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Russia opens Amur Leopard National Park

April 10, 2012 10:55 pm0 comments
Russia opens Amur Leopard National Park

St. Petersburg: A 261,000-acre national park in Russia’s Far East created to protect Amur leopards began operating this week. “This is the first Russian national park created expressly to protect wildlife,” said presidential chief of staff  Sergei Ivanov, who is chairman of the supervisory council of the Eurasian Center for […]

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Polar bears losing fur from mystery illness

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Polar bears losing fur from mystery illness

London: Polar bears in Alaska have been seen with missing patches of fur, and reports say it may be due to a “mystery illness” related to the nuclear accident at the Fukushima power plant in Japan. Nine out of 33 bears studied were found to have alopecia — loss of […]

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100-year-old Chinese book mentioned Titanic

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100-year-old Chinese book mentioned Titanic

Beijing: The story of the Titanic shipwreck has been found in a Chinese textbook for primary school students published 100 years ago, China Daily reported Tuesday. The book was first published in June 1912, two months after the sinking of the ship on April 15, 1912, curator Zhan Hongge told […]

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Trapped in a box while playing, two Chinese girls die

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Trapped in a box while playing, two Chinese girls die

Beijing: Two Chinese girls died after being trapped in a box while playing hide-and-seek. The incident occurred in Longchang county in Sichuan province, China Daily reported Tuesday. Zhou Liya, 9, was visiting her cousin Zhang Yue, also 9, on April 2. The girls disappeared that day. Their families tried all […]

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Dead Russian woman found in hospital garbage bin !

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Dead Russian woman found in hospital garbage bin !

St. Petersburg: The body of an elderly woman was found in a hospital garbage bin in St. Petersburg two days before she was to be discharged after treatment for a stroke, Piter.tv website said. The patient could have got lost whilst wandering around the Dzhanelidze hospital and possibly died from […]

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Russian court fines man $20 mn for wildfire

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Russian court fines man $20 mn for wildfire

Ulan-Ude (Russia): A court in Russia has fined a man 581 million rubles ($19.6 million) after his discarded cigarette butt started a fire which destroyed two hectares of forest in 2009. “The court has established that in June 2009 Alexander Malkov, 21, threw a burning cigarette butt into dry grass […]

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Chinese man gets $63,500 mobile bill !

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Chinese man gets $63,500 mobile bill !

Beijing: A Chinese man who got a 400,000 yuan ($63,500) bill for his mobile phone charges in one month has won compensation from a shop that installed malware on his phone. A court in Zhongshan city ruled that the shop should pay 10,000 yuan ($1,587) in compensation and offer a […]

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US marks warmest March on record

April 9, 2012 11:18 pm0 comments
US marks warmest March on record

Washington: The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Monday that last March was the warmest in recorded history, creating thunderstorms and tornadoes across the country. According to NOAA, the record and near-record breaking temperatures dominated the eastern two-thirds of the country and contributed to the warmest March on […]

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US stocks tumble after March jobs report

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US stocks tumble after March jobs report

New York: US stocks tumbled Monday as investors came back from a weekend holiday and finally got a chance to react to Friday’s jobs data, Xinhua reported. The Labor Department announced Friday that non-farm payrolls rose by 120,000 in March, only as half as market previously expected. The unemployment rate […]

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Teen mothers account for quarter of all births in Mexico

April 8, 2012 12:04 pm0 comments
Teen mothers account for quarter of all births in Mexico

Mexico City: Mothers aged 14-19 account for roughly 480,000, or 24 percent, of Mexico’s 2 million annual births, authorities said. The figures were provided by Alejandro Rosas Solis, deputy director of sexual and reproductive health at the health secretariat’s National Center for Equity, Gender and Reproductive Health. “A teen pregnancy […]

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