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TEPCO prepares to open doors of troubled No. 1 reactor building
Tokyo, May. 8 (BNA) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co declared today that the level of radioactive materials in the No. 1 reactor building of the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is low enough to pose no problem when it opens the building’s doors to help stabilize the damaged reactor.
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Singapore ruling party wins parliamentary majority
Singapore, May. 8 (BNA) -- The ruling People's Action Party ( PAP) won 81 of the 87 seats in the parliamentary election on Saturday, remaining by far the strongest party in Singapore despite losing a group representation constituency to the opposition for the first time since it was introduced in 1988.
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S.Korean President Lee embarks on three-nation European tour
Seoul, May. 8 (BNA) -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and first lady Kim Yoon-ok left on a week-long trip to Germany, Denmark and France on Sunday with a focus on boosting investment and trade with the European economies ahead of the implementation of a free trade agreement between South Korea and the European Union.
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Two Muslim men removed from U.S. flight after pilot refuses to fly them
Washington, May. 8 (BNA) -- Two Muslim religious leaders were removed from an Atlantic Southeast Airlines flight on Friday after they were told the pilot refused to fly them.
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ISESCO Director General Hails Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation Pact
Rabat, May 6. (BNA) -- Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Al Twaijri has lauded the agreement signed by the Palestinians’ two main factions, Fatah and Hamas, in Cairo last Wednesday, May 4th.
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Bottle-fed toddlers more likely to become obese
London, May. 5 (BNA) -- Babies should not be bottle-fed after their first birthday, according to researchers who found that toddlers who drink a lot of milk are more likely to become seriously overweight.
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Obama to meet Netanyahu
Washington, May 5 (BNA) -- US President Barack Obama is to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu May 20 at the White House, part of a high profile visit by the Israeli leader to the United States.
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Security beefed up for Obama's visit to UK
London, May. 4 (BNA) -- Security for President Barack Obama's first state visit to the UK will be tighter than ever amid fears of a revenge attack by extremists.
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Global population to pass 10 billion by 2100, UN projections indicate
New York, May 4 (BNA) -- The world’s population is projected to surge past 9 billion before 2050 and then reach 10.1 billion by the end of the century if current fertility rates continue at expected levels, according to United Nations figures unveiled today.
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Netanyahu lands in London to lobby against Fatah-Hamas deal
Occupied Jerusalem, May. 4 (BNA) -- Netanyahu is scheduled to meet with UK’s Cameron, France’s Sarkozy, as Palestinian factions are set to ratify deal in Cairo.
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