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Beshir wins strong Arab summit backing against ICC - 03/30/2009

DOHA, Ali Khalil - Sudan's President Omar al-Beshir won strong support against his international arrest warrant over Darfur from an Arab summit on Monday that also warned Israel that an Arab peace...

'Superpill' may cut heart disease: study - 03/30/2009

ORLANDO (AFP) - Healthy people may be able to cut their risk of heart disease in half by taking a "super pill" combining three drugs to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, a study said Monday....

Using power of genomics, scientists net new culprits for cancer - 03/30/2009

PARIS (AFP) - Combining the number-crunching potency of computers with an exploration of the genetic code, scientists said on Sunday they had identified a new master gene in cancer as well as faulty...

No change now on gays in military: Gates - 03/30/2009

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates Sunday ruled out an imminent change in the "Don't ask, Don't tell" policy on gays in the military, saying President Barack Obama believes the Pentagon has "a lot on...

Madonna in Malawi for second adoption - 03/30/2009

LILONGWE (AFP) - US pop star Madonna arrived in Malawi on Sunday to adopt a second child from the impoverished nation and started off a new controversy over fast-track foreign adoptions. A...

Spanish feminists launch campaign for abortion reform - 03/29/2009

MADRID (AFP) - A Spanish feminist coalition launched a campaign Friday to support the Socialist government's plans to liberalise abortion laws and counter a rival drive by abortion opponents. "We...

Discovery ends mission with successful landing - 03/29/2009

CAPE CANAVERAL, Jean-Louis Santini- The shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven astronauts successfully completed their 13-day mission Saturday after a safe landing at Florida's Kennedy Space Center,...

Americans average eight hours a day in front of screens - 03/28/2009

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Adult Americans spend an average of more than eight hours a day in front of screens -- televisions, computer monitors, cellphones or other devices, according to a new study. The...

New face transplant in France: surgeon - 03/28/2009

PARIS, (AFP) - A 28-year-old man has received a face transplant at a hospital outside Paris, the doctor who performed the surgery told AFP Friday. The 15-hour operation, completed Friday morning...

Specialists to review global fight on heart disease - 03/28/2009

WASHINGTON, Jean-Louis Santini. Heart specialists from around the world meet this weekend in Orlando, Florida to discuss landmarks developments in battling cardio disease. The 58th annual...
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