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How China treats the Muslims in Jails: Forced to Drink Alcohol and Eat Pork

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Former inmates have told of the horror after being detained in China’s indoctrination camps for Muslims, where they were physically and mentally tortured. Around 900,000 to one million Muslims are estimated to have been detained in such re-education camps in China’s western province of Xinjiang as Beijing tries to clamp down on potential separatist movements. Omir Bekali and Kayrat Samarkand,... 

Norway’s oldest man, 107, shares his secrets for long life: Wine and Cigarettes

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While the hunt for the fountain of youth continues, Norway’s newly-crowned oldest man, George Melford Nygaard, has shared his thoughts on the secret to a long and fulfilling life without missing out on the finer things. Following the death of Torbjorn Ovrebo last week, Nygaard officially became Norway’s oldest man at the age of 107. He will celebrate his 108th birthday on January 12. In 2017,... 

Brits Told to Cut Down on Their Alcohol as Drinking Becomes A Huge Problem in the UK

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The British government has issued guidelines on how much alcohol adults should drink, for the first time in twenty years. The UK’s chief medical officer says women should drink no more than seven glasses of wine a week, whereas men should drink no more than the equivalent to six pints of beer. Alcohol is one of Britain’s biggest health problems, with binge drinking being a prime cause of anti-social... 

Alcohol kills 88,000 Americans every year

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The problem of alcoholism is gathering pace by leaps and bounds in the United States. Spokespeople for the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle said that many Americans have developed a greater fondness for alcohol during the recent years. Heavy drinking among Americans increased 17.2 percent between 2005 and 2012. Binge drinking increased 8.9 percent nationally during the same time... 

Cancer cases to reach 24 mn yearly by 2035: WHO

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has predicted that the number of different cases of cancer across the globe would soar to 24 million a year by 2035. The urgent priority is to identify and tackle the causes of cancer, which are mainly linked to people’s lifestyle, WHO emphasized. While fourteen million people a year are currently diagnosed with cancer, it is estimated the number will increase... 

Russian Senators seek demographic fix

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Russia is looking to keep alcohol out of the hands of the youth As Russia searches for ways to improve its demographic situation, a group of senators is taking aim against teenage drinking. On a recent Friday night in the subuirbs of Moscow, Igor Andrianov, 17, is sharing a one-liter bottle of beer with a group of friends on a park bench. Although the legal drinking age in Russia is 18, Andrianov says... 

Saudi Arabia Issues Warning to Non-Muslims on Ramadan

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Millions of Muslim believers gather in Mecca (Saudi Arabia) yearly to celebrate the monthlong Ramadan holiday Saudi authorities are warning non-Muslim expatriates against eating, drinking or smoking in public during Ramadan, the monthlong sunrise-to-sunset fast or face expulsion. The Interior Ministry of the oil-rich kingdom is calling on non-Muslims to “show consideration for feelings of Muslims”... 

Islamist parties call for ban on Westerners drinking, wearing bikinis on Egyptian beaches

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On the way out? Tourists lap up the sunshine at Naama Bay, Sharm el-Sheikh. Islamist parties want to stop Westerners drinking alcohol and wearing skimpy beachwear Bargain holidays for Westerners looking to get a bit of sunshine and a drink by the pool in the winter could be a thing of the past on Egypt’s Red Sea coast. The Muslim Brotherhood, which won success in the first round of parliamentary... 

Alcohol causes cancer, British scientists reports

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At least 13,000 cancers in the UK every year are the result of people’s drinking habits, according to one of the largest studies ever carried out into diet and cancer. The research, carried out across eight European countries including the UK, has found that thousands of cancers could be prevented if men had the equivalent of no more than two drinks a day and women had no more than one. Nearly... 
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