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Weight Loss Can Combat Irregular Heart Beat, Study Says

Weight Loss Can Combat Irregular Heart Beat, Study Says

Nov 18, – Overweight or obese people can cut their risk of trouble with a potentially fatal irregular heart beat if they lose a lot of weight, a new study has found. Losing a bit more than 30 pounds, on average, caused people to have fewer and less severe bouts of heart palpitations related to […]

November 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Russian investigators seek clues on plane crash

Russian investigators seek clues on plane crash

Nov 18, – The plane belonging to the Tatarstan Airlines crashed Sunday while trying to land at its home port in the Russian city of Kazan, the capital of the oil-rich province of Tatarstan. The son of the provincial governor was among the victims. Russian investigators are combing through the charred fragments of a Boeing […]

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Protest against Dutch blackface holiday tradition

Protest against Dutch blackface holiday tradition

Nov 16, – The Dutch equivalent of Santa Claus arrived in the Netherlands on Saturday to the delight of thousands of children. But some adults protested vigorously against one element of the beloved tradition they find racist: his servant in blackface makeup, Black Pete. In the annual Dutch Sinterklaas festival, St. Nicholas arrives by steamboat […]

November 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Bomber kills 6 in Afghanistan ahead US deal talks

Bomber kills 6 in Afghanistan ahead US deal talks

Nov 16, – A suicide car bomber tore through the Afghan capital Saturday, just hours after President Hamid Karzai announced U.S. and Afghan negotiators had agreed on a draft deal allowing U.S. troops to remain in the country beyond a 2014 deadline. The blast, which killed six people near where thousands of tribal leaders will […]

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Islamists call for dialogue in Egypt after coup

Islamists call for dialogue in Egypt after coup

Nov 16, – A Muslim Brotherhood-led alliance in Egypt said Saturday it is ready for a national dialogue to end the political standoff in the country, in an announcement that did not demand the return of the nation’s toppled president to power. The call is the first formal proposition by supporters of ousted Islamist President […]

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Pakistan imposes curfew in city after clashes

Pakistan imposes curfew in city after clashes

Nov 16, – The Pakistani government imposed a rare curfew on Saturday in a northern city where sectarian clashes during a Shiite religious commemoration broke out the day before, while Taliban insurgents threatened to avenge the eight Sunni Muslims who authorities say were killed. Outbursts of sectarian violence occur regularly in Pakistan. Hard-liners from the […]

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Cornea Donor’s Age Not a Big Factor, Researchers Say

Cornea Donor’s Age Not a Big Factor, Researchers Say

Nov 16, – If you need a corneal transplant to improve your vision, don’t worry too much about the donor’s age, a new study says. According to new research, corneas from 71-year-old donors are as likely to be as healthy as those from donors half that age a decade after their transplant. The cornea, the […]

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Chemical watchdog agrees Syria arsenal destruction plan

Chemical watchdog agrees Syria arsenal destruction plan

Nov 16, – The world’s chemical watchdog on Friday adopted a final roadmap for ridding Syria of its arsenal by mid-2014, only reaching agreement hours before a deadline expired. “The plan is adopted,” Christian Chartier, a spokesman for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), told AFP after a meeting of its 41-member […]

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Your Afternoon Coffee Might Trigger a Bad Night’s Sleep

Your Afternoon Coffee Might Trigger a Bad Night’s Sleep

Nov 16, – Bad news for caffeine addicts: That midday coffee pick-me-up might increase your odds for a sleepless night, new research shows. The small study, which was done with caffeine pills equivalent to two or three cups of coffee, found that taking in caffeine even as long as six hours before bedtime significantly harmed […]

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China’s reforms to ease one-child policy and abolish labor camps

China’s reforms to ease one-child policy and abolish labor camps

Nov 15, – China has released a raft of reform plans, promising sweeping changes to the country’s economy and social fabric. The Communist Party has said it will loosen its one-child policy and abolish labor camps. China’s Communist Party released a far-reaching reform document Friday that vows to ease, among other things, its controversial one-child […]

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