rampage in Westminster on Wednesday before being shot dead, reportedly used the Facebook-owned service moments be ... more
Beijing (AFP) March 28, 2017
VPN users in China megacity Chongqing face fines
Washington (AFP) March 21, 2017
Twitter suspends more accounts linked to 'terrorism'
Washington (AFP) March 16, 2017
Russia runs up cyber score against US with Yahoo, election hacks
Japan high court rules nuclear reactors can restart
Tokyo (AFP) March 28, 2017
A Japanese appeals court on Tuesday ruled that a pair of nuclear reactors halted by a lower court order can be restarted, in a victory for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's energy policy. Japan shut down all of its reactors after the Fukushima nuclear crisis in 2011, relying on imported fossil fuels to power its economy. Due to public opposition, only a handful have since been restarted. But A ... more
Tokyo (AFP) March 15, 2017
Loss-hit Toshiba nosedives on fears about future
London, UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
The EIC and Nuclear AMRC sign MoU
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
German energy company RWE evolving for success
Mega-wind farm offshore Denmark clears hurdle
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Danish plans to build one of the larger wind farms in European territorial waters are in line with competition and environmental goals there, a governing body said. Denmark in February told the European Commission it was offering state-backed premiums for the price of electricity to support the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm. Margrethe Vestager, the European commissioner in charge of ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Mar 16, 2017
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London (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
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Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light
Houston TX (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
Rice University scientists have created an efficient, simple-to-manufacture oxygen-evolution catalyst that pairs well with semiconductors for solar water splitting, the conversion of solar energy to chemical energy in the form of hydrogen and oxygen. The lab of Kenton Whitmire, a Rice professor of chemistry, teamed up with researchers at the University of Houston and discovered that growin ... more
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US leads boycott of nuclear weapons ban talks
United Nations, United States (AFP) March 27, 2017
More than 100 countries on Monday launched the first UN talks aimed at achieving a legally binding ban on nuclear weapons, as Washington led an international boycott of a process it deems unrealistic. Before the conference had even begun, the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, spoke out to reject the proposal in the light of current global security threats. "As a mom and a daughter th ... more
Seoul (AFP) March 22, 2017
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Washington (AFP) March 23, 2017
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Washington (AFP) March 23, 2017
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U.S. Army studies 'third arm' device for soldiers
Washington (UPI) Mar 27, 2017
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory is studying the use of a body-worn weapons mount for soldiers to carry and fire their weapons. The prototype mount is made of composite materials, weighs less than four pounds and is attached to a soldier's protective vest. "We're looking at a new way for the soldier to interface with the weapon," Zac Wingard, a mechanical engineer for the lab's ... more
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Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
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Trump pressured to approve defense deals with India
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Two U.S. Senators have penned letters to President Donald Trump encouraging him to green light two pending defense deals with the Indian government. The letters, written by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas and Mark Warner, D-Va., were addressed to U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis and U.S. State Secretary Rex Tillerson. The first letter calls for the approval of a plan to co-produce F ... more
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Printable device points toward sensor-laden robot skin
Boston MA (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
In this age of smartphones and tablet computers, touch-sensitive surfaces are everywhere. They're also brittle, as people with cracked phone screens everywhere can attest. Covering a robot - or an airplane or a bridge - with sensors will require a technology that is both flexible and cost-effective to manufacture in bulk. A team of researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligenc ... more
Washington (AFP) March 26, 2017
Tech world debate on robots and jobs heats up
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Quadruped robot exhibits spontaneous changes in step with speed
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
Kraken Sonar Systems gains funding for robotics project
Paris mayor orders cleanliness blitz
Paris (AFP) March 27, 2017
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Monday unveiled a grand plan to clean up the French capital, putting teeth into the campaign by stepping up enforcement operations. The city will be "uncompromising with those who sully the public space," she said, addressing one of the main complaints of residents and tourists alike. The Socialist mayor said the squad of police handing out fines - dubbed the ... more
Bogota (AFP) March 27, 2017
Colombian town votes against gold mine, in vain
Basque Country, Spain (SPX) Mar 29, 2017
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Minneapolis, MN (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
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Taiwan NGO worker detained by Chinese security units: wife
Taipei (AFP) March 28, 2017
A Taiwanese NGO worker who promoted democracy in China and went missing after visiting the mainland earlier this month has been detained there, his wife said Tuesday. Lee Ming-cheh, 42, "lost contact" on March 19 after he entered the southeastern Chinese city of Zhuhai from Macau, according to Taiwan's government. The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), Taiwan's top policy-making body on C ... more
Taipei (AFP) March 24, 2017
Taiwan NGO worker 'missing in China'
Beijing (AFP) March 20, 2017
China warns US over arms sales to Taiwan
Taipei (AFP) March 16, 2017
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US air strike in Afghanistan killed senior Qaeda leader: official
Washington (AFP) March 26, 2017
A senior Al-Qaeda commander linked to major attacks in Pakistan including the bombing of a luxury hotel and an assault on a cricket team has been killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan, Washington said Saturday. Qari Yasin, a member of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan group (Pakistani Taliban), was killed on March 19 in Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province, the Pentagon said. "The death ... more
Kirkuk, Iraq (AFP) March 28, 2017
Disputed Iraqi province votes to fly Kurdish flag
Islamabad (AFP) March 28, 2017
Pakistan extends secret military courts
Moscow (AFP) March 24, 2017
Russia denies supplying Taliban after NATO claim


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