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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...

‘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...

Nations agree on historic UN pact on sharing benefits of world’s genetic resources

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Nations agree on historic UN pact on sharing benefits of world’s genetic resources

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After nearly two decades of debate, governments from around the world today agreed to a new United Nations treaty on managing the planet’s wealth of genetic resources – from animals to plants to fungi – more fairly a...

Afghanistan: Peace council holds inaugural session

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Afghanistan: Peace council holds inaugural session

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Afghanistan: Peace council holds inaugural session:- Calling the meeting a 'source of hope' for the Afghan people, President Hamid Karzai on Thursday hosted the inaugural session of a new peace council set up to...

Indonesia declares protected zone to save coral reefs

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Indonesia declares protected zone to save coral reefs

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NUSA PENIDA, Indonesia — Indonesia on Sunday declared the coral-rich waters around Bali -- a popular scuba diving spot which is home to the giant Mola-Mola ocean sunfish -- a protected zone. The 20,000-hectare (49,...

UN project helps West African farmers cut pesticide use, boost incomes

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UN project helps West African farmers cut pesticide use, boost incomes

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20 December 2010 – A project executed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in West Africa has succeeded in slashing the use of toxic pesticides, increasing yields and incomes, and diversifyi...

Music has a positive impact on the mental health of commuters, survey suggests

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Music has a positive impact on the mental health of commuters, survey suggests

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Workers who listen to music during the morning commute are giving their mental health a boost, according to a new survey. Figures released by the mental health charity Mind reveal that 74 per cent of employees list...

Genetically Modified Fungus Could Fight Malaria, Reduce DDT Use

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Genetically Modified Fungus Could Fight Malaria, Reduce DDT Use

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LONDON -- In a cramped London laboratory filled with test tubes, bacteria and mosquitoes, scientists are trying to engineer a new weapon in the battle against malaria: a mutant fungus. For years, Angray Kang at W...

RSPCA releases recovered otter back into the wild

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RSPCA releases recovered otter back into the wild

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An otter has been released back into the wild a year after being discovered in an emaciated state and rescued with a bag of prawns. The six-month old female was weak and undernourished when Moira Banks came across...

U.S. Bans Rights Abusers, Strengthens Effort Against Atrocities

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U.S. Bans Rights Abusers, Strengthens Effort Against Atrocities

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To help "ensure that the United States does not become a safe haven for serious violators of human rights," U.S. President Barack Obama today issued a proclamation barring the entry of individuals said to be involv...

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...

Seattle’s New Park Will Be Nation’s First Food Forest

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Seattle’s New Park Will Be Nation’s First Food Forest

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Imagine yourself strolling through aisle after aisle of fragrant fruit trees and delicious-looking veggie bushes. The fruit is perfectly ripe, just begging to be picked. You reach out to grab one, but then think be...

Zac Goldsmith sells the Ecologist for £1

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Zac Goldsmith sells the Ecologist for £1

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Leading environment magazine known for its campaigns and hard-hitting investigations will merge with Resurgence After 42 years of lawsuits from GM companies, campaigns against nuclear power, and breastfeeding tips...

Good Samaritan Finds Redditor’s Wallet In The Ocean, Returns It 24 Years Later

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Good Samaritan Finds Redditor’s Wallet In The Ocean, Returns It 24 Years Later

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"A small lucky package is on its way to you soon." This fortune could not have better predicted what happened to Reddit user Shrivel last week. He received the fortune cookie just hours after getting an odd ...

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

NASA-Funded Research Discovers Life Built With Toxic Chemical

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NASA-Funded Research Discovers Life Built With Toxic Chemical

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NASA-funded astrobiology research has changed the fundamental knowledge about what comprises all known life on Earth. Researchers conducting tests in the harsh environment of Mono Lake in California have discovere...

Good news for mouth ulcer sufferers – honey bees produce wax for treatment

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Good news for mouth ulcer sufferers – honey bees produce wax for treatment

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Honey bees could help treat mouth ulcers - thanks to new research into the healing properties of propolis, a mixture of resin and wax made by bees to seal and sterilise their hives. Its use in medicine and food s...

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 ...

Fish-eaters show lower risk of preterm birth

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Fish-eaters show lower risk of preterm birth

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(Reuters Health) - Among pregnant women at high risk of preterm birth, those who eat fish a few times a week may be less likely to deliver early, a new study finds. Whether fish itself helps prevent preterm del...

The Great Manchester Health Experiment

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The Great Manchester Health Experiment

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...It uses colour wheel to measure and influence people's happiness! The people of Manchester are being encouraged to take part in a unique and exciting experiment to test, and perhaps influence, the mood of the ...