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Mixed fortunes for Nigerian clubs in CAF competition

Striker Kabiru Umar (right) of Plateau United. MFM FC were taught a bitter lesson by MC Alger as they got spanked 6-0 in the First round, second leg Caf Champions League encounter played on Saturday. Nigeria will thus have four clubs in the next round of the Confederation Cup. CAF Champions League blackout: Nigeria have failed to produce a participant in the group-stage of the CAF Champions League for a second year running.

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American Adults Consume 17.5 Billion Drinks a Year, CDC Reports

About 37 million adult Americans engage in the practice of binge drinking , consuming over 17 billion drinks during these "binges" in 2015. For binge consumers , 4 out of each 5 drinks were devoured by men. The states with the highest binge drinking levels were Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Hawaii. Binge drinking was most prevalent among whites (19 percent), followed by American Indians/Alaska Natives (18 percent), Hispanics (16 percent), blacks (13 percent) and people of ...

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Turkish troops seize Syrian town center from Kurdish fighters

Human Rights Watch has called on the United Nations to form a team of observers and deploy them in Eastern Ghouta, near the Syrian capital of Damascus amid fears that the Syrian government might use illegal methods in its attack on the rebel- held areas.

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Upbeat India to take on B'desh in Nidahas Trophy final

Bangladeshi players' skills don't match their zeal always but there will be no inches given when the likes of Shakib Al Hasan , Mushfiqur Rahim or Mahmudullah step onto the field. They are all set to face India , who have comfortably been the best side in the tournament so far despite their flaws. The two cricket boards have had good relations for the last 10-15 years.

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US FDA pushing to reduce amount of nicotine in cigarettes

The agency also calculates that about 5 million more people would quit cigarettes within one year of implementing limits. On average, smokers absorb 10 percent of the nicotine contained, with the typical systemic intake of 1-2 mg of nicotine per cigarette, according to the National Institutes of Health.

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AIIMS doctor among 5 dead in Yamuna Expressway accident near Mathura

The police said there were several people in the auto which was headed from New Delhi to Agra to celebrate the birthday of one of them. Five people, including three doctors of AIIMS, were killed in these two major accidents, while 27 people were injured in both accidents.

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Bottled Water Contaminated with Plastic Particles

The research by the State University of NY screened more than 250 bottles of water from 11 different brands bought in nine countries - the largest investigation of its kind. None of the other companies agreed to publicize their plastic contamination test results, according to Orb Media. Orb Media tested hundreds of bottles from nine different countries and found that over 93 percent of them contained microplastics, with an average of 10.4 plastic particles per liter.

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United States students have had #ENOUGH: The mass school walkout in pictures

A group of students at Valley High School walked out of school on Thursday, the day after a student-led school assembly on National School Walkout Day . "We've worked hard to make our students safe here". Emma Gonzalez and all the other Douglas kids have shown us that we have a voice even if we don't have a vote yet.

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Will contest case filed by Majithia, says Singh

Khaira had, at a meeting of MLAs on Friday, said that any meeting about issues pertaining to Punjab should take place in Chandigarh , not in Delhi . AAP had made the allegations of drug peddling on Majithia as the focus of its campaign in last year's Punjab polls. With what face will they speak against drugs in Punjab now? The letter also added, "Because of my allegations made against you at various political rallies, public meetings, TV programs, print, electronic and social media, you ...

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UK MPs: No time for invisible Irish border customs arrangements before Brexit

Ahead of three days of talks on the issue this weekend, EU officials said the British government would have to reconsider the possibility of Northern Ireland effectively staying in the customs union and single market, a position it has previously rejected.

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Atletico Madrid soar into Europa League quarters by thrashing Lokomotiv Moscow

Angel Correa began Atletico's goal count in the 16th minute, but Maciej Rybus responded four minutes later with Lokomotiv's only goal in the game. AC Milan , Borussia Dortmund and Lyon all exited the Europa League at the last-16 stage on a night when tournament favourites Atletico Madrid scored five in Russian Federation.

