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2008-06-25 15:02:53

By TIFFANY, Martin An Australia-based NGO is encouraging Pacific governments to take a closer look at the potential devastation of sea-bed mining. The Mineral Policy Institute is one of several groups raising concerns about Canadian mining company Nautilus Minerals, which has carried out sea-bed test extractions in Papua New Guinea's exclusive economic zone. Nautilus is also starting explorations in Tonga, and has lodged exploration licence applications in Fiji and Solomon Islands. (c)...

2008-06-14 03:00:33

By Harry, Beth Arnaiz, Pilar; Klingner, Janette; Sturges, Keith Based on a study of the special education placement process in a large city in the United States and two studies in different regions of Spain, the authors offer a comparative analysis of the relationship between professional beliefs and practices and the achievement of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students. The data focus on African American and Hispanic students in the United States and on Gitano (Gypsy) and...

2007-11-08 09:00:14

BRUSSELS, Belgium, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. announced a number of appointments to strengthen operations in the Benelux region. Fabrice De Windt (32) has been appointed as country manager and director of Sales for the Netherlands. Hans Descamps (44) will lead the sales team in Belgium and Luxemburg and has also been appointed as Belgium country manager. Both report to Dominiek Vandierendonck (44), who was appointed earlier this year as Benelux sales center vice...

2006-08-27 03:45:48

By Paul Tait SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will likely lower recruitment standards to let overweight people and mild asthmatics join up as it tries to boost troop numbers to combat regional instability, the nation's top soldier said on Sunday. Prime Minister John Howard last week unveiled a A$10 billion ($7.6 billion) plan to add two new battalions, or 2,600 troops, to the Australian army despite falling armed forces numbers. Lieutenant-General Peter Leahy, head of the Australian...

2006-08-24 03:11:18

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia announced a A$10 billion ($7.6 billion) plan to increase the size of its army on Thursday so it could respond more quickly to emergencies caused by growing instability in small Asia-Pacific nations. Prime Minister John Howard said the army would seek an extra 2,600 troops, on top of the 1,500 extra forces announced earlier in the year, to provide two more battalions. He said the rapid deterioration of law and order in the Solomon...

2006-07-20 14:19:03

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday narrowly approved a free trade pact with the Gulf Arab state of Oman, after a debate focused on the safety of U.S. ports and protections for Omani workers. The House voted 221-205 to strengthen trade and investment ties with the Middle East non-OPEC oil and natural gas producer which has a population of about 3 million. The Senate approved the deal last month 60-34. Most Democrats voted against the...

2006-07-18 17:28:03

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional opponents of a free-trade pact with Oman raised concerns on Tuesday about provisions they said could jeopardize U.S. port security, but other lawmakers said they were misstating the facts. The exchange came as the House of Representatives was set to vote on Thursday on the agreement. The Senate approved the trade pact with the Gulf Arab state last month 60-34. Rep. John Murtha, a Pennsylvania Democrat who serves on the House...

2006-06-30 08:21:11

By Haitham Haddadin KUWAIT (Reuters) - Powerful Islamist and reformist candidates swept Kuwait's elections but women failed to win a single seat in their first attempt to run for parliament, results showed on Friday. Analysts and newspapers said a strong showing by the opposition -- a loose coalition of pro-reform ex-MPs, Islamists, leftists and liberals -- raises the possibility of deeper tension between the new assembly and the government. Opposition candidates won two-thirds of...

2006-05-08 15:59:35

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans announced plans on Monday to begin work on legislation to enact a free trade deal with Oman, despite Democratic demands that the Gulf kingdom first provide stronger assurances it will bring its labor laws in line with international standards. The House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee will meet on Wednesday to consider the agreement, which is governed by a law barring changes in the pact once the Bush...

2006-04-12 16:36:16

By Sophie Walker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will urge African Union nations to apply pressure at world trade talks when it attends a meeting of African trade ministers in Nairobi this week, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday. "We need vigorous participation from our African trading partners," Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Karan Bhatia told Reuters in a telephone interview. "They will be among the most important beneficiaries of a successful Doha round and we...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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