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Australia to reopen WWII base to counter China influence

Australia will reopen a huge military base on Papua New Guinea that was used by the United States during World War II as part of its efforts to stave off China's growing influence in the region, according to The Times.Add updates, information or new sections to this story.How big is the base?What role will the United States play?Why is Australia anxious about China's role in the region?How has China increase its influence in the Asia-Pacific region lately?

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Kavanaugh accuser to testify in court next week

Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in 1982, has agreed to testify in the Supreme Court if conditions of the testimony are discussed beforehand.After being asked to testify on September 24, Debra Katz, Ford’s lawyer, said her client could appear later in the week "on terms that are fair and which ensure her safety."Appearing on Monday was "not possible" and the request to do so was "arbitrary," Katz told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday (Washington Post).Since accusing Kavanaugh of raping her in 1982 (Washington Post), Ford has received death threats. The professor and her family has also moved homes, according to Katz.Kavanaugh has vigorously denied the allegation.In a letter to the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Kavanaugh said he wanted a hearing as soon as possible, to "clear my name" (Washington Post). The hearing What we know about what will happen next weekHearin..

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Is hydrogen peroxide a proven cure for cancer?

The chemical hydrogen peroxide is used for a wide range of purposes such as teeth whitening and cleaning small scrapes and cuts. There are even claims it is able to cure cancer. The foundation of this claim is a theory that suggests one of the causes of cancer is the low levels of oxygen. Since Hydrogen peroxide is an oxygenating compound (a chemical that has oxygen), proponents of the use of hydrogen peroxide in the treatment of cancer claims it kills the cancer cells as it floods them with oxygen. The treatment option is also referred to as:Oxy Medicine Hyperoxygenation therapy Bio-oxidative therapy Oxidology Oxidative therapyThe link between oxygen, Hydrogen Peroxide and cancerOtto Heinrich Warburg won the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1931 for the discovery that cancer cells use a process that is referred to as glycolysis for the production of energy. On the other hand, the noncancerous cells use a process known as oxidative phosphorylation used for the production of ..

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