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First camp for Rohingya refugees returning to Burma will open next week

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A spokesperson from the un high commission for refugees said Myanmar also needed to address the underlying causes of the crisis and that refugees should only return when they feel it is safe for them. A group of refugees at the Kutupalong Rohingya camp near Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh expressed doubt about the camps Myanmar has agreed to establish on its side of the border. Read More »

Kerber thrashes Sharapova to reach fourth round

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The Rod Laver Arena evening clash between the only two Grand Slam winners left in the women's draw had the feel of a showpiece final rather than a third-round clash but it was Kerber who rose to the occasion. "I will try to continue my run and playing good like I played also here like the last two matches". "I'm here because I'm motivated to get better at my craft". Read More »

Texas Sen. John Cornyn confident Congress will pass CHIP funding

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For months now, negotiations in Congress have stalled over how to pay for the program that covers 9 million low- and middle-income children. "With all of their policies that have driven up premium costs in the individual market, not just the mandate repeal but also cutting cost-sharing reduction payments, they made CHIP even more of a bargain than it already was", Joan Alker, the executive director of Georgetown University's Center for Children and Families, told TPM. Read More »

Bon Jovi to kick off tour in Denver in March

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Bon Jovi was the first band to headline at the Prudential Center , with 10 shows in October 2007. It's a sequel to the hit 2017 "House" tour. American Express Card Members can buy tickets in a pre-sale, beginning Tuesday at 10 a.m. That road show was their fourth in six years to be ranked the No. 1 top-grossing tour in the world (a feat accomplished by only The Rolling Stones previously) with a total of $259.5 million. Read More »

More cases reported in deadly US E. coli outbreak; Canada outbreak over

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CDC and FDA will continue to update the public as more information on the outbreak source is uncovered. The CDC and the Food and Drug Administration are trying to pinpoint the exact region of where the strain of E. However, in the United States, state and federal agencies stopped short of making that declaration, stating that the investigation is ongoing. "To avoid any confusion and in an abundance of caution, we have temporarily removed romaine lettuce from our restaurants in the USA ... Read More »

Critical Need for Donors — American Red Cross

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Extreme winter weather, seasonal illnesses and the busy holiday season contributed to more than 28,000 fewer #blood donations in Nov. & Dec. More than 150 drives were canceled across the country, including 10 in NY just last week. Donors of all blood types are needed. Individuals who are as young as 16 years of age (with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in general good health may be eligible to donate blood. Read More »

Donald Trump Doubles Down on 'Stable Genius' Tweet at Camp David

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Trump spoke to reporters at Camp David , NBC News reported , and said he felt compelled to write his tweets , saying, "I had a situation where I was a very excellent student; came out made billions and billions of dollars; became one of the top business people; went to television and for 10 years was a tremendous success, as you've probably had heard, ran for president one time and won". Read More »

The Racial Inequality in Cancer Deaths

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The most common cancers in men include prostate, lung and colorectal cancers, amounting to 42 percent of all diagnoses, while women most frequently face breast, lung and colorectal cancer. Yet, as rates of liver cancer diagnoses stabilize in men, they continue to climb quickly for women. The NCI is undertaking its largest-ever study on the topic to delve into how genetic and biological factors contribute to risk. Read More »

Trump Travel Ban Dealt Blow by San Francisco Appeals Court

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In concluding that the President had probably failed to obey immigration laws passed by Congress, the Ninth Circuit Court concluded that Trump appeared to have (1) exceeded powers given by Congress to bar entry into the USA of foreign nationals, (2) failed to make the specific finding imposed by Congress that the foreign nationals being kept out would harm United States interests, (3) violated a congressionally-imposed bar [on discrimination] based on the nationality of those excluded, and ... Read More »

Heavy Snow spreads across UK

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In Wales , 71 schools were forced to close in Flintshire, 11 in Wrexham and 49 in Denbighshire. A spokesman for the Met office said: "With cold conditions and some snow lying over parts of England , as well as further rain pushing in from the southeast during the second half of the night, icy stretches have formed on untreated surfaces". Read More »

