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State confirms first West Nile virus case this year in region

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Couple that with news of a Kansas City child mysteriously dying from symptoms resembling West Nile and there is now heightened awareness of the virus throughout the area. Precautions include practicing the three "R's" - reduce , repel , and report . To reduce the possibility of contracting the virus, the health department recommends wearing shoes, socks and light-coloured clothing with long sleeves and full-length trousers when outside, especially overnight; use insect repellent ... Read More »

India will beat Pakistan, win Champions Trophy: Laxman

The cricket season is back with a bang with the ICC Champions Trophy due to kick off on Thursday and Intel is hoping to score big with some new innovations to the sport. Even though Australia's final Champions Trophy warm-up game against Pakistan was washed out on Monday after just 10.2 overs, Hastings feels that he is well prepared for the tournament as he has represented Worcestershire in seven Royal London One Day Cup matches , where he took 10 wickets at an average of ... Read More »

Sturgeon: SNP majority will help secure Indyref2

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said: " Nicola Sturgeon tried her usual trick today of trying to ignore independence in her speech but making sure she's pushing for it in her manifesto". As the nation's first minister she has the power to do so under devolution, but said she did not want to do so because her government did not have the power to tackle tax avoidance. Read More »

1 last doubt for Zidane: Creative Isco or overpowering Bale?

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The good thing in all of this is that we're one day closer to the final actually being played . Casillias also revealed that the 39-year-old Italian goalkeeper had a great season, and that he is in the final again which is "something positive for the old players like Petr Cech and me". Read More »

GDP growth slows to 7.1% in year of demonetisation

The disappointing growth numbers indicates that demonetisation-resulted cash crunch took a toll on the economy . For the full year ending 2016-17, growth came in at 7.1 percent, lower than 8 percent reading in the last financial year ending 2015-16, the government data said. Read More »

Florida officials confirm 7 cases of canine influenza

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Most dogs recover without complications, but the FDACS said some can require hospitalization. According to the Miami Herald , symptoms of dog flu include coughing, sneezing, runny noses, fever and lethargy. If you think your dog has the virus, call you veterinarian. To find out more information, head to this link . As a result, places such as grooming parlors and kennels should be avoided and proper treatment with antibiotics should be given at home to ensure good health and safety of ... Read More »

Washington Denounces Erdogan's Security Brutality against Protesters

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President Donald Trump earlier in the day. Last year, a similar incident took place during Erdogan's visit to Washington when Erdogan guards beat Turkish journalists who were protesting for their free speech rights. Police said they had arrested two people for assault and identified them as U.S. residents, 49-year-old Ayten Necmi of NY and 42-year-old Jalal Kheirabadi of Virginia. Read More »

Rift between Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli 'fictional'

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A coach should be somebody who is good for Indian cricket. The BCCI , though, stated that Kumble "will be a direct entry for the [selection] process". He is, however, bound to be disappointed considering India have only lost one series in any format under his charge: the two-match Twenty20 series in Florida against West Indies last August. Read More »

Ruth Davidson: No indyref2 mandate even if 50% vote SNP

Speaking ahead of the launch in Edinburgh , Mr Rennie said the party would "protect jobs in Scotland by opposing an extreme Conservative Brexit and giving people the right to reject a bad deal". However there was no timetable in the manifesto yesterday, prompting speculation the SNP leader was sidelining her plan after Mrs May insisted " now is not the time " for a new vote. Read More »

Sturgeon insists Scots must be offered independence as Brexit opt-out

Additionally, the SNP said it would continue to support the WASPI campaign. During last night's primetime leader's interviews with Jeremy Paxman, neither Conservative leader Theresa May nor Labour's Jeremy Corbyn mentioned the environment, with no questions on the topic from either Paxman or the live audience. Read More »

