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Spanish fishing flotilla protests near Gibraltar

Spanish fishing flotilla protests near Gibraltar

Aug 18, ALGECIRAS, Spain — Spanish fishermen in some 60 fishing boats are protesting the building of an artificial reef near the disputed British territory of Gibraltar, which has also soured relations between Madrid and London. The fishermen say the reef of around 70 concrete blocks — some with steel rods protruding — can snare […]

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Lady Gaga scores another million-selling single

Lady Gaga scores another million-selling single

Aug 16, – As her new release “Applause” competes for the week’s top chart spot, the 2009 hit becomes only the 138th single to cross the sales milestone in Britain. Lady Gaga‘s “Bad Romance” has crossed the sales milestone of 1 million copies in the U.K., making it the music star’s second single to do […]

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Pakistan accuses Indian troops of wounding 6 civilians along LOC

Pakistan accuses Indian troops of wounding 6 civilians along LOC

Aug 16, ISLAMABAD — The Pakistani military on Friday accused Indian troops of firing across the disputed Kashmir border and wounding six civilians, the latest in a series of alleged attacks that have sparked tension between the nuclear-armed rivals. The violence along the border over the last 10 days threatens to derail an expressed desire […]

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149 dead across Egypt as police storm protest camps

149 dead across Egypt as police storm protest camps

Aug 14, CAIRO — Riot police backed by armored vehicles, bulldozers and helicopters Wednesday swept away two encampments of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, sparking running street battles elsewhere in Cairo and other Egyptian cities. At least 149 people were killed nationwide, many of them in the crackdown on the protest sites. Vice President […]

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Kids’ chronic stomach pain tied to anxiety disorder

Kids’ chronic stomach pain tied to anxiety disorder

Aug 13, – Children with chronic or recurring stomach pain without a clear medical explanation were also more likely to have an anxiety disorder than those without stomach problems. By the time kids with stomach pain reached age 20, just over half had had symptoms of an anxiety disorder at some point, most often social […]

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23 missing as typhoon hits Philippines

23 missing as typhoon hits Philippines

Aug 12, – A powerful typhoon struck the northern Philippines on Monday, toppling power lines and dumping heavy rains across mountains, cities and food-growing plains. Typhoon Utor, described as the strongest typhoon globally so far this year, slammed ashore in mountainous eastern Aurora province with sustained winds of 175 kilometers (109 miles) per hour and […]

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Thousands evacuated as Indonesian volcano erupts

Thousands evacuated as Indonesian volcano erupts

Aug 11, – Indonesian rescuers battled Sunday to evacuate thousands from an island where a volcanic eruption killed six people the previous day, with the volcano still spewing out rocks and ash at “dangerous levels”. Mount Rokatenda, on tiny Palue island in East Nusa Tenggara province, was sending large clouds of red-hot ash up to […]

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Women Tend to Seek Help for Alcohol Abuse Sooner Than Men

Women Tend to Seek Help for Alcohol Abuse Sooner Than Men

Aug. 11, (HealthDay News) — Women with drinking problems seek treatment an average of four to five years earlier than men with drinking problems. A new study reveals. Researchers collected information from 274 men and 257 women in substance abuse treatment facilities and found that women sought treatment after about 10 years of having a […]

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US to reopen 18 diplomatic missions after terror threat

US to reopen 18 diplomatic missions after terror threat

Aug 10, – The US says 18 of the 19 diplomatic missions recently closed due to security threats will reopen on Sunday. The state department says its embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa will stay closed “because of ongoing concerns”. The US closed 19 diplomatic missions in the Middle East and Africa last Sunday in […]

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4 dead after Ethiopian military plane crashes on Mogadishu runway

4 dead after Ethiopian military plane crashes on Mogadishu runway

Aug 09, MOGADISHU, Somalia — An Ethiopian Air Force cargo plane crash-landed at Mogadishu’s seaside airport on Friday, killing four people on board, the African Union said. Two crew members were rescued by emergency personnel and are being treated in the African Union military hospital near the base, said Mahamat Saleh Annadif, an African Union […]

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