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Encyclopedia Britannica to go digital

NEW YORK: Encyclopedia Britannica, a reference book in homes and libraries worldwide, will stop publishing the print edition for the first time in 244 years and shift focus to digital versions.

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China’s irrigation spews 30 mn tonne CO2 every year

LONDON: China's groundwater irrigation system is responsible for spewing more than 30 million tonnes of carbon dixoide (CO2) per year into the atmosphere, says a research. Groundwater used for crop irrigation in China has grown from 10 billion cubic metres in 1950 to more than 100 billion today, according to a study by the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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Physical bouts with criminals damage memory

LONDON: Brief bursts of physically engaging a criminal can be quite exhausting leaving a police officer's memory in a limbo, reveals a study. Researchers, led by Lorraine Hope of the University of Portsmouth, found that less than 60 seconds of chasing a suspect or engaging physically with a criminal can erode a cop's ability to remember details, or even identify the suspect.

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Israeli air strikes kill 12 in Gaza

GAZA CITY: Twelve Palestinian fighters were killed and at least 20 people wounded in a series of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, Palestinian medics said Saturday.

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Pak SC orders Gilani to write to Swiss to reopen graft cases

ISLAMABAD: In deepening tensions between the government and the judiciary, the Pakistan’s Supreme Court has issued an ultimatum to embattled to Prime Minister Mr Yousuf Raza Gilani directing him to “immediately” write to Swiss authorities to revive graft cases against the President.

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Lt Gen Islam appointed new ISI chief

ISLAMABAD: Lt Gen Zaheerul Islam was Friday appointed the chief of the powerful ISI by Pakistan government, ending months of speculation about a third extension to incumbent Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha whose tenure ends on March 18.

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18 Indians recovering well in Malaysia hospitals

KUALA LUMPUR: Eighteen Indian tourists who were injured in a bus accident in Malaysia this week are recovering well and arrangements are being made to send the bodies of two victims to India, a top High Commission official said.

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