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Pack your bags! These are the top countries to live in 2018
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Pack your bags! These are the top countries to live in 2018

According to a UN report, people live long, healthy lives in these 12 countries. A lonely vessel passing the skyline of Hong Kong Island.Photograph: Chris Zielecki/Creative Commons The United Nations(UN) has released its annual Human Development Report, which ranks where people live long, healthy lives -- in other words, the countries that are best to live in. In its report, the UN said that the world is becoming a better place to live. Although 800 million people in the world still go to ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago

Thousands of carob trees planted as Cyprus revives 'black

Nearly 6,000 carob trees were planted today in Cyprus as the Mediterranean island seeks to revive its tradition of producing "black gold".We're going to plant 40,000 carob trees before the end of March," said Constantine Christophides, a professor at the ...
 Business Standard1 month ago
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Robert Pattinson reveals why he didn't attend university

Actor Robert Pattinson has revealed that he missed out on continuing his studies as he had signed on a role in the Harry Potter series. The Twilight star played Cedric Diggory in the movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire . During an interview to Time Out ...
 DNA2 months ago

Centenary celebrations of St Sebastian Church from Jan 19

The centenary celebrations of St Sebastian Church at Permannur in Thokkottu will be held from January 19 to 21. Addressing a press meet here on Wednesday, Parish Priest Fr J B Saldanha said that the Institution Day will be celebrated on January 19 followed by ...
 Deccan Herald4 days ago

Nature bytes

Decrease in Himalayan glaciers Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology and National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee have found that the number of glaciers has decreased in a span of 35 years. The findings were published in 2017 in the journal ...
 Deccan Herald2 weeks ago
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Challenges for Indian Cricket in 2018

The year 2017 was very productive for Indian cricket. The Indian side had success on their tours to the West Indies and Sri Lanka, and they handsomely demolished England, Australia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at home. While India became the number one side in ...
 The Financial Chronicle3 weeks ago Lankans look for good workout  Deccan Herald2 months ago Sri Lanka eyeing elusive win in India  Rediff.com2 months ago

World's largest amphibious aircraft takes off in China

Chinas homegrown AG600, the worlds largest amphibious aircraft in production, took to the skies on Sunday for its maiden flight. The plane, codenamed "Kunlong" according to state news agency Xinhua, took off from the southern city of Zhuhai and landed after ...
 Deccan Herald4 weeks ago
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Rambo rides again

'From his persistent fuelling of pan-Hindu nationalism to pandering to narrow Gujarati chauvinism, Rambo rides again, using fair means and foul -- and often foul -- to gain the battleground,' says Sunil Sethi.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com If the Gujarat election were a Hollywood movie the fight would go down as a contest between Rambo and 'Mr Zabardast'. It is clear that Narendra Modi, like the Vietnam vet Sylvester Stallone, skilled in aspects of survival, weaponry, hand-to-hand combat ...
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The amputee who helps other amputees scale mountains

Scaling the perilous Mt Kilimanjaro with a group of eight other amputees put Mona Patel in the spotlight as a feisty social worker for amputee patients. This year, she was one of CNN's 10 Heroes of 2017. Chandrima Pal hears her incredible story. In case you missed it: Why a cafe owner is CNN's Hero of the Year Mona Patel was a 17-year-old college student when an accident resulted in her needing an amputation. Among her many achievements since then has been climbing Mt ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Naturebites

Unique genetic variation Once known for its green cover, Bengaluru has lost 78% of its green cover in the last two decades due to rapid urbanisation. The citys fig trees, however, have withstood the onslaught. Aiming to evaluate the loss of green cover, ...
 Deccan Herald1 month ago
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