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Training immune system to fight cancer comes of age

NEW YORK: More than 100 years after researchers first explored the potential to harness the body's immune system to fight cancer, the field's leading doctors see the concept finally proving itself on a large scale in the next year or two.

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France gets new leader, Europe new direction

PARIS: France handed the presidency to the leftist, Mr Francois Hollande, a champion of government stimulus programmes who says the state should protect the downtrodden -- a victory that could deal a death blow to the drive for austerity that has been the hallmark of Europe in recent years.

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Sarkozy closes on Hollande as France elects president

PARIS: French voters went to the polls today to give their final verdict in the hard-fought presidential battle between the right-wing incumbent, Mr Nicolas Sarkozy and his Socialist challenger, Mr Francois Hollande.

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Greece votes in parliamentary elections

ATHENS: Greeks Sunday voted in crucial parliamentary elections that is expected to decide the country's future in the euro zone, and according to trends no single party is likely to gain a majority.

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Bhattarai forms national unity government in Nepal

KATHMANDU: The Nepal's Premier, Mr Baburam Bhattarai has formed a new national unity government, inducting 12 ministers -- most of them from main opposition parties -- as part of a negotiated effort to quell political tumult and steer the constitution drafting process ahead.

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Paranoid Hitler had ‘Jew phobia’ during WWII

MELBOURNE: Adolf Hitler had a “Messiah complex” and became increasingly obsessed with the perceived Jewish “enemy within” as World War II turned against Germany, a newly-discovered report has revealed.

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UNSC needs to concentrate on global peace, security: India

UNITED NATIONS: Highlighting the need for reform of the UN Security Council, India has said it is important that the top body concentrate its time and efforts in dealing with issues of global peace and security rather than encroach upon the mandate of the General Assembly.

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Mukherjee elected Chair of ADB Governors’ Board

MANILA: Finance Minister Mr Pranab Mukherjee was Saturday elected as Chair of the ADB’s Board of Governors and the country will host the 46th annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank in New Delhi next year.

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