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2005-12-09 09:19:38

By Emma Ross-Thomas and Elisabeth O'Leary MADRID (Reuters) - Croatian General Ante Gotovina, one of the three most wanted suspects from the Balkan wars, will leave a Madrid jail for The Hague war crimes court on Friday, a Spanish court source said.

2005-12-09 06:51:15

By Elisabeth O'Leary MADRID (Reuters) - Croatian General Ante Gotovina, awaiting transfer to The Hague war crimes court after his surprise arrest in Spain's Canary Islands, had been detected there as early as spring 2004, Croatian media said on Friday.

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2005-01-03 17:49:57

Countries all around the Atlantic rim could be hit by killer tsunamis at any time between now and the next 10,000 years, the British government's chief scientific adviser said.

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2004-12-01 08:13:29

An estimated 100 million locusts swarmed one of the Canary Islands Tuesday, but the crop-ravaging insects - many with only a week to live - posed little threat, arriving with missing wings and broken legs after their 60-mile flight from the African mainland.


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Laurel, Laurus novocanariensis
2014-02-14 14:59:58

Laurus novocanariensis is a large shrub or tree that belongs to the Lauraceae family. The genus includes 3 species each containing several overlapping characteristics. L. novocanariensis can grow up to 66 feet high. It has aromatic, dark green glossy and leathery leaves, which have small glands in the armpit of the spine. The shrub or tree has lateral veins. It bears small white flowers that are about .4 inches in diameter.  The flowers are born in pairs beside a leaf. The fruit it...

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2007-10-26 12:43:27

The Blue Chaffinch (Fringilla teydea), is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. This bird lives mainly in mountain Canary Island Pine (Pinus canariensis) forests on Tenerife and Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. However it can also be found in bushy areas. Its preference is for habitat at around 3600-6600 feet, but it will descend lower in bad weather. The Blue Chaffinch structurally resembles a large Chaffinch with a thicker bill, but the breeding male is...

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2007-10-24 15:48:09

The Wild Canary (Serinus canaria), sometimes called the Island Canary, Atlantic Canary, or just Canary, is a small bird in the finch family. It is native to the Azores, the Canary Islands, and Madeira. This bird was named after the Canary Islands, not vice-versa. Its habitat is semi-open areas such as orchards and copses. This is not the same bird as the domesticated pet canary. The Wild Canary is 4.9-5.3 inches long with a wingspan of 7.9-9.0 inches. It weighs between 0.5 and 0.7 ounces....

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Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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