January 20, 2005

A new BBC poll of 22,000 people from 21 countries showed 58% believed Bush's re-election made the world more dangerous. Only three countries -- India, the Philippines and Poland -- thought the world was safer. Bush got his lowest rating (just 6% support) from Turkey, the only Muslim democracy in the Middle East.

For the first time, cancer has surpassed heart disease as the top killer of Americans under 85. Death rates for both are falling, but improvement has been more dramatic for heart disease. In 2002, 476,009 Americans under 85 died of cancer compared with 450,637 who died of heart disease.

According to a British Government minister, another earthquake and tsunami can be expected to strike south Asia within the next 50 years. That's real helpful.

Yahoo has reported its quarterly profit nearly quintupled as online advertising took business from television, search services grew. Net income rose to $373 million, or 25 cents a share, boosted by the sale of some shares in Google. Revenue, excluding fees Yahoo pays to its advertising partners, rose to $785 million from $511 million a year earlier.

A 38-year-old woman in Brazil gave birth Wednesday to a boy that weighs 17 pounds. Before all the moms pass out, I should tell you the baby was delivered by Caesarean section.

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