Vaquita porpoise on the verge of extinction

Vaquita porpoise on the verge of extinction

SAN FELIPE, Mexico, Aug. 13 (UPI) --There are apparently only 97 vaquita porpoises left in the world. The mammal is nearing extinction.
Brooks Hays

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Study: Vaquita porpoise may become extinct

MEXICO CITY, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A Mexican-led team of biologists warn a species of porpoise found in the Gulf of California is about two years away from an irreversible rate of extinction.

'Dame Edna' portrayer made CBE

LONDON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Australian entertainer Barry Humphries has been made a Commander of the British Empire by the Queen at Buckingham Palace, the BBC said Friday.

Scientists fear rare dolphin now extinct

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- An international research team said it fears the Yangtze River dolphin, or Baiji, has become extinct in China due to fishing and commercial development.

Giuliani tells Iowan he may run in 2008

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani told delegates from Iowa he might run for president in 2008.

Bradford loses Indian plagiarism case

CALCUTTA, India, July 22 (UPI) -- Author Barbara Taylor Bradford has lost a plagiarism lawsuit in India, the London Guardian reported Tuesday.

Of Human Interest: News lite

A new study suggests guys prefer sports over sex, reports the London Daily Telegraph.
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Barbara Taylor
Barbara Taylor Bradford poses for pictures at the Living Landmarks Celebration 2004 at the Plaza Hotel in New York on November 3, 2004. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Barbara Taylor Bradford OBE (May 10 1933) is an English novelist. Her 1979 debut, A Woman of Substance, ranks as one of the top-ten bestselling novels in history, with more than 31 million copies in print. She is also the first author in publishing history to record 24 consecutive bestselling novels in both the US and the UK.

Bradford was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire as the only child of Freda and Winston Taylor. She grew up in the Leeds suburb of Armley and after Town Street Church of England School and Northcote School for Girls she worked in the typing pool at the Yorkshire Evening Post before going into journalism. By the age of twenty she was the fashion editor of Woman's Own Magazine and an editor and columnist on Fleet Street for the London Evening News. Her first novel, A Woman of Substance, became an enduring bestseller and was followed by 23 others - all bestsellers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Bradford's books have sold more than eighty-one (81) million copies worldwide in more than ninety (90) countries and forty (40) languages. Ten (10) of her books have been made into miniseries and television movies, making her the No. 1 best-selling author of women's fiction over the last 30 years.

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