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2009-05-06 11:15:25

Nigeria passed Hollywood as the world's second-largest film producer after India's Bollywood, the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said. A UNESCO Institute for Statistics survey released this week said India's Bollywood film industry produced 1,091 feature-length films in 2006. In comparison, Nigeria's Nollywood moviemakers made 872 productions while the United States produced 485 major motion pictures. Film and video production are shining examples of how cultural...

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2009-03-13 12:30:00

The United Nations warned on Thursday that the world needs to act urgently to avoid a global water crisis due to increased population, rising living standards, dietary changes and more biofuels production, Reuters reported.A stufy jointly produced by more than two-dozen U.N. bodies and issued ahead of a major conference on water to be held in Istanbul next week showed that nearly half of the world's people will be living in areas of acute water shortage by 2030.A foreword by Koichiro...

2006-02-01 08:10:00

By Mica Rosenberg RABINAL, Guatemala (Reuters) - It outlived the Spanish conquest and a crushing civil war and it survived decades of repression by the Guatemala government of the Maya heartland. Now the oldest drama in the Americas has been declared a global masterpiece. The Rabinal Achi is performed annually at a January festival. Anthropologists say it has been staged since 1400 and tells the story of the clash of two Mayan kingdoms 500 years earlier. The play, now sponsored by the...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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