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There are some facts you just don't want to know. There are enough spiders on earth to eat us all in one year. Nyffeler and Birkhofer used a pair of methods in their attempt to figure out how much spiders consume. Spiders that are associated with grasslands and forests account for more than 95 percent of that annual total prey kill while spiders in other habitats are rather insignificant in that total.
  • Mass Moscow arrests an 'affront' to democracy, U.S. says

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    The protests were the biggest since the winter of 2012, following flawed presidential elections, and come ahead of Putin's next re-election bid in 2018. Authorities in most cities - from Chita in Siberia to Makhachkala in Dagestan - denied permission for the rallies, and police arrested those who were holding posters or chanting, and also on occasion simply swept random people off the street.
  • Bradley Lowery: Terminally ill Sunderland fan appears as England mascot

    Bradley Lowery: Terminally ill Sunderland fan appears as England mascot

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    The Three Lions led through a goal from Jermain Defoe. So often in qualifying matches, team come to Wembley, sit deep and try to frustrate the home side. The Black Cats are bottom of the Premier League, and face an uphill task to avoid relegation, but Defoe has been excellent, scoring 14 goals already this season.
  • Airlines bans Shiv Sena MP's tavel

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    Sukumar said no individual has the right to punish another one. Gaikwad was banned by the Federation of India Airlines and Air India following his assault on a 60-year-old staffer of the national carrier. "We have informed him through his (travel) agent about the cancellation. I called up him up after the incident around midnight and he said the Air India staffers were rude to him even when they knew that he was an MP", she said.
  • Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader, arrested in Moscow

    Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader, arrested in Moscow

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    Alexei Navalny called for the nationwide protests after he published reports claiming that Mr Medvedev controlled mansions, yachts and vineyards through a shadowy network of non-profit organisations. Russia's beleaguered opposition is often seen as primarily a phenomenon of a Westernized urban elite, but Sunday's protests included gatherings in places far from cosmopolitan centres, such as Siberia's Chita and Barnaul.
  • Pope Urges Leaders To Close Gap With 'Distant' EU Institutions

    Pope Urges Leaders To Close Gap With 'Distant' EU Institutions

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    With the EU facing a string of crises on top of Brexit including migration, a moribund economy, terrorism and populism, EU President Donald Tusk called for stronger leadership. This is a draft document which will have, probably, insertions from different countries. "Nonetheless, I am convinced that resignation and weariness do not belong to the soul of Europe, and that even our problems can become powerful forces for unity", Francis said.
  • South Korea's Sewol ferry being raised from seabed

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    The disaster was a blot on former President Park Geun-hye's record in office that she was never able to clear. The vessel was lying more than 40 metres (130 feet) below the waves off southwestern South Korea and the operation, originally scheduled for a year ago, had been pushed back several times because of adverse weather.
  • Keystone XL Pipeline Route Approved: Map, Jobs, Environmental Impacts

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    Along with those pending federal permits, TransCanada is also filing permits with the Nebraska Public Service Commission . "This is no surprise coming from a State Department headed by a man who was CEO of Exxon until a couple of months ago, and from a White House for whom digging up planet-destabilizing carbon is the centerpiece of its jobs plan, despite the fact that renewables and energy efficiency have the capacity to create exponentially more jobs." Mr.
  • Ryan Confident About Health Plan's Passage, After Change To Help Seniors

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    Spicer also didn't rule out Trump campaigning against those Republicans. Instead, the president cast the legislation as an impediment to be overcome before he can tackle his priorities like trade adjustment, tax reform and infrastructure. "More work needs to be done to ensure there is adequate financing for our most vulnerable, hard-working Americans", the group said in a statement .