Global Edition. April 24, 2014  Updated: 59 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.
    Finance

      ECB Exchange Rates (April 23, 2014)
    1 EUR=1.3834USD +0.00170graph »
    1 EUR=0.82390GBP +0.00340graph »
    1 EUR=1.2198CHF -0.00160graph »
    1 EUR=8.6270CNY +0.00950graph »
    1 EUR=84.5742INR +0.60830graph »
    1 EUR=141.46JPY -0.23000graph »

      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
    1 EUR=1.3816USD -0.00160graph »
    1 GBP=1.6792USD -0.00170graph »
    1 USD=0.8832CHF +0.00200graph »
    1 USD=6.2240CNY +0.00520graph »
    1 USD=60.2900INR +0.0000graph »
    1 USD=102.4300JPY +0.21000graph »
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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.
    Politics
    Obama to use Japan visit to reassure Asian allies
    TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will use a state visit to Japan on Thursday to try to reassure Asian allies of his commitment to ramping up U.S. engagement in the region, despite Chinese complaints that his real aim is to contain Beijing's rise.
    Syria eyes end of chemical arms monitoring mission; West disagrees
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria declared on Wednesday that it was looking ahead to the dismantling of the international mission overseeing the destruction of the conflict-torn country's chemical arsenal, though Western officials said they want the team to keep working.
    Australia transport bureau says beach debris not from MH370
    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Debris picked up on a beach in Western Australia this week is unlikely to have come from the Malaysian Airlines jet that vanished nearly seven weeks ago, Australia's transport bureau said on Thursday.
    Business
    Qualcomm faces China bribery allegations from U.S. regulator
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Leading mobile chipmaker Qualcomm said on Wednesday it could face a civil action from U.S. authorities over alleged bribery of officials associated with state-owned companies in China.
    Tech sector brightens as Apple jumps 8 percent
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian markets could get a lift on Thursday after tech heavyweights Apple and Facebook beat Wall Street expectations, sending their stock up sharply and boosting Nasdaq futures.
    Bipartisan group slams U.S. SEC for resisting email privacy reform
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of liberals and conservatives is lashing out at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for pushing back against legislation that would force government agencies to get warrants before they access the email of people under investigation.
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