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German brewers want UNESCO status for ‘pure beer’ law

German brewers want UNESCO status for ‘pure beer’ law

Dec 02, – German brewers have launched a bid to get a unique law regulating the brewing of beer recognized by UNESCO. They hope to get the world heritage seal of approval in time for the 500th anniversary of the regulation. The German Brewers Federation announced on Monday that it had submitted an application to […]

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Sexual violence in parts of UK ‘as bad as in warzones’

Sexual violence in parts of UK ‘as bad as in warzones’

Nov 26, – London: The level of sexual violence in gang-afflicted neighbourhoods is comparable to that seen in war zones, according to the author of a new report. “In some areas the level of sexual violence and the types of violence inflicted are comparable to how sexual violence is used in war-torn territories,” said Professor […]

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Italy’s Mount Etna erupts, showers volcanic ash on towns

Italy’s Mount Etna erupts, showers volcanic ash on towns

Nov 24, MILAN — Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, has erupted again, showering volcanic ash on towns dotting the mountain’s slopes and nearby Taormina. The eruption Saturday did not force any evacuations, but a highway was closed for half an hour as a precaution. Authorities also briefly closed two of four air corridors serving […]

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India: Eight dead, as Cyclone Helen hits Andhra coast

India: Eight dead, as Cyclone Helen hits Andhra coast

Nov 22, – Hyderabad: At least 8 people were killed as Cyclone Helen hit the Andhra Pradesh coast near Machlipatanam on Friday afternoon causing large scale devastation in the coastal districts of Krishna, West and East Godavari. Disaster authorities expect “high rainfall during the next 24 hours” in three coastal districts of cyclone-prone Andhra Pradesh, […]

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pays tribute to victims of Auschwitz death camp

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pays tribute to victims of Auschwitz death camp

Nov 18, OSWIECIM, Poland — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday visited the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz to pay tribute to Holocaust victims. Ban walked through the infamous “Arbeit Macht Frei” (Work Makes You Free) gate to see exhibitions that document the inhuman conditions that the inmates suffered there. Housed in red brick […]

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News Update: Monster Typhoon Haiyan batters Philippines with winds of 195mph

News Update: Monster Typhoon Haiyan batters Philippines with winds of 195mph

Nov 08, – MANILA, Philippines The strongest typhoon this year slammed into the Philippines on Friday, setting off landslides, knocking out power in several provinces and cutting communications in the country’s central region of island provinces. Four people died. Telephone lines appeared down as it was difficult to get through to the landfall site 405 […]

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