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Obama, Merkel Agree on More Potential Sanctions against Iran
Washington, June 08 (BNA) - US President Barack Obama said last night that the United States and its allies may slap more sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, after Tehran vowed that no offer could halt its enrichment of uranium. Obama, at a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said they agreed Iran''s nuclear program and its refusal to engage in any meaningful talks remain a serious concern. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, dismissing the key demand of countries that fear Tehran is developing atomic weapons, said on Tuesday there was "no brake and no reverse gear" to Iran''s nuclear advances.
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Smoking Increases Women's Risk for Peripheral Artery Disease
Washington, June. 8 (BNA) -- Among initially healthy women, smoking for even a short time is a potent risk factor for symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to the results of a prospective cohort study reported by CNN. "This study showed that smoking is actually very harmful for the development of PAD," said senior author Aruna D. Pradhan assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston. "This is significant because PAD is a disease that not only causes a lot of pain and discomfort with usual, daily activities but it also increases the risk of heart attack."
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Surprise discovery allows scientists to block Alzheimer's
London, June. 9 (BNA) -- Scientists developing treatments for the devastating brain disorder Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) have unexpectedly blocked the onset of Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia.
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Fish swim as if they were riding bicycles
London, June. 8 (BNA) -- Biologists have found striking parallels between a peloton of cyclists in the Tour de France and a school of fish.
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An apple a day keeps your body toned and slender
London, June. 8 (BNA) -- An apple a day really does keep the doctor away, claim scientists, after finding that they boost muscles and fight fat.
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5.3 Magnitude Quake Hits China's Xingjiang
Beijing, June. 8 (BNA) -- An earthquake measuring 5.3 degrees on the Richter Scale his Toksun County, Turpan Prefecture in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 9.53 a.m today, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre.
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N. Korea test launched short-range missile near Yellow Sea last week
Seoul, June. 8 (BNA) -- North Korea test-fired a short-range missile off its western coast last week, an intelligence source said today.
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6 killed in Philippines Communist rebel attacks
Manila, June. 8 (BNA) -- Six people were killed during attacks by communist rebels in the country's south, including five security personnel and one village leader, Philippine officials said.
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New Zealand mourns the death of the famous shaggy sheep, Shrek
Wellington, June. 8 (BNA) -- New Zealanders were mourning the loss of the country's most famous sheep, a shaggy national icon named Shrek who was renowned for avoiding being shorn for years.
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Quake shakes South Peru city
Lima, June. 8 (BNA) -- An earthquake with a magnitude measuring 5.0 has shaken the southern Peruvian city of Tacnam but there are no reports of damage or injuries.
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