xinhua.com. "Researchers explain why red meat damages heart" - Gut bacteria can turn a nutrient found in red meat into metabolites that increase the risk of developing heart disease, according to a U.S. study out Tuesday that may lead to new strategies for safeguarding individuals' cardiovascular health.
dailymail.co.uk. “Wildlife filmmaker to be EATEN ALIVE by anaconda using snake-proof suit as cameras record it all” - It would not be everyone’s idea of getting an inside view of nature. But TV presenter Paul Rosolie has allowed himself to be swallowed alive by a snake for a documentary. The naturalist fed himself to a 30ft green anaconda in the Amazon jungle. However, the 26-year-old American took the precaution of donning a special snake-proof suit he devised to protect against the creature’s digestive juices. It is believed he was covered in pig’s blood to make himself appetising to anacondas, which usually eat wild pigs, deer, capybaras and caiman, and was pulled out by a cord attached to the suit.
reuters.com. “Beijing rolls out red carpet for APEC” - China hosts a slew of meetings in Beijing for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit while economic data releases give a look at the state of the Asian giant's health. Pamela Ambler reports.
xinhua.net. “Obama sends letter to Iran's supreme leader: media” - U.S. President Barack Obama has written to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to express a "shared interest" in fighting the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria, an American newspaper reported Thursday.
news.com.au. “US Presidential elections 2016: Who is in the running?” - SORRY Obama, the United States is moving on. With the midterms out of the way and the President officially a lame duck, for others the race is only just beginning. The end of the midterms signals game on for the 2016 presidential race, with the next few months expected to be a flurry of activity as candidates mobilise powerful allies and tap the millions of dollars it takes to make a President before the next election in November 2016.
news.com.au. 'Sponge better test for pre-cancer checks' - A TEST that involves swallowing a sponge on a string provides a reliable way of diagnosing a pre-cancerous condition of the oesophagus, or food pipe, research has shown. THE Cytosponge proved safe and accurate in a study of more than 600 patients with Barrett's Oesophagus. The condition is caused by acid coming up from the stomach and is a serious risk factor for oesophageal cancer.
rt.com. "25 things you probably didn’t know about Berlin Wall" - It's one the most potent symbols of the 20th century, which fell exactly 25 years ago. But how much do you know about that great divider, the Berlin Wall?