Archive: 05/11/2011

WikiLeaks' Assange awarded top Sydney peace prize

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was Wednesday awarded the Sydney Peace Foundation's top honour for "exceptional courage in pursuit of human rights", joining the likes of Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama.

May 11, 2011
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More than 1,100 rapes daily in DRCongo: study

More than 1,100 women are raped every day in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), making sexual violence against women 26 times more common than previously thought, a study concluded Wednesday.

May 11, 2011
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Beware of predatory male black bears

Fatal encounters with black bears have been exceedingly rare during the last century, but appear to be mainly the result of predatory male bears targeting humans in their wilderness home ranges, according to a new study led ...

May 11, 2011
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The guerilla roots of the Skype calling service

In buying Skype, Microsoft is getting one of the rare companies that has turned its name into a verb, like Xerox or Google. "Let's Skype" is a phrase understandable, with slight translation, in much of the ...

May 11, 2011
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Lady Gaga to debut songs on online game FarmVille

(AP) -- Lady Gaga is turning to an unusual method to cultivate her fan base: The pop icon is releasing songs from her new album on a section of the popular online game "FarmVille" before they can be heard ...

May 11, 2011
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Flooded river taking aim at Mississippi Delta

(AP) -- William Jefferson paddles slowly down his street in a small boat, past his house and around his church, both flooded from the bulging Mississippi River that has rolled into the Delta.

May 11, 2011
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