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Mar 11, 2010 - Sweden burns rabbits for Fuels

"The Swedes are enjoying the warmth, but the rabbits don’t. Burning bunny is an annual practice in Stockholm that is used to combat rabbit overpopulation in the city's extensive network of parks. But this is the first time the animals have ever been used as a form of heating. According to Leo Virta, chief executive of Konvex, the company handling the bunny-burning, ""The bodies contain a lot of fat, and fat has exactly the same energy content as normal heating oil."" Supporters said that using them for fuel was both economical and...

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Mar 10, 2010 - Backgrounder: Indonesian former president Wahid

"JAKARTA, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian former president Abdurrahman Wahid passed away at the age of 69 in the country's landmark hospital Cipto Mangunkusumo (RSCM) on Wednesday, due to complications of stroke, kidney and heart problems. Wahid was born on Sept. 7, 1940 in Jombang, East Java, as the eldest child among six siblings. His grandfather is Hasyim Asy'ari, co-founder of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), which is one of the largest independent Islamic organizations in the world. And his father Wahid Hasyim was appointed as Indonesia's first...

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Mar 10, 2010 - Fees for using bathroom on airplanes

"Many companies suffered declining profits in 2009, so they had to make up for by adding luggage, food and drink surcharges. But British budget airline Ryanair planed to charge people to use the bathroom. The carrier said it would install credit-card readers and charge $1.65 to use the bathroom. The company also said it plans to remove two of the three bathrooms on each aircraft. According to officials, it will be at least two years before they have removed and reconfigured the airplane bathrooms. Meanwhile, a Japanese company decided to...

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Mar 10, 2010 - Finland Experiences Baby Boom This Year

"A record number of babies were born in Finland in 2009, Statistics Finland reported Wednesday. According to preliminary data from Statistics Finland, 60,100 babies were born in Finland this year. The last time Finland experienced such a baby boom was in 1996. Some 5,351,000 people are estimated to live in Finland by the end of this year. The number of people residing in Finland has increased by 25,000 from the previous year. About 10,500 people moved to Finland from abroad in 2009, which is roughly the same number as in 2008 "

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Mar 10, 2010 - EU Welcomes Russia's Assurance of Oil Supplies via Ukraine s

"The European Union (EU) Tuesday welcomed Russia's assurance of oil supplies via Ukraine to the 27- member bloc. The European Commission, executive arm of the EU, said that the Russian government informed it that Russia had reached an agreement with Ukraine on the transit conditions and no interruption of oil supplies was foreseen. EU Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs said that he was very glad to note that the Russian and Ukrainian sides had found an agreement avoiding a disruption of oil supplies to the EU. The Russian government...

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Aug 8, 2009 - Goose Bay & Cape Norman

We heard of an iceberg in Goose Bay & took the short drive over to see. Sure enough, there it was, melting away. Goose Bay was also nice. They had a Welcome Home festival where they send invitations to anyone who was from Goose Bay to come home for a visit. This is done only every 10-15 years, so it was special for them. Cape Norman was just another lighthouse, but it was perched on a cliff commanding a wonderful view of the Strait of Belle Isle leading to the Gulf of St Lawrence. Now south to Deer Lake to visit south end of Gros Morne &...

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