• China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted

    Associated Press - 2 hours 16 minutes ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist Party's authoritarian rule. More »China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted

  • 'Samrat & Co' sequel on cards: Rajeev Khandelwal

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 2 hours 16 minutes ago

    Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Rajeev Khandelwal says the team of "Samrat & Co" has already thought of a possibility of a sequel to the film, and the actor has expressed a keen interest to be part of it. I am keen on doing the sequel of 'Samrat & Co' which is certainly on cards, but let's see how this film works at the box office," Rajeev told IANS. More »'Samrat & Co' sequel on cards: Rajeev Khandelwal

  • Top Asian News at 8:30 a.m. GMT

    Associated Press - 2 hours 17 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives. Officials also offered a rare glimpse at their investigations, saying they were looking into whether a crewman's order to abruptly turn the ship contributed to the 6,852-ton Sewol ferry tilting severely to the side and filling with water Wednesday. More »Top Asian News at 8:30 a.m. GMT

  • Reliance Industries, HPCL Mittal plan refinery expansions

    Reuters - 2 hours 22 minutes ago

    Reliance Industries , owner of the world's biggest refining complex, and HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd (HMEL), part owned by steel tycoon L N Mittal, have sought environment ministry approval for raising capacity of their plants. Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance seeks to add a fifth crude train of 400,000 bpd, some polymer units and changing the fuel for 450 megawatt of an already approved 2100 MW power plant from gas to coal, a note on the ministry's website said. More »Reliance Industries, HPCL Mittal plan refinery expansions

  • How God intervenes when romance fails you

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 2 hours 22 minutes ago

    New research explores a little-known role of God in your life - helping you cope with the threat of romantic rejection. "We wanted to push further the idea that people have a relationship with God in the same sense as they have relationships with other humans," said Kristin Laurin of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Specifically, researchers wanted to see how our relationship with God changes as our other relationships change. So the researchers designed a series of studies that experimentally induced people to believe their romantic relationship was under threat and then tested their feelings of closeness to God. More »How God intervenes when romance fails you

  • World Cup LOC says protests possible but guarantees safety

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 2 hours 26 minutes ago

    Rio de Janeiro, April 18 (IANS) The CEO of the 2014 Brazil World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC) said Friday that the federal government and the state are well prepared to tackle protests in case these break out during this football showpiece event. Ricardo Trade told Xinhua that Brazil is almost ready with less than two months left before the start of the World Cup. Of the 12 stadiums, six were scheduled to be ready by the end of last year but missed FIFA's deadline. The other six have already been used during the Confederations Cup. More »World Cup LOC says protests possible but guarantees safety

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