News From Above

Grim contest?

Newtown, Conn. Newtown shooter Adam Lanza may have been trying to compete with Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik when he carried out the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December. Citing law enforcement sources, CBS reported this week that ...
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96-year-old Indian man – World’s oldest father

■    A 96-year-old Indian man has been declared the world's oldest father after his wife bore a son last month—the second in two years. Ramjeet Raghav, a farmer in a village about 30 miles from Delhi, said the doctors who ...
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Giant church in shape of shoe in Taiwan

CHIAYI COUNTY, Taiwan - Budai, a township in southwest Taiwan, has built a church in the form of a giant high-heeled shoe, made of metal and blue glass tiles, seeking to  attract more tourists to the area. It is mainly ...
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Type 2 diabetes growing in china

Beijing Fatter and sicker: Prevalence of type 2 diabetes has more than tripled in China over the past decade as Chinese people adopt a more Western diet and lifestyle. “China, unfortunately, has become the world’s capital for diabetes,” said Michael ...
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Tanned & Banned

■    Having been banned from every tanning salon in New Jersey, Patricia Krentcil — dubbed "a tanorexic" by the tabloids—plans to move to Britain to continue tanning. Krentcil, 44, says that since salons started turning her away she is having ...
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TOXIC HAZE IN BIRLING GAP UK

TOXIC HAZE IN BIRLING GAP, UK

While sunning themselves on the Birling Gap Beach, some tourists noticed that there was a haze coming across the beach.  As it reached them, they started coughing and choking.  They told the authorities that it smelled like chlorine.    The people ...
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Fish on drugs

Psychiatric medications passing through sewage treatment plants could be dramatically changing the behavior of fish. After researchers discovered low levels of common anti-anxiety drugs called benzodiazepines in perch living downstream from a treatment plant in southern Sweden, they tested the ...
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Our Galaxy's Explosive Past

Our Galaxy’s Explosive Past

A huge energy flare ripped through the heart of our galaxy about 3.5 million years ago. A blast so extremely powerful, it could be felt 200k light-years away and lasted more than 300k years. A study concluded by researchers in ...
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Louisiana Wants Bible To Be Official State Book

■ Louisiana lawmakers are considering legislation that makes the Holy Bible the "official state book."The legislation was opposed by some Democrats—not because it suggests the state's endorsement of one religion, but because it originally specified the King James version, which ...
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Chinese medicine shops feel the pinch

Shops selling traditional medicines and foods in Hong Kong and Sydney say business from Chinese tourists is the poorest in years. Noah's Trading Company is usually bustling with customers during the Lunar New Year holiday, but this year the aisles ...
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