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2006-04-24 21:57:30

By Mike Power PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Panama unveiled an ambitious $5.25 billion plan on Monday to expand its famous canal to handle a new generation of mammoth cargo ships and oil tankers. Opened in 1914 at a cost of 25,000 lives, the Panama canal was considered a masterpiece of engineering.

2006-04-25 00:50:00

Panama unveiled an ambitious $5.25 billion plan on Monday to expand its famous canal to handle a new generation of mammoth cargo ships and oil tankers.

2006-03-15 12:50:00

Nelida Botello just wants to grow oranges and grapefruits on her small farm in northern Mexico, a patch of green in the parched desert near the border with California.

2006-01-15 09:18:13

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt said on Sunday a decommissioned French warship posed no environmental threat to Egypt, clearing the way for it to enter the Suez Canal after a delay prompted by possible hazardous materials aboard.

2006-01-04 07:33:51

In the Peru's Andean foothills, a group of archaeologists say they have found remnants of the oldest known irrigation canals in South America, which they hope will provide clues to the origin of the region's agriculturally based societies.

2005-07-26 11:14:35

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - The chairman of Egypt's Suez Canal Authority objected Tuesday to a project to link the Dead Sea and the Red Sea, saying it would increase the risk of earthquakes in the Middle East.


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