Diet, exercise, weight maintenance are key to cut cancer risk

    London, May 12 (ANI): A healthy diet, regular physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight are the three best ways to ensure a reduced risk of cancer, according to recommendations by the World Cancer Research Fund.
    Looking at the evidence on the links between diet and physical activity and cancer, an independent international panel of experts and researchers took five years to sift through 500,000 studies, and to analyse the 7,000 most relevant, to come up with 10 recommendations to best reduce a person’s risk of cancer.

    Islamabad will lose war against Taliban if NWFP refugees not rehabilitated

    Peshawar, May 12 (ANI): Experts have warned the Pakistan Government that the failure to rehabilitate internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the Malakand region may nix the achievement of the military offensive against the Taliban.
    “I fear that successes against the Taliban, may be washed away if we do not take good care of the internally displaced persons,” the Daily Times quoted research scholar Khadim Hussain, as saying.
    With more than half of the IDPs being registered in government-run relief camps, Pakistan is facing its biggest migration in history.
    The provincial government estimates that around a million Malakand residents have been displaced amid the army offensives in Lower Dir, Buner and Swat.
    Security experts warn that the country would have ‘new enemies’ if the IDPs are not cared for.

Suspected US missile strike kills eight in Pakistan (Lead)

May 12th, 2009 | By Sindh Today | Category: Focused, Pakistan, UnCat

Islamabad, May 12 (DPA) A suspected US missile strike Tuesday in Pakistan’s tribal region bordering Afghanistan killed at least eight people, officials and media reports said.

Multiple missiles fired by US pilotless aircraft struck a house in the Sara Khawra village of the South Waziristan district, a known enclave of Al Qaeda and Taliban militants.

Pakistan’s nukes: US trusts Zardari’s assurances

May 11th, 2009 | By Sindh Today | Category: Focused, Pakistan, UnCat

Washington, May 12 (IANS) The United States has reiterated it “full faith and confidence” in Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari saying they have been reassured about Islamabad’s commitment to dealing with the Taliban and safety of its nuclear arsenal.

UN Security Council refuses to discuss killing in Sri Lanka

May 11th, 2009 | By Sindh Today | Category: Focused, UnCat, World

New York, May 12 (DPA) Top diplomats from Britain and France were rebuffed Monday when some UN Security Council members refused their request to discuss the fighting in Sri Lanka, which killed more than 400 people during the past weekend.

The council members that opposed taking up the issue were not named publicly.

US replacing top commander in Afghanistan

May 11th, 2009 | By Sindh Today | Category: Focused, UnCat, World

Washington, May 12 (DPA) US Defence Secretary Robert Gates announced Monday that he is replacing the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan to bring a fresh approach to the conflict.

Gates told reporters at the Pentagon he has asked General David McKiernan to submit his resignation and nominated Lieutenant General Stanley McChrystal to become the next commander. The Senate must approve McChrystal for the job.

30 countries report 4,694 cases of swine flu: WHO

May 11th, 2009 | By Sindh Today | Category: Focused, Health, UnCat

Geneva, May 11 (DPA) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday said that 4,694 cases of the new influenza A(H1N1) infection, including 53 deaths, were confirmed in 30 countries.

Mexico had 48 deaths from 1,626 laboratory-confirmed human cases of infection. The USs had 2,532 infections, including three deaths and Canada reported 284 cases, with one death. Costa Rica was hit with eight instances of the virus, including one death.

Osama bin Laden was US operator destabilising Benazir: Zardari

May 11th, 2009 | By Sindh Today | Category: Focused, Pakistan, UnCat

Washington, May 11 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has alleged that elusive Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was a US operator who had tried to destabilise his late wife Benazir Bhutto’s government back in 1989.

Jailed Iranian-American journalist released in Iran (Lead)

May 11th, 2009 | By Sindh Today | Category: Focused, UnCat, World

Tehran, May 11 (DPA) After more than three months in jail for allegedly spying for the US, Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi was released Monday from Tehran’s Evin prison.

The release came after the appeal court revised the lower court’s eight-year jail sentence and turned it into a two-year suspended term.

Iranian president signals possible acceptance of Israel: Report

Apr 26th, 2009 | By Sindh Today | Category: Focused, UnCat, World

Washington, April 27 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said it will be “fine with us” if the Palestinians reach a two-state deal with Israel.

In an interview with US’ ABC network, the Iranian leader appeared to hold out an olive branch in backing Palestine to pursue a deal for statehood alongside Iran’s arch-enemy.