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Ban calls for maximum restraint following violence along Israeli-Sy​rian border
New York, June 7 (BNA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for maximum restraint by all sides after yesterday’s violence in the occupied Golan Heights, which reportedly led to an unconfirmed number of civilian casualties, and warned that it threatens the long-held ceasefire between Israel and Syria.
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Ban says he would be ‘deeply honoured’ to serve second term as UN Secretary-​General
New York, June 7 (BNA) -- Ban Ki-moon announced today that he has formally offered to serve a second consecutive term as Secretary-General of the United Nations. Ban told a press conference at UN Headquarters in New York that he has sent a letter to the Member States of the General Assembly and Security Council in which he has offered himself for consideration to continue to lead the UN.
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77 Percent of Israelis Oppose Israeli Withdrawal to 67 Borders
Occupied Jerusalem, June 7 (BNA) - Seventy-seven percent of Israelis oppose returning to pre-1967 lines even if it would lead to a peace agreement and declarations by Arab states of an end to their conflict with Israel, a poll revealed Monday.
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At Least 14 Killed, Scores Missing as Fatal Floods Hit Southern China
Beijing, June 07 (BNA) - More than 60,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in central and southern China after continuous downpours caused heavy flooding.
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Japan Starts Probe into Fukushima Nuke Crisis under Expert Panel
Tokyo, June 07 (BNA) - Japan has started looking into the causes of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, with an independent panel of experts holding their first gathering Tuesday in Tokyo.
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Moscow Ex-Mayor Denies Possible Return to United Russia
Moscow, June 7 (BNA) - Former Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov, who was dismissed from his post by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev last year, has denied rumors about his possible return to the United Russia party, which he left ahead of his dismissal.
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2,000 tons of Contaminat​ed Water Removed from Areas Near US Bases in Seoul
Seoul, June 07 (BNA) - The Seoul Metropolitan Government has removed some 2,000 tons of oil-contaminated water in areas near two US military bases in the capital, city officials said Tuesday amid growing public anxiety over the alleged burial of the toxic chemical Agent Orange inside a US army camp in a southeastern region.
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13 Missing in SW China's Floods
Beijing, June 6 (BNA) - Continuous downpours have triggered floods and left 13 people missing in southwest China''s Guizhou Province, the province''s flood control and drought relief headquarters said on Monday. Heavy rains hit Guizhou from Sunday morning, with several of the province''s counties experiencing downpours, China''s News Agency (Xinhua) reported.
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New Skin Cancer Treatments Unveiled
Chicago, June 6 (BNA) - Two developments in skin cancer treatment have emerged at a conference of leading oncologists in Chicago. Scientists said a pill called Vemurafenib appears to give patients a greater chance of surviving longer than chemotherapy. It was tested on a group of 675 melenoma patients. And another drug, taken intravenously, called Ipilimumab, is said to give patients with advanced melanoma extra years of life. The results were presented at a meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago. During a trial, 84% of patients who took Vemurafenib pills twice a day were still alive six months later. This compares with 64% of those on standard chemotherapy.
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Light sensitive drugs to target cancers more accurately
London, June. 6 (BNA) -- A new cancer treatment that uses light to target tumour cells is being developed by researchers. Scientists at the University of Hull have created a drug packed with light-sensitive molecules that accumulate around cancer cells. When light is shone through the tumour, the molecules are activated and kill the cancer cells.
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