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Added On April 12, 2013

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TITLE: MILAN INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE FAIR

The Milan International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition kicked off on Tuesday.

Designers believe innovation is the important solution during the ongoing difficult times.

The 52nd edition of the world famous fair will continue its tradition -- offering the best designs.

From classic exhibits to "re-edition" exhibits with new designs and different materials, over 2,500 exhibitors show their new concepts and good ideas.

Today, more people consider that the design is not only an "elite preserve," but a variety of products for all tastes and classes.

The exhibition will attract over 300,000 visitors from different countries.

TITLE: U.S. POST OFFICE KEEPS SATURDAY DELIVERY 

People can still get mail on Saturdays, according to the U.S. Postal Service. Officials Wednesday said Congress denied the U.S Postal Service's proposal to eliminate Saturday mail delivery.

The USPS planned to end Saturday mail delivery in August, claiming it would have saved two billion dollars a year. The USPS reported a loss of 15.9 billion in fiscal year 2012, followed by a net loss of 1.3 billion dollars in the first quarter of fiscal year 2013.
 
The USPS board of governors expressed their disappointment with the decision since they believe that it is not possible to meet significant cost reduction goals without changing the delivery schedule.

Different from Fedex and UPS, the post office is a government agency without receiving any tax dollars. This is not the first time Congress barred its plan to cut costs. The U.S. senate passed a bill in April last year trying to resolve the postal crisis, but the law has since stalled in Congress.

TITLE: TEST-TUBE BABY PIONEER DIES

British scientist Robert Edwards, known as the "father" of the first test-tube baby in the world, died on Wednesday aged 87..

Robert Edwards was awarded a Nobel prize for his pioneering work in developing in vitro fertilization (IVF). In cooperation with his colleague Patrick Steptoe, he helped produce the birth of the first "test-tube baby," Louise Brown, in 1978.

The invention made the dream of having a baby come true for millions of people worldwide as figures show that about 4 million babies have been born with the help of IVF treatment.

Born in Yorkshire in northern England on September 27, 1925, into a working-class family, Edwards served in the British army during World War II before returning home to study agricultural sciences and then animal genetics.

Building on earlier research which showed that egg cells from rabbits could be fertilized in test tubes when sperm was added, Edwards developed the same technique for humans.

In a laboratory in Cambridge in 1968, he first saw life created outside the womb in the form of a human blastocyst, an embryo that has developed for five to six days after fertilization.

His many honors include being made a Fellow of the Royal Society, Britain's foremost science institution, in 1984. He was appointed an emeritus professor at Cambridge in 1989.