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Two Arrested Amid Counter-Terror Op as Explosive Components Found Near Paris Two Arrested Amid Counter-Terror Op as Explosive Components Found Near Paris
- September 07, 2017

Catalan police believe the jihadists had been planning to use explosives from the house as part of the Barcelona plot. Anti-terror police launched raids following a tip-off from a worker at the building who has been praised for his "citizen's reflex" for reporting suspicious activity. (more...)
Bite of a hot dog stopped boy's heart, revealing rare condition Bite of a hot dog stopped boy's heart, revealing rare condition
- September 07, 2017

The syndrome, which is marked by electrical abnormalities that affect the heart, is often asymptomatic and tends to be diagnosed around age 42. A 9-year-old boy in Turkey opened wide for a big bite of a tasty hot dog, but had no idea the simple act might nearly kill him. (more...)
Breezy and cool weather continues Breezy and cool weather continues
- September 07, 2017

Sunday|Sunshine. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 50s. Thursday , mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Saturday kicks off the weekend with plenty of sunshine and temperatures will be about 10 degrees below average in the low 70s. (more...)
QU ranked among top 500 universities internationally QU ranked among top 500 universities internationally
- September 07, 2017

Current students and alumni of McGill University will be pleased to hear the Montreal academic institution ranked fairly high in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018. Bangalore's IISc university ranked between 251 and 300 and IIT Bombay 351 and 400. It has dropped from 165th to 192nd on the Times newspaper's Higher Education Index, which measures teaching, research, and worldwide outlook. (more...)
India signs 11 agreements with Myanmar to bolster ties India signs 11 agreements with Myanmar to bolster ties
- September 07, 2017

In the light of recent developments, Prime Minister Modi and his counterparts in Myanmar may examine new frameworks to cooperate on regional security issues. Myanmar is a country where Bal Gangadhar Tilak spent six years in isolation, Indians were also part of the colonial administration and there existed a people to people connect. (more...)
New 'pen' developed to detect cancer in ten seconds New 'pen' developed to detect cancer in ten seconds
- September 07, 2017

They know that leaving just a few cancer cells behind is strongly associated with recurrence. He also said that it is distressing when that is not the case but this technology could hugely improve the odds that surgeons really do eliminate every last sign of cancer while doing surgery . (more...)
McDonald's legal battle in India heats up McDonald's legal battle in India heats up
- September 07, 2017

Ltd (CPRL), the joint venture between him and McDonald's India; the other was filed by Bakshi requesting a fair valuation of the fast food chain's outlets in northern and eastern India. Meanwhile, names of prospective replacements for Bakshi as McDonald's future partner have already begun doing the rounds, in case things do not go in his favour. (more...)
Engine and power vehicle of Rajdhani Express derail near Shivaji Bridge, Delhi Engine and power vehicle of Rajdhani Express derail near Shivaji Bridge, Delhi
- September 07, 2017

This is the third case of derailment today. On August 29, nine coaches and the engine of Duronto Express derailed near Titwala station, a small town in the western state of Maharashtra. There are no injuries reported from the derailment site. The incident occurred near Obara around 6 am. At the time of the incident, the train was running at a speed of around 5 km/hour, he said. (more...)
Osinbajo visits Makurdi flood victims Osinbajo visits Makurdi flood victims
- September 07, 2017

He also said the federal government would assist the state to improve its drainage systems to channel flooding water. Buhari said the government was not only concerned about this year's flood disaster but the 2012 disaster too and would find a permanent solution to Benue incessant flooding. (more...)
Buhari's govt has sidelined me - Atiku Buhari's govt has sidelined me - Atiku
- September 07, 2017

But his tenure so far has been largely dotted here and there by his failing health, depleted economy and loss of confidence on the part of the citizens. President Buhari took power in 2015 but due to illness, has been absent for much of this year due. Before then, the former VP had contested for the presidency on the platform of Action Congress, AC and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in 2007 and 2011 respectively. (more...)
Dennis Rodman does karaoke with Kim Jong Dennis Rodman does karaoke with Kim Jong
- September 07, 2017

