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CT scans boost survival for severe injuries - 03/24/2009

PARIS, March 24, 2009 (AFP) - The use of whole-body CT scans for severe trauma victims significantly boosts survival rates, according to the largest study of its kind, released Tuesday....

New genes linked to sudden heart failure: study - 03/24/2009

PARIS, (AFP) - Scientists combing the human genome have discovered ten common genetic mutations that boost the risk of sudden cardiac arrest by subtly disrupting the heart beat, two studies released...

Alaska volcano erupts five times - 03/23/2009

ANCHORAGE, March 23, 2009 (AFP) - Alaskan authorities were on alert Monday after the Mount Redoubt volcano erupted five times, spewing plumes of smoke and ash some 15 kilometers (nine miles) into the...

British reality TV star Jade Goody dies of cancer - 03/22/2009

LONDON, March 22, 2009 (AFP) - British reality television star Jade Goody, who won the nation's heart with her rags-to-riches success and her very public battle with cervical cancer, died Sunday aged...

Papers apologise to Australia's Hanson over raunchy - 03/22/2009

MELBOURNE, (AFP) - Australia's largest newspaper group apologised to far-right politician Pauline Hanson Sunday for publishing photos it incorrectly claimed showed her in a series of raunchy poses....

papal mass in Angola...killed two young people - 03/22/2009

LUANDA, March 22, 2009 (AFP) - Pope Benedict XVI was to pay tribute to the victims of a deadly stampede when he holds Sunday an open-air mass, expected to draw 500,000 people in the biggest event of...

Obama launches 'YouTube diplomacy' - 03/22/2009

Ping pong diplomacy helped thaw US-China relations and YouTube diplomacy may do the same for US ties with Iran. President Barack Obama, whose use of the Web helped catapult him into the White...

Hundreds of animals flee Kenyan wildfire - 03/22/2009

Hundreds of zebras, buffalos and gazelles are fleeing a fast-spreading wildfire in a national park in Kenya's Rift Valley, park authorities said Sunday. Mount Logonot National Park head Peter...

Spanish founder of aid organisation in India in hospita - 03/22/2009

Vicente Ferrer, the founder of a humanitarian organisation in India and considered Spain's equivalent to Mother Teresa, is in critical condition after suffering a stroke, his foundation said Sunday....

Time offering 'customized' experimental magazine - 03/21/2009

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - US news weekly Time, which like other publications has been looking for ways to reinvent itself in print and on the Web, is allowing readers to put together their own personalized...
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