Talks fail to defuse Ivory Coast row
Talks brokered by former South African President Thabo Mbeki fail to defuse Ivory Coast's power struggle, with Gbagbo and Outtara both claiming the presidency.
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Samsung : Q4 phone margins better
Samsung Electronics says Q4 handset profit margins will be higher than previous quarter, smartphones to outstrip total handset market's under 10 percent growth in 2011.
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NATO responds to Albanian flooding
NATO begins airlift response to the worst flooding in Albania in recent history.
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Ireland braced for scrooge Christmas
Ireland's government will unveil a record austerity budget later today, inflicting more pain on voters in an attempt to impress the IMF and EU and ensure quick access to their rescue funds.
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SK evacuees, anti NK protests
South Korean evacuees are still living in shelters, protesters in Seoul make known their discontent.
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Japan's corporate mood sours
Reuters Tankan survey shows Japanese manufacturers' sentiment souring in December, confidence may vanish by March next year.
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"In the Name of God: Regulating Religion in Indian Elections"
A talk by Ronojoy Sen, Visiting Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy.
Author(s): The Center for International Studies at the Univer

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"A Sky to Fly: Archiving Women's Lives in Words and Images"
A talk by C.S. Lakshmi, founder and Director of Sound & Picture Archive for Research on Women (SPARROW) in Mumbai.
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"The Informal Economy in Mexico"
Santiago Levy is Vice President for Sector and Knowledge at the Inter-American Development Bank and author of the book Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes: Social Policy, Informality and Economic Growth in Mexico. Mr. Levy speaks on the growth of Mexico’s informal economy.
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"Aesthetics of Indian Art"
A talk by Ramachandran Nagaswamy, Director of Archaeology (retired) at the University of Kanchipuram.
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Tax extension debate rages on
Economists say the extension of U.S. tax cuts will benefit the economy, but ordinary Americans wonder if the tax cuts, including those for wealthy Americans will be worth the eventual cost.
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Japan eyes rare earth deals
Japanese trading houses eyes rare earth deals, as Chinese supply concerns mount.
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"the boys i mean are not refined" by E E Cummings (poetry reading)
The stills are from "Rebel Without a Cause" with James Dean, 1955. the boys i mean are not refined they go with girls who buck and bite they do not give a fuck for luck they hump them thirteen times a night one hangs a hat upon her tit one carves a cross on her behind they do not give a shit for wit the boys i mean are not refined they come with girls who bite and buck who cannot read and cannot write who laugh like they would fall apart and masturbate with dynamite the boys i mean are not
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"Birth of the Girl-Child: Speculations on the Nineteenth Century Reawakening"
A talk by Ruby Lal, Associate Professor Department of South Asian Studies at Emory University.
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Old English Prose
Topics include the first attempts at prose in the English language, 'short stories', historical texts, legal documents, as well as such writers as Alfred the Great, and Aelfric of Eynsham.
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Internet Scout Project
Dr. Ron Blakey at Northern Arizona University offers a series of global views illustrating how the Earth may have looked during the past 600 million years. The globes are colored to demonstrate the climate and vegetation for locations at a given time. Students and educators can inspect the images in four different views: global time slices in mollewide projection, global time slices at high resolution, global time slices at low resolution, and global time slices in rectangular format. This websi
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3.1 Introduction
The extreme challenges of life in the polar regions require the animals who make their habitat there to make many adaptations. This unit explores the polar climate and how animals like reindeer, polar bears, penguins, sea life and even humans manage to survive there. It looks at the adaptations to physiological proceses, the environmental effects on diet, activity and fecundity, and contrasts the strategies of aquatic and land-based animals in surviving in this extreme habitat. This unit builds
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2.3 Environmental regulation of breeding
The extreme challenges of life in the polar regions require the animals who make their habitat there to make many adaptations. This unit explores the polar climate and how animals like reindeer, polar bears, penguins, sea life and even humans manage to survive there. It looks at the adaptations to physiological proceses, the environmental effects on diet, activity and fecundity, and contrasts the strategies of aquatic and land-based animals in surviving in this extreme habitat. This unit builds
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Model village in China aims higher
China's Huaxi village wants to lose model village tag and be a city, makes big bet on tourism and services sector growth.
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Top Mexican drug lord gunned down
Mexican security forces killed a leader of the powerful La Familia drug cartel, a top government official said. Pavithra George reports.
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