Global Edition. April 24, 2014  Updated: 55 min ago
    Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn. Informally named "Peggy," the object may be a new moon.

      ECB Exchange Rates (April 24, 2014)
    1 EUR=1.3820USD -0.00140graph »
    1 EUR=0.82300GBP -0.00090graph »
    1 EUR=1.2203CHF +0.00050graph »
    1 EUR=8.6381CNY +0.01110graph »
    1 EUR=84.4195INR -0.15470graph »
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      Key ECB Interest Rates, effective from November 13, 2013
      Deposit facility 0.0000 % p.a.  +0.0000  
      Marginal lending facility 0.7500 % p.a.  -0.2500  
      Main refinancing operations (fixed) 0.2500 % p.a.  -0.2500  

      NY Foreign Exchange Noon Rates of April 18, 2014
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    1 GBP=1.6792USD -0.00170graph »
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    1 USD=6.2240CNY +0.00520graph »
    1 USD=60.2900INR +0.0000graph »
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    Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has made over 199,519 World Soccer Cup 2014 tickets available for on-line sales as of Tuesday (Apr. 15). They apply to 54 out of the total 64 matches of the competition, which will take place in 12 Brazilian host cities from June 12 to July 13 this year.
    A high-protein diet during middle age was associated with higher mortality in a new study. In adults over 65, however, a high-protein diet was linked to lower mortality. A team led by Dr. Valter Longo at the University of Southern California set out to explore the link between dietary protein and mortality.
    Heart block is a problem that occurs with the heart's electrical system. This system controls the rate and rhythm of heartbeats. Heart block occurs if the electrical signal is slowed or disrupted as it moves from the upper to the lower chambers of the heart.
    Heart valve disease is a disease in which one or more of your heart valves don't work properly. The heart has four valves: the tricuspid, pulmonary, mitral, and aortic valves. These valves have tissue flaps that open and close with each heartbeat. The flaps make sure blood flows in the right direction through your heart's four chambers and to the rest of your body.
    Palpitations are feelings that your heart is skipping a beat, fluttering, or beating too hard or too fast. You may have these feelings in your chest, throat, or neck. They can occur during activity or even when you're sitting still or lying down.
    Vaccines provide safe, cost-effective, and efficient means of preventing illness, disability, and death from infectious diseases.
    Humans can distinguish more than 1 trillion scents, according to new research. The findings show that our sense of smell is far more discriminating than previously thought.
    Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" -- the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zone of stars other than our sun.
    Many of us would love to believe that chocolate is a health food. Maybe you’ve heard or read about its potential benefits. Eating chocolate may have some health pluses, but the research is far from certain. The drawbacks, on the other hand, are clear. Think twice before you reach for that tempting treat.
    High winds propelled a wildfire through parts of Valparaiso, Chile, on April 13, 2014. It quickly became the largest fire in the history of this port city.
    For the second consecutive business day, the dollar has closed at its lowest price against the real in almost six months. On Monday (Apr. 7), it sold at R$2.22, hitting a bottom from the R$2.192 in October 30. In total, the US currency has decreased 5.45% over the past 30 days and 6% so far this year.
    A mineral compound has been developed to produce a fertilizer which increases agricultural productivity at reduced environmental impact. The material also provides benefits for irrigation. It reduces irrigation needs by 50% of the cycle. The study went on to compare the use of other urea (ammonia)-added material commonly used in agriculture to the zeolite compound.
    Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels, Russia starts drill near border
    SLAVIANSK, Ukraine/ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow rebels on Thursday as they closed in on the separatists' military stronghold in the east and Russia launched army drills near the border in response, raising fears its troops would invade.
    Iranians face midnight fuel price surge as subsidies cut
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranians have rushed to gas stations to fill their cars before a price surge expected at midnight on Thursday, as President Hassan Rouhani pushes ahead with a policy to cut fuel subsidies.
    At least six killed as poll violence hits restive Indian regions
    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - At least six police and poll officials were killed in India in two attacks on Thursday, one in a region hit by a Maoist insurgency and the other in Kashmir, the mainly-Muslim region where many voters are boycotting the election.
    Facebook acquires fitness tracking mobile app Moves
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc has acquired the maker of a mobile app that can track the distance consumers walk or run and measure the calories burned, giving the social networking company an entree into the nascent market for fitness and health monitoring technology.
    Money manager Vilar's gets new, longer 10-year prison term
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Money manager and arts patron Alberto Vilar was resentenced on Thursday to 10 years in prison, a year longer than previously, in connection with his 2008 conviction for fraud and money laundering.
    Verizon profit misses expectations, shares fall
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc's reluctance to offer mass discounts in a near-saturated mobile market is costing it new subscribers, analysts said on Thursday as the largest U.S. wireless carrier missed Wall Street's profit expectations.
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