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7000 newborns die every day

7000 newborns die every day The risk of dying as a newborn in the U.S. is only slightly lower than the risk for babies in Sri Lanka and Ukraine, according to Unicef. It ranks 15th among high-income countries. Yet income is only one of the factors influencing newborn mortality. In addition to the newborn deaths, 83,000 still births happen every year. Last month, a separate study published in the journal Health Affairs r... [Full Article...]

Russian FM: Washington must stop 'playing with fire' in Syria

Russian FM: Washington must stop 'playing with fire' in Syria The US had said the coalition acted in self-defence when an enemy unit of 300 to 500 fighters launched an attack on an established Syrian Democratic Forces [SDF] position east of the Euphrates river in the Deir az-Zour province . At the same time, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier that he didn't rule out that Russian nationals, who do not belong to the Russian Armed Forces, could be ... [Full Article...]

Thai court hands surrogate kids to Japanese father

Thai court hands surrogate kids to Japanese father They were subsequently cared for by the Thai state, while another four infants were deemed also to have been fathered by the same man. The infamous case had also thrown light on Thailand's then-unregulated surrogacy trade, pushing authorities to bar foreigners from hiring Thai surrogates in 2015, The Star reported. [Full Article...]

Abbas to seek wider peace process in rare United Nations speech

Abbas to seek wider peace process in rare United Nations speech Abbas said his proposed conference should lead to full United Nations membership for the state of Palestine, mutual recognition of Israel and Palestine, and the creation of a new global mechanism to reach a final settlement . According to Haley, that choice consists of two different paths. "The United States knows the Palestinian leadership was very unhappy with the decision to move our embas... [Full Article...]

IS group kills 27 Iraq pro-government fighters: Paramilitary Force

IS group kills 27 Iraq pro-government fighters: Paramilitary Force More than two dozen members of a pro-government militia in Iraq have been killed after being ambushed by disguised Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters. Earlier, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Donald Trump does not want to "make the same mistakes" that were made in 2011, when US forces left Iraq. [Full Article...]

Delhi Chief Secy Assault row: DN Singh, calls constitutional crisis strike announced

Delhi Chief Secy Assault row: DN Singh, calls constitutional crisis strike announced AAP, on the other hand, has accused Prakash of using racially motivated slurs against its MLAs. However, Delhi CM Kejriwal's office denied the reports of assaults and said the chief secretary is acting at the behest of the BJP. Following the chief secretary's allegations several officers' associations called upon Singh and apprised him demanding action. "They represent the people of Delhi but are ... [Full Article...]

Mueller Team Looking At Kushner Contacts With Foreign Investors

Mueller Team Looking At Kushner Contacts With Foreign Investors Mueller's team is probing Kushner's conversations during the presidential transition to get financing for the Kushner Companies-backed 666 Fifth Avenue office building in NY after financial setbacks, CNN said, citing people familiar with the investigation. [Full Article...]

Violence Mars Brazilian Derby As Match Is Abandoned After 9 Red Cards

Violence Mars Brazilian Derby As Match Is Abandoned After 9 Red Cards Here's more about this "ugly" event. The Bahia state championship match between Vitoria and Bahia has descended into farce after Bahia scored a penalty and celebrated by dancing in front of their home supporters. The rivalry, called Ba-Vi, ended 11 minutes early after Vitoria was down to six players on the field, one short of the required minimum. This caused pandemonium as several players... [Full Article...]

US, Chinese security staff in 'skirmish' over nuclear football

US, Chinese security staff in 'skirmish' over nuclear football A U.S. Secret Service agent reportedly tackled a Chinese security official during President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing in November after attempts to block the movement of the "nuclear football". This is not the first time the nuclear football has made the news under Trump. The briefcase contains equipment that the president would use to confirm his identity to the Pentagon if he neede... [Full Article...]

Moscow calls United States vote meddling claims 'blabber', 'fantasies'

Moscow calls United States vote meddling claims 'blabber', 'fantasies' The President has repeatedly called the investigations into his presidential campaign's potential collusion with Russian Federation a "hoax", but on Sunday, Trump tried to clarify his stance. After his initial tweets drew criticism (and a Trump retweet), Goldman issued a follow-up: "As to the substance: the Russian campaign was certainly in favor of Trump ". [Full Article...]

