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Treatment restores signs of awareness in brain-injured Patient

Anyone who is in a vegetative state for more than a few weeks is said to be in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) and a paper in 2011 found people perceive those in PVS to have "less mental capacity than the dead". To test the ability of VNS to restore consciousness, the researchers , led by Sirigu and clinicians lead by Jacques Luauté, wanted to select a hard case to ensure that any improvements couldn't be explained by chance.

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This Chinese robot dentist completed its first ever operation without any human!

Developing the system took four years, and it's the joint work of the Fourth Military Medical University and the Robot Institute at Beihang University in Beijing. During the surgery, the robot performed flawlessly. A robot has carried out a dental operation all by itself. The idea of robot dentists is clearly promising, but it could also raise safety concerns among people undergoing surgeries.

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Iran tests new missile defying U.S. warnings

During Friday's military parade, President Hassan Rouhani said his country would strengthen its missile capabilities without seeking permission from any other country. The test-firing of the Khorramshar missile announced on state media on Saturday (September 23). "It has the potential to carry nuclear warheads, but I am skeptical as to whether it can carry multiple ones because nuclear warheads are so large", said Fitzpatrick, who also heads the think tank's Non-Proliferation and Nuclear ...

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Sensex falls 288 points; Nifty trades at 9872-level

Collectively these six alone shaved off about 220 points out of the 296 point slump in the index. "Outflow of foreign funds due to the concern on gap between high valuation and earnings growth and Fed's stance to trim their balance sheet impacted the market sentiment".

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Breaking Soda: Meth-Laced 7Up Creates Health Hazard in Mexico

According to a Banner Health news release , medical toxicologists and physicians are on alert after reports surfaced that methamphetamine was found in 7Up drinks originating in Mexicali. It warned that symptoms may manifest themselves suddenly, and consuming contaminated 7-Up can be life threatening. Their symptoms included irritation of or abnormal taste in the mouth or throat, burning in the esophagus, nausea or vomiting, difficulty breathing, and a fast or irregular heartbeat.

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Padmavati: Shahid Kapoor's look as Maharawal Ratan Singh out

With the makers of " Padmavati " unveiling the awesome and royal looks of both Deepika and Shahid, we now more curious to witness Ranveer Singh's look as Alauddin Khilji in the movie. Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Bhansali Productions presents Padmavati with direction and music by Sanjay Leela Bhansali . Sharing the posters, Deepika , Shahid and actor Ranveer Singh , who will be playing the role of Alauddin Khilji tweeted: "Saahas, samarthya aur samman ka prateek".

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US Refuses To Consider "IPOB A Terrorist Organisation"

Kanu's lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, argued that the court order labeling IPOB as a terrorist group was heard ex parte - i.e. without notice to the other interested party. The statement followed media reports about the US and European Union saying the group could not be declared a terrorist organization under their laws.

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Enforcement Directorate attaches Karti Chidambaram's assets worth Rs 1.16 crore

The procedure was conducted by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the Aircel-Maxis case. The law enforcement agency, in its investigation, also found that the amount for FIPB approval was wrongly projected to hide the facts.

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IT dept unearths over Rs 650 crore 'concealed income'

Siddhartha was raided by I-T sleuths on September 21. The raids were conducted under the directions and supervision of the Income Tax department's investigation cell director-general BR Balakrishnan. The income-tax department concluded its search on the Coffee Day Group companies on Sunday. CDEL's shares were trading at Rs 210 apiece as against its closing share price of ₹ 231.90 on Friday, September 22.

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Burnley, Huddersfield battle out goalless draw

Burnley have already claimed a home win this season, although they were second best in that win over Crystal Palace and Chris Wood's victor that day is the only goal they've scored at Turf Moor in three games so far. And the former England Under 21 global believes nine points from six games represents a solid start to the campaign: "Yeah, it's a good start". Ince fired wide from 20 metres out after a swift counter-attack and then substitute Rajiv van La Parra was booked for a blatant ...

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India court acquits Bollywood director convicted of raping Columbia University student

During the trial, the American researcher stood by her complaint and alleged that Farooqui had raped her, while he denied the allegations, and claimed he was falsely implicated. The complaint said that he had taken advantage of the situation when there was nobody else in the house. For the uninitiated, Mahmood Farooqui, who happened to be the co-director of Peepli (Live ), was pronounced guilty of raping a USA citizen.

