Tag Archives: Articles

20Apr/15

The high cost of iron ore’s price fall

(Reuters Business Report) – Few people have much sympathy for the mining companies.

Environmentally damaging, polluting, and hugely profitable, finding friends is no easy task.

BUT they also employ millions of people.

Most of them in developing countries, and often poorly paid.
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16Apr/15

Gisele Bundchen makes her catwalk finale at Sao Paulo Fashion Week

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen retires from the catwalk with one final show for Colcci at Sao Paulo Fashion Week.
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04Apr/15

France bans skinny models in anorexia clamp-down

French parliament passes measure banning “undernourished” models as part of wider anorexia clamp-down.

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01Apr/15

Twenty-three people charged in New York Medicaid fraud ring

(Next Media Online) – Twenty-three people have been indicted for being part of an alleged Medicaid fraud ring that took advantage of thousands of homeless people in New York to claim millions of dollars from Medicaid.
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01Apr/15

Death sentences ‘no crime deterrent’

(NVO) – Governments using executions to punish crime and “terrorism” are responsible for a 28% rise in death sentences worldwide, a report released by Amnesty International said on Wednesday (April 1).
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31Mar/15

Dutch architects show off 3D house-building prowess

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS (REUTERS / DUS ARCHITECTS) – This Amsterdam building site is a little different.

What could eventually be Europe’s first 3D-printed house is being constructed here.

It’s being made from a bio-plastic mix, containing 75 percent plant oil reinforced with microfibres.
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25Mar/15

Disgraced Oklahoma student says ‘deeply sorry’ about racist song

Disgraced Oklahoma student apologized for his action, after a meeting with civil rights leaders, saying he will carry the shame of his words for the rest of his life.

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22Mar/15

Local bill on Muslim tribunal in Texas stirs sentiments

(NVO) – A city council in Irving, Texas, has voted to back a bill that some say would single out Muslims in their use of an Islamic Tribunal.

The bill stipulates that foreign law, in this case Sharia law, does not apply to U.S. courts, particularly not in family law cases.
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17Mar/15

Cheap wind power? Just listen to turbines talk to each other, say researchers

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES (REUTERS AND VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY) – The measurements taken inside this wind tunnel could hold the key to making wind power a viable, cost effective energy source in the future.
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15Mar/15

Indian bride calls off wedding as groom fails maths test

An Indian bride walks out of her arranged wedding after the groom fails to solve a simple mathematics problem in northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

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