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Trump seeks decisive action against Taliban

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Trump has said he wanted to shift from a time-based approach in Afghanistan to one based on conditions on the ground. Six gunmen were killed. Yesterday's attack was in a heavily protected parts of the city, close to foreign embassies and government buildings, and was the worst atrocity since a truck carrying explosives detonated outside the German embassy killing 150 people in May. Read More »

First cloned monkeys born in China

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They were named Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua - stemming from the word "chzhunhua", or China, Chinese. "I and many other neuroscientists believe that primate genetic models will be better for understanding human brain disorders and for developing new treatments compared to mouse models, because the brains of monkeys are more similar to those of humans", he added. Read More »

Day 2 of IPL auction to begin

Royal Challengers Bangalore has Rs. 49 crores. Mustafizur Rahman bought for Mumbai India of Rs 2.2 Crores. On the other hand, Australian spinner Adam Zampa West Indies Samuel Badree New Zealand's Ish Sodhi and Tim Southee, Sri Lanka legend Lasith Malinga , India's Ishant Sharma, Australia's Mitchell Johnson and Josh Hazlewood all went unsold. Read More »

Parents shouldn't provide teens with alcohol

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While the impact of the quantity of alcohol supplied by parents is yet to be published, the latest study reveals that even sips of alcohol given by parents double the odds of children receiving alcohol from other sources in the subsequent year, with the impact even greater if parents supplied whole drinks. Read More »

Saudi Arabian beauty contest bans camels over Botox injections

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Have you ever found yourself wondering aloud, "can a camel get a Botox injection?" According to Newsweek, one of the issues raised at the festival is that if a camel who has been injected with botox is sold to a buyer at a high price and the effect wears off after a few months has been compared to athletes who use performance-enhancing drugs. Read More »

Burned Bears: Fish Skin Wraps Healed Burns Faster After Wildfire

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They could hardly stand due to pain. Fish skin, which contains collagen, has already been used by doctors in Brazil to treat human burns but the technique is not yet approved for use in the US. Inspired by a Brazilian practice, the team made a decision to use sterilized tilapia skin sutured over the wounds as a temporary second-skin. In addition to a homemade burn salve, Peyton created a process of sterilizing the fish skin, which is why it did not occur to the bears that they woke up ... Read More »

Penn State upsets No. 13 Ohio State at the buzzer

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Stoughton, Wisc. native Cole Hults picked up the secondary assist on Penn State's 100th goal of the season. Whoever does end up getting the job will have a tough act to follow in Gattis, who was consistently known as the staff's top recruiter in addition to being well liked by players and coaches alike. Read More »

Spike in birth defects linked to Zika virus

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CDC looked at almost 1 million births in 2016 in 15 U.S. states and territories, including Florida (select southern counties), Georgia (select metro-Atlanta counties), Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York (excluding New York City), North Carolina (select regions), Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas (select regions), Utah, and Vermont. Read More »

Philippines braced for Three-month-long volcano emergency

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We can not sleep soundly at night. "It sounded like an airplane that's about to land", Quintin Velardo, a 59-year-old farmer, told The Associated Press at an evacuation centre in Legazpi city where he took his wife, children and grandchildren on Tuesday. Read More »

Swatting Mosquitoes Teaches Them To Avoid You

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First, the mosquitoes were exposed to a variety of scents, taken from a variety of humans as well as rats and chickens. Later, mosquitoes flew upwind and had to choose between the smell of a tasty human - which they previously preferred - and a control odor. Read More »

CDC: Flu season rivals severity of 2014

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This flu season is shaping up to be a high severity season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Or there may be some degree of mutation in the virus that hasn't been detected yet, said the CDC's Dr. One unusual feature of this year's flu is that it has stayed widespread across the country for three weeks running, instead of popping up in one region and then another. Read More »

Pelicans C reportedly out for season with torn Achilles tendon

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Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry confirmed the injury after the game, saying the severity wouldn't be known until an MRI is performed Saturday. The injury, which occurred with 12 seconds left in the game, all but squelched the jubilation from the Pelicans and their fans, who otherwise would have been celebrating not just a victory over the team with the NBA's second-best record, but a fourth straight victory overall and seventh in eight games. Read More »

Canine named Violet virtually dies from burns brought on by hair dye

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Good thing Violet was peacefully anesthetized (sic). When the staff shaved of animal's hair they found that the skin was in brutal condition and starts getting slough off. "We can only assume because we dont know what actually happened or why they did it", Brightwell said. Our pets are lovely just the way they are - and frankly, if you think otherwise, you might want to reconsider taking the responsibility of caring for an animal. Read More »

Spread of flu prompts executive order in NY

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This year's flu season has been responsible for at least 74 deaths across the state and for sending 55 Muskogee County residents to the hospital, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. There are ample supplies available throughout the state. A total of 94 deaths in SC were attributed to the flu during last year's season. It takes about 2 weeks following the administration of the vaccine for the recipient to develop protection from the flu. Read More »

