This week Professor Dee Boersma and student Elizabeth Skewgar, selected six adult male penguins from rehabilitation centres at two coastal towns in Southern Argentina--San Clemente del Tuyú and Mar del Plata--to carry satellite transmitters during their migration back to their breeding colonies reports www.penguinstudies.org
United Nations is bolstering its assistance through the release of almost 10 million US dollars from an emergency fund and an appeal for nearly 40 million to be launched next week to victims of the major earthquake which rocked Peru on 15 August, one of the world body's top humanitarian officials revealed Friday.
Dampening speculation of a growing rift between the two neighboring countries, Peruvian President Alan Garcia this week traveled to a shared Chilean-Peruvian border area to promote further economic integration between Peru and Chile.
Bolivia's President Evo Morales arrived in Pisco today to distribute 19 tons of medicines, blankets and drinking water, the second visit by a Latin American leader to the disaster area. Colombia's Alvaro Uribe traveled to the area last weekend.
Countrywide Financial Corp Chief Executive Angelo Mozilo said on Thursday the U.S. housing downturn is likely to lead the country into recession, but that the largest U.S. mortgage lender will survive.
The Bank of Japan decided Thursday to keep its key interest rate unchanged at 0.5% for the sixth month in a row.
While Wall Street closed Thursday trading down 0.4% and the Federal Reserve pumped an additional 17 billion US dollars in China the stock market capped a bull run, with the Shanghai Composite Index hitting 5,000 points for the first time while Hong Kong shares rallied to a three- week high.
China accused the United States on Thursday of becoming increasingly protectionist, as it hit back following a wave of high-profile trade disputes and export safety scandals.
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The protection zones around two farms at the centre of the foot-and-mouth outbreak will be lifted at noon.