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Bacteria from slim people could help treat obesity, study finds. Experiments show microbes from thin or fat people's intestines can cause mice to lose or gain weight: http://gu.com/p/3th5j/tw

Haruki Murakami emerges as Nobel prize for literature favourite http://gu.com/p/3tfpv/tw

Nelson Mandela released from hospital

Nelson Mandela has been discharged from the Pretoria hospital where he had been receiving treatment since June, the South African president's office said Sunday.<p>He will continue his recovery at home.<p>"Madiba's condition remains critical and is at times unstable," President Jacob Zuma's office said, …

Analysis: Can the UK legally attack Syria?

<b>The note released by the government setting out its position on the legality of military intervention has the feel of a position formed, in part, by hard lessons learnt from the UK's involvement in the Iraq War. And it will divide top international lawyers.</b><p>Back in 2003, the big question that the …

Middle East

It Pays To Exercise

A little sweat can pay off in big ways.<p>How's this for sweat equity: Women who worked out moderately for 20 to 30 minutes three or more times a week earned 9 percent more than those who didn't, according to one study cited in a <i>Journal of Labor Research</i> paper. Here are just a few of the ways exercise …

Does Obama know he’s fighting on al-Qa’ida’s side?

If Barack Obama decides to attack the Syrian regime, he has ensured – for the very first time in history – that the United States will be on the same …

Mumbai gang-rape: five held over attack on photo-journalist

A woman working on an assignment to photograph old buildings in Mumbai was raped by five men on Thursday evening in an abandoned textile mill, provoking national outrage similar to that following last year's fatal gang-rape of a physiotherapist in Delhi.<p>The photojournalist was working on a photo …

Fukushima operator reveals leak of 300 tonnes of highly contaminated water

Frantic efforts to contain radioactive leaks at the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have been dealt another blow after its operator said about 300 tonnes of highly contaminated water had seeped out of a storage tank at the site.<p>The leak is the worst such incident since the March 2011 …

Beauty Breakdown: All About BB, CC & DD Creams

Get all the details on BB, CC, and DD creams — and the best ones to buy of each!<p>Get all the details on BB, CC, and DD creams — and the best ones to buy of each!

Eat These 7 Foods to Look Years Younger

We inject, lather, scrub, gulp, and zap to stay young, but it's what goes into our body that's most important. We chatted with Junelle Lupiani, R.D., Nutritionist at Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson to find out which foods are the best anti-agers.<p>Botox, once referred to as the end-all, be-all of …

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Wake Up With Me in NYC

To Wheat or Not to Wheat

Is eliminating this ubiquitous grain the key to weight management—and to curing so much more that ails us? Sari Botton decodes the wheat belly diet.<p>It's something you see more and more: Brunch companions shunning the muffin basket. Houseguests calling ahead to ask if you'll be serving pasta. …