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Gene plays key role in monarch butterfly's miraculous migration

Oct 02, 2014

Gene plays key role in monarch butterfly's miraculous migration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) The 3,000mile (4,800km) mass migration of monarch butterflies in North America is one of the insect world's fantastic feats, with millions embarking on the arduous journey from as far north as Canada down into Mexico and the California coast each autumn. Scientists who scoured the genome of these colorful insects offered new insight on Wednesday into this annual airborne adventure. They pinpointed a single gene related to flight muscle efficiency that plays a major role in the monarch butterfly's migration #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Russia #Italy #California #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
France to send three more fighter jets, warship to Gulf

Oct 02, 2014

France to send three more fighter jets, warship to Gulf

PARIS (Reuters) France will send an additional three Rafale fighter jets to its base in the United Arab Emirates and a warship to the region as part of coalition efforts to support the Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State, the defence ministry said on Wednesday. "This will increase our support to Iraqi forces in terms of surveillance and will provide a naval capacity to take part with our allies in the control of air space in the zone," it said in a statement #facebook #United States #Japan #Brazil #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
New NATO leader offers olive branch to Russia

Oct 02, 2014

New NATO leader offers olive branch to Russia

BRUSSELS (Reuters) NATO's new leader offered an olive branch to Russia on Wednesday, saying he saw no contradiction between a strong alliance and building a constructive relationship with Moscow. Former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, who took over on Wednesday as NATO secretarygeneral, struck a more conciliatory tone towards Moscow than his Danish predecessor Anders Fogh Rasmussen. #facebook #India #China #Business #Brazil #Arabic #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Ukraine #opinion
Insight  Saudi Arabia fears Yemeni tumult may boost its main foe Iran

Oct 02, 2014

Insight Saudi Arabia fears Yemeni tumult may boost its main foe Iran

RIYADH (Reuters) The capture of Yemen's capital by rebels with ties to Iran has jolted Saudi Arabia, prompting a scramble by Riyadh to prevent its Shi'ite Muslim rival from exploiting the takeover to make trouble in the kingdom's backyard. The Sunni Muslim country is also concerned that the security deterioration in its southern neighbour, where the Shi'ite Houthi fighters seized Sanaa on Sept #facebook #India #Business #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #markets #Italy #Muslim #opinion
Geraldine Mock, first woman to fly solo around the world, dies at 88

Oct 02, 2014

Geraldine Mock, first woman to fly solo around the world, dies at 88

CLEVELAND (Reuters) Geraldine Jerrie Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world, has died at the age of 88, a family friend said on Wednesday. Mock, a Newark, Ohio, native known as "the flying housewife," died in her Florida home on Tuesday, said the friend, Mary Kelley. Mock was 38 on March 19, 1964, when she took off from Columbus, Ohio, in a 1953 Cessna 180 singleengine monoplane named the "Spirit of Columbus," according to the Smithsonian Institutions National Air and Space Museum Archives. #Politics #United States #Business #Brazil #Technology #Middle East #United Kingdom #opinion

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FIFA World Cup History: Just Fontaine's unbreakable record

May 09, 2014

FIFA World Cup History: Just Fontaine's unbreakable record

Just Fontaine however holds the record for the highest number of goals scored in a single tournament: representing France at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, Fontaine scored 13 as Les Bleus finished third in Scandinavia. #Sports #World Cup #Brazil #France #football #KickingAround #2014 FIFA World Cup #World Cup History #Just Fontaine #13 #1958 World Cup
FIFA World Cup History: Just Fontaine's unbreakable record

Oct 01, 2014

Brazil TV will highlight 'how Dublin works'

Brazil and Latin America's biggest broadcaster is on its way to Dublin to see how working Irish-style makes the world a better place... #Latin America #Dublin, Ireland