Flood Watch remains in effect until Wednesday

Low lying and poor drainage areas prone to flooding will be most susceptible. "The combination of warm temperatures, some rainfall, and snow melt could lead to ice jam movement and minor flooding Tuesday afternoon into Thursday", the Albany weather service office said . [Full Article...]

Teen charged in relation to reported threat at York County high school

Teen charged in relation to reported threat at York County high school Police Chief Ralph Dance told us he has found no evidence the threat was real. A woman who didn't want to be identified called it a good start. "When I first read everything, I immediately freaked out as any parent (would)". "We greatly appreciate their assistance as well as the support that we receive from the Kershaw County Sheriff's Department, Elgin Police Department and Bethune Police Depar... [Full Article...]

Israeli police arrest telecom officials in graft case

Israeli police arrest telecom officials in graft case The new probe comes days after police announced there was sufficient evidence to indict Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two separate cases. Owner of the Bezeq telecommunications company, Shaul Elovitch, was also arrested along with his wife and son as part of the investigation. Their alleged offer was to Hila Gerstel, a judge involved in a graft probe into Sara Netanyahu over... [Full Article...]

10 to 20 mm of rain for Waterloo region and Wellington County

10 to 20 mm of rain for Waterloo region and Wellington County If visibility is reduced while driving, the MTO advises drivers to turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Two lanes of traffic at Eglinton Avenue West and Rosemount Avenue have also been closed due to flooding of nearby Massey Creek. [Full Article...]

Imran Khan Marries 'Spiritual Adviser' In Third Marriage

Imran Khan Marries 'Spiritual Adviser' In Third Marriage He married his first wife, the British journalist and heiress Jemima Goldsmith, in 1995. PTI chief had earlier married Reham Khan, a television anchorperson, and the relation lasted for nine months before the two separated. Imran Khan had refuted rumoursabout his third marriage earlier this year. Khan had started visiting her over a year ago to seek spiritual advice and had admitted last mo... [Full Article...]

Trudeau and family visit Gandhi ashram in Gujarat

Trudeau and family visit Gandhi ashram in Gujarat Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau began a week-long state visit to India on Saturday night, but social media users were quick to point out the frosty reception he has received from the Indian prime minister. This gesture underlined the depth of the bilateral relations, he said. So when Sajjan, born in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district, visited the state last April, not a single minister or even a ... [Full Article...]

Four Israeli soldiers wounded in Gaza border explosion

Four Israeli soldiers wounded in Gaza border explosion No terror organization took responsibility for the attack, but the increase in rocket fire from the Strip over recent months has mostly been the work of an Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate operating out of Gaza . But he insisted that "from our point of view Hamas is responsible" and said the explosive had been planted during a protest arranged by the group on Friday. [Full Article...]

After Pennsylvania congressional map impasse, a new map revealed

After Pennsylvania congressional map impasse, a new map revealed In addition to part of Centre County, the 15th District will now include all or part of Clearfield, Cambria, Cameron, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Warren, Forest, Venango, Clarion, Armstrong, Butler and IN counties. One example of a monkey wrench is a special election happening in what was previously the 18th Congressional District. The justices said in their order that their map was developed based ... [Full Article...]

Lawmaker accused of firing aide who refused kissing game

Lawmaker accused of firing aide who refused kissing game The Cristina Garcia sexual-harassment scandal expanded when a former aide said the California assemblywoman suggested staffers join her in a game of "spin the bottle" and fired him after he complained. When the allegations first emerged, Ms Garcia said she had "zero recollection of engaging in inappropriate behaviour". When asked about allegations of having a beer keg in her office, Garcia respo... [Full Article...]

Thankfully, keyboard and mouse support to stay on Xbox One

Thankfully, keyboard and mouse support to stay on Xbox One There's just one problem with that, though, as the Xbox One X only supports supersampling to 1080p at the moment. But while supersampling provides benefits to those who primarily use 1080p displays, those who have 1440p monitors don't get the same treatment. [Full Article...]


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