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News 24 South Africa
Conditions before Israel returns Palestinian bodiesA Palestinian swings a sling during clashes with Israeli troops near Ramallah.
Conditions before Israel returns Palestinian bodies
News 24 South Africa / Posted 4 hours ago
A Palestinian swings a sling during clashes with Israeli troops near Ramallah. (AP) Jerusalem - Israeli is ready to return the bodies of 10 Palestinians killed while carrying out attacks but their families have refused to accept certain conditions,... Read more
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International Business Times
Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2016: Everything you need to know about the Caribbean festival The Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is one of the biggest events in the Caribbean
Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2016: Everything you need to know about the Caribbean festival
International Business Times / Posted yesterday
The Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is one of the biggest events in the Caribbean calendar, with thousands flocking to the islands to see the glittering costumes and energetic celebrations. The festival takes place every year before Ash Wednesday and... Read more
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Salon.com
“My mother and aunt were killed. Everyone but me was killed”This article originally appeared on ISTANBUL, Turkey — Al Gharra is a mud-bric
“My mother and aunt were killed. Everyone but me was killed”
Salon.com / Posted yesterday
This article originally appeared on ISTANBUL, Turkey — Al Gharra is a mud-brick village built on hard, flat Syrian desert and populated by the descendants of Bedouin. It is a desolate place. Everything is dun colored: the bare, single-story houses... Read more
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Aljazeera
A Spanish right of return for Sephardic Jews?For many of Lebanon's estimated half-a-million Palestinian refugees, life consi
A Spanish right of return for Sephardic Jews?
Aljazeera / Posted yesterday
For many of Lebanon's estimated half-a-million Palestinian refugees, life consists of confinement to squalid camps, where they are barred from performing most jobs, owning property, and accessing basic civil liberties. The Lebanese government's... Read more
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Times of Malta
Children of the Maltese diasporaAsk anyone you meet and chances are they will confirm they have relatives overs
Children of the Maltese diaspora
Times of Malta / Posted yesterday
Ask anyone you meet and chances are they will confirm they have relatives overseas, and, increasingly, more and more grandchildren. It is a fact, however, that we know very little about these grandchildren, except that they are cute and... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
What's in a name? A lot. Adoptees given rights to original birth certificatesWhat’s in a name? A lot. Adoptees given rights to original birth certificates
What's in a name? A lot. Adoptees given rights to original birth certificates
The Daily Sentinel / Posted yesterday
What’s in a name? A lot. Adoptees given rights to original birth certificates When a law allowing adoptees to access their original birth certificates went into effect in Colorado on Jan. 1, thousands of people gained the right to see the first... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Volland Store offers tours featuring Wabaunsee County's stone cellarsManhattan photographer and instructor Tom Parish has photographed the interiors
Volland Store offers tours featuring Wabaunsee County's stone cellars
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
Manhattan photographer and instructor Tom Parish has photographed the interiors of nearly 300 native stone, arched-roof cellars in the northern section of the Flint Hills, and in February he will lead two tours for those who want to visit the... Read more
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NJ.com
'Hamilton' a hit with descendants of forefathers in infamous N.J. duelWEEHAWKEN — Critics and theatergoers have gushed over the hit Broadway musical
'Hamilton' a hit with descendants of forefathers in infamous N.J. duel
NJ.com / Posted 2 days ago
WEEHAWKEN — Critics and theatergoers have gushed over the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, the hip-hop-scored bioplay about the new nation's first treasury secretary, Alexander Hamilton, narrated by his nemesis and opponent in Weehawken's most infamous... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
Hundreds turn up to view CanboulayAs golden rays of the morning sun streamed through the sky, the re-enactment of
Hundreds turn up to view Canboulay
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 2 days ago
As golden rays of the morning sun streamed through the sky, the re-enactment of the Canboulay Riots unfolded before eager spectators who turned up at Piccadilly Greens in Port-of-Spain from as early as 4 am yesterday. The event, annually put on by... Read more
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Boise Weekly
2016 Sun Valley Film Festival Star Power: Redford, Stone, Mirren, CheadleThe fifth annual Sun Valley Film Festival, showcasing films for five days begin
2016 Sun Valley Film Festival Star Power: Redford, Stone, Mirren, Cheadle
Boise Weekly / Posted 3 days ago
The fifth annual Sun Valley Film Festival, showcasing films for five days beginning Wednesday, March 2, once again promises major star power. On the slate are films featuring Oscar winners Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman and Robert Redford, and... Read more
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express
Mystery population conquered Europe following last Ice AgeREVEALED: DNA analysis from bones dating back around 14,500 years shows that
Mystery population conquered Europe following last Ice Age
express / Posted 3 days ago
REVEALED: DNA analysis from bones dating back around 14,500 years shows that Europe underwent a major population upheaval following the last Ice Age. A new population entered Europe after... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
New bishop ordained for Houston-based ordinariate for former AnglicansEnvoys of the Vatican along with dozens of U.S. Catholic prelates gathered Feb.
