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1 hr ago | BioMed Central

Causes of endemic radiation in the Caribbean: evidence from the...

Causes of endemic radiation in the Caribbean: evidence from the historical biogeography and diversification of the butterfly genus Calisto School of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia and Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre AS CR, Ceske Budejovice, CZ-37005, Czech Republic Division de Colecciones Zoologicas y Sistematica, Instituto de Ecologia y Sistematica, Carretera de Varona km 3.5, Capdevila, Ciudad de La Habana, Boyeros, Cuba Background Calisto is the largest butterfly genus in the West Indies but its systematics, historical biogeography and the causes of its diversification have not been previously rigorously evaluated.

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6 hrs ago | Radio Prague

Police pursue speeding driver through Liberec

Police in Liberec pursued a speeding driver going at nearly 200km/h on Monday and were forced to fire several warning shots into the air before making the car draw to a halt. The young woman behind the wheel was on drugs, did not have a driver's licence and was driving a borrowed car.

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10 hrs ago | Radio Prague

Amazon plans another Czech logistics centre

The global e-commerce giant Amazon is planning to build another logistics facility in the Czech Republic. In addition to an existing returns centre and a large warehouse whose construction began last week, Amazon is also looking to build another facility in Central Bohemia, the daily E15 reports.

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15 hrs ago | Korea Herald

After Russian tanks rolled in, an act of protest

As Russian forces continue to make their presence felt in Ukraine, I think of the Czech student Jan Palach, who burned himself to death in a Prague square 45 years ago, a few months after Russian troops ended the 1968 "Prague Spring." The Czechs had no easy time in the 20th century.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Prague Daily Monitor

Pepper de Callier: Things to Think About

Unfortunately, I learned this lesson the hard way early in my career. I wanted to impress my boss and the other partners of the firm, so I worked hard to conceive, and to sell, a large consulting project with a blue-chip organization.

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Sky News

Ashya King Set To Begin Proton Beam Therapy

After an outcry over the arrest of his parents, the five-year-old will begin treatment to ensure his brain tumour doesn't return. The five-year-old will travel from Motol University Hospital in the capital, Prague, to the Proton Therapy Centre in the city for his first round of treatment.

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Czech Happenings

Largest audience in decade comes to Prague concert of Kabat band

The Prague concert of the Czech hard rock band Kabat, at which the group celebrated 25 years of its existence on Saturday night, has been the concert with the largest audience organised in the Czech Republic since 2003, with over 65,000 people listening to the band. In 2012, the biggest audience had the rock bands Metallica and Coldplay, with 30,000 people attending their concerts.

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The Honolulu Advertiser

The Search for Signs of Hawaiian Life

Hawaii residents Minou Lallemand and her husband, Jonathan Parrish, recently returned from a second honeymoon in Prague, Czech Republic, and Salzburg, Austria, celebrating their 12th wedding anniversary. The creative couple - she is artistic director of the Onium Ballet Project, and he is executive director of the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra - were in Prague when they spotted the Aloha Cafe.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Radio Prague

Regional development ministry to provide more funds for Mountain Rescue Service

Regional development ministry to provide more funds for Mountain Rescue Service The Ministry for Regional Development on Saturday confirmed additional funds for the Czech Mountain Rescue Service by 15 million crowns to 110 million crowns. The Mountain Rescue Service or HosrkA sluA3 4ba, which on Saturday marks 80 years of its existence, planned to reduce some of its services, due to lack of finances.

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Radio Prague

PM Sobotka repeats objections to EU sanctions against Russia

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka repeated his objections to EU sanctions against Russia. Speaking at the meeting of the central executive committee of the Social Democratic Party on Saturday, Mr Sobotka said that toughening economic sanctions against Russia won't change its attitude towards Ukraine.

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

Czech Publisher Acquitted of Charges for Publishing Hitler's Speeches

The Brno municipal court in the Czech Republic acquitted two publishers and an editor from Guidelines Media this past Wednesday, for charges of disseminating Nazism through their publishing of Adolf Hitler's speeches. The publishers claimed they were only making historic documents available to Czech readers for profit, and argued that Hitler was "more popular than Coca-Cola", whereas the prosecution presented that because Hitler's thoughts and philosophy were not placed within a correct context, this could have influenced uninformed readers.

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Radio Prague

South Moravia may see flooding on Saturday

Weather forecasters have warned that flooding may occur in south Moravia on Saturday afternoon as heavy rainfall could cause rivers to rise. The height of major rivers in the region such as the Dyje and Morava as well as smaller streams could rise to the 2nd degree flood alert.

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AkiPress

13:51 Czech Airlines to cease flights to Uzbekistan

Czech Airlines will cease its flights to Uzbekistan since 24 October 2014, RIA Novosti referred to official of the airline. In fact, the last flight from Prague to Tashkent will be carried out on 24 October.

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Radio Prague

South Moravia may see flooding on Saturday

Weather forecasters have warned that flooding may occur in south Moravia on Saturday afternoon as heavy rainfall could cause rivers to rise. The height of major rivers in the region such as the Dyje and Morava as well as smaller streams could rise to the 2nd degree flood alert.

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AkiPress

13:51 Czech Airlines to cease flights to Uzbekistan

Czech Airlines will cease its flights to Uzbekistan since 24 October 2014, RIA Novosti referred to official of the airline. In fact, the last flight from Prague to Tashkent will be carried out on 24 October.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Daily Mail

Bride 'delivery service' for sham marriage ring exposed when...

A sham marriage operation was uncovered after a couple who could not speak the same language had to resort to an iPhone translation app in the register office, a court heard. The cross-Channel 'delivery service' scam which brought in brides from Eastern Europe was well organised and was compared by prosecutors to the retailer Amazon.

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Forward

Monument to Jewish Industrialist Emil Kolben Unveiled in Prague

Kolben, who died in the Holocaust, co-founded CKD, one of the most important industrial firms in the former Czechoslovakia. The monument located in the heart of Prague's Vysocany district where Emil Kolben's machinery empire was based, was unveiled by his granddaughter-in-law, Andree Kolbenova, and the district's mayor, Jan Jarolim.

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Radio Prague

School hand-book on Islamic history and culture hits the rocks

A project aimed at presenting the history and culture of Islam to Czech students in view of building a multicultural, tolerant society has hit the rocks. The Czech Education Ministry announced on Thursday it was withdrawing its support for the project after receiving numerous complaints from parents.

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Radio Prague

Two Czech drug smugglers arrested in Peru

Two drug smugglers from the Czech Republic have been arrested at Lima international airport. The Czechs allegedly had three kilograms of cocaine in their possession, according to the website TA seAS.tv.

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Radio Prague

President asks for interior minister to comply with application of Volhynian Czechs

President MiloA Zeman has asked Interior Minister Milan Chovanec to comply with the application of 40 families of Volhynian Czechs in Ukraine to be repatriated to the Czech Republic. The group of ethnic Czech families applied in the spring in the face of developments in Ukraine but was turned down by the Czech Foreign Ministry which contended that Ukraine would be able to ensure their security and rights.

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