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Feathers fly over new dinosaur find - 03/19/2009

PARIS,(AFP) - The discovery of a petite, plant-eating dinosaur with primitive plumage could mean that the dinosaur from which all others evolved had feather-like protrusions, said a study released...

Tesla to unveil electric 5-seat sedan next week - 03/19/2009

LOS ANGELES, (AFP) - US electric automaker Tesla Motors, which launched a breakthrough gas-free sports car last year, announced Thursday it will unveil in coming days a five-seat sedan, to roll off...

Fossil puzzle reveals a new monster predator - 03/19/2009

The fossils of a monster predator with a circular jaw and a pair of claws on its head has been discovered in the old collections of the Smithsonian museum in Washington, researchers said Thursday....

Pope denounces condom use in visit to AIDS-hit Africa - 03/18/2009

YAOUNDE, March 17, 2009 (AFP) - Pope Benedict XVI, who arrived Tuesday in Cameroon for his first trip to Africa as pontiff, denounced condom use on the AIDS-ravaged continent, saying there were...

Hundreds kidnapped in Gambian witch hunts: Amnesty International - 03/18/2009

Hundreds of people have been kidnapped in Gambian witch hunts and taken to detention centres where they were forced to drink hallucinogenic concotions, Amnesty International said Wednesday. Eye...

Kanye West faces 30 months in jail for airport scuffle - 03/18/2009

Superstar US rapper Kanye West has been charged with assault, theft and vandalism related to a September 2008 incident involving paparazzi at Los Angeles' LAX airport, prosecutors announced...

Britney Spears gets restraining order for ex-friend - 03/18/2009

A former paparazzi friend of pop superstar Britney Spears -- inseparable from the singer in the last few years -- has received a three-year restraining order from her, a Los Angeles court said...

Fritzl, daughter's testimonies on day two of incest trial - 03/17/2009

The trial of Josef Fritzl, accused of imprisoning and raping his daughter for 24 years, continues Tuesday with more questioning of the defendent and the taped testimony of his victim. Fritzl, 73,...

Dying British TV star to publish cancer fight diary - 03/17/2009

LONDON, (AFP) - Cancer-stricken British television star Jade Goody is to publish a diary of her dying days, her publishers said Tuesday. The 27-year-old has allowed magazines and TV crews to cover...

Spanish police detain anti-capitalist 'Robin Hood' - 03/17/2009

MADRID, March 17, 2009 (AFP) - Spanish police on Tuesday detained a man who fooled dozens of banks into lending him nearly half a million euros which he then used to fund an anti-capitalism magazine...
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