U.S. targets 10 countries over religious freedom violations

Advocates of religious freedom applauded the list, but said that several additional countries should have been added. The 10 countries on the CPC list are unchanged from previous year. A country is labeled as a CPC after it engages in "systemic, ongo... More..

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by | Friday, January 05, 2018

1 dead, dozens get sick after E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce

Coli infections. It also killed one person in the USA and one in Canada. One person has also died in Canada. Those states are California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New...More..

Flu deaths rise to seven in North Carolina
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Flu deaths rise to seven in North Carolina

In cases of those with flu-like symptoms, the department says they have over 10,000 unconfirmed cases. The child was between ages of 5 and 17. Nationally, there have been 12 pediatric deaths from the flu. D...More..

Laredo Health Department sees a rise in flu cases
by | Friday, January 05, 2018

Laredo Health Department sees a rise in flu cases

The number of reported cases represent a small proportion of the true number of cases of influenza. Dr. Gonzalez says, "If they start with flu like symptoms like fever, cough, extreme muscle aching they shoul...More..

Scientists Expect Chocolate to Go Extinct by 2050
by | Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Scientists Expect Chocolate to Go Extinct by 2050

Using the gene-editing machine CRISPR , the team hopes to make cacao plants more resilient to the changing weather conditions around the world. Scientists now predict that chocolate - which POTUS will somet...More..

Fears rise over 'Aussie Flu' outbreak after deaths recorded in Ireland
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Fears rise over 'Aussie Flu' outbreak after deaths recorded in Ireland

Public Health England reported a 156 percent jump in cases of infection as figures revealed 1,111 people were struck down with it last week. A flu vaccine, available at pharmacies and in good supply in the U...More..

Hollywood Stars Front Campaign Against Sexual Harassment
by | Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Hollywood Stars Front Campaign Against Sexual Harassment

This followed a letter of solidarity from 700,000 female Latina farmworkers who expressed their support for those in the entertainment industry who suffered sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace - a ...More..

U.S. civil rights activist Erica Garner dies at 27
by | Monday, January 01, 2018

U.S. civil rights activist Erica Garner dies at 27

Bernie Sanders said that although she "didn't ask to be an activist, she responded to the personal tragedy of seeing her father die ... by becoming a leading proponent for criminal justice reform and for an ...More..

Full List of 209 Board Chairmen, 1258 Members Appointed by Buhari
by | Monday, January 01, 2018

Full List of 209 Board Chairmen, 1258 Members Appointed by Buhari

Ex-aviation minister, Chief Olufemi Fani Kayode has attacked President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing a late Senator as the chairman of the Nigerian Press Council. Another is Kabir Umar, a former Emir of Kat...More..

Hardik Patel advises 'unhappy' Gujarat Dy CM Nitin Patel to join Congress
by | Sunday, December 31, 2017

Hardik Patel advises 'unhappy' Gujarat Dy CM Nitin Patel to join Congress

Ministers were allotted their portfolios three days after the oath taking ceremony of the Chief Minister of Gujarat. After senior BJP leader and deputy chief minister Nitin Patel expressed unhappiness ove...More..

North Carolina sees state's first child death from flu this season
by | Saturday, December 30, 2017

North Carolina sees state's first child death from flu this season

The best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu is to get vaccinated and practice proper handwashing and hygiene. Dr. Burnestine Taylor, medical officer for disease control and prevention for th...More..

Florida minimum wage set to rise Monday
by | Saturday, December 30, 2017

Florida minimum wage set to rise Monday

Miami Beach wants the Florida Supreme Court to take up a battle about whether the city can move forward with a local minimum wage. At least 19 other California cities will have higher rates than the state as ...More..

Trump Fires HIV/AIDS Advisory Council With No Explanation
by | Saturday, December 30, 2017

Trump Fires HIV/AIDS Advisory Council With No Explanation

One of those members ― Gabriel Maldonado , CEO of the Riverside, Calif. -based LGBT and HIV/AIDS group Truevolution ― told the Washington Blade , however, that "it is common for appointees to be terminated an...More..

Washington State vs. Michigan State Live Stream
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

Washington State vs. Michigan State Live Stream

Isaiah Johnson-Mack announced he was transferring from the program , and Tavares Martin Jr . was dismissed after the Apple Cup , though there's dispute as to why. The Spartan passing defense will be tested a...More..

More Jobs, Lower Unemployment
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

More Jobs, Lower Unemployment

John Slenker, the Labor Department's regional economist in Buffalo, said the shrinking labor pool is making it harder for companies to find qualified workers, even though the pace of job growth locally has been...More..

