TEHRAN, Iran – Iran gave its clearest nod of support to Iraq's prime minister Monday as he seeks to line up backing from key neighbors in his bid to remain in office after a more than seven-month political limbo in Baghdad.Iran plays a critica
For those worried about skin cancer, it might be out of the sunshine and into the fire. As relayed in a study published this week in the Archives of Dermatology, patients with a genetic condition that predisposes them to developing skin cancer - an

china a surprise leader in clean energy study

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SYDNEY The world's top polluter, China, is a surprise leader in clean energy efforts, a study showed Tuesday, outstripping the United States and Japan and leaving Australia lagging far behind.The Vivid Economics report, commissioned by Australia's

boys from brazil plotting arsenal ambush

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The changing face of European football will be on display Tuesday when Arsenal's foreign legion face the Brazilian-influenced Shakhtar Donetsk from Ukraine in a crucial Champions League battle.Under Arsene Wenger, the Gunners have long relied on a c

ark royal aircraft carrier ship 'to be axed'

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The Royal Navy's flagship aircraft carrier Ark Royal is to be axed and its nuclear deterrent replacement is to be delayed as the government seeks to slash its defence budget, reports on Tuesday have said.The massive vessel is to be decommissioned al

de la torre named new mexico coach

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MEXICO CITY - Jose Manuel De La Torre has been named as the new coach ofMexico's national football team.De La Torre's post was confirmed at a meeting of Mexican club owners Monday.His nomination was almost a formality after the only other contender

bp waives $75m cap for some oil spill claims

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NEW ORLEANS BP PLC informed a federal judge Monday that the company is waiving a $75 million cap on its liability for certain economic damage claims spawned by the massive Gulf oil spill.In a court filing, BP lawyers said the company is waiving the

cars burned fuel short in france pensions protest

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PARIS – France faces a sixth day of national protests Tuesday against President Nicolas Sarkozy's pensions reform, with the stakes rising after youths battled riot police and filling stations ran dry.Tuesday's coordinated protest is the lates

typhoon megi death toll rises to three in philippines

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BAGUIO, Philippines – Philippine authorities said Tuesday the death toll from Typhoon Megi had risen to three, as the storm dumped heavy rains across the main island of Luzon for a second consecutive day.Many areas in northern Isabela provinc

agatha christie was sick of poirot grandson

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LONDON – Murder mystery writer Agatha Christie was fed up with Hercule Poirot but kept on penning stories about the Belgian detective under pressure from her publishers, her grandson has revealed.Christie considered the diminutive, stiff-mous