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Expedition Begins to Uncover Fate of Amelia Earhart

Posted July 4th, 2012 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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An expedition is underway to resolve the mystery surrounding pioneering U.S. aviator Amelia Earhart, who disappeared 75 years ago this month. A team of scientists and salvagers set sail Tuesday from Hawaii for an island near the remote South Pacific nation of Kiribati. They are searching for clues into Earhart’s disappearance as she was flying […]

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Burma Parliament Reconvenes with Focus on Economy

Posted July 4th, 2012 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s parliament reconvenes Wednesday, with lawmakers set to begin debate on a series of laws aimed at developing the impoverished country’s long-stagnant economy. The new session of the National Assembly is a key test for rapidly changing Burma, which has made a series of dramatic political reforms since its long-time military rulers stepped aside last […]

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Poisonous Radioactive Element Found in Yasser Arafat’s Effects

Posted July 4th, 2012 at 12:00 am (UTC-5)
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Traces of the radioactive poisonous element polonium have been found in the belongings of late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, according to the Swiss-based Institute of Radiophysics . An Institute spokesman told Reuters news agency “surprisingly” high levels of polonium-210 were found in Arafat’s belongings. But he stressed clinical symptoms described in Arafat’s medical reports were […]

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