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2010-06-21 14:00:00

Early Hominid Skeleton Confirms Human-Like Walking is Ancient CLEVELAND, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Meet "Lucy's" great-grandfather. Scientists from The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Kent State University, Case Western Reserve University, Addis Ababa University and Berkeley Geochronology Center were part of an international team that discovered and analyzed a 3.6 million-year-old partial skeleton found in Ethiopia. The early hominid is 400,000 years older than the famous...

2008-09-24 15:00:31

Text of report entitled "ERTA to increase broadcast hour" published in English by state-owned Ethiopian news agency ENA website The Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency (ERTA) announced airtime allotment and plans to expand its broadcast service coverage. ERTA told ENA on Tuesday [23 September] that it has increased broadcast service to 15 hours from the previous 12 hours. The agency would also provide broadcast service using satellite from 2.00 a.m. [local time] until 6.00 a.m.[local...

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2007-08-25 00:50:00

HOUSTON -- In the Ethiopian language, she is called Dinknesh - a name that means the wonderful, the fabulous, the precious. But to most of the world, she is known as Lucy, a 3.2 million-year-old fossil whose discovery 33 years ago yielded then-unparalleled insights to the origins of humankind. Next week, the iconic set of bones will be the star of a much-hyped exhibit that is pitting the Houston Museum of Natural Science and the Ethiopian government against the world's scientific community....

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2006-10-25 00:00:00

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- One of the world's most famous fossils - the 3.2 million-year-old Lucy skeleton unearthed in Ethiopia in 1974 - will go on display abroad for the first time in the United States, officials said Tuesday. Even the Ethiopian public has only seen Lucy twice. The Lucy exhibition at the Ethiopian Natural History Museum in the capital, Addis Ababa, is a replica while the real remains are usually locked in a vault. A team from the Museum of Natural Science in Houston, Texas,...

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. Bad weather and poor access to remote, rural zones have hampered operations by already overstretched emergency services. Since early August, heavy rains have burst rivers and sent devastating flash floods all around Ethiopia. The United Nations estimated as many as...

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. Rushing waters have devastated large areas throughout the Horn of Africa nation since early this month as emergency services struggle to cope with overwhelming numbers of evacuees. After two rivers burst their banks killing 870 people,...

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. Rushing waters have devastated large areas throughout the Horn of Africa nation since early this month as emergency services struggle to cope with overwhelming numbers of evacuees. After two rivers burst their banks killing 870 people, Ethiopia has...

2006-08-10 12:05:15

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The death toll from flash floods that hit an eastern Ethiopian town rose to 254 on Thursday as rescuers widened their search for some 250 people still missing, police said. Teams of soldiers and police have rummaged through piles of mud and sandy debris for five days around Dire Dawa, 525 km (324 miles) east of the capital Addis Ababa. "The rescue team has intensified its search up to 60 km (37 miles) downstream after it received some information from people...

2006-08-07 08:30:15

By Tsegaye Tadesse DIRE DAWA, Ethiopia (Reuters) - Nearly 200 people are dead and hundreds more missing after floods swept through an eastern Ethiopian town over the weekend, police said on Monday. The Dechatu river burst its banks and flooded the town of Dire Dawa on Saturday night, drowning and trapping people in the sandy debris as they slept. The death toll has been mounting alongside a police recovery operation using bulldozers. "One hundred and ninety-one people are dead, and...

2006-08-07 01:25:26

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The death toll from flash flooding that swept through an eastern Ethiopian town over the weekend has risen to nearly 200 people and 300 others were still missing, police said on Monday. The Dechatu river burst its banks and flooded Dire Dawa town overnight on Saturday, drowning many or burying them in sandy debris as they slept. The death toll rose as police recovered bodies after clearing sandy debris with bulldozers on Sunday. "One hundred and ninety-one...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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