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Fighting Back from Extinction, New Zealand Right Whale Is Returning Home

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Fighting Back from Extinction, New Zealand Right Whale Is Returning Home

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After being hunted to local extinction more than a century ago and unable to remember their ancestral calving grounds, the southern right whales of mainland New Zealand are coming home. A new study published toda...

Indonesian girl who was swept away in the 2004 tsunami is reunited with her family

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Indonesian girl who was swept away in the 2004 tsunami is reunited with her family

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BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — A girl who was swept away in the Indian Ocean tsunami seven years ago said Friday she broke down in tears this week after tracking down her parents, who had long lost hope of finding her...

How social media could be usefully used to track flu outbreaks and rainfall rates

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How social media could be usefully used to track flu outbreaks and rainfall rates

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Researchers are investigating whether social media could be used to track an event or phenomenon, such as flu outbreaks and rainfall rates. Social networks, such as Facebook and microblogging services like Twitte...

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...

Cinema du Desert

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Cinema du Desert

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Positive TV love Cinema du Desert,  a Solar Mobile Cinema that travels overland bringing free cinema, play and joy to some of the most remote areas of the planet. They screen eco-awareness documentaries and cartoo...

The time when the government tried to feed everybody

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The time when the government tried to feed everybody

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Public canteens were set up to feed people during World War One - and they proved hugely popular. Could today's food banks learn from them, asks Adam Forrest. A bowl of soup, a joint of meat and a portion of side veg...

Microloan Foundation attempts world record for longest line of pennies

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Microloan Foundation attempts world record for longest line of pennies

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A world record-breaking attempt for the longest line of pennies is to help poor women in Africa start their own businesses. The Guinness World Record for the longest line of coins ever laid is currently held by F...

Millennium Development Goal met: 2 billion access water

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Millennium Development Goal met: 2 billion access water

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Some 89 percent of the global population is now using 'improved' water sources, that are protected from outside contamination. But the finding is controversial. Boston More than 2 billion people have gaine...

With great sadness..Shauna Crockett-Burrows, 1930–2012

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With great sadness..Shauna Crockett-Burrows, 1930–2012

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This taken from her Newspaper's website.. Founder of the world’s first positive newspaper passes away It is with great regret that we announce that our founder, Shauna Crockett-Burrows, has passed away. A mon...

EU, US Congratulate Algeria on Elections

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EU, US Congratulate Algeria on Elections

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The European Union and the United States have endorsed Algeria's parliamentary elections as an important step toward reform, even as some opposition forces expressed suspicion that the vote was fraudulent. The h...

Hammerheads, other sharks protected at fisheries meet

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Hammerheads, other sharks protected at fisheries meet

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PARIS — Half-a-dozen species of endangered sharks hunted on the high seas to satisfy a burgeoning Asian market for sharkfin soup are now protected in the Atlantic, a fisheries group decided Saturday. Scalloped, ...

Can we crowdfund gun control?

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Can we crowdfund gun control?

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Crowdfunding is a popular way these days to, for instance, make your new album, launch a new tech product or develop a hoodie that lasts for 10 years. Now, one new group is using it to finance something else entirely ...

World’s Biggest Page Turner

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World’s Biggest Page Turner

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Prestigious award given to school children creating 120 sq ft book about peace, featuring entries from the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela

Burma’s Opposition Party Wins By-Election in Landslide

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Burma’s Opposition Party Wins By-Election in Landslide

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Democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi declared a "new era" for Burma Monday, after her party claimed a landslide victory in Sunday's parliamentary by-elections. Although official results could take days, the opposi...

Thief returns stolen hammer to store with apology decades after theft

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Thief returns stolen hammer to store with apology decades after theft

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An anonymous thief sent an envelope of cash to a family-owned supply store in western Pennsylvania to pay for a hammer stolen decades ago. The cash arrived at Central Contractors Supply Co. in Johnstown, with a h...

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg signs up for Giving Pledge

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg signs up for Giving Pledge

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Zuckerberg agrees to donate most of his wealth to charity

Blob fish wins ugly fish competition and raises funds for Greenpeace with e-card

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Blob fish wins ugly fish competition and raises funds for Greenpeace with e-card

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It's not the prettiest creature on the planet, but it's certainly popular... Nearly 4,000 people voted in a Greenpeace poll to find the most ugly fish - and its image will now be used as a e-card to help raise fund...

Peru’s coffee growers turn carbon traders to save their farms from climate change

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Peru’s coffee growers turn carbon traders to save their farms from climate change

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Global warming threatens the future of Peru"s poorest coffee farmers, but one brand thinks it has found an answer on the financial markets. In the foothills of the Andes, in the Sierra Piura region of Peru, the pro...

RSPCA inspector Emma Timmis runs 1,425 for charity’s wildlife centre

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RSPCA inspector Emma Timmis runs 1,425 for charity’s wildlife centre

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An RSPCA inspector has completed a staggering 1,425 mile run from Durban to Cape Town in aid of one of its wildlife centres. It's thought she is the first woman to take on the ‘Freedom Trail' which saw her do more...

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...