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11/03/2009
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Apple to sell Netbook

Apple Inc. plans to introduce a touch-screen netbook computer as early as the second half of this year, Dow Jones Newswires reported, a move that may give the company a sales boost as demand for desktops slows. The company is working on the laptops with Taiwan’s Quanta Computer Inc. and Wintek Corp., Dow Jones said Tuesday, citing two people close to the situation. The machines’ screens may measure about 10 inches (25.4 centimeters), Dow Jones said. Continue reading

11/03/2009
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One Million Migratory Birds Slaughtered In Cyprus

More than 1.1 million songbirds prized as culinary delicacies were illegally slaughtered by trappers in Cyprus in the past year, a conservation group said Tuesday. Cyprus lies on a key migratory route and bird trapping has been commonplace for years. Trappers use either fine mist nets or sticks dipped in sticky lime. Continue reading

11/03/2009
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Sea levels to surge at least a metre by 2100, scientists warn at Copenhagen meeting

Months before make-or-break climate negotiations, a conclave of scientists warned Tuesday that the impact of global warming was accelerating beyond a forecast made by U.N. experts two years ago. Sea levels this century may rise several times higher than predictions made in 2007 that form the scientific foundation for policymakers today, the meeting heard. Continue reading

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