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Tillerson Indicates Talks Possible With 'Sustained Cessation of North Korea's Threatening Behavior'

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There is a 70% chance the Trump administration will order an attack on North Korea if the nation performs another nuclear test, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has estimated. chief called on North Korea to comply with all Security Council resolutions and to allow space for the resumption of dialogue. General Jack Keane said as it stands the world is "heading to a military solution" to end the tension on the Korean peninsula. Read More »

Keep Your Smartphone at Arms Length, Health Officials Warn

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According to Dr. Karen Smith , director of the CDPH, although science is still evolving, many professionals are concerned about the risks associated with long-term exposure to energy emitted by mobile phones. This year's guidelines are more detailed than the draft version, but the department said that the court ruling had nothing to do with the decision to release them this year. Read More »

United States to pursue diplomacy toward Tehran: Mattis

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The missiles prove "blatant violations" of UN Security Council resolutions while the global community was "looking the other way" because of the nuclear deal, Haley said. The experts, who report to the sanctions committee, found a component marked by a logo similar to that of a banned Iranian manufacturer, a subsidiary of the Iranian Aerospace Industries Organization. Read More »

A very sad news for Sunny Leone's fans in Bengaluru

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Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy on Friday said that no permission has been granted to Bollywood actress Sunny Leone's New Year event in Bengaluru on December 31 due to opposition from different groups. He said, "We have information that a set of people are likely to create trouble during the event". Just because she comes here for a performance, our culture won't get spoiled. Read More »

GST Council firm on e-way Bill despite traders' concern

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Trade and transporters can start using this system on a voluntary basis from 16th January, 2018", a ministry of finance statement said. A GST advisory committee, chaired by Confederation of All India Traders secretary general Praveen Khandelwal, had earlier suggested deferment of e-way bill till 2019. Read More »

Salvadoran Women Unjustly Imprisoned for Suspected Abortions

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United Nations human rights spokeswoman Liz Throssel said on Friday called "appalling" a 30-year prison sentence for an El Salvadoran woman convicted of killing a child she claims was stillborn. But in El Salvador, where there's been a total ban on abortion since 1998, women who have miscarriages and stillbirths are often subject to criminal charges and trumped up prison sentences, and Vásquez was arrested and charged with committing an illegal abortion via miscarriage. Read More »

CDC receives list of forbidden words, including 'fetus,' 'transgender'

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In some instances, the analysts were given alternative phrases. For example, instead of "science-based", officials should now use "CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes". "Here's a word that's still allowed: ridiculous", Rush Holt, chief executive officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science said in a statement. Read More »

Tea drinkers less likely to develop glaucoma

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Studies have shown that people who drink too much coffee have a high risk of glaucoma , which makes experts believe that caffeine temporarily increases intraocular pressure. Could one cup of hot tea per day have a protective effect against the onset of glaucoma? The researchers mentioned that they compared the hot tea drinkers in general, with those people drinking more than six cups of the brewed tea a week less probably to have the risk even whether factors such as age, body mass ... Read More »

Can't shake the man flu

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Dr. Kyle Sue , who is a clinical assistant professor at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada, set out to review existing studies in an effort to establish whether men are simply exaggerating their symptoms or if they are actually immunologically inferior to women. Read More »

Baby survives after being born with heart outside her body

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But now, after what is believed to be the first successful operation for her condition in the UK, Vanellope can start the road to recovery. Vanellope's parents, Naomi Findlay (31) and Dean Wilkins (43) from Nottinghamshire were distraught when they were informed of her chances of survival. Read More »

India's WPI inflation for textiles up 0.3% in Nov 2017

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For seasonal vegetables too the rate of price rise accelerated to 59.80 per cent, as against 36.61 per cent in October. On a sequential basis, the expenses on primary articles, which constitute 22.62 percent of the WPI's total weightage, edged higher by 5.28 percent, from an increase of 3.33 percent in October. Read More »

Bird counts planned for this month

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Field Organizer for Audubon North Carolina Kim Branch says a year ago, record numbers of loons were recorded along the coast. The count started with just 27 observers and has grown into one of the largest birding events in the world, with tens of thousands of people participating every year. Read More »

Health risks due to e-waste widespread

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Encouragingly, more countries are adopting e-waste legislation, the report says. Now bear in mind this pile of e-waste includes refrigerators, televisions, solar panels, mobile phones, and computers, to name just a few of the many plug-ins or battery-operated devices we use. Read More »

MIT Wants to Replace Desk Lamps With Glowing Plants

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They submerged the plants in a solution containing silica nanoparticles that carried luciferase, luciferin and coenzyme A, and then applied pressure so that the solution could enter the leaves. The researchers' early efforts at the start of the project yielded plants that could glow for about 45 minutes, which they have since improved to 3.5 hours. Read More »

