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Ferguson drafted into Test squad to face Windies

He's played six limited over matches for New Zealand but is yet to make his Test debut. They are not flattering but he did impress in the final test last summer, the decider against South Africa in Hamilton last March. They will also have to cope without the injured BJ Watling and Tim Southee, who is on paternity leave. West Indies would face a very different challenge than the one they faced on relatively slower pitches of Zimbabwe.

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Joseph: Paxton Lynch out 2 to 4 weeks with high ankle sprain

The fight was a continuation of a dispute that started last season when Talib ripped Crabtree's chain off during the season finale. The Broncos are looking to snap a seven-game losing streak against the Miami Dolphins in Week 13. "I don't know the exact play, but I know that I got hit". Then, in an odd scene, Talib had to leave the field through the Raiders sideline after his ejection.

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Nitish Kumar to ban Padmavati in Bihar until Bhansali clarifies his stand

The Supreme Court on Tuesday took exception to people holding official positions making adverse comments about the Hindi film Padmavati , saying these breached the principle of rule of law.The court also said people in the position of responsibility should not comment on the film as it may prejudice the censor board.

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Oregon State Beavers hire Washington offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith as new coach

He was on Oregon State's 2000 team that went 11-1 and defeated Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl under coach Dennis Erickson. Smith played at Oregon State from 1998 through 2001 before serving as a graduate assistant with the program in 2002 and 2003.

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Health minister Nadda hails WHO's Malaria report

In 2016, governments of endemic countries provided US$ 800 million, representing 31% of total funding. Six percent of the world's new cases of malaria and seven percent deaths caused by the mosquito-borne infectious disease were reported from India as 216 million people in 91 countries were infected in 2016, the World Health Organisation said in a report on Wednesday.

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New Study Links Obesity to Cancers

The team assumed a 10-year lag between risk factor exposure and cancer diagnosis, so used 2002 data from the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration and 2012 GLOBOCAN cancer incidence data from the 175 countries for which both were available. Of 14,067,894 reported cancer cases in 2012, 280,100 (2%) were attributed to diabetes alone, 544,300 (3.9%) were attributed to a high BMI alone, and 792,600 (5.6%) were attributed to both.

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Paytm Payments Bank inaugurated today; here's a look at its key features

Defending the Ordinance to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday took a dig at the previous UPA government and asked why it did not take action against loan defaulters. Last month the government said it will recapitalise state-owned lenders with Rs 2.11 lakh crore over the next two years. Paytm ka ATM refers to any merchant and corner stores which have been turned into cash withdrawal points and use Aadhaar as the base, such as ...

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Africans are being sold at Libyan slave markets. Thanks, Hillary Clinton

Some prominent Ghanaian, including former President Jerry John Rawlings, said black Africans were all equal under the regime of the former Libyan leader Brother Muamar Al Gaddafi and called for an immediate stoppage to inhuman treatment of African migrants in Libya .

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Research shows samples from alleged 'yetis' are likely from bears

One sample studied by the team consisted of a preserved scrap of skin from the hand or paw of a Yeti , which turned out to be from an Asian black bear . Just as the okapi , discovered in 1901, was reportedly fabled as an "African unicorn", for instance, or remains of Australia's megafauna could have given rise to Aboriginal myths such as the Giant Devil Dingo.

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Pick-me-up as Viagra to be sold over the counter

Over the past 5 years, investigators from MHRA have seized more than £50 million of unlicensed and counterfeit erectile dysfunction medicines. NPA chief pharmacist Leyla Hannbeck said: "We welcome the MHRA's decision to make sildenafil available behind the counter at pharmacies, after a consultation".

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CDC: HIV Being Diagnosed Sooner After Infection

A little over 50 percent of those who do not know they are infected live in southern states, according to CDC. Among high risk individuals, many reported not being tested in the prior year, including 29 percent of gay and bisexual men, 42 percent of people who inject drugs and 59 percent of heterosexuals at increased risk for HIV .