Sri Lanka Races To Rescue Flood Victims As The Death Toll Increases

Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez, reporting from Kalutara, south of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo , said some villages in the hilly interior were still inaccessible, while others were yet to receive any aid. "We are displaced and have no place to go", said Rathana Kumari, who fled her flooded home with her family and took refuge on the Southern Expressway, a highway linking Colombo with the cities of Matara and Galle. Read More »

All Blacks boss Steve Hansen questions Lions' tour schedule

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The Lions' degree of difficulty is also increased by them playing two Tests at Eden Park, Auckland, where New Zealand are unbeaten for 23 years. "I think a lot of it is just the confidence they have in each other and the team to know they can go points behind, they can be under the cosh for a while, but they can turn games around and still win". Read More »

Tobacco kills 7 million a year, wreaks environmental havoc

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Although the US already spends more money per person on health care than any other country on earth, it nevertheless ranks only 43rd in life expectancy - behind the Turks, Cayman, and Faroe Islands, Greece, South Korea, Italy, etc. These cancer-causing chemicals are referred to as carcinogens. Smoking is estimated to cause close to 10% of cardiovascular diseases. Most of the substances come from the burning tobacco leaves themselves, not from additives included in cigarettes (or other ... Read More »

Trump's communications director to step aside

A top White House communications staffer has resigned as US President Donald Trump considers a major staff overhaul. Deputy Chief of Staff Katie Walsh left the White House in March and, according to two sources with direct knowledge, Walsh will be consulting for an outside group that aims to help with Trump's agenda. Read More »

Climate Change Is Keeping People Awake?

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Warmer temperatures could cause 6 additional nights of insufficient sleep per 100 individuals by 2050 and approximately 14 extra nights per 100 by 2099. The main finding is that anomalous increases in nighttime temperature by 1 degree Celsius translate to three nights of insufficient sleep per 100 individuals per month. Read More »

India to launch communication satellite using its heaviest rocket

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He said, "After over 200 tests have been done on different components of this heavy-lift rocket, we are targeting to launch this new vehicle on June 5". Furthering the possibilities of indigenous launches of bigger satellites, it will reduce the dependence on other countries. Kumar said that the agency is working on using the capabilities of GSLV Mk III to explore options to send manned missions into space. Read More »

Here's who was sitting together on the Lions flights to New Zealand

Arrived with confidence after the success of 1971 and 1974 tours but lost test series 3-1 in a tour dogged by bad weather. Gatland led the Lions to a series victory in Australia in 2013 using a tactic, dubbed "Warrenball", which involves sending big ball carriers crashing across the gainline to draw in defenders and then looking to exploit gaps out wide. Read More »

Iqbal: Bangladesh should not be seen as underdogs

However, if you are in India the game will be broadcast on Star Sports network. And when he was again drafted into the middle order in the second warm-up tie against Bangladesh , he failed to get going once again as he was out bowled by Mustafizur Rahman. Read More »

106 freed Chibok girls free to return home

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She, however, insisted that their social engagements would be curtailed from public scrutiny as government would not want to turn the girls into celebrities and accord them special treatment over other Nigerians. The minister said the 82 girls, who have been in the custody of the Department of State Services since their rescue, were made to undergo several medical tests and treatment. Read More »

Shares in British Airways' parent company tumble

A spokeswoman said it was conducting an exhaustive investigation. BA services were decimated by the IT failure, which the airline attributed to a power cut and failure of back-up systems. Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair's chief marketing officer, told the BBC that airlines need clarity in terms of agreements underpinning global air travel. "That's what most businesses would do". Read More »

Tubelight's Naach Meri Jaan Song Still: Celebrate 'Bhaihood' With Salman & Sohail

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The man who is said to have a golden heart is also a man of many talents. Salman Khan was keeping himself busy on the sets of Tubelight with sketching a few portraits of Jesus Christ's face. Since Kabir is working with Salman on their third movie after Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan , he said: "It is great that I have got a chance to work with one of the biggest superstars of the country but I also managed to do three very different films, that is important". Read More »