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Men who skip breakfast face higher heart attack risk: study

Men who skip breakfast may face a higher risk of heart attack or deadly heart disease, according to US research published on Monday. A study of nearly 27,000 men found that those who failed to eat in the morning had a 27 percent higher risk of heart attack or death…

Brazilian army finds explosives at shrine that Pope Francis will visit

A homemade explosive device was discovered in the bathroom of the parking garage of the Brazilian shrine that Pope Francis will visit this week, the military said Monday. The military said the device was destroyed after its discovery at the Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida between Rio and Sao…

Hundreds of Al-Qaeda militants break free of Abu Ghraib in Iraq

By Kareem Raheem and Ziad al-Sinjary BAGHDAD/MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Hundreds of convicts, including senior members of al Qaeda, broke out of Iraq’s Abu Ghraib jail as comrades launched a military-style assault to free them, authorities said on Monday. The deadly raid on the high-security jail happened as Sunni Muslim…

Registered sex offender Michael Madison arraigned in case of suspected serial murders in East Cleveland

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (Reuters) – An Ohio man suspected of killing three women whose bodies were found wrapped in plastic bags was arraigned on Monday on three counts of aggravated murder and three counts of kidnapping. Michael Madison, 35, a registered sex offender who pleaded guilty to attempted rape in…

Lebanese lawmakers draft law protecting women from domestic violence

A draft law protecting women from domestic violence was approved Monday by a Lebanese parliamentary panel, after years of campaigning by rights groups who welcomed the move as a step forward. The parliamentary committee’s approval comes less than two weeks after 33-year-old Rula Yaaqub was beaten to death by her…

Scientists issue new warnings for cancer risk due to high levels of arsenic in rice

Rice tainted with high levels of arsenic has been linked to genetic damage that heightens the risk of cancer, a study published on Monday said. Naturally-occurring arsenic in drinking water is a long-known health hazard, especially in Bangladesh, where tens of millions of people depend on wells drilled in the…

Britain considers banning Internet pornography over ‘corroding’ influence on children

PM pledges automatic filtering of adult material to protect children, plus outlawing of violent porn and blocking of illegal image searches Every household in Britain connected to the internet will be obliged to declare whether they want to maintain access to online pornography, David Cameron will announce on Monday. In…

Former policeman turned actor Dennis Farina dies at 69: publicist

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Dennis Farina, a former Chicago policeman turned tough-guy actor, died in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Monday, the actor’s publicist said. He was 69. Farina, best known as detective Joe Fontana on the long-running TV series “Law & Order,” suffered a blood clot in his lung, publicist Lori…

30 million women and girls at risk for for female genital mutilation: UNICEF

More than 125 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation, and 30 million more girls are at risk in the next decade, UNICEF said Monday. Although genital cutting is on the decline, the practice remains “almost universal” in some countries, said the UN Children Fund’s report…

Dutch woman arrested for ‘recruiting Syrian jihadists’

Dutch authorities have arrested a 19-year-old woman suspected of recruiting jihadists to fight alongside radical Muslim rebels in Syria, a prosecution spokeswoman said on Monday. “The woman was arrested and has been remanded for two weeks while an investigation is under way,” Nicolette Stoel, spokeswoman for the Public Prosecutor’s office…

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