The western yellow robin (Eopsaltria griseogularis) is a species of bird
in the Australasian robin family Petroicidae. Described by John Gould in
1838, the western yellow robin and its Australian relatives are not
closely related to either the European or American robins, but appear to
be an early offshoot of the Passerida group of songbirds. Ranging
between 13.5 and 15.5 cm (5 1⁄4 and 6 in) long, both sexes have
grey upperparts and a grey breast and head, broken by whitish streaks
near the bill and below the eye, with a conspicuous yellow belly. The
species inhabits open eucalypt forest, woodland and scrub, generally
favouring habitats with significant understory. Its range comprises the
Southwest of Western Australia, the state's southern coastline, and the
Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. Predominantly insectivorous, the
western yellow robin pounces on prey from a low branch, or forages on
the ground. The species has declined in parts of its range, but is not
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A large internal explosion destroyed HMS Bulwark near
Sheerness, killing 741 people on board.
The Iron Guard killed 64 political detainees at a penitentiary
near Bucharest and followed up with several high-profile assassinations,
including that of former Romanian prime minister Nicolae Iorga.
A speaker claiming to represent the "Intergalactic Association"
interrupted a Southern Television broadcast in South East England.
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Be at peace among yourselves. Now we exhort you, brethren, warn
those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be
patient with all. See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but
always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all. Rejoice
always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the
will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not
despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain
from every form of evil.
--First Epistle to the Thessalonians