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UN body`s report on Ukraine biased: Russia

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 19:26

Russia Tuesday said the latest report on Ukraine released by the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is "biased and even hypocritical".

Increase in atmospheric moisture tied to human activities

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 17:31

Human activities are directly responsible for rising levels of atmospheric water vapour, the most abundant greenhouse gas and a key driver of global warming, scientists say.

NHRC issues showcause notice to Odisha in scribe assault case

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 16:59

The National Human Rights Commission has issued a showcause notice to Odisha Government asking why monetary relief of Rs 25,000 would not be recommended to be paid to a Bhubaneswar-based journalist, who was unlawfully assaulted by police.

‘Being Human’: Salman Khan wishes to help heart patients

‘Being Human’: Salman Khan wishes to help heart patients

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 16:12

Salman Khan reached out to his followers on social media with the message of extending help to the less privileged children with heart ailments.

Human-induced water vapour next climate threat

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 13:47

The rising levels of water vapour in the upper troposphere - a key amplifier of global warming - owing to greenhouse gases will intensify climate change impacts over the next decades, scientists said.

Rights group: Torture in Brazil still a problem

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 06:29

Torture remains a serious problem in Brazil despite government efforts to curb it, a leading human rights group has said.

Trees saving 850 human lives a year in US: Study

Trees saving 850 human lives a year in US: Study

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 15:03

Trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing almost 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory symptoms, says an estimate of air pollution removal by trees in the US by the US Forest Service scientists and collaborators.

Hundreds of human skeletons found in Bolivian mining city

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 04:20

Construction workers in Bolivia have stumbled upon a mass grave with the remains of hundreds of likely indigenous miners during the Spanish colonial era, a researcher said Saturday.

85 Syria troops killed in jihadist advance: Monitor

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 14:15

At least 85 Syrian army troops were killed as the jihadist Islamic State advanced on a regime position in the northern province of Raqa, a monitoring group said Saturday.

Irani seeks Gogoi`s intervention for implementation of schemes

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 19:49

Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Zubin Irani has sought Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi`s intervention for timely implementation of various schemes related to education in the state.

Invertebrate numbers slashed by 45% on average over 3 decades

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 16:48

A new study has revealed that invertebrate numbers have decreased by 45 percent on average over a 35 year period in which the human population doubled.

Jihadist assault on Syria regime territory kills 74: Monitor

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 16:05

An offensive by the jihadist Islamic State group against Syrian government-held territory has killed at least 74 people in the past 24 hours, a monitoring group said.