First flu-related death of the season hits Edmonton

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Even at reduced effectiveness, flu vaccination prevents millions of illnesses and tens of thousands of flu-related hospitalizations each year. And there's more bad news, it seems the dominant strain this year will be H3N2, which is a more severe form of the flu. Read More »

3-4 cups of coffee have more healthy benefits than harm

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The review examined over 200 meta-studies on the health effects of coffee consumption and concluded that three to five cups a day looks to be the safest maximum volume one should consume. Reassuringly, harms were not apparent apart from during pregnancy when coffee drinking was linked to low birth weight , premature birth (in the first six months of pregnancy) and miscarriage. Read More »

Trump To Hit The Links With Tiger After Turkey Call

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During the call, Erdogan said they discussed the Syrian crisis and other regional issues during their phone call Friday, and that they also discussed ties between Turkey and the United States. Trump has visited his golf clubs more than 70 times since taking office - but has largely avoided any mention of the trips. The interesting game comes just a week before Tiger Woods is set to make his long awaited return to competitive golf on Thursday 30th at his tournament - the Hero World Challenge ... Read More »

Bill Clinton accused by 4 different women of sexual harassment

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In such a situation, Clinton will be the newest and the most famous addition to the long list of celebrities, including Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein , who have been charged with unwelcome sexual gestures in the recent past. Democrats, liberals and feminists will once again have to justify themselves, having defended his actions in various similar cases before. " Hillary Clinton needs to stop, she needs to stop talking about this topic unless Bill Clinton wants to come forward and ... Read More »

The 16 worst countries for gender equality

The report, which examines gender imbalances in economics and the workplace, education , politics and health, found that years of global gains made by women are beginning to erode. Ranked 100 overall, China was No. 144-dead last-for gender parity when it came to women's health. "The fact that 66 per cent of women's work is unpaid shows the gender disparity". Read More »

State records first flu-related death for the season

IPSWICH children are now eligible for a free flu vaccine. Still, some infectious disease experts in the US have noted that, so far, the May-October flu season in Australia has produced more than twice the number of known cases than the previous season, and our flu season is often similar to Australia's. Read More »

Trump launches petition to stand for national anthem

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Commissioner Roger Goodell and several owners said Tuesday at the league's fall meetings that altering the language from " should stand " to "must stand" was not discussed. Trump tweeted early Wednesday morning. The statement continued: "As we said last week, everyone who is part of our National Football League community has a tremendous respect for our country , our flag, our anthem and our military". Read More »

Floating Ocean Wind Turbines Could Power The Entire World, Researchers Say

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At onshore facilities, each turbine weakens the power generation potential of each additional turbine downwind of it in a phenomenon known as a " wind shadow ". By focusing on the North Atlantic, Possner and Caldeira found that the drag introduced by wind turbines would not slow winds down as much as they do on land, due largely to the tremendous amounts of heat pouring out of the North Atlantic Ocean into the upper atmosphere - especially during the winter. Read More »

'Big decisions' ahead on how much to spend on Puerto Rico

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A three-star Army general is spending his first full day in Puerto Rico - sent to support the hurricane response. "But it is a process in place to help rebuild the infrastructure and the power grids are shut down". His tweets come after people on the island have said help is scarce and disorganised and food supplies are dwindling in some remote towns. However, many goods are stuck in the Port of San Juan amid logistical problems that include too few local truck drivers; clogged roads, ... Read More »

Politics Are Making Puerto Rico's Problems Harder

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As the crisis continues with many residents still seeking access to food, electricity, medicine and water, many celebrities, including Lin-Manuel Miranda , Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull , have also urged swift action to aid Puerto Rico . A government assessment determined that there was no need for the waiver, as Puerto Rico's ports were too damaged to handle increased imports. North Carolina military also supported hurricane relief efforts in Texas and Florida. Read More »

Don't overlook the Americans who suffer in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

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Speaking to the press, and taking no questions, she said neither she nor Trump will rest until displaced Puerto Ricans are back home , schools, hospitals and clean water are back and the island's economy is moving again. "The relief effort is under control". The Wisconsin Republican said he expects the Trump administration to send Congress a request for a long-term recovery package once damage assessments are conducted. Read More »

