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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf has warned people to think carefully before setting off. Snow on snow clearly is going to pose a challenge over the next 24 hours. Schools in Eat Ayrshire closed early while all the Kilmarnock-based local authority's offices shut at 3pm. Heavy snow showers are expected on the M74 and M77 shortly after midday.
  • Hospitals decide to start their own drug company

    Hospitals decide to start their own drug company

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    Sick of drug companies' eye-popping price hikes and ridiculous shortages, the feisty hospital systems announced Wednesday that they've banded together and formed an unnamed non-profit to make their own steady supply of affordable generic medicines.
  • Bangladesh praises OIC for support over Rohingya crisis

    Bangladesh praises OIC for support over Rohingya crisis

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    Naypyidaw, Jan. 18 (IANS): Myanmar said on Thursday that it has asked Bangladesh to arrest and extradite more than 1,300 Rohingyas suspected of taking part in a rebel assault against government checkpoints in Rakhine state in August past year.
  • Nigerian army releases 244 suspects who denounced Boko Haram

    Nigerian army releases 244 suspects who denounced Boko Haram

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    The Borno Commissioner of Police, Mr Damian Chukwu, present at the scene of the attak also affirmed that 12 persons had died, including the two male bombers who perpetrated the explosion. "Further details will be provided by security agencies in due course", he said. Wednesday's attack is the first suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri in 2018.
  • Iceland announces aim for plastic free own brand by 2023

    Iceland announces aim for plastic free own brand by 2023

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    Getting ahead of the trend with many United Kingdom supermarkets as they move to more sustainable modes of operation, Iceland has announced it aims to be plastic free by 2023. Other supermarkets, and the retail industry as a whole, should follow suit and offer similar commitments during 2018. On the other hand, the British Plastics Federation says the move may actually be counterproductive and that the weight of the packaging-along with carbon emissions and the amount of energy needed to ...
  • Snow and ice warnings remain in place due to Storm Fionn

    Snow and ice warnings remain in place due to Storm Fionn

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    The winds will be strongest near coastal areas and there is a risk of flooding. Amber alert i.e. "be prepared" warning has been issued in terms of snow and ice for parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland . Lowest temperatures between -1 and +2 degrees in fresh to strong westerly winds, very strong and blustery on western coasts. There will be an early frost in the north before tonight's low pressure brings cloud and rain into Ireland.
  • Police seize £33m stash of cocaine hidden in pineapples

    Police seize £33m stash of cocaine hidden in pineapples

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    The seizure was a part of an ongoing investigation across both countries that started in April 2017. They uncovered 754kg of the drug, which had been wrapped in wax-covered cylinders and hidden inside the fruit in shipping containers that had arrived in Lisbon.
  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pregnant

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pregnant

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    In a separate article for NZME, written by sociologist Jarrod Gilbert in 2016, Ardern said she wouldn't be the next leader of the party after Little. "I'll be Prime Minister AND a mum", she wrote, next to an adorable image of a family of fishing hooks.
  • Oklahomans have died due to the flu, health officials say

    Oklahomans have died due to the flu, health officials say

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    Charles County has seen a slight rise. OK FluView states reports there have been 1,429 hospitalizations and deaths for influenza-associated reasons. Last year, 12 states had widespread cases, but this year the flu is widespread throughout the continental United States including Alaska. The strain of flu going around is the H3-strain, which makes this year's flu shots only 30-40 percent effective.
  • 123 killed in Philippine tropical storm

    123 killed in Philippine tropical storm

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    The RID instructed regional offices in storm-affected areas to closely monitor the situation and be prepared for heavy rain and flash floods. Tembin will be the 16th major storm to hit Vietnam this year. Last week, 46 people were died in the central Philippines when a typhoon struck the country. Landslides had blocked rescue and relief convoys to the impoverished region, officials said Saturday.
  • Multiple Harrisburg officers taken to hospital after shooting

    Multiple Harrisburg officers taken to hospital after shooting

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    The warrant was for the arrest of Shayla Lynette Towles Pierce, who was wanted by Harrisburg police for "terroristic threat offenses", according to a press release from the U.S. Witness Diane Stinson said she saw two officers chasing the gunman. A woman told James she asked another woman to move her double-parked vehicle out of the street.
  • Zimbabwe president Mnangagwa promises to hold elections this year

    Zimbabwe president Mnangagwa promises to hold elections this year

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    There is an air of renewed hope and optimism in Zimbabwe as its new President Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to attend the 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum to be held at Davos in Switzerland. In all the engagements he has been explaining the political transition that saw him ascend to power and applauded the region and the global community for support.
  • Christie becomes first NJ governor in decades to avoid breaking leg

