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AfricaNew iPhone App Speeds Care of Heart Attack Victims
Researchers have developed an experimental iPhone application, or app, designed to help emergency medical technicians diagnose a particularly deadly form of heart attack and send that information quickly to waiting hospital surgical teams. The inexpensive app can greatly improve a patient's odds of survival. The iPhone app is specially designed to identify patients suffering from a dangerous type of heart attack known as STEMI, or ST-elevation myocardial infarction. In STEMI, ...
voanews.com | 21-May-2013 23:56
Group to Take Nigeria Government to International Court
The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) will file a complaint with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) accusing Nigeria’s government of human rights violations, according to spokesman Ango Abdullahi. “What we are doing now is to organize our evidence that would make it possible for us to make a very strong case against the government and its agencies, or up to individuals who may be complicit, in terms of the human rights violations that have been taking place in the last few years,” said ...
voanews.com | 21-May-2013 23:33
Kerry Mideast Talks on Syria to Include Russian Call for Involving Iran
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in the Middle East this week for talks to promote an international peace conference on Syria. Russia wants Iran to be part of the process. In this fight for control of Syria, Iran is one of the biggest backers of embattled President Bashar al-Assad. So Russia says Iran should be part of the peace process. "Iran has repeatedly underlined its solidarity with the Syrian government. Iranian officials pay regular visits to Damascus. No ...
voanews.com | 21-May-2013 23:24
2 Moroccans Tried for Homosexuality Get 4 Months
A Moroccan court has convicted two men of homosexuality and public indecency, and sentenced each to four months in prison, in the latest case against gays in this North African nation.
Topix.net | 21-May-2013 23:19
Rescuers Searching for Survivors Following Deadly US Tornado
More stormy weather is interfering with rescue efforts in Moore, Oklahoma, the day after a monster tornado destroyed large parts of the central U.S. town. The town's fire chief says emergency workers will not stop searching for survivors and plan to go through the rubble of each building at least three times. Monday's tornado killed 24 people and injured 240, tearing up entire neighborhoods and leaving the landscape unrecognizable even to those who have lived in Moore their whole ...
voanews.com | 21-May-2013 23:09
Coke Ad Hawks Pop, Peace to India, Pakistan
Massive corporations like Coca-Cola have a primary goal: Sell their products to make money. Sometimes, if they’re lucky, that goal aligns with another endeavor: Make peace. A new three-minute advertisement released by the beverage company this week aims to do both. Coca-Cola filmed the advertisement in two locations: Pakistan and India, South Asia’s nuclear-armed neighbors mired in political mistrust that has spurred three historic wars. The company set up Coke vending machines outfitted with ...
voanews.com | 21-May-2013 22:54