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Death toll in Pakistan quake rises to 182

Death toll in Pakistan quake rises to 182

Sep 25, –  A spokesman for the chief secretary of Baluchistan province, Kamran Asad, gave the updated death toll on Wednesday. Previously, officials had put the death toll from Tuesday’s quake at 39. Another spokesman for the provincial government, Jan Mohammad Bulaidi, put the death toll as high as 216. A Pakistani official says the […]

September 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
2 European ‘drug mules’ plead guilty in Peru court

2 European ‘drug mules’ plead guilty in Peru court

Sep 25, –  Two young European women arrested trying to smuggle 24 pounds of cocaine out of Peru in their luggage pleaded guilty Tuesday to drug trafficking charges and offered details on their co-conspirators, the court said. Irish-born Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid of Scotland face a minimum of six years and eight months in […]

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Obama: Syrian chemical weapon ban must be enforced

Obama: Syrian chemical weapon ban must be enforced

Sep 24, –  President Barack Obama said Tuesday the U.N. Security Council must agree to a resolution on Syrian chemical weapons that includes consequences for President Bashar Assad if he doesn’t meet demands to dismantle his stockpile. Obama challenged the U.N. to include such accountability in any resolution, saying the international body’s reputation is at […]

September 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Major quake in southwestern Pakistan kills 39

Major quake in southwestern Pakistan kills 39

Sep 24, –  A major earthquake struck a remote area in southwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 39 people and wounding dozens as houses collapsed on top of people inside while others fled into the streets and prayed for their lives. The Pakistani military said it was rushing troops and helicopters to Baluchistan province’s […]

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Iran: UN talks signal ‘new era’ on nuclear impasse

Iran: UN talks signal ‘new era’ on nuclear impasse

Sep 24, – Iran’s foreign ministry says a planned meeting this week at the United Nations to discuss restarting nuclear talks signals the beginning of a “new era” in relations with the West. The comments Tuesday come as Iran’s new president, Hasan Rouhani, is leadings the country’s delegation at the annual U.N. General Assembly in […]

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UN reports major gains in the fight against HIV

UN reports major gains in the fight against HIV

Sep 24, – The global rate of HIV infection and AIDS-related deaths have been dramatically reduced due to expanding access to treatment, the UN has reported. Since 2001 new HIV infections have been cut by a third overall. In its annual report on the state of the global pandemic released Monday, UNAIDS said 2.3 million […]

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Aid group: Syrian children at risk of malnutrition

Aid group: Syrian children at risk of malnutrition

Sep 24, – As Syria’s civil war rages into its third year, millions of children in the country are at risk of malnutrition and face severe food shortages, an international aid organization has warned. Save the Children said four million Syrians — more than half of them children — are unable to produce or buy […]

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Observers News: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has a baby daughter

Observers News: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has a baby daughter

Sep 09, – A retired US basketball star has disclosed to the world that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has a daughter. On Monday, Kim presided over a mass parade to celebrate 65 years since North Korea’s founding. Retired NBA star Dennis Rodman shared the news with the UK newspaper The Guardian in an […]

September 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Lung cancer, COPD cases to rise over next decades

Lung cancer, COPD cases to rise over next decades

Sep 06, – A new report issued from the European Respiratory Society (ERS) reveals that conditions of the lung cause 1 in 10 deaths in Europe, with mortality as a result of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) expected to rise in the future. The report, called The European Lung White Book, draws […]

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