    Christie becomes first NJ governor in decades to avoid breaking leg

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    Murphy didn't immediately comment on the lawsuit Wednesday. Working with Washington on a $13 billion project to build new rail tunnels under the Hudson River needed to alleviate problems throughout the Northeast Corridor will be an early test of Murphy's ability to work with the Trump administration while he criticizes him on other fronts.
  • Justice BH Loya's death is a serious matter, observes Supreme Court

    Justice BH Loya's death is a serious matter, observes Supreme Court

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    As per the cause list of the apex court, Court No. 10 presided over by Justice Arun Mishra would not be sitting on Monday as one of the judges Shantanagoudar is on leave, further indicating a postponement in the mysterious death case. Senior advocate Indira Jaising, appearing for journalist Lone, told the Court that she has also got instructions from the Bombay lawyers association that this matter should not be heard by the top court.
  • Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed again over protest

    Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed again over protest

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    Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong (R), Raphael Wong (2R) and Lester Shum (2L) speak to the press before entering the High Court to hear their sentences on protest related charges in Hong Kong . The former head of radical group Hong Kong Indigenous, Edward Leung, 26, faces four charges, including rioting and incitement to riot, for his role in a 2016 Lunar New Year protest that turned violent when masked activists tossed bricks at police and burned trash cans.
  • Widespread flu worsens in Delaware

    Widespread flu worsens in Delaware

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    A weekly "Situation Update" summarizes FluView, giving you all of the most important facts in one place. "This virus causes more hospitalizations, more illnesses and tends to be more severe in the very old and very young", said CDC Influenza Division Epidemiology Chief Dr.
  • Questions About False Missile Alert:

    Questions About False Missile Alert: "How?", "Why?", "What Next?"

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    Gov. David Ige has appointed a new head of Hawaii's emergency management agency after a faulty alert was sent to cellphones around the state warning of an incoming missile attack. It was not sent until 38 minutes after the initial alert. On Saturday, panic spread through Hawaii after a warning went out that the U.S. island state was the target of a ballistic missile.
  • Walmart can help you safely dispose of opioid medications

    Walmart can help you safely dispose of opioid medications

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    Existing pharmacy patients can also request a free DisposeRx packet at any time, including at the upcoming Walmart Wellness Day event scheduled for January 20 from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. In October, President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public-health emergency. Walmart, which does not accept returned drugs, already sells a medication disposal pouch that neutralizes drugs.
  • How Gianni Versace and Andrew Cunanan met before murder

    How Gianni Versace and Andrew Cunanan met before murder

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    Whether Darren Criss was shooting people in the face, puking in public bathrooms or casually rubbing his crotch while standing over a sleeping couple, he sure made Wednesday's season premiere of American Crime Story feel like the darkest episode of Glee yet.
  • Contraceptive app blamed for accidental pregnancies

    Contraceptive app blamed for accidental pregnancies

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    That seems to be the case for Natural Cycles, an application used by women to determine when it is safe to have unprotected sex during their menstrual cycle. What the Natural Cycles app offers is pretty much what people had to rely on before contraception was a thing: the knowledge of your own body and cycle.
  • Trump blames Democrats for looming government shutdown

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    As Graham put it: "Tuesday we had a President that I was proud to golf with, call my friend, who understood immigration had to be bipartisan". One potential candidate, Sen. It was only after I'd laid them out that something possibly important popped out at me: in each case, albeit in different ways, the Democrats seemed to be shifting away from a posture of trying at all costs to work with the Republicans (respecting the process, not making waves) and toward acting on their own to defend ...
  • Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski found dead

    Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski found dead

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    Hilinski was a redshirt sophomore and a native of Claremont, Calif. He was an incredible young man & everyone who had the privilege of knowing him was better for it. Hilinski played in eight games this past season, throwing for 1,176 yards and seven touchdowns with seven interceptions. He had not shown up for football practice earlier in the day.
  • DOJ to Appeal DACA Ruling: 'It Defies Both Law and Common Sense'

    DOJ to Appeal DACA Ruling: 'It Defies Both Law and Common Sense'

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    A federal judge in San Francisco, however, ruled last week that the termination of the program is likely to be found invalid and ordered that it not end as long as challenges to it were under review in that judge's court. Alsup said in his decision that Sessions' conclusion that the DACA program was illegal was based on a "mistake of law". The American Civil Liberties Union blasted the Trump administration for appealing the decision as "the latest in a disturbing pattern of hostile actions ...
  • Man hospitalized for two weeks after holding in sneeze

    Man hospitalized for two weeks after holding in sneeze

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    Of course, there will come a time when you need to sneeze in public or when driving, and you might not be able to grab a tissue to cover your mouth and nose. Even Miss Manners agrees that a full sneeze is acceptable social behavior: "Miss Manners would not like it to become common for sneezes to be met with cries of 'Arghh!" According to the different cases, some patients can also go through fracture of a cerebral aneurysm; it is a ballooning blood vessel in the brain.
  • Jeremy Corbyn tightens grip on Labour machine as allies win party elections