Vulnerable groups urged to get flu vaccine

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The medical field had long suspected the correlation between the flu and heart attack , but could not establish the connection until Kwong and his research team confirmed it in their study . Aussie flu is still circulating in the United Kingdom, latest figures from Public Health England (PHE) have revealed. If you regularly interact with such people, you can help protect them by getting a flu shot . Read More »

'An Ex-Jailbird': Siddaramaiah's Latest Dig at BJP Chief Amit Shah

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Can he present facts about the so-called corruption charges against me or my Govt? The 84-year old veteran, who served as Prime Minister from June, 1996 to April, 1997, was at his critical best as he took on the Congress regime ahead of the Assembly polls in the State which are to be held soon. Read More »

Dog flu a serious concern in Ohio

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Kwong said . While over 60,000 samples testing positive for influenza have been reported since monitoring for the virus began on October 1, a total of 30 children have died from in 2018 in the USA, the CDC said. While peak activity has passed, Hoyano said the health authority was prepared for the high volume of flu cases seen this year. The CDC will put out a report in February that indicates the effectiveness of the flu shot . Read More »

Alaska Air Group, Inc. - ALK - Stock Price Today

Several analysts have released their opinion on Alaska Air Group, Inc . (NYSE:ALK) shares price fell -6.88% during latest trading session. Analysts' mean recommendation for the stock is 2.10 (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Read More »

Sri Lanka bowl out Bangladesh for 82 in tri-series

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Apart from Shakib's appointment, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) also announced its squad for first Test against Sri Lanka starting January 31. Shakib Al Hasan returned as captain after he was rested for the South Africa Tests past year while Mosaddek Hossain and Kamrul Islam were also recalled. Read More »

Karnataka bandh on Jan 25 'politically motivated', says BJP

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The statewide bandh called by pro-Kannada outfits demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention in the inter-state Mhadei river water row with neighbouring Goa disrupted normal life in most parts of Karnataka on Thursday. But if this project is to be carried forward it is supposed to improve the water supply in the Hubli-Dharwad region of Northern Karnataka. However, the buses to Hyderabad, which have to pass through Karnataka, moved during the early hours today before the ... Read More »

Curcumin improves memory and mood, new UCLA study says

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This boost in bioavailability addresses curcumin's relatively poor solubility and absorption from the gut, leading suppliers to focus on optimising its delivery and its metabolites for supplement and functional foods. Additionally, 30 of the subjects - 15 of whom who were receiving curcumin - had positron emission tomography (PET) scans of their brain at the beginning and end of the study. Read More »

Monkeys finally cloned using Dolly the sheep technique

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Now that hole has been filled. The two cloned long-tailed macaque monkeys , both female and named Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, were produced at a primate research facility under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Shanghai late previous year. Read More »

17 more die in SC from the flu in the past week

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Tulsa County leads the state in number of flu hospitalizations with 481 and deaths with 15. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness spread mainly through tiny droplets when people talk, cough, or sneeze, according to the Centers for Disease Control . Read More »

PADMAAVAT gets full security for release in Mumbai

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He wrote, "Children of my country shiver with fear and cry....as karni Sena attacks a school bus ...." Those opposing a film they hadn't even seen went to the extent of attacking hapless schoolchildren riding home in their school bus in Gurgaon, and the poor kids were left cowering behind bus seats as stones were thrown at them. Read More »

Rise in violent crime and sex offences across England and Wales

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The recently established Operational Support Unit, which encompasses the previous Road Crime Team, will ensure there will be no let-up in taking the fight to those who intend to inflict misery in our area. "The truth is, the public are now being forced to pay the price for the reckless risk the Tories took with public safety when they slashed 20,000 officers". Read More »

One cigarette a day 'can increase cardiovascular risk'

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Experts say there is no safe level of smoking kick the habit completely instead of cutting down. Among women, the corresponding figures were 31% and 34%. "Those who try to cut down with the aid of nicotine, whether from nicotine replacement treatment or an e-cigarette, are more likely to stop eventually and thus really reduce their risks from smoking", he said. Read More »

Boston park ban all things Eagles ahead of the Super Bowl

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According to videos posted online , Alexa responds: "I'm flying with the Eagles with this one because of their relentless defense and the momentum they've been riding off their underdog status". Pittsburgh was the AFC's best team that year; Arizona was expected to be one-and-done in the playoffs. Grugier-Hill was the Patriots' sixth-round draft pick out of Eastern Illnois University in 2016. Read More »

Gin and tequila keep Diageo in high spirits despite exchange rate headwinds

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Operating profit gained 6%, beating the 4.8% estimate. Sales of Johnnie Walker whisky rose 7 per cent, while Tanqueray gin was up 16 per cent, and Baileys and Captain Morgan were both up 6 per cent. "Our gin and beer portfolios showed real strength in the half, with Guinness delivering net sales growth of 8%, driven by Guinness Draught and Hop House 13". Read More »

Black Caps v Pakistan - second T20

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Faheem Ashraf ended with figures of three for 22 while Shadab Khan and Mohammad Amir each took two wickets. Throughout the streak there has been a feeling New Zealand's performances have been inflated by the weakness of its opposition. "I said at the toss that we had nothing to lose so that's why we made a decision to bat first", Sarfraz said. "Fortunately, Fahkhar and Shehzad, then Babar Azam , batted very well and that's why we scored 200". Read More »

