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2005-09-25 17:51:50

By Adrian Croft MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's High Court is to deliver its verdict on Monday on whether three alleged al Qaeda members helped plan the September 11, 2001 hijack attacks on U.S. cities. A conviction would be the first in Europe in connection with the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas, Driss Chebli and Ghasoub al Abrash Ghalyoun could each be handed jail terms of more than 74,000 years if convicted of 2,973 murders over the 2001...


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Azara’s Night Monkey, Aotus azarae
2014-04-15 10:35:12

Azara’s night monkey or the southern night monkey (Aotus azarae) is a species of night monkey that can be found in South and Central America. Its range includes areas Peru, Paraguay, Panama, Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Venezuela. This species is thought to prefer to reside in tall forests and lowland vine forests. This species holds three subspecies, including the feline night monkey and the Bolivian night monkey, and was named after Félix de Azara, a Spanish naturalist. Azara’s...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Antonio de Ulloa was born on January 12, 1716 in Seville. Ulloa enlisted with the Spanish Navy in 1733. In 1735, he was sent to Ecuador as a member of the French Geodesic Mission. The mission, led by Pierre Bouguer, was organized by the French Academy of Sciences to measure a degree of the meridian at the equator. He stayed in Ecuador for 9 years until 1744, during this stint; he discovered platinum with his partner, Jorge Juan. In 1745, he returned to Spain. However, while enroute to...

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Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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