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Mini-skirt invented 7,000 years ago

March 7, 2017 iwishart 0

New discovery rocks human history studies Ancients wore mini-skirts, necklaces, and smelted copper, 8,000 years ago, report scientists   Belgrade (dpa) – A “sensational” discovery of 75-century-old copper tools in Serbia is compelling scientists to […]

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Palestinian Christians told to stay put

May 28, 2014 iwishart 0

Rai tells Christian Palestinians to hold on to their lands The Daily Star, Beirut, Lebanon May 28–BEIRUT/TEL AVIV — Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai called on Christians Tuesday to hold on to their land, urging Palestinians […]

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Relic of Crusades found in Jerusalem

May 28, 2014 iwishart 0

Crusader-era monastic seal unearthed in Jerusalem   JERUSALEM, May 27 (Xinhua) — A rare Crusader-era seal stamped by the Monastery of St. Sabas, an important leader of Christian monastic movement, has been excavated in Jerusalem, […]

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Jordanian king pledges to protect Dome of the Rock

May 28, 2014 iwishart 0

King attends Israa wal Miraj celebration Jordan Times, Amman McClatchy-Tribune Information Services May 27–AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday attended a ceremony marking the anniversary of Al Israa wal Miraj, Prophet Mohammad’s nocturnal […]

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Snake gets pastor, tries son too

May 28, 2014 iwishart 0

Months after snake-handling preacher’s death, his son recovering from snakebite By Bill Estep Lexington Herald-Leader May 28–Snake-handling preacher Cody Coots got scared when the 6-foot long rattler bit his right hand early Monday.  Just three […]

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Faith on the air gets results

May 28, 2014 iwishart 0

Faith on the air By Mary Kunz Goldman The Buffalo News, N.Y. McClatchy-Tribune Information Services May 26–They are just two little words, three letters each. But the billboards that say “Try God” get noticed. They […]

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Ukraine in turmoil

May 6, 2014 iwishart 0

Ukraine troops ambushed by pro-Russia gunmen in eastern town; 14 die By Sergei L. Loiko Los Angeles Times (MCT) SLOVYANSK, Ukraine _ At least 14 people were killed and scores were wounded as government forces […]

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Why the US shutdown means something

October 2, 2013 iwishart 0

CH-EDITORIAL-Why-the-shutdown-means-something-1001-20131001 EDITORIAL: Why the shutdown means something The Charlotte Observer McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Oct. 01–Big deal, right? The first day of the federal government shutdown came and went Tuesday, and most of us couldn’t tell […]

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North Korea announces war

March 30, 2013 MelW 0

By Dirk Godder   Seoul (dpa) – North Korea announced Saturday that it was in a state of war with South Korea, in its ongoing angry rhetoric against South Korea and the United States.  In […]

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Boy found not guilty in bullying case

March 6, 2012 MelW 0

OSHAWA, Ontario, March 5 (UPI) — A 13-year-old Ontario boy was acquitted Monday of assaulting and robbing a disabled 11-year-old boy who later committed suicide. The older boy, whose name was not released, was accused […]

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Maid of the Mist loses Niagara contract

February 23, 2012 MelW 0

TORONTO, Feb. 22 (UPI) — The Maid of the Mist Steamboat Co., which has run tour boats at Niagara Falls since the 19th century, lost its exclusive contract Wednesday. Canada’s Niagara Parks Commission said it […]

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Tokyo quake could be highest intensity

February 23, 2012 MelW 0

TOKYO, Feb. 22 (UPI) — Central Tokyo someday could possibly be rocked by an earthquake that registers a 7, the strongest on the Japanese seismic-intensity scale, researchers say. The prediction for a major quake under […]

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Costa captain points finger at bosses

January 23, 2012 MelW 0

bc-italy-cruiseship-2ndld UPI NewsTrack Giglio, Italy GIGLIO, Italy, Jan. 22 (UPI) — The captain of the Costa cruise ship that capsized in Italy told a judge he had been ordered to sail too close to shore, […]

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Six NATO forces die in chopper crash

January 20, 2012 MelW 0

bc-afghanistan-choppercrash UPI NewsTrack Kabul, Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 19 (UPI) — A NATO helicopter crashed in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, killing six soldiers, NATO said. There was no enemy activity in the area at the […]

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29 killed in Haiti truck accident

January 18, 2012 MelW 0

bc-haiti-truckcrash UPI NewsTrack Port-au-Prince, Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 17 (UPI) — A runaway dump truck careened into a bus and then veered into pedestrians in Haiti, killing at least 29 people and injuring 56 others, […]

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Five bodies found in missing man’s car

January 16, 2012 MelW 0

bc-cambodia-bodies UPI NewsTrack Phnom Penh, Cambodia PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Jan. 15 (UPI) — Cambodian police say they found five bodies in a sunken car, believed to be those of a Frenchmen and his four children, […]

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Five confirmed dead in cruise liner tragedy

January 16, 2012 MelW 0

0115eca0082 /Italy-accidents/ By 15.01.2012 17:02:14 By Nick Rigillo Rome (dpa) – The confirmed number of deaths in the sinking of a cruise liner off the coast of Italy rose to five on Sunday with the […]

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White House: Man sentenced to die not CIA

January 10, 2012 MelW 0

TEHRAN, Jan. 9 (UPI) — Iranian claims a man the Revolutionary Court sentenced to death Monday worked on behalf of the CIA are untrue, a White House spokesman said. Press secretary Jay Carney said the […]

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Leopard attacks four people in India

January 9, 2012 MelW 0

By Siddhartha Kumar New Delhi (dpa) – A leopard bit and clawed four people after it strayed into a city of north-eastern India, triggering panic for more than two hours before it was trapped, reports […]