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Fossil found in colonial Tanzania could be from oldest ever dinosaur

PARIS — Fossilised bones unearthed by a British palaeontologist in colonial Tanzania in the 1930s may be those of the oldest dinosaur ever found, researchers reported on Wednesday. The bones are either those of the earliest dinosaur or of the closest relative of dinosaurs discovered to date, they said. A…

NASA to send new rover to Mars in 2020

NASA plans to send a new rover to Mars in 2020 as it prepares for a manned mission to the Red Planet, the US space agency said Tuesday. The announcement came a day after NASA released the results of the first soil tested by the Curiosity rover, which found traces…

Senate approves $631 billion defense budget

The US Senate unanimously passed the Pentagon’s 2013 budget on Tuesday, despite a political impasse over debt reduction that could see huge cuts to military spending next year. After months of negotiations, lawmakers voted 98-0 to approve the $631 billion National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, which actually…

Obama to Republicans: Raise taxes on rich or no fiscal cliff deal

US President Barack Obama warned Republicans Tuesday there would be no deal on averting a potentially disastrous fiscal crisis without them caving in to his demand to raise tax rates on the rich. But in an interview with Bloomberg TV, Obama offered a hint of wiggle room, declining to state…

Hollywood sign unveiled after major makeover

The refurbished Hollywood sign was presented in all its freshly painted glory Tuesday after its biggest makeover in 35 years, in time for 90th birthday celebrations next year. Some 360 gallons of fresh bright white paint was applied over the last two months to the Tinseltown icon, which sits atop…

Rome mayor saves cat colony

Stray cats prowling the ruins of ancient Rome can rest easy on their marble pedestals — a feline colony tucked away near the spot where Julius Caesar was murdered is no longer threatened with closure. “These cats are not up for debate, they are part of the history of Rome,”…

UK’s Bad Sex in Fiction Award celebrates 20 years

One unlucky author was due to be awarded Britain’s “most dreaded literary prize” on Tuesday for the most cringeworthy erotic description penned in 2012. After the “mummy porn” phenomenon gripped the literary world — with “Fifty Shades of Grey” topping international best-seller lists — eight writers are on the shortlist…

Netflix shares jump after making deal to stream Disney films

Netflix shares jumped Tuesday with word that the online service struck an exclusive deal to stream live-action animated feature films from The Walt Disney Studios. “It’s a bold leap forward for Internet television and we are incredibly pleased and proud this iconic family brand is teaming with Netflix to make…

iTunes launches in South Africa

Apple expanded its ultra-successful online store iTunes to South Africa on Tuesday, giving music fans access to a library of local and international hits. In a statement Apple said customers would be able to choose from over 20 million songs available to purchase and download. Announcing the shop’s roll-out across…

Experts: Elephant, giraffe and zebra populations in South Sudan facing extinction

Elephant, giraffe and zebra in the world’s newest nation South Sudan could soon be extinct due to rampant poaching and trafficking, conservation experts warned Tuesday. Ironically, animals in South Sudan’s vast wildernesses had been largely protected by almost five decades of civil war, despite poaching by rebels. The war stifled…

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