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Quake kills at least 46 along Iran-Pakistan border

April 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

TEHRAN, Iran A major earthquake described as the strongest to hit Iran in more than half a century flattened homes and offices Tuesday on both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border, killing at least 46 people in the sparsely populated region and swaying skyscrapers and buildings as far away as New Delhi.
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Sanford Health might expand to India

January 15, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The Dakotas-based health network will consider whether a clinic in India would be able to support itself economically while providing services to children in need.
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N.D. potash deposits not as promising as thought

February 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A company that’s exploring for potash in northwestern North Dakota says things aren’t as promising as officials had hoped. Potash is a fertilizer that’s in high demand in China and India. Dakota Salts drilled a test well more than a year ago near Lignite, in Burke County, to gauge the region’s potential. Continue Reading

Israel: Thai bombs similar to those in India, Georgia blasts against Israeli diplomats

February 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Israeli officials ramped up accusations today that Iran was launching covert attack plots, saying “sticky” bombs found in a Thai house rented by Iranians were similar to devices used against Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia. Continue Reading

After overseas attacks, Israel increases state of alert

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Police heightened their state of alert throughout Israel today following bomb attacks on diplomats in India and Georgia. Officials were also trying to determine whether Israelis were the intended target of an Iranian man carrying explosives who blew his own legs off in Bangkok.
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Iranian envoy calls Israel accusations about links to attacks ‘lies’

February 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Iran’s official news agency IRNA quotes Mahdi Nabizadeh as saying today that Iran condemns any “terrorist” acts. Continue Reading

India: New TB strain resistant to all drugs reported

January 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s not the first time highly resistant cases like this have been seen. Since 2003, patients have been documented in Italy and Iran. It has mostly been limited to impoverished areas, and has not spread widely. But experts believe there could be many undocumented cases. Continue Reading

South African conference in overtime on future of climate change talks

December 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Some ministers and top climate negotiators left Durban without an agreement today, with time running out and the prospect of an inconclusive end jeopardizing new momentum in the fight against global warming.
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At least 73 dead in India hospital fire after staff flees, allegedly abandoning many patients

December 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

As rescuers scrambled to evacuate survivors, police filed a case against the hospital in the eastern city of Kolkata for violating safety procedures, and top government officials vowed to hold the facility accountable and work toward revoking its license. Continue Reading

India plan to allow foreign retailers suspended

December 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

India today suspended its plan to open its huge retail sector to foreign companies such as Wal-Mart in a reversal seen as a major capitulation to political opponents that further weakens the administration. Continue Reading