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Iranian Force, focus of U.S., still a mystery
Some background on what
the Quds Bush is talking about

Like so much else about the Iranian state, the Quds Force, which conducts overseas operations for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, remains remarkably mysterious even to those who closely study the country. — 1,061 words.

Sex in the fast lane
halts highway traffic

Israeli police investigating why a car was blocking traffic in the fast lane of a major highway Sunday found a couple inside having sex. — 76 words.

China's automakers
earn US$10B in 2006

China's automobile industry made a profit of 76.8 billion yuan (approximately US$10 billion) in 2006, up 46 percent from the previous year, according to figures from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). — 269 words.

US 'Iran attack plans' extend
far beyond nuclear sites: BBC

US contingency plans for air strikes on Iran extend beyond nuclear sites and include most of the country's military infrastructure, the BBC has learned.
It is understood that any such attack — if ordered — would target Iranian air bases, naval bases, missile facilities and command-and-control centres.The US insists it is not planning to attack, and is trying to persuade Tehran to stop uranium enrichment. — 482 words.

True North  Canuck Fact of the Day
Best known less for Heparin

Dr. Charles Best, known for co-discovering insulin, was also the co-discoverer of heparin, a blood thinner used for open-heart surgery.
Trivia compiled by Randy Ray and Mark Kearney. Visit their Web site at:  www.triviaguys.com
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