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Turkish President to Visit Austria
Ankara, April 22. (BNA) -- Turkish President Abdullah Gul will pay a three-day official visit to Austria next May 2 at the invitation of his Austrian counterpart Heinz Fisher.
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Afghanistan War May See a Turning Point, Says Gates
Washington, April 22. (BNA) -- US DefenCe Secretary Robert Gates has stated that the war in Afghanistan could see a turning point, or significant change, by the end of this year.
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Majority of Japan tsunami dead were older than 60
Tokyo, April. 21 (BNA) -- New data from Japan's National Police Agency show that two-thirds of the victims identified so far in last month's tsunami were elderly and most of them drowned. The agency said in a release this week that as of a month after the March 11 disaster, 65 percent of the 11,108 confirmed fatalities of known age were 60 or older.
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Genetic breakthrough may stop mosquitoes spreading malaria
London, April. 21 (BNA) -- Scientists have figured out a way to block the spread of malaria using genetically-modified (GM) mosquitoes that carry synthetic genes to curb the transmission of the blood parasite when the insect bites its human host.
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Couch potato six year olds already showing signs of ill health
Australia, April. 21 (BNA) -- Children as young as six who spend a lot of time in front of the television or using a computer are already showing early signs of heart disease and high blood pressure, claims study.
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Clashes reported in Silwan
Jerusalem, April. 21 (BNA) -- Palestinian youths and Israeli forces clashed Wednesday in occupied East Jerusalem, residents said.
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Heart disease drugs could treat pregnant women
London, April. 21 (BNA) -- Thousands of pregnant women at risk of a potentially fatal condition could be treated using common heart disease drugs.
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Japan exports fall in March; 1st drop in 16 months
Tokyo, April 20 (BNA) -- Japan's exports in March fell for the first time in 16 months, hit by the fallout from last month's massive earthquake and tsunami, which destroyed factories and crippled supply chains, the government said Wednesday.
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Desk job 'doubles bowel cancer risk'
London, April. 20 (BNA) -- Having a desk job for more than a decade doubles the risk of a major type of bowel cancer, according to new research. Worse still, scientists found even office workers who regularly exercise are still twice as likely to get a tumour as similarly active people who have less sedentary jobs. The Telegraph newspaper reported today that Australian researchers stated in their research that every year almost 40,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer, while more than 16,000 die. About 70 per cent survive for at least a year past diagnosis, while half survive to at least five years. Thousands die soon after diagnosis because they miss early warning signs and only seek medical help once the cancer has advanced.
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Calcium supplements 'increase heart attack risk by a fifth'
London, April. 20 (BNA) -- Older people who take calcium supplements to protect against bone fractures are putting themselves at increased risk of having heart attacks and strokes, new research indicates. The Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported today that taking calcium pills together with Vitamin D increases the chance of having either a stroke or a heart attack by a fifth, found the study of more than 16,000 post-menopausal women.
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