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SC lifts ban on sale of fire crackers in Delhi, NCR

SC lifts ban on sale of fire crackers in Delhi, NCR The ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi and NCR was imposed by Supreme Court in November 2016 due to the rise in the pollution levels after Diwali . The court also directed authorities to make sure that fireworks are not burst in silence zones and within 100 meters from hospitals, nursing homes, health centres, courts, religious places etc. [Full Article...]

Bangladesh seeks support to move fleeing Rohingya to remote, flood-prone island

Bangladesh seeks support to move fleeing Rohingya to remote, flood-prone island Before Aug. 25, Bangladesh had already been housing more than 100,000 Rohingya who arrived after bloody anti-Muslim rioting in 2012 or amid earlier persecution drives in Myanmar. "I call on the government to end its current cruel military operation, with accountability for all violations that have occurred and to reverse the pattern of severe and widespread discrimination against the Rohingya popu... [Full Article...]

Miami Beach to reopen for residents as Irma recovery begins

Miami Beach to reopen for residents as Irma recovery begins And encroaching waters in Jacksonville pushed a river beyond its banks near a hospital, according to Paige Kelton, a reporter for WJAX-TV. Almost 7 million people in the Southeast were warned to evacuate, including 6.4 million in Florida alone. [Full Article...]

Boyfriend of LaFontaine-Greywind gains legal custody of baby girl

Boyfriend of LaFontaine-Greywind gains legal custody of baby girl Almost 2,000 people have signed a petition for the city of Fargo to condemn and demolish an apartment building that housed the couple charged with killing their neighbor last month and kidnapping her child. The 22-year-old from Fargo, North Dakota, was eight months pregnant when she went missing on August 19 after going to visit her neighbour Brooke Lynn Crews. [Full Article...]

Continuous Sitting for Most of the Day May Increase Mortality Risk

Continuous Sitting for Most of the Day May Increase Mortality Risk He noted that exercise guidelines are usually precise. "That risk is reduced if we exercise at least 150 minutes per week, but not entirely eliminated", he concluded. The study published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine monitored nearly 8000 African-American and Caucasian participants over the age of 45 over a period of seven days. [Full Article...]

Father Tom Uzhunnalil released from captivity, Sushma Swaraj confirms

Father Tom Uzhunnalil released from captivity, Sushma Swaraj confirms Earlier this year, Swaraj had said India will spare no effort to secure release of Father Uzhunnalil. In the terrorist attack 16 people including nuns were killed in the attack. Since then, his kidnappers, who have not been identified, released two videos of him, that showed him pleading for his life, leading to speculation they were mercenaries looking for a ransom. [Full Article...]

Teenage girl found dead in hotel freezer, family demands answer

Teenage girl found dead in hotel freezer, family demands answer The girl was partying with her friends at the hotel till late Friday night when she went missing. Kenneka Jenkins was pronounced dead at 12:48 a.m.at the Crowne Plaza Hotel located in suburban Rosemont, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. [Full Article...]

Here's How Much Plane Tickets Cost To Leave Florida Amid Hurricane Irma

Here's How Much Plane Tickets Cost To Leave Florida Amid Hurricane Irma Airlines are offering more seats for those evacuating from the path of Hurricane Irma as spots on their regularly scheduled flights out of Florida fill up . The number of planes being moved out of Florida will rise if airports in northern and western areas of the state are hard hit, said Mead & Hunt's Blissit. [Full Article...]

Bengaluru civil court orders interim stay on AIDMK general council meeting

Bengaluru civil court orders interim stay on AIDMK general council meeting The Bench said the meeting can "go on" and there is "no stay" while upholding the single judge's order. While the crucial meet on Tuesday is expected to take some key decisions, it will serve as an occasion for the faction to display its strength. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma: What you need to know

Hurricane Irma: What you need to know Mike Sprayberry, N.C. emergency management director, said plans are in place to assist with sheltering and feeding large groups as needed. "Let's show Irma that we shoot first", the description read. Florida Power & Light, which provides power to an estimated 4.9 million accounts across the state, had about 3.6 million outages as of Monday morning, according to S&P Global Platts. [Full Article...]

