Global downturn threatens poverty goal

MANILA, 2 March 2009 (IRIN) - Vangie Kelseat joined the unemployed when the global financial crisis began taking its toll. After working 12 years at a car-seat cover manufacturing company in Manila, Kelseat was laid off in October.

Agnostic advertisements forbidden

Italy isn’t Great Britain ; nor is it Spain. And Genoa isn’t London, Barcelona, Valencia or Madrid. Consequently you won’t see “God doesn’t exist, make the most of life” [1]. on the side of a bus belonging to the Genoan municipality’s public transport.

Vegetable-based drug could inhibit cancer

Compounds extracted from green vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage could be a potent drug against melanoma, according to cancer researchers. Tests on mice suggest that these compounds, when combined with selenium, target tumors more safely and effectively than conventional therapy.

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