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Pope names first Native American saint

Pope Benedict XVI has named seven new saints, including the first Native American to be canonised. Kateri Tekakwitha, known as "Lily of the Mohawks", who for centuries has been a symbol of hope for the long-oppressed American Indians, was canonised in a lavish ceremony in St Peter's Square that followed …

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Boys hitting puberty two years earlier

BOYS in the US are hitting puberty as much as two years earlier than in previous decades, according to a new study out Saturday from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The study suggests a well-documented trend seeing girls hit adolescence earlier than their historic counterparts has been mirrored among boys. …

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GrainCorp shares rocket 40pc

GRAINCORP shares have rocketed upwards by more than 40 per cent after United States-based food processor Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) proposed a $2.68 billion takeover of the Australian grains marketer. At 1133 AEDT, shares in GrainCorp had surged $3.56, or 40.23 per cent, to $12.41, after coming put of …

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How to get your very own personal Bat-mobile, produced by KIA

WOULD you get behind the wheel of a real-life Batmobile? And if you splashed the cash on Kia's Batman Optima - would you have the cojones (or stupidity) to leave it out on the street in front of jealous, thieving eyes? Earlier this month DC Entertainment and Kia Motors announced …

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Left-handers are still a mysterious and misunderstood lot

ARE left-handed people smarter, more artistic or just plain clumsier? About 10 per cent of the population is left handed and many more of us switch between our hands for various tasks. Yet left-handers have been discriminated against since ancient times and many myths surround this difference. In fact, most …

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