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Kerry, Russian FM join Iran nuclear talks

Kerry, Russian FM join Iran nuclear talks

Nov 23, – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers of other major powers were converging Saturday to lend their weight to the Iran nuclear talks after envoys reported progress in marathon negotiations to curb the Iranian program in return for limited sanctions relief. After a third day of talks, State Department spokesperson […]

November 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Suicide bombs hit Syria troops north of Damascus

Suicide bombs hit Syria troops north of Damascus

Nov 20, – A suicide car bomber targeted a checkpoint manned by Syrian soldiers while another blew up near a security headquarters. Both were on the outskirts of Nabak, said Rami Abdurrahman from the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and another activist based near the town. Suicide bombers targeted Syrian troops and a hospital […]

November 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Drinking Milk as Teens Might Not Protect Men’s Bones, Study Suggests

Drinking Milk as Teens Might Not Protect Men’s Bones, Study Suggests

Nov 19, – Boys who drink more milk during their teenage years might not see any drop in their risk for hip fractures as adults, new research suggests. Just the opposite: Their risk actually might rise. The finding, which was not observed among women, is based on the fracture history of nearly 100,000 white men […]

November 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Some Doctors Challenge New Statin Guidelines

Some Doctors Challenge New Statin Guidelines

Nov 19, – A new online cholesterol risk calculator produced by two leading U.S. heart organizations is flawed and overstates a person’s risk of heart disease, a pair of Harvard Medical School professors say. The professors contend that this flaw could lead the calculator to mistakenly suggest that millions of people should be taking cholesterol-lowering […]

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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 […]

November 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
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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