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Neanderthals ate vegetables, used plants as medicine


July 20th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 20 (IANS) Neanderthals were more sophisticated than they have been credited with. This has been corroborated by the first ever evidence that suggests they cooked plants for food ... Read more...

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Dental plaques help decode ancient diets


May 6th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Tiny particles of plaque removed from the teeth of our great great grandfathers may help decode their dietary habits and preferences, says a study. G. Richard ... Read more...

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Re-heating cooking oil could be toxic for health


February 27th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 27 (IANS) Re-heating cooking medium such as sunflower oil could release toxic compounds, which could be linked with brain diseases and some types of cancer.Researchers from the University ... Read more...

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Spain’s king warns of hard times to come


December 14th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 14 (IANS/EFE) Spain's King Juan Carlos said Tuesday that his country is facing "very hard times", calling on Spaniards to "win the battle" against high unemployment and consolidate ... Read more...

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Spanish prostitutes to wear fluorescent vests for safety


December 4th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Highway prostitutes working outside a town in northern Spain have been ordered to wear reflective vests to make them visible to passing traffic and reduce the ... Read more...

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Four separatists jailed for over 50 years in Spain


November 17th, 2011 - 6:30 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 17 (IANS) The Spanish National Court has sentenced four members of a separatist group ETA to jail for over 50 years, Xinhua reported.The Euskadi Ta Azkatasuna, or ETA ... Read more...

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25,000-year-old pendant found in Spain


August 11th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
San Sebastian (Spain), Aug 11 (IANS/EFE) A pendant some 25,000-years old has been found in northern Spain's Basque region by archaeologists.The piece, an oblong gray smooth stone some 10 centimeters ... Read more...

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Legendary golfer Seve Ballesteros loses battle with brain tumour


May 7th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Legendary Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros, a five-times major winner, passed away in Pedrena, in Northern Spain, Saturday after a long drawn battle with brain tumour. He ... Read more...

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Spanish gym offers nude exercise sessions to win back business


April 27th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 27 (ANI): A struggling gym in northern Spain has launched nudist workout sessions in a bid to win back customers.Liberal-minded customers in the northern town of Arrigorriaga are invited to ... Read more...

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Backache problem is as old as the Stone Age


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): An archaeologist has found that backache is not a modern problem - even cavemen suffered from it.A damaged spine found in northern Spain, with other fossil evidence, suggests ... Read more...

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Illustrious Modernist Architect, Oscar Niemeyer, Inaugurates His Museum In Brazil At The Age Of 103


December 16th, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
December 16, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Renowned and revered Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer, has commemorated his 103rd birthday on Wednesday by inaugurating a museum of his work, the Oscar Niemeyer Foundation ... Read more...

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San Sebastian to Honor Julia Roberts


August 16th, 2010 - 11:02 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 16, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Julia Roberts, who was once the highest paid Hollywood actress, is going to be awarded for her illustrious movie career at the San Sebastian film festival. ... Read more...

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Lazy crows pitch in when hardworking birds become handicapped


June 2nd, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 2 (ANI): Scrounging crows start contributing to group efforts when hardworking birds become handicapped, according to a study.Carrion crows (Corvus corone) form stable groups that share the responsibilities of breeding ... Read more...

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Spain hands down 1,000-year terms to bombers


May 22nd, 2010 - 5:04 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 22 (IANS/EFE) Spain's National Court has handed down sentences of more than 1,000 years each to three members of a terrorist group found responsible for a 2006 bombing that left ... Read more...

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Animal Cloning: Fighting Bull Cloned in Spain


May 20th, 2010 - 2:11 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For the first time is history, scientists in Spain are claiming that they have created the first fighting bull clone. The name of the bull calf is "Got" ... Read more...

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Spain partly closes air space due to volcanic ash cloud


May 8th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid/Hamburg, May 8 (DPA) Spanish aviation authorities Saturday closed the air space over northern Spain as a cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland arrived in the region. The airports of Santiago de Compostela, ... Read more...

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Britain’s James Bowthorpe set to become fastest man to cycle round the globe


September 14th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep. 14 (ANI): Less than five-and-a-half months after James Bowthorpe ventured out on his 18,000-mile bike ride through 20 countries, the cabinet-maker from south London is set to become the fastest ... Read more...

