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Born to be fat?

Expectant mothers who watch their weight during pregnancy increase the chances their baby will maintain a

Dr. Sanjay Gupta

healthy weight throughout life, according to a study in the British journal The Lancet.

But when pregnant women overindulge and gain too much weight during their 9 months, they tend to give birth to heavier babies who are at higher risk for obesity as children and adults, the researchers…

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South Africa's lessons for Gaza

The Palestinian national movement has overlooked this question: does the Gaza Strip resemble the racist Bantustans

Does Gaza today resemble South Africa under apartheid? (Matthew Cassel)

By : Haidar Eid

of apartheid South Africa? During the apartheid era,…

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Baby Baiting

Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce, the father of SB 1070, has a new target in his cross hairs:

A US citizen must be 21 in order to sponsor the green card application of a parent or an immediate relative. Yet racists, nativists, and other right-wingers continue demonizing immigrants - this time women and children - in order to stoke fear and hatred, says Robin Templeton.…

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Muslim women leading a science revolution

Despite the recent barrage of news on the ridiculous niqab/hijab/burqa bans restricting women’s entry into

by Arwa Aburawa

education, it turns out that Muslim women are some of the best educated women in…

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US imposes sanctions on 21 'Iran-backed' firms

WASHINGTON - The United States slapped sanctions on 21 Iranian government firms





Treasury undersecretary Stuart Levey

US Treasury Department targets Iranian aid operations, banking, mining companies.

Tuesday, boosting pressure over the Islamic republic's nuclear program and alleged support…

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Gaza girls turn to fishing as rising poverty erodes barriers

Every morning the two girls wake up before dawn, row their wooden skiff out into Gaza's heavily-







'Girls like us have to work as fishermen despite the dangers'

Madeleine, 16, sister Reem, 13, brave gunfire to make ends meet for family in…

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When A Cultural Paradigm is Divisive

IN 1871,THE English anthropologist and social Darwinist E.B.Tylor formulated the generally accepted and classical

By: Ahmad Shakur

definition of the term ‘culture.' "Culture is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capability and habit acquired by man as a member of society."

The terms are compelling, but…

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CONTEMPLATING THE QUR’AN AND THE BURDEN OF SCHOLARS ....A Hidden Treasure

IT HAPPENED IN the Masjid of Madinah, the Mosque of the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu alayhe wa…

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Women take up arms in Iraq's wild west

Sporting a long blue dress and white headscarf, Umm Omar barely blinks as she whips out a pistol in

First Published 2010-08-03





First female insurgents & counter-insurgents, now armed housewives

Growing number of Iraqi…

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Israeli group finds 492 violations of settlement 'freeze'



JERUSALEM - The Israeli settlement watchdog Peace Now has documented 492 violations of a partial

First Published 2010-08-03





The question of settlements is still unsettled

Peace Now: Israeli government trying to ignore…

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Thinking Islamically About Our Environment

O humankind! Worship your Lord,who created you and those before you, so that you may become God-fearing.

By Moeen Ahmad

(Worship none but) the One who (alone) has made the…

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Ahmadinejad ready for 'face-to-face' talks with Obama

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday he was ready for face-to-face talks with his US

First Published 2010-08-02





'See whose solutions are better'

Iranian President calls on US counterpart to debate him on…

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The Sable Venus on the Middle Passage: Images of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

The following article by Michael Vannoy Adams is a presentation delivered at the congress of the International

Association for Analytical Psychology in Cape Town, August 15, 2007.

Among all archetypes, the journey is perhaps the most universal. Of course, there are always variations on themes. There is the external journey, and there is the internal journey. There are personal journeys, and there are…

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Malian community says France, Mauritania kidnapped civilians

BAMAKO, France — An Arab community in Mali has lodged a law suit against the French and Mauritanian armies

, accusing them of kidnapping two civilians after a raid against an Al-Qaeda base, an official said Friday.

"We have filed a complaint against the Mauritanian and French armies for the kidnapping and sequestration of two civilians, just after an attack on a camp in the northwest of Mali," Sidy Mohamed Ould Mohamed, a local councillor for Timbuktu and…

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Israeli soldier in court over Gaza war deaths

JAFFA, Israel - An Israeli soldier accused of killing two women waving white flags during the







A story of white-phosphors and white…
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Palestine Takes Center Stage in the Antiwar Movement

The United National Antiwar Conference, attended by 850 people from July 23 to 25, 2010 in Albany, New York,

Palestine is back at the heart of the antiwar movement.

By Andrew Pollack – New York

marked a sea change in the attitude of the antiwar movement…

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One-third of Yemenis going hungry

SANAA - Water scarcity, rapid population growth and internal conflicts are some of the main

First Published 2010-08-01





Highly vulnerable

'Alarming state of food insecurity' at national and local levels in poverty-hit Yemen.

factors causing an “alarming state of…

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UN experts fault Israel on human rights

GENEVA - A UN panel of experts called Friday on Israel to fall in line with international

First Published 2010-07-30





Israeli soldiers detain foreign peace activists

Israel urged to halt targeted killings, torture, army impunity, blockade of Gaza Strip.

norms on…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on July 31, 2010 at 5:53pm — No Comments

An Interview with Karima El-Amin (Part 1 of 2)

The Fourth of July is my birthday. Each year, I seek an activity which expounds on Frederick
Sister Karima Al-Amin
New Trend Exclusive: By Nadrat Siddique
Douglass’ renowned musing “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July” and my social…
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