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- Meditation stronger than drugs for pain reliefA new study claims meditating for one hour has a powerful effect on the brain for reducing perception of pain, Kazakhstan Today reports.
- Geithner warns U.S. to hit debt ceilingU.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Tuesday a failure to raise the debt ceiling in a timely way would push interest rates higher and spark "a financial crisis potentially more severe than the crisis from which we are only starting to recover."
- Men and women look more alike todayScientists who looked at skulls of men and women dating back to the 16th century found the facial structure of women in particular has changed and become noticeably larger than their older counterparts, Kazakhstan Today reports.
- Belarusians dump currency as devaluation rumors spreadPeople in Belarus are exchanging their Belarusian rubles for hard currency, gold, cars, and nonperishables as rumors spread of an upcoming devaluation of the country's currency, RFE/RL's Belarus Service reports.
- Restless legs may be a sign of heart risksDoctors warn restless legs could be a sign of a hidden heart problem, Kazakhstan Today reports.
- Ecuador demands U.S. envoy leave over WikiLeaksEcuador on Tuesday demanded the U.S. ambassador leave the country, declaring the envoy "persona non grata" over U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks, Kazakhstan Today reports.
- Fasting for 24 hours may cut your risk of heart disease and diabetesRegularly going a day without food may reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes, research has suggested, Kazakhstan Today reports.
- Libyan rebel leaders disappointed by NATO's effortsA rebel military leader has condemned NATO for being slow in its mission to protect civilians in Libya, Kazakhstan Today reports.
- Arctic's ozone thinner by 40%The Arctic ozone layer suffered a loss of about 40 percent from the beginning of winter to late March, up from the previous record of about 30 percent over the entire winter, according to the World Meteorological Organisation, Kazakhstan Today reports.
- Berlusconi sells ColosseumChairman of the Council of Ministers of Italy Silvio Berlusconi handed the famous Roman Coliseum in the property owner Diego Della Valle for 25 million euros, Kulture Live reported.
- Kazakhstan to delay work on Kashagan oil fieldKazakhstan is considering a three-year halt to work on the main phase of the super-giant Kashagan oil field development, Kazakhstan Today reports.
- Japan nuclear plant stops highly radioactive leakEngineers have stopped highly radioactive water leaking into the sea from a crippled Japanese nuclear power plant, its operator reports on Wednesday, Kazakhstan Today reports.
- CEC registers Nazarbayev as president electThe Central Election Commission (CEC) of Kazakhstan has registered Nursultan Nazarbayev as the country's president elect, Kazakhstan Today reports.