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Egyptian once known as 'world's heaviest woman' dies in UAE

She was treated by a team of around 15 doctors led by renowned specialist Muffazal Lakdawala at the Saifee hospital. She earlier received medical treatment in India and underwent surgery that saw her lose some 600lbs. Dr Lakdawala had confirmed Eman's lowest weight was 171 kgs and not 200 kg as per the claims made by her sister. She is now in post-operative care, it said.

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Myanmar searches for more Hindu corpses as mass grave unearthed

According to United Nations 430,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh in the last few months. The allegations coming out of the remote region are hard to verify because the army has blocked access to the area. The Islamist-insurgent outfit Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) is responsible for their murder, the Myanmar Army said. Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay confirmed the grim discovery to AFP , as did a senior police officer in Rakhine who requested anonymity.

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Rohingya villages 'burnt to the ground by Myanmar security forces'

Indian Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi says he is hugely disappointed with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's stand on the Rohingya issue, calling it among this "era's biggest humanitarian crises". "I don't understand why Myanmar thinks we are outsiders or that we are from Bangladesh". Speaking to media on Saturday, Minister Bathiudeen said that the social media reports have published false accusations that he is taking measures to settle Rohingya refugees in Sri Lanka.

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USA showing North Korea its military might

US bombers and fighter escorts flew off the coast of North Korea on Saturday and US President Donald Trump took to Twitter with verbal threats as the brinkmanship with Pyongyang intensified. Over the weekend, Trump dialled up the rhetoric against North Korea again , warning the country's foreign minister that he and leader Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer".

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WAFU Cup: Niger Edge Benin To Claim 3rd Spot

The Black Stars lost 2-0 Nigeria in the last group game of the ongoing WAFU Cup last week and will be looking to make amends in Sunday's rematch final. There was no chance for Ezenwa . The woes of Nigeria increased as Sarfo kept his cool to put his spot kick past Ezenwa in the 77th minute. Nigeria came out stronger in the second half and had a lot of the possession, but lacked the cutting edge to get behind a well-drilled Ghana defence.

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Jennifer Lopez Donating $1 Million to Aid Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico

JetBlue, which provided a plane for Cuomo's trip, has pledged $1 million in flights to transport passengers and supplies to Puerto Rico. In the meantime, Cuomo launched a statewide collection and contribution effort. Nydia Velazquez, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo and former Secretary of State Cesar Perales. "This is going to be a long hard road for Puerto Rico and this is a situation that will require billions of dollars in assistance", New York Gov.

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Hurricane Maria stays strong, Lee redevelops

Hurricane Maria is expected to soon create risky waves and strong rip currents along parts of the southeast USA coast as the Category 3 storm moves away from the Bahamas and into open water. The large area of high pressure that is responsible for our warm and sunny weather this weekend will remain in control of our weather to start the week, before it gradually weakens and relinquishes its grip.

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Shifty Maria could prompt storm watch here by tomorrow

Mainland Dare and Hyde counties eastward through the Outer Banks are now in the western part of the forecast cone, but even if the center of Maria remains offshore, impacts such as rough surf, a high risk for rip currents, beach erosion, and ocean overwash are probable.

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Refs Botch Big Call In Texas A&M vs. Arkansas Game

Instead of a 90-yard touchdown run, the play ended up being a 79-yard run. Mond accounted for 325 yards, with 216 passing and another 109 on the ground. Aggies settle for a FG and still trail Arkansas, 21-10. Mond couldn't get the Aggies into the touchdown after being ruled out at the 10, but his long run led them to a field goal, pulling them within 11 points.

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Trump gives 'final warning' on North Korea trade. What comes next?

Addressing the annual gathering in NY he continued: "Through such a prolonged and arduous struggle, now we are finally only a few steps away from the final gate of completion of the state nuclear force". If sanctions reach a critical point , North Korea "will hold those [countries] accountable", he said. The DR Congo-Korea Friendship and Solidarity Association said the launch on September 5 showed the North Know ranked "among the world's nuclear powers".

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Arsenal's Welbeck out for three weeks with groin injury

We don't know how bad his groin injury is but he will be out until the global break'. Arsenal return to action on October 14 following the second worldwide break of the season, with a trip to face Watford at Vicarage Road. Playmaker Mesut Ozil, midfielder Francis Coquelin and full-back Mathieu Debuchy will also be absent this evening. "He has a little inflammation of his knee".

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Roland-Jones to miss rest of the season through injury

Given the severity of his injury, Roland-Jones will miss the remainder of the domestic season, which includes Middlesex's crucial relegation clash against Somerset next week. "I'm content with where my game's at so it's really up to the selectors now to see who goes Down Under", the pacer said. It is understood the injury leaves Roland-Jones out of contention to be named in the squad next Wednesday, with the first Ashes Test only two months away - nearly to the day, in Brisbane on November 23.

