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U.S. backs Dartmouth College president for World Bank chief

The United States is nominating the president of Dartmouth College, Korean-born Jim Yong Kim, to head the World Bank, a US official said Friday. The successful candidate in the race will succeed World Bank president Robert Zoellick, who announced in February he was stepping down at the end of his…

Seagull rescued from being caught by the neck between power lines

When a seagull got its head caught between two twisted power cables in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, all it could do was either dangle limply or flap futilely. That was until the fortunate bird was rescued by Yvon Blin, a power line technician with Nova Scotia Power, and his trusty bucket…

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