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Smoking kills 1,200 daily in US, tobacco firms admit

Washington: Smoking kills an average 1,200 Americans daily — or 438,000 per year — US tobacco companies admitted Sunday in court-ordered “corrective statements” published in newspapers. The ads began appearing 11 years after District Judge Gladys Kessler, in a 1,682-page opinion, ruled in 2006 that the companies violated racketeering laws …

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Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring, at last

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia: I never thought I’d live long enough to write this sentence: The most significant reform process underway anywhere in the Middle East today is in Saudi Arabia. Yes, you read that right. Though I came here at the start of Saudi winter, I found the country going …

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Indian train details killing three

Vasco Da Gama Express flipped off the tracks in thick fog soon after leaving Manikpur station in Uttar Pradesh Image Credit: PTI Derailed coaches of Vasco Da Gama-Patna express train near Manikpur railway station on Friday. NEW DELHI: Thirteen coaches of an express train derailed in northern India early Friday …

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