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U.S. declines to comment on Israel raid against Syria

The United States on Wednesday declined to comment on an Israeli air raid against a weapons convoy from Syria as senior officials hosted Israel’s director of military intelligence for talks. “I don’t have any comment for you on those reports,” said White House spokesman Jay Carney when asked about an…

Russia pulls out of decade-old drug control agreement with U.S.

The United States on Wednesday criticized what it described as Russia’s “self-defeating” decision to pull out of a decade-old drug control agreement. “We are seeking more clarification from the Russian government at the moment with regard to what they see this covering. We obviously regret this decision,” State Department spokeswoman…

Massachusetts govenor taps aide to fill Kerry’s Senate seat

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Wednesday appointed his former chief of staff to temporarily fill the Senate seat held by John Kerry, who has been confirmed as incoming secretary of state. Patrick said he was “proud and delighted” to name William “Mo” Cowan to serve as interim senator until a…

Brazil night club owner attempts suicide

An owner of the Brazilian night club where 235 people perished in a weekend fire tried to commit suicide, police said Wednesday, as the number of survivors seeking medical treatment after the disaster continued to rise. Elissandro Sphor tried to kill himself with a plastic shower hose, said senior police…

Niger ready to host U.S. drone base

Niger said Wednesday it was ready to host a base for US drones monitoring movements by Al-Qaeda-linked groups currently based in northern Mali. “If Niger has an opportunity to receive support in the shape of aircraft or drones to monitor suspicious movements from Mali, we will not turn our nose…

Kerry warns senators of crippling gridlock

US Senator John Kerry offered some tough love Wednesday to the colleagues he leaves behind to become secretary of state: end the fierce partisanship or risk the nation’s reputation as a beacon of democracy. Kerry, whose confirmation as President Barack Obama’s choice to replace Hillary Clinton as chief US diplomat…

Research links acute malnutrition to gut microbes

A dearth of calories may not be the only reason some children face acute malnutrition, according to a new study out this week that says the microbes living in our guts may also be to blame. Within hunger-stricken communities, not all children fare the same. Some develop acute malnutrition, while…

Time Inc. to slash hundreds of jobs

Time Inc. said Wednesday it was cutting several hundred jobs as the US publishing giant streamlines to adapt to a “multi-platform” media landscape. Laura Lang, chief executive at the media unit of Time Warner, said the group was “beginning the painful process” of cutting “approximately six percent” of its 8,000…

Google launches global science fair

Google on Wednesday launched a global science fair by inviting students around the world to present ideas that could change the world and perhaps become the next Ada Lovelace. Lovelace was a teenager in the early 1800s when she became fascinated with math and went on to write what is…

Study: Vegetarian diet cuts risk of heart disease by 32 percent

A vegetarian diet can cut the risk of heart disease by as much as 32 percent, according to a British study published on Wednesday. Researchers who followed more than 44,500 volunteers for about 11 years on average, found vegetarians were significantly less prone to cardiac trouble. In the 50-70 age…

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