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Sunday, 25 March 2012





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Annan takes Syria peace plan to Russia

24, Mar, AFP

Syrian peace envoy Kofi Annan heads to Moscow on Saturday to gauge how far Russia is willing to push its key Arab ally after it finally joined a UN call on regime forces to pull back from protest cities. Annan will meet President Dmitry Medvedev and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Sunday before flying to China, the other UN Security Council member resisting global efforts to condemn Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.


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Poor literacy ‘increases early death risk for elderly’

24 Mar,BBC

One in three adults aged over 65 in England have difficulty understanding basic health-related information, suggests a study in the BMJ.They are more than twice as likely to die within five years as adults with no literacy problems, it was found.

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Mercury poles give up hints of water ice

24 Mar,BBC

A Nasa spacecraft has found further tantalising evidence for the existence of water ice at Mercury's poles.Though surface temperatures can soar above 400C, some craters at Mercury's poles are permanently in shadow, turning them into so-called cold traps. Previous work has revealed patches near Mercury's poles that strongly reflect radar - a characteristic of ice.Now, the Messenger probe has shown that these "radar-bright" patches line up precisely with the shadowed craters.

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