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Some blood pressure drugs found to slow dementia

A class of drugs designed to lower blood pressure also slightly brakes the progression of dementia among the elderly and may even boost brain power marginally.

Some blood pressure drugs found to slow dementia
Obama 'pressuring leaders' over extradition: Snowden
Obama 'pressuring leaders' over extradition: Snowden

Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden on Monday accused US President Barack Obama of "pressuring the leaders" of countries from which he has sought protection.

Obama 'pressuring leaders' over extradition: Snowden
More EU pressure on Iran, Israel PM tells Ashton
More EU pressure on Iran, Israel PM tells Ashton

Europe must take a firmer line with Iran over its controversial nuclear programme, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday at the start of a working meeting with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.

More EU pressure on Iran, Israel PM tells Ashton
Pressure on Russia over Syria as G8 summit opens
Pressure on Russia over Syria as G8 summit opens

World leaders head to the G8 summit in Northern Ireland on Monday looking to put pressure on Russia to back away from its support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad amid growing Western efforts to arm the rebels.

Pressure on Russia over Syria as G8 summit opens
US Secretary of State John Kerry.
Kerry in London to start first official tour

John Kerry will push his Russian counterpart to apply pressure on Syria when they meet during the new US Secretary of State's marathon tour of allies.

Kerry in London to start first official tour
'Friends of Syria' meet in Tokyo
'Friends of Syria' meet in Tokyo

Delegates from more than 60 countries gathered in Tokyo Friday, seeking to ramp up pressure on Bashar al-Assad's regime as the US moved towards recognising the newly-unified opposition as true leaders of Syria.

'Friends of Syria' meet in Tokyo
EU to sanction Iran, Syria, help Mali reconquer its north
EU to sanction Iran, Syria, help Mali reconquer its north

Europe's foreign ministers will sharply ramp up the pressure on Iran and Syria at talks Monday, while taking a "big step" in Africa by agreeing to assist Mali reconquer its north from rebels and Islamist extremists.

EU to sanction Iran, Syria, help Mali reconquer its north
Netanyahu and Abbas make rival UN pitches
Netanyahu and Abbas make rival UN pitches

The leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority both address the UN on Thursday, one seeking recognition for his state, the other warning of a dire threat to his.

Netanyahu and Abbas make rival UN pitches
Widening Obama lead piles pressure on Romney
Widening Obama lead piles pressure on Romney

A flurry of polls showing widening leads for President Barack Obama Wednesday heaped pressure on Mitt Romney to use their first head-to-head debate next week to launch a major comeback bid.

Widening Obama lead piles pressure on Romney
West turns up heat on Iran and Syria at UN
West turns up heat on Iran and Syria at UN

Western and Arab leaders ramped up the pressure on Syria and Iran at the United Nations on Tuesday, as US President Barack Obama vowed to keep Tehran from getting its hands on nuclear weapons.

West turns up heat on Iran and Syria at UN
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Revealed: How sea lions make mega-dives

Scientists in California have shed light on a marine mystery: how diving mammals can hunt for food at great depths without getting the "bends".

Revealed: How sea lions make mega-dives
Rappers lead underground monitors at Angola polls
Rappers lead underground monitors at Angola polls

Through an unmarked door, down a passageway and behind a padlocked metal gate lies a room littered with cell phones that is the nerve centre of an underground effort by Angolan rappers to monitor Friday's vote.

Rappers lead underground monitors at Angola polls
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Pressure on Assad as West plans Syria sanctions

Pressure mounted on Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday as Western powers drew up a 10-day sanctions ultimatum.

Pressure on Assad as West plans Syria sanctions

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