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Anger grows over Italy’s Lampedusa shipwreck tragedy

Anger grows over Italy’s Lampedusa shipwreck tragedy

Oct 06, – France has called for an urgent meeting of EU countries following a shipwreck tragedy off the Italian island of Lampedusa, in which hundreds are feared dead. Italy’s coastguard has denied it was too slow to help. On Saturday, French prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called for an EU meeting over the deaths of […]

October 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
An orange a day can keep cancer away

An orange a day can keep cancer away

Sep 15, – On reviewing available research on cancer prevention and the benefits of orange, scientists say orange could prove to be crucial in the prevention of cancer. In a forthcoming review article from Nutrition and Cancer: An International Journal, a publication of Routledge, researchers reviewed available evidence that links orange juice with cancer chemoprevention, […]

September 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Cruel behaviour has reward value for ‘everyday sadists’

Cruel behaviour has reward value for ‘everyday sadists’

Sep 14, – Researchers from the University of British Columbia conducted studies about the pleasure and excitement sadists get from causing pain or displeasure, and the findings reveal that what they term “everyday sadism” is more common than we might think. Psychological scientist Erin Buckels led the studies, which showed that people who were classed […]

September 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Syrian opposition elects interim prime minister

Syrian opposition elects interim prime minister

Sep 14, ISTANBUL — The main Western-backed opposition group in Syria has elected an interim prime minister as it seeks to firm up its standing as a viable political alternative there. The Syrian National Coalition voted during a meeting in Istanbul on Saturday to name Ahmad Saleh Touma, a dentist and longtime political activist, to […]

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Kerry calls Syria chemical weapons talks ‘constructive’

Kerry calls Syria chemical weapons talks ‘constructive’

Sep 13, – US Secretary of State John Kerry has described as “constructive” talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on securing Syria’s chemical weapons. The two men began a second day of talks in Geneva by meeting UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi. Mr Kerry said he hoped a date could be set for wider […]

September 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Madrid’s Olympic hopes dashed a 3rd straight time

Madrid’s Olympic hopes dashed a 3rd straight time

Sep 08, MADRID — Tens of thousands of Spaniards were devastated after Madrid lost its bid to host the 2020 Olympics on Saturday amid fears about the country’s economy and unemployment rate. It was the third straight time the capital failed in attempts to win the Summer Games. The International Olympic Committee meeting in Buenos […]

September 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Australian voters head to polls to elect ruling government

Australian voters head to polls to elect ruling government

Sep 07, – Australians are voting in a general election, with opposition leader Tony Abbott’s Liberal-National coalition aiming to bring to an end six years of Labor government. Opinion polls suggest Kevin Rudd, who returned as prime minister three months ago, is trailing his opponent. The rivals are split on how to tackle Australia’s budget […]

September 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
G20 ‘divided’ on Syria as US envoy Samantha Power criticises Russia

G20 ‘divided’ on Syria as US envoy Samantha Power criticises Russia

Sep 06, – G20 leaders remain divided over the Syrian conflict as they enter the final day of their Russian summit. Italian PM Enrico Letta said the splits were confirmed during a working dinner in St Petersburg on Thursday. A spokesman for the Russian presidency said a US strike on Syria would “drive another nail […]

September 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Attacks on security forces kill 12 in Iraq

Attacks on security forces kill 12 in Iraq

Sep 04, BAGHDAD — Bombings and shootings targeting security forces across Iraq killed at least 12 people Wednesday, officials said, as authorities found the bodies of 16 people killed in an attack overnight on two Shiite families south of Baghdad. The assault on the two families raised Tuesday’s death toll in violence across the country […]

September 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
Obama wins backing for military strike on Syria

Obama wins backing for military strike on Syria

Sep 03, – President Barack Obama has won backing from key US political figures on his plans for a military strike on Syria. Mr Obama said a “limited” strike was needed to degrade President Bashar al-Assad’s capabilities, in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack. Key Republican leaders John Boehner and Eric Cantor both signalled […]

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