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Blood group ‘affects fertility’

Blood group ‘affects fertility’

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A woman’s ability to conceive in early middle age may be influenced by her blood type, according to research. The US study of 560 women undergoing fertility treatment found that those with type “O” blood had chemical signs linked to low egg numbers. There is no clear explanation for the results, presented to... 

French pension strikes ‘threaten economic recovery’

French pension strikes ‘threaten economic recovery’

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Strikes against pension reforms are costing France between 200m and 400m euros (£350m, $561m) per day, says Finance Minister Christine Lagarde. She told French radio that the disruption threatened the country’s fragile economy recovery. Parliament is expected to bring into law on Wednesday an increase in the minimum retirement... 

EU teams to patrol Greek border amid migrant surge

EU teams to patrol Greek border amid migrant surge

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The EU is for the first time sending border guards to help Greece stem an influx of migrants entering across the land border with Turkey. Many of the illegal migrants claim to be from Afghanistan. The Rapid Border Intervention Teams set up in 2007 “are activated today for the first time”, the European Commission... 

New Zealanders rally behind Hobbit shoot

New Zealanders rally behind Hobbit shoot

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Thousands of New Zealanders have taken to their streets to protest against possible plans to move production of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films elsewhere. The demonstrators hoped to reassure Hollywood studio executives as they decide whether the Lord of the Rings prequels should be shot in the country. Last month, acting... 

BP sells four Gulf of Mexico oil fields to Marubeni

BP sells four Gulf of Mexico oil fields to Marubeni

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BP has said it will sell four Gulf of Mexico oil fields to Japanese company Marubeni as part of its asset sale to help pay for the oil spill there. The deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to raise $650m (£413m). BP is in the process of selling assets worth up to $30bn to meet clean-up and compensation... 

Cholera outbreak in Haiti ‘stabilising’

Cholera outbreak in Haiti ‘stabilising’

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The BBC’s Laura Trevelyan: “Cholera spreads at an alarming rate” Health officials have said there are signs that the cholera outbreak in central Haiti may be stabilising. Although the death toll moved past 250 with more than 3,000 people infected, fewer cases were reported. Continue reading the main story Related... 

Karzai confirms report of cash payments from Iran

Karzai confirms report of cash payments from Iran

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Mr Karzai said the cash was used to maintain the presidential palace and run his office Afghan President Hamid Karzai has acknowledged that his office has received cash from Iran, but insists it was part of a “transparent” process. Continue reading the main story Taliban Conflict * Who are the Taliban? *... 

UK net is ‘not ready’ for future

UK net is ‘not ready’ for future

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The UK is slowly climbing up the broadband world rankings, but is still not “ready for tomorrow,” according to a global study of net services. The annual report, commissioned by network giant Cisco, looks at how well countries are doing in terms of both quality and penetration of net services. The UK is now ranked... 

Microsoft software head Ray Ozzie resigns

Microsoft software head Ray Ozzie resigns

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Ray Ozzie, chief software architect of Microsoft and proponent of cloud computing, has resigned unexpectedly. Mr Ozzie was a top member of the company’s management, having taken over the software role from Bill Gates. Chief executive Steve Ballmer announced his colleague’s departure in an email to company staff. He... 

Apple shares fall despite surprisingly strong profits

Apple shares fall despite surprisingly strong profits

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Apple shares dropped 7% in after-hours trading, despite reporting expectations-beating profits of $4.3bn (£2.7bn) for the last quarter. The net income figure – announced after the close of trading in New York – was up 70% on a year earlier, and beat expectations of $3.8bn. But the company’s stock responded... 

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