New bishop ordained for Houston-based ordinariate for former Anglicans
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 3 days ago
Envoys of the Vatican along with dozens of U.S. Catholic prelates gathered Feb. 2 with the faithful at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston for a history-making Mass -- ordination and installation Mass for Bishop Steven J. Lopes. He is... Read more
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Salon.com
Football’s Polynesian moment: Samoa’s athletic outliers are paying a steep price for their commitment to the gameOn Jan. 30, the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame honored five men as its third
Football’s Polynesian moment: Samoa’s athletic outliers are paying a steep price for their commitment to the game
Salon.com / Posted 3 days ago
On Jan. 30, the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame honored five men as its third class of inductees. Troy Polamalu, the recently retired Pittsburgh Steeler with the incandescent smile and wild hair, will attract the most attention. He’s the only... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
DNA data uncovers unknown chapter of human historyBerlin: Scientists have uncovered an unknown chapter of human history - a major
DNA data uncovers unknown chapter of human history
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
Berlin: Scientists have uncovered an unknown chapter of human history - a major population turnover in Europe at the end of the last Ice Age about 14,500 years ago, during a period of severe climatic instability. Researchers used DNA evidence from... Read more
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New Kerala
DNA evidence unearths major population shift at last Ice Age-endLondon, Feb 5 : DNA evidence from the ancient bones and teeth of people who liv
DNA evidence unearths major population shift at last Ice Age-end
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
London, Feb 5 : DNA evidence from the ancient bones and teeth of people who lived in Europe near the end of the last Ice Age shows a major shift in the population around 14,500 years ago during a period of severe climatic instability. "We uncovered... Read more
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Science Daily
DNA evidence uncovers major upheaval in Europe near end of last Ice Age"We uncovered a completely unknown chapter of human history: a major population
DNA evidence uncovers major upheaval in Europe near end of last Ice Age
Science Daily / Posted 4 days ago
"We uncovered a completely unknown chapter of human history: a major population turnover in Europe at the end of the last Ice Age," says leading author Johannes Krause of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Germany. The... Read more
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Daily Mail
'Unknown chapter of human history' in Europe 15,000 years agoThe 'unknown chapter of human history' in Europe 15,000 years ago: DNA shows hu
'Unknown chapter of human history' in Europe 15,000 years ago
Daily Mail / Posted 4 days ago
The 'unknown chapter of human history' in Europe 15,000 years ago: DNA shows hunter-gatherers were replaced by mystery group of people after the Ice Age Researchers analysed mitochondrial DNA from ancient teeth and bones They saw a marked change in... Read more
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PhysOrg
DNA evidence uncovers major upheaval in Europe near end of last Ice AgeA photograph of les Closeaux at Rueil-Malmaison, Paris Basin, France. Credit: L
DNA evidence uncovers major upheaval in Europe near end of last Ice Age
PhysOrg / Posted 4 days ago
A photograph of les Closeaux at Rueil-Malmaison, Paris Basin, France. Credit: L. Lang DNA evidence lifted from the ancient bones and teeth of people who lived in Europe from the Late Pleistocene to the early Holocene—spanning almost 30,000 years of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'Isil-Type Elite' in 'Water-Genocide' in Salone?Would I be right if I accuse a tiny number of Freetown's money-elite and power-
'Isil-Type Elite' in 'Water-Genocide' in Salone?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Would I be right if I accuse a tiny number of Freetown's money-elite and power-elite of being like the most notorious and feared terrorist group in today's world, "ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant)? Oh no!! I am not being outlandish in... Read more
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Japan Today
Police arrest suspected N Korean spy for alleged fraud ‹ Japan TodayJapanese police on Wednesday said its special unit that deals with alleged espi
Police arrest suspected N Korean spy for alleged fraud ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 5 days ago
Japanese police on Wednesday said its special unit that deals with alleged espionage arrested an ethnic Korean resident on suspicion of fraud—as local media reported he was acting as a spy for North Korea. Japan is particularly sensitive to North... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
What's on: 8 things to do in south west London this February half termKeep the whole family happy this half term with one of these cool events. Davi
What's on: 8 things to do in south west London this February half term
Kingston Guardian / Posted 5 days ago
