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Once-a-Week Diabetes Drug’s approval pending

Once-a-Week Diabetes Drug’s approval pending The US Food and Drug Authority (FDA) denied holds the approval of a once a week drug made by two companies for the treatment of diabetes. Editor’s Note: the FDA provided a complete response letter, which means a product can be approved after the agency’s outlined concerns are addressed. Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and …

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Iraq’s Allawi Starts Negotiations for New Government

Iraq’s Allawi Starts Negotiations for New Government Following his group’s narrow victory over incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s coalition in the recently concluded Iraq parliamentary elections, Ayad Allawi has started the process of building a new government. Allawi, whose group won two more seats than the al-Maliki coalition, is hoping to regain the premiership that he lost four years ago. …

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Moscow Subway Blasts Leave Dozens Dead

Moscow Subway Blasts Leave Dozens Dead Explosions at two separate stations of Russia’s busy Moscow metro subway have left at least 34 people dead, reports said. An official from the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said in an interview that some 22 people are confirmed dead at the Lubyanka station. Meanwhile, a spokesman from the Moscow city police said at least …

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Suicide Bombings Rock Russia Anew

Suicide Bombings Rock Russia Anew Less than a day since Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin  promised to “scrape from the sewers” those who were behind Monday’s suicide bombings on the Moscow subway, two explosions occurred in the country’s Federal Republic of Dagestan, killing a high-ranking police official and at least eight others. Reports said the twin attacks took place in …

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Chechen Rebels Claim Moscow Subway Bombings

Chechen Rebels Claim Moscow Subway Bombings The Moscow subway bombings that killed 39 people on Monday were only the beginning of many more to come, a rebel leader based in Russia’s Chechnya region said in a statement, as it finally becomes clear who were responsible for the grisly attacks. Rebel leader Doku Umarov said in the statement, which appeared online, …

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Haiti Pledges Near 10 Billion Dollars

Haiti Pledges Near 10 Billion Dollars International help of donations and pledges for the victims of the January earthquake in Haiti is nearing the ten billion dollar mark.haiti-earthquake This was announced at a special United Nations donors conference. The total is now at 9.9 billion dollars, majority of which came from the United States and the European Union. It has …

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U.S. Navy Captures Somali Pirates

U.S. Navy Captures Somali Pirates The U.S. Navy has arrested five Somali pirates after a brief exchange of fire off the waters of East Africa in another brazen attack by bandits. The USS Nicholas was traversing international waters when the pirates aboard a small boat opened fire on the U.S. frigate. The U.S. Navy ship retaliated and eventually sunk the …

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One of Moscow Suicide Bombers Named

One of Moscow Suicide Bombers Named One of the women who have committed suicide bombing last Monday, March 29 at a Moscow metro was named by the Russian officials.moscow-metro-station-commuters Dzhennet Abdurakhmanova, 17 years old, from the town of Kostek in the southern region of Dagestan, was one of the two bombers who headed to the Lubyanka and Par Kultury stations …

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Thai Protesters Shut Down Bangkok Business District

Thai Protesters Shut Down Bangkok Business District Weekend shopping in Bangkok was cut short after thousands of “Red Shirts” protesters descended on the capital’s business district to demand Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to dissolve the Thai government and call for new parliamentary elections. Malls were forced to close on Saturday as the protests by forces sympathetic to former Prime Minister …

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South African White Supremacist Group Leader Murdered

South African White Supremacist Group Leader Murdered The leader of the white supremacist group Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) (emblem pictured) in South Africa was murdered by his own employees Saturday, April 3.AWB Eugene TerraBlanche was reported to have been “hacked and bludgeoned” to death on his own farm by two of his workers. The two suspects have turned themselves in to …

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