Quantcast

Latest correspondent Stories

2008-06-17 18:00:09

Text of report by Afghan independent Tolo TV, on 17 June [Presenter] Reports from Kandahar suggest Afghan and foreign troops are launching operations to retake parts of Arghandab district from the Taleban. Residents of Arghandab District, meanwhile, say NATO forces have dropped leaflets urging residents of the area to leave their homes for their own safety. [Correspondent] Based on reports, following the Taleban attack on the prison of Kandahar Province on Friday night [13 May 08] which...

2008-06-17 12:00:42

Excerpt from report by state-owned Kazakh TV on 16 June [Presenter] Kazakhstan may lose the first satellite in its history, Chairman of National Space Agency Talgat Musabayev has told a briefing in Almaty. We already reported earlier that the KazSat-1 telecommunications satellite went astray on 8 June due to malfunction of the satellite's on-board computer system. [Correspondent] Talgat Musabayev explained the current state of the first Kazakh satellite using simple language: "KazSat is...

2008-06-15 15:00:36

Text of report by private Georgian Mze TV on 15 June [Presenter] The Ossetian side has accused Georgia of leaving territories mined in the [Georgian-Ossetian] conflict zone and of the death of a Georgian teenager [on 14 June]. The Georgian side described the accusation as absurd, saying that the Georgian Defence Ministry does not have in its arsenal Russian-made antipersonnel mines of the type, which killed 14-year old Karlo Inauri near [the Georgian village of] Ergneti yesterday. You can...

2008-06-15 06:00:16

Excerpt from report by privately-owned Kyrgyz Channel 5 TV on 13 June [Presenter] MPs discussed amendments to the law on rallies and demonstrations, the law on political parties and several other equally important draft laws at a parliamentary session today. [Correspondent] They started with drafts initiated by [Deputy Speaker] Kubanychbek Isabekov. The first one stipulates a new system for licensing mining enterprises specializing in gold, silver and non-ferrous metals. [Isabekov] How...

2006-07-14 01:13:32

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - U.S. television networks are ratcheting up their coverage of the rapidly escalating conflict in the Middle East, using a combination of resources already on the ground and more coming in from the four corners of the world. Israeli jets struck Hizbollah's southern Beirut stronghold Friday hours after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert ordered a more intense retaliation against the Lebanese guerrilla group's capture of two Israeli soldiers....

2006-05-31 14:05:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON -- Nearly half of U.S. men without a high school education have fathered a child outside of marriage, compared to about 6 percent of college graduates, according to a survey released on Wednesday. The survey, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics includes detailed information on sex, marriage and parenthood from young men for the first time. It finds that 47 percent of men and 58...

2006-05-17 16:05:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON -- Americans may be taking too many vitamin supplements in the hope of staying healthy and living longer, a panel of U.S. experts said on Wednesday. Some people clearly need supplements, the panel said -- for instance, older women benefit from taking calcium and vitamin D to strengthen their bones, and younger women need to take folic acid to reduce birth defects in any children they may have. But no studies show strongly that people...

2006-04-20 17:25:47

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chronic fatigue syndrome, once dismissed by some medical experts as being all in the head, has a clear biological basis, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. A comprehensive study of 227 chronic fatigue syndrome patients shows several genetic differences, the CDC team found. "It really is the first credible evidence for a biological basis for chronic fatigue syndrome," CDC Director...

2006-02-16 07:13:30

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Vice President Dick Cheney told Fox News Channel in an exclusive interview Wednesday afternoon that he believed he properly handled the disclosure of his involvement in a hunting accident in Texas last week. Cheney accidentally shot a fellow hunter at a Texas ranch on Saturday while hunting quail. Harry Whittington, a 78-year-old lawyer, has been hospitalized in Corpus Christi ever since and suffered a mild heart attack Tuesday. Fox...

2005-10-17 19:15:05

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - ABC News said on Monday it will replace departing "Nightline" host Ted Koppel with a trio of anchors including a veteran White House reporter and a British journalist whose Michael Jackson documentary led to the pop star's child molestation trial. Terry Moran, ABC's chief White House correspondent since 1999, will join "Primetime" co-host Cynthia McFadden and former BBC journalist Martin Bashir in the new "Nightline" format debuting on...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
Related