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Indian teachers burn books to keep warm - 01/07/2009

NEW DELHI (AFP) - A group of teachers in eastern India used books meant for poor children to light a bonfire to keep them warm, a report said Tuesday. The teachers at a school in Bihar state sent...

Pakistan takes fight against AIDS into mosques - 12/25/2008

KARACHI (AFP) - Mohammad Azeem leads prayers every Friday at his local mosque in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi,...

Wine bottles going down the tube? - 12/20/2008

HEALDSBURG, California Rob Gloste - Wine traditionalists sneer when vintners replace cork with plastic. They howl in contempt at screwtops. So what will they make of a California...

Russian crowned Miss World 2008 - 12/13/2008

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Russia's Kseniya Sukhinova won the Miss World 2008 crown on Saturday in a glittering African-themed pageant where she outshone 108 other international beauties and pledged to...

For many U.S. Christians, it's God before mortgage - 12/03/2008

For many Americans, a pact with God outweighs any earthly contract, including a mortgage. While millions may lose their homes during the worst housing slump since the Great Depression,...

For many U.S. Christians, it's God before mortgage - 11/23/2008

- For many Americans, a pact with God outweighs any earthly contract, including a mortgage.While millions may lose their homes during the worst housing slump since the Great Depression, some devout...

Judge dismisses assault claim against Keanu Reeves - 11/14/2008

Los Angeles - A Los Angeles judge dismissed assault claims filed against Keanu Reeves by a celebrity news photographer on Monday, saying there was no...

UN chief commutes to work aboard solar-powered taxi - 11/14/2008

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Friday touted his commitment to promoting alternative energy sources by commuting to work aboard a fully solar-powered taxi. UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Friday touted his...

McCartney hopes Tel Aviv gig will spread message of peace - 10/25/2008

Music legend Sir Paul McCartney said on Friday he hoped his upcoming concert in Israel would spread a message of peace in the region. In comments posted on his website, the former...
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