Rodman said he has visited North Korea "six or seven" times and gave an insight into what the pair get up to. "I just wish one day somebody could say, 'OK'". "I'm not defending the marshall of North Korea, I'm not defending him, I'm not defending the fact that what he does is for his country and his leadership", Rodman replied. (more...)
Manson family member Leslie Van Houten granted parole in California Manson family member Leslie Van Houten granted parole in California
- September 07, 2017

Manson, who is now 82, still remains behind bars. The killings took place a day after other so-called Manson family members murdered Tate, the wife of director Roman Polanski , and four others in crimes that shocked the world. After Van Houten was tentatively granted parole, Tate's sister, Debra Tate, coordinated a petition with 140,000 signatures opposing her release. "Even two years after the murders, when interviewed by a psychologist, Van Houten admitted that, although she had no ... (more...)
Democratic California Lawmakers Vow To Help DACA Recipients Democratic California Lawmakers Vow To Help DACA Recipients
- September 07, 2017

Should Congress fail to pass a replacement, more than 30,000 DACA immigrants in NY would lose job-based health insurance while another 10,000 could lose state-supplied Medicaid coverage. According to a report by Guardian , there are 787,580 " Dreamers " and majority are from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras and are in the age range of 15 to 36. (more...)
Entercom's Entercom's "I'm Listening" Campaign
- September 06, 2017

The survey found that 17.3 percent of those who had contemplated suicide said they would seek help from family and friends or mental health consultant hotlines or institutes. "It's very important for communities to have a space to come together around this issue". According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in five adults in the US, or 43.8 million people experience mental illness in a given year, and one in five youths aged 13-18 years old ... (more...)
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Declares City Schools a 'Trump-Free Zone' Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Declares City Schools a 'Trump-Free Zone'
- September 06, 2017

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Chicago students "have nothing to worry about" as President Donald Trump's administration said it will wind down a program protecting young immigrants from deportation. and pursue your dreams". He touted rising test scores and graduation rates for CPS students and said thanks to fiscal issues being resolved in the district for now, there was no controversy looming overhead to take the focus away from the first day of school. (more...)
Girl, 4, dies from malaria in northern Italy Girl, 4, dies from malaria in northern Italy
- September 06, 2017

Her family had earlier taken her on holiday to Bibione near Venice but Italy is thought to be free from the mosquitoes which spread malaria. The Health Board of northern town of Trento where the girl was hospitalised before her death said that she had never been to any malaria-infected countries, adding that the source of her contagion was uncertain. (more...)
New medical camera sees through the body New medical camera sees through the body
- September 06, 2017

Without using expensive techniques or X-rays it was not possible to track the location of the endoscope in the body in order to guide it to the correct place. "The position was determined to centimetre accuracy, within clinically relevant settings and models", the researchers wrote in their study, which was published in Biomedical Optics Express . (more...)
ET Calling? Mysterious Radio Signal Bursts Tracked To Dwarf Galaxy ET Calling? Mysterious Radio Signal Bursts Tracked To Dwarf Galaxy
- September 06, 2017

A bout of sky-watching at Green Bank in West Virginia, under the auspices of the Breakthrough Initiative's Listen project, has turned up 15 pulses from repeater source FRB 121102. The instrument accumulated 400 TB of data on the object over a five hour observation, observing the entire 4 to 8 GHz frequency band. Analysis of the data revealed the new repeating pulses and showed that the source is in a "heightened activity state", the Astronomers Telegram said. (more...)
Could the Zika Virus Help Battle a Deadly Brain Cancer? Could the Zika Virus Help Battle a Deadly Brain Cancer?
- September 06, 2017

This research team observed that glioblastoma stem cells behaved much like neuron progenitor cells do, in that both kinds of cells are neurological and have an nearly limitless ability to create new cells. "We were surprised at how well it did and how selective it was for certain tumor cells", said Diamond. This specificity for GSCs appeared to be unique to Zika virus. (more...)
Niagara region sees its first case of human West Nile virus Niagara region sees its first case of human West Nile virus
- September 06, 2017

The city has conducted multiple mosquito spraying events this year, after mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile. This is the third human case in the Health Unit's service area. Less than one per cent of infected people will experience serious symptoms including high fever, severe headache, muscle weakness, stiff neck, and confusion. (more...)

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