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‘Strange black soot’ blankets Nigeria’s oil hub

PORT HARCOURT: The Nigerian city of Port Harcourt used to be known as “The Garden City” because of its soaring palm trees and green open spaces. But since late last year, black soot has been falling from the sky, scaring and angering…

Mystery of Darwin's strange mammals solved

WASHINGTON: To 19th century British naturalist Charles Darwin, they were the strangest animals yet discovered, one looking like a hybrid of a hippo, rhino and rodent and another resembling a humpless camel with an elephant's trunk.