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Sri Lanka braces for oil slick

Sri Lanka mobilised 500 volunteers on Friday to prepare for an oil slick heading towards its coast after a cargo vessel sank off-shore due to bad weather, a disaster official said.

dateAug 24, 2012 in Environment
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Sri Lanka says oil spill 'contained'

An oil slick from a sunken cargo vessel has been contained and is no longer a threat to beach resorts popular with foreign tourists, Sri Lankan authorities declared on Sunday.

dateAug 27, 2012 in Environment
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Food price spikes, volatility not the same issue

(PhysOrg.com) -- When global food prices rose sharply starting in late 2010 and hit an all-time high in February, many leaders, including the presidents of the World Bank and of France, spoke about the increases and conflated ...

dateJul 15, 2011 in Other
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Russia launches six US satellites

A Russian Soyuz rocket on Wednesday successfully launched six US telecommunications satellites from the Baikonur space centre Moscow leases from the ex-Soviet state of Kazakhstan.

dateFeb 06, 2013 in Space Exploration
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