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In midst of Syrian war, giant Jesus statue arises

In midst of Syrian war, giant Jesus statue arises

Nov 02, – Jesus stands, arms outstretched, on the Cherubim mountain, overlooking a route pilgrims took from Constantinople to Jerusalem in ancient times. The statue is 12.3 meters (40 feet) tall and stands on a base that brings its height to 32 meters (105 feet), organizers of the project estimate. In the midst of a […]

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Report acid reflux problem to doctor

Report acid reflux problem to doctor

Nov 02, – Gastro esophageal reflux, also known as acid reflux, occurs when the stomach contents reflux back up into the food pipe (esophagus) and/or mouth, explains Dr Vijay Anand, Specialist Internal Medicine, Gastroentrology, Zulekha Hospital Dubai. This can occur normally also, majority episodes being brief without causing symptoms. How does reflux happen? Normally at […]

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Saudi men work to put women behind wheels

Saudi men work to put women behind wheels

Nov 02, – Some of the men have even been questioned by authorities, and one was detained by a branch of the Saudi Interior Ministry — a move that sent a chill through some of the activists working to put women behind the wheel. On Saturday, more than 60 women said they defied the ban, […]

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US drone kills Pakistani Taliban leader

US drone kills Pakistani Taliban leader

Nov 02, – Mehsud, who was on U.S. most-wanted terrorist lists with a $5 million bounty, is believed to have been behind a deadly suicide attack at a CIA base in Afghanistan, a failed car bombing in New York’s Times Square and other brazen assaults in Pakistan that killed thousands of civilians and security forces. […]

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Largest camp for Syrian refugees becoming a city

Largest camp for Syrian refugees becoming a city

Nov 01, – Zaatari, a desert camp near Jordan’s border with Syria, is far from that ideal. Life is tough here. The strong often take from the weak, women fear going to communal bathrooms after dark, sewage runs between pre-fab trailers and boys hustle for pennies carting goods in wheelbarrows instead of going to school. […]

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U.S. Preemie Birth Rate Continues to Fall: Report

U.S. Preemie Birth Rate Continues to Fall: Report

Nov 01, – The preterm birth rate in the United States fell for a sixth consecutive year in 2012 — and that 11.5 percent rate is a 15-year low, a new report says. Six states — Alaska, California, Maine, New Hampshire, Oregon and Vermont — earned an “A” on the March of Dimes’ annual premature […]

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UN says nearly 1,000 Iraqis killed in October

UN says nearly 1,000 Iraqis killed in October

Nov 01, – The bloodshed accelerated sharply after a deadly April 23 crackdown by security forces on a Sunni protest camp in a northern Iraqi town, which set off near-daily attacks, mostly by Sunni extremists and al-Qaida militants determined to undermine the country’s Shiite-led government. Attacks and other violence across Iraq killed 979 people in […]

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Israel bombs Gaza tunnel, 4 Hamas militants killed

Israel bombs Gaza tunnel, 4 Hamas militants killed

Nov 01, – The military said it carried out the strike after five of its soldiers were wounded as they tried to demolish another tunnel used by the Palestinian Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza. That incident drew Israeli fire that killed one Hamas militant. Israeli aircraft bombed what the military described as a […]

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Vast Antarctic sanctuary plans fail

Vast Antarctic sanctuary plans fail

Nov 01, – Plans to create two vast ocean sanctuaries in Antarctica to protect the pristine wilderness failed on Friday for a third time with Russia and China blocking the bids, delegates at multi-nation talks said. The proposals for two huge Marine Protected Areas were on the table at the Commission for the Conservation of […]

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U.S. Malaria Cases Hit 40-Year High

U.S. Malaria Cases Hit 40-Year High

Nov 01, – Malaria cases in the United States hit a 40-year high in 2011, federal health officials reported Thursday. There were 1,925 cases of malaria that year, the highest number since 1971. That represents a 14 percent increase from 2010 to 2011. Five people died from malaria or associated complications in 2011, according to […]

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