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Brazil judge blocks Amazon Belo Monte dam

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Brazil judge blocks Amazon Belo Monte dam

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A Brazilian judge has blocked plans to build a huge hydro-electric dam in the Amazon rainforest because of environmental concerns. Federal judge Ronaldo Desterro said environmental requirements to build the Belo Mo...

Summit agrees tiger recovery plan – $300 Fund

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Summit agrees tiger recovery plan – $300 Fund

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Governments of 13 countries where tigers still live have endorsed a plan to save the big cats from extinction. Delegates at a summit in St Petersburg, Russia, agreed to double tiger numbers by 2022. The countries ...

UN launches $40bn woman and child health plan

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UN launches $40bn woman and child health plan

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The UN has launched a $40bn (£25.5bn) health initiative aimed at saving the lives of 16 million women and children over the next five years. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said women and children "play a crucial r...

Robert Adams finds bag containing over $17,000 of cash hands it to bank

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Robert Adams finds bag containing over $17,000 of cash hands it to bank

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An American man has told how he found a bag containing more than $17,000 (£10,400) in cash and handed it straight over to a bank because he "wasn't raised to take money that isn't mine". Robert Adams was more th...

‘Love Kitchen’ delivers for Knoxville needy

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‘Love Kitchen’ delivers for Knoxville needy

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Knoxville, Tennessee (CNN) -- Helen Ashe experienced many hardships growing up in Abbeville, South Carolina, during the 1930s and '40s. Her family's first house had no lights or running water. But even during tou...

Saudi woman driver’s lashing ‘overturned by king’

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Saudi woman driver’s lashing ‘overturned by king’

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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has overturned a court ruling sentencing a woman to 10 lashes for breaking a ban on female drivers, reports say. The ruling, although not officially confirmed, was tweeted by a Saudi p...

Government launches £4.2m urban tree-planting plan

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Government launches £4.2m urban tree-planting plan

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A £4.2m scheme to plant one million trees over the next four years has been unveiled by the government. It will see trees planted in urban areas of England that need them most, in the first government tree-plantin...

Cricketer Marcus Trescothick backs World Mental Health Day sporting activities

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Cricketer Marcus Trescothick backs World Mental Health Day sporting activities

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Cricketing star Marcus Trescothick is calling on the public to get active on World Mental Health Day to help end discrimination. The special day this Sunday, October 10th, is part of the campaigning Time to Get Mo...

Surgeons restore woman’s voice after more than a decade of silence

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Surgeons restore woman’s voice after more than a decade of silence

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In one of the most complex transplant surgeries ever performed, an international team of surgeons has restored the voice of a US woman who had been unable to speak for more than a decade. The surgical team, inclu...

New hope for anxiety disorders as scientists identify key protein

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New hope for anxiety disorders as scientists identify key protein

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The findings of a new study could pave the way for new treatment for anxiety disorders. This latest study by University of Bristol researchers has identified a specific protein that appears to be critically impor...

Garlic could help people with high blood pressure, University of Adelaide study finds

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Garlic could help people with high blood pressure, University of Adelaide study finds

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Researchers in Australia have found that garlic extract may be helpful for people already being treated for high blood pressure. The study by the University of Adelaide looked at the effects of aged garlic extra...

Upgrading midwifery services in developing countries could save millions of lives, report suggests

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Upgrading midwifery services in developing countries could save millions of lives, report suggests

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Up to 3.6 million lives could be saved every year if midwifery services were upgraded in 58 developing countries by 2015, according to a major new report. The findings have been released by the United Nations Popul...

German Researchers Claim a CURE for AIDS

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German Researchers Claim a CURE for AIDS

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German researchers who used a bone marrow transplant to treat a cancer patient with the AIDS virus, have declared him cured of the virus - a stunning claim in a field where the word "cure" is barely whispered. T...

A letter from Japan – Sendai

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A letter from Japan – Sendai

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This letter was emailed to me by a friend. (I don't know the author, but she is refered to as Janet - nothing more.) I thought it very beautiful, so decide to share it with you all. - Jeremy "Things here in Sendai...

James Thomas, Costa Concordia Hero, Acted As Human Ladder To Save Passengers

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James Thomas, Costa Concordia Hero, Acted As Human Ladder To Save Passengers

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British teenager James Thomas had only been working aboard the Costa Concordia for six months when the cruise ship capsized off the coast of Tuscany last Friday. But when panic erupted in the rush to get the ship's...

Good news for charity: Sir Richard Branson and Ronan Keating to swim Irish Sea for Cancer Research UK

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Good news for charity: Sir Richard Branson and Ronan Keating to swim Irish Sea for Cancer Research UK

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It's going to be quite a challenge but Sir Richard Branson and Ronan Keating are preparing to captain a relay team to swim the Irish Sea - with the aim of setting a new Guinness World Record and raising £1million f...

Positive TV and Sunrise Festival Conscious Collective-Experiment and Telepathic games 2-5 June

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Positive TV and Sunrise Festival Conscious Collective-Experiment and Telepathic games 2-5 June

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Telepathic happenings and the Golden light Conscious Collective Intent Experiment at Sunrise Festival Calling all psychics  - Let’s see if telepathy really works. With the most conscious festival gathering ...

Study highlights the medical benefits of a positive attitude in recovering from illness

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Study highlights the medical benefits of a positive attitude in recovering from illness

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People who have a positive outlook on life and can put on a brave face during adversity are better able to bounce back from illness, a new study suggests. Research at Bangor University, examining how people respo...

G20 nations must not forget plight of world’s poorest at Seoul summit – Ban Ki-moon

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G20 nations must not forget plight of world’s poorest at Seoul summit – Ban Ki-moon

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10 November 2010 – The world’s richest nations must take into account the needs of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people in their plans for reinforcing the global economic recovery – that was one of the ke...

Rebecca Black Donating ‘Friday’ Proceeds to Japan

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Rebecca Black Donating ‘Friday’ Proceeds to Japan

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YouTube singing star Rebecca Black is using her overnight fame for a good cause. The 13-year-old singer, who touched off a nerve with her budget hit, "Friday," told Us magazine she will donate the profits of her iT...