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Happy New Year - from China

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February 7th marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year 4,706 - The year of the Rat. The fifteen-day long celebration that starts on the eve of the New Year, is the most important holiday for the Chinese people.

Southern U.S. States Hit By Powerful Tornadoes

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Powerful tornadoes swept through the Southern U.S. States of Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Alabama. The storms, which hit Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, are the worst ones to strike the area over the last decade.

Super Duper Tuesday Update

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The results of Super Duper Tuesday are out and while people who voted for the Republican Party seem to have chosen the person they want to represent them for the final elections, voters for the Democratic party remain divided.

New Orleans celebrates Mardi Gras

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Thousands of people gathered on the streets of New Orleans today, to listen to live music and watch colorful parades as the city celebrated Mardi Gras - the grand finale of the 12-day festival season.

The Beatles play for Space Aliens

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Yesterday the folks at NASA completed yet another successful mission. However, unlike their other missions, this did not entail sending an Astronaut on a dangerous spacewalk or launching a space shuttle. Entitled "To boldly go where no music has ever gone before"  - this mission was to beam music into deep space for the first time ever.

Aaaaaaaargh! - It's six more weeks of Winter

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"As I look around me, a bright sky I see, and a shadow beside me. Six more weeks of winter it will be!"  - This was the prediction from "Punxsutawney Phil", the legendary groundhog on February 2nd, the official Groundhog Day.

After Superbowl Sunday - Super Duper Tuesday

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Super Tuesday is the name given to the day in an election year, when a number of U.S. States hold elections simultaneously, to help decide who will be the final two candidates that will represent the Democratic and Republican Party for the Presidential elections in November.

Giant Pre-historic Tusks on Display in Greece

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Tusks of a giant pre-historic mastodon found in July 2007 and measuring over 15ft each, were recently put on display at a museum in Northern Greece. In addition to the tusks, scientists also found the upper and lower jaws of the creature, with some of its teeth intact.

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