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Some of the beneficial effects of the workout might be undone by taking vitamins after exercise, suggests research. (more…)

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On Monday, an Iranian-American journalist imprisoned on charges of spying for the US was released in Tehran. It removes an obstacle to President Obama’s opening to Iran but also illustrates the volatility of the Iranian government. (more…)

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Facing charges of being an accessory to the deaths of 29,000 Jews in World War II, John Demjanjuk, an alleged former Nazi death camp guard to Germany, is in jail in Munich. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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A few days before the first anniversary of the earthquake in Sichuan province, parents who lost their children when their schools collapsed, fear they won’t be allowed to properly commemorate the disaster. (photo, from bbc.co.uk) (more…)

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Same-sex marriages in the US might be about to become legal. Washington DC city council has voted in order to recognise same-sex marriages conducted in the other states of the country. (photo, from bbc.co.uk) (more…)

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In Texas, a woman has apparently become the first US resident to die from swine flu. She is the second person to die from the virus outside Mexico. The first one was a Mexican toddler who died of swine flu in the US in April. (more…)

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