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2007-05-31 21:00:00

By BEN McCONVILLE EDINBURGH, Scotland - The Loch Ness monster is back - and there's video. A man has captured what Nessie watchers say is possible footage of the supposed mythical creature beneath Scotland's most mysterious lake. "I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this jet black thing, about 45 feet long, moving fairly fast in the water," said Gordon Holmes, the 55-year-old a lab technician from Shipley, Yorkshire, who took the video Saturday. Nessie watcher and marine biologist Adrian...

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2007-05-31 18:00:00

By BEN McCONVILLE EDINBURGH, Scotland - She's as much an emblem, and a tourist draw, as tartan, bagpipes, and shortbread. And now Nessie's back. An amateur scientist has captured what Loch Ness Monster watchers say is among the finest footage ever taken of the elusive mythical creature reputed to swim beneath the waters of Scotland's most mysterious lake. "I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this jet black thing, about 45-feet long, moving fairly fast in the water," said Gordon Holmes,...

2005-10-21 07:15:00

By Cynthia Johnston MORAG, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Palestinian farmer Mitwalli al-Banna cannot prove he owns land on the outskirts of a former Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip, but he has pitched a tent to claim it nonetheless. "It was my father's land, and I was born on it. We had land here for a long time, but it was not registered," he said. "When the Jews left, we returned," the 30-year-old added as he walked along sand dunes near a handful of white tents erected by families...

2005-09-21 14:38:55

By Cynthia Johnston MORAG, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - The Palestinian Authority plans to build thousands of homes to ease crowding in impoverished Gaza now that Israel has left, including high-rises erected on the ruins of the former Jewish settlement of Morag. Diana Butto, legal adviser to the Palestinian Authority, told Reuters that plans were in place to build 5,000 homes across the Gaza Strip at a cost of $165 million, funded mainly by Arab Gulf states and Japan. "The whole idea is...

2005-09-21 12:34:47

By Cynthia Johnston MORAG, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - The Palestinian Authority plans to build thousands of homes to ease crowding in impoverished Gaza now that Israel has left, including high-rises erected on the ruins of the former Jewish settlement of Morag. Diana Butto, legal adviser to the Palestinian Authority, told Reuters that plans were in place to build 5,000 homes across the Gaza Strip at a cost of $165 million, funded mainly by Arab Gulf states and Japan. "The whole idea is...


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Loch Ness Monster
2013-09-08 07:15:39

One of the most well-known, talked about, and searched for cryptid in history is the Loch Ness Monster, otherwise known as Nessie. It is a large animal that is claimed to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. Its description has varied from each account over the years from when it was first heard of in 1933. Many reported sightings, photographs, videos and sonar images have been released since, but there has been no proof of existence to date. The most common belief for Nessie is a...

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