11,000 sq. km:
Area of a 295 km by 37 km iceberg that last week broke away from the Antarctic's
Ross Ice Shelf
killed around the world in the course of their work last year; 10 of them in
Sierra Leone, where rebel forces targeted reporters.
who died of drug - induced causes in 1997. The reported total comes as prices of
heroin and cocaine are lower than ever.
Aquatic species that are moving around the world in ships' ballast at any time.
cats to be culled on Asencion Island to protect populations of sooty terns and
other rare birds. The island's 300 domestic cats are safe for now.
152 m: Height
of statue of Buddha to be constructed from 3,000 1.67 sq. m bronze panels, each
weighing. 45 tons, for a temple in Bodh Gaya, India.
Personal wealth lost by Michael Saylor in one day as the value of shares in his
company, MicroStrategy Inc., plummeted.
worth $5 billion, which may be allowed to fall to earth unless bought from the
bankrupt communications company, Iridium.
People who cross international borders every day
Time, April 3, 2000