Keep the whole family happy this half term with one of these cool events. David McKee’s enormously popular children’s book is adapted for the stage alongside two other funny monster stories in this 60 minute show for three to eight year olds.... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
What's on: 8 things to do in south west London this February half termKeep the whole family happy this half term with one of these cool events. Davi
What's on: 8 things to do in south west London this February half term
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 5 days ago
Keep the whole family happy this half term with one of these cool events. David McKee’s enormously popular children’s book is adapted for the stage alongside two other funny monster stories in this 60 minute show for three to eight year olds.... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
What's on: 8 things to do in south west London this February half termKeep the whole family happy this half term with one of these cool events. Davi
What's on: 8 things to do in south west London this February half term
Croydon Guardian / Posted 5 days ago
Keep the whole family happy this half term with one of these cool events. David McKee’s enormously popular children’s book is adapted for the stage alongside two other funny monster stories in this 60 minute show for three to eight year olds.... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Japan arrests reported N. Korean spy for alleged fraudTOKYO - Japanese police on Wednesday said its special unit that deals with alle
Japan arrests reported N. Korean spy for alleged fraud
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 5 days ago
TOKYO - Japanese police on Wednesday said its special unit that deals with alleged espionage arrested an ethnic Korean resident on suspicion of fraud -- as local media reported he was acting as a spy for North Korea. Pyongyang admitted in 2002 that... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Japan arrests ethnic Korean resident on suspicion of fraudJapan is particularly sensitive to North Korean espionage activities in the cou
Japan arrests ethnic Korean resident on suspicion of fraud
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 5 days ago
Japan is particularly sensitive to North Korean espionage activities in the country as operatives from and with links to the country have been blamed for abductions of Japanese citizens who were taken there to serve as language teachers for its... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
The US is killing more civilians in Iraq and Syria than it acknowledgesA pair of US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq in the mornin
The US is killing more civilians in Iraq and Syria than it acknowledges
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 5 days ago
A pair of US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq in the morning of Sept 23, 2014 after conducting airstrikes in Syria. Reuters ISTANBUL, Turkey — Al Gharra is a mud-brick village built on hard, flat Syrian desert and populated by... Read more
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The Washington Times
DON FEDER: Obama’s Holocaust remembranceChutzpah is one of those Yiddish words that defy exact definition. Merriam Webs
DON FEDER: Obama’s Holocaust remembrance
The Washington Times / Posted 5 days ago
Chutzpah is one of those Yiddish words that defy exact definition. Merriam Webster lists synonyms like “audacity,” “nerve,” “cheek” and “gall.” An illustration might help. Chutzpah is President Obama giving a speech on Holocaust Remembrance Day, at... Read more
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International Business Times
Dominican Republic: Meet the stateless boxer who dreams of being the next Floyd Mayweather When Adonis Peguero Louis won the pre-selection test to join the Dominican Repu
Dominican Republic: Meet the stateless boxer who dreams of being the next Floyd Mayweather
International Business Times / Posted 6 days ago
When Adonis Peguero Louis won the pre-selection test to join the Dominican Republic's national boxing team, the young man's future played before him. As if watching a film, he saw himself headlining fights across the country, travelling to arenas in... Read more
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Minda News
PRIVILEGE SPEECH: Broken Promises, Broken Dreams(Privilege speech delivered by Maguindanao Rep. Bai Sandra Sinsuat A. Sema on F
PRIVILEGE SPEECH: Broken Promises, Broken Dreams
Minda News / Posted 6 days ago
(Privilege speech delivered by Maguindanao Rep. Bai Sandra Sinsuat A. Sema on February 1, 2016 at the House of Representatives in Quezon City). Mr. Speaker, distinguished Colleagues in this August Chamber, good afternoon. More than twenty-five... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Britain has jumped the gun on gene editingFuture generations, however, are not able to consent to germline editing that w
Britain has jumped the gun on gene editing
Daily Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
Future generations, however, are not able to consent to germline editing that will manipulate their welfare in ways that we cannot yet predict or alter if things go wrong. Looking back, our descendants might or might not accept our decision as... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
AbaThembu deliberations over new king continueThe AbaThembu royal family has restarted the nomination process to replace King
AbaThembu deliberations over new king continue
