Cuban packages biogas in plastic bags for domestic use

September 13th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 13 (IANS/EFE) A Cuban farmer has devised a method for packaging biogas in plastic bags to facilitate domestic use of the fuel, the Communist Party daily Granma reported."Although ... Read more...

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Brazil lights world’s largest floating Christmas tree

November 28th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 28 (IANS/EFE) The world's largest floating Christmas tree has been lighted in Rio de Janeiro, marking the official start of the holiday season in the Brazilian ... Read more...

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Typhoon Roke hits Japan

September 21st, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Sept 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Typhoon Roke has hit Japan leaving at least four people dead. Japanese authorities had earlier issued a warning urging more than 1 million people to evacuate from ... Read more...

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17 die, 24 hurt in Beijing blaze (Lead)

April 25th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 25 (IANS) Seventeen people were killed and 24 others were injured when a fire broke out in a four-storey building in Beijing Monday. It was the worst fire ... Read more...

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Blue Bird school buses being recalled because of fire risk

April 9th, 2011 - 1:42 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Blue Bird Body Co. has recalled more than 3,900 school buses following concerns that the cars could catch fire.The company explained that a starter cable and ... Read more...

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S.African artists, designers to reinvent Vuvuzelas as earrings

November 10th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.10 (ANI): The much reviled and controversial plastic horns that were the highlight of this year's football World Cup, Vuvuzela, are likely to be reinvented as earrings. A panel of South ... Read more...

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One killed after small plane crashes in Las Vegas

September 7th, 2010 - 1:18 am ICT by BNO News
LAS VEGAS (BNO NEWS) -- A small plane crashed in a Las Vegas neighborhood on early Monday morning, officials said, killing one of the four people on board.Glenn Gardner, a spokesman for ... Read more...

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Buddhist monks learn firefighting in China

August 21st, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) Buddhist monks in China are undergoing training to combat fires so that they can handle emergencies in their temples. More than 60 monks from 11 temples and Buddhist institutes ... Read more...

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Tens of thousands of tomato fighters paint Spanish town red

August 3rd, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Sinikka Tarvainen Madrid, Aug 3 (DPA) Nobody in the eastern Spanish village of Bunol knows for sure how the world's biggest tomato war began.In August 1945, a scuffle broke out between young ... Read more...

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British firefighters to use motorbikes fitted with hoses

July 23rd, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Fire chiefs in Britain have unveiled their latest weapon - a 30,000-pound ($13,600) "fire bike" fitted with a power hose, which will be sent out instead of fire ... Read more...

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BP: No oil leak, but pressure levels in well a concern

July 17th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 17 (ANI): British Petroleum (BP) has confirmed that the new cap is still preventing the oil from spilling into the Gulf of Mexico, but has expressed concern over the ... Read more...

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Daredevil sets new world record by swallowing 18 swords

February 8th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, February 8 (ANI): A daredevil has rewritten world record pages after swallowing 18 razor sharp swords at the same time.Professional sword swallower Chayne Hultgren set the new Guinness World Record after ... Read more...

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Bridgeport, CT man sentenced for marijuana growing operation

February 6th, 2010 - 2:24 am ICT by BNO News
BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT (BNO NEWS) – Bridgeport, Connecticut resident Claude Lee, also known as “Claude Blaube”, was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for maintaining a drug involved premises, Attorney Nora Dannehy ... Read more...

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See-through uniforms upset Oz female firefighters

October 19th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 19 (ANI): A controversy started after Aussie female firefighters complained about their new Rural Fire Service shirts, which become see-through when wet.More than 600 volunteers joined a Facebook petition ... Read more...

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Brad Pitt splashes out $1m on painting

June 11th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt has bought a painting at an international art show for almost 1 million dollars.The 'Inglourious Basterds' star was among bidders at Art Basel, ... Read more...

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New concrete buster to revolutionize search and rescue missions

December 21st, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Researchers have developed a new tool that can bust through thick concrete walls or barriers in about half the time of traditional methods, thus making all the ... Read more...

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Obama says his victory signals change in America

November 5th, 2008 - 9:15 pm ICT by ANI
Chicago (US), Nov.5 (ANI): U.S. President-elect Barack Obama promised Tuesday that "change is coming to America" as he gave a victory speech after becoming the first African-American to be elected to ... Read more...

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Rabbit to the rescue!

July 24th, 2008 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 24 (ANI): A couple in Melbourne were saved from a devastating house fire by their quick thinking bunny, named Rabbit.Gerry Finn, Rabbits owner, had just gotten back home after ... Read more...

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Germany cancels plans to mix ethanol with petrol

April 4th, 2008 - 7:30 pm ICT by admin
DPA Berlin, April 4 (DPA) Amid growing fears that biofuel farming is harming the environment and driving world food prices, Germany Friday cancelled plans to mix more ethanol made from plants with petrol. ... Read more...

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