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No damage to Ram Sethu, Centre tells SC

Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand , appearing for the Ministry of Shipping , today apprised the bench, that also comprised Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, of the stand and submitted that Swamy's PIL may now be disposed.

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Attorney General fires former Federal Bureau of Investigation adviser Andrew McCabe

The report - whose details were not publicly disclosed - is said to conclude that McCabe misled investigators about his role in directing other Federal Bureau of Investigation officials to speak with The Wall Street Journal about his involvement in a public inquiry into corruption in the United States.

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Match Day for CWRU medical students

It's a momentous day that will help define the futures of the more than 200 fourth-year medical students who gathered at the John T. Floore Country Store in Helotes, said Dr. USA medical students filled less than 45 percent of those residencies. "I'm also pleased that seven of our graduates matched in residency programs that we've started in the past seven years".

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Man killed by boulder dropped from California freeway overpass

According to the California Highway Patrol, a 2017 Toyota Corolla driven by a 21-year-old woman was westbound on the 134 Freeway in the carpool lane, traveling about 70 miles per hour when the boulder came down on the vehicle about 9 p.m.

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Washington has highest number of salmonella cases linked to kratom in US

Death is rare and no one has yet died from this outbreak, but sickened people have ranged in age from 6 years old to 67. But on the bright side, none of the bacterial strains in this outbreak have shown signs of antibiotic resistance. Federal health investigators spoke with 55 of the patients from the latest outbreak of which 40 reported consumption of kratom pills, tea or powder before the start of their symptoms.

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Strip Russia of World Cup and delay it to 2019, says MP

On Monday the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, claimed that Russia was involved in the poisoning of a former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia who were living in the English cathedral city of Salisbury and were the subject of an attack with a suspected Russian manufactured nerve agent on United Kingdom soil.

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Finally! Sidharth Malhotra opens up on his break up with Alia Bhatt

On Friday, Alia thanked her well-wishers as said: "Thank you so much for all the birthday love". I'm not here to read about my personal life, but to work in movies, [and] create content. Later in the day, she also posted an adorable video of her one-year-old self, playing with father Mahesh Bhatt . Others who wished her include Neha Kakkar, Riteish Deshmukh, Shraddha Kapoor, Pulkit Samrat, Maniesh Paul, Sophie Choudry and Nimrat Kaur.

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Alia Bhatt releases new stills from Raazi on her 25th birthday

Alia Bhatt has given so many so unforgettable movies to the Bollywood industry. Alia Bhatt has turned 25 on Thursday, March 15, and unlike her previous birthdays, this will be a low-key one as she is busy with the hectic shoot schedule of Brahmastra in Bulgaria along with Ranbir Kapoor .

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Duke's Krzyzewski familiar with Iona thanks to another ACC coaching legend

The Blue Devils upped the intensity a bit defensively and when Allen hit a 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer, Duke led 53-39. "In the 2-3, it's really made to take away the corners and take away the inside game, but they were shooting a lot of threes", freshman big man Wendell Carter Jr .

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County health rankings out: How does your county stack up?

Montgomery County Health Department Administrator Amber Reed said she was drinking her first cup of coffee at home when she checked on the new rankings. In Leon County, the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is created to address specific opportunities for improved health that have been identified by the community.

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AAP Punjab chief Bhagwant Mann resigns after Arvind Kejriwal's apology to Majithia

Kejriwal's decision to withdraw his accusations against the former Punjab revenue minister has demolished the cornerstone of the party's anti-Akali narrative in Punjab, where their 2017 assembly election campaign was centred on Majithia's alleged involvement in a multi- crore drug racket.

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United States pursues India at WTO, widening trade offensive

Trump has said publicly he does not favor resorting to dispute resolutions at the WTO , where he claims the United States is at a disadvantage. Government data show that thousands of Indian companies receive benefits worth $7 billion (approximately Rs 4.5 lakh crore) annually from these schemes.

