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Suicide bombs hit Syria troops north of Damascus

Suicide bombs hit Syria troops north of Damascus

Nov 20, – A suicide car bomber targeted a checkpoint manned by Syrian soldiers while another blew up near a security headquarters. Both were on the outskirts of Nabak, said Rami Abdurrahman from the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and another activist based near the town. Suicide bombers targeted Syrian troops and a hospital […]

November 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Climbers suggest records wrong on top Myanmar peak

Climbers suggest records wrong on top Myanmar peak

Nov 20, – A U.S.-Myanmar mountaineering team trekked through jungles crawling with cobras, made a brief, illegal detour through Chinese-controlled Tibet and survived a terrifying 600-foot drop into a crevice on their way to the top of what has long been thought to be the country’s second-highest peak, Mount Gamlang. Myanmar may have a new […]

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Drinking Milk as Teens Might Not Protect Men’s Bones, Study Suggests

Drinking Milk as Teens Might Not Protect Men’s Bones, Study Suggests

Nov 19, – Boys who drink more milk during their teenage years might not see any drop in their risk for hip fractures as adults, new research suggests. Just the opposite: Their risk actually might rise. The finding, which was not observed among women, is based on the fracture history of nearly 100,000 white men […]

November 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Pastor who performed gay wedding to learn fate

Pastor who performed gay wedding to learn fate

Nov 19, – A United Methodist minister convicted under church law of performing his son’s same-sex wedding ceremony could learn if he’ll be defrocked. A jury of his pastoral peers convicted the Rev. Frank Schaefer Monday of breaking his vows by officiating the 2007 ceremony in Massachusetts after a trial that has rekindled debate over […]

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Explosions near Iranian Embassy in Beirut kill 20

Explosions near Iranian Embassy in Beirut kill 20

Nov 19, – The National News Agency says the dead include two Iranian nationals. The mid-morning blasts hit Beirut’s upscale neighborhood of Janah, a stronghold of the Shiite militant Hezbollah group. One explosion blew out the large black main gate of the Iranian mission, damaging the three-story facility. Lebanon’s news agency says 20 people have […]

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Some Doctors Challenge New Statin Guidelines

Some Doctors Challenge New Statin Guidelines

Nov 19, – A new online cholesterol risk calculator produced by two leading U.S. heart organizations is flawed and overstates a person’s risk of heart disease, a pair of Harvard Medical School professors say. The professors contend that this flaw could lead the calculator to mistakenly suggest that millions of people should be taking cholesterol-lowering […]

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26 killed, 28 injured as train crashes into mini-bus, truck in Egypt

26 killed, 28 injured as train crashes into mini-bus, truck in Egypt

Nov 18, – The head of the Egyptian Railway Authority said the drivers ignored warning lights and chains blocking entry to the crossing, and tried to go across the tracks. At least 26 people were killed in Egypt when a train ploughed into a truck and a mini-bus at a railway crossing early Monday, the […]

November 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Weight Loss Can Combat Irregular Heart Beat, Study Says

Weight Loss Can Combat Irregular Heart Beat, Study Says

Nov 18, – Overweight or obese people can cut their risk of trouble with a potentially fatal irregular heart beat if they lose a lot of weight, a new study has found. Losing a bit more than 30 pounds, on average, caused people to have fewer and less severe bouts of heart palpitations related to […]

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Russian investigators seek clues on plane crash

Russian investigators seek clues on plane crash

Nov 18, – The plane belonging to the Tatarstan Airlines crashed Sunday while trying to land at its home port in the Russian city of Kazan, the capital of the oil-rich province of Tatarstan. The son of the provincial governor was among the victims. Russian investigators are combing through the charred fragments of a Boeing […]

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Protest against Dutch blackface holiday tradition

Protest against Dutch blackface holiday tradition

Nov 16, – The Dutch equivalent of Santa Claus arrived in the Netherlands on Saturday to the delight of thousands of children. But some adults protested vigorously against one element of the beloved tradition they find racist: his servant in blackface makeup, Black Pete. In the annual Dutch Sinterklaas festival, St. Nicholas arrives by steamboat […]

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