Canadian Blood Services says 1200 donations needed over holidays
by | Friday, December 29, 2017

Canadian Blood Services says 1200 donations needed over holidays

This is like a dream land for them". He didn't realize how cold it was outside until he got ready to leave for the blood donation. Across England 900,000 people gave blood in 2017. Shaun Richer, Canadian Bl...More..

PM can't be taken at face value: Rahul
by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

PM can't be taken at face value: Rahul

On its part, the Congress party said it does not approve of any remarks made against the prime minister, apparently in a reference to the "neech" remark made by its MP, Mani Shankar Aiyar. Members of the Samajw...More..

NFL Cancels 'Sunday Night Football.' Here's the Reason Why
by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

NFL Cancels 'Sunday Night Football.' Here's the Reason Why

NBC has to feel slighted, but also perhaps relieved as it won't have to worry about low ratings for its storied SNF franchise on New Year's Eve, and there's no threat of the game running late and perhaps ru...More..

Laura Plummer convicted over painkillers is sent to notorious Egyptian jail
by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

Laura Plummer convicted over painkillers is sent to notorious Egyptian jail

However, reports her sister had been attacked in prison were not true, Rachel said. Laura Plummer, from Hull, was arrested in Egypt after 290 Tramadol tablets and some naproxen were found in her suitcase....More..

by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

Fireball lights up social media, evening sky in New England

A suspected meteor streaked across the night sky, capturing the attention of stargazers in eight New England states. No need to check your glasses; it turns out it was seen across Massachusetts, Vermont, New Ha...More..

'Gaming disorder' to be recognized as mental health condition
by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

'Gaming disorder' to be recognized as mental health condition

According to ABC , the update is not meant to suggest that anyone who plays video games is harboring a mental-health disorder. The term " gaming disorder " isn't limited to video games in the entry. Signs...More..

Pot use among pregnant women rising, study says
by | Thursday, December 28, 2017

Pot use among pregnant women rising, study says

The researchers found that the prevalence of marijuana use, based on self-reports or toxicology results, soared among all age groups, but the biggest rise was among those 24 and younger. "Pregnant women or wome...More..

20K litres of water free, but you pay for all if exceeds
by | Wednesday, December 27, 2017

20K litres of water free, but you pay for all if exceeds

The hike will come into effect from February 1, 2018. The current hike comes three months after Kejriwal took over the ministerial portfolio of water after the removal of Kapil Mishra. During the 2015 electio...More..

Time and money saving tips when you return gifts this holiday season
by | Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Time and money saving tips when you return gifts this holiday season

Say you received a gift card with a tree on it or some other Christmas decoration. To make sure the trip is efficient, experts advise people to keep all receipts. Returns are extended. Best Buy says nearly ...More..

by | Wednesday, December 27, 2017

'Gaming Disorder' May Be Named a Mental Health Condition

Gaming disorder is characterized by persistent video game playing that takes precedent over other life interests and activities. Playing video games too much and too often will soon be recognized as a ment...More..

India Announce SA ODI Squad, Jadhav, Shardul Return; Umesh Misses Out
by | Tuesday, December 26, 2017

India Announce SA ODI Squad, Jadhav, Shardul Return; Umesh Misses Out

Regular skipper Virat Kohli as expected will lead the squad after missing out on the series against Sri Lanka due to his wedding commitments. Kedar Jadhav , who suffered a hamstring injury in early December...More..

Petrol scarcity: Buhari orders clampdown on hoarders
by | Monday, December 25, 2017

Petrol scarcity: Buhari orders clampdown on hoarders

Buhari made the disclosure in a 55-minute documentary, titled: "Buhari: Beyond the Iron and Steel", aired by the Nigerian Television Authority on Sunday. According to President Buhari, he remains in politics to...More..

Thomas Fire Officially Becomes Largest Wildfire on California Records
by | Monday, December 25, 2017

Thomas Fire Officially Becomes Largest Wildfire on California Records

At 273,246 acres, the Cedar fire killed 15 people and burned almost 3,000 structures before officials were able to get a handle on it. Two people have died as a result: a 70-year-old woman who was fleeing and g...More..

41 'minor' girls rescued from ashram in north Delhi's Rohini, says DCW
by | Monday, December 25, 2017

41 'minor' girls rescued from ashram in north Delhi's Rohini, says DCW

Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court has directed founder of Rohini ashram to be present before it on January 4. "Where is he? This inquiry (by the CBI) into the ashram, where girls and women were allegedly ...More..

Modi inaugurates Metro's Magenta line section
by | Monday, December 25, 2017

Modi inaugurates Metro's Magenta line section

Exclusion of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from the inauguration of Delhi Metro's Magenta Line has once again exposed the uncomfortable relationship between Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre...More..