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2006-02-14 00:20:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO -- Scientists have found new species of fish and seaweed on a Caribbean coral atoll that may be the most diverse marine habitat in the Atlantic region, they said on Tuesday. Divers in January found two new species of goby fish, each about a half-inch long, and a dozen new species of seaweed in a two-week study of the Saba Bank Atoll in the Dutch Windward Islands, 180 miles southeast of Puerto Rico. "The atoll was poorly explored with only about...

2005-07-26 13:34:47

By Sue Pleming FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) - Two U.S. dog handlers in Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison used unmuzzled dogs to threaten prisoners and competed to see who could make inmates urinate on themselves, according to testimony at a military hearing on Tuesday. Sgt. Santos Cardona, 31, and Sgt. Michael Smith, 24, are suspected of intentionally scaring detainees at the infamous Baghdad prison between November 2003 and January 2004 during the height of the prison-abuse scandal. Tuesday's...

2005-07-26 12:13:08

By Sue Pleming FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) - Two dog handlers in Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison used unmuzzled dogs to threaten prisoners and competed to see who could make inmates urinate on themselves, according to testimony at a military hearing on Tuesday. Sgt. Santos Cardona, 31, and Sgt. Michael Smith, 24, are suspected of intentionally scaring detainees at the infamous Baghdad prison between November 2003 and January 2004 during the height of the prison-abuse scandal. Tuesday's proceedings...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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