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2008-07-17 15:00:43

By Leslie H. Dixon NORWAY - Norway Arts Festival organizers said this week that this year's event was the best in its 41-year history in terms of crowd turnout despite a slight drop in sales for artists.

2008-06-26 06:02:44

AN EVENING of music and dance is being held on Saturday as part of the Positive Images festival. It will be held at the Ukrainian Hall, in Leicester Causeway at 7pm, and admission is free.

2006-07-27 23:48:13

By Bappa Majumdar KOLKATA (Reuters) - Pakistan has sought the help of an Indian state to revamp its system of madrasas after accusations some of the Islamic schools teach religious hatred and are breeding grounds for militancy.

2005-12-30 07:34:06

By Aamir Ashraf ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan backtracked on Friday on a demand for foreign students enrolled in Islamic schools to leave the country by year's end, but urged the hundreds remaining to go as soon as possible.

2004-12-01 03:00:11

PORTLAND, Maine - Most don't look like harem girls and few midriffs are showing. But they sure seem to be belly dancing. A woman in her late 40s is swiveling her hips with the charisma of a teen pop star.

2004-12-01 00:00:07

The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine - Most don't look like harem girls and few midriffs are showing. But they sure seem to be belly dancing. A woman in her late 40s is swiveling her hips with the charisma of a teen pop star.

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2004-11-29 15:00:00

Belly dancing has emerged as a form of exercise for those who find its sultry undulations more their speed than hours of aerobics or weightlifting. As with Pilates and yoga, you do not have to be willowy to belly dance.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.