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Delhi weather updates: Heavy rain cools down the temperature on this weekend

While the Palam Observatory's monthly mean stands at 105.3 mm and the observatory had recorded 89.4 mm of rains. Unlike Friday, however, there were no reports of major traffic snarls in the national capital, at least until early morning. The minimum temperature on Saturday was recorded at 23.5 degrees Celsius, the season's average. Formation of low pressure area over North Madhya Pradesh and adjoining areas is believed to have caused the fresh spell of rains in the Delhi-NCR region.

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'Super malaria' strains resistant to drugs spreading in South Asia

What is this "super malaria" or "superbug" that is "spreading fast" in Southeast Asia? The fast spread of the mutated strain of the risky disease is an alarming global threat, scientists have warned. But as artemisinin has become less effective, the parasite has now evolved to resist piperaquine too. In southeast Asia, drug treatment failure rates (failure meaning that drugs are ineffective at curbing the effects of malaria , such as fever, mild jaundice, organ problems, anaemia, ...

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Google's new Doodle celebrates the 100th birthday of Indian chemist Asima Chatterjee

Google Doodle celebrates Dr Asima Chatterjee's birth anniversary. Her research focused primarily on the medicinal properties of Indian plants, and contributed to developing drugs that treated epilepsy and malaria. According to Pakrashi, Chatterjee "published around 400 papers in national and worldwide journals and more than a score of review articles in reputed serial volumes".

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SBI life IPO subscribed 3.58 times on concluding day

SBI Life Insurance Company had raised Rs 2,226 crore by allotting 3.18 crore shares to 69 anchor investors on Tuesday post market hours. The issue comprises of offer for sale up to eight crore shares by joint venture parteners State Bank of India (SBI) and four crore by BNP Paribas Cardif S.A.

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Breaking! Chennai Express producer Karim Morani surrenders in rape case

After the SC directed him to surrender to police, Morani turned himself in at the Hayathnagar police station at 9 am. The Supreme Court on Friday declined to interfere with an order passed by the Hyderabad High Court for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana canceling the anticipatory bail granted to Bollywood film producer Karim Morani in a rape case.

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NASA finds very heavy rainfall in Hurricane Maria

Maria destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes and scores of businesses on Dominica . Joel Santos says that assessment includes Punta Cana on the eastern tip of the country. Maximum sustained winds are near 160 miles per hour (260 kph) with higher gusts. This payout brings the total CCRIF payouts since the start of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season to some $50.7 million Dollars, invested by the insurance, which totals 120 million USD so far this year.

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India says some Rohingya are serious security threat

But he made no mention of the 422,000 Muslims who fled to Bangladesh to escape his army's sweeping counter-insurgency operation. The military operation was sparked by attacks carried out by Rohingya militants on police posts on August 25.

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Video shows child care workers taunting, abusing autistic boy

The alleged abuse was captured on video, and caused the little boy, who has reportedly been diagnosed with autism and ADHD, to hide under a table in tears while the women allegedly continued to taunt and harass him. "These workers were supposed to be trained in how to handle children with behavioral issues". "They are trained to de-escalate situations, but that obviously did not happen".

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Scientists develop anti-HIV superweapon that targets 99% of mutations

To even have a hope of helping the body fight it there needs to be a response that tackles not just one strain of HIV but every strain. "The concept of having a single antibody that binds to three unique sites on HIV is certainly an intriguing approach for investigators to pursue".

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It is for States to crack down on cow vigilantes: SC

Targets are often picked simply based on rumours and some have been attacked for even transporting cows for milk. "At the same time, law and order has to have primacy and anyone violating must be dealt with sternly", said a three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra , while hearing a petition by Congressman Tehseen S Poonawalla and activist Tushar Gandhi who sought direction to states to check cow vigilantism.

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Woman, stepmom accused of beating driver unconscious on road, reports say

Bailey, cops say, was subsequently pulled dragged out of the auto by Scarduzio and Gamberling, who then allegedly pummeled Bailey while she in the roadway. Quit hitting my mom. "I mean, how would you feel if somebody jumped into your vehicle, slammed it in park while you're at a light, and then simultaneously another person that's double and a half your size rips you out by your hair and starts brutally attacking you?" "Definitely, I don't want to beat my horn at anyone".

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Buhari leaves NY, now in London

Secial Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina , said President Buhari's appearance in NY was "worth the while" and immensely beneficial to Nigeria particularly Jordan's donation of 200 armoured vehicles to Nigeria under generous terms.