Trump Finally Grants Shipping Waiver For Puerto Rico

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Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted that "food and water [were] on site". Those on the ground say displaced people are gathering in droves around available cell towers, their phones held to the sky, hoping for a few bars of service. And House Speaker Paul Ryan said the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster relief account will get a $6.7-billion (U.S.) boost by the end of the week. Read More »

'Big decisions' needed on rebuilding Puerto Rico, Donald Trump says

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The White House authorized the waiver, revealing it in a tweet , naturally. She also said the death toll had been low for a storm the size of Hurricane Maria . When you don't have food for a baby, it's not a good news story. "We seem to be losing a lot of time in jurisdictional trifles", San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz said in an interview Wednesday. Read More »

San Juan Mayor: This Is A 'People Are Dying' Story

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Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted that "food and water [were] on site". "This is a "people are dying" story", she said in disbelief. State troopers boarded a Delta plane September 29 for their Hurricane Relief mission in Puerto Rico . Read More »

Central Florida leaders working to create reception center for displaced Puerto Ricans

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Russel Honore, highly lauded for commanding the military response after another big storm, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, said the military deployments to Puerto Rico should have begun at least four days earlier. On Wednesday, Trump suggested again that he would not waive the restriction. CharityNavigator.org and the Better Business Bureau's Give.org have lists of charities that meet their standards and focus on Hurricane Maria relief. Read More »

White House's slow response to aid Puerto Rico a disgrace

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MORE: Stars lend personal jets for Puerto Rico hurricane reliefThe first leg of their flight takes them to Miami. Trump administration officials say with most power lines and cell towers down, the lack of electricity and communication has made coordinating help particularly hard. Read More »

CDU election setback threatens Merkel's prestige on the world stage

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Her husband, Marcus Pretzell, the party leader in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia and a regional lawmaker there, told The Associated Press that he is also leaving AfD. Weidel, married to a film producer and the mother of two children, claims her party is not homophobic, but AFD ran an "obituary" for German family values when the nation passed marriage equality in June. Read More »

With Angela Merkel, Germans win a small victory for decency

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Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she meant to hold talks with rival Social Democrats, the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and Germany's Greens to discuss options for a stable coalition government. The new parliament's "council of elders" must be formed within 30 days of the German election, leaving its members until October 24 to agree on a seating and room order. Read More »

What the Big Jolt to Germany's Merkel Means to US, Russia, Greece

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Many Germans see the rise of the AfD as a similar rejection of the status quo as votes for Brexit and Donald Trump a year ago. One of the most prominent figures in the nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD ) party said on Tuesday she plans to leave it - a move that displayed tensions as other lawmakers from the anti-migrant party gathered for their first meeting after a strong showing at the polls . Read More »

What the Big Jolt to Germany's Merkel Means to US, Russia, Greece

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Many Germans see the rise of the AfD as a similar rejection of the status quo as votes for Brexit and Donald Trump a year ago. One of the most prominent figures in the nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD ) party said on Tuesday she plans to leave it - a move that displayed tensions as other lawmakers from the anti-migrant party gathered for their first meeting after a strong showing at the polls . Read More »

What the Big Jolt to Germany's Merkel Means to US, Russia, Greece

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Many Germans see the rise of the AfD as a similar rejection of the status quo as votes for Brexit and Donald Trump a year ago. One of the most prominent figures in the nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD ) party said on Tuesday she plans to leave it - a move that displayed tensions as other lawmakers from the anti-migrant party gathered for their first meeting after a strong showing at the polls . Read More »

After big break into Bundestag, AfD already plotting Merkel's demise

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing harsh criticism from her allies after the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) won Sunday's general election despite the politician's declining support. Partly, they appeal to voters alarmed by the flood of refugees but they're also a product of uncertain economic times caused by new technologies. For example, the French National Front party, whose leader Marine Le Pen was defeated in the French presidential election, has partially become isolated in ... Read More »