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Malaysia confirms first case of Zika infection

Aedes mosquitoes, the main culprit behind the Zika transmission, thrive in Singapore , NBC News reported. "Pregnant women must carefully consider the risks before visiting Singapore because their children could be born with microcephaly", said Indonesia's health minister Nila Moeloek.

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Blake Lively's baby shower doubled as birthday bash

The 26-year-old Bad Blood singer posted a throwback photo from their Australia trip with the sweet caption: 'You're a wonderful friend, to humans and koalas alike'. But despite these sacrifices the celebrity parents have to make during pregnancy, Reynolds said it's worth it because having a baby is the best thing in the world.

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All You Need To Know About This Year's IFA Berlin

This year, IFA will be the stage for Lenovo's big ticket announcements. ZTE is still a relatively unknown quantity around these parts, but the firm is doing more and more interesting stuff with every new smartphone release . Rumors have it that the Xperia XR and Xperia X Compact will both be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processors, featuring 23 MP rear cameras, 13 MP front-facing cameras, and USB Type-C ports.

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Australia launches new $5 banknote with 'raised bumps' to help blind people

The new $5 banknote features the Prickly Moses wattle and the Eastern Spinebill. The most important change to the bill, however, is the new tactile features created to help the vision impaired easily identify the note. Currently, blind and vision-impaired people are forced to rely on others when they use cash for paying or receiving the correct change. "Although we're moving to a cashless society, there're many things you still use cash for - from pizza delivery to getting a coffee".

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No second Brexit vote, British PM says

Prime Minister Theresa May told her top ministers on Wednesday they must deliver Brexit , and not entertain any idea of staying in the European Union by the " back door ". During the cabinet meeting the ministers reiterated their commitment to fiscal discipline and determination to boost productivity, and agreed to make the most of opportunities presented by Britain's departure from the European Union , the prime minister's office said without providing further details.

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TROPICS: Track of TS Hermine being monitored, could impact Carolina coast

The center of the system continues to stay almost 400 miles from the Florida coast, moving slowly at 2 mph to the north. Hurricane Watches and Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued for the gulf coast of Florida, as the system expects to pass through the Sunshine State Thursday into Friday.

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Turkey refuses to stop attack on YPG Kurds

Ankara has summoned the U.S. ambassador to Turkey to explain Washington's "unacceptable" comments about Turkey's anti-ISIS operation in Syria, rejecting any talk of a ceasefire with the US-backed Kurdish militia and vowing to "eliminate all threats".

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Quake measuring 5.7 hits Te Araroa, East Coast

A severe 7.1 natural disaster has hit near East Cape. Response on social media was muted, with the only Twitter responses on usual hashtag #eqnz coming from Civil Defence, GeoNet and news reports of the quake.

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Vets tweet support for Colin Kaepernick's anthem protest

Kaepernick is playing at the highest level of professional football and has been exposed to many positive things in his life thanks to the freedoms that were defended for him and every other American. Constitution. "That includes everyone's right to stand up for what they believe in, whether it's popular or not", she said. Wide receiver Torrey Smith is expecting a barrage of taunts toward Kaepernick from the San Diego crowd.

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Mother Teresa: A saint despite spiritual 'darkness'

Through her love for the poor and the dying, for the unborn and the handicapped, through her works of mercy and her work for peace and justice, she showed us the world as God intends it. He was scheduled for an operation that evening, but the anesthesiologist couldn't immediately intubate him. When doctors later examined him, they found that he was asymptomatic and without pain.

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UN Security Council slams N. Korea's ballistic missile launches

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has praised the country's missile program for having "perfectly acquired" the technology of an SLBM in a short span of time, the North's state media said. That means all ofSouth Korea, and possibly parts of Japan, are within itsstriking distance. "North Korea's nuclear and missile threats are no longer an uncertainty, but a serious threat to our national security".

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Protesters descend on UN as Ban Ki-moon visits Sri Lanka

The civil war was fought by Tamil rebels who were demanding an independent state and complaining of systematic marginalization. "The UN was silent when Tiger terrorists were bombing and massacring our people", Buddhist monk Akmeemana Dayaratne said as protesters handed over a petition to the UN office to be given to Ban.

