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Animal transplants coming ‘soon’

(BBC)Are pigs about to migrate from the dinner table to the operating table? Using animals as a source of organs for transplantation into humans was once one of medicine’s next big things – a solution to transplant waiting lists. However, there have been problems with rejection – and recently stem cells have been grabbing the spotlight. But some researchers are now saying that transplants from animals “could soon become a reality”, but not necessarily as originally expected. There is still a pressing need for organs. In the UK there are…

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Gaddafi’s grisly end: Rebels parade body of Libyan dictator after he is cornered in a concrete pipe begging for his life

Libyan prime minister confirms that former dictator is dead Gaddafi tried to flee in a convoy hit by American drone Vehicles were also shelled by Nato fighter jets… … before being driven back to his compound in Sirte Gaddafi in final attempt to flee before final push by rebels ‘Found in a hole’ wearing military-style clothing, shouting ‘Don’t shoot’ Rebel forces executed him in front of a baying mob His body was paraded through the streets of the city Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2051361/Gaddafi-dead-Picture-Libya-dictator-captured-killed-Sirte.html#ixzz1bL5ptm4T

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Doctor’s Strike: Facts of the Matter

(Ghana)I will begin with these ‘infamous’ statements from both politicians and so called ‘social commentators’ and journalists in this country; ‘Doctors are among the highest, if not the highest paid public officials of this country, They are trained with the task payer’s money. They are provided with free stethoscopes and books. They are fed free of charge. They do not apply for jobs, but walk out of school into it. They are given free cars and free bungalow immediately on completion of medical school.’ The most ridiculous of all is…

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News Tech and Entertainment 

Westlife: End of an Eire after 14yrs

(thesun)POP giants Westlife are to split after a staggering 14 years at the top of the charts. The Irish boyband, managed by Louis Walsh, announced yesterday that they will go their separate ways following a farewell tour next year. They said in a statement: “The decision is entirely amicable. After spending all of our adult life together so far, we want to have a well-earned break and look at new ventures. We’d like to thank our fans who have been with us on this amazing journey.” The split will end…

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UK queen on 10-day visit to Australia

Hong Kong (CNN) — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II arrived in Canberra Wednesday for her 16th — and possibly last — official visit to Australia. The 85-year-old monarch will open the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth on October 28 as part of a 10-day visit to the country with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. The reaction in the media and among most Australians has been warm and respectful, despite the lingering issue of republicanism in a country where the queen is the official head of state — though this…

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The Odd Thing About Apple’s Miss – It Did Not Come from Europe

Apple’s iPhone units came in about 5 million short of expected 22 million units – a substantial surprise that can mostly be attributed to delayed introduction of the iPhone 4S. But what was interesting here is that North America and Japan were the weakest regions, even with Verizon added recently to the mix. Revenues in Americas fell by -5% sequentially, revenues in Japan by a massive -26%. Yet European revenues climbed +4% sequentially, even during the consumer slump that began blighting Europe over the summer. We know that Sony Ericsson…

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NPP MP beats Mills as best performing politician – AfricaWatch

The New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for Dome-Kwabenya Prof. Mike Ocquaye is the best performing politician in Ghana, AfricaWatch Magazine has said. According to the Magazine’s 2011 Political Performance Index (PPI) on 309 Ghanaian politicians, Prof. Ocquaye has beaten President JEA Mills in terms of performance. Myjoyonline.com last week reported that the magazine was about to release yet another controversial PPI scores of the performance of politicians in Ghana with only one person making an ‘A’. It has emerged that that person is Prof Ocquaye. Prof. Ocquaye is thus…

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Scrapping relegation would kill English game – Whelan

Dave Whelan has stated he would pull Wigan out of the Premier League if promotion and relegation were scrapped. On Monday, League Managers Association chief executive Richard Bevan said some American and Asian owners of top-flight sides were keen on a franchising model. “If it was to happen I would resign Wigan from the Premier League and go back and play in the Football League,” the Wigan chairman told talkSPORT. “It’s the most stupid suggestion I’ve ever heard in my life.” The idea has also been described as “suicide” by…

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Ukraine’s President Takes Defiant Stance

KIEV, Ukraine—President Viktor Yanukovych on Monday rejected rising Western pressure to review the conviction of opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, raising the stakes as he navigates between Ukraine’s powerful neighbors, Europe and Russia. In a meeting with a half-dozen Western reporters at his offices, Mr. Yanukovych appeared unbent by criticism from Europe and Washington that last week’s conviction of Ms. Tymoshenko, a former prime minister, on charges of exceeding her authority, was a politically motivated effort to sideline a once-powerful rival. Western officials have pushed for the seven-year jail sentence to…

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Finance 

As Economy Goes Down, Drinking Goes Up Study Shows an Increase in Alcohol Abuse During an Economic Recession

(WebMD) — When the going gets tough, it seems that a lot of us may go drinking. Along with higher unemployment and bankruptcy, an economic recession brings increased drinking of alcohol, a study suggests. The increased use of alcohol includes binge drinking, problem drinking, and driving under the influence. The study is published in Health Economics. The findings run counter to what had previously been thought about drinking habits during economic downturns. “It was thought that when unemployment goes up, income goes down and people will consume less because they don’t…

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