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  • Italian Alps: The bear population has risen to 47
    Bear-europe 2015-06-10 04:16:02 UTC
    If you came across a brown bear, chances are you would be just fine. Though they can be unpredictable, they tend to avoid humans and only attack when taken by surprise or if they feel threatened. For hundreds of years brown bears roamed the Alps in Europe. But in the 18th and 19th centuries thei...

  • Anorexia Crackdown: France bans super-skinny models
    Skinny_model 2021-08-30 08:09:07 UTC
    (Reuters) - France will ban excessively thin fashion models and expose modeling agents and the fashion houses that hire them to possible fines and even jail, under a new law passed on Friday. The move by France, with its fashion and luxury industries worth tens of billions of euros, comes afte...

  • San Francisco church doused homeless people with water to deter sheltering
    1_4 2015-03-20 10:04:15 UTC
    Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed – Proverbs 19:17 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me – Matthew 25:35 St Mary’s cathedral, home of the Catholic archbishop of San...

  • A fascinating story of the return of the wolf to Germany
    A_fascinating_story_of_the_return_of_the_wolf_to_germany 2015-03-11 07:19:32 UTC
    Berlin — New sightings confirm that wolves are making a rapid comeback across Europe. But the most surprising success story is in Germany, which lacks the infrastructure for wildlife protection despite its strong tradition of environmentalism. “Germany as a whole is becoming affected by wolves...

  • Parents who praise children too much may encourage narcissism
    Princess 2015-03-10 08:20:13 UTC
    Children who are told they are special by their parents are more likely to become narcissists, according to a study that aimed to uncover the origins of extreme selfishness. The research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal, is based on 565 childre...

  • Obama Selma Speech: ‘We Know the March Is Not Over Yet’
    Obama-salma 2015-03-08 02:30:20 UTC
    SELMA, Alabama — As a new generation struggles over race and power in America, President Obama and a host of political figures from both parties came here on Saturday, to the site of one of the most searing days of the civil rights era, to reflect on how far the country has come and how far it st...

  • Best Documentary Oscar for Snowden Film 'Citizenfour'
    Best_documentary_oscar_for_snowden_film_'citizenfour'_-global-gathering 2015-02-23 08:06:57 UTC
    Academy Awards: Citizenfour, A Laura Poitras’ film chronicling the living history of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's unprecedented heist of U.S. government secrets, won Hollywood’s highest accolade by snatching the Oscar for Best Documentary. An unusual feat for a movie so critical of U.S. pol...

  • Why is all the news bad?
    Headlines- 2014-07-29 16:13:50 UTC
    <strong>Why are newspapers and TV broadcasts filled with disaster, corruption and incompetence? It may be because we’re drawn to depressing stories without realising, says psychologist Tom Stafford.</strong> When you read the news, sometimes it can feel like the only things reported are terrib...

  • Germany's super-shy super-rich
    Aldi 2014-07-29 16:21:22 UTC
    Nobody could accuse the richest people in Germany of flaunting their wealth, quite the opposite. With the death of Karl Albrecht, there was no announcement for nearly a week, and not until the small, private funeral was over. He and his brother, Theo, had turned their mother's small grocery st...

  • JK Rowling: Crime thriller will run longer than Harry Potter
    Jk_rowling-_crime_thriller 2014-07-22 06:19:26 UTC
    JK Rowling has said she plans to pen many more crime thrillers, and to create a series that will run for even longer than her seven hugely successful Harry Potter books, which over a decade have proved to be one of the bestselling book series in history. The novelist, who has written two whodu...

  • Why is Rumi the best-selling poet in the US?
    Why_is_rumi_the_best-selling_poet_in_the_us 2014-07-19 16:29:37 UTC
    <strong>This 807-year-old Persian mystic and dervish has a massive following in the US and around the world. Jane Ciabattari explains his enduring influence.</strong> The ecstatic poems of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi master born 807 years ago in 1207, have sold millions...

  • Bacteria in our guts can influence the working of the mind
    The_bacteria 2014-06-18 06:20:59 UTC
    The bacteria in our guts can influence the working of the mind, says Frank Swain. So could they be upgraded to enhance brainpower? I have some startling news: you are not human. At least, by some counts. While you are indeed made up of billions of human cells working in remarkable concert, the...

  • Michelle Obama salutes Maya Angelou's example to all women
    Maya_angelou-diaalnews.com 2014-06-07 23:54:03 UTC
    In a moving tribute to a woman she called “one of the greatest spirits our world has ever known”, first lady Michelle Obama on Saturday thanked the writer Maya Angelou for empowering young black women like herself with her clever, sassy words. Angelou died last month at the age of 86. The f...