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Tropical depression could impact travel in coastal states

The storm could still increase to hurricane strength by the time it makes landfall, but National Hurricane Center forecasters warn that where it arrives is not as worrisome as wider impacts. Winds may pick up a bit Thursday into Friday, but only around 20 miles per hour at the most. Rainfall forecast for Florida from the tropical weather system.

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Vote counting underway after Presidential election in Gabon

The Interior Minister Pacome Moubelet-Boubeya confirmed that the certified true results of the August 27 polls will be officially announced by the electoral commission "this Tuesday, August 30 around 17:00" (1600 GMT). Except for crowds outside polling stations, the streets of the capital, Libreville , were largely deserted Saturday. "There is no trouble in this district for now but we want to get the results soon", said Honore, a watchman.

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Kaepernick's socks stir more controversy

I am not looking for approval. Thousands of veterans , active duty military personal, and military families will be saluting America on their feet with hands over their hearts during ceremonies at Qualcomm. After the game, Kaepernick was asked to explain why he was not standing during the anthem like his fellow teammates. Justice and freedom are not always a reality.

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Trader's Recap: NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) , Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)

The number of shares now owned by investors are 530.69 mln. Pacific Crest reissued a "hold" rating on shares of Nvidia Corp .in a research report on Saturday, May 14th. Shares of Vipshop Holdings Ltd - ADR (NYSE: VIPS ) inclined 1.66% to $14.71. The stock's 50 day moving average is 58.31 and its 200 day moving average is 44.05.

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Gabon opposition leader Ping says Bongo should recognise defeat

Security forces surrounded the opposition headquarters overnight and stormed the building in the early hours of Thursday morning, killing two and injuring more than a dozen there, Ping said. French President Francois Hollande on Thursday condemned the post-election violence and looting in Gabon and called for calm on all sides. Yesterday afternoon, Interior Minister Pascal Moubelet Boubeya announced Bongo had won 49.8% of the vote to Ping's 48.23% on a turnout of 59.46% of the electorate.

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India, US ink military logistics agreement

Secretary Carter welcomed India's membership in the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) and reaffirmed USA support for India's membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). It is only meant for logistic and humanitarian assistance required for a joint exercise or an operation such as anti-terrorism, maritime security, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

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GCSE results 2016: University Church of England Academy

At Red House Academy the number of students achieving five A* to C grades with English and maths increased by 10%. Hope Valley College students have celebrated another year of GCSE success. Chloe Norton and Daniel Rose both achieved two A*s, six As and two Bs, while James Barratt was not far behind with two A*s, five As and two Bs. He said: "I really like human geography in particular so I'm really pleased to have got 400 out of 400".

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Gabon police arrest 200 over post-election looting

A government spokesman said the operation was to catch "criminals" and "looters and thugs" who had earlier set fire to the parliament building. The office of French President Francois Hollande also called for calm, which "means a process to ensure transparency in the election results".

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Kremlin Takes Credit For Killing Top ISIS Leader In Syria

Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said on Tuesday the U.S. was "still assessing the results of the strike". "If that's changing, that would be a good thing, but again we have no information at this time to support the claim that they also conducted a strike", Cook said during a regular briefing at the Pentagon .

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Labour will block Brexit, says leadership rival Owen Smith

He recognised many Scottish Labour supporters who are hungry for change have shifted to the SNP, but insisted these people are not being well served by the nationalists. He said he reserved the right to disagree with the SNP, adding that the Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) figures released this week showed how fragile the SNP's vision of independence is.

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Gaza Militant Rocket Hits Israel

Israeli aircraft and tanks reportedly responded by shelling the Gaza town of Beit Hanoun. Israeli army spokesperson Peter Lerner said Israeli forces retaliated to the rocket attack by hitting targets of the Hamas movement, which governs the besieged Gaza Strip .

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Massive Data Leak Hits French Submarine Firm

The Indian government is investigating the leak of more than 22,000 pages of documents that reveal secret data about its new high-tech fleet of submarines. Variants of Scorpene submarines are also used by Malaysia and Chile, with Brazil to join the club soon. The Scorpene submarines are being built in Mumbai at a cost of United States dollars 3.5 billion.

