In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate

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Oct01

George Galloway Vs. Israeli General

George Galloway and a former Israeli General and aide to Ariel Sharon debate the state of Iraq after war and whether the result justifies the costs.

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Jan04

Being slightly overweight may reduce risk of dying

People who are slightly overweight or mildly obese have a lower risk of early death than normal weight individuals, according to a new analysis of nearly 100 international studies. The studies, most conducted within the past decade, included about three million adults from around the world.  A collective analysis of these studies by researchers at the National Center for Health Statisticsin Maryland, part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reveals that slightly overweight or obese individuals were six percent less likely to die from all causes compared to people of normal weight.  But the researchers found that severely obese individuals were still at a 30 percent...

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Aug01

Panetta: Aleppo attacks might spell end to Assad government

TUNIS — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says increasing attacks by Syrian forces on the city of Aleppo could bring an end of the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.  Panetta made the comments as he traveled to the region on Sunday. Panetta spoke as he flew to Tunis on the start of a five-day trip to build military relations with the emerging governments in Tunisia and Egypt, countries that were part of last year’s Arab Spring popular uprisings.  The trip will also include visits to Israel and Jordan. The defense secretary said he has congratulations for the people of Tunisia and Egypt for carrying out what he says have been generally peaceful transitions.  But with...

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