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BASF unveils new mosquito net in battle against malaria

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A new mosquito net made by German chemicals company BASF has been given an interim recommendation by the World Health Organization (WHO), containing a new class of insecticide that the company hopes will aid the fight against malaria.

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Dark hair dye and chemical relaxers linked to breast cancer

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African-American and white women who regularly chemically straightened their hair or dyed it dark brown or black had an elevated risk of breast cancer, recent research suggests.

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Tired of war, South Sudanese youth turn to art to push for peace

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South Sudanese activists are using music, poetry, theater, comedy, dance and fashion to preach tolerance in the world’s youngest nation which has been divided by years of civil war.

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Madrid museum must face heirs’ claim in Nazi art case: U.S. appeals court

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A federal appeals court on Monday revived a lawsuit seeking to force a Madrid museum to return an Impressionist masterpiece to the family of a Jewish woman who was compelled to sell it to a Nazi art appraiser for $360 in 1939 so she could flee Germany.

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Robot wars: knee surgery marks new battleground for companies

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The world’s top medical technology companies are turning to robots to help with complex knee surgery, promising quicker procedures and better results in operations that often leave patients dissatisfied.

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Can electro-acupuncture decrease stress incontinence?

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Acupuncture paired with mild electric currents may be better than doing nothing at all to relieve a common type of urinary incontinence in women, a Chinese study suggests.

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Scientists rescue samples of melting Bolivian glacier for posterity

FILE PHOTO: Illimani mountain is seen after a snowstorm, as pictured from El Alto, July 4, 2015. REUTERS/David Mercado/ File Photo

A team of international scientists are transporting samples of ice from a melting glacier in Bolivia to Antarctica, for study and preservation before the glacier disappears.

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‘Values of humanity are of extreme importance in helping to build a better country and world all desire’ – PPP

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The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) wishes to extend to the Muslim communities in Guyana and the Diaspora Eid Mubarak on the auspicious occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr.

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‘Eid-ul-Fitr emphasises the values of compassion, friendship and kindness’ – Granger

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I extend greetings to all Muslims and to all other Guyanese on the occasion of the happy festival of Eid-ul-Fitr. Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims performed acts of abstinence and engaged in ritual fasting and prayer.

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Sand sculpture festival brings super-heroes to Belgian beach

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A beach in Belgium has been transformed into a giant sandy gallery, featuring larger-than-life super heroes, cartoon characters and Cinderella’s castle, for one of the world’s biggest sand-sculpture festivals.

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