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Observers: Polio breaks out amid militant threats in Pakistan

Observers: Polio breaks out amid militant threats in Pakistan

Sep 02, PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Syed Wali desperately wants to immunize his three young children against polio but fears the Islamic militants who banned the vaccine from this remote area in northwest Pakistan will catch him if he tries to smuggle it in. “I can afford to bring the vaccine for my children, but what […]

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United Nations: 7 million Syrians displaced by civil war

United Nations: 7 million Syrians displaced by civil war

Sep 02, Damascus, Syria — The head of the U.N. refugee agency in Syria says 7 million Syrians, or almost one-third of the population, have been displaced by the country’s civil war. Tarik Kurdi told The Associated Press on Monday that 5 million of the displaced are still in Syria while about 2 million have […]

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Syria minister: US strike ‘would benefit al-Qaeda’

Syria minister: US strike ‘would benefit al-Qaeda’

Sep 02, – Any US military action against Syria would amount to “support for al-Qaeda and its affiliates,” Damascus has said. Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad also told the BBC that armed groups backed by America had used chemical weapons – not Syrian troops. The US earlier said it had evidence that Damascus had […]

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‘Mini-human brains’made from stem cells

‘Mini-human brains’made from stem cells

Aug 31, – Scientists have grown the first mini human brains in a laboratory and say their success could lead to new levels of understanding about the way brains develop and what goes wrong in disorders like schizophrenia and autism. Researchers based in Austria started with human stem cells and created a culture in the […]

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Italy court defends Silvio Berlusconi conviction ruling

Italy court defends Silvio Berlusconi conviction ruling

Aug 29, – Italy’s Supreme Court has issued a text explanation from judges on why they upheld the former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s sentence for tax fraud. The 1 August ruling confirmed a one-year prison term and ban on political office for the billionaire senator. Neither measure has yet been enforced. Berlusconi argued he did […]

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UK says can attack Syria without UN approval

UK says can attack Syria without UN approval

Aug  29, – Britain’s government on Thursday published internal legal advice it had been given which it said showed it was legally entitled to take military action against Syria even if the United Nations Security Council blocked such action. It also published intelligence material on last week’s chemical weapons attack in Syria, saying there was […]

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UN Observer says vehicle shot at by snipers near Damascus

UN Observer says vehicle shot at by snipers near Damascus

Aug 26, DAMASCUS, Syria — Snipers opened fire Monday at a U.N. vehicle belonging to a team investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in Damascus, a U.N. spokesman said. The Syrian government accused the rebels of firing at the team. Activists said later that the team had arrived in Moadamiyeh, a western suburb of […]

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Health News: Cocaine ‘rapidly changes the brain’

Health News: Cocaine ‘rapidly changes the brain’

Aug 25, – Taking cocaine can change the structure of the brain within hours in what could be the first steps of drug addiction, according to US researchers. Animal tests, reported in the journal Nature Neuroscience, showed new structures linked to learning and memory began to grow soon after the drug was taken. Mice with […]

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Six killed in bomb attack on Yemen air force bus

Six killed in bomb attack on Yemen air force bus

Aug 25, – An explosion on board a bus carrying Yemeni military personnel has caused several casualties, according to officials. The vehicle was travelling through the country’s capital city at the time of the attack. Initial reports indicated that a bomb had claimed the lives of several Yemeni air force personnel and wounded other passengers […]

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Cheryl Cole happy to say goodbye to her 20s

Cheryl Cole happy to say goodbye to her 20s

Aug 19, – Singer-songwriter Cheryl Cole is glad that her 20s are behind her and says that now she feels “calmer and settled”. But the “Parachute” singer, who turned 30 on June 30, has admitted that her 20s were amazing, reports contactmusic.com. ”Turning 30 always felt like a sigh of relief. I’m glad to put […]

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