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United States vows to keep up pressure on Syria after missile strikes

United States vows to keep up pressure on Syria after missile strikes

Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a stern warning about the "inevitable negative consequences". It said the effectiveness of the strike was "extremely low" and Moscow suspended a bilateral agreement with the U.S. McMaster left open the possibility for further military action against Syria following a missile strike last week ordered by President Trump in response to the country's chemical attack against rebel forces that killed 87 people including children. Read More

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United Nations warns of mass starvation in Africa

United Nations warns of mass starvation in Africa

The warning is in light of droughts that are also affecting neighbouring countries and funding shortfalls so severe that an avoidable humanitarian crisis in the regions is becoming inevitable. In Yemen , which is experiencing the world's largest humanitarian crisis with nearly 19 million people in need of humanitarian help, around 17 million people are food insecure. Read More

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Trouble as Nigeria Meningitis Death Toll Approaches 500

Trouble as Nigeria Meningitis Death Toll Approaches 500

Sanusi said urgent steps should be taken to address the current situation whereby politicians lack vision, inspiration and care less about the plight of Nigerians . Both governors of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai and his Sokoto State counterpart, Aminu Tambuwal, have reaffirmed their commitments to fight the scourge of meningitis which has killed many recently. Read More

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North Carolina returns home to celebrate 6th NCAA title

North Carolina returns home to celebrate 6th NCAA title

Isaiah Hicks walked off the floor feeling as low as possible after last year's National Championship game, but he had his redeeming moment Monday night as North Carolina claimed the national title . "I really don't", he told reporters . Gonzaga's Zach Collins , hero of a semi-final win over SC, fouled out with 5:03 left in the game. It took all the rhythm out of the game and played a pretty big role in why neither team was able to find a groove offensively. Read More

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BC Liberals outline platform promises just ahead of provincial election

BC Liberals outline platform promises just ahead of provincial election

Broken down into demographics, the NDP were most popular with female respondents (41 per cent), and all voters aged 18 to 34 (43 per cent) and 35 to 54 (also 43 per cent). Meanwhile, B.C. Green leader Andrew Weaver, talked about the initial numbers into his popularity at the start of the provincial election campaign. Don't discount the impact he could have in this election. Read More

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Cosmopolitan Causes Controversy With Article About Cancer And Weight Loss

Cosmopolitan Causes Controversy With Article About Cancer And Weight Loss

The article didn't state directly that cancer helped the woman lose weight, only prompted her to find a weight loss regiment. A tweet from Cosmopolitan promoting the article boasted the same headline. "'I was never satisfied with my shape or weight, '" she says. Struggling with her weight gain, Harbinson went on a diet called "The Bod" and "lost 44 pounds without a single session at the gym". Read More

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SC order: Telecom industry body says don't panic, towers are safe

SC order: Telecom industry body says don't panic, towers are safe

The SC past year initiated a scrutiny of "deleterious" effects of radiation emanating from mobile towers and sought a report from the centre on several aspects including steps taken to enforce standards for such emissions. He added that the government of India in its affidavit also had provided evidence of the same, stating clearly that it has one of the strictest norms across the world on electromagnetic fields (EMF) emission from mobile towers. Read More

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Republican Ron Estes Wins Congressional Seat in Contested Race

That support proved invaluable: Just days before the election, his campaign spokesman said they received financial support from more than 8,500 people. Democratic National Committee member and Daily Kos member Chris Reeves said Tuesday that the blog set up its donation site last week. And these results especially can't be wielded as proof of national hatred brewing against President Trump and his administration. Read More

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New Jersey hospitals improve care in national survey

New Jersey hospitals improve care in national survey

The group's Hospital Safety Grade assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. They are based on a numerical score for calculated for each hospital based on a review of 30 patient safety measures. A full analysis of the data and methodology used is available on the Hospital Safety Score website . Read More

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There's going to be a Friends musical later this year

Judging by these song titles published by the Huffington Post (below), it's going to be more parody than tribute. After the success of the Friends-themed musical in Chicago previous year, a new stage show called Friends ! "The Musical!"? Will you be buying a ticket to see the show? The Musical Parody, and has not been endorsed by the creators of the show. Read More

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Lobbying Firm Registers as Foreign Agent for Ukraine Work

Maloni said that Manafort began talking to officials about the advisability of registering under the Foreign Agents Registration Act prior to the 2016 presidential election, and "received formal guidance recently from the authorities". But Trump's puzzling affection for Russian dictator Vladimir Putin - and Putin's subsequent efforts to intervene in the United States presidential campaign on Trump's behalf - cast Manafort's work in a somewhat different light. Read More

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Major League Baseball holiday uniforms: Pirates unveil five (yes, five) new combinations

Major League Baseball holiday uniforms: Pirates unveil five (yes, five) new combinations

Likewise the Father's Day events feature blue uniforms and help raise funds for prostate cancer research. The All-Star Game uniforms will have one other change. So, what do they look like? The road jersey is nearly the same, expect with a gray base and no piping on the collar. As for the All-Star Game itself, this year's caps come in a range of heathered colors that roughly correspond to Major League Baseball team colors, with gold team logos and a gold All-Star logo on the side. Read More

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Bandai Brings Back The Classic Tamagotchi Toy

Bandai Brings Back The Classic Tamagotchi Toy

For the most part the toy appears to be similar to the original in terms of design and colors. Also, the characters still look like how they did 20 years ago thanks to Bandai's decision to keep the low-resolution graphics. The basic premise was to care for a little digital animal which lived inside a small egg-like device. That is roughly equivalent to $17 each. The Tamagotchi, a pet inside a tiny egg computer on a keychain, was originally released worldwide in 1997. Read More