Flu infection hikes risk of a heart attack, study finds

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Kwong and his colleagues used confirmed cases of flu, analyzing 364 heart attacks from mid-2008 through mid-2015 among Ontario residents age 35 or older who were registered with the province's publicly funded health insurance program. The risk appeared highest in the first week, particularly for older people, those with influenza B infections, and patients experiencing their first heart attack. Read More »

Three Persons Die of Lassa Fever in Imo

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Also, following the outbreak of Lassa fever in Ondo State on Monday, the people of the state have attributed the fatality to the laxity of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu's administration in the health sector. He said they should be mindful of the kind of garri they consume in view of the prevalent spread of Lassa fever being recorded across the country. He disclosed that as part of its determination to ensure accessibility and affordability to health services, the state government had ... Read More »

Sydney Bracing For Major Train Disruptions

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The suspension of the strike and ban will last until March 8, the paper reported. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said their position had been "vindicated". The rejected pay deal included an annual pay increase of 2.75 per cent and $1000 bonus for employees, as well as free travel pass extensions, but the union is pushing for a six per cent pay rise over the next four years. Read More »

Chinese Scientists Successfully Cloned a Monkey -- Are We Next?

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But until now, they have been unable to make babies this way in primates, the category that includes monkeys, apes and people. Meet Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua - two identical monkey clones IBTimes US. Sinclair, who has examined the wellbeing of clones, for example, Dolly's indistinguishable "sister" sheep, was bullish on the monkeys' long haul survival. Read More »

Carrefour enlists Tencent's support for its China hypermarkets

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The group said it will also accelerate its online development, aiming for a 20 per cent market share in French online food sales, and open at least 2,000 new neighbourhood outlets in its French home market in coming years. By 1225 BST, Carrefour shares had risen 4.52% to $19.30. "We must revamp our model, by simplifying our organisation, opening ourselves up to partnerships, improving our operational efficiency, investing in our growth formats, building an efficient omnichannel model and ... Read More »

Obasanjo warns Buhari against seeking re-election in 2019

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Obasanjo's intervention comes as political parties and candidates begin jostling for position in preparation for campaigning. Both Obasanjo and Buhari are analogue in this digital age and have expired. Buhari not to seek reelection. He has made few public appearances since his return in August, prompting speculation about whether he is strong enough to endure the rigours of an election campaign. Read More »

NFL rejects Super Bowl LII program ad submitted by veterans group

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The NFL rejected an ad from a veterans group that wanted to publish in its Super Bowl program. "The NFL's decision to reject this very reasonable message from veterans is both surprising and very disappointing". But we'd like to politely ask them to "please" choose standing, and that's all this ad does". "AMVets ( sic ) submitted an ad last Wednesday with the line "Please Stand" (no hashtag)", McCarthy continued. Read More »

Concerns Over President's Health, Many Say Trump's Weight is Fake News

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The White House doctor released the results of President Donald Trump's comprehensive medical exam on Tuesday which included a flawless score on a cognitive assessment . "The president has acknowledged he'd be healthier if he lost a few pounds", Jackson said. Jackson held an extraordinary news conference - on Trumps insistence - yesterday at the White House that lasted for about an hour. Read More »

Philadelphia wants safe injection sites to help opioid fight

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Philadelphia , which saw more than 1,200 overdose deaths in 2017, would become the first USA city to create such a site - though other municipalities have floated similar proposals. After the Seattle mayor's announcement, a rapid backlash developed, as residents who opposed the sites tried and failed to get a ballot measure passed that would have banned them altogether. Read More »

NY lawmakers introduce net neutrality bill

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Beyond Montana's executive order, 21 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against the FCC last week, and legislators in at least 10 states have proposed or said they are considering bills to protect net neutrality. Read More »

Babies R Us closing Erie location

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In a filing Tuesday, the company cited a shift toward online shopping and away from brick and mortar stores. Toys R Us CEO Dave Brandon said in a statement Tuesday that the closures are necessary to reemerge as a "more viable and competitive company". Read More »

Report card offers grades on cutting tobacco use in North Dakota, Minnesota

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According to the CDC, cigarette smoking is still the leading cause of preventable death . Virtually every jurisdiction has ordinances mandating smoke-free parks, said Jenny Bard, area director. "The older somebody is when they first start smoking, the less chance there is of them developing an addiction". Restoring that funding is one of the American Lung Association's goals in North Dakota, along with raising tobacco taxes and the age limit. Read More »

Rwanda Exits CHAN 2018 Morocco Tournament

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A draw would have taken Rwanda through at the expense of Libya and having survived so many goalmouth scares, it looked like the central Africans were going to make it. The Home Eagles came back from a goal down to beat the Nzalang Nacional at the Grande Stade Agadir and booked passage into the quater-finals. The nation's home-based Eagles put up a surprise excellent performance at the second half as Lobi Stars goal poacher Anthony Okpotu sustained a spell of pressure with an unstoppable ... Read More »