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DVT More of a Risk for Bowl Disease Sufferers

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March 2, 2010 - Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is something of a hot topic at the moment, with growing numbers of people suffering from the condition and increased awareness from airlines after elevated levels of mid-flight deaths.

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Massive earthquake strikes Chile

February 27, 2010 - A massive earthquake has hit central Chile and killed at least 214 people, the interior minister says.

The 8.8 quake caused widespread damage, destroying buildings, bridges and roads in many areas. Electricity, water and phone lines were cut.

Chilean President Michele Bachelet said that altogether two million people had been affected.

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Monsanto 'faked' data for approvals claims its ex-chief

February 24, 2010 - The debate on genetically modified (GM) brinjal variety continues to generate heat. Former managing director of Monsanto India, Tiruvadi Jagadisan, is the latest to join the critics of Bt brinjal, perhaps the first industry insider to do so.

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Stop human rights violations against Uighurs in China

February 5, 2010 On 5 February 1997, dozens of people were killed or injured in Gulja in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) when security forces opened fire on ethnic Uighur protesters.

That day, Uighur residentsof Gulja began a peaceful demonstration. They were protesting against the closure of independent religious schools, the banning of “meshreps” (a traditional form of social gathering), the closure of a local Uighur football league and high rates of unemployment among Uighurs.

Security forces carried out house-to-house searches detaining suspected protesters and supporters. Many of those detained were reportedly tortured, some to death.

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Police Violence Near Papua New Guinean Gold Mine

February 2, 2010 - Police violence and illegal evictions near Papua New Guinean gold mine must be investigated

The government of Papua New Guinea must investigate the conduct of police who burnt down homes and threatened people with guns while illegally evicting them from land next to one of the biggest gold mines in the country, Amnesty International said today.

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Haiti doctors fear malaria and typhoid as rainy season arrives

With a million Haitians homeless and disease spreading, the earthquake-shattered island is threatened by other natural forces.

Aid agencies are warning of an imminent health crisis in Haiti, as the onset of the rainy season brings fears of outbreaks of waterborne diseases in Port-au-Prince's squalid refugee camps.

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How Israel Can Help Stop the Flow of Zimbabwe’s Blood Diamonds

Diamonds and Human Rights by Rona E. Peligal

Browsing for diamond jewelry off Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv, you can't tell by looking where the diamonds in the store windows come from. But experts can. And those same experts have affirmed that diamonds from the Marange fields of eastern Zimbabwe are mined under highly abusive conditions - the latest "blood diamonds" of the twenty-first century.

To its credit, the Israeli government has tried to put pressure on Zimbabwe to improve these conditions. In the coming year, as chair of the global group that monitors the diamond industry, Israel will have the opportunity to do even more.

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Spirit And Strength Will Pull Haiti's People Through

As the tremors and the NGOs recede, Haitians continue the fight against colonialism that their ancestors began 220 years ago by Reed Lindsay (The Observer)

Nearly two weeks have passed since the earthquake, and journalists are beginning to leave. The obvious stories have been done and, for some, things are becoming monotonous.

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Aftershock rattles Haiti's capital; violence fears ease

January 20, 2010 - PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - A new earthquake shook the devastated Haitian capital on Wednesday morning, creating panic among survivors of last week's devastating quake camped out in the streets but apparently causing no new destruction.

The powerful 6.1 magnitude aftershock at daybreak sent shrieking Haitians running away from buildings and walls in the shattered city fearing a repeat of the magnitude 7 earthquake that killed tens of thousands of people eight days ago.

"It felt really strong. Each aftershock is frightening. We feel it right here (pointing at his stomach) because after last Tuesday you never know how strong it is going to be," said Lenis Batiste, camped out on some grass with two children.

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Aid for Haiti : More Than $500K Raised by Full Tilt Poker

From Thursday, January 14th through Sunday, January 17th, the online poker site Full Tilt Poker organized Aid for Haiti tournaments.

During these 4 days, 22,640 players registered to these special tournaments for a total of $264,912.01 in tournament fees and this amount was then matched by Full Tilt Poker to reach a grand total of $529,824.02 that will be donated to the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders and UNICEF.

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