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South Korea Seizes Hong Kong Oil Tanker

The UN Security Council on Thursday meanwhile denied global port access to four North Korean ships suspected of carrying or having transported goods banned by worldwide sanctions targeting Pyongyang , diplomats told AFP . East Coast. The Hong Kong-flagged ship was chartered by Taiwanese company Billions Bunker Group and previously visited Yeosu port on October 11 to load up on Japanese refined petroleum and head to its claimed destination in Taiwan four days later, the authorities ...

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Shkreli's ex-lawyer convicted of aiding fraud scheme

Prosecutors said Greebel assisted Shkreli in defrauding Retrophin through a series of settlement and sham consulting agreements. Greebel was a former partner at the NY office of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, who served as outside counsel to Retrophin Inc , Shkreli's former biopharmaceutical company.

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2 more flu-related deaths reported in Dallas County

The state is seeing more flu activity than past year at this time, with 49 people needing hospital care. As of December 22, 2017, DE has recorded 129 laboratory-confirmed flu cases this season, with 49 of those cases requiring hospitalization.

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More Pregnant Moms in California Getting High

Marijuana is detectable in the urine up to 30 days after the last use, and many women do not realize they are pregnant until several weeks into their pregnancy. Pregnant women or women contemplating pregnancy should be encouraged to discontinue use of marijuana for medicinal purposes in favor of an alternative therapy for which there are better pregnancy-specific safety data.

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Jeff Teague (knee) could return in 2-to-4 weeks for Minnesota

Though head coach Tom Thibodeau has a bevy of high-usage players on his team, only Teague and Jimmy Butler are capable of the off-dribble dynamism that consistently leads to quality shot attempts, whether directly or indirectly. Durability has been one of his calling cards, with the 29-year-old point guard not missing more than 12 games in any season in his career. Butler has asserted himself as the alpha dog on this roster, and the Wolves are 8-2 in their last 10 games.

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Even Low Levels Of Air Pollution Could Be Deadly For Seniors

Medicare patients throughout the United States from 2000-2012 living in more than 39,000 zip codes. "Even those who live in rural areas with relatively low air pollution levels can get higher exposures on days when the regional air pollution levels are higher due to bad weather conditions or during a fire", Zhang said by email.

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Blood shortage in BC highlights urgent need for donations

Nammoura was born in Damascus, and moved to Canada 20 years ago. "It's a way to affirm, to show how thankful they are about how they've been treated by Canadians". "Here, there is a huge hunger among refugees, to say thank you in some way for everything that has been done for them". Donors with O-negative are considered to be "universal donors" because they are compatible with all blood types and that's especially helpful in emergency situations.

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Number of flu-related cases in San Diego skyrockets

Last season was the deadliest flu season on record here in Idaho with 72 influenza-related deaths. So far this season, the cases of reported flu have been similar to past year. "For us, it's been less widespread". The flu season typically runs from October through May. Australia in particular has had a miserable season - its largest since 2009, according to the Australian Department of Health .

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Should you really be taking calcium and vitamin D supplements?

In 2013, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force, a federal advisory board, said evidence that supports the benefit of supplements in older adults without osteoporosis or vitamin D deficiency was "insufficient", the Washington Post reported.

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'Gaming disorder' to be recognized as mental health condition

Another red flag is when someone chosses games over other interests in life - and keeps playing despite negative consequences. "The behavior pattern is of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning".

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Flu Season Expected to Peak after the Holidays

Experts expect the number of patients with flu-like symptoms in IL to increase within the next week, Hafiz said. The CDC advises everyone older than six months of age get the flu shot if they aren't allergic. The most common side effects from the influenza vaccine are soreness, redness, or swelling at the site of the injection and, in some cases, a low-grade fever, headache or muscle ache.

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More pregnant women are using pot, study finds

Nancy Goler, both of Kaiser Permanente Northern California in Oakland. Among pregnant teens younger than 18, marijuana use climbed from 12.5 percent to 21.8 percent, and among women 18 to 24, marijuana use climbed from 9.8 percent to 19 percent, the researchers found.

