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New Leadrs for Orthodox Church in Russa - 12/06/2008

MOSCOW, December 6 (RIA Novosti) - The governing body of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Holy Synod, elected on Saturday Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad as the interim leader of the...

Stressed trees release aspirin compound, may communicate: study - 12/06/2008

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Walnut trees stressed by drought and other factors release large amounts of an aspirin compound to reduce damage and possibly warn nearby plants, a study released Friday...

Shannon mother guilty of kidnapping - 12/04/2008

The mother of Shannon Matthews has been condemned as "pure evil" and told she faces a substantial jail sentence after being found guilty of kidnapping her own daughter. Karen Matthews, 33,...

Mia Farrow meets Haitian storm survivors - 12/03/2008

- US actress Mia Farrow, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, was in Haiti Sunday after meeting with victims of a devastating string of storms that left more than 300 dead, hoping to draw attention to their...

ANALYSIS-US retailers go beyond discounts to win customers - 12/03/2008

New York - U.S. retailers are dreaming up innovative promotions and targeting local markets as massive discounts fail to entice shoppers in the most downtrodden of markets. Yet the simplest ideas...

India to host new Live Earth concert: organisers - 12/03/2008

Mumbai - India is to host a Live Earth concert later this year, featuring stars from the world of music, film and television to raise funds for solar energy, organisers announced Thursday. The event...

McCartney hopes Tel Aviv gig will spread message of peace - 12/02/2008

London - 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 Beatles...

Australian company launches 3D Internet tool - 12/02/2008

Melbourne - An Australian company on Thursday launched a free tool it says offers web browsers a world-first opportunity to view the...

Sri Lanka hopes wildlife glories will attract new tourists - 12/02/2008

Sri Lanka - With wetlands and jungles teeming with colourful butterflies and exotic primates, Sri Lanka is planning to lure a new type of tourist who prefers wildlife to beach life. "Primates have...

Malaysian archaeologists find complete Neolithic skeletons - 12/02/2008

Kuala Lumpur - Archaeologists have found two groups of complete Neolithic human remains in peninsular Malaysia and on Borneo island that may better explain prehistoric human life, reports said...
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