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In China, wife loses right to property after divorce

BEIJING: A ruling by China’s supreme court divesting wives of the right of co-ownership of property in the event of divorce has stirred up major controversy , as it changed the country’s time honoured marriage law almost overnight.

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Cause of Lou Gehrig’s disease discovered

WASHINGTON: Researchers have identified a common cause of all forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’’s disease, paving the way for effective therapies.

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Maternal health matters not genetics

WASHINGTON: A new research has suggested that disadvantaged, unhealthy mothers are much more likely to have sickly children than disadvantaged moms who are relatively healthy—and this is not only due to genetics.

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UN atom chief plays down safety cost concerns

VIENNA: Planned steps to boost global nuclear safety after Japan’s Fukushima disaster will not lead to any major increase in costs for reactor operators, the UN atomic energy chief, Mr Yukiya Amano says.

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Powerful quake hits South Pacific

SYDNEY: A series of earthquakes struck off the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Sunday, causing minor damage, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. Local tsunami advisories were issued but later lifted, and no tsunami was recorded.

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Nepalese parties get 3 more days for national unity govt

KATHMANDU: The Nepal President, Mr Ram Baran Yadav gave the deadlocked political parties three more days to form a national unity government so as to avoid a constitutional crisis after they failed to meet a deadline set for Sunday.

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Pakistan determined to defeat terrorism: Zardari

ISLAMABAD: Condemning the suicide bombing at a mosque in northwest Pakistan that left over 50 people dead, President Mr Asif Ali Zardari termed it an abhorrent act and said the government was determined to defeat terrorism.

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