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American Doctors Imprisoned in the Conventional Medical System

Salem-News.com – Doctors were once independent practitioners who could get their medical education from a range of medical schools and who attended at homeopathic or other kinds of hospitals. At the turn of the 20th century, the robber baron Rockefellers got rid of homeopathic hospitals. This occurred just after the millions of deaths during 1918-19 proved conclusively that homeopathy was curative and safe and the new synthetic drugs like aspirin were a medical disaster. The Rockefellers used their self-aggrandizing “philanthropy” to take control of medical schools, medical education and medical research from which no word about effective natural cures escaped because organic cures utterly threatened the new investment industry of synthetic drugs and vaccines. Read article

Australia’s Labor party backs uranium sales to India

BBC – Australia’s governing Labor party has voted to overturn its long-standing ban on exporting uranium to India. Read article

Syria unrest: ‘Dozens of bodies found dumped’ in Homs

BBC – At least 34 people have been abducted and killed by pro-government militiamen in the city of Homs, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights quoted witnesses as saying the bodies had been found dumped in a square in the restive city on Monday. The claim has not been independently verified, as most foreign media are banned from entering Syria. Read Article

Indonesia: Mt Gamalama erupts, thousands flee (0:56)

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Insight: Stem cell therapy poised to come in from the cold

Reuters – A rogue surgeon injects stem cells from a fetus into a sick man’s brain. The cells morph and form body parts. When the man dies, the pathologist finds cartilage, skin and bone clumped in his brain. The scene is not from a horror movie; it happened to Max Truex, a former Olympic runner who suffered from Parkinson’s disease. The case sent a chill through the scientific community when it came to light 15 years ago and typifies some of the hurdles researchers have faced while trying to bring stem cell therapies to the market. Read article

I know it breaches our pay guidelines: How Irish PM ordered officials to break salary cap for old friend and PR adviser

DailyMail – Enda Kenny personally overruled two Cabinet ministers to secure a €35,000 pay increase for a close friend and former adviser, the Irish Mail on Sunday can reveal.
The Taoiseach, who will tonight tell the nation why we need to accept €4bn in Budget cuts, insisted his one-time spin doctor Ciarán Conlon be given a 37% pay increase by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. Read article

China to set up base in Seychelles

Bigpond – The Seychelles has invited Beijing to set up a military base on the archipelago to beef up the fight against piracy there, Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Paul Adam said. The declaration came as Liang Guanglie made the first-ever visit by a Chinese defence minister to the Indian Ocean island state. ‘We have invited the Chinese government to set up a military presence on Mahe to fight the pirate attacks that the Seychelles face on a regular basis,’ Adam said. Read Article

Daily News Archive In Focus – Nature & universe (1,555 articles)

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Markets buoyed by euro crisis resolution hopes ahead of crucial Merkel, Sarkozy meeting

Associated Press – Markets rose Monday on hopes that Europe’s leaders will agree on a plan to restore long-term confidence in the euro, saving it from collapse and averting global economic chaos. A crucial week for the future of the euro kicks off later with a meeting of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris. The two are expected to discuss how to achieve closer political and economic union of the 17 euro countries, including stricter budgetary oversight. Read Article

Climate Fact Of The Day – Gases Of The Earth’s Atmosphere

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Peru Declares Emergency Over Protests

Associated Press – President Ollanta Humala declared a 60-day state of emergency Sunday in a northern region wracked by protests against a highlands gold mine, the country’s biggest investment, by peasants who fear for their water supply. Read Article

Paul calls Senate’s bluff, kills terrorist detainee amendment

TheHill – Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday — simply by asking for a recorded vote — managed to kill an amendment that would have clarified that the military can indefinitely detain enemy combatants. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), called the amendment to the floor, explaining it ought to garner the support of all senators because it would simply “clarify” that enemy combatants acquitted of crimes in a court can still be held in military detention until they are no longer deemed a threat. Read article

Iran shoots down US drone

Guardian – Iran’s armed forces have shot down an unmanned US spy plane that violated Iranian airspace along its eastern border. An unidentified military official quoted by the official Irna news agency on Sunday warned of a crushing response to any violations of Iranian airspace by US drone aircraft. “An advanced RQ170 unmanned American spy plane was shot down by Iran’s armed forces. It suffered minor damage and is now in possession of Iran’s armed forces,” Irna quoted the official as saying. Read Article

Canadian banks bask in latest profit reports

Vancouver Sun – Europe’s growing debt crisis is causing huge losses in the region’s financial sector, but the Royal Bank of Canada sees a silver lining as weakened competitors abandon businesses and surrender market share to lick their wounds. The turmoil has created “a very large growth opportunity,” Gord Nixon, the chief executive, said Friday on a conference call with analysts after releasing fourth quarter results which showed profit up 43 per cent. Read Article

A decade after Taliban, Afghan abuse rife: rights group

Reuters – The Afghan government and coalition forces have failed to champion human rights and the rule of law in Afghanistan since the end of Taliban rule, leaving Afghans disillusioned and vulnerable to abuses, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday. In a report released ahead of a key conference on the future of Afghanistan in Bonn on Monday, the rights group said that in the decade since the U.S.-backed ouster of the Taliban, measures to protect women and promote the rule of law have failed. Read Article

Italy PM unveils sweeping austerity package

Reuters – Prime Minister Mario Monti unveiled a 30-billion-euro ($40.3 billion) package of austerity measures on Sunday, raising taxes and increasing the pension age in a drive to shore up Italy’s strained finances and stave off a crisis that threatens to overwhelm the euro zone. Read article

Pam-Am. highway blocked in anti-prison project protest

Reuters – Protesters and police clash over the planned construction of a prison in Peru, leaving one demonstrator dead. Read article

Japan public fund posts worst performance in 3 years

Today – Japan’s public pension fund, the world’s largest, logged its worst investment performance in three years in the July to September quarter as strength in the yen and Europe’s debt crisis hurt returns in foreign assets and domestic equities. Read Article