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UNITED NATIONS: Pakis­tan has made a strong case for the country’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) — a 48-nation body that regulates the global trade in nuclear technology — telling the UN Security Council that the exemplary measures Islam­­abad had taken to strengthen nuclear safety establish its eligibility credentials. 201 more words

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How Americans responded to Nigel Farage

Outgoing UKIP leader Nigel Farage addressed supporters of US presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Mississippi.

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Pneumatic octopus is a first for soft robotics

Engineers in the US have built a self-contained, entirely soft robot – in the shape of a 7cm octopus.

from BBC News – World http://bbc.in/2bpwG1N

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Bomb attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 12 people dead

Twelve people, including seven students, were killed in an attack on the American University in Kabul that sent hundreds of students fleeing in panic, police said early on August 25, before the assault ended when two gunmen were shot dead. 588 more words

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Pokemon Go-playing driver kills woman in Japan

A driver playing Pokemon Go while behind the wheel in Japan is arrested after hitting two women, killing one of them, say police.

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Italy earthquake death toll reaches 247 but many more are missing

Rescue crews are facing a race against time to dig out survivors from an earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble.

The death toll stood at 247 on Thursday morning, but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the thousands of holidaymakers in the area for summer’s final days. 921 more words

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Funding Humanities Research: it's called being part of the world

Nearly three years ago when the Australian Research Council was last under explicit attack, I wrote a blog post for my other site, Hoyden About Town… 1,914 more words

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