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01/18/2006

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Airbus Remains No. 1 by Sales

A December sales surge kept Airbus on top of the global passenger jet market in 2005, the company said Tuesday -- bettering Boeing's orders and deliveries in a record year by both measures.

Emigres' Firm Aims to Soar With Blimp

It's the blimp industry's David and Goliath. An obscure Tarzana, California, firm run by Russian emigres is locked in competition with Lockheed Martin, the world's largest defense contractor, to win a Pentagon contract to build 270-meter-long, blimp-like aircraft to move cargo and troops into combat zones.

Gay Romance Honored at Globes

The cowboy romance ""Brokeback Mountain"" led the Golden Globes with four prizes, including best dramatic film and the directing honor for Ang Lee.

Oldest Condemned Man in California Is Executed

California executed its oldest condemned inmate early Tuesday for arranging a triple murder 25 years ago to silence witnesses in another killing.

Ancient Map Could Change History

A prominent Chinese lawyer and collector unveiled an old map on Monday that he and some supporters say should topple one of the central tenets of Western civilization: that Europeans were the first to sail around the world and discover America.

Experts Dispute iPod Warnings

If recent reports are to be believed, those sleek iPod earbuds may carry risks beyond marking wearers as mugger-bait.

More Women Opt for Surgical Births

Througout her pregnancy, Susana Hellmuth, 35, felt as if she were walking on eggshells. The Culver City, California, woman had had two previous miscarriages.

Viagra Takers Risk Optic Damage

Impotence drugs such as Viagra and Cialis can increase the risk of eye damage in men who have a history of heart disease or high blood pressure, researchers said on Tuesday.

$1.5Bln Needed to Combat Bird Flu

A conference in Beijing focuses on raising money to prevent an epidemic.

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