NFL Network suspends Faulk, others

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The actions taken were to suspend Faulk and two other ex-NFLers - Ike Taylor and Heath Evans - as the network investigates the disturbing allegations brought forward by wardrobe stylist Jami Cantor in a lawsuit filed against NFL Enterprises. Read More »

Baby girl survives with heart growing outside body in Britain

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Her parents called her a "real fighter". Medical News Today reported on a March 2017 study that found six children born alive with the condition in the United States had survived to at least one, at least one of whom had a good quality of life, with two others living on a ventilator. Read More »

Flu vaccination can be only 10-percent effective, study says

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This year's flu vaccine may not be as effective at protecting people against one of the most common, nasty strains of the flu. It takes about two weeks for a flu shot to take full effect, officials said. Just under 12 percent (11.9) of all influenza tests in the region were positive, with 4 percent of patients reporting influenza-like illness. But because the flu can be deadly to all ages, and the vaccine can be life-saving, we chose to verify its effectiveness. Read More »

Egypt star jailed for racy video

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In addition to prison sentences, the two were also order to pay 10,000 Egyptian Pounds ($563.44) as a fine. According to The Sun UK, Shyma was sentenced yesterday by a court in Cairo for "inciting debauchery " with the racy clip, a judicial source said. Read More »

Democrats ask for extension of ACA open enrollment

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Despite constant changes creating hurdle after hurdle, staff at the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, Nevada's state agency that helps individuals obtain affordable health coverage, has continued to press forward. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said 209,050 people in the state had signed up for ACA coverage for next year as of December 2. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issues weekly snapshots of enrollment activity through the healthcare.gov platform. Read More »

Sri Lanka aim to win at Mohali, clinch series

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India made one change, bringing in Washington Sundar for wristspinner Kuldeep Yadav. Sri Lanka skipper Thisara Perera won the toss and chose to bowl first in the second one-day worldwide against India in Mohali on Wednesday. The wicketkeeper-batsman hit 10 fours and two sixes in his 87-ball stay, scoring his 67th ODI fifty before he was finally dismissed by Sri Lanka skipper Thisara Perera to wrap up the Indian innings. Read More »

MI ranks 35th in nation for overall health

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The Bay State dethroned Hawaii, which held the top spot for the past five years, in the foundation's 28th annual report . The report analyzed 35 measures in total to create the rankings, including details on everything from the percentage of adults who smoke, the air pollution levels and the amount of children living in poverty. Read More »

Telugu comedian Vijay Sai found dead

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The actor's parents blamed his estranged wife Vanitha Reddy for his suicide . The death of Tollywood comedian Vijay Sai on Monday has given rise to lot of speculations. Vijay and Vanitha had a love marriage five years ago. He use to spend with his daughter and sometimes take her out and drop back. His father alleged that Vanitha demanded gold and cash from Vijay after she had started living separately. Read More »

CBSE 10th & 12th Practical Exam Dates Announced

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While time period of the practical examinations is decided by CBSE , the actual dates are decided by the schools. The schools and junior colleges are asked to upload the practical marks on the CBSE website by February 25, 2018. As per the report, the datesheet is expected to be released by the end week of December or in the first week of January, 2018. Also, the CBSE is going to reveal the information for media. Read More »

Charlie Sheen sues National Enquirer over rape claim

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Some of the graphic description of the alleged rape included details of how Charlie and Corey smoked pot and had anal sex, and the article blamed Charlie for introducing Corey to drug abuse which eventually sent him to an early grave. The late Haim's mother told Dr. Oz that Sheen did not abuse her son, but someone else did. Haim died in 2010 . These radically groundless and unfounded allegations end now. Read More »

Flu Season Is Already Off to a Bad Start

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What's more , this year's flu shot may not be up to the task. The levels are still well below the level set during the more severe 2014-15 flu season. "The United States alone sees 140,000 to 710,000 influenza-related hospitalizations and 12,000 to 56,000 deaths each year, with the highest burden of disease affecting the very young, the very old, and people with coexisting medical conditions", Dr. Read More »

Nasir Jamshed banned for role in PSL spot-fixing scandal

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A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) tribunal handed down the punishment after finding Jamshed guilty of violating its code for "obstruction and non-cooperation" in the spot-fixing case on Monday. The ACU had, in August, handed a five-year suspension to Sharjeel for his involvement in spot-fixing case whereas Latif, too, was also granted ban for five years in the same matter. Read More »

Major recall of baby formula 'contaminated with salmonella bacteria'

