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Ancient people also had clogged arteries, mummy scans show

Scans of mummies from as long ago as 2,000 BC have revealed that ancient people also had clogged arteries, a condition blamed on modern vices like smoking, overeating and inactivity, a study said Monday. The finding, published in the Lancet medical journal, casts doubt on our understanding of the condition known as atherosclerosis that causes heart attacks and strokes.

REFILE-GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar near highs vs yen on jobs, Asian shares steady

* MSCI Asia ex-Japan steady, Nikkei hits fresh 4-1/2-year peak * Dollar near 3-1/2-year high against yen after solid jobs data * Mixed China data curb demand for riskier assets * European shares likely inch up By Chikako Mogi

WRAPUP 2-Syrian rebels pierce Assad's siege lines in Homs -opposition

(Adds media reports of Americans training rebels in Jordan) * Syrian refugee numbers could triple by year's end -UN * Opposition delays meeting to form government if Assad goes * Syrian jets bomb Raqqa after its capture by rebels * Twenty bodies found in Aleppo waterway By Khaled Yacoub Oweis

AFP World News Agenda

What's happening around the world on Monday: -- TOP STORIES -- + Britain denies hostage rescue attempt in Nigeria + 'Canadian Psycho' murder trial begins + Japan marks second tsunami anniversary LAGOS: Following developments after Britain denies trying to rescue a national held hostage in Nigeria by Ansaru, a Nigerian Islamist group whose claim to have killed seven foreign hostages appeared true, Britain, Italy and Greece said over the weekend (NIGERIA-UNREST-KIDNAP)

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Olympiakos seal 40th Greek title

(Adds details, quotes, byline) By Graham Wood ATHENS, March 10 (Reuters) - Olympiakos Piraeus clinched their 40th Super League title in impressive fashion with a 3-0 derby victory over AEK Athens at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium on Sunday. Two goals from Greece defender Avraam Papadopoulos and one from Algerian winger Djamel Abdoun enabled Olympiakos to overpower AEK and seal the Super League title as the Reds hold a 16-point lead over Asteras Tripolis with five matches left.

AFP World News Agenda

What's happening around the world on Monday: -- TOP STORIES -- + 'Canadian Psycho' murder trial begins + Japan marks second tsunami anniversary + US, S. Korea step up military drills MONTREAL: The most high-profile Canadian criminal case in years lands in a Montreal court as a former porn actor appears to face charges of slaying and dismembering a Chinese student. 1530 GMT (CANADA-CRIME-COURT-CHINA)

AFP Americas News Agenda for March 11

Duty Editor: Jim Mannion Tel: + 1 202 414 0541 What's happening in the Americas on Monday: + 'Canadian Psycho' murder trial begins MONTREAL: The most high-profile Canadian criminal case in years lands in a Montreal court as a former porn actor appears to face charges of slaying and dismembering a Chinese student. Picture. Video. 1530 GMT (CANADA-CRIME-COURT-CHINA)

RPT-ANALYSIS-Bellicose N.Korea forces China to shift stance on old friend

(Repeats story filed on Sunday, no change to text) By Ben Blanchard and Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING, March 10 (Reuters) - Six months ago China's state media was lauding North Korea as a great place to invest as both countries tried to promote a cross-border economic zone. One nuclear test, a long-range rocket launch and much sabre-rattling later and China is a central player in new U.N. sanctions against Pyongyang, something Chinese experts say marks a major shift in Beijing's policy toward its impoverished neighbour.

Princess Lilian of Sweden dies aged 97

Swedish Princess Lilian, who waited over three decades to marry her lifelong love Prince Bertil, passed away at her Stockholm home on Sunday at the age of 97, the royal palace announced Sunday. "It is with sorrow that I have learnt that H.R.H. (Her Royal Highness) Princess Lilian is dead," Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said in a statement. "A much loved and appreciated member of the royal family has now passed away," he added.

UPDATE 2-Soccer-Ronaldo double lifts Real to second in La Liga

* Portuguese nets twice in 2-1 success * Real climb above Atletico into second * Atletico beaten 1-0 at home to Sociedad (Adds Atletico result, quotes) By Iain Rogers MADRID, March 10 (Reuters) - Real Madrid followed up Tuesday's Champions League success at Manchester United by climbing above beaten city rivals Atletico into second in La Liga when Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice in a 2-1 win at second-bottom Celta Vigo on Sunday.
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