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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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Methodists in electrocution shocker

May 28, 2014 iwishart 0

Methodist clergy plan protest of Tennessee’s use of electric chair By Katherine Fretland The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn. May 27–A group of Methodist clergy plan to demonstrate against the death penalty Tuesday in Nashville. The […]

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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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Technology

4.5M sign Google SOPA petition

January 20, 2012 MelW 0

bc-us-onlineprivacy-petition UPI NewsTrack Mountain View, CA, United States MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 19 (UPI) — U.S. Internet search giant Google says more than 4.5 million people signed its petition against the anti-piracy laws being considered […]

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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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