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  • Viewers Watch CBS on Christmas Eve

    Fast National ratings for Monday, Dec. 24, 2007. 'Twas the night before Christmas and very few people were watching TV, though CBS and ABC can claim small victories if they so desire. Overall, CBS averaged a 3.2 rating/7 share, just beating the 2.7/6...
  • Fossil of giant 'Devil Toad' found

    A frog the size of a bowling ball, with heavy armor and teeth, lived among dinosaurs millions of years ago -- intimidating enough that scientists who unearthed its fossils dubbed the beast Beelzebufo, or Devil Toad. But its size -- 10 pounds and 16...
  • Nicholson Baker's "Human Smoke"

    By Jeffrey Herf Conventional wisdom among historians asserts that Adolf Hitler started World War II at a time and place of his own choosing to achieve political goals he could not have reached by peaceful means. He did so despite the fact that the great...
  • Alaotra grebe, water bird native to Madagascar, is extinct, conservation group announces

     
    GENEVA — Alien fish species and nylon nets have led to the extinction of a water bird in Madagascar, a conservation group said Wednesday. The fragile bird, known as the alaotra grebe, was finally declared extinct 25 years after the......
  • Foreign tourist boards

    For tourist information on selected foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or...
  • Smuggled tortoises, cannabis seized by customs officials in Malaysian airport

     
    Tortoises may move slowly, but even a little movement can be a lifesaver. Customs staff at Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport noticed something stirring in two bags and discovered 300 tortoises hidden amid shredded paper. Found taped up...
  • Trade in endangered reptiles is rampant in Indonesia, wildlife monitoring network says

     
    JAKARTA, Indonesia — The most threatened tortoise in the world is being sold openly at a plant and animal exposition in the heart of Indonesia's capital, highlighting concerns about the rampant -- and growing -- illegal pet trade. The country......
  • LEBANON: Beach clubs blatantly discriminate against African and Asian workers [Updated]

     
    Summer in Lebanon is beach season, especially among the leisure class and wealthy expatriates who travel extensively and often complain of racism in the West. But some of the country's top beach clubs that cater to these same spenders are......
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Opens on IMAX Nov. 7

    FORT LAUDERDALE -- The Autonation IMAX will screen the animated sequel to Madagascar from Nov. 7 thorugh Dec. 11. In Escape 2 Africa, Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria, King Julien, Maurice and the penguins and chimps fly an old, crashed plane that's been...
  • Which country is the largest producer of vanilla beans? a) Mexico b) Indonesia c) Madagascar

    ANSWER: c) Madagascar
  • Houston Happenings for Halloween Weekend

    It's a world where darkness and danger loom at every corner. This Halloween check out Scream World, the attraction has been named one of America's best haunts, and although Friday is Halloween the attraction will remain open through Sunday. From screams...