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IMF cuts UK growth forecast for 2011
London, June. 6 (BNA) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its forecast for growth for the UK economy for this year from 2% to 1.5%. It said there had been unexpected weaknesses in the economy during the past few months.
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19 hurt in Karachi hand grenade attack
Islamabad, June. 7 (BNA) -- At least 19 people were injured in a hand grenade attack in Chakiwara-2 area of Liyari in Pakistan. The explosion was so powerful that people ducked for shelter and windowpanes were shattered. Witnesses said that a gambling club was targeted in Jhatpat market that falls in the jurisdiction of Chakiwara police station, but police said that the grenade was hurled at the defunct Peoples Amn Committee members who were sitting at a teashop.
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Israeli Defence Force remain on high alert on the Syrian borders
Occupied Jerusalem, June. 7 (BNA) -- The Israel Defense Forces continued Tuesday to amass forces on the border between Israel and Syria, mainly in response to warnings of further protests to mark the 44th anniversary of the battles over East Jerusalem in the Six-Day War.
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Jellyfish have So Much More Than Plasma and Poison
Slug: US-Discovery New York, June. 7 (BNA) -- For all their noble antiquity, jellyfish have long been ignored or misunderstood by mainstream science, dismissed as so much mindless protoplasm with a mouth. Now, in a series of new studies, researchers have found that there is far more complexity and nuance to a jellyfish than meets the eye or eyes. Researchers have describe the astonishing visual system of the box jellyfish, in which an interactive matrix of 24 eyes of four distinct types, two of them very similar to our own eyes, allow the jellies to navigate like seasoned sailors through the mangrove swamps they inhabit.
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Obama to Decide on Size of US Troop Withdrawal From Afghanista​n
Washington ,June 7 (BNA) - US President Barack Obama will hold a video conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday, but has yet to reach a decision on the size and scope of the US troop withdrawal that will begin next month, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday.
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Canada Announces the First Suspicion infecting Bacteria
Toronto, June 7 (BNA) - The Canadian authorities announced the first suspected case of infection with E.coli bacteria, which growing outbreak has caused 23 deaths in Europe.
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Stressed Show Horses May Spread Equine Herpes
Washington, June. 7 (BNA) -- Normally horses' immune systems keep the virus at bay, but stress and an increase in contact may break down defenses, although most adult horses are infected with the herpes virus, stress can cause the virus to become active and contagious.
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Brain scan can predict Alzheimer's Disease a decade in advance
UK-Breakthrough London, June. 7 (BNA) -- A brain scan that can detect Alzheimer's Disease years in advance could be available within 12 months, claims three new breakthrough studies.
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Australia breakthrough on recovering old fingerprints
UK-Breakthrough London, June. 7 (BNA) -- Australian researchers have developed a new way of recovering usable fingerprints from old evidence.
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Painkiller advice for children is upgraded and refined
UK-Advice London, June. 7 (BNA) -- Child doses of paracetamol are being revised following concerns that youngsters are regularly overdosing on the painkiller, it has been announced.
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