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UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet

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LONDON (AP) — New guidelines from the World Health Organization are enough to kill anyone's sugar high. The U.N. health agency says the worl... Full Story

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  • UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet
    UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet

    LONDON (AP) — New guidelines from the World Health Organization are enough to kill anyone's sugar high. The U.N. health agency says the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their intake to just six to 12 teaspoons per day — an amount that could be exceeded with a single can of sod.

  • Coal mine blast kills at least 24 in war-torn east Ukraine
    Coal mine blast kills at least 24 in war-torn east Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A rebel-held city scarred by months of conflict in eastern Ukraine suffered more tragedy Wednesday when a methane gas explosion in a coal mine killed at least 24 workers and left nine missing.

  • Official says China to boost military budget by 10 percent
    Official says China to boost military budget by 10 percent

    BEIJING (AP) — China's official military budget will grow by about 10 percent in the coming year, a legislative spokeswoman said Wednesday, amid unease among Beijing's neighbors about its growing might and territorial ambitions.

  • Kerry pushes back on Israeli criticism of Iran nuke talks
    Kerry pushes back on Israeli criticism of Iran nuke talks

    MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. officials sought Wednesday to tamp down expectations of a substantial preliminary nuclear deal with Iran by the March deadline while working to move past the political dust kicked up by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's criticism of an emerging agreement' contours.

  • Microsoft co-founder says he found sunken Japan WWII warship
    Microsoft co-founder says he found sunken Japan WWII warship

    TOKYO (AP) — Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found the wreckage of a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago, he said Wednesday.

  • How much sugar is in that? 7 foods with added sugar
    How much sugar is in that? 7 foods with added sugar

    NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say people should eat less sugar. But that's easier said than done.

  • Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish
    Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish

    ROME (AP) — In dramatic sea rescues north of Libya, a flotilla of ships saved more than 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, Italian officials said Wednesday.

  • Russian court keeps hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot in jail
    Russian court keeps hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot in jail

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court refused Wednesday to release a Ukrainian military officer who has been on hunger strike in a Russian prison since mid-December and has become a national hero in Ukraine.

  • Rights body scolds France, saying spanking kids is a no-no

    PARIS (AP) — Scolding France like a wayward child, Europe's top human rights body says French laws aren't clear enough that spanking is a big no-no.

  • AP Interview: Artist Vilks says Denmark attack changed all
    AP Interview: Artist Vilks says Denmark attack changed all

    MALMO, Sweden (AP) — Lars Vilks was used to tight security even before, with round-the-clock police protection at his home in southern Sweden. But after the deadly Feb. 14 attack against a free-speech seminar in Copenhagen, he lives under security measures that seem almost absurd in peaceful Sweden with heavily armed bodyguards moving him from one secret location to another.

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