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2006-01-05 08:46:16

MT. KILIMANJARO, Tanzania (Reuters) - Three American tourists were killed when rocks tumbled down Mount Kilimanjaro and smashed into climbers preparing to scale the peak of Africa's highest mountain, officials said on Thursday. Five others, three Americans and two Tanzanians, were injured in the rock slide close to Arrow Glacier base camp on Wednesday, said James Wakibara, chief warden at Mount Kilimanjaro Park. The camp, at an altitude of some 4,700 meters (15,500 ft), lies on one...

2005-07-28 07:29:17

By Ceri Radford ZUG, Switzerland (Reuters) - The sound of "yo yo yo lue lu" conjures images of remote valleys and snowy peaks, but every Friday the distinctive notes drift through a classroom window and across the Swiss city of Zug's industrial district. Yodelling, long seen by outsiders as a caricature of out-dated Alpine kitsch, is undergoing a renaissance among an urban generation seeking to reconnect with their roots. "It's traditionally Swiss," says 36-year-old architect Eva Guhl,...

2005-07-27 07:35:00

ZUG, Switzerland -- The sound of 'yo yo yo lue lu' conjures images of remote valleys and snowy peaks, but every Friday the distinctive notes drift through a classroom window and across the Swiss city of Zug's industrial district. Yodelling, long seen by outsiders as a caricature of out-dated Alpine kitsch, is undergoing a renaissance among an urban generation seeking to reconnect with their roots. "It's traditionally Swiss," says 36-year-old architect Eva Guhl, echoing other members of the...


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2012-06-15 05:22:32

Symbol: LILI Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   LALI3 Lacinaria ligulistylis A. Nelson Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CO, IL, MN, MO, MT, ND, NM, SD, WI, WY Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision...

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Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'