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Samantha Cameron walking tall for charity

LONDON: The British Prime Minister’s wife, Ms Samantha Cameron certainly proved the point that she prefers walking tall, when she took part in a charity march recently wearing sky-high heels.

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Mubarak case suffers blow on prosecution witnesses

CAIRO: The case against Hosni Mubarak has suffered a blow after top police officers told a trial court here that orders to open fire on anti-regime protesters were not given by the fallen Egyptian strongman but by the chief of anti-riot forces.

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Syrian city under siege as UN urges action

BEIRUT: Syrian soldiers opened fire in the restive city of Homs on Tuesday and armoured vehicles rolled through its streets, activists said, as the UN secretary-general, Mr Ban Ki-moon urged the world community to take action on Syria.

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Maoist leader Bhattarai sworn in as new Nepal PM

KATHMANDU: The Maoist ideologue, Mr Baburam Bhattarai was today sworn in as Nepal’s new Prime Minister, a day after he was elected by the Constituent Assembly with crucial support of the Madhesi front.

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Moms’ smoking tied to psychiatric meds in kids

NEW YORK: Children whose mothers smoked while pregnant were more likely to end up on medications such as antidepressants, stimulants and drugs for addiction, according to a study from Finland that hints at smoking’s affect on a baby’s developing brain.

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Chocolate’s heart ‘benefits’

PARIS: Chocolate may be good for the heart but cardiologists are not giving you a licence to indulge. New research presented at Europe’s biggest medical meeting today suggested chocolate consumption might be associated with a one third reduction in the risk of developing heart disease.

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Bangladesh rules out inking transit agreement with India

DHAKA: Bangladesh has ruled out inking any transit agreement with India during the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh here, even as it said a major treaty on rail and waterways will be signed to increase connectivity.

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