    Jeremy Corbyn tightens grip on Labour machine as allies win party elections

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    Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May engaged in a spat towards the end of a year ago after Trump retweeted videos posted by the deputy leader of far-right group Britain First. "This amendment is a significant step in the fight against Brexit, demonstrating the increased willingness of parties to work together formally rather than just behind the scenes", said Sir Vince.
  • Atish…oops! Man injures throat after mega sneeze

    Atish…oops! Man injures throat after mega sneeze

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    In a freaky case that left doctors stunned, a healthy 34-year-old man in the United Kingdom showed up at an emergency room with a raspy voice and complaints of being unable to swallow properly. Flu-ed up: What are flu symptoms and how do you beat the bug? This condition is called orbital emphysema . "It's not usually associated with sight loss".
  • Health officials say flu death toll in state is 22

    Health officials say flu death toll in state is 22

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    In Greater Williamsburg, about 80 percent of the cases have been a less severe strain of flu called "H1", Berg said . The flu shot for the 2017-2018 flu season is well-matched to the viruses that are circulating around the world, but it is not very effective in preventing illnesses with the most severe types of flu .
  • Faf Du Plessis wary of a potential Indian comeback at Centurion

    Faf Du Plessis wary of a potential Indian comeback at Centurion

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    For us it's about making sure we don't take a step back and rely on a 1-0 lead. While he dropped a hint that pace-bowling all-rounder Chris Morris may replace the injured Dale Steyn from the opening Test, the temptation to play express fast Lungisani Ngidi will be hard to resist.
  • Trump to Loosen Restrictions on Use of Nukes

    Trump to Loosen Restrictions on Use of Nukes

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    It is the first review of its kind since 2010 and is among several studies of security strategy undertaken since Trump took office. However veteran nuclear launch officer, Dr. Malicious programs to sabotage or damage the deterrent could also be secretly hidden in nuclear systems when new parts are being designed and made.
  • GMA Shares First Look at Taylor Swift's 'End Game' Music Video

    GMA Shares First Look at Taylor Swift's 'End Game' Music Video

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    Alas, Swift did not make amends with her foe aboard the yacht she dances on in Miami; the dancer turns out to be just another girl with a bleach blonde pixie cut. As usual, a new taytay video = hidden messages. On the song she yearns to be some dude's " end game ", and get all his attention. In addition to the new video, Taylor Swift's massive Reputation tour kicks off May 8 in Glendale, Arizona.
  • Long delays at under-pressure Lincolnshire hospitals

    Long delays at under-pressure Lincolnshire hospitals

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    As long as patients aren't paying for their own care, they will tend to demand more of it than necessary. According to theDaily Mail , "It is the first time NHS England has told hospitals to take such drastic measures during the winter".
  • Red Cross needs donors to ease shortage

    Red Cross needs donors to ease shortage

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    Call Swett at (815) 224-0232 to make an appointment or visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for information. A Stanford representative said the center has just a two-day supply of O-negative blood and is also in dire need of platelet donors.
  • And much needed - win for the Wild

    And much needed - win for the Wild

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    Jared Spurgeon scored the other goal, while Ryan Suter dished out two assists. Kane had five points for the first time in his career. Nick Schmaltz and Jonathan Toews netted two goals apiece, while Richard Panik , Patrick Sharp and Jan Rutta each made their own contributions to the scoring frenzy.
  • What is happening at your hospital — NHS winter crisis

    What is happening at your hospital — NHS winter crisis

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    Official figures this week showed A&E departments had recorded the worst performance against a key waiting target since weekly reporting began, with 78% of patients dealt with in four hours - significantly below the Scottish Government's 95% target.
  • American Children Have A Higher Chance Of Dying Before Adulthood

    American Children Have A Higher Chance Of Dying Before Adulthood

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called for the program's renewal on Twitter last month. It's unclear why the pay-fors would stay in play now that the program extension saves the government money, but there is disagreement over funding CHIP for six years instead of 10 years.
  • 5 maps showing what to expect from the weather Friday and Saturday

    5 maps showing what to expect from the weather Friday and Saturday

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    Kristen Channel of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Central Pennsylvania is now in the middle of a flood watch and will begin a winter weather advisory tonight . Before dealing with any wintry mix, most of New Jersey will be seeing batches of rain, which could be heavy at times, forecasters said . Then precipitation is going to change from rain to sleet and freezing rain.
  • Malaysia ranked among the safest nations in new USA travel advisory

    Malaysia ranked among the safest nations in new USA travel advisory

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    The new advisory issued today by the US Government cautions American tourists from traveling to India asking its citizens to "exercise increased caution" due to "crime and terrorism" prevailing in India. Placing Pakistan in Level 3 (reconsider travel ) category, the State Department has advised U.S. citizens to not travel to Balochistan province, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province, and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) due to terrorism.