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A cure for sepsis? Chance discovery could save lives

A chance discovery by a medic working at Eastern Virginia Medical School could be the basis of a cure for sepsis. The discovery could lead to thousands of lives being saved each year.

Review: Yiasou Yeeros is a gem in Plainview — An exceptional Greek eatery Special

Plainview - Yiasou Yeeros is a hidden gem in Plainview on Long Island. It is a newly-opened, family-operated authentic Greek eatery.

Op-Ed: Libyan National Oil Co. criticizes attempts to sell oil illegally

Chairman of the Tripoli-based Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) Mustafa Sanalla spoke out against a new attempt he claimed was being made to sell oil outside the monopoly of the NOC.

Microfibers from clothes contaminating marine environment

Studies in Canada show that microfibers used in garments such as yoga pants have become a huge threat to aquatic life. Microfibers made up 95 percent of the plastic pollution in waterways as compared to microbeads which constituted only 5 percent.

Iran to appeal seizure of 9/11 compensation money

Tehran - Iran's central bank said Sunday it will appeal Luxembourg's decision to freeze $1.6 billion of its assets, which the US is claiming as compensation for victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Teens barred from flight for wearing leggings

Denver - Two teenage girls tried to board a United Airlines flight from Denver to Minneapolis. However, a gate agent denied them boarding because they were wearing leggings.

Op-Ed: Trump bills Germany $490b for NATO ‘debt’. WRONG

Berlin - Donald Trump’s obscure logic for all things has reached a milestone at NATO. Trump handed Chancellor Merkel a ‘bill’ for $490 billon for America’s contribution to Germany’s defence. This was sublime unreality at its least impressive.

China's other less-talked-about pollution problem — Water

Mention the word pollution and most people would say China, and they would be thinking of air pollution. But there is another type of pollution that is reaching crisis levels in China - Water pollution, along with a scarcity of water.

Indonesian girl howls through circumcision as debate heats up

Gorontalo - Indonesian toddler Salsa Djafar was wearing a glittering golden crown decorated with ribbons and a shiny purple dress to mark a special occasion -- her circumcision day.

Thousands evacuated as cyclone bears down on Australia

Cairns - Thousands of people including tourists were evacuated Monday as northeast Australia braced for a powerful cyclone packing destructive winds, with warnings of major structural damage and surging tides.

Seattle plant failure dumps millions of gallons of sewage

Millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have been pouring into Puget Sound since February 9, after an electrical failure crippled Washington state's largest sewage treatment plant. The plant is still undergoing repairs.

Canada launches multi-million Artificial Intelligence Strategy

Toronto - The Canadian government is to pump in $125 million into a Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy. The funding will go into research, with the aim of Canada becoming the world leader in artificial intelligence.

United Airlines bars girls with leggings, ignites Twitter storm

Washington - United Airlines found itself at the center of a social media storm after it barred two girls from boarding a flight in Denver because they were wearing leggings.

Essential Science: New material generates low-cost electricity

A new material promises the potential to generate sufficient power to allow cooking pan to produce sufficient energy to charge a cell phone within a few hours. The new material is cheap to manufacture and works by using hot and cold air.

U.S.-backed Syrian forces take one side of Euphrates Tabqa dam

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) an alliance of Kurdish militias with some Arabs, reached one side of the dam. This is a top prize in the drive to ultimately take the city of Raqqa from the Islamic State.'

Fattest cities in the U.S. revealed

This month the U.S. has been acknowledging National Nutrition Month, which has the aim of improving the health of the U.S. population. The theme this year is with tackling obesity.

Iraqis remove bodies from rubble in west Mosul

Mossoul - Iraqi civil defence forces and volunteers removed bodies from the rubble of houses on Sunday in a west Mosul area where air strikes reportedly took a devastating toll on civilians.

Lynn Anderson's 'Rose Garden' album tops charts 46 years ago

Lynn Anderson's classic country album "Rose Garden" has celebrated its 46-year anniversary at the top of the Billboard country charts.

US agents seize thousands of fake condoms in Puerto Rico

San Juan - U.S. federal agents in Puerto Rico seized 40,000 counterfeit condoms. The fake condoms were seized in San Juan, according to officials.

Syria US-backed fighters take IS-held airport: spokesman

Birut - Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces, a US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance, on Sunday seized a military airport from the Islamic State jihadist group in northern Syria, a spokesman said.
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