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Oil falls below $ 50 a barrel

Posted by Mai on 21st November 2008

Manila Bulletin Online
Oil falls below $ 50 a barrel

Department of Energy calls for bigger rollbacks
OPEC ministers meet in Cairo on falling prices

LONDON (AFP) – Oil prices sank under 50 dollars a barrel in London on Thursday, reaching the lowest levels for three and a half years, as the market was plagued by weak energy demand.

Brent North Sea crude for delivery in January tumbled to 48.54 dollars a barrel – last reached in May 2005. The contract had closed on Wednesday at 51.72 dollars.

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Pope decries godless societies

Posted by Mai on 5th October 2008

Philippine Star – Articles – -
Pope decries godless societies

Monday, October 6, 2008

ROME – Pope Benedict XVI warned Sunday that modern culture is pushing God out of people’s lives, causing nations once rich in religious faith to lose their identities.

Benedict celebrated a Mass in the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls to open a worldwide meeting of bishops on the relevance of the Bible for contemporary Catholics.

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Swiss man flies over Channel on jet wing

Posted by Mai on 26th September 2008

Philippine Star – Articles – -
Swiss man flies over Channel on jet wing

Saturday, September 27, 2008

DOVER – A Swiss daredevil crossed the English Channel strapped to a homemade jet-propelled wing yesterday, parachuting into a field near the white cliffs of Dover after a 10-minute solo flight.

Yves Rossy leapt from a plane at more than 2,500 meters, fired up his jets and made the 35-kilometer trip from Calais in France in about 10 minutes. Rossy passed over a thin strip of land in front of South Foreland lighthouse, looped over onlookers and opened his parachute, his wings still strapped to his back.

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‘Stupidest’ German bankers suspended

Posted by Mai on 19th September 2008

The Manila Times Internet Edition
FEATURE

‘Stupidest’ German bankers suspended

BERLIN: Three executives dubbed “Germany’s stupidest bankers” in the press have been suspended from state bank KfW over erroneous transfers of more than 500 million euros ($710 million) to the bankrupt Lehman Brothers.

Two board members and a top risk control manager were suspended “pending final clarification of the incident” following a meeting of KfW’s supervisory board meeting attended by top ministers including Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck, the bank said in a statement late Thursday.

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Pope asked to give up fur

Posted by Mai on 14th August 2008

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Pope asked to give up fur

Friday, August 15, 2008

ROME – A group opposed to wearing fur has asked Pope Benedict XVI to give up his ermine-trimmed attire.

The Italian Association for the Defense of Animals and the Environment said Wednesday it has collected about 2,000 online signatures since the campaign was launched in July.

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Reaching for the sky: the world’s highest structures

Posted by Mai on 28th May 2008

INQUIRER.net
Reaching for the sky: the world’s highest structures

Agence France-Presse
First Posted 07:37:00 05/28/2008

PARIS — French officials on Tuesday said that a new tower to be built on the western edges of Paris would soar 301 meters (990 feet) into the sky.

This will make it the city’s highest man-made structure after the Eiffel Tower, which is 324 meters (1,063 feet) high.

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