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Trump can't get a break: Letter to the editor

Trump tweeted , referencing donations that McCabe's wife received in her bid for Virginia State Senate. One of his golfing partner, Perdue, has been ranked one of the best golfers among elected officials in Washington, the Hill reported.

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Brand Bengaluru: The logo is finally here!

In an attempts to revive Bengaluru for tourism objective, the Karnataka government on Sunday launched its logo. According to reports, the logo was selected from 1,350 entries and the was devised by bankers-turned-designers Rushi Patel and M Venkateswara Rao, founders of Nammur, a design firm.

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Virginia Parents Killed By Daughter's Neo-Nazi Boyfriend

A teenager has been charged with fatally shooting a northern Virginia couple in their home. They say the teen knew the residents of the home, but was confronted by the parents once inside. Press reports have suggested that the boy had a history of associating with neo-Nazi elements. She was fiercely bright, loving, respectful and courageous and she fought against the cancer of Nazi hatred.

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Water, sewer tariff hiked by 20 per cent

The hike will be applicable starting 1 February. The BJP MP from northeast Delhi said, "The people are already suffering from the loot in the form of additional charges by the private power supply companies under the patronage of Kejriwal government and now this additional burden in the form of hike in water charges".

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Extreme videogaming will soon be labeled a mental illness

The International Classification of Diseases contains codes as well as signs and symptoms of diseases and disorders to be used by healthcare and clinicians across the globe. According to the Daily Mail , the behavior has to persist for at least 12 months before a diagnosis is considered. Vladimir Poznyak, from WHO's Department of Mental Health and Substance, says, Most people who play video games don't have a disorder but in some cases, overuse can lead to adverse effects.

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Union minister slams 'secularists', says Constitution to change

He doesn't know parliamentary or politically-correct language. "But trouble will arise if they say they are secular", he said. Hegde remarked that elected leaders would go to any lengths in changing the Constitution. The party said that it would resist any attempt to change the basic Nature of the Constitution and fight the BJP tooth and nail. According to media reports, Hegde also mocked secularists by saying they are unaware of their parentage.

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Former Miss America Mallory Hagan hopes scandal 'signals the reinvention' of pageant

Following the leak of the scathing internal emails by the Huffington Post on Thursday, Hagan, 28, said in a video posted to Twitter Friday morning that she hopes the story "will bring light to the type of behavior that's been in leadership of the Miss America Organization" and "really help us put in place people who care and embody the mission of Miss America", the pageant which aims to empower women and provides scholarships.

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Steelers rout Texans to clinch playoff bye

Yates briefly left Monday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers to undergo evaluation for a concussion during halftime. In a somewhat odd turn of events, Heinicke then suffered a concussion on the first possession of the second half.

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Wind chill advisory issued

There are even a few Wind Chill Advisories in effect for areas north of highway 30. Cold air will continue to funnel in and temperatures are falling down to dangerously cold levels. Bitterly cold wind chills are hitting much of Minnesota and Wisconsin on Christmas, and it's expected to stay that way into Tuesday. Cold temperatures are expected Christmas Day and the rest of the week, and a possible coastal storm may bring snow Thursday night and Friday.

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UM Health Doctors To Remove 10 Pound Tumor From Teen's Face

The "pimple" transformed into a 10-pound tumor on his face and now it threatens to suffocate the boy. Doctors in Miami will attempt to remove a basketball-sized tumor from a 14-year-old boy's face after doctors in Cuba refused to perform the surgery.

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Rohingya Refugee Children in Bangladesh Face a Nutrition, Health Crisis

Bangladesh's Unicef head Edouard Beigbeder said that "our worst fears have been confirmed". "Less than 16 per cent of children are consuming a minimal acceptable diet", Unicef said. The government of Buddhist-majority Myanmar has refused to accept Rohingya Muslims as a minority group, though they have lived in the country for generations.

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Life expectancy drops again in U.S. in wake of opioid crisis — CDC

And it's not like the average 78-year-old is dying one month earlier. But until recently those deaths have not affected overall life expectancy because of accompanying declines in heart disease-related deaths, he said. In November, a presidential commission published 56 recommendations for tackling the crisis, including setting up more drug courts to steer addicts who commit nonviolent crimes into treatment rather than prison, and increasing oversight of health-insurance plans to ensure they ...

