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  • Crusades fought, eBay bids sought for relics Associated Press - 24 minutes ago

    ROME (AP) — Wars have been fought to obtain them. Medieval monks and modern-day bandits have pilfered them. Two millennia after the first Christian martyrs' blood … More »Crusades fought, eBay bids sought for relics

    ROME (AP) — Wars have been fought to obtain them. Medieval monks and modern-day bandits have pilfered them. Two millennia after the first Christian martyrs' blood stained Rome, the temptation of, and fascination with, religious relics endures. And the canonization of two well-loved popes, John Paul II and John XXIII, …

  • Real Madrid take slender lead, Chelsea hold Atletico IANS - 27 minutes ago

    London, April 24 (IANS) Chelsea will take heart from a dogged performance at the Vicente Calederon where they held Atletico Madrid 0-0 in the first Champions League semi-final, … More »Real Madrid take slender lead, Chelsea hold Atletico

    London, April 24 (IANS) Chelsea will take heart from a dogged performance at the Vicente Calederon where they held Atletico Madrid 0-0 in the first Champions League semi-final, while in the second Real Madrid will head to Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena with a slender 1-0 lead. A solitary goal from Real Madrid striker Karim …

  • TV viewing turning your kids into couch potatoes IANS - 29 minutes ago

    London, April 24 (IANS) Parents need to closely monitor the TV time of their kids as research has bolstered the link between TV habits and obesity in kids. "There was … More »TV viewing turning your kids into couch potatoes

    London, April 24 (IANS) Parents need to closely monitor the TV time of their kids as research has bolstered the link between TV habits and obesity in kids. "There was also a link between TV viewing and obesity and the likelihood of increases in BMI (body mass index) and the waist-to-height ratio," said Steingerdur Olafsdottir …

  • Alstom shares jump amid talk of GE buyout Associated Press - 38 minutes ago

    PARIS (AP) — Shares in French train and equipment manufacturer Alstom have spiked on reports that General Electric Co. is considering making a bid for the company. More »Alstom shares jump amid talk of GE buyout

    PARIS (AP) — Shares in French train and equipment manufacturer Alstom have spiked on reports that General Electric Co. is considering making a bid for the company.

  • FILE - The Aug. 12, 2005 file photo shows the logo of Swiss company Novartis in Basel, Switzerland. Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG announced a series of multibillion-dollar deals Tuesday, April 22, 2014 with other major pharmaceutical companies that it said would reduce sales but boost profitability, while affecting some 15,000 of its employees globally. (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt)
    New drug sales help boost Novartis Q1 profit Associated Press - 44 minutes ago

    GENEVA (AP) — Strong new drug sales helped Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG report a 24 percent rise in first-quarter profit. More »New drug sales help boost Novartis Q1 profit

    FILE - The Aug. 12, 2005 file photo shows the logo of Swiss company Novartis in Basel, Switzerland. Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG announced a series of multibillion-dollar deals Tuesday, April 22, 2014 with other major pharmaceutical companies that it said would reduce sales but boost profitability, while affecting some 15,000 of its employees globally. (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt)

    GENEVA (AP) — Strong new drug sales helped Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG report a 24 percent rise in first-quarter profit.

  • A masked pro Russia protestor waves the Russian flag in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine, offering a show of support for the besieged nation as an international agreement aimed at stemming its ongoing crisis appeared in doubt. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
    Ukraine official: city hall cleared of protesters Associated Press - 44 minutes ago

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern Ukrainian city of the pro-Russia protesters who had been occupying it for over a week, Interior … More »Ukraine official: city hall cleared of protesters

    A masked pro Russia protestor waves the Russian flag in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine, offering a show of support for the besieged nation as an international agreement aimed at stemming its ongoing crisis appeared in doubt. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern Ukrainian city of the pro-Russia protesters who had been occupying it for over a week, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Thursday as government forces appeared to be resuming operations in the east. Local police officials and protesters, however, …

  • UK police seek to halt Brits joining Syria rebels Associated Press - 54 minutes ago

    LONDON (AP) — British police are launching a nationwide bid to prevent young people from traveling to Syria to take part in the fighting there. More »UK police seek to halt Brits joining Syria rebels

    LONDON (AP) — British police are launching a nationwide bid to prevent young people from traveling to Syria to take part in the fighting there.

