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Yoga for Bedtime

Need a little extra help relaxing before going to sleep?<p>Short Meditation<p>Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Sit up and lean slightly back on your pillows or backboard. Close your eyes and rest your hands on …

Aid Agencies: Philippines Typhoon Should Be Climate Change “Wake-Up Call”

The British Disasters Emergency Committee said Typhoon Haiyan was an example of the kind of threat the world is under due to climate change, reports …

Passenger 'falls' from small plane

<b>Florida authorities are searching for the body of a man who reportedly fell from a plane into the Atlantic Ocean.</b><p>The pilot of a small aeroplane flying near Miami reported to an air traffic controller that a passenger, later named as Geraldo Nales, 42, opened the back door and "just fell".<p>The …

Airplanes

Twelve 'Syrian' migrants die off Greek coast

<b>At least 12 undocumented migrants, four of them children, have drowned after their fibreglass boat sank off Greece.</b><p>The authorities were alerted to the incident early on Friday by 15 survivors who made it to shore on the island of Lefkada in the Ionian Sea.<p>A Greek police source said the dead people …

Amazon deforestation increased by one-third in past year

Destruction of the Amazon rainforest has increased by almost one-third in the past year, reversing a decade-long trend of better protection for the world's greatest rainforest.<p>Environmentalists blamed a controversial weakening of legal protections passed by President Dilma Rousseff for the increase …

Horse Stampede Causes Car Crashes

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After 12 years, Starbucks loses 'Charbucks' appeal

Business News<p><b>NEW YORK</b> — Starbucks Corp. has failed to persuade a federal appeals court to stop a small, family-owned New Hampshire roaster from selling coffee known as "Charbucks."<p>Ruling in a case that began in 2001, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Black Bear Micro Roastery and its …

Study Finds Condition of Polar Bears in Arctic’s Chukchi Sea Stable Despite Sea Ice Loss

A recent study found that the condition of polar bears in the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea has remained stable despite sea ice loss, while the condition of another population in the Beaufort Sea has declined.<p>The researchers studied the overall health and reproductive rates of polar bears in the Chukchi …

By 2015, Chinese tourists could spend more than all the world’s luxury shoppers combined

In two years, Chinese tourists could be spending as much as $194 billion a year in Europe, the US, Asia and other vacation spots. That’s according to Morgan Stanley, in a research note this week on luxury companies.<p>That figure speaks of the growing economic clout of China’s middle class—but also …

China

The dark side of diamonds | Latin America

<b>No subject is off limits - Redi Tlhabi talks frankly to inspiring and intriguing personalities from across the world.</b><p>"A diamond is forever," claims the marketing - and yes, this precious stone has come to signify eternal, sparkling romance.<p>But diamonds also have a dark side - as a commodity that …

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Helicopter crashes in to 38-storey luxury apartment block in Seoul

Pilots killed as propeller blades clip side of high rise building sending helicopter crashing in to the ground<p>A helicopter plunged to the ground in Seoul, killing both pilots after its propeller clipped the side of a 38-story luxury apartment building.<p>Fire official Cha Yang-oh told reporters …

Space probe Gaia searches for galaxy's dark energy

European scientists are preparing to launch a probe that will transform our understanding of our galaxy. The spacecraft, called Gaia, will carry the world's biggest, most accurate camera which it will use to pinpoint more than a billion stars with unprecedented precision and create a 3D map of the …

India buys third aircraft carrier amid rivalry with China

India has heightened its rivalry with China by taking possession of its third aircraft carrier, a refurbished Soviet-era vessel.<p>The £1.4bn ($2.3bn) aircraft carrier, handed over on Saturday at a north Russian shipyard, will help India to counterbalance the expansion of the Chinese navy.<p>The …

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Could arthritis drug combat Alzheimer's?

At the beginning of next year, Clive Holmes will attempt to do something remarkable. But you'd never guess it from meeting this mild-mannered psychiatrist with a hint of a Midlands accent. In fact, you could be sitting in his office in the Memory Assessment and Research Centre at Southampton …

Typhoon Haiyan and the language of disaster

A lie repeated often and confidently enough can become widely mistaken for the truth, becoming a belief that obscures the facts. False beliefs about disaster follow this model; their poison is concentrated in a few oft-deployed words, notably "mobs," "panic" and "looting."<p>This poison is being …

Typhoons

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