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2006-08-20 12:03:54

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia has rescued thousands marooned by flash floods that have killed nearly 900 people this month, but tens of thousands remain homeless as more rivers spilled over across the nation.

2006-08-19 08:10:19

By Tsegaye Tadesse OMERATE, Ethiopia (Reuters) - Hundreds of Ethiopians marooned on small outcrops above flooded plains refused to abandon livestock despite rescuers' pleas on Saturday.

2006-08-18 05:48:10

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Helicopters airdropped inflatable tubes on Friday to stranded Ethiopians wading in flood waters that have killed nearly 900 people and displaced almost 50,000 across the Horn of Africa nation.

2006-08-17 10:07:58

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Rescuers in helicopters tossed ropes and emergency aid to stranded Ethiopians on Thursday after many scrambled onto rooftops and trees to escape floods that have killed 900 and marooned tens of thousands.

2006-08-17 08:44:14

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Rescuers in helicopters tossed ropes to stranded Ethiopians on Thursday after many scrambled onto rooftops and trees to escape floods that have killed nearly 900 and marooned tens of thousands.

2006-08-16 22:26:21

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia appealed for international help on Wednesday after the death toll from a devastating series of floods this month rose to some 870.

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2005-02-16 14:00:31

A new analysis of bones unearthed nearly 40 years ago in Ethiopia has pushed the fossil record of modern humans back to nearly 200,000 years ago - perhaps close to the dawn of the species.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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