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Nobel medicine prize panel official resigns over inquiry

The Swedish Nobel medicine prize panel says its secretary general Urban Lendahl has resigned because of an investigation into disputed stem-cell scientist Paolo Macchiarini who works at Karolinska University
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Tanzania arrests more suspects in slaying of British pilot

Police in Tanzania say they are holding a total of nine suspects over the killing of a British helicopter pilot who was on an anti-poaching mission
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Italy presses Egypt to help find who killed student

Italy presses Egypt to help find who killed student

Italy's foreign minister is pressing Egypt to help find who killed an Italian student whose beaten, tortured body was found last week
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Displaced by fighting, Kurdish residents call for peace

Displaced by fighting, Kurdish residents call for peace

Displaced by fighting, Kurdish residents call for peace in Turkey's southeast
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Hundreds of thousands celebrate Carnival in Cologne

Hundreds of thousands celebrate Carnival in Cologne

Hundreds of thousands of people packed the streets of Cologne for its annual Rose Monday parade, the culmination of five days of Carnival festivities and the first major event since a series of robberies and sexual assaults in the city on New Year's Eve
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'Georgy Girl' author Margaret Forster, 77, dies of cancer

'Georgy Girl' author Margaret Forster has died in London after suffering from cancer in her back and spine
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Dubai ruler says Emirates to privatize government services

Dubai's ruler says the United Arab Emirates will privatize some government services in the oil-rich country, as well as create a state minister position devoted to ensuring the happiness of its citizens
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Storm Imogen lashes Britain with wind, huge waves

Storm Imogen lashes Britain with wind, huge waves

Hurricane-force winds and huge waves are battering Britain's coastline as the country is soaked by a winter storm
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Pope's visit to violent Mexican city highlights broader ills

Pope's visit to violent Mexican city highlights broader ills

Pope Francis has denounced graft, violence and drug-trafficking in Mexico ahead of his upcoming visit, and he's expected to address those same themes when he delivers his homily at a Mass in the dangerous and mismanaged Mexico City suburb of Ecatepec
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Russian troops put on high alert as part of massive drills

Russian troops put on high alert as part of massive drills

President Vladimir Putin has scrambled thousands of troops and hundreds of warplanes across southwestern Russia for large-scale military drills intended to test the troops' readiness amid continuing tensions with the West
Updated: 4 hours ago