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Smokers count cost of habit

THE RETAIL price of cigarettes is on the rise. If a revised tax law passes, the price of a standard packet of 20 will go up Sk11 as of January 2006, the SITA news agency wrote.

Higher cigarette prices would generate Sk960 million (€24.6 million) in additional tax revenue, provided consumption levels remain the same.

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The three-time world champion will start the new season in a month's time in Australia.

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Slovak cybersecurity firm participated in global operation to disrupt malware system

Eset monitored malware and its impact on users over several years

UN committee: Slovakia still discriminates against Roma

Government should adopt measures to remove discrimination and segregation of the minority.

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Infertility in men is increasing with those in their 40s better off then those in their 20s

Treatment of infertility can cost tens, or even several thousand euros. Only part of the cost is covered by health insurance companies.

To be fertile, a man has to have 15 million sperms per milligram of ejaculate, of which 4 million must be healthy.