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New body ‘liquefaction’ unit unveiled in Florida funeral home

August 31, 2011

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30 August 2011 Last updated at 06:52 ET By Neil Bowdler Science reporter, BBC News Resomation founder Sandy Sullivan explains how the machine works A Glasgow-based company has installed its first commercial “alkaline hydrolysis” unit at a Florida funeral home. The unit by Resomation Ltd is billed as a green alternative to cremation and works […]

Gospel August 31, 2011

August 31, 2011

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Gospel Lk 4:38-44 After Jesus left the synagogue, he entered the house of Simon. Simon’s mother-in-law was afflicted with a severe fever, and they interceded with him about her. He stood over her, rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up immediately and waited on them. At sunset, all who had people sick […]

The wife is 20 tonnes of Mr. Gaddafi

August 31, 2011

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Sunday, 08/28/2011 | 08:30 (GMT + 7) laodong Rarely appearing in the press as well as participate in social activities, but Ms. Safia Farkash – his second wife Muammar Gaddafi – has quite a reputation by producing vast resources no one knows, as well as influence quite large even silently. From nurse to First Lady […]

4 PIOs among Obama’s top fundraisers

August 31, 2011

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PTI | Aug 31, 2011, 06.36AM IST timesofindia WASHINGTON: Four Indian Americans have emerged among the key fund raisers for Barack Obama, raising almost a million dollars among themselves for the US president’s re-election campaign. According to OpenSecrets .Org, a sum of $35 million, of the total $86 million raised, has come from 244 people. […]

For every runaway bride, a virgin free?

August 31, 2011

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PTI | Aug 31, 2011, 06.41AM IST timesofindia BEIJING: Marriage bureaus in China are promising a Vietnamese virgin woman free to Chinese men if the wives they bought from the neighbouring country go missing. Matchmaking agencies’ posted new advertisements on telegraph poles stating that people can marry women from Vietnam in three months if they […]

Pope asks forgiveness for ‘cradle Catholics’ who did not evangelize

August 31, 2011

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By David Kerr Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Aug 30, 2011 / 06:45 pm (EWTN News/CNA) Pope Benedict XVI has asked forgiveness on behalf of generations of “cradle Catholics” who have failed to transmit the faith to others. “We who have known God since we were young, must ask forgiveness,” said Pope Benedict to a gathering of […]

1 Killed, 2 Injured in Shooting Near Copenhagen Mosque

August 31, 2011

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by Naharnet Newsdesk 16 hours ago A shooting outside a Copenhagen mosque after prayers to mark the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan has left one person dead and at least two people injured, police said Tuesday. Police spokesman Lau Thygesen said the shooting took place outside the Muslim Culture Institute, located in […]

Iran Invites Libya Rebel Chief to Tehran

August 31, 2011

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by Naharnet Newsdesk 18 hours ago Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has invited the head of the Libyan rebels’ National Transitional Council (NTC) to visit Tehran, a foreign ministry statement said on Tuesday. “In a phone conversation (Monday night) with the NTC head, Salehi congratulated the victory of the Muslim people of Libya and […]

Collar-bomb suspect’s fate in the hands of Clinton

August 31, 2011

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8:45 AM Tuesday Aug 30, 2011 nzherald US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will ultimately decide if accused collar bomb suspect Paul Douglas Peters is extradited to Australia, US prosecutors told a Kentucky judge. Peters is locked up in Oldham County Jail ahead of an October 14 extradition hearing before US District Court Judge Dave […]

Israeli warships on ‘routine’ patrol in Red Sea

August 31, 2011

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maannews Published yesterday 18:18 JERUSALEM (Reuters) — An Israeli military official said on Tuesday that two additional warships had been stationed in the Red Sea but added that this was no more than routine. He played down reports that they were connected to an Egyptian sweep of the Sinai peninsula for militants that has been […]