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Lula to be treated for cancer in his larynx

Sao Paulo, Oct. 29 (AP): Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will undergo chemotherapy to treat a cancerous tumour in his larynx, doctors said today. The tumour was detected today during an examination at Sao Paulo’s Sirio Libanes Hospital, the hospital said in a statement, which added that Silva will begin outpatient treatment in the coming week. Oncologist Artur ...

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Why the latest eurozone bail-out is destined to fail within weeks

I want last week’s European bail-out to work. My sincere hope is that collective and decisive action by the eurozone’s large member states will stabilize global markets, at least for a while, so allowing the global economy to catch its breath. Last week’s eurozone “agreement”, for all the related fanfare, was a case in point. Far from making the situation ...

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Urgency resolution on Tibet adopted by European parliament

Tensions are at such a high level in dealing with the crisis in Tibet that the European parliament has adopted an urgency resolution in dealing with the matter. Buddhists in Syracuse who have spent long hours in prayer for fellow Buddhists in troubled Tibet have expressed support for this European resolution. The Tibet Post International has reported “European Parliament Adopts ...

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40 Killed Across Syria in Deadliest Friday Demonstrations Since May

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Syrian security forces killed at least 40 people on Friday during antigovernment demonstrations across the country, according to human rights activists, as the government of President Bashar al-Assad intensified a brutal military crackdown that has failed over eight months to extinguish a popular uprising. Related Times Topic: Syria — Protests (2011) Connect With Us on Twitter Follow ...

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Cards win World Series, beat Texas 6-2 in Game 7

ST. LOUIS – Pushed to the brink, the St. Louis Cardinals saved themselves. A frantic rush to reach the postseason on the final day. A nifty pair of comebacks in the playoffs. Two desperate rallies in Game 6. Turns out these Cardinals were merely gearing up for a gigantic celebration. The Cardinals won a remarkable World Series they weren’t even ...

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Qantas grounds fleet

QANTAS grounded its entire domestic and international fleets indefinitely last night – stranding tens of thousands of passengers – as it declared it would lock out all workers engaged in industrial action. Announcing the unprecedented action against three unions, Qantas’s chief executive, Alan Joyce, said the drastic strategy meant the cancellation of 600 flights, including seven instant groundings. The Federal ...

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KAKA RETURNS TO BRAZIL SQUAD

Real Madrid midfielder Kaka has earned a recall to the Brazil squad for the first time since the 2010 World Cup finals for the international friendlies against Gabon and Egypt. The 29-year-old has been impressive in recent weeks under Jose Mourinho after…

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On Our Radar: Flooding in Bangkok

Runoff equivalent to 480,000 Olympic-size pools is pushing its way south through Bangkok as the sea threatens to send high waters in the opposite direction. The high tide on Saturday will put “extreme pressure” on Bangkok’s elaborate system of dikes and other flood defenses. [CNN] Rob Gillette, who resigned as chief executive officer of First Solar this week, was paid ...

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Report says security improved in Afghanistan but faults insurgency safe havens in Pakistan

WASHINGTON – Security has improved in Afghanistan but the insurgency’s safe havens in Pakistan and the Kabul government’s limitations pose significant risks to a "durable, stable Afghanistan," according to a Pentagon progress report released Friday. More than a decade since the Sept. 11 terror attacks and the start of the Afghan war, the U.S. and its allies have reversed violent ...

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