Monthly Archives: October 2008

‘Human catastrophe’ grips Congo

  ‘Human catastrophe’ grips Congo Killings, rapes and looting have been reported around Goma Fierce fighting between government and rebel forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo has caused a humanitarian catastrophe, the Red Cross says. Diplomatic efforts are under … Continue reading

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Somali pirates living the high life

  Somali pirates living the high life By Robyn Hunter BBC News "No information today. No comment," a Somali pirate shouts over the sound of breaking waves, before abruptly ending the satellite telephone call. They wed the most beautiful girls; … Continue reading

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Transsexual gene link identified

  Transsexual gene link identified The researchers focused on three genes Australian researchers have identified a significant link between a gene involved in testosterone action and male-to-female transsexualism. DNA analysis from 112 male-to-female transsexual volunteers showed they were more likely … Continue reading

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Parents queue to select baby gender

  Parents queue to select baby gender Hidden camera footage A growing number of British couples are undergoing procedures at clinics overseas to determine the gender of their babies. However, as the BBC’s Colette McBeth reports, this service is often … Continue reading

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Georgia accused of targeting civilians

  Georgia accused of targeting civilians By Tim Whewell BBC File On 4 Dr Marina Kochieva says her car was targeted by a Georgian tank The BBC has discovered evidence that Georgia may have committed war crimes in its attack … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Returns to a Heady Time

  Brooklyn Returns to a Heady Time Robert Wright for The New York Times MORE TO POUR Shane C. Welch of Sixpoint Craft Ales. By PAUL ADAMS Published: October 28, 2008 BROOKLYN produced one-fifth of the nation’s beer as recently … Continue reading

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Michelle Obama, New to Campaigning, but No Longer a Novice

  New to Campaigning, but No Longer a Novice By PATRICK HEALY   AKRON, Ohio — On a visit to her husband’s campaign office here the other day, Michelle Obama was handed a phone and a script of talking points … Continue reading

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