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Holocaust museum highlights Myanmar’s Rohingya

Holocaust museum highlights Myanmar’s Rohingya

Nov 06, – Myanmar says the display, at an institution constructed in Washington to depict the genocide against Jews during World War II, is inappropriate. It can be seen by tourists and passers-by just a few blocks from the White House, where only six months ago President Barack Obama paid tribute to President Thein Sein. […]

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Greenhouse gas volumes reached new high in 2012

Greenhouse gas volumes reached new high in 2012

Nov 06, – Atmospheric volumes of greenhouse gases blamed for climate change hit a new record in 2012, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin on Wednesday. “For all these major greenhouse gases the concentrations are reaching once again record levels,” WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud told a news conference in […]

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Young men may have unrecognised eating disorders

Young men may have unrecognised eating disorders

Nov 06, – Eating disorders are most often associated with young women, but a new study suggests young men can also become obsessed with their appearance and go to extremes to enhance their bodies. The problem can resemble a traditional eating disorder or involve use of drugs and supplements, according to US researchers, and it […]

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Anti-aging strategies can boost self-esteem

Anti-aging strategies can boost self-esteem

Nov 05, – The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) offers advice on how to slow aging and boost self-esteem. Anti-aging strategies like using creams and skin-improvement methods can improve appearance and boost self esteem, say experts. ”Photoaging or the changes induced by chronic UV exposure is responsible for accelerating the skin’s aging process,” said […]

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Three people killed in Norway bus hijacking

Three people killed in Norway bus hijacking

Nov 04, – An attack on a bus in western Norway by a man wielding a knife has left three people dead, including the driver. The motive of the attacker, thought to be in his 50s, was not immediately clear. The incident occurred on a remote mountain road on Monday near the town of Ardal, […]

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India vies for elite role in space with Mars trip

India vies for elite role in space with Mars trip

Nov 04, – India is aiming to join the world’s deep-space pioneers with a journey to Mars that it hopes will showcase its technological ability to explore the solar system while seeking solutions for everyday problems on Earth. With a Tuesday launch planned for Mangalyaan, which means “Mars craft” in Hindi, India will attempt to […]

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6 tourists killed in ferry accident in Thailand

6 tourists killed in ferry accident in Thailand

Nov 04, – The double-decker ferry, carrying Thai and foreign tourists, left Lan island for the 30-minute trip to the resort town of Pattaya on Sunday evening, said police Col. Suwan Cheawnavinthavat. Shortly after the boat departed, an engine problem sent the passengers on the first deck rushing to the second floor, causing the ferry […]

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Insects making eco-friendly buzz in Dutch kitchens

Insects making eco-friendly buzz in Dutch kitchens

Nov 03, – Cecile’s latest batch of students watched attentively as she launched into the last step of the dish — swirling grasshoppers around in a frying pan before setting them on the coucous. In their bid to find an environmentally-friendly alternative to meat, Richard, 41, Mariet, 53, and Seppo, 43, are looking to insects. […]

November 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
2 French journalists killed in Mali

2 French journalists killed in Mali

Nov 03, – Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon of Radio France Internationale were grabbed Saturday in the city of Kidal by armed men in a 4×4 just after finishing an interview with the acting head of the rebel National Movement for the Liberation of the Azawad, or NMLA, officials said. Their bodies were dumped a […]

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Train runs over and kills 8 in southern India

Train runs over and kills 8 in southern India

Nov 02, – A train struck and killed eight people in southern India on Saturday, an official said. The accident happened in Vijainagaram district, about 800 kilometers (500 miles) northeast of Hyderabad, the state capital. The victims were crossing the tracks on foot when they were hit by the train, said M. Kiran Kumar, the […]

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