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Published On: October 30, 2018 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Humanity has wiped out 60% of animals since 1970, major report finds

Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an emergency that threatens civilization. The new estimate of the massacre of wildlife is made in a major report produced by WWF and involving 59 scientists from across the globe. It finds that the vast and growing consumption of food and resources by the global population is destroying the web of life, billions of years in the making, upon which human society ultimately depends for clean air, water and everything else.

One killed, seven injured in Sarlahi as groups exchange gunfire

One killed and seven people were injured when the two political groups exchanged fire at Ramnagar Rural Municipality in Sarlahi on Tuesday morning. According to Police Inspector in the district, Kundan Dev,Rambilas  Mahato from Ramnagar Rural Municipality-4 was killed on the spot and seven others were injured when the two political groups exchanged fire in the wee hours on Tuesday.

Cervical cancer common among rural women in Sindhupalchok

A noteworthy number of women from rural areas in Sindhupalchok are found suffering from various sorts of reproductive system-related health issues including cervical cancer infection. Rural women in Sindhupalchok do not generally visit health facilities or health professionals till they become bed-ridden. Bearing this bitter reality in mind, Chautara Sangachokgadhi municipality on Monday organized a free health camp at Sangachok, Sangachokgadhi -12, targeting such a section of women. 

PM Oli's health condition significantly improving, doctors say

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's health condition is significantly improving, doctors said on Tuesday. Dr Arun Sayami, who is involved in the treatment, said that Oli's health condition is gradually improving. "Prime Minister had breakfast today morning. If the prime minister's health condition remains stable we can discharge him in next two days," he said.

Indonesia deploys divers, 'pinger locators' in hunt for doomed plane's cockpit recorders

Indonesian divers resumed a search on Tuesday for an airliner that crashed with 189 people on board, as “pinger locators” tried to zero in on its cockpit recorders and uncover why an almost-new plane went down in the sea minutes after take-off. Indonesia, one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets, has a patchy safety record. With the now almost certain prospect of all on board had died, the crash is set to rank as its second-worst air disaster.

NASA’s historic Parker Solar Probe closest ever to Sun

NASA’s historic Parker Solar Probe — enroute to the Sun to unravel its mysteries — has become the closest spacecraft to it. The spacecraft passed the current record of 26.55 million miles from the Sun’s surface on October 29, as calculated by the Parker Solar Probe team, NASA said in a statement on Monday. The previous record for closest solar approach was set by the German-American Helios 2 spacecraft in April 1976.

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