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2005-12-06 20:10:00

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Leaning over the edge of their rickety wooden fishing boat the Indonesian fishermen attach long sharpened pieces of bamboo to the side of the vessel in a bid to fend off an Australian navy patrol boat pursuing them.

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2005-06-03 17:29:40

Australian scientists will attempt to breed gray nurse sharks in artificial wombs under a plan to boost the critically endangered species' numbers, a state fisheries minister said Friday.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.