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Deborah Charles

Bush recognises Kosovo, says will bring peace

United States President George Bush on Tuesday recognised the independence of Kosovo from Serbia and said it would bring peace to the Balkans. Bush said during an African tour in Dar es Salaam that the United States would soon establish full diplomatic relations with the majority Albanian country.

Edwards drops out of White House race

Democratic candidate John Edwards abandoned his United States presidential bid on Wednesday, while among Republicans challenger Mitt Romney vowed to keep up his struggle to overtake newly crowned front-runner John McCain. Edwards's decision effectively narrows both the Democratic and Republican field to two realistic candidates apiece.

Want to prevent colds? Start exercising

A long-term moderate exercise programme can reduce the risk of colds among older women, United States researchers said on Thursday. Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre found that post-menopausal women who worked out regularly had about half the risk of colds as those who did not exercise.

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