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Aerobic fitness boosts memory and learning in children

Aerobic fitness boosts memory and learning in children

Sep 12, – Researchers say that physical fitness in children can boost their memory and learning abilities, particularly when initially learning a task that is more challenging. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, was conducted by Lauren Raine and colleagues from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The study involved 48 children aged […]

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Syria conflict: US issues warning on chemicals plan

Syria conflict: US issues warning on chemicals plan

Sep 10, The US has warned that a Russian plan on Syrian chemical weapons must not be an excuse for “delays and avoidance”. US Secretary of State John Kerry said the plan must be “swift and verifiable” and warned its implementation would be “exceedingly difficult”. Syria earlier said it accepted the Russian plan to put […]

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John Kerry: Syrian Gas Attack Crossed ‘Global Red Line’

John Kerry: Syrian Gas Attack Crossed ‘Global Red Line’

Sep 08, – US Secretary of State John Kerry says he and Arab League foreign ministers have agreed that the Syrian president’s alleged use of chemical weapons crossed a “global red line”.  Mr Kerry, speaking in Paris, is in Europe to muster support for action against President Bashar al-Assad. “Assad’s deplorable use of chemical weapons […]

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Taliban bombers hit Afghanistan Wardak intelligence HQ

Taliban bombers hit Afghanistan Wardak intelligence HQ

Sep 08, – At least four Afghan intelligence staff have been killed after suicide bombers attacked offices of the provincial intelligence department in Wardak. Five suicide bombers were shot dead in the series of co-ordinated attacks, an hour away from the capital Kabul. More than 100 people – mostly civilians – were injured, police said. […]

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Moscow votes in pivotal mayoral race

Moscow votes in pivotal mayoral race

Sep 08, MOSCOW — Moscow is holding its first mayoral election in a decade. Although an incumbent backed by President Vladimir Putin is expected to win Sunday’s election handily, the candidacy of charismatic opposition leader Alexei Navalny is changing Russian politics in ways that could pose a risk for the Kremlin in the months and […]

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