In trying to cope with the fallout of the Fukushima nuclear disaster on India

The contracts for future wheat imports are currently on hold, as global prices have significantly increased following an export ban in Russia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

International prices of wheat are currently hovering around $370 per tonne

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Boeing Co plans to offer passengers the chance to fly into space on a craft it is developing for travel in low-Earth orbit, the aerospace company said on Wednesday.

Boeing said it reached an agreement with Virginia-based Space Adventures to market passenger seats on commercial flights aboard Boeing's CST-100 space vehicle b

Leading mining group Vedanta Resources has been stripped of international safety awards amid claims that it won the prize without declaring that a chimney collapse at one of its sites had killed at least 40 workers last year, according to a media report.

Awards to Vedanta have been withdrawn by the British Safety Council (BSC) in response to findings thrown up by a broader analysis of deaths of

Many international statements have urged researchers, policy-makers and health care providers to collaborate in efforts to bridge the gaps between research, policy and practice in low- and middle-income countries. We surveyed researchers in 10 countries about their involvement in such efforts.

Gaps continue to exist between research-based evidence and clinical practice. We surveyed health care pro viders in 10 low- and middle-income countries about their use of research-based evidence and examined factors that may facilitate or impede such use.

Four Central Asian countries called on Monday for international help from governments and business in clearing toxic nuclear waste left over from the Cold War when they formed part of the Soviet Union.

Kazakhstan is located in the wind belt of the Northern Hemisphere. The Dzungarian Gates and Shelek Corridor (near Almaty) have as much wind power as any other location in the world and are currently being considered for development with financial support from the United Nations Development Program and the Global Environment Facility.

A group of Western oil companies signed an agreement with the Kazakhstan government resolving a long-running dispute over one of the world's largest oil fields.

For months, the Kashagan field in the Caspian Sea has been the focus of a standoff between the Kazakh authorities and a group of companies led by ENI SpA of Italy.

The elusive Asian houbara bustard could fall victim to falconers and poaching without strong international protection.