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International News Archive - March 05, 2010

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Syngenta Foundation, Pan-African Insurer UAP and Safaricom offer thousands of farmers low-cost farm insurance to reduce risk from drought and extreme weather.

Seventy-five per cent of the world's heather moorlands are in the UK. However, pollution, overgrazing and wild fires have damaged large areas.

Sunderland City Council has teamed up with a group of academic researchers to put on an exciting interactive event aimed at making internet users more aware of the problems of disclosing personal information online.

Sixteen percent of the UK population is 65 or older, and for the first time, there are more people over the age of 65 than there are under the age of 18.

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Singaporeans consume around 275,000 tons of rice each year, which requires 688 billion liters of water to be produced.

About 300 residents from St. Ann's in Nottingham are expected to take part in a one day program of interactive workshops during the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) Festival of Social Science.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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