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According to Chilean health minister Jaime Manalich, some of the miners trapped in a collapsed shaft show signs of depression.

He said five of the 33 miners, trapped 700m (2,300ft) below ground, were not eating properly and had refused to be filmed. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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13 nails and five needles have been removed by doctors from a Sri Lankan housemaid. She said her Saudi Arabian employer hammered them into her body.

The injuries were inflicted as a punishment, LP Ariyawathie, 49, told staff at Kamburupitiya Hospital.

X-rays showed that there were 24 nails and needles in her body (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk). The nails were up to 2in (5cm) long, a hospital official said.

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A list of rules for campaining ahead of November’s general election has been published by Myanmar authorities. The rules prevent candidates from making speeches that “tarnish” the ruling military government. (more…)

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Following an inconclusive election, Australian prime minister Julia Gillard (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) has made contact with independent candidates in order to try to form a government. (more…)

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The moon is shrinking

Astronomers said that the moon is shrinking. However that said that the earth’s satellite will not be disappearing any time soon and its shrinkage will not affect the earth in any way. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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Russian officials attended the ceremony held as Iran has begun loading fuel into its first nuclear power station. (photo from aljazeera.net)

The Bushehr plant in southern Iran will be operated by Russia : the country will supply its nuclear fuel and take away the nuclear waste. (more…)

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The arrest warrant issued by Sweden for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) on accusations of rape and molestation has been cancelled.

The Swedish Prosecution Authority website said the chief prosecutor had come to the decision that Assange was not suspected of rape but did not give any further explanation.

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