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Once a rising star, chef now feeds hungry

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Once a rising star, chef now feeds hungry

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Madurai, India (CNN) -- Narayanan Krishnan was a bright, young, award-winning chef with a five-star hotel group, short-listed for an elite job in Switzerland. But a quick family visit home before heading to Europe ...

Like we didn’t know already! Be happy, live longer. Now science seems to back the glass half-full approach.

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Like we didn’t know already! Be happy, live longer. Now science seems to back the glass half-full approach.

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REUTERS - A review of more than 160 studies on the connection between a positive state of mind and overall health and longevity has found "clear and compelling evidence" that happier people enjoy better health a...

Great Expectations: Charles Dickens Museum Awarded £2m by Heritage Lottery Fund

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Great Expectations: Charles Dickens Museum Awarded £2m by Heritage Lottery Fund

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It's based in his former home and the focus today for a celebration of his life. Now, the Charles Dickens Museum has secured funding of £2m from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The funding will support a major redevel...

Ben Shaw, Blind Veteran, Plays ‘World Of Warcraft’ In Partnership With ‘Guide Dog’ Player

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Ben Shaw, Blind Veteran, Plays ‘World Of Warcraft’ In Partnership With ‘Guide Dog’ Player

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A veteran who lost both eyes in the Iraq war has mastered the computer game "World of Warcraft" thanks to the help of a fellow player who acts as his personal "guide dog," according to World of Warcraft Insider. ...

Gold Coins Found In French Attic Worth Nearly $1 million

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Gold Coins Found In French Attic Worth Nearly $1 million

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Money doesn't grow on trees, but apparently it does sometimes fall from the ceiling. According to the Guardian, builders working to renovate a building at a former French winery were suddenly showered with hundreds...

The Solvable Problem of Energy Poverty

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The Solvable Problem of Energy Poverty

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The United Nations’ goals for fighting extreme poverty—an effort being assessed at a summit this week in New York—will fall short unless nations also work to bring electricity and modern, safe cooking technology to...

Human Flow – the movie

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Human Flow – the movie

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Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the int...

Thailand Uses Technology, Rangers to Protect Wild Tigers

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Thailand Uses Technology, Rangers to Protect Wild Tigers

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In the coming days, the 13 nations that are home to wild tigers will meet in Moscow (Nov. 21-24) to seek ways to protect the big cats. They will be looking at different programs, such as one that Thai officials hop...

Beggar earns more money by making himself invisible

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Beggar earns more money by making himself invisible

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You have to admire his ingenuity... A beggar from Serbia has come up with a novel way of being acknowleged by dismissive passers-by - he discovered he could make much more money by pretending to be invisible. Nem...

Obsessed with Disaster? 4 Simple Steps for Being Part of the Solution Instead of Part of the Problem

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Obsessed with Disaster? 4 Simple Steps for Being Part of the Solution Instead of Part of the Problem

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PTV has decided to reproduce this article featured in the Huffington Post as it fits into the PTV belief system:- When there are natural or manmade disasters -- even if they are half a world away -- most of us are...

2nd Annual Gay Pride Parade Held in Uganda

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2nd Annual Gay Pride Parade Held in Uganda

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KAMPALA, UGANDA — On Saturday, August 3, Uganda’s homosexual community stepped out of the shadows in red wigs and glittering stilettos. The country’s second gay pride parade, held on a sandy beach in Entebbe, dre...

Crime rate falls to lowest level since 1973

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Crime rate falls to lowest level since 1973

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Canada's crime rate is the lowest in nearly 40 years, according to Statistics Canada, as the volume of crime dropped five per cent in 2010 from the year before. "The national crime rate has been falling steadily ...

New plasma “brush” may mean painless cavity filling

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New plasma “brush” may mean painless cavity filling

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We've been keeping an eye on efforts to make the dreaded dentist's drill a thing of the past for some time, and now there's more good news on the horizon for the cavity-prone (and pain-phobic). Engineers at the Univ...

A retired British couple have been released by Somali pirates after being held captive for more than a year.

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A retired British couple have been released by Somali pirates after being held captive for more than a year.

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Paul, 60, and Rachel Chandler, 56, from Kent, were seized from their yacht near the Seychelles in October 2009. Mrs Chandler said: "I'm enjoying being free". The couple said they were fine, but will undergo medical...

Oxfam Unwrapped: Charity launches online shop for ethical weddings

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Oxfam Unwrapped: Charity launches online shop for ethical weddings

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Oxfam is launching its first online wedding shop, offering couples an ethical choice for their big day with the added comfort of shopping from home. Oxfam Unwrapped wedding lists were launched in 2007 and have rais...

Bumblebees prefer stripes and red flowers, research suggests

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Bumblebees prefer stripes and red flowers, research suggests

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This story from the BBC - Advice for all you Gardeners out there! " Gardeners are being encouraged to grow striped flowers to encourage bumblebee populations, after research suggested the insects are most att...

Man’s sight is restored by New York doctors fifty five years after childhood accident

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Man’s sight is restored by New York doctors fifty five years after childhood accident

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He was blinded in one eye 55 years ago, but an American man has had his sight restored in what doctors describe as a medical first. The patient was hit in the right eye when he was just eight years of age, detac...

No rhinos poached in Nepal last year

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No rhinos poached in Nepal last year

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As rhinos again fell to poachers in record numbers in 2011, there was one bright-spot: Nepal. Not a single rhino was killed by poachers in the Himalayan nation, home to an estimated 534 greater one-horned rhinos (R...

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...

Love Forever: Romantic letter is finally delivered to California University of Pennsylvania after fifty three years

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Love Forever: Romantic letter is finally delivered to California University of Pennsylvania after fifty three years

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A love letter written to a U.S. college student in the state of Pennsylvania and proclaiming "love forever" was finally delivered -- 53 years late. But the tender note penned in 1958 still waits in the mailroom a...