archives : March 2011

     

Libya
Libyan strong man Muammar Gaddafi appears to be winning his battle against the people’s revolution after enervating protesters with series of air strikes and threatening a Vietnam-type state of affairs if the international community intervened. - Thursday 3 March 2011


International
As its name implies, early menopause is menopause that occurs at an earlier than average age. It brings with it the same effects as the “normal” menopause, but can have very specific causes. - Wednesday 2 March 2011


International
Is it possible to ward off the risk of death from prostate cancer by taking regular exercise? - Wednesday 2 March 2011


United States - International
Polycyclic hydrocarbons are well known as being carcinogenic. They carry formidable cancerization factors right along the route that the tobacco smoke follows, including the lips, tongue, pharynx, larynx and bronchial tubes. But a new study has suggested that smoking presents a danger from the very first inhalation! - Wednesday 2 March 2011


Zimbabwe
Veteran Zimbabwean ruler, Mr Robert Mugabe has ordered an immediate product boycott of all foreign firms operating in Zimbabwe, particularly European, in a bid to force the West to remove economic sanctions. - Wednesday 2 March 2011


DR Congo - Ethiopia - Nigeria - United Kingdom
Ethiopia, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo will receive more direct development aid from the United Kingdom as the aid to other countries adjudged to have "graduated" out of poverty is cut. - Wednesday 2 March 2011


Ethiopia
French telecommunications giant, France Telecom, and the Ethiopian government are involved in a dispute following a decision to cut 8,000 jobs at Ethio Telecom in a bid to restructure the state-owned company. Concerned over a number of irregularities, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi last week delegated a representative to find a solution to the issue. - Wednesday 2 March 2011


United States

Consumers Reports said Friday that the iPhone 4 that works on Verizon Wireless’ network has a similar problem to the original: Holding the phone in a certain way can cause dropped calls or problems dialing out.

In a blog post, Consumer Reports said it put the Verizon iPhone 4 through the same battery of tests it uses with all smart phones, plus some extra ones it used when the original iPhone 4 for AT&T Inc.’s network drew masses of complaints about poor reception.

- Wednesday 2 March 2011


United States

A New York City law firm says Prince owes more than $700,000 in legal fees for services that included helping to settle financial obligations to his former wife. The firm is suing the "Purple Rain" singer in state Supreme Court in Manhattan.

The firm is suing the "Purple Rain" singer in state Supreme Court in Manhattan.

- Wednesday 2 March 2011


United States

More than 37 million Americans tuned into the 83rd Oscars ceremony on Sunday on the ABC channel, down 10% on the previous year.

But the show was still the most-watched of the night, with more than double the audience of other TV networks combined.

- Wednesday 2 March 2011

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