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Archive for July 2nd, 2008

The West Bank is facing grave water shortages, largely because of Israel’s “discriminatory” policies, said B’Tselem, Israeli human rights group.

The group criticises the distribution of joint water resources, as well as limits placed by Israel on the Palestinian Authority’s ability to drill new wells.

“It will have serious repercussions on the economy and health”, B’Tselem said. (more…)

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The risk of cancer could be cut by 12%, just by adopting a couple of elements of the Mediterranean diet, say scientists.

Using more olive oil alone cut the risk by 9%, found a study of 26 000 Greek people. (more…)

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In Ulan Bator, the Mongolian capital, five people have died and more than 300 were hurt in violent protests over alleged electoral fraud, says Tsend Munkhorgil, the Justice minister.

He said that hundreds of people were reportedly detained.

A state of emergency and curfew has been declared by the president, and parts of the city have been sealed off. (more…)

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