  • Your digestive tract is just like a studio apartment! IANS - 1 hour 3 minutes ago

    London, April 24 (IANS) For a common student, the area of the inner surface of the digestive tract is between 180 and 300 square metres. For scientists, it is actually … More »Your digestive tract is just like a studio apartment!

    London, April 24 (IANS) For a common student, the area of the inner surface of the digestive tract is between 180 and 300 square metres. For scientists, it is actually as small as a studio apartment! Debunking a long-held belief, which is part of reference works and textbooks, scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy at …

  • Struggling Nuremberg sack coach Gertjan Verbeek IANS - 1 hour 3 minutes ago

    Berlin, April 24 (IANS) Relegation threatened Nuremberg parted company with coach Gertjan Verbeek with three rounds to spare in the German Bundesliga campaign. More »Struggling Nuremberg sack coach Gertjan Verbeek

    Berlin, April 24 (IANS) Relegation threatened Nuremberg parted company with coach Gertjan Verbeek with three rounds to spare in the German Bundesliga campaign.

  • Formula One chief Ecclestone goes on trial for bribery IANS - 1 hour 5 minutes ago

    Berlin, April 24 (IANS) Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone Thursday appeared in a Munich court at the start of a trial on bribery charges. More »Formula One chief Ecclestone goes on trial for bribery

    Berlin, April 24 (IANS) Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone Thursday appeared in a Munich court at the start of a trial on bribery charges.

  • Unilever first quarter sales hit by strong euro Associated Press - 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Unilever PLC, the maker of consumer products such as Dove soaps and Ben & Jerry's ice cream, said Thursday that the stronger euro dented its revenues … More »Unilever first quarter sales hit by strong euro

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Unilever PLC, the maker of consumer products such as Dove soaps and Ben & Jerry's ice cream, said Thursday that the stronger euro dented its revenues in the first quarter of the year.

  • German business confidence rebounds in April Associated Press - 1 hour 14 minutes ago

    BERLIN (AP) — German business confidence has rebounded after dipping amid fears about the possible economic impact of the crisis in Ukraine. More »German business confidence rebounds in April

    BERLIN (AP) — German business confidence has rebounded after dipping amid fears about the possible economic impact of the crisis in Ukraine.

  • Large Scania shareholder accepts Volkswagen bid Associated Press - 1 hour 25 minutes ago

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Volkswagen has come closer to realizing its ambition to takeover Scania after the fourth largest shareholder in the Swedish truck maker announced it … More »Large Scania shareholder accepts Volkswagen bid

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Volkswagen has come closer to realizing its ambition to takeover Scania after the fourth largest shareholder in the Swedish truck maker announced it will accept the 6.7 billion-euro ($9.2 billion) bid.

  • A detail of the bullet drilled and bloodstained undershirt worn by Pope John Paul II during the assassination attempt on May, 13, 1981, kept at the Daughters of Charity, in Rome, Thursday, April 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
    Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound Associated Press - 1 hour 37 minutes ago

    ROME (AP) — Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting … More »Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

    A detail of the bullet drilled and bloodstained undershirt worn by Pope John Paul II during the assassination attempt on May, 13, 1981, kept at the Daughters of Charity, in Rome, Thursday, April 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    ROME (AP) — Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked, bloodstained undershirt that John Paul II was wearing when a gunman shot him in the stomach …

  • 3 people missing after freighter sinks off Greece Associated Press - 1 hour 42 minutes ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek rescue teams are searching for three people reported missing after a cargo ship sank off the southern island of Crete. More »3 people missing after freighter sinks off Greece

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek rescue teams are searching for three people reported missing after a cargo ship sank off the southern island of Crete.

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