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FDA to begin regulating e-cigarettes

April 24, 2014 1:30 pm

WASHINGTON: The Food and Drug Administration plans to begin regulating electronic cigarettes for the first time, banning sales to minors and requiring manufacturers to put health warnings on the nicotine-delivering devices that have become a multibillion-dollar industry, according to officials … Read more »

Marijuana may cause heart problems in young adults

April 24, 2014 1:28 pm

WASHINGTON: Young adults who smoke marijuana may be at risk for serious or even fatal heart problems, according to a study by French researchers on Wednesday. The findings in the Journal of the American Heart Association raises new concerns about … Read more »

Aspirin halves colon cancer risk

April 24, 2014 1:27 pm

WASHINGTON: Aspirin can reduce the risk of colon cancer by half, but only in people who carry high levels of a specific type of gene, a study released Wednesday found. Researchers previously were aware that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such … Read more »

Heat take 2-0 series lead over Bobcats

April 24, 2014 1:26 pm

MIAMI: LeBron James scored 32 points and Chris Bosh tallied 20 points as the host Miami Heat beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-97 Wednesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first round playoff series on Wednesday. The Bobcats cut Miami’s … Read more »

Abe, Obama affirm Japan-US alliance at summit

April 24, 2014 12:27 pm

TOKYO: Barack Obama and Shinzo Abe were Thursday discussing the future shape of the Japan-US security alliance as they met for talks at the start of the president’s tour of a tense Asia. Both men praised the alliance, which Obama … Read more »

Obama in Japan says ‘Senkaku’ islands covered by security treaty

April 24, 2014 12:26 pm

TOKYO: Barack Obama Thursday told a press conference in Japan that islands at the center of a bitter territorial dispute with China are covered by a defense treaty that would oblige Washington to act if they were attacked. “Article five … Read more »

Strong 6.7 earthquake strikes off Canada’s Vancouver island

April 24, 2014 12:25 pm

WASHINGTON: A strong earthquake measuring 6.7 struck late Wednesday off Canada’s Vancouver island in the Pacific, the US Geological Survey said. The quake, which hit at 0310 GMT, was at a depth of 11.4km (7.1mi) and 94 km (58 miles) … Read more »

Oscar winner Nyong’o named People’s most beautiful

April 24, 2014 12:21 pm

LOS ANGELES: Oscar-winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o was named Most Beautiful person of 2014 by People magazine Wednesday, following in the footsteps of stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts and Tom Cruise. The 31-year-old, who won best supporting actress … Read more »

Debris washed up on Australian beach not from MH370

April 24, 2014 12:15 pm

PERTH: The Australian Transport Safety Bureau ruled out Thursday any link between materials found on a beach in southwestern Australia and the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. Debris described as “unidentified material” was found Wednesday on a beach near Augusta, more … Read more »

Death toll rises to 159 on S. Korean ferry sinking disaster

April 24, 2014 12:10 pm

JINDO: Death toll in the South Korean ferry sinking disaster rose to 159 on Thursday morning as search operations became faster amid favorable climatic conditions. The ninth day into search, 159 people have been confirmed dead, leaving 143 others still … Read more »