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Animals Make Strong Olympic Contenders
2012-07-30 14:49:01

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the medal race unfolds, a recent article in the Veterinary Record points out that an Olympic squad put forth by the animal kingdom would outcompete every nation on Earth. Perhaps in honor of his country´s hosting of the 2012 Olympic Games, Professor Craig Sharp from Brunel University highlights both wild and selectively-bred ℠sport´ animals that would be the class of certain competitions being held in London....

2009-06-26 12:36:00

WASHINGTON, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Iranian authorities must immediately release dozens of journalists arrested since June 12 and who are at risk of torture in detention, Amnesty International said today as it adopted all of them as prisoners of conscience. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081014/AILOGO) "It is shocking that journalists -- whose job it is to provide information to others -- are being detained, on top of all the other draconian measures the...

2009-05-04 16:53:19

Iranian officials said this year's Islamic Solidarity Games were canceled over demands from Arab countries for the Persian Gulf not to be inscribed on medals. Officials said the games, which had been scheduled for October in Iran, were canceled in response to demands from Saudi Arabia and other nations for the Persian Gulf to be referred to as the Arabian Gulf or only the Gulf on medals and promotional materials for the event, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported Monday. We must insist on...

2008-08-18 09:00:48

Iran launched the country's first domestically built telecommunications satellite on the final day of festivities marking the birth of iman Mohammed al-Mahdi. The satellite Safir-e Omid, meaning "Ambassador of Peace," is part of Iran's developing space program, Iranian news agency IRNA reported Monday. Iranian officials said Safir-e Omid will monitor natural disasters and improve the country's telecommunications system. It also has the capacity for data processing. Officials said they...

2008-08-08 15:00:35

Text of editorial entitled "The establishment of Islamic nation's media system" by conservative Iranian daily Hemayat, published by the Prisons' Organization, on 7 August The twenty first century has been named the age of information blast. It creates wealth and power, and changes the nature of politicians. Political systems in this age cannot dominate any more only by relying on material and military power, geopolitical position or their population. It is a new epoch in now-day world....

2006-08-15 03:52:50

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will hit Tel Aviv with its medium-range missiles if attacked, said an influential senior cleric on Tuesday. "If they (U.S. and Israel) militarily attack Iran ... They should be afraid of the day when our missiles with 2,000 km range will hit Tel Aviv," Ahmad Khatami told state television. Khatami sits on the Assembly of Experts, the body of 86 clerics that constitutionally supervises the country's most powerful man, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Arms...

2006-07-28 06:52:35

TEHRAN (Reuters) - The United Nations cannot push Iran into abandoning its nuclear work, an influential cleric said on Friday. "Islamic Iran will not be deprived from its obvious nuclear right, even by a resolution by an useless U.N. Security Council," Ahmad Khatami told worshippers at Friday prayers in Tehran, broadcast live on state radio. Key U.N. Security Council members have informally agreed on a resolution that includes the threat of sanctions if Iran fails to halt all...

2006-06-27 13:06:50

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Tuesday said it did not view skepticism from Iran's supreme leader as the final word on a U.S. offer to join direct talks with Iran if it agrees to halt sensitive nuclear activity. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted on Iranian state television as saying that Iran would not benefit from discussions with the United States. "The comments are ambiguous," White House spokesman Tony Snow said. Washington's offer to...

2006-06-27 06:21:34

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Tuesday that talks with the United States held no benefits for the Islamic Republic. Washington has offered to join the European Union's direct talks with Iran if Tehran agrees to halt its uranium enrichment work, the key demand in a package that has the backing of six world powers. Iran has so far no replied to that offer. "Negotiating with America does not have any benefit for us and we do not need such...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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