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Over-trimming reduces Brazilian rainforest to narrow North-South strip

environmentalists hoping that South America will turn itself aroundA study by conservationists has found that changing attitudes to deforestation by fashion-conscious logging firms has led to the curious spectacle of the almost total denuding of the Brazilian treeline, apart from a thin north-south strip which is trimmed back enthusiastically at the first sign of it spreading.

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Posted: Jun 6th, 2011
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Queen faces fitness battle for Derby

Royal watchers and sports enthusiasts alike are waiting eagerly to learn whether ageing racer Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be fit to run in the Derby this weekend.

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Posted: Jun 2nd, 2011
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Mills and Boon sex education textbooks criticised for glamourising the unquenchable fires of love-play

ripping yarns‘Penchant for exhilarating sex with topless manual labourers, whose skin glistens in the morning sun like fresh dew on a rosebud.’

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Posted: May 26th, 2011
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Victory for common sense as muggle newspaper names He Who Must Not Be Named

has been up to no good with Hermione GrangerIn a move certain to have a major impact on the magical establishment, a muggle newspaper has today defied the power of wizard law and taken the dramatic step of naming He Who Must Not Be Named, the mysterious “Dark Lord”.

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Posted: May 23rd, 2011
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Combination antiperspirant/deodorant voted ‘greatest scientific breakthrough’

A survey of leading scientists, journalists and opinion-makers has found that of the great scientific advances of the last hundred years, none has been as valuable to humanity as the groundbreaking combination of antiperspirant and deodorant perfected by Leopold Heinkel and his Berlin team in the 1960s.

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Posted: May 22nd, 2011
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