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International News Archive - May 06, 2010

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On Wednesday, China announced it would punish officials who did not fulfill emissions reduction targets, saying the nation's current environmental situation was extremely serious.

The social patterning of deaths due to assault in Scotland, 1980-2005.

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Annual heart disease and stroke rates in China will rise by up to 73 percent by 2030, given an aging population and other increased risk factors, without policies and prevention efforts aimed at controlling blood pressure and smoking.

Word of the Day
pudic
  • Easily ashamed, having a strong sense of shame; modest; chaste.
  • Of or pertaining to the external organs of generation.
The word 'pudic' comes from French pudique, from Latin pudīcus, from pudet ("it shames"). (Wiktionary)
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