From today's UK papers

August 21, 2001

Daily Telegraph

A BBC documentary that has genetically tested 2,500 British men for traces of Viking DNA has concluded that the Dark Age raiders left behind far more than burnt villages and murdered monks.

The number of unmarried Americans who live together as husband and wife has leapt by 72 per cent in the past 10 years, the latest census says. The biggest increases have been in "Bible Belt" states.

Guardian

A Guardian /ICM poll has found that more Britons think Northern Ireland should be part of a united Ireland than believe it belongs in the United Kingdom.

Independent

Cooking pots and kitchen work surfaces made of copper rather than stainless steel or plastic could reduce the risk of food poisoning, University of Southampton scientists have said.

Miscellany

A satellite assessment of global forest cover for the United Nations has found that the world's main woodlands are concentrated in 15 countries. The Independent , The Daily Telegraph , The Guardian , The Times

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