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2007-04-18 17:15:00

Russia plans to build the world's longest tunnel, a transport and pipeline link under the Bering Strait to Alaska, as part of a $65 billion project to supply the U.S. with oil, natural gas and electricity from Siberia.

2006-04-17 02:05:00

MOSCOW (Reuters) - British adventurer Karl Bushby is to appeal against a court order deporting him from Russia and wrecking his plan to walk from South America to Britain, the Interfax news agency reported on Monday.

2006-04-14 04:33:40

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court ruled on Friday that a British man attempting to walk around the world should be deported from Russia for breaking border rules, Russian television reported. Former paratrooper Karl Bushby and Dimitri Kieffer, a U.S.

2006-04-05 06:31:33

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Briton attempting to walk around the world is stuck in Russia's far northeast waiting for permission to continue after being detained for crossing the border illegally, an embassy spokesman said on Wednesday. Former paratrooper Karl Bushby and fellow U.S.

2006-04-04 07:40:41

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Briton attempting to complete an unbroken walk around the world has been detained by Russian border guards after crossing the frozen Bering Strait, officials said on Tuesday.

2006-04-04 02:09:21

MOSCOW (Reuters) - An American and a Briton, who said they were traveling from South America to Britain, have been detained by Russian border guards after crossing the Bering Strait, Russian news agencies reported on Tuesday.

2006-02-03 07:10:00

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russians have had to shoot three unusually aggressive polar bears so far this year, in what environmental group WWF said was a sign the bears' feeding patterns were being disrupted by global warming.


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2007-01-23 14:12:57

Walruses are large semi-aquatic mammals that live in the cold Arctic seas of the Northern Hemisphere. There are 6 populations in the arctic and 2 or 3 subspecies exist. The Pacific walrus is slightly larger, with males weighing up to 4,180 lb (1,900 kg), but Atlantic males top out at 3,500 lb (1,600 kg). The walrus should not be confused with the elephant seal. Walruses are members of the order Carnivora and suborder (or alternatively super family) Pinnipedia. They are the only members in...

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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.