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A dolphin (Reuters).Dolphins are fascinating. Intelligent and interested in humans, the cetaceans have been part of the entertainment business since long before Sea World. In a strange twist, though, captive dolphins are now being pressed into service as psychological healers through a practice known as "dolphin-assisted therapy." In an essay published today at Aeon, neuroscientist ...
NoTollsI-4 at 1:03 PM June 18, 2013 he will understand the meaning of "curious" his first time in the yard -- have fun -- better get that ready for some ...
In an exhibit of her works, artist Faith Ringgold challenges America to see its true colors. (Photo for The Washington Post by Melanie Burford) (Melanie Burford) WASHINGTON - Fifty years after the racial upheaval of the 1960s, Americans often like to say they don't see color. They pretend not to see it even when it's right in front of their faces, says artist Faith Ringgold. It's ...
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finds a growing number of farmers - including those whose own farms have been blighted by TB - are now questioning the nature of the cull and its likely ...
(Reuters) - South Korea booked another World Cup finals appearance on Tuesday but there was little celebration in Ulsan, with angry fans, media and Iran coach Carlos Queiroz taking aim at departing counterpart Choi Kang-hee. Iran claimed an upset 1-0 win to top Asian qualifying Group A, leaving Korea to claim the runners-up spot on goal difference after an anxious wait on the pitch for ...
still think there's something to laugh about. Last week, the company posted a "CEO Wanted" ad seeking someone "passionate about doing chief executive officer type stuff like making decisions" whose "go-to party trick is your dead-on impression of the yogi in 'Sh*T Yogis Say.'" The post, which has since been taken down, also noted that, "You ...
For example, she said, in the world of business, a pattern of phone calls from key executives can reveal impending corporate takeovers. Personal phone calls can also reveal sensitive medical information: "You can see a call to a gynecologist, and then a call to an oncologist, and then a call to close family ...
Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
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At least five people were missing and 65 families rendered homeless after floods and landslides, triggered by incessant rainfall over three days, hit the remote far western part of Nepal, officials said Monday.
Normal life was hit in some districts of the region after the swollen Mahakali river (known as Sharda in India) inundated homes, as well as sweeping away habitations and government offices and a hospital.
The worst hit was Khalanga, the headquarter of Darchula district, bordering India, where the swollen Mahakali swept away 53 houses including five government offices on Monday afternoon, said officials.
After the river created havoc in Darchula and other adjoining districts, the Nepali side had requested Indian authorities to release water from the barrage, said Darchula's District Natural Disaster Chief Ram Hari Sharma. "The spill over is likely to cause havoc on the Indian side, therefore, they are also maintaining caution," he said.
A woman was reported missing from Khalanga and at least 200 people were displaced after the Mahakali River swept away their homes. The adjoining districts of Baitadi and Kanchanpur and areas on the Nepal-India border have been put in high risk zone by the local administrations. ...
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