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Saudis Clamp Down on Valentine’s Roses

Religious police in Saudi Arabia are banning the sale of Valentine’s Day gifts including red roses, a local newspaper has reported.

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February 14, 2008

Leaf in His Hair

He was strutting along oblivious to his surrounding and to the fact that there was a leaf stuck in his hair. He was singing along to the beat of his own drum. He seemed so comfortable and happy even though it was hot and sunny outside and he was not sitting in an air-conditioned car like me…

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February 14, 2008

Canada–An Election Call Over Afghanistan? Bring it on

The resolution tabled in the Commons two days ago by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s governing Conservatives is blunt and to the point. Subject to conditions that now seem likely to be met, it calls for Canadians troops to stay on fighting in Kandahar until at least the end of 2011. It essentially says that those who don’t support the government are sissies. And it dares the opposition to defy it.

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February 14, 2008

Controversial Muslim Cleric Banned from Britain

The government has been criticised by moderate Muslim groups for banning a controversial Muslim scholar from entering Britain and branding him an extremist.

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February 14, 2008

Kids’ Section–Turtles

Turtles are reptilians of the Order Testudines (all living turtles belong to the crown group Chelonia), most of whose body is shielded by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs. The Order Testudines includes both living (extant) and extinct species.

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