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Britain sees rise in ‘sumo’ babies

March 3, 2012 9:11 am0 comments
Britain sees rise in ‘sumo’ babies

London: The number of women giving birth to babies that weigh more than 11 pounds (about 5 kg) has soared by 50 percent in Britain over the last four years, the Daily Mail reported. These so-called “sumo” infants can be more costly for the National Health Service (NHS) to deliver […]

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World’s oldest post office celebrates 300th anniversary

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World’s oldest post office celebrates 300th anniversary

London: The world’s oldest post office in Britain is celebrating its 300th anniversary this year. The post office in Sanquhar opened its doors in 1712, five years after the unification of Scotland and England, the Daily Mail reported Friday. When it first opened, postmen, referred to as “runners”, ran between […]

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This spider eats the snake !

March 1, 2012 12:34 pm0 comments
This spider eats the snake !

London: Some spiders in South Africa can tangle up a snake by trapping it in the sticky mesh and then spinning a fine web around its coils. Eventually, the whole snake is forced into a scaly ball by the spider’s strong web. A shocked office receptionist stumbled upon the insect’s […]

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Stone Age hunters discovered America

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Stone Age hunters discovered America

London: America was first discovered by Stone Age people from Europe – 10,000 years before the Siberia-originating ancestors of the American Indians set foot in the New World, The Independent reported Thursday citing a study. A remarkable series of several dozen European-style stone tools, dating back between 19,000 and 26,000 […]

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Britain to ban wild animals from circuses

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Britain to ban wild animals from circuses

London: Travelling circuses in Britain will be banned from using wild animals in their shows, a media report said Thursday. Ministers unveiled plans to outlaw the “outdated” practice through new legislation at the “earliest opportunity”, The Independent reported. A tough licensing regime will be brought in to improve conditions for […]

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Indonesia may become top ecstasy drug maker in Asia

February 29, 2012 11:27 pm0 comments
Indonesia may become top ecstasy drug maker in Asia

Jakarta: Indonesia may soon become Asia’s largest producer of synthetic drug ecstasy, even as officials continue to crack down on drug traffickers, according to a UN narcotics watchdog. The country may become the major producer of ecstasy in east and southeast Asia since Indonesia had a surplus of raw materials […]

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EU decides to withdraw all envoys to Belarus

February 28, 2012 10:54 pm0 comments
EU decides to withdraw all envoys to Belarus

Brussels: The European Union decided to withdraw all of its envoys to Belarus after the latter asked the head of the EU delegation to Belarus and the Polish ambassador to leave the country. Catherine Ashton, the foreign policy chief of the European Union (EU), said Tuesday member states have decided […]

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Russian woman held for trying to sell son

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Russian woman held for trying to sell son

Moscow: A Russian woman has been arrested after she attempted to sell her five-year-old son for 300,000 rubles (around $10,000), officials said. The woman from the far eastern Khabarovsk region was arrested Tuesday, the regional investigation committee said. Investigators said the woman asked for 800,000 rubles (around $27,500) for her […]

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Belarus tells EU, Polish envoys to leave

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Belarus tells EU, Polish envoys to leave

Minsk: Belarus has told the head of the European Union delegation to Belarus and the Polish ambassador to leave the country, the foreign ministry said Tuesday. EU ambassador Maira Mora and Polish envoy Leszek Szerepka were told to “leave for their capitals for consultations to inform their leadership of Belarus’ […]

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Sudan rebels kill 130 soldiers

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Sudan rebels kill 130 soldiers

Khartoum: A rebel group in Sudan Tuesday said it has killed 130 Sudanese army soldiers in an attack along the Sudan-South Sudan border, Xinhua reported. “The attack launched by the Revolutionary Front on Buhairat Al-Abiyad resulted in the killing of 130 government soldiers,” said a statement by the Revolutionary Front, […]

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