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Inmate with skeleton face tattoo escapes from work crew

Authorities said Hughes was last seen near Interstate 5 and Country Club Boulevard. Ironically, Hughes had a little over two months left on his sentence with his release date being February 6 of next year. Sheriff's Special Teams are working to find and return Hughes to the Honor Farm. Anyone with information about Hughes' whereabouts is asked to contact deputies at 209-468-4400.

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Republic's scarlet fever figures unknown despite 50-year peak in England

All areas of England reported a marked rise in scarlet fever cases, with children under 10 years old representing 87 per cent of total cases. The age-old killer scarlet fever is on the rise in England and East Asia, according to research published Monday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, and investigators don't know why.

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USA working with India, Pakistan to stabilise Afghanistan

The top USA general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan's support for militants so far, despite President Donald Trump taking a tougher line against Islamabad. Speaking in a video briefing from Afghanistan, the general said the changes would help local troops "maintain a tempo that will enable them to start retaking 80 percent of the country over the next two years".

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Beware of at-home DNA test kits, Sen. Schumer warns

In a statement, a representative for 23andMe said the company doesn't sell individual data. Ancestry, MyHeritage and 23andMe are some of the companies selling the at-home DNA test kits, which allow users to find out more about their genetics and family heritage by analyzing a sample of their saliva.

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FDA issues alert to dog owners over 'bone treats'

The illnesses and the symptoms reported to the FDA by veterinarians and dog owners who gave the bone treats to their pets included: Gastrointestinal obstruction (blockage in the digestive tract), Choking, Cuts and wounds in the mouth or on the tonsils, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Bleeding from the rectum, and/or even Death.

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Artificial muscles provide the robots of the " super-powers "

According to the history, the robots have been made up from metal and several other solid materials, because they give them robustness. but, at the same time robots also required to be made up of soft, pliant materials for dealing with the places that are hard-to-reach, also for the navigation of unpredictable environments and interacting safely with people, such as perils of shaking hands with robots having steely grips.

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Research Says Earthworms Can Grew & Reproduce In Mars-Like Conditions

Earthworms are capable of reproducing in a Mars-like environment, as per recent investigation, a crucial revelation that guides research into developing yields on Mars. If humans are ever going to colonize Mars - which we will, if NASA and Elon Musk have their way - then we need to make sure we can grow food locally.

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Zimbabwe court denies bail to Robert Mugabe's former finance minister

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday named Patrick Chinamasa acting finance minister until a new cabinet has been appointed, the chief secretary to the president and cabinet said on Monday. They come after a military operation led to Mugabe's resignation last Tuesday, ending his almost four decades in power. Chombo is also accused of defrauding the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe of US$39 million intended as agricultural support funds.

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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says Pittsburgh should win it all

The Steelers have struggled mightily against New England, which has won four straight and five of its past six against Pittsburgh, with Tom Brady throwing for 18 touchdowns and zero interceptions over his past six meetings. "Oh, we can win it all". "I sense that about the group". I think that's my mentality. "But checking the boxes doesn't run the race". Looking even further down the line, Tomlin is confident in his team's chances of winning everything.

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Why big tobacco is paying for anti-smoking ads

After 11 years of appeals and delays, a federal court has finally forced tobacco companies Altria, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Lorillard, and Philip Morris USA to run a year-long advertising campaign in which they will admit that they tried to make cigarettes more addictive and that smoking kills more people than die from murder, HIV/AIDS, suicide, auto crashes, drug overdoses, and alcohol combined , among other messages.

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Indiana Nurse Under Investigation for Tweets about Killing White Babies

An IU Health spokesman confirmed that Baker is a registered nurse, but refused to reveal the hospital she is now employed at. IN officials said that they were investigating this nurse for several racist posts on her social media account this weekend, and identified that her name was Taiyesha Baker.

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49ers regress in 24-13 loss to Seahawks

The Seahawks tacked on another touchdown, on a Wilson pass to Jimmy Graham in the fourth quarter, and a field goal to seal the Niners' fate. None was bigger than the remarkable first-half interception when Wagner stole the ball away from 49ers receiver Trent Taylor, setting up the Seahawks' first-half touchdown.

