22Dec/14
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Christmas kissing good for health

(REUTERS) – If you’re planning on sharing a few kisses under the misletoe this Christmas, then you might also be doing your health a favour.

Scientists in Amsterdam have discovered that the amount of bacteria transferred during a French kiss is eight times higher than previously thought.

And this, says microbiologist Remco Kort, is good for us.
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22Dec/14
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Russia’s crisis hurts middle classes

(Reuters Video Report) – Russia’s economic problems are becoming quite a battle.

President Putin is fighting to maintain public support and ordinary Russians are fighting to make ends meet.
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22Dec/14
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Monetary policy, oil price and nationalism key 2015 trends – Nomura International

Nomura International Plc Managing Director Alastair Newton says monetary policy, the price of oil and nationalism around the world are the key trends for 2015.

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (DECEMBER 22, 2014) (REUTERS) – NOMURA INTERNATIONAL PLC, MANAGING DIRECTOR AND SENIOR POLITICAL ANALYST, ALASTAIR NEWTON,

“I think there is 3 overarching things which I see for next year. The first is that monetary policy and monetary conditions are going to be a lot less certain going forward than they were in 2014. Continue reading

22Dec/14
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Maimed, raped, tortured, killed: the “extreme brutality” of 2014 for children, says UN

UNICEF declares 2014 a devastating year for children, saying 230 million children across the world are living in countries and regions affected by armed conflict.

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22Dec/14
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South Korean nuclear plant operator stage cyber-attack drills

Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) conduct cyberattack drills to test their ability to deal with a possible attack, after computer systems at the nuclear plant operator were hacked.

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22Dec/14
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During historic events in U.S.-Cuban relations, where’s Fidel?

(NVO) – His face is everywhere in Cuba.

As are his revolutionary ideals.

But Fidel Castro has been noticeably absent this week during an historic break in hostilities between Cuba and the United States.

Still, he remains on the minds of many Cubans.
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22Dec/14
prostate-cancer

Home prostate cancer test being developed by Czech scientists

Scientists at Mendel University in the Czech town of Brno are developing a home test which looks for signs of prostate cancer in men’s urine. The team hopes their device will help overcome the reluctance of embarrassed male patients to seek medical advice.
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22Dec/14
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Jackie Chan’s son charged over drugs

(EVO) -The son of one of China’s biggest movie stars has been charged with a drugs offence by China’s state prosecutor.

Jaycee Chan – the son of Hollywood star Jackie Chan – was arrested in Beijing earlier this year after testing positive for marijuana.
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