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Monday, September 21st 2009 - 11:20 UTC

Surprise, surprise: when in summer try watermelons

Apparently watermelons are rich in Citrulline, according to Texas A&M

A juicy slice of watermelon may be more than just delicious; it could be the answer to problems with erectile dysfunction, or ED. The idea of eating watermelons for erectile dysfunction treatment might sound absurd but it is a reality according to latest medical reports from the US.

Monday, September 21st 2009 - 11:16 UTC

Italian tax police seize Maradona’s earrings

Defeats in the field and in the clinic

Football legend Diego Maradona had his earrings seized by Italian authorities to help pay off his back taxes, according to media reports. The current coach of Argentina's national team was staying at a clinic in northern Italy in a bid to lose weight when finance police swooped, according to Reuters and later confirmed by the Argentine press.

Saturday, September 19th 2009 - 11:42 UTC

Lula da Silva predicts Brazil will become world power in ten years

If “less lucky” the world’s fifth economy

President Lula da Silva predicts that Brazil in the near future will be in the short list of the world’s largest economies, probable in third or fourth position, and if “less lucky” at the most ranked fifth.

Saturday, September 19th 2009 - 11:37 UTC

European leaders agree on global deal for bankers’ bonuses

French president Sarkozy has led the charge against high levels of bankers’ pay

European Union leaders have agreed to seek a global deal for bankers' bonuses to be clawed back if profits fall. The leaders meeting in Brussels approved the clause as part of a common EU position for next week's G20 summit in Pittsburgh in the US.

Saturday, September 19th 2009 - 11:15 UTC

G 20: “Step up reforms” in IMF and WB, demand developing countries

Brazilian minister Celso Amorim is the acting coordinator

Emerging countries and particularly those from Latinamerica will propose at the coming G-20 summit in Pittsburgh that reforms of the IMF and World Bank, where they expect to have a larger representation, move much faster.

Friday, September 18th 2009 - 23:19 UTC

“Shana Tovah v'hatima tovah”

Jews around the world are celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year of 5770, which begins Friday at sundown. In the Jewish calendar, the most sacred time is the 10-day period from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur, which this year falls on September 28.

Friday, September 18th 2009 - 15:02 UTC

A new map of wealthy people has emerged from the financial crisis

Collapse of stock markets knocked out the wealthiest in North America

The economic and financial crisis of the last 18 months has transformed the global map of the world’s wealthiest people, with Europe nudging out North America as the richest region, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group.

Friday, September 18th 2009 - 10:53 UTC

Less profound melt of Arctic sea ice again baffles scientists

High-melt blip or low-melt blip will have to wait until next Arctic summer

This summer's melt of Arctic sea ice has not been as profound as in the last two years, scientists said as the ice began its annual autumn recovery. At its smallest extent this summer, on 12 September, the ice covered 5.10 million sq km.

Friday, September 18th 2009 - 03:40 UTC

Gibraltar/Spain open border policy explains economic surge in the region

Professor John Fletcher was responsible for the report on the economic benefits of open borders

Gibraltar makes an extensive contribution to the economy of neighbouring Campo de Gibraltar while it also benefits significantly from Spanish expenditure on the Rock, according to the main conclusions of an economic study published this week.

Friday, September 18th 2009 - 03:38 UTC

Spain proposes strict fisheries sustainable management rules

Elena Espinosa called for multilateral action to fight IUU fishing

Spanish Minister of Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs (MARM), Elena Espinosa reiterated her government’s commitment to ensure the sustainability of marine resources and deemed it “crucial” to forge “rules of the game” that ensure “a sustainable management” in the international arena.

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