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Germany probes possible Islamist links to Dortmund bus attack

The letter "claims responsibility for what happened", prosecutor Sandra Luecke had said late Tuesday, saying "its authenticity is being verified". The match has been rescheduled for Wednesday, with a 17:45 BST kick-off. Captain Marcel Schmelzer said: "We're all in shock and our thoughts are with Marc". We were all in shock and no one was thinking about football anymore. Read More

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Full 4th Circuit to hear Trump's revised travel ban appeal

Appeals are typically heard first by a three-judge panel before they are possibly examined by all 15 judges. The Justice Department is arguing that a federal judge in Hawaii wrongly blocked the travel ban last month . Lawyers for the Trump Administration submit the ban lies within the president's executive authority, and constitutes a matter of national security. Read More

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Lok Sabha passes 'historic' bill ensuring equal rights to HIV-affected people

Lok Sabha passes 'historic' bill ensuring equal rights to HIV-affected people

Union health minister J P Nadda termed the unanimous passage of the Bill historic saying that the government is committed for free treatment of HIV patients. Asserting that India runs second largest Antiretroviral Theraphy (ART) programme in the world, the minister also said the government spent Rs 2000 crore on ART alone for such patients past year, while adding that there were 22,000 HIV testing centres in the country, which conducted 2.9 crore HIV tests, including 1.3 crore pregnant women. Read More

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Local travelers react to passenger being dragged from United flight

Local travelers react to passenger being dragged from United flight

In an email sent to employees, CEO Oscar Munoz said the passenger, Dr. David Dao, had been approached several times to leave and "became more and more disruptive and belligerent ". "What we saw does conflict with being customer-service oriented and giving people a good travel experience", he said. United Continental Holdings Inc shares fell as much as 4.4 percent on Tuesday, but recovered some losses and ended 1.1 percent lower. Read More

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What gray hair might say about a man's health

What gray hair might say about a man's health

So we know that grey hair is a part of getting older, but can it also definitely mean heart problems are in the future? The graying of hair was linked to heart disease in this new study . The amount of gray hair was graded using a 1-5 scale-1 being pure black hair to 5 being pure white hair. Each patients' grade was determined by two independent observers. Read More

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Indigenous Footballers Have Spoken Out About Racist Abuse From AFL Fans

Indigenous Footballers Have Spoken Out About Racist Abuse From AFL Fans

In the letter, the AFL players' indigenous advisory board said it had "had enough". 'If a club Member has been found to breach Port Adelaide's spectator code of conduct the offender's membership can be revoked indefinitely'. 'We know our game can do more, ' McLachlan said in a statement. "In listening to our playing group and our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players in particular, it is clear how damaging and impactful racism is to them and their families", Fagan said in a ... Read More

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Kate Bush's rep shoots down claims singer was turned down by Coachella

Kate Bush's rep shoots down claims singer was turned down by Coachella

The spokesperson said: "It was never Kate's intention to play any more shows than she did in London". You gotta do it! "Nobody is going to understand it", the festival curator allegedly said . Goldenvoice chief Paul Tollett set the record straight Tuesday about a couple of erroneous reports that surfaced just days before the 2017 edition of the annual desert festival in Indio is set to get under way on Friday. Read More

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'First human videobombed by fireball': Shooting meteor filmed over California

'First human videobombed by fireball': Shooting meteor filmed over California

The American Meteor Society log shows it received over 300 reports of a fireball , mostly in San Diego but stretching up the coast to Santa Barbara and inland to San Bernardino and Palm Desert. Minutes after the meteor lit up the sky, Demi said her small dog started barking uncontrollably. Just seven people reported hearing either a concurrent or delayed sound, AMS said. Read More

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A Rare Parasitic Worm Is Causing Worries In Hawaii

A Rare Parasitic Worm Is Causing Worries In Hawaii

This is all according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some environmentalists contend a new species, Parmarion martensi , a "semi-slug", might be the culprit. However, in the case of the unfortunate few who develop meningitis, symptoms include intense, throbbing migraines, numbness, tremor, and even death. Read More

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BMW, Mercedes pull ads from O'Reilly show on Fox News

Hyundai says it now has no ads on "The O'Reilly Factor ", but it pulled spots on future episodes. Hyundai , meanwhile, said that as a company it sought to partner with companies and programming that shared its values of inclusion and diversity: "We will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation as we plan future advertising decisions", it added in a statement . Read More

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'Game-changing' HIV drug approved for NHS Scotland

'Game-changing' HIV drug approved for NHS Scotland

If you take PrEP, or would like to, we'd like you to share your experiences and thoughts on NHS Scotland's move with us. Health experts say rolling out PrEP in the United Kingdom would be cost-effective if it leads to even a small reduction in HIV infections, as the lifetime cost of just one HIV infection can be up to £380,000. Read More

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Baby can be allowed to die against parents' wishes: Judge

Baby can be allowed to die against parents' wishes: Judge

Great Ormond Street Hospital said in a statement: 'We can not imagine how hugely distressing this time must be for Charlie's family who have been completely devoted to him since he came to our intensive care unit six months ago. Lawyers representing Great Ormond Street said treatment would continue until appeal decisions had been made. Meanwhile, users rushed to add their voice to thousands more, as one Twitter user wrote: "Thoughts with the parents of Charlie Gard". Read More

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