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Pope prays for 12 nuns abducted in Syria by rebels

Pope prays for 12 nuns abducted in Syria by rebels

Dec 04, – Francis didn’t call for their release but appealed for prayers from the crowd at the end of his general audience in St. Peter’s Square. “I invite everyone to pray for the sisters of the Greek Orthodox monastery of Santa Takla in Maaloula, Syria, who were taken by force by armed men two […]

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Man survives 3 days at bottom of Atlantic

Man survives 3 days at bottom of Atlantic

Dec 04, – The Nigerian cook survived by breathing an ever-dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket. A video of Okene’s rescue in May – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArWGILmKCqE -that was posted on the Internet more than six months later has gone viral this week. Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat […]

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A love for dogs that cost Rs 22 lakhs!

A love for dogs that cost Rs 22 lakhs!

Dec 04, – Alexander the Velikiy or Alex is no ordinary dog. The Russian Borzoi is arguably the only one of its kind in India at present. And he hasn’t come cheap – he cost his owner a whopping Rs.22 lakh to import him and has to be kept in an air-conditioned environment. For Jaipur-based […]

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Mild Heart Disease May Pose Equal Risks for Men and Women

Mild Heart Disease May Pose Equal Risks for Men and Women

Dec 03, – Men and women with mild heart disease share the same risks, at least over the short term, a new study suggests. Doctors have thought that women with mild heart disease do worse than men. This study, however, suggests that the rate of heart attacks and death among men and women with heart […]

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Belgium: 100 cars crash in fog; at least 1 dead

Belgium: 100 cars crash in fog; at least 1 dead

Dec 03, – Medical workers were working to free injured passengers from the twisted metal of their vehicles hours after the crash, and the fog is making the emergency rescue by helicopter impossible. The provincial governor, Carl Decaluwe, said one person had died, and that among the 54 injured, five were in life-threatening condition, 11 […]

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Check diabetes with healthy foods

Check diabetes with healthy foods

Dec 01, – Known as medical nutrition therapy (MNT), a diabetes diet involves eating a variety of foods high in nutritional value in moderation, while sticking to regular meal times. It is a diet nutritiously rich, non-calorific and low in saturated fats, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Bram Brons, an independent general practitioner and a member of the […]

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Police battle Bangkok protesters with tear gas

Police battle Bangkok protesters with tear gas

Dec 01, – At least three people have been killed and 54 wounded in skirmishes so far, according to police and emergency services. Most of the casualties occurred at a Bangkok stadium where gunshots rang out early Sunday for the second day and the body of one protester shot in the chest lay face-up on […]

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Somali police struggle to stop deadly attacks

Somali police struggle to stop deadly attacks

Nov 28, – However, some cars had already passed through unrestricted and tension spreads among the jittery soldiers, who are chewing khat, leaves that are stimulants. They say they don’t want a bomb-laden vehicle to pass through their check-point and then explode in Mogadishu. A Somali police officer is warned on his walkie-talkie that a […]

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Iraq- Attacks kill 24, corpses shot in head found

Iraq- Attacks kill 24, corpses shot in head found

Nov 27, – Officers found eight corpses dumped in farmland in the Sunni-dominated Arab Jabour district, a police officer said. All of the dead, men believed to be between the ages of 25 to 35, suffered gunshot to their heads, he said. Police around Iraq’s capital found the corpses of 13 men Wednesday with gunshot […]

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Australian surf deadlier than bushfires, sharks

Australian surf deadlier than bushfires, sharks

Nov 27, – Australia is known for its destructive summer wildfires, storms and dangerous predators such as sharks which are common in its waters, but researchers at the University of New South Wales said there was an unheralded killer in the sea. The Australian surf kills more people than bushfires, cyclones, floods and sharks combined, […]

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