'Little evidence' light alcohol consumption in pregnancy harms

'Little evidence' light alcohol consumption in pregnancy harms There is very little evidence that light drinking during pregnancy harms unborn babies, a study has found. A spokeswoman for the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) said: "What seems to lie at the heart of public messages addressing alcohol in pregnancy is whether women can be trusted to understand the existing evidence, and whether they are able to recognise the difference between li... [Full Article...]

Irma Weakens to Tropical Storm as It Heads Inland

Irma Weakens to Tropical Storm as It Heads Inland American Airlines said late last week that any timeline for resumption of flights will be governed by not only airport conditions, but also the ability of airport and airline staff to get to work. The carrier now has no aircraft in Florida . Mudslides and road washouts will be possible. These locations will also be on the northeastern side of the storm, heightening the risk of waterspouts and... [Full Article...]

CDC: People get infections from pet store puppies' feces

CDC: People get infections from pet store puppies' feces They say the CDC's questionnaires to the 39 people with the infection were not consistent and didn't ask the same questions related to the type of food the dogs ate or other contact with the dogs. Most cases of campylobacteriosis are associated with eating raw or undercooked poultry or meat, or from cross-contamination of these and other foods. [Full Article...]

Here's Why Sleeping With Your Dog Is Actually Good For You

Here's Why Sleeping With Your Dog Is Actually Good For You However, just because the study showed participants slept better when their dog was in the room doesn't mean that sleeping in the same bed as man's best friend is recommended. If you're a pet owner, your bunk buddy might be the reason you've been trading quality sleep for restless nights (and feeling strangely drunk at work during the day). [Full Article...]

Brunswick County: state lab retests mosquitoes, retracts West Nile warning

Brunswick County: state lab retests mosquitoes, retracts West Nile warning Residents in north central Nebraska are being told to watch for West Nile virus. The types of mosquitoes present locally spread the virus, "a potentially serious infection to humans", the health unit said in a news release Monday. Individuals can protect themselves from mosquito bites in several ways. They also suggest using bug repellent that has DEET, wearing light-coloured clothing, long-slee... [Full Article...]

Woman Warrior: DNA Tests Confirm 'Powerful' Viking Military Leader was Female

Woman Warrior: DNA Tests Confirm 'Powerful' Viking Military Leader was Female The team retrieved DNA from the skeleton, and it demonstrated that the warrior carried no Y chromosome and two X chromosomes. As befitting such a leader, the individual was also holding a board game. Reconstruction of what the grave may have looked like. Hedenstierna-Jonson described it as a fantastic find, but said it is unlikely to completely up-end historians' view of the Viking society as ... [Full Article...]

Girl made to stand in boys' toilet in Hyderabad school

Girl made to stand in boys' toilet in Hyderabad school Enraged at this, Priyanka dragged her to the boys' washroom on the first floor of the school building and made her stand there for some time. The teacher, however, denied the allegations and told media persons today that the girl was standing near the boys' washroom and was never asked to stand inside it. [Full Article...]

Rohingya insurgents declare temporary ceasefire to allow aid

Rohingya insurgents declare temporary ceasefire to allow aid Demonstrators will walk to the city's legislature and then to the Myanmar consulate, where letters will be delivered setting out their demands. The government says the Rohingya people are the citizens of Myanmar and they have to go back to their country and there is no other alternative. [Full Article...]

United Nations says 313000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh

United Nations says 313000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh Other new arrivals were being sheltered in schools, or were huddling in makeshift settlements with no toilets along roadsides and in open fields. On Venezuela, Zeid called for an worldwide independent investigation of possible rights violations, citing a report from his office last month that documented allegations of excessive use of force by security forces to quash protests against President ... [Full Article...]

Sixteenth anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks

Sixteenth anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks On Monday night, the "Tribute in Light" commemorative public art installation will take place across the New York City night sky. The United States paused for a moment of silence to remember the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon . [Full Article...]


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