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2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium is too big

2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium is too big

Oct 16, –  Fumihiko Maki, who has designed some spectacular buildings of his own, says he’s not criticizing the design of the stadium by award-winning British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, just the size. His office says he has the support of 100 other well-known people in Japan, including architects. A prominent Japanese architect is campaigning to […]

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Joy as New Zealand author wins ‘literary World Cup’

Joy as New Zealand author wins ‘literary World Cup’

Oct 16, – Champagne corks popped as New Zealanders celebrated author Eleanor Catton becoming the youngest ever Man Booker prize winner on Wednesday, with retailers reporting her novel ‘The Luminaries’ was ‘walking out the door’. Perhaps inevitably in the rugby-mad nation, some Kiwis likened the 28-year-old’s feat in snaring the prestigious prize for fiction to […]

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Bypass May Beat Angioplasty for Diabetics With Heart Disease

Bypass May Beat Angioplasty for Diabetics With Heart Disease

Oct 16, – Recent research has found lower death rates and fewer heart attacks in people with diabetes who’ve undergone the open-heart procedure known as a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), compared to those who had the less-invasive coronary angioplasty with stents. Angioplasty is also called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Generally, the less invasive a […]

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Wood fires and diesel cars pose pollution threat

Wood fires and diesel cars pose pollution threat

Oct 15, – European regulators are expected to propose a tightening of EU limits on microscopic particles known as particulate matter (PM) and other pollutants, with legislative proposals due before the end of the year. While emissions of some pollutants have declined sharply in Europe in recent decades, more diesel cars and a rise in […]

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Small time bomb caused Myanmar hotel blast

Small time bomb caused Myanmar hotel blast

Oct 15, – It was the most high-profile in a series of low-intensity explosions that the government alleges is an attempt to tarnish the image of the budding democracy as it emerges from decades of oppressive military rule. An explosion that injured an American guest in one of the ritziest hotels in Myanmar’s main city […]

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France says no known health impact from mobile phones

France says no known health impact from mobile phones

Oct 15, – The National Agency for Health, Food and Environmental Safety (Anses) said that, in lab tests, electromagnetic emissions had had a “biological” effect on cells, although evidence for this was “limited.” But it saw no grounds for recommending any changes to existing laws as there was “no demonstrated impact” on health. It said, […]

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Bomb near mosque in northern Iraq kills 12 Sunnis

Bomb near mosque in northern Iraq kills 12 Sunnis

Oct 15, – The attack took place in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, 290 kilometers (180 miles) north of Baghdad, said Police Col. Taha Salaheddin. The bomb went off as worshippers were leaving the al-Qodus mosque after morning prayers for the beginning of the Eid al-Adha holiday. A bomb ripped through a crowd of Sunni […]

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The suffering of ‘dogs’ – Rohingya kids in Myanmar

The suffering of ‘dogs’ – Rohingya kids in Myanmar

Oct 15, – The 10-year-old struggles up the hill, carrying buckets filled with rocks. Though he tries to keep a brave face in front of his friends, his eyes brim with tears. Every inch of his body aches, he says, and he feels sick and dizzy from the weight. “I hate it,” whispers Anwar Sardad. […]

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Bombing at mosque kills Afghan governor

Bombing at mosque kills Afghan governor

Oct 15, – The explosion at the main mosque in the provincial capital of Puli Alam killed Governor Arsallah Jamal and wounded 15 people — five of them critically, said the governor’s spokesman, Din Mohammad Darwesh. A bomb planted inside a mosque killed the governor of Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province as he was delivering a […]

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Major quake shakes central Philippines, kills 32

Major quake shakes central Philippines, kills 32

Oct 15, – Panic ensued as people spilled out on the street after the quake struck at 8:12 a.m. It was centered about 33 kilometers (20 miles) below Carmen town on Bohol Island, where many buildings collapsed, roads cracked up and bridges fell. Extensive damage also hit densely populated Cebu city, across the narrow strait […]

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