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Americans’ city optimism highest in more than five years

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Americans’ city optimism highest in more than five years

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More Americans now say the city or area where they live is getting better -- 61.9% -- than have at any time since January 2008. Americans" optimism about where they live has been steadily increasing since January of 2...

Israeli extends helping hand to sick Palestinians

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Israeli extends helping hand to sick Palestinians

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Jerusalem (CNN) -- Aya Abu Mouwais, a 3-year-old who lives in the West Bank, can barely walk or talk because of a failing kidney and liver. For much of her life, the Palestinian child has needed dialysis to survive...

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...

Ban Ki-moon lauds millions of volunteers helping to build better world

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Ban Ki-moon lauds millions of volunteers helping to build better world

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From working in their own communities on climate change adaptation and poverty reduction to supporting global causes of peace, justice and development, the millions of volunteers around the world play a vital role ...

Woman Creates Indoor Garden of Eden

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Woman Creates Indoor Garden of Eden

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It’s a cold winter day and Ruth Kassinger is eating fresh kumquats that she’s just picked from a tree inside her suburban Washington home. The kumquat is among a variety of tropical plants in the sunroom Kassinger ...

Students travel to Australia for Bristol RAG Jailbreak Challenge without spending money

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Students travel to Australia for Bristol RAG Jailbreak Challenge without spending money

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Two students have made it all the way to Australia in 36 hours for free in a charity fund-raising competition. Emma Blott and Mary Spender were determined to win when set the task to travel as far away as possibl...

American study suggests bad fat can be transformed to burn off calories

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American study suggests bad fat can be transformed to burn off calories

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Researchers in the US have apparently learned how to turn so-called 'bad' fat into 'good' into what's being described as a possible future treatment for obesity. The team at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore s...

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...

After truce, ETA now says it’s ready to end violence

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After truce, ETA now says it’s ready to end violence

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BILBAO, Spain - The Basque extremist group ETA said Thursday it was ready to call an end to a 43-year violent campaign for independence and said it wanted to begin talks with Spain and France - a move that could pa...

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...

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...

Boston Marathon Bombing Victims Are Learning To Run Again

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Boston Marathon Bombing Victims Are Learning To Run Again

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Celeste Corcoran, in her yellow "Boston Strong" hat, navigated her way across the artificial turf on her artificial legs, a volunteer on each arm to keep her upright. O...

An appeal by an Islamic scholar to Grand Ayatollah Khāmene’i of Iran

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An appeal by an Islamic scholar to Grand Ayatollah Khāmene’i of Iran

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The following is a personal appeal by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed to the Supreme Leader of Iran, Grand Ayatollah Ali Hoseyni Khāmene'i, to show Islamic compassion during Ramadan, the month of fasting, and free the three...

Color Changing Bandages Warn Patients Of Infection

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Color Changing Bandages Warn Patients Of Infection

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Scientists at the Fraunhofer Research Institution (EMFT) in Munich have developed an indicator dye that can be integrated into the dressings and plaster used to treat cuts and abrasions.

Build Your Own Pallet Adirondack Chair

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Build Your Own Pallet Adirondack Chair

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What do you get when you try to solve a neighborhood problem from an industrial design perspective? Designer Shelton Davis did just that and came up with an amazing repurposed chair built from pallet wood that othe...

Rare hazel pot beetle colony found thriving in Sherwood Forest

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Rare hazel pot beetle colony found thriving in Sherwood Forest

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A thriving colony of one of England's rarest beetles the hazel pot beetle - has been found hiding out in Sherwood Forest. The study raises hopes that with careful management, a species that is all but extinct in t...

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...

Japan Considers End to Antarctic Whaling

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Japan Considers End to Antarctic Whaling

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For the first time, officials from Japan's fisheries agency have publicly floated the prospect of ending that country's whaling program in the Antarctic. According to the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, the Fisheries ...

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...