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Vice Media Settles With 4 Women Over Sexual Harassment, Defamation

Former Vice journalist Abby Ellis said that Mojica "tried to kiss her against her will" in 2013. "The editor of the piece at that time has not been with the company in a decade", Vice said in a statement . The founders also listed steps the company is taking to improve its workplace culture and salvage its failure support current and former employees.

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Fewer people are taking flu vaccine — TEXAS VIEW

The flu season total is now 1,646, compared to 451 at a similar point previous year. Last week there were 78 positive flu test in the state. That's a significant increase from mid-November, when Dallas County specimens reported positive 7.5 percent of the time, also twice the national average of 4.4 percent at that time.

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Stoking Fears, Trump Defied Bureaucracy to Advance Immigration Agenda

Forty thousand had come from Nigeria, Mr. Trump added. The refusal came in light of risky revealing from the New York Times , which composed that, as indicated by two anonymous authorities, Trump said amid a gathering in June that individuals originating from Haiti "all have AIDS", that current Nigerian settlers could never "backpedal to their cabins" in Africa and that Afghanistan is a psychological oppressor shelter.

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More girls released from Rohini ashram

Locals informing that many girls were removed earlier yesterday morning before our last night visit. "Just rescued 5 more girls identified as minors by CWC from the ashram at Mohan Garden. Further, the DCW said that the girls have now been transferred to shelter homes. The owner claimed that nobody in his family has visited the two floors in the last seven years, said police sources.

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ALL Kids children's health insurance program to continue for now

Congress let funding for the program expire at the end of September. If Congress fails to re-authorize the program, the beneficiaries could lose health insurance. Many have credited CHIP with reducing the uninsured rate among children from 14 percent in 1997 to just 4.5 percent in 2015. Arizona's enrollment fell by more than 60 percent when the state temporarily froze the program in 2009, and North Carolina's enrollment fell by almost 30 percent when it froze CHIP for 10 months in 2001.

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Saudi royal palace targeted in Houthi missile attack

USA ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley described the strike as bearing "all the hallmarks of previous attacks using Iranian-provided weapons" as she announced Washington would be discussing options for Security Council action against Tehran.

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Karnataka high court slams government over cancellation of Sunny Leone event

Sunny Leone fans were left disappointed after fringe groups raised an objection to her musical show on New Year's eve in Bengaluru . As a part of remuneration, C 80 lakh has already been paid to the performers. The submissions on behalf of the police authorities was also made and the court was told that permission for the Sunny Leone event was never given and their application was sent back seeking some clarification.

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Amid Saudi War, Suspected Cholera Cases in Yemen Hit 1 Million

Marc Poncin, the emergency coordinator for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Yemen , told AFP that cholera mortality rates had been on a downtrend in recent months but that the disease was far from vanquished. As a result of the war, in which Saudi planes targeted hospitals and medical centers in the country, the health system In Yemen has virtually collapsed, with health workers unpaid for a year.

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Trump says 'Obamacare' is repealed. It isn't

But health care experts stressed the repeal of the insurance mandate does not wipe out the rest of Obamacare , including the state exchanges and the Medi-Cal expansion it authorized. In the past, Mr. Trump has said Obamacare is dying, and has said he wants to "let Obamacare fail". Enrollment for 2018 fell about 7 percent short of the 2017 numbers after federal officials cut the enrollment period in half and slashed funds to the program.

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'Pill mill' doctor who prescribed millions of opioids released on bail

He is accused of, among other things, causing five deaths of patients between 2013 and 2015 by "unlawfully distributing and dispensing controlled substances" to them, according to the US Justice Department. Kraynak is facing 19 charges, including five counts of the unlawful distribution and dispensing of a controlled substance resulting in death, 12 counts of prescribing controlled substances outside the usual course of professional practice and two counts of maintaining drug-involved premises ...

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Eating fish weekly improves kids' sleep, intelligence

Kids whose meals sometimes had fish included scored slightly more than three points. Previous research reveals certain types of fish contain omega-3 fatty acids, which play a role in the growth and development of nerve tissue and may therefore boost intelligence.