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Delhi HC extends Karti Chidambaram's protection from arrest in INX Media case

A bench of justices S Muralidhar and I S Mehta changed the date of hearing from March 20 to 22 after Karti's counsel said that senior advocate Kapil Sibal will not be available on March 20. On Tuesday, the ED had moved the apex court against the HC order, which had granted relief in the INX media money laundering case to the son of veteran Indian National Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram.

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Amid store closures, will Toys R Us outlet open on Staten Island?

Toys R Us customers that still have gift cards should use them as soon as possible. But it's unclear whether the toymakers will enjoy the same overall demand for their goods, partly because major retailers such as Walmart and Target don't have the same amount of shelf space devoted to toys as the Toys R Us stores.

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Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz pleads not guilty to killing 17

Authorities say the footage depicts actions by former Broward County sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson, who was armed and assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School but never went inside during the shooting. Cruz has made brief court appearances since the massacre, but his arraignment Wednesday came as the case has shifted in recent days, with a grand jury handing down a 34-count indictment last week and prosecutors announcing their decision on the death penalty this week.

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Dylann Roof's Sister Arrested for Having Drugs and Weapons at School

Morgan Roof , 18, was charged with two counts of bringing weapons to school, and simple possession of marijuana, on the day that students across the country walked out of their classrooms to honor the lives of 17 people who died at a high school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

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New Video Shows FL Officer Standing Outside High School as Massacre Unfolds

The video footage, along with audio dispatch records released last week, calls into question Peterson's statement and actions. Peterson, through his attorney, has pushed back on accusations that he acted cowardly, insisting he did not know where the shots were coming from and thought the shooter was outside, so he took cover.

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How Significant is Trump's Firing of Rex Tillerson?

Close ally Australia, which is working through an exemption from the U.S. tariffs, welcomed Pompeo's appointment. Schumer has hopes that Pompeo's selection at State will push Trump to get tougher with Russian Federation, a point on which Schumer says Tillerson was a disappointment .

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Seven more flu-related deaths reported since last week

Department of Public Health numbers from last week show that 112 people have died from the virus since the start of the season in late August 2017. Health officials said almost three percent of patients are being seen for flu-like illnesses in March compared to around twelve percent of people who were seen regarding the flu in February.

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Germany stay top of Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings; Poland join Spain in sixth place

Nigeria is still seventh best country on the continent as they are ranked behind Tunisia, Senegal, Congo DR, Morocco, Egypt and Cameroon. There was no change in the top five globally with Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium occupying first five positions though Poland dislodged Spain from the sixth place.

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Oklahoma mom pleads guilty to incest, going to prison

Patricia claimed that she didn't have a sexual relationship with her son and had married him so he wouldn't be sent into the military. Because of this, Misty Spann was allowed to withdraw her guilty plea. She will also be forced to register as a sex offender. Documents from Stephens County Court state Patricia Spann was also ordered to pay a $1,500 fine, $300 to the state victims' compensation fund and $991 in fees.

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Study finds smoking may cause hearing loss

Health experts have always been educating people about electronic cigarette that it is not just a secure alternative for the older tobacco cigarettes, but also a significant approach helping existing smokers quit smoking. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb invited the public to weigh in on details of the proposed regulation, including the correct amount of nicotine, what risks the new policy could pose and how fast it's rolled out.

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Physically-fit women less likely to develop dementia

The new research says that the stamina of middle aged women while reaching the peak exhaustion during their exercise can be associated to the risk of dementia . Dementia is an age-related condition that more commonly affects people over 65 years old. During that time, 44 of the women developed dementia. Responding to the study published in the journal Neurology , Dr David Reynolds, chief scientific officer at Alzheimer's Research UK, said: 'We know that exercise can improve heart ...

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Health Care Prices drives U.S. spending

This expense didn't lead to higher health outcomes, as the USA performed poorer on several population health outcomes than the other countries, the authors found. Among the other nations, Switzerland ranked next to the U.S.at 12.4 percent and Australia ranked the lowest at 9.6 percent. Despite the money poured into the USA health care system, however, Americans aren't healthier than people in other countries - just the opposite, in fact.