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Typhoon relief effort boosts U.S. soft power in Asia region

November 18, 2013 — Updated 1004 GMT (1804 HKT) Hospital Corpsman Quinton Dotson treats a patient’s as part of Operation Damayan. (CNN) — As an expression of hard power, they don’t come bigger or more fearsome than the USS George Washington. The U.S. Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carrier can base as many as 75 warplanes, has a combat load of 97,000 ...

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2013/11/15 Europe’s budgetary surveillance moves into full gear (Delegation of the European Union to Japan)

(Source: Delegation of the European Union to Japan) Europe’s budgetary surveillance moves into full gear EU News 474/2013 IP/13/1082 Brussels, 15 November 2013 The European Commission today presented a major package of budgetary surveillance…

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Obstacles to return in eastern DRC

Follow @{0}FEEDBACKEMAILPRINTEASY READSHARE NYAKABANDE (UGANDA), 18 November 2013 (IRIN) – Tens of thousands of refugees and displaced people are starting to return to their homes in the two territories of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) previously occupied by the M23 rebels. But for many more Congolese uprooted by conflict a homecoming is still a distant prospect. The UN Office ...

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MGB Biopharma Adds its Support to European Antibiotic Awareness Day

GLASGOW, Scotland, November 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — MGB Biopharma, one of Europe’s leading biopharmaceutical companies developing truly novel anti-infectives, announces its support for the  European Antibiotic Awareness Day  (EAAD) being held today. MGB Biopharma welcomes the initiative as part of wider plans to advance the development of truly novel antimicrobials, as antimicrobial resistance becomes a growing public health concern. EAAD is a ...

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Dealing with children’s increasing belly fat, food choices, and lifestyle

Children’s belly fat is growing fast, according to the WebMD site, Kids’ Belly Fat Growing Fast. But fewer articles tell parents how to motivate kids to get rid of belly fat, especially when parents and grandparents have inherited the genes to gain weight in the abdomen instead of on the hips and thighs. Parents are told that too much belly ...

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Sachin Tendulkar: 24 yrs, 22 yards and Bharat Ratna

Just when you thought that with his retirement Sachin Tendulkar’s best is over, the cricketer, with a microphone in hand instead of a bat, delivered one of his finest performances. For 24 years, his seemingly weak falsetto voice held strongly the stoic diplomatic curtain he covered himself with. His eyes had rarely betrayed…

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Post-Typhoon Aid Ramps Up in Philippines

Simone Orendain MANILA — Badly needed aid and relief supplies have begun arriving in the hard to reach areas of the central Philippines one week after a super typhoon tore across the region. Philippine officials say the death toll now stands at 3,621, but admit it will likely rise. The aftermath of the disaster has made it difficult to tally ...

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Caroline Kennedy Arrives in Japan to Begin Ambassadorship

VOA News Caroline Kennedy arrived in Tokyo on Friday to begin serving as the new U.S. ambassador to Japan. The 55-year-old daughter of late president John F. Kennedy is the first U.S. female ambassador to Japan. Kennedy spoke of her father as she began her diplomatic career. “I am also proud to carry forward my father’s legacy of public service. ...

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Crack smoking Toronto mayor Rob Ford denies sex claims

Toronto’s under-fire mayor has denied pressing a female staffer for oral sex, in an obscenity-laced statement on live television in which he also threatened to take legal action against former staff who spoke to police about his drinking and drug use. Rob Ford, who admitted last week to smoking crack, later announced he was getting professional help, but he again ...

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