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Oil prices rise as dollar retreats from two-week high

The October contract for global benchmark Brent was up 0.35% at $49.43 a barrel, while USA counterpart West Texas Intermediate was up 0.4% at $47.17 a barrel. The U.S. dollar index, measured against a basket of six leading currencies, touched 96.143 .DXY on Tuesday, its highest since August 9. The dollar strengthened after recent hawkish comments by Fed Chair Janet Yellen and Vice Chair Stanley Fischer boosted expectations that a rate hike by the United States central bank at its September ...

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Cow-eating croc caught in Northern Australia

In the video a tattoo-clad police officer sits on top of the growling animal while three men tape its mouth with duct tape. Mark Berry called the capture "a bit of an unorthodox extraction" as the crocodile could be seen flailing about and almost broke free as crews pulled it ashore.

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Facebook Inc. will not become a media company: Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg handed over a Facebook drone when he, and his wife Priscilla Chan, met Pope Francis on Monday. Mark told Pope Francis that he truly admires his message of tenderness and mercy and the way the Pontiff can communicate and get through to people of varying faiths in the world.

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Gears of War 4: Horde Mode 3.0 Details Revealed

In addition to launching with Horde 3.0 on October 11, Gears 4 will also include Run the Jewels' Killer Mike and El-P as playable multiplayer characters . As previously reported , those that are able to make it PAX will have the chance to go hands-on with Gears of War 4 and Horde 3.0. Dubbed Horde 3.0, the new version will add features like character classes, buildable defenses and damage bonuses to assist in holding the line against mobs of enemies.

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NZ issues tsunami warning after quake

The quake did not pose any danger of a tsunami on the Pacific coast of Canada or the United States, the US National Tsunami Warning Center said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued a Pacific-wide warning, but a "very small" tsunami hit the northern coast of New Zealand, USGS geophysicist John Bellini said.

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Philippine president turns down UN meeting

According to Duterte, Obama must understand the drug problem that the Philippines is facing before he can talk about human rights. I would insist, listen to me: "this is what the problem is, then we can talk". "We strongly urge the Philippines to ensure its law enforcement efforts comply with its human rights obligations". We believe in respect for universal human rights.

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg eats at a local food joint in Kenya

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is in Kenya. Zuckerberg says he is visiting, among other places, iHub where he was shown around the Gearbox lab - a prototype development hub. It is the first time the CEO has visited sub-Saharan Africa, and his visit expected to ignite interest in Tech in Africa. The energy here is wonderful and I'm excited to learn as much as I can.

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Irish cabinet delays decision on Apple tax appeal

Ministers and TDs from the Independent Alliance met this afternoon to discuss their position, but the meeting ended after over an hour. Ministers are gathering for a special cabinet meeting where Michael Noonan will seek agreement on an appeal.

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Harley-Davidson to lay off 39 employees in Tomahawk

The reductions at Harley's Springettsbury Township facility are among 200 positions Harley is eliminating at its USA plants, Lauer said. It reduced the number of motorcycles it expects to ship for the year to between 264,000 and 269,000. However, Zarilla doesn't think the offer will be popular among workers. Lauer said the number of positions is approximate and does not necessarily include employees because a number of positions now are open and will not be filled.

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Airline mixes up 2 young boys, flies them to wrong cities

Despite JetBlue's attempts to make things right , Martinez has hired an attorney, Sanford Rubenstein, and plans to sue. [Image via Shutterstock/Romrodphoto] Martinez was eventually put on the phone with her son. Mother of a 5-year-old boy in NY has said her son was put on a wrong flight by JetBlue when he was traveling alone from the Dominican Republic and that she was presented with a wrong child by the U.S.

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Florida's Gulf coast braces for tropical storm

Charleston is making preparations for more flooding less than a year after historic rains caused closure of the SC city's downtown. Life-threatening flooding could result from the heavy rain and storm surge , the Hurricane Center said. And no inbound vessels are being allowed to call until the storm passes. Tornadoes are also possible as the storm plows across North Florida Friday.


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