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French FM visits Algeria
Algiers, June. 16 (BNA) -- French Foreign Affairs Minister Alain Juppe arrived here late Wednesday on a two-day visit at the invitation of his Algerian counterpart Murad Medlisy. Upon arrival, Juppe said in remarks to the media that he will discuss with Algerian officials the developments of security situation in Libya, the bilateral ties between the two countries, besides international issues.
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Six Children in Hospital with E. coli
Paris, June 16 (QNA) - Six children were being treated in hospital on Thursday in the northern French town of Lille for food poisoning related to a rare strain of E.coli bacteria, health authorities said. The six were in stable condition in hospital in the northern city after having consumed suspect ground beef, officials said. All the children were stable, she said and their lives were not in danger although three were undergoing dialysis after suffering episodes of bloody diarrhea.
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Greek PM to Announce New Cabinet
Athens, June. 16 (BNA) -- Greece's prime minister is to reshuffle his cabinet and seek a Parliamentary confidence vote in his new government as he struggles to push through an unpopular new austerity package.
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Afghan Militants Attack Pakistani Village; 5 Dead
Khar, June. 16 (BNA) -- A government official says more than 200 militants who crossed into Pakistan from Afghanistan attacked a border village, killing five people.
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Volcano Ash Forces More Flights to NZ Canceled
Sydney, June. 16 (BNA) -- Virgin Australia airline is joining Qantas and Jetstar in canceling flights between Australia and New Zealand because of ash from a Chilean volcano.
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Lightning Kills Three, 18 Men Lost at Sea During Storms in Vietnam
Hanoi, June. 16 (BNA) -- Two adults and an 8-year-old boy died after being struck by lightning in Vietnam, authorities said Thursday, as heavy storms wreaked havoc in central provinces.
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Forest Fire Area Shrinks by 6,100 Hectares in Siberia
Krasnoyarsk, June. 16 (BNA) -- The firemen succeeded to put out 21 fires in Siberia over the past day. Some 160 fires are raging on 17,515 hectares on Thursday. Some 53 fires were localized on 6,728 hectares, a source in the regional emergencies center told Itar-Tass on Thursday. The forest fire situation is improving in the Krasnoyarsk Territory and the Irkutsk Region. The forests were mostly damaged in the fires in the foresaid regions. The number of major fires went down from 18 to 13 fires and the fire area from 15,196 hectares to 11,552 hectares. Three fires on 3,475 hectares were localized. However, an emergency is still in effect in both regions since June 10.
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China Arrests 14 North Koreans in Northeast Border Area
Shenyang, June. 16 (BNA) -- China arrested 14 North Koreans in one of its northeastern border areas last month, sources said Thursday. Beijing and Pyongyang intensified their crackdown on North Korean defectors, according to Korean official News Agency Yonhap has reported.
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White House Says Decision To Come ‘Soon’ About Afghanistan
Washington, June. 16 (BNA) -- The White House said today that U.S. President Barack Obama would make a decision “soon” about the drawdown of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that Obama “would make the decision soon about the beginning of the drawdown,”
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Teenage obesity increases later cancer risk
London, June. 16 (BNA) -- Men who were overweight at 18 are a third more likely to die from cancer in middle age, a new study suggests. Researchers claim that the risk remains even among those who lose weight later in life. Lead researcher Dr Linsay Gray, of the Medical Research Council, said: “This is the first time the impact of obesity in early adulthood on later risk of cancer has been so closely examined. The message here is really clear: keeping your weight healthy as a young adult can significantly reduce your chance of developing cancer. These findings point worryingly to a greater future burden of cancer.”
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