Iran to hang nine more over election unrest

TEHRAN, Feb 2 — Iran said today it would soon hang nine more rioters over the unrest that erupted after the June presidential vote, and the leader of the opposition said such repression showed the 1979 Islamic revolution had failed.

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Sec-gen: UN-recognised refugees to get ID cards

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia plans to issue identification cards to refugees who are recognised by the United Nations, allowing them to stay in the country temporarily and avoid arrest as illegal immigrants.

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China investigates as melamine-tainted milk reappears

BEIJING, Feb 2 — China has launched nationwide checks for toxic milk products, an official newspaper said today, after at least six children were killed and 300,000 fell ill in a melamine-tainted milk scandal in 2008.

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Tiger Ba Nyein or Kyar Ba Nyein (in Burmese)

SOURCE: Mandalay Prophet’s day Diamond Jubilee Magazine

Reuters:Taylor Swift, Beyonce make Grammy history

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Country-pop starlet Taylor Swift, who rocketed to stardom with ballads of teen love that she wrote on her bedroom floor, Sunday became the youngest artist to win the coveted Grammy for album of the year.

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Reuters:Heart disease “will kill 400,000 Americans in 2010”

LONDON (Reuters) – Decades of progress in the United States on cutting cholesterol, blood pressure and smoking are being stalled by rising obesity rates, and heart disease will kill around 400,000 Americans this year, experts said on Monday.

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Reuters:Haiti questions Americans over child “kidnapping”

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haitian authorities questioned a group of 10 American missionaries on Monday who are accused of illegally trying to take children out of the quake-shattered Caribbean country.

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WHO warns cyclical spike in dengue cases, 11 now dead in Malaysia

SHAH ALAM, Feb 2 — Selangor health officials are bracing to contain an anticipated sharp increase in dengue cases following 11 deaths, eight of which happened in the state last month.