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First Lady’s Education Trip to China Employs Soft Diplomacy

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First Lady’s Education Trip to China Employs Soft Diplomacy

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First Lady Michelle Obama is in China this week to focus on education and culture. Students at Beijing Normal School eagerly greeted First Lady Michelle Obama on Friday. Many children here dream of attending univer...

German mayor comes up with specially designed park bench for teenagers who won’t sit properly

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German mayor comes up with specially designed park bench for teenagers who won’t sit properly

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A mayor in Germany is attracting interest from other cities after he installed a special park bench for town teens who refuse to sit properly. After residents of the southwestern city of Eppelheim complained tee...

In tragedy, Japan impresses the world

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In tragedy, Japan impresses the world

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The Associated Foreign Press carried this story, which PTV though worth relaying to you... WASHINGTON — Despite the horrific scenes of destruction, Japan may emerge from its quake-tsunami disaster with a stronger ...

Blueberries guard against high blood pressure, new study finds

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Blueberries guard against high blood pressure, new study finds

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Eating blueberries can guard against high blood pressure, according to new research by the University of East Anglia and Harvard University. Bioactive compounds in blueberries called anthocyanins offer protection...

Macedonia plants three million trees to revive forests

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Macedonia plants three million trees to revive forests

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Thousands of Macedonians took a day off work on Thursday to plant three million trees to revive the nation's forests after fires ravaged an estimated 35,000 hectares (86,000 acres) of greenery. "There is no bett...

Experts, Activists Debate How to Improve Africa’s Soil

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Experts, Activists Debate How to Improve Africa’s Soil

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As experts gather in The Hague this week for a Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change, a major issue concerning Africa is the importance of the continent's soil. Experts differ on the...

‘Giving With Purpose’ Online Course Featuring Warren Buffett Will Let Students Give Money Away

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‘Giving With Purpose’ Online Course Featuring Warren Buffett Will Let Students Give Money Away

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OMAHA, Neb. -- A free online course that starts Monday will offer students the chance to learn about giving from Warren Buffett and help decide how to spend more than $100,000 of his sister's money. More than 4,0...

China Begins Sending Captive Pandas Into the Wild

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China Begins Sending Captive Pandas Into the Wild

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China has begun sending giant pandas bred in captivity into a protected area in southwestern Sichuan province, as part of a push to rebuild a depleted panda population in a natural habitat. Officials and panda re...

Tom Hanks to bring pollution-free scooties to India

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Tom Hanks to bring pollution-free scooties to India

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If all goes well, Hollywood actor Tom Hanks may come to India. And this isn’t for any film shooting or vacation. The actor,also a philanthropist, is planning to bring his pollution free scooters as part of his gree...

New biomass-powered train to travel at 130 m.p.h.

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New biomass-powered train to travel at 130 m.p.h.

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If the Twin Cities-based Coalition for Sustainable Rail (CSR) has anything to do with it, trains will soon run carbon-neutral. This week, the Coalition, a project of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Envir...

China Unveils Fuel Cell Powered Bullet Train

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China Unveils Fuel Cell Powered Bullet Train

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China's newest transportation venture demonstrates yet another energy source for mass-transit solutions. Developed through a partnership of the China North Vehicle Yongji Electric Motor Corporation and the Southwest...

Trees for the Future – Planting Seeds Around the World

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Trees for the Future – Planting Seeds Around the World

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The legendary American Johnny Appleseed secured his place in history for promoting the planting of apple trees throughout the young United States.  Now, more than 200 years later, an environmental organization is d...

HopeMob: Giving Hope to Those in Need

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HopeMob: Giving Hope to Those in Need

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What happens when generous strangers unite? A mob of people bringing hope. Choreographed hope. Just as Flash Mobs dance and bring spontaneous joy and laughter, HopeMob will bring caring strangers together to create...

Hundreds of Santas take part in 6K London run in aid of Disability Snowsport UK

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Hundreds of Santas take part in 6K London run in aid of Disability Snowsport UK

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More than1,200 Santas have raised valuable funds for charity with a 6k fun in London's Battersea Park that will support people to enjoy the thrill of snow sports, regardless of disability. They dressed up as Fath...

Santa Barbara Council Votes to Proceed with Plan for Carrying Out Plastic Bag Ban

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Santa Barbara Council Votes to Proceed with Plan for Carrying Out Plastic Bag Ban

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“Would you like to buy a bag?” The phrase is now familiar in many California cities, and Santa Barbara could be added to the list of those to ban plastic bags from stores and require merchants to charge for paper o...

Tuberculosis vaccine target found

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Tuberculosis vaccine target found

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A protein which could be targeted for a tuberculosis vaccine has been discovered by scientists at Imperial College London. TB is caused by bacteria and the only vaccine against it, the BCG jab, is not very effective....

Research aims to help deaf people with cochlear implants better enjoy music

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Research aims to help deaf people with cochlear implants better enjoy music

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A new study is investigating how to help deaf people who have received a cochlear implant to get more enjoyment from music. Cochlear implants allow people with severe-to-profound hearing loss, who do not substanti...

What Will Fuel The Future?

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What Will Fuel The Future?

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Thanks to Voive of America for this story. The United States and other nations say they are committed to a greener future. That's been helped in recent years with millions of dollars of investment in cleaner fuel...

VisitWoods.org.uk: UK’s first interactive website to find your nearest woodland – and enjoy the arrival of Spring

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VisitWoods.org.uk: UK’s first interactive website to find your nearest woodland – and enjoy the arrival of Spring

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It's been a winter of some of the heaviest snowfalls on record, but Spring has sprung and people are being urged to use the UK's first interactive website to make the most of its arrival. VisitWoods.org.uk has b...

Earth Hour 2012 – WWF searches for a champion community to lead UK switch off on March 31

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Earth Hour 2012 – WWF searches for a champion community to lead UK switch off on March 31

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The World Wide Fund for Nature  is on the search for a champion community to lead the UK switch off for Earth Hour. WWF's Earth Hour is a simple idea that's quickly turned into a global phenomenon - hundreds of mi...