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Neanderthals could taste bitter flavors just like modern humans


August 12th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 12 (ANI): DNA analysis of ancient remains shows that Neanderthals shared with modern humans the gene that gives the ability to taste bitter flavors.Most people find the chemical, known ... Read more...

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Archaeologists discover oldest map in Western Europe


August 6th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 6 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Zaragoza have unearthed what they believe is man's earliest map, dating from almost 14,000 years ago.The research team, led by archaeologist Pilar Utrilla, ... Read more...

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Two killed, several injured in Spain blast


July 30th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 30 (Xinhua) At least two people were killed and several injured in an explosion on Spain's resort island Mallorca, according to media reports Thursday. The explosion was caused by a car ... Read more...

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50 injured in Spain bomb blast (Lead)


July 29th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 29 (DPA) A car bomb planted by suspected members of the militant Basque separatist group ETA injured 46 people overnight in the northern Spanish city of Burgos, hospital sources said ... Read more...

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37 injured in Spain bombing


July 29th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 28 (DPA) Up to 37 people were injured when a car bomb exploded outside police barracks in Burgos in northern Spain Wednesday morning, the El Mundo newspaper said in its ... Read more...

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Thousands protest against ETA in Spain


June 21st, 2009 - 3:16 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 21 (IANS) Thousands of people gathered Saturday in the Spanish city of Bilbao to protest against the Basque separatist group ETA a day after the banned outfit killed a senior ... Read more...

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Ancient humans’ teeth show they were predominately right-handed


May 24th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 24 (ANI): Studying the teeth of an ancestor of Neanderthals, known as Homo heidelbergensis, a team of Spanish researchers have come to the conclusion that "lefties" have been coping with ... Read more...

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US keeps Cuba on list of terror sponsor countries


May 1st, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (EFE) The US government has kept Cuba on the list of states that sponsor terrorism, the State Department said. Cuba remained on the terror list because "the Cuban government ... Read more...

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Top ETA leader held in France


April 20th, 2009 - 3:28 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Apil 20 (EFE) A top leader of the Basque terrorist group (ETA) has been arrested by security forces in southeastern France, authorities said Sunday. Jurdan Martitegui Lizaso, who is believed to be ... Read more...

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Eight held in Spain for plotting attacks on train


April 1st, 2009 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 31 (EFE) Eight people were arrested in Spain for planning an attack on the high-speed train being built in the northern region, Spanish Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba said. According to ... Read more...

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Robotic fish to detect water pollution


March 19th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 19 (ANI): Scientists in the UK have developed robotic fish that would released into the sea for the first time to detect water pollution.According to a report in the ... Read more...

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Antonio Banderas buys stakes in winery


March 18th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 18 (ANI): Spanish star Antonio Banderas has joined the likes of Francis Ford Coppola and singer Cliff Richard after taking a stake in a vineyard in his native Spain.The ... Read more...

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Extinct ibex brought back to life by cloning


February 1st, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): Pyrenean ibex, a form of wild mountain goat, has been resurrected for the first time after being cloned from frozen tissue.The animal was officially declared extinct in ... Read more...

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British doctors deliver baby two days after mother’s death


January 13th, 2009 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (DPA) British doctors have delivered a baby girl two days after the mother collapsed and died from a brain haemorrhage, a hospital in Oxford confirmed Tuesday.Jayne Soliman's heart was ... Read more...

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Car bomb hits university in Spain


October 30th, 2008 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 30 (Xinhua) A car bomb exploded near a university in northern Spain Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of casualty, the national radio reported.The blast, occurred near the University ... Read more...

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Obama defeat would be a shame: Woddy Allen


September 19th, 2008 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
San Sebastian (Spain), Sep 19 (DPA) US film director Woody Allen expressed strong backing for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama Friday, saying it would be "humiliation and a shame" if Obama ... Read more...

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Tourists visiting Varanasi least worried by terrorism


September 18th, 2008 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
By Girish Kumar Dubey Varanasi, Sep.18 (ANI): Though there is concern and outrage across the country against terrorism, foreign tourists arriving in Varanasi are not perturbed by terror incidents. A growing number ... Read more...

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Dubai Ports World buys majority stake in Spanish port


June 19th, 2008 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 19 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates-based marine terminal operator Dubai Ports World (DP World) has announced the purchase of a 60 percent stake in a company holding exclusive concession for ... Read more...

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