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Flies more germ-laden than suspected

Ana Carolina Junqueira, a professor of genetics and genomics at the Federal University of Rio De Janeiro, added: "This is the first study that depicts the entire microbial DNA content of insect vectors using unbiased methods". Surprisingly, flies collected from stables carried fewer pathogens than those collected from urban environments, the findings showed. They also found 15 instances of a human pathogen called Helicobacter pylori , which causes gut ulcers, mostly in flies collected in ...

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Coins, needles, 5 kg of metal objects found in man's stomach

Doctors initially thought the patient, 35-year-old Maksud Khan from the city of Satna, might be suffering from severe poisoning. Surgeons at Sanjay Gandhi Hospital in Satna, Madhya Pradesh , India rushed Khan to the operating room and removed seven kilos' worth of foreign objects.

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Vote For Any Candidate That Can Defeat The BJP, Appeals Arvind Kejriwal

I appeal to the people of the state, please vote for a candidate that can defeat the BJP candidate. In a veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah, Kejriwal said that the AAP is "not like a Napolean" whose intention is to win every state election, but its real goal is to change the system.

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During MS Dhoni visits in Kashmir crowd was cheering Boom Boom Afridi

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that the Indian government will have the final say on playing a bilateral cricket series against Pakistan. " Boom boom Afridi , " reverberated at high pitch with few slogans of praising local militants as well.

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Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge host Post wedding cocktail party, Celebs attend

The caption was "23.11.2017??" In fact, this actress had also earlier given us a sneak peek into the register marriage ceremony of the cricketer and actress on social media by sharing pictures . Sachin Tendulkar and his wife Anjali arrived at the party wearing bright pink and orange ensemble. Sagarika looked like a sight to behold in the lehenga , which boasted of silver, geometric embellishments that looked just so trendy and refreshing.

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Meeting of IMCTC begins in Riyadh

Canikli's remarks came during a meeting of the defence ministers of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition ( IMCTC ) in Saudi capital Riyadh . The coalition encompasses an integrated approach to coordinate and unite on four key domains: strategic focus, ideology, communications, terror finance and military initiatives.

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Avatar therapy helps to quell schizophrenic voices

Researchers have devised an innovative new therapy which could help people suffering with schizophrenia to deal with the threatening voices in their head, according to a new study. Patients set targets before each session and practised standing up to the avatar and correcting any misconceptions it had about them. All of the participants had been hearing voices for over a year.

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Taiwanese advances to Hong Kong Open final

Sindhu will be eyeing her third Superseries title after wins in the India Open in New Delhi and in South Korea. In BWF World Championship held from 21 to 27 August 2017 at Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Sindhu won silver after losing to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the finals with sores 19-21, 22-20, 20-22.

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Christmas tree shortage will affect people all over the nation

Zellner said their farm normally supplies other Christmas tree sellers around town, but because of the shortage, they won't be able to do it this year. The farm already selling around 70 trees. "It just seemed like everything was going up, up, up". The News bought the farm in 1976. Christmas trees are a almost universal element in holiday decorating.

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Latest Budget Gives The NHS £350m To Last The Winter

Meanwhile, Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth said patients had been let down by a budget that won't fix the NHS's "deep and severe problems". £3.5bn will be invested in upgrading NHS buildings and improving care. This takes the total new funding to £6.3bn. "And there is further capital there to enable the NHS to modernise and become more efficient".

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Court Remands Killer Wife, Maryam Sanda In Prison Custody

The presiding judge, Justice Yusuf Halilu , remanded her in Suleja Prison , Niger State. The Command said it made a decision to retain Maryam in its custody instead of remanding her in prison considering the fact that she is nursing a baby.

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Chip Kelly out of the running at Florida

It now appears the decision to back out was Florida's as it had, according to CBS Sports , been going back and forth with Kelly over retaining some of previous coach McElwain's staff, most notably defensive coordinator and interim head coach Randy Shannon.