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As a precaution, it has chose to recall all products manufactured since February 15 2017 and has shut down the relevant facilities for cleaning and disinfection. Company spokesman Michel Nalet told The Associated Press on Monday that the "precautionary" recall both in France and overseas affects "several million" products made since mid-February. Read More »

Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo crowned I'm A Celebrity's Queen of the Jungle

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The comedian received his marching orders during Sunday night's finale, leaving Jamie Lomas and Georgia Toffolo to battle it out to be crowned King or Queen of the Jungle. It's really overwhelming. Thank you so much. "Seriously, who the hell is voting for Jamie?!" Toff was handed her winning flower crown over to her from last year's victor Scarlett Moffatt. Read More »

Swansea climb out of bottom spot after West Brom win

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Wilfried Bony's 81st minute victor was enough to secure the victory for the Swans, after a tiresome and unimpressive first hour. But, more importantly, Swansea's first win in two months lifted it above Crystal Palace at the foot of the table and to within one point of West Ham and West Brom . Read More »

PDP convention shameful - BCO

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Dokpesi, who was in Abia for the second time in his quest to become the national chairman of PDP, said that there was need to rebuild, rejuvenate, reconstruct and rebrand the former ruling party, adding that he remained the best qualified to reposition the party. Read More »

Flights at Aberdeen airport axed as snow sweeps country

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Birmingham and London Stansted airports briefly suspended flights as runways were cleared. A number of flights at Belfast City Airport are also cancelled. In a message on its website, Fraport asked passengers to check with their carrier online whether their flight would go ahead before travelling to the airport. Read More »

Cuba and the United Nations Universal Human Rights Declaration

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And it is important to note that nine initiatives proposed in 1945's Cuba became part of the final declaration, and that Cuba was the country that entrusted the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations in San Francisco to prepare the declaration as early as 1946. Read More »

Test evenly balanced after Day One

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The Kiwis resumed at 7/286 on day two with Tom Blundell and Neil Wagner at the crease but the hosts got off to the worst possible start. However the West Indies struck back in the afternoon session with four wickets in the space of 49 runs including the key wickets of Kane Williamson (43) and Ross Taylor (16) as the Black Caps slipped to 189 for 5. Read More »

Lilac Fire destroys two structures, prompts evacuations

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At least 20,000 in San Diego County were without power as of 10 a.m. Friday morning, said Jacob, the county supervisor. Winds were expected to pick up again on Saturday and Sunday, increasing the danger that wind-born embers could spread the fire. Read More »

How Sri Lanka should line-up against India in ODIs

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The knock that Silva played was a record knock too. In case you didn't know. . Where is the India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI being held? Replacing the out-of-form Lahiru Thirimanne, De Silva scored an undefeated 119 before retiring hurt just before tea on the final day with a thigh injury. Read More »

The Indian hospital that mistakenly pronounced newborn dead has lost its license

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Reacting to the case of medical negligence, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, "open loot or criminal negligence" by any hospital will not be tolerated. The IMA yesterday termed the cancellation of the licence "too harsh a step". However, the baby started moving while being taken for burial. Therefore, we've made a decision to cancel this hospital's licence. Read More »

The Philippines' dengue vaccine program — TIMELINE

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Duque, citing the drugmaker's disclosure and studies, said Dengvaxia was meant to provide 30-month protection against dengue to those vaccinated, including those who did not have any prior dengue infection. The DDC is implementing a surveillance programme on possible dengue vaccine side effects and discussing and developing guideline on administering the jab, said the minister. Read More »

Ryan Reynolds cast as Detective Pikachu

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Stine's Goosebumps . Frankly, its surprising that you hadn't made a decision to tap it for its potential live action film material before this. Detective Pikachu will be distributed internationally by Universal Pictures excluding Japan, where it will release through Toho. Read More »

Gunmen Abduct Plateau PDP Chairman

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Former state organizing secretary, Mr. Mike Dachom, who confirmed the kidnapping said he has also heard about their abduction. He was abducted alongside his son, driver, a prominent chieftain of the PDP in the state and another victim whose identity is yet to be established. Read More »

Markets continue to rally, Sensex regains 33000-mark

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The gauge had tanked 891.50 points in the previous four sessions. The index remained in the green throughout the session and hit the day's high of 32992.45 following all-round buying. The six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), headed by Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel, in its bi-monthly monetary policy review kept repo rate unchanged at 6 percent and reverse repo at 5.75 percent. Read More »

Zimbabwe Tour of South Africa 2017

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Overcast conditions in Kolkata for the first Test allowed the likes of Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to take advantage of the green strip on offer at Eden Gardens, but the remaining two games, in Nagpur and New Delhi , had very little to offer to the pacers. Read More »