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20 January 2017 -- Amid the destruction of cultural heritage in Syria, including that of the famed tetrapylon and parts of the Roman theatre in Palmyra by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (I
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The organism was given an expanded genetic code with two extra molecules, a technique which the scientist hope will ultimately allow them to program how E coli functions. Idyllic town plagued by calls to Babestation A picture-pretty Irish town is being plagued by callers trying to reach the phone services of pornographic TV channel Babestation. Residents of Westport, in County Mayo, named the nicest place to live in Ireland by the Irish Times in 2012, are being called at night by viewers who forget to include the international dialling code to reach the channel. Briefing: Why Hadrians Wall was so important For nearly 300 years, Hadrians Wall marked the north-west frontier of the Roman empire. Dating back to at least 122AD, when emperor Hadrian visited the British Isles, the wall this year celebrates its 30th anniversary as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Heres what you need to know about its history. Hadrians Wall: Who built it and why was it so important?
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Wesleyan's Christopher Parslow used 3D printing to create an exact replica of the 'pork clock' to try and work out how to use it.
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A rare Roman ingot which failed to sell at auction last year will go under the hammer again in the hope of fetching thousands of pounds. Plymouth builder Jason Baker stumbled across the once-in-a-lifetime discovery with his metal detector in the Mendip Hills, Somerset.The huge Roman pig ingot, complete with inscription, is not regarded by experts as treasure because it is made of lead instead of gold or silver, meaning authorities allowed the Jason to keep it.Jason had been paying for a...
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It's in common interest to help Syria, and the war. Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Roman Vasilenko speaking to our chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet. The minister has just been quoted saying they are trying to establish whether the two sides will meet face-to-face at these talks in Astana. We will keep you updated. A special adviser to The Gambia's new president, Adama Barrow, says more than 11 million dollars are thought to be missing from the state coffers following the departure of long-time ruler, Yahya Jammeh.
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At the start of a new year, another new effort to try to resolve the Syrian crisis. And we have come to the foreign ministry here to meet the deputy foreign minister, Roman Vasilenko, to find out why it should be the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana, as they call it here, that should be hosting this new round of talks.
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Roman Vasilenko, thank you very much for joining us here. So it is a new venue here on the Kazakh Steppe, in below-freezing temperatures, to resolve the very old and stubborn problems of the Syrian crisis. The deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, speaking to our chief international correspondent.
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And we have come to the foreign ministry here to meet the deputy foreign minister, Roman Vasilenko, to find out why it should be the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana, as they call it here, that should be hosting this new round of talks.
BBC News 24
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This is Kazakhstan. At the start of a new year, another new effort to try to resolve the Syrian crisis. And we have come to the foreign ministry here to meet the deputy foreign minister, Roman Vasilenko, to find out why it should be the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana, as they call it here, that should be hosting this new round of talks.
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Roman Vasilenko, thank you very much for joining us here. So it is a new venue here on the Catholic step, in below freezing temperatures, to resolve the very old and stubborn problems of the Syrian crisis -- Kazakh Steppe.
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At the start of the new year, another new effort to try to resolve the Syrian crisis. And we have come to the Foreign Ministry here to meet the Deputy Foreign Minister, Roman Vasilenko, to find out why it should be the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana, as they call it here, that should be hosting this new round of talks. Why do you want to very good friendly ties with Russia, Turkey, Iran, the European Union and the United States and over the 25 years of its independence, Kazakhstan has truly built a reputation as an honest broker in international diplomacy, across issues such as the Iran nuclear talks for the crisis in Ukraine.
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I understood, firsthand, what it means to hold the monopoly of violence. Later, policemen riding horses were brought in to compound the Tennysonian impression. The police’s leadership even built a tent on a nearby hill, from where they too, could admire the might of their men. Does adding the tent to the rendition produce an account more reminiscent of Roman Empire style furore? As the policemen charged past, the inevitable gunfire began. It was still dark and there was a lot of tear gas being dealt out. There was chaos and the incessant, single, mournful drone of a car horn that seemed to sound on for eternity. Rumors were that a dead man was slumped forward on his car horn. This only made the sound less bearable. Together with an equally bleary-eyed Bedouin family, I was quickly escorted to a perimeter the police had established to create a “sterile zone” for the demolition.
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