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Ban These Pernicious Weapons
Obama must reverse US policy and sign the convention against cluster munitions
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Fast-food Ad Ban Could Cut Child Obesity: US Study
WASHINGTON - Banning fast-food advertising on television in the United States could reduce the number of overweight children by as much as 18 percent, researchers said on Wednesday. But the team at the National Bureau of Economic Research questioned whether it would be practical to impose that kind...
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Swedish Peace Activists Repeatedly Break Into Weapon Factories
Using hammers and bolt cutters, peace activists repeatedly broke into weapon plants and damaged weapons in Sweden. Activists from the Swedish group OFOG/Avrusta admitted damaging twenty high explosive grenade launchers as well as internal parts to a Howitzer 77. Five people were arrested. Two...
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Religious Divisions Deter Exiles From Returning
DAMASCUS - At the Al-Rawda café in the heart of Damascus two Iraqi brothers sit discussing the state of life in Baghdad. Riad, the elder of the two, is in a bleak mood. He left for Syria in 1997, has returned a handful of times since the US-led invasion and does not like what he sees. Tahseen, 34,...
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'Alternative Nobels' Go To Journalist, Activists
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - A US journalist, a Swiss-born doctor and activists from India and Somalia were named on Wednesday as this year's winners of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the "alternative Nobel." The recipients will share a 2 million kronor (US$290,000) cash award to be split in four...
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Why Are Mothers Still Dying in Childbirth?
More than 500,000 women die in pregnancy or childbirth every year in the developing world due to lack of proper care, report Rebecca Seal and Katrina Manson.
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Mobile Phone Use 'Raises Children's Risk of Brain Cancer Fivefold'
Alarming new research from Sweden on the effects of radiation raises fears that today's youngsters face an epidemic of the disease in later life
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Thousands March in Sweden Against Globalization
MALMOE, Sweden - More than 10,000 marched in the Swedish city of Malmoe on Saturday in a demonstration against the excesses of globalization, organized as part of the European Social Forum being held there. The marchers, many carrying banners, set off from the suburb of Rosengaard at 2:00 pm (1300...
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US Revokes Visa of Pakistan Rights Defender
The United States has revoked the travel visa of a Pakistani rights defender ahead of her trip to Washington to highlight the plight of hundreds of missing compatriots allegedly rounded up as part of the "war on terror," the rights group Amnesty has said. Amina Janjua, founder of Defense of Human...
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World Water Crisis Underlies World Food Crisis
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - The world's supplies of clean, fresh water cannot sustain today's "profligate" use and inadequate management, which have brought shrinking food supplies and rising food costs to most countries, WWF Director General James Leape told the opening session of World Water Week in...
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