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Indian Prime Minister arrives in Kabul
Kabul, May 12 (BNA) -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Afghanistan Thursday for two days of talks that are expected to cover regional stability, terrorism and Indian aid to Afghanistan.
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Coffee drinking can reduce the risk of breast cancer
London, May. 12 (BNA) -- Five cups of coffee a day reduces the chance of getting breast cancer in the over 50s, a new study suggests.
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Sugar makes the medicine work better
London, May. 12 (BNA) -- A spoonful of sugar not only helps the medicine go down but also gives it a boost, a new study claims. The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported today that researchers have found that taking antibiotics with sugar could dramatically improve their effectiveness against stubborn infections such as tuberculosis.
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Liver repaired with stem cells taken from skin and blood
London, May. 12 (BNA) -- Patients with advanced liver disease can be treated with stem cells taken from their own skin or blood in a breakthrough that could save thousands of lives and cut transplant waiting lists. The Daily Telegrapg newspaper reported today that researchers have found a way to cheaply produce millions of the cells that can be injected into the organ and help regenerate it.
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Rajaratnam verdict marks significant government victory
New York, May 12 (BNA) -- Like so many others recently, he let greed and corruption cause his undoing." That was the conclusion of the prosecutor behind the trial of hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam, BBC reported.
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S. Korean, U.S. marines to hold first joint drill on border islands
Seoul, May 12 (BNA) -- South Korean and U.S. marines will stage their first joint drill on islands near the Yellow Sea border with North Korea this year, in a show of force to the North that its provocations won't be tolerated, officials said Thursday.
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Ten killed and dozens injured as pair of earthquakes strike southern Spain
Madrid, May 12 (BNA) -- Two earthquakes struck southeast Spain in quick succession yesterday, killing at least 10 people, injuring dozens and causing major damage to buildings, officials said.
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killed, 17 others missing in quarry landslide in south China
Beijing, May 10 (BNA) -- Five people were killed and 17 others were still missing by early Tuesday morning after a quarry landslide in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, rescuers confirmed. According to the rescuers, two people saved from the site were sent to hospital at around 2:00 p.m. Monday. One of them died later in hospital, and the other is out of critical conditions.
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G8 Interior Ministers begin meeting Monday in Paris
Paris, May 9 (BNA) -- Interior ministers from the powerful Group of Eight (G8) nations begin meetings Monday in Paris to discuss the important issue of drug trafficking, specifically trafficking of cocaine across the Atlantic Ocean.
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Singing to children may help development of language skills
London, May. 9 (BNA) -- New book claims that 'signature' melodies and inflections of traditional rhymes prepare children's brains for language. In a report released by the "Guardian" newspaper today, a study shows that singing traditional lullabies and nursery rhymes to babies and infants before they learn to speak, is "an essential precursor to later educational success and emotional wellbeing", argues Blythe in a book. "Song is a special type of speech. Lullabies, songs and rhymes of every culture carry the 'signature' melodies and inflections of a mother tongue, preparing a child's ear, voice and brain for language."
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