Daily Dispatch / Posted 6 days ago
The AbaThembu royal family has restarted the nomination process to replace King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, who is serving a 12-year prison sentence in East London. Locked behind closed doors at the Garden Court in Mthatha on Saturday, the different... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Meryl Streep receives 17th Oscar nodMERYL Streep has been nominated for the Best Actress prize at this year's Acade
Meryl Streep receives 17th Oscar nod
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
MERYL Streep has been nominated for the Best Actress prize at this year's Academy Awards. The two-time Oscar-winning star has won a nomination for her portrayal of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the Phyllida Lloyd-directed 'The Iron... Read more
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WTOC 11 Savannah
Opening day of 19th annual Gullah Art ExhibitMonday kicks off the first day of the month long Gullah celebration in the Lowc
Opening day of 19th annual Gullah Art Exhibit
WTOC 11 Savannah / Posted 7 days ago
Monday kicks off the first day of the month long Gullah celebration in the Lowcountry. This is the 20th year of the celebration and it starts on display Monday afternoon at the 19th annual Gullah Art Exhibit. The Gullah culture stems from the... Read more
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The Forward
My Election Proves No Anti-Semitism Here, Says Portuguese MayorPORTO, Portugal — Some 300 Jews from eight countries, including the chief rabbi
My Election Proves No Anti-Semitism Here, Says Portuguese Mayor
The Forward / Posted 7 days ago
PORTO, Portugal — Some 300 Jews from eight countries, including the chief rabbi of Turkey, celebrated the introduction of a new Torah scroll into Portugual’s Kadoorie Synagogue. The celebration on Jan. 29 in Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, in... Read more
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International Business Times
Democracy still governs Tunisia but it has not been easy Here's your starter for 10. What country in Africa abolished slavery on 23 Janu
Democracy still governs Tunisia but it has not been easy
International Business Times / Posted 7 days ago
Here's your starter for 10. What country in Africa abolished slavery on 23 January 1846? The answer is Tunisia. Well before Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation issued under his Executive War Powers provisions and the Thirteenth Amendment... Read more
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express
UK scientists given permission to modify genes, paving the way for designer babies SCIENTISTS in the UK have been given the go-ahead by regulators to geneticall
UK scientists given permission to modify genes, paving the way for designer babies
express / Posted 7 days ago
SCIENTISTS in the UK have been given the go-ahead by regulators to genetically modify human embryos. Genetic modification of embryos has been approved in the UK The... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
British scientists granted permission to genetically modify human embryosCurrently around 50 per cent of fertilised eggs do not develop properly and exp
British scientists granted permission to genetically modify human embryos
Daily Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
Currently around 50 per cent of fertilised eggs do not develop properly and experts believe that faulty genetic code could be responsible. If scientists knew which genes were crucial for healthy cell division, then they could screen out embryos... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Double Portion Is for Radicals of Faith Part 2By Bishop B. Manjoro Dunamis Last week we saw how we need to be men and women
Double Portion Is for Radicals of Faith Part 2
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
By Bishop B. Manjoro Dunamis Last week we saw how we need to be men and women of faith in 2016 if we are to possess the double portion which the Lord has for us this year. Only people with radical faith like Elisha will grab the double portion. When... Read more
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The Hindu
The gale called Bernie SandersIs he the true inheritor of Barack Obama’s mantle of ‘hope and change’, or will
The gale called Bernie Sanders
The Hindu / Posted 8 days ago
Is he the true inheritor of Barack Obama’s mantle of ‘hope and change’, or will tactical voting logic give Hillary Clinton the Democratic nomination? When a breath of fresh air shows signs of acquiring gale-force proportions, a nation sits up and... Read more
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Deseret News
Denmark is taking jewelry from refugeesLawmakers in Denmark passed measures this week that allow the seizure of assets
Denmark is taking jewelry from refugees
Deseret News / Posted 8 days ago
Lawmakers in Denmark passed measures this week that allow the seizure of assets from asylum seekers and prolongs the separation of families traveling to Europe. The new bill has become known as the "jewelry bill" because it allows officials to seize... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Visit of Japan's emperor, empress in 15 photosMANILA, Philippines — Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko went on a fiv
Visit of Japan's emperor, empress in 15 photos
