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.

dateMay 11, 2011 in Other
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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.

dateMay 11, 2011 in Health
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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 ...

dateMay 11, 2011 in Ecology
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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 ...

dateMay 11, 2011 in Internet
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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 ...

dateMay 11, 2011 in Internet
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