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Democrats face divide over a strike on Syria

Democrats face divide over a strike on Syria

Sep 07, WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s pursuit of a military strike in Syria has put congressional Democrats and party leaders around the country in a tough spot. They face loud opposition from war-weary constituents at home and are wary of being pulled into another foreign conflict. But they also are confronted with grim images […]

September 7, 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 […]

September 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Syria conflict likely to overshadow G-20 summit in Russia

Syria conflict likely to overshadow G-20 summit in Russia

Sep 05.- The G-20 summit has begun in St. Petersburg. While the official agenda has outlined global economic issues, disputes over an impending US-led military intervention in Syria are likely to dominate the two-day event. Despite the controversy surrounding the Syria issue, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the opening plenary session of the summit on […]

September 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
Indian author Sushmita Banerjee shot dead in Afghanistan

Indian author Sushmita Banerjee shot dead in Afghanistan

Sep 05. – An Indian woman, who wrote a popular memoir about her escape from the Taliban, has been shot dead in Afghanistan by suspected militants, police say. Sushmita Banerjee, who was married to an Afghan businessman, was killed outside her home in Paktika province. The book about her dramatic escape in 1995 became a […]

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Nato head ‘personally convinced’ Assad used chemical weapons

Nato head ‘personally convinced’ Assad used chemical weapons

Sep 02, – Nato head Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday he is “personally convinced” that Syrian President Bashar Al Assad used chemical weapons near Damascus last month. “Personally, I am not only convinced that a chemical attack has taken place … I am also convinced that the Syrian regime is responsible,” Rasmussen said when […]

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Pakistani police charge Pervez Musharraf in murder of cleric

Pakistani police charge Pervez Musharraf in murder of cleric

Sep 02, – Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been handed fresh murder charges over the death of a radical cleric in 2007. He already faces seperate murder trials, most notibly relating to an ex-prime minister. Police registered the new murder charges on Monday against Musharraf, who has found himself tangled in several legal […]

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Venice- Lindsay Lohan Explains Festival Absence

Venice- Lindsay Lohan Explains Festival Absence

Sep 01, – “I would have enjoyed returning to that wonderful city … but my focus is on my health and well-being,” the actress stated. Lindsay Lohan didn’t appear at the Venice Film Festival on Friday to promote the Bret Easton Ellis thriller The Canyons, but the starlet explained her absence a day later.  Lindsay Lohan didn’t […]

September 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Migraines Linked to Changes in Brain Structure

Migraines Linked to Changes in Brain Structure

Aug 29, – People with migraines — either with or without an aura preceding the headache — show changes in the structure of their brains on imaging tests, researchers say. A new review of previous research shows that people who have migraines have abnormalities in the brain’s white matter, lesions that resemble previous strokes, and […]

August 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Egypt Court orders ex-President Hosni Mubarak to be released

Egypt Court orders ex-President Hosni Mubarak to be released

Aug 21, CAIRO — A court ordered the release of Hosni Mubarak and prosecutors said they’re unlikely to appeal, raising the possibility Egypt’s deposed autocrat could walk free after more than two years in detention. Wednesday’s decision threatened to stoke tensions in the deeply divided nation, widen the circle of anger against the military-backed government […]

August 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
German artist Jonathan Meese wins Nazi salute case

German artist Jonathan Meese wins Nazi salute case

Aug 15, – “Art has triumphed,” Jonathan Meese said after the verdict in a court in Kassel. “Now I am free.” Nazi symbols and gestures are banned in Germany, but Meese’s lawyers had argued that the constitution protects artistic freedom. A German artist prosecuted for performing Nazi salutes in what he said was an artistic […]

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