Pilipino Star / Posted 8 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko went on a five-day state visit from January 26 to 30 to the country, marking the 60th anniversary of Philippine-Japanese diplomatic relations. Akihito's visit to the Philippines this... Read more
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Daily Mail
Book with connection to Salem witch trials being auctionedA psalm book once owned by a judge in the Salem witch trials more than 300 year
Book with connection to Salem witch trials being auctioned
Daily Mail / Posted 9 days ago
A psalm book once owned by a judge in the Salem witch trials more than 300 years ago could sell for $40,000 A 1693 version of Bay Psalm Book could sell for $40,000 at an auction It was owned by Jonathan Corwin, a judge during the Salem witch... Read more
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Rappler
Carlos Teraoka: Why Emperor Akihito met with this Japino from BaguioHONORARY JAPANESE CONSUL. The life story of Baguio City's Carlos Teraoka embodi
Carlos Teraoka: Why Emperor Akihito met with this Japino from Baguio
Rappler / Posted 9 days ago
HONORARY JAPANESE CONSUL. The life story of Baguio City's Carlos Teraoka embodies Emperor's Akihito's message of forgiving but not forgetting about the war. Rappler photo MANILA, Philippines – Among Japinos – Filipinos of Japanese ancestry – whom... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Book with connection to Salem witch trials being auctionedThis 2015 photo provided by Swann Auction Galleries shows a page of the seventh
Book with connection to Salem witch trials being auctioned
Brandon Sun / Posted 10 days ago
This 2015 photo provided by Swann Auction Galleries shows a page of the seventh edition of "The Bay Psalm Book" that once belonged to Jonathan Corwin. Corwin was a judge during the 1692 trials where 19 accused witches were hanged and another was... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
Book with connection to Salem witch trials being auctionedSALEM, Mass. (AP) — A psalm book once owned by a judge in the Salem witch trial
Book with connection to Salem witch trials being auctioned
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 10 days ago
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A psalm book once owned by a judge in the Salem witch trials is being sold. The previously unknown seventh edition of "The Bay Psalm Book" that once belonged to Jonathan Corwin could sell for $40,000 when it is auctioned on... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Coming Soon - Gallop Across Seychelles' White Sandy BeachesBy Salifa Magnan and Betymie Bonnelame Victoria, Seychelles — A new horse ridi
Coming Soon - Gallop Across Seychelles' White Sandy Beaches
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
By Salifa Magnan and Betymie Bonnelame Victoria, Seychelles — A new horse riding facility on Seychelles' main island will allow visitors and residents to ride across the nation's white, sandy beaches and even swim in crystal blue waters with... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Book with connection to Salem witch trials being auctionedSALEM, Mass. (AP) - A psalm book once owned by a judge in the Salem witch trial
Book with connection to Salem witch trials being auctioned
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 10 days ago
SALEM, Mass. (AP) - A psalm book once owned by a judge in the Salem witch trials is being sold. The previously unknown seventh edition of "The Bay Psalm Book" that once belonged to Jonathan Corwin could sell for $40,000 when it is auctioned on... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Rare look at the world of Jordan royals' Circassian guardsIn this Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 photo, 22 year-old Circassian guard Private Adnan
Rare look at the world of Jordan royals' Circassian guards
Brandon Sun / Posted 10 days ago
In this Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 photo, 22 year-old Circassian guard Private Adnan Sami Bjanthala, poses for a photograph outside Basman Palace, in Amman, Jordan. Circassian guards, who have served Jordan's kings since the founding of the monarchy,... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Rare look at the world of Jordan royals' Circassian guardsAMMAN, Jordan (AP) � Circassian guards, who have served Jordan's kings since th
Rare look at the world of Jordan royals' Circassian guards
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 10 days ago
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) � Circassian guards, who have served Jordan's kings since the founding of the monarchy, still adhere to their ancient traditions, such as donning an incongruous cold weather uniform of black wool hats, red capes and leather boots... Read more
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Gamasutra
STARDOCK RELEASES BETA 1 OF ITS MASSIVE-SCALE REAL-TIME STRATEGY GAME, ASHES OF THE SINGULARITYSTARDOCK RELEASES BETA 1 OF ITS MASSIVE-SCALE REAL-TIME STRATEGY GAME, ASHES OF
STARDOCK RELEASES BETA 1 OF ITS MASSIVE-SCALE REAL-TIME STRATEGY GAME, ASHES OF THE SINGULARITY
Gamasutra / Posted 11 days ago
STARDOCK RELEASES BETA 1 OF ITS MASSIVE-SCALE REAL-TIME STRATEGY GAME, ASHES OF THE SINGULARITY Plymouth, MI. – January 28, 2016 – Stardock, the company that brought players Sins of a Solar Empire, released the first public beta of Ashes of the... Read more
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