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ECP disposes of contempt case: PTI chief submits written apology

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In the by-elections, six candidates of different political parties including, PTI, PML-N and eight independent are contesting the elections. Talking to media persons outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) building, he said that his party has been making all-out efforts to strengthen the state institutions. Read More »

Baby foods and infant formulas found to contain arsenic and lead

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The researchers also found that mainstream brands, which include Enfamil, Gerber, Plum Organics, and Sprout , were among the worst offenders that scored two out of five in the report card for toxic metals. In this research it was found that 89 percent of grape juice samples, 86 percent of sweet potatoes samples and 47 percent of teething biscuits samples contained detectable levels of lead. Read More »

Celebrations at BSE after Sensex, Nifty close at all time high

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Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty , after shuttling between 10,355.65 and 10,271.85, settled at 10,343.80, up 48.45 points, or 0.47 per cent. The shares of country's largest lender SBI zoomed 27.58 per cent to emerge as the biggest gainer in the Sensex pack, followed by private peers ICICI Bank and Axis Bank whose stocks soared up to 14.69 per cent. Read More »

Man dies from infection received while doing Harvey repairs

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The man has been identified as Josue Zurita, according to the Houston Chronicle, and he was helping fix several homes damaged by flooding from Harvey . Philip Keiser, said. Also, if you notice any redness or swelling of a wound, or if you have a fever, seek medical attention. Don't delay first aid of even minor, non-infected wounds (like blisters, scrapes or any break in the skin). Read More »

Death toll in Madagascar plague outbreak climbs to 124

Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis, a zoonotic bacteria, usually found in small mammals and their fleas. The disease has claimed 124 lives in Madagascar since August 1‚ according to reports‚ and about 1,200 suspected‚ probable and confirmed cases have been recorded so far. Read More »

Police arrest restaurateur for killing his wife in Delhi

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In a dramatic twist to the horrific incident where a woman was shot dead in front of her 2-year-old son, police have revealed that the crime was carried out by her husband. He will now be taken, along with the team, to recover the weapon. Earlier, Pankaj had told the police they were returning to their home in Rohini from Bangla Sahib Gurudwara , when the killers in another vehicle overtook their auto and blocked its way. Read More »

Ofcom slashes phone bills for one million BT landline customers

Ofcom found almost two-thirds of landline-only customers are over 65 and more than three quarters have never switched provider. "But households who only have a landline - and no broadband - have seen their phone bills soar", he added. Ofcom found that in recent years the price has risen by between 23% and 47% in real terms, while the underlying wholesale cost has fallen by c.27%. Read More »

Get more terrorists to surrender: Mehbooba

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SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday asked police personnel to ensure the surrender of more militants and desist from retaliatory action against their families.She also announced doubling the reward money for those who get militants to surrender. Read More »

Deadline to link Aadhaar with Govt schemes extended

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They demand that Aadhaar card linking should not be made mandatory. "The government will be open for the deadline for linking Aadhaar to various programmes being extended for another three months till March 31, 2018, for those who do not have Aadhaar ... Read More »

League Cup - Iheanacho Scores As Leicester City Cruise Into Quarter-Final

Pablo Hernandez gave Leeds the lead in the 26th minute before Iheanacho drew Leicester level on the half-hour mark, sweeping home after Islam Slimani failed to score. However, the Leeds goalkeeper lacked the bravery to try to grasp the ball with his hands and in challenging Slimani with his feet presented an opportunity to Iheanacho, who returned a composed finish from just outside the area into the bottom corner of the net. Read More »

Chinese create genetically modified low-fat pigs

Yes, genetically engineered bacon low-fat bacon could be headed to your breakfast table in the not-so-distant future. Scientists have earlier created mutant ants using CRISPR to study social behavior. If it were on sale in your country, would you eat GMO pork? " The population of our planet is predicted to reach about 10 billion by 2050, and we need to use modern genetic approaches to help us increase the food supply to feed that growing population ". Read More »

Ex School Assistant Charged of Child Sex Crime Against HIV-Positive

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Carlos Deangelo Bell, 30, of Waldorf, is now accused of sexually assaulting 42 victims after officials originally identified 24 victims in July, Fox News reported . A search of Bell's work computer didn't reveal anything suspicious, but police said a search of Bell's home computer and electronic devices turned up child pornography, according to FOX5. Read More »

Race for Results - The Annie E. Casey Foundation

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African-American and Hispanic children in Texas have more barriers to success than their counterparts from other races, according to a new report from the Annie E. "Over the past decade, our state has dealt with structural deficits in our state budget by making deep cuts to programs that are critical to breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty in Louisiana", Falgoust said. Read More »

Dasukigate: Metuh calls on Jonathan to testify in his case

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He said: "The outcome of the ruling will determine which step to take about the first subpoena (issued on Dasuki), but the orders compelling His Excellency, former President Goodluck Jonathan , and Col. Mr. Ikpeazu said the subpoena was made in good faith and that since Mr. Dasuki was not a party in the matter, there should be no need for the first defendant to antagonize the prospective witness by securing a warrant of arrest for Mr. Read More »

UK Offers Free Abortions For Northern Irish Women

The NIHRC is arguing that cases of rape, incest, or serious foetal anomaly is in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). In 2015/16, just 16 abortions were performed in Northern Ireland - the lowest number on record. This case has the opportunity to bring about a real change to the law on termination of pregnancy in Northern Ireland. Rosa Curling, a lawyer from the human rights team at Leigh Day who is representing the charities, said the law was clearly in breach of ... Read More »

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Bans e-cigarettes in New York City

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation Monday adding electronic cigarettes to the Clean Indoor Air Act, which bans their use everywhere that smoking tobacco products are banned. Supporters of e-cigarettes said that there isn't sufficient proof the devices, which are legal, are a health threat, and that they could be used by some smokers to end the use of traditional tobacco products. Read More »

Patient Sweats Blood, Diagnosed With Rare Condition

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Tests uncovered her blood check and thickening capacities were ordinary and she was determined to have hematohidrosis, a condition so uncommon a few specialists don't think about it. "It seems that humans do sweat blood , albeit far less often literally than metaphorically". Italian dermatologists report the case of a woman with an unusual disorder: a tendency to sweat blood in a kind of modern-day stigmata. Read More »

California Judge Tosses Out $417 Million Verdict in Talc-Ovarian Cancer Case

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California judge tosses $417M talcum powder... In total, Johnson & Johnson is facing more than 4,800 talc-related lawsuits, Reuters reports. "Reviewing all of the evidence in the light most favorable to Evacharria the best that can be said is that there was (and is) an on-going debate in the scientific and medical community about whether talc more probably than not causes ovarian cancer and thus giving rise to a duty to warn", Judge Nelson wrote. Read More »

Upcoming flu season could be severe

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As the spectre of flu season looms over North America, there are early signs that the number of outbreaks, hospitalizations and deaths could be higher than normal in BC. "Not just to protect themselves", says Aoki. Flu shots during pregnancy protect the newborn even through the first months after birth, when the baby is most at risk for serious complications and is too young to get a flu vaccine. Read More »

Australian researchers help identify new genetic markers of breast cancer

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Another seven genetic variants predisposed women specifically to oestrogen-receptor negative breast cancer , which often had a poorer prognosis because it did not respond to standard drugs such as Tamoxifen. Mr Ostrowski said: "I'd encourage everyone to be breast aware and to make time to check themselves regularly". "There's been a lot of research trying to figure out what that something else is". Read More »