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2009-06-02 14:12:27

A New Yorker suffering from a guilty conscience returned an ancient stone taken from a Jerusalem archaeological dig near the Temple Mount in 1997. The Israel Antiquities Authority Tuesday said in a statement a New York clergyman sent an email to the organization several weeks ago asking to return the stone on behalf of a member of his congregation. "I am requesting forgiveness for a member of my congregation. ...the fellow confessed to me that twelve years ago he took a stone from Jerusalem...

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2009-03-03 12:54:12

Conservationists said on Tuesday that Papua New Guinea has created its first conservation area to save an untouched rainforest larger than Singapore and to protect rare animals such as a bear-like tree kangaroo, Reuters reported. Environmentalists hope conservation of the remote eastern Huon Peninsula will also lock away 13 million tons of carbon "” possibly even tradeable carbon offsets to help fund local communities. Lisa Dabek of Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo, who runs the zoo's tree...

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2009-01-28 16:25:00

The Israeli Antiquities Authority said that an 1,800-year-old figurine believe to have originated from the eastern stretches of the Roman Empire has been discovered by archaeologists outside the walls of the old city. The authority said that the 2-inch marble bust depicts the head of a man with a short curly beard and almond-shaped eyes who may portray a boxer. "The high level of finish on the figurine is extraordinary, while meticulously adhering to the tiniest of details," Doron Ben-Ami and...

2008-12-19 14:55:00

King & Parliament note achievements, call for further advances to promote & protect human rights of all citizens, including refugees forcibly held by Polisario Front in Southern Algeria WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In remarks by both its King and Parliament over the past week, Morocco reaffirmed its commitment to continue its wide-ranging efforts to protect and promote the human rights of all its citizens, as a key pillar of the remarkable social and economic...

2008-10-09 06:00:35

Eni and the government of Papua New Guinea have signed a long-term partnership agreement to pursue the sustainable development of Papua New Guinea's hydrocarbon resources. Under the agreement, Eni will open a local office in Papua New Guinea to perform a detailed exploration study and outline a data acquisition program for the unlicensed or unexplored areas within the country, in order to better determine the remaining hydrocarbon potential. The data and the outcome will be the property...

2008-10-09 06:00:30

Text of report by private Georgian Imedi TV on 9 October Mine-clearing works began today in villages where the [Russian] occupiers had been stationed until yesterday. Displaced local residents are advised to refrain from returning home until the entire territory of Gori and Kareli [districts, around South Ossetia] is checked. The mine-clearing works are expected to take three days. Persons displaced by Russia's aggression will be able to leave temporary housing shelters and return to their...

2008-10-08 12:00:11

Text of report by private Georgian Imedi TV on 8 October [Presenter] The EU monitors have officially confirmed that Russian military forces are withdrawing [from areas adjacent to Abkhazia and South Ossetia]. The monitoring mission will now launch talks with the separatists on allowing the monitors into Abkhazia and Tskhinvali. The mission has already sent information on the Russian occupation forces' withdrawal to Brussels, where a special report is being prepared. [Hansjorg Haber, head...

2008-10-08 06:00:13

By From news reports Russia will pull back Wednesday from the southern edge of a buffer zone inside Georgia adjacent to South Ossetia, a senior Russian officer said, ahead of a deadline Friday. Russia has until Friday to withdraw its troops from so-called security zones inside Georgia proper - adjacent to South Ossetia and a second breakaway region, Abkhazia - under a cease-fire deal brokered by France following a brief war in Georgia in August. "Tomorrow in the first half of the day the...

2008-10-06 09:00:14

Russian troops begin dismantling posts in Georgia MOSCOW, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Russian troops started dismantling posts in the buffer zone around South Ossetia and Abkhazia to meet the Friday deadline for their withdrawal from Georgia's territory, the Itar-Tass news agency reported on Sunday. "Indeed, we started withdrawing material property and dismantling defense barriers at peacekeeping observer posts, put up on the southern border in the security zone, adjoining South Ossetia,"...

2008-10-06 09:00:14

By Sophiko Megrilidze Associated Press NADARBAZEVI, Georgia -- Russian troops began dismantling positions Sunday in the so-called security zones inside Georgia they have occupied since August's brief but intense war, a Georgian Interior Ministry official said. The moves came as Russia faced a Friday deadline for pulling back its troops under terms of a deal brokered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy on behalf of the European Union. Hundreds of EU observers began monitoring Russia's...


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2007-12-27 10:11:13

Southern Tailed Birdwing (Ornithoptera meridionalis), is the smallest species of butterfly in its genus. It is found in southern Papua New Guinea and in several areas along the south coast of Irian Jaya. It is strictly a lowland species, favouring primary rainforest. A very few specimens have also been collected at altitude in Irian Jaya, however these specimens were reared from immature stages and emerged crippled, suggesting that high altitude forests are not favoured habitats. Males...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.