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18/02/14
« on: Tuesday, 18 February, 2014 @ 00:20:57 »
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Elephant hunter becomes agriculture boss

A German conservation official who caused uproar after he boasted about shooting an elephant in Botswana has been made president of a state agricultural institute rather than being sacked.
http://www.thelocal.de/20140204/elephant-hunter-bureaucrat-gets-promotion

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« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 18 February, 2014 @ 00:38:36 »
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China’s poorest beat our best pupils
Children of factory workers and cleaners in Far East achieve better exam results than offspring of British lawyers and doctors, says OECD
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/10645090/Chinas-poorest-beat-our-best-pupils.html

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Re: 18/02/14
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 18 February, 2014 @ 03:07:08 »
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A ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid which is three times the size of a football pitch and travelling at 27,000 miles an hour will pass close to Earth on Monday night.

Although the speeding chunk of rock – named 2000 EM26 – will be 1.6 million miles away it still represents a close shave for our planet in astronomical terms.

It will be tracked by the online Slooh Space Camera which monitors asteroids but scientists say it poses no threat to Earth.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/10644805/Asteroid-to-hurtle-past-the-Earth-at-27000-mph.html


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Re: 18/02/14
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 18 February, 2014 @ 13:29:23 »
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Whole-life sentences: 'Life means life' for worst offenders ruled legal by Court of Appeal

The principle of whole-life jail sentences for killers was backed today by judges following a clash between Britain and the European Court of Human Rights.

A panel of five judges at the Court of Appeal backed the Government’s argument that “life should mean life” in the “most heinous cases”.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/wholelife-sentences-life-means-life-for-worst-offenders-ruled-legal-by-court-of-appeal-9135538.html

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Re: 18/02/14
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 18 February, 2014 @ 13:40:49 »
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A 6.7 magnitude earthquake has struck off the Caribbean island of Barbados, according to reports.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties in Barbados or the nearby islands of Martinique or St Lucia.

So far, no tsunami warning has been issued.
http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/02/18/47017/earthquake-hits-barbados.html


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Re: 18/02/14
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 18 February, 2014 @ 13:48:13 »
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Excursions halted after Sinai bombing
Two of Britain’s biggest tour operators has halted all excursions to St Catherine’s Monastery, on the Sinai Peninsula, following Sunday’s fatal bomb attack on a tourist bus returning from the site
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/egypt/10644003/Excursions-halted-after-Sinai-bombing.html


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Thomas Cook... revealed last week that it had lost £15 million of bookings to Egypt in the three months to the end of December due to the political unrest in the country.
http://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?news_id=2010287

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Re: 18/02/14
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 18 February, 2014 @ 19:37:59 »
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