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Bolivia And Venezuela Linked To Iran Nuclear Plan

A secret information from the Israel Foreign Ministry that has "leaked" in the press shows evidence that Bolivia and Venezuela supply uranium for the nuclear program of Tehran

Igal Palmor, the spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry, said that the Government of Israel will not comment on the content of the report, and that such a "leak" should never have happened.

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Kim Jong-il Seeking An Heir For The Throne Of The Communist Dynasty

Little is known about what happens in the most secret country of the world, but since Kim Jong-il suffered a stroke in last August, there have been some movements that were quickly interpreted by observers as a succession race.

According to South Korean experts, this could explain why North Korea has hardened its stance towards the international community by making an underground nuclear test and launching low-range missiles yesterday, in violation of the United Nations' resolutions: Kim Jong-il might be tightening further the iron fist with which he governed the country in order to gain the support of the army and strengthen the legitimacy of his dynasty before naming a successor.

Potential candidates to the throne are his three sons and his brother in law Jang Seong-taek.

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North Korea Defying The International Community

North Korea has launched three short-range missiles this morning, just after an underground nuclear test.

Pyongyang announced this morning having conducted a successful underground nuclear test, more powerful than the previous 2006 test which had led to international sanctions.

The test was immediately followed by the launch of three short-range missiles in less than 12 hours, leading the Security Council of United Nations to call for an emergency meeting today.

The first reports from Seoul suggest that the test was conducted about 15 kilometers from the first North Korean test center in the town of Kilju (North Hamgyong province), in the northwest of the country.

The previous nuclear test in 2006 had a power estimated between 5 and 15 kilotons, while the test made today has reached 20 kilotons which, according to Russian experts, exceeds the North Korean capacity of technical control.

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Spanish Researchers Find A New Analgesic More Potent Than Morphin

Researchers from the "Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas" (CSIC) have found a synthetic derivative of morphine which, when administered in rats, shows an analgesic effect one hundred times more powerful and twice as durable than morphine, as well as having fewer side effects.

The finding, published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, opens the door to design new and better analgesics for the treatment of chronic and severe pain.

"Although in the past 40 years many new compounds with analgesic capacity have been discovered, there has been no significant progress for the treatment of chronic pain," says researcher Gregory Valencia. "This is the first time that a sugar (mannoside) derivative of morphine shows more analgesic capacity than the original drug".

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Iranian Emad Baghi Received The "Nobel" Human Rights Prize

Madrid (Spain): the Iranian Islamic theologian Emad Baghi was awarded with the 2009 Martin Ennals Award, considered the Nobel Prize for Human Rights, from a jury which includes representatives of Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and eight other NGOs.

At a press conference today, the president of the jury and also president of the Martin Ennals Foundation), Hans Thoolen, underlined the enormous courage and tenacity of Baghi, who during the last ten years has spent 4 years in prison, has been arrested 67 times and has been threatened with death for his writings, which condemns the death penalty as contrary to the precepts of the Koran.

Emad Baghi, the second Iranian citizen to receive the Martin Ennals in recent years, use arguments based on Islamic precepts to promote has promoted gender equality and to combate torture in his country.

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Could It Be The Missing Link In Anthropoid Evolution?

The New York Natural History Museum presents the remains of a primate that could be the "missing link".

Ida is 47 million years old but is very well preserved for its age. "It is the most complete primate fossil that was ever found," explains the group of scientists that is presenting today the remains of a young female who, they say, could be the "missing link" in the evolution of anthropoids.

The fossil of Ida, 58 centimeters in length, is twenty times older than the majority of existing remnants that explain the human evolution. Scientists say that it could be a transitional specy that shows characteristics of a very primitive prosimian lineage, at the root of the anthropoid evolution, when the first primates developed features that later evolve into monkeys, apes and humans species.

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Israel Starts Building Its First New Colony In 26 Years

Although Netanyahu had promised not to build new settlements, his government gave its approval yesterday for a new colony (the first in 26 years) to be built near the bank of the Jordan river.

Sounds like a slap in the face of the U.S. president, in answer to his call for a Palestinian state.

According to Yariv Oppenheimer, secretary general of the Jewish Peace Now NGO , this action from the Netanyahu Government is intended to make impossible the "two states" solution promoted by Barack Obama.

This is a new serious obstacle on the road toward a peace agreement, but it is not the only one.

The fifth round of talks between Hamas and Fatah in Cairo yesterday ended without results. For more than a year, Egypt has pressed the two sides to reach an agreement to allow the formation of a unity government.

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Obama Calls For A Palestinian State

As expected, Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu, who met yesterday at the White House, proved to have opposite visions on two crucial issues: the U.S. president refused to set a precise deadline for Iran to renounce nuclear weapons and emphasized the need for a Palestinian state, and the Israeli prime minister stongly disagreed on both points. The four hours reunion ended with no more success than the rhetoric of mutual commitment to pursue peace negotiations with the Palestinians.

As the two leaders reminded it, United States and Israel share a long tradition of special relationship in which Washington takes the security of the Jewish state as a responsibility.

Both states have had and still have common enemies and common goals in the most turbulent region of the planet. Their alliance is not in danger because it can not be. But Obama and Netanyahu were unable yesterday to to reach an agreement in order to address the current problems.

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WHO Fears Genes Exchange Between H1N1 and H5N1 Avian Flu

As the Influenza A/H1N1 virus continue to spread worldwide at a fast pace, WHO experts express concerns about possible genetical interactions with other Influenza virus, particularly with the deadly H5N1 (Avian Flu).

Health Ministers from 193 countries of the World Health Organization are meeting in Geneva (Switzerland) to draw up plans to fight the epidemic.

"We have reasons to fear an interaction of the virus A (H1N1) with others, including the H5N1, the avian flu, with has a high mortality rate among birds, but little effect in humans. This interaction would result in a much more dangerous influenza A" declared today Margaret Chan, the director of the WHO.

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Sri Lanka: The Army Claims "Final Victory" Against The Tigers

The Sri Lankan Army has proclaimed the final victory in the bloody war against the Tamil Tigers, after announcing the death of the LTTE leader.

A military source has informed the Reuters news agency that the leader of the Liberation Front Earth Tamil (LTTE), Vellupillai Prabahakaran, has died in the combat zone while trying to flee the military offensive.

"It is confirmed that Prabahakaran was killed while trying to escape in an ambulance before dawn. We are waiting for the official announcement by the president," said a military spokesman who wished to remain anonymous.

The same military sources have reported that hundreds of Tigers have been killed in the fighting. Along with the Tamil leader, Portu Rabbah, number two of the separatist group, and Charles Anthony, son of Prabahakaran are also reported dead.

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