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Nearly 100 Philippine rebels killed or captured

Nearly 100 Philippine rebels killed or captured

Sep 15, – Nearly 100 militants who have held scores of people hostage for a week in a southern Philippine city have been killed or captured in an offensive to retake rebel-held coastal communities, officials said on Sunday. Army troops and police special forces have regained rebel-held grounds and are pressing an assault deeper into […]

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Childhood obesity linked to high blood pressure in adulthood

Childhood obesity linked to high blood pressure in adulthood

Sep 14, – Children who are obese or overweight are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure in adulthood, compared with children of a healthy weight, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2013. Researchers analyzed the blood pressure and growth of 1,117 healthy adolescents […]

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Alcohol neither causes nor prevents depression

Alcohol neither causes nor prevents depression

Sep 14, – A new study does not support the belief that alcohol consumption causes depression – nor that it prevents it. This was the conclusion of clinical neuroscientists from the University of Western Australia (UWA). They write about their findings in a paper published online recently in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. In their paper, […]

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US, Russia agree to deal on Syrian chemical weapons

US, Russia agree to deal on Syrian chemical weapons

Sep 14, – US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have announced a deal to dispose of Syria’s chemical weapons. The countries had largely taken opposing sides in Syria’s conflict. The joint announcement came just hours into a third day of talks in Geneva aimed at finding a diplomatic solution […]

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Exercise linked to reduced symptoms of depression

Exercise linked to reduced symptoms of depression

Sep 12, – Researchers say they have found evidence to support previous research that suggests exercise may reduce symptoms of depression, according to a review published in The Cochrane Library. The updated systemic review, conducted by UK researchers, analyzed the Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Review Group’s Controlled Trials Register (CCDANCTR), which includes randomized controlled […]

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Women’s Rights: A bank to empower women

Women’s Rights: A bank to empower women

Sep 12, – The Indian government is planning to launch a women-only bank in October. Its architects argue that the bank will contribute towards empowering India’s female population in a big way. But critics disagree. “Bharatiya Mahila Bank,” or the Indian women’s bank, will have mostly female employees and only women can open an account […]

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French UN draft to give Syria ultimatum

French UN draft to give Syria ultimatum

Sep 11, – United Nations: An initial French draft UN Security Council resolution would demand that Syria make a complete declaration of its chemical weapons programme within 15 days and immediately open all related sites to UN inspectors or face possible punitive measures. The elements of the draft resolution, seen on Tuesday, adds that the […]

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First group of Syrian refugees leaves for Germany

First group of Syrian refugees leaves for Germany

Sep 11, BEIRUT — A first group of Syrian refugees have departed Beirut International Airport for Germany where they will live in temporary new homes as Germany’s biggest relocation program gets under way. Airport officials say the group of 107 refugees left on Wednesday for Hannover, Germany. They are the first group to be relocated […]

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Family of dead Pakistani student pardons killers

Family of dead Pakistani student pardons killers

Sep 10, KARACHI, Pakistan — The family of a Pakistani student whose death sparked outrage against the abuse of power by the wealthy has decided to pardon the men convicted in his killing, their lawyer said Monday. The family filed an affidavit with the court several days ago pardoning the men accused of killing their […]

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UN report finds widespread sexual assault in Asia-Pacific region

UN report finds widespread sexual assault in Asia-Pacific region

Sep 10, – A quarter of men surveyed in six countries in the Asia-Pacific region have admitted to committing rape. The prevalence of rape varied widely between locations, according to a UN report. In the first regional study of its scale, “Why Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It?,” […]

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