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  • Parched English fields reveal ancient sites

    2010-09-01 09:16

    The exceptionally dry early summer months in Britain have revealed the ghostly outlines of several hundred previously unknown ancient sites buried in fields across the English countryside.

  • Edinburgh Fringe and Book festivals sign off for 2010

    2010-09-01 09:15

    The Edinburgh Fringe Festival reported ticket sales of almost two million during the three-week run of the world's biggest annual artistic gathering of seasoned performers and complete newcomers in the fields of comedy, dance, theater and song.

  • It isn't business as usual on the highway less traveled

    2010-09-01 09:12

    There was the comforting glow of computer screens and clack of keys being pressed on hundreds of keyboards as youngsters hunched over their terminals at a cyber caf near the train station in Ordos, Inner Mongolia autonomous region.

  • Long-lived Dutch might be bad news for insurers

    2010-09-01 08:54

    The Dutch are set to live longer -- good news for them but bad news for insurers that are expected to suffer from higher capital requirements and tighter profit margins as a result.

  • Man arrested for trying to dazzle pilots with laser

    2010-09-01 08:54

    A man appeared in court on Tuesday accused of trying to dazzle pilots with a laser beam as they were landing at France's second-busiest airport Paris Orly, aviation authorities said.

  • I'm learning British English here in Beijing

    2010-08-31 11:18

    When I moved from the United States to Beijing last year, I thought I would learn Chinese.

  • A summer of packed schedules

    2010-08-31 10:54

    The two-month long summer vacation for students is hardly a break from studies, with at least 40 percent of them spending their time in training schools, according to a recent survey by the Horizon Research Consultancy Group.

  • Test of perseverance

    2010-08-31 10:11

    Students with low university entrance exam scores are flocking to Jiangsu province's Jiangyan for intensive training, betting on brighter job prospects with one more year's toil.

  • "Spiderman" climbs Sydney building into police net

    2010-08-31 09:31

    A French daredevil climber who has scaled skyscrapers around the world was arrested in Sydney on Monday after climbing a 57-storey building and into the arms of waiting police.

  • What makes us human? Bringing food to a funeral

    2010-08-31 09:17

    Remains of the earliest known feast in a cave in Israel show that humans have been bringing food to funerals for millennia and suggest that burial feasts may have helped shape modern society, researchers said on Monday.

  • Older people enjoy reading negative stories about young

    2010-08-31 09:16

    Older people like reading negative news stories about their younger counterparts because it boosts their own self-esteem, according to a new study.

  • Gender pay gap getting worse, not better: Australian study

    2010-08-31 09:16

    Equal pay for men and women remains a pipe dream in Australia with a report on Monday showing the pay gap between the sexes is wider now than 30 years ago.

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