Crews gain upper hand on Malibu fire
November 25, 2007 04:13 PM - Reuters

MALIBU, California (Reuters) - Firefighters gained the upper hand on Sunday against a fierce wildfire that destroyed 49 homes in the exclusive beachside community of Malibu, where residents were allowed to return and assess the damage.

Shopping crowds swell, but are they buying?
November 24, 2007 03:55 PM - Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Bargain-hunters mobbed retailers at the start of the holiday shopping season, but it remained to be seen whether they were in a buying mood amid a slumping housing market, a credit crunch and rising fuel costs, experts said on Saturday.

Bridge collapse kills storm survivors in Bangladesh
November 24, 2007 09:47 AM - Reuters

DHAKA (Reuters) - At least three people were killed and nearly 100 injured in Bangladesh on Saturday when a road bridge packed with hundreds of cyclone survivors waiting for food aid collapsed into a river, police and witnesses said.

Activist, journalists kidnapped in Ingushetia
November 24, 2007 06:38 AM - Reuters

Oleg Orlov of rights group Memorial said he and a film crew from REN-TV channel were taken from the hotel in Ingushetia's capital Nazran by a group of armed and masked people who said they were from the security forces, dealing with terrorism.

Shoppers go Black Friday deal hunting
November 23, 2007 05:29 PM - Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eager shoppers stormed malls and stores across the country on Friday to snap up the early-bird specials that mark "Black Friday," the first official day of the U.S. holiday shopping season.

Creator of hurricane intensity scale dies at 90
November 23, 2007 02:32 PM - Reuters

The Miami Herald quoted Saffir's son, Richard, as saying he died of a heart attack on Wednesday night at South Miami Hospital.

U.S. Navy vessel arrives in Bangladesh for relief efforts
November 23, 2007 12:17 PM - Reuters

DHAKA (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy vessel arrived in Bangladesh on Friday to help relief efforts after the country's deadliest cyclone in 16 years killed around 3,500 people and left thousands missing or injured.

Fiber, whole grains may cut pancreatic cancer risk
November 23, 2007 12:09 PM - Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating more whole grain and fiber-rich food may lower the risk of pancreatic cancer by about 40 percent, study findings suggest.

History shows climate changes led to war
November 22, 2007 10:10 AM - Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Global warming is one of the most significant threats facing humankind, researchers warned, as they unveiled a study showing how climate changes in the past led to famine, wars and population declines.

The world's growing population may be unable to adequately adapt to ecological changes brought about by the expected rise in global temperatures, scientists in China, Hong Kong, the United States and Britain wrote in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Americans enter holidays in dark mood: poll
November 21, 2007 06:49 PM - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans enter the holiday season in a dark mood, with economic worries, security fears and a lack of confidence in government fueling growing pessimism, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Wednesday.

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