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Anxiety, depression plague Ukraine's violence-torn east

Nov 26, 2014

Anxiety, depression plague Ukraine's violence-torn east

At Donetsk's main psychiatric hospital, Dr Mikhail Bero has seen hundreds of patients check in as the seven months of fighting that has cost over 4,300 lives takes its toll. At Donetsk's main psychiatric hospital, Dr Mikhail Bero has seen hundreds of patients check in as the seven months of fighting that has cost over 4,300 lives takes its toll. #World #United States #Barack Obama #US #NewsTracker #Russia #Angela Merkel #Germany #Nato #Mental health #Vladimir Putin #United Kingdom #G20 #Sanctions #Ukraine #depression #anxiety #psychiatric care #Donetsk #PTSD #Ukraine crisis #Eastern Europe #Petro Poroshenko #2014 Crimean crisis #MH17 #Russia-Ukraine #US-Russia relations
Flournoy withdraws from consideration as U.S. defense secretary - sources

Nov 26, 2014

Flournoy withdraws from consideration as U.S. defense secretary - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michele Flournoy, a former top U.S. Department of Defense official widely tipped as a possible replacement for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of consideration for the job, according to multiple sources familiar with the circumstances. Flournoy, co-founder and chief executive of the Center for a New American Security wrote to the think tank's board of directors saying she would remain in her post and had asked President Barack Obama to remove her from consideration to head the Pentagon, the sources told Reuters on Tuesday. #Politics #Business #facebook #Brazil #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico #Foreign policy #opinion
More U.S. troops deployed in Ferguson to guard against fresh riots

Nov 26, 2014

More U.S. troops deployed in Ferguson to guard against fresh riots

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more National Guard troops on Tuesday to a St. Louis suburb rocked by rioting and looting after a grand jury declined to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager #facebook #China #Brazil #Technology #Middle East #Russia #markets #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year, WHO agency says

Nov 26, 2014

Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year, WHO agency says

LONDON (Reuters) - Some half a million cases of cancer a year are due to people being overweight or obese, and the problem is particularly acute in North America, the World Health Organization's cancer research agency said on Wednesday. In a study published in the journal The Lancet Oncology, the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said high body mass index (BMI) has now become a major cancer risk factor, responsible for some 3.6 percent, or 481,000, of new cancer cases in 2012. "The number of cancers linked to obesity and overweight is expected to rise globally along with economic development," said Christopher Wild, IARC's director #India #Brazil #Russia #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Libyan PM says government responsible for bombing Tripoli airport

Nov 26, 2014

Libyan PM says government responsible for bombing Tripoli airport

BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's internationally-recognized Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said on Tuesday his government's air force was responsible for strikes on the airport of the capital Tripoli, controlled by a rival administration. Mitiga airport has been hit at least twice this week in the growing conflict among rival factions in the North African state three years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi #United States #India #Brazil #Technology #France #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America
U.S. quarantine moves hurting Ebola response in Africa - Harvard

Nov 26, 2014

U.S. quarantine moves hurting Ebola response in Africa - Harvard

BOSTON (Reuters) - Moves by some U.S. states to isolate medical workers returning from fighting Ebola in West Africa could worsen the global health crisis by discouraging badly needed new volunteers, according to health experts at Harvard University. #Business #facebook #United States #China #Brazil #France #Russia #markets #Africa #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico
Female suicide bombers kill at least 44 in Nigeria's northeast

Nov 26, 2014

Female suicide bombers kill at least 44 in Nigeria's northeast

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Two female suicide bombers killed at least 44 people on Tuesday in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, at the heart of a militant Islamist insurgency, medical officials said. Four witnesses told Reuters near the scene a woman had entered the roadside trading area behind the city's main market before blowing herself up. "While the people were trying to help the injured, the second bomb blasted," witness Sani Adamu told Reuters. #Politics #United States #India #Japan #France #Arabic #Russia #Italy #Latin America
One for every leg: scientists map centipede genome

Nov 26, 2014

One for every leg: scientists map centipede genome

LONDON (Reuters) - An international team of more than 100 researchers has mapped the genome of the centipede and found that, while it easily outpaces humans on number of legs, it falls short when it comes to genes. Sequencing the genome of Strigamia maritima, a northern European centipede, the 106-strong team found it has around 15,000 genes - some 7,000 fewer than a human. The study, published in the journal PLOS Biology, also found that this centipede appears to have lost the genes encoding any of the known light receptors used by animals, and all genes controlling circadian rhythm, or the body clock #facebook #United States #France #Arabic #Russia #Italy #Latin America #opinion
China looms over SAARC summit in the Himalayas

Nov 26, 2014

China looms over SAARC summit in the Himalayas

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - When eight South Asian leaders gather for a summit in Kathmandu on Wednesday, they will meet in a conference centre donated by China to its cash-strapped Himalayan neighbour Nepal 27 years ago. In the decades since it built the modernist brick and glass hall, China has massively stepped up its presence in South Asia, supplying ports, power stations and weapons. China's advance has been aided by bickering between India and Pakistan that stymies almost all attempts at integration in a region that is home to a fifth of the world's population but has barely any shared roads, fuel pipes or power lines #Business #facebook #India #China #Japan #Technology #Russia #markets #Latin America