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A joint UK and German study found that cancer patients taking blood pressure drugs had a lower risk of dying. Researchers told a European conference that beta-blockers may block hormones that trigger the spread of cancer cells around the body. (photo from bbc.co.uk) (more…)

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For an hour on Saturday, millions of people switched off lights in order to protest against climate change and promote energy-saving, plunging major cities and global landmarks into darkness. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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A package of final changes to Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare reforms has been approved by the US congress, with the US president daring opposition Republicans to try repealing the law. (photo from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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A Georgian TV station broadcast news that Russian tanks had invaded the capital and the country’s president was dead, which sparked panic in the country.

The Imedi network report was false but brought back memories of the 2008 war between Russia and Georgia. (more…)

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Myanmar’s opposition leader has denounced the military government’s new laws passed earlier this week. Aung San Suu Kyi described the law that bar her from runnng for office as “unjust” and “repressive”.

Five election-related laws were enacted by the country’s ruling generals on Monday to govern the polls. Details have been gradually unveiled in state-run newspapers. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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In order to protest against the eviction of Palestinians from their homes there in favor of Jewish settlers, at least 3,000 protesters, including Israelis and Palestinians, have rallied in an Arab quarter of east Jerusalem.(photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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Voting in a referendum, Icelanders have rejected a deal to pay Britain and the Netherlands billions for their losses in the collapse of the Icesave bank.

Some 93.1 per cent of voters cast ballots opposing the deal, partial results showed after 32 per cent of ballots were ounted, RUV public broadcaster, which compiles all electoral statistics. (more…)

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