Chilean Volcano
Thousands fleed their homes and flights were grounded as Chilean volcano sends plumes of ash showering down. The Chilean volcano which erupted in July 2011 has sent a towering plume of ash across South America, forcing thousands from their homes, grounding airline flights in southern Argentina and coating ski resorts with a gritty layer of dust instead of snow. Booming explosions echoed across the Andes as toxic gases belched up from a three-mile-long fissure in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle......

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Artist paints on swan feathers
Artist Ian Davie uses swan feathers as a canvas for his intricate paintings. Mr Davie, 44, collects the quills from a swannery near his home in Snowdonia National Park, Wales, and takes up to a week to create each work of art. After cleaning the white feathers and individually straightening them out with tweezers, he then begins the arduous process of painting. The former gamekeeper only picked up a paintbrush for the first time in 2004, and now his works sell for around £700 each....

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USS New York
It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center. It is the fifth in a new class of warship - designed for missions that include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters and assault craft. Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite, LA to cast the ship's bow section. When... Junior Chavers, foundry operations manager, said that...

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Monkey adopts a kitten
A young long tailed macaque monkey has been spotted in a forest protectively nuzzling and grooming a ginger kitten and making sure no harm came to it. The extraordinary sight was captured by amateur photographer Anne Young while on holiday at the Monkey Forest Park, in the Ubud region of Bali, Indonesia. During the remarkable moments the monkey would become agitated if Anne ventured too near to take pictures and at one point used a huge...   Throughout the session the kitten enjoyed the...

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