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Archive for December, 2010

A new study of Neanderthal remains reveals that they cooked and ate plants and vegetables. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk)

Grains of cooked plant material were found in their teeth by researchers in the US. (more…)

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In Bolivia, in order to protest against an 83 per cent hike in the price of petrol and a 73 per cent hike in the price of diesel, bus drivers have started an indefinite strike. (more…)

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In the face of military aggression from North Korea, the South must unite, said its president Lee Myung-bak during a national radio address.

He said that “the survival of this nation” is at stake, before adding : “If [we] are afraid of war, we can never prevent war.” (more…)

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A study conducted by scientists from the National University of Singapore and Britain’s Oxford Brookes University said that poor data, minimal funding and lax enforcement are undermining the fight to protect endangered species, which raises the risks from the spread of pests and diseases. (more…)

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Israel’s demolition of homes in occupied East Jerusalem and other West Bank areas under Israeli control has been condemned by the UN relief agency UNRWA, who said 396 buildings were razed this year, compared with 275 in 2009. (more…)

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Despite trade embargoes, nearly 10,000 exceptions have been approved by the US Treasury Department for American companies to do business with Iran over the past decade, The New York Times reported on Thursday. (more…)

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A file-sharing blog released data indicating that the most pirated film in 2010 was James Cameron’s blockbuster.

Sci-fi epic Avatar was downloaded 16.6m times on one file-sharing site alone, TorrentFreak said. (more…)

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A law aiming to tighten the rules regulating internet content has been approved by the Venezuelan parliament. (more…)

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Bulgaria and Romania will be blocked from joining the Europe’s passport-free travel zone, following French and German interior minister declared it “premature” to let them join Schengen in March 2011. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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At least 600 opposition activists have been jailed by authorities in Belarus after a police crackdown on protesters, who were against Alexander Lukashenko’s fourth victory in the presidential election. (map, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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