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Could arthritis drug combat Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's affects 35 million people worldwide and billions have been spent on research – to little avail. But an unconventional approach based on a 30-year-old evolutionary theory might provide a way forward<p>At the beginning of next year, Clive Holmes will attempt to do something remarkable. But …

Over 50 and out of work: Program seeks to help long-term unemployed

<i>By Nona Willis Aronowitz, NBC News contributor</i><p>When Bret Lane was laid off from his telecommunications sales job after 16 years, he wasn’t worried. He’d never been unemployed for more than a few days since he started working as a teenager. But months passed, and he couldn’t find a job. One day, he …

The housewives taking on militants in Kashmir

<b>Tucked away in the northern-most recesses of the insurgency-hit region of Kashmir, a community is fighting a little-known battle to keep Islamist militants at bay. And the charge is led by none other than a band of housewives.</b><p>During the last three years, these women have conducted a sustained and …

Pakistan

Death toll rises as fighting continues in Tripoli

After more than 450 people were injured in Friday's clashes, further gunfights between militia on streets of Triploi sees death toll rise to 43 and government repeat calls for restraint<p>Fresh clashes erupted in Tripoli on Saturday as the death toll from a shoot-out at an anti-militia protest rose to …