  • Young Iranians arrested for being 'Happy'
    Young_iranians_arrested_for_being_'happy' 2014-05-31 18:50:03 UTC
    It is not the first time the question of Iran's social mores has hit the headlines. Six young Tehranis got into trouble after their contribution to an internet phenomenon – a lip-synched dance to an innocent pop song, Happy – went viral on YouTube. They were arrested, forced to strip naked and pe...

  • Ageing: The girls who never grow older
    Diaalnews.com-ageing-_the_girls_who_never_grow_older 2014-07-28 07:12:56 UTC
    A handful of girls seem to defy one of the biggest certainties in life: ageing. Virginia Hughes reports on the families wrestling with a condition they can’t explain, and the scientist who believes that these children could hold the key to immortality. Richard Walker has been trying to conquer...

  • Rape victims should not have to suffer in silence
    Jessica_valenti-diaalnews.com 2014-05-16 20:33:55 UTC
    <h3>Rape victims shouldn't have to suffer in silence and keep their rapists' secrets</h3>Less than a month after students at New York's Columbia University filed a complaint with the federal government alleging the school mishandled sexual assault cases, anonymous anti-rape activists are posting ...

  • Call To Action: 'Arrogance' of ignoring need for sleep
    Ignoring_the_importance_of_sleep-diaalnews.com 2014-05-16 20:26:48 UTC
    Scientists from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Manchester and Surrey universities warn cutting sleep is leading to "serious health problems". They say people and governments need to take the problem seriously. Cancer, heart disease, type-2 diabetes, infections and obesity have all been linked ...

  • Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society takes off
    Diaalnews.com-topless_society_in_central_park__new_york 2014-05-09 04:21:52 UTC
    New York book club inspired by 'good books and sunny days and enjoying both as nearly in the altogether as the law allows' Posted by Alison Flood, a writer on guardian.co.uk/books and former news editor of The Bookseller: I am not a member of a book club – perhaps it is rooted in the days o...

  • Robin Williams' 'Villa of Smiles,' officially hitting market
    Diaalnews.com-robin_williams 2014-04-26 17:16:09 UTC
    Robin Williams' "Villa of Smiles" estate in Napa Valley hit the Multiple Listing Service Williams commissioned the Italianate estate about 10 years ago from Gast Architects, and is now offering it at $29.9 million -- a big price cut from about two years ago, when he tried to sell it for $35 mi...

  • Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies aged 87
    Gabriel_garcia_marquez-diaalnews.com 2014-04-18 06:10:50 UTC
    <h3>Colombian Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87. Best-known for his masterpiece 'One Hundred Years of Solitude,' he is credited with putting magic realism on the literary map.</h3>Sources close to his family said Garcia Marquez passed away at his home in...

  • A skirmish between Apple and a French publisher
    Apple_macbook_pro_release_date_2012-_'heavily_redesigned'_mac_laptops_coming_with_ivy_bridge__new_thunderbolt__specs_ 2014-05-09 10:37:04 UTC
    I wonder how many fewer copies French author Bénédicte Martin's book La femme would have sold had her publishers opted for a subtler, more abstract cover design. The image they chose to illustrate her disquisition of "Woman 2013" is a striking chimera: the top half an improbably busty woman, the ...

  • US undocumented Latinos living in fear
    200_000_salvadoran_immigrants_will_lose_their_right_to_remain_in_the_us 2014-04-10 05:58:53 UTC
    The rainforests around Forks, a small town in Washington state, have long attracted hunters and fishermen, but beginning in 2008, this lush, remote landscape acquired a new breed of pursuer and prey. That year, Border Patrol agents started targeting undocumented Latinos who lived in the town a...

  • Try thinking of yourself as a pea, instead of a human
    Pea-diaalnews.com 2014-04-10 05:42:06 UTC
    For those concerned about climate change, the ultra-conservative Heartland Institute offers up a calming solution: try thinking of yourself as a pea, instead of a human. Peas in a lab sprouted faster with extreme concentrations of carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas mainly responsible for climate ...

  • Jimmy Carter on the road for 'A Call to Action'
    Jimmy_carter-book_passage 2015-08-13 06:20:31 UTC
    Former President Jimmy Carter is on an impressive publicity tour as he promotes his new book, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power." The book addresses worldwide discrimination and violence against women and girls, covers the impact of “distorted religious texts on women” and u...

  • Jimmy Carter: Fight worldwide 'abuse of women and girls'
    President_jimmy_carter 2014-03-29 20:27:17 UTC
    Jimmy Carter is making a "call to action" over discrimination and violence against women, addressing issues from female genital mutilation to child marriage in a new book out in the US this week. The 39th US president writes in A Call to Action of his belief that "the most serious and unaddres...