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Cruise ship drug mule Melina Roberge jailed for smuggling $21m of cocaine Cruise ship drug mule Melina Roberge jailed for smuggling $21m of cocaine
- April 19, 2018

Melina Roberge , 24, broke down in tears Wednesday when the Sydney court handed down the sentence, which includes a non-parole period of 4 years and 9 months in prison. "This highlights the negative influence of social media on young women such as the offender". "Sometimes there would be intimacy but not always". But before the drug bust, she had written: "Traveling is one thing". (more...)
Sweden police told Icelandic suspect likely fled their way Sweden police told Icelandic suspect likely fled their way
- April 19, 2018

Although Iceland is not part of the European Union, the visa-less travel to its citizens is permitted in the Nordic region as Reykjavik is part of the Schengen Zone. The prison is unfenced and inmates there have telephone and internet access. Mr Stefansson had been in custody since February. The same plane was also taking Iceland's prime minister according to a local media report . (more...)
Treatment combo almost doubles survival time in lung cancer patients, study finds Treatment combo almost doubles survival time in lung cancer patients, study finds
- April 18, 2018

Combining an immunotherapy drug with chemotherapy almost doubled the survival time of some lung cancer patients compared to patients treated with chemotherapy alone, new research published Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine showed. (more...)
South Carolina Prison Fights Leave 7 Dead and 17 Injured South Carolina Prison Fights Leave 7 Dead and 17 Injured
- April 17, 2018

Damonte Rivera, 24, serving life for murder. No officers were injured in the latest fracas at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, said Jeffrey Taillon, spokesman for the South Carolina Department of Corrections. Razor wire protects a perimeter of the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, S.C., in this February 9, 2016. Logan said that the majority of the victims were stabbed to death, while others appeared to have been beaten. (more...)
FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Strong storms possible Sunday FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Strong storms possible Sunday
- April 16, 2018

Behind the front, there will be another blast of cooler air moving in on Monday . Expect more cloud cover with warm temperatures. Higher mountains will see accumulating snow over the next 3 days. Everything looks to move out by sunrise on Monday , so this will not be a whole day event. That's not all, it's also packing a severe weather threat with numerous tornado and severe t-storm watches in place. (more...)
65th National Film Awards: Sridevi wins Best Actress Award posthumously for MOM 65th National Film Awards: Sridevi wins Best Actress Award posthumously for MOM
- April 15, 2018

Sridevi , who died aged 54 in February, was posthumously named Best Actress for her role as Devki Dabarwal in thriller Mom at the 65th Annual National Film Awards, which were announced yesterday. "You can't really decide how people will respond to your film as it's an artform that can be interpreted and appreciated differently". India's official entry to the Academy Awards previous year, Amit Masurkar's black comedy Newton , was named the Best Hindi Film . (more...)
Public Health Officials: E. coli Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce from Arizona Public Health Officials: E. coli Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce from Arizona
- April 15, 2018

PulseNet , the national subtyping network, has linked 6 cases in New Jersey to the multistate outbreak. The department says that the infected lettuce had been consumed both in homes and at restaurants. coli outbreak has now spread to 11 states, with 35 total reported cases. In that instance, 25 people were sickened and one person died. The CDC didn't identify a grower or provider, but it recommends throwing away chopped romaine lettuce from the region and not buying any without knowing ... (more...)
Regular excess drinking can take years off your life, study finds Regular excess drinking can take years off your life, study finds
- April 15, 2018

The government's health website says that while most Canadians drink in moderation, it's estimated that four to five million of them engage in "high risk drinking , which is linked to motor vehicle accidents, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and other health issues, family problems, crime and violence". (more...)
Night owls die young in a world scheduled for early birds Night owls die young in a world scheduled for early birds
- April 14, 2018

Those who are "evening person" are more likely to suffer from diabetes , stomach and breathing troubles and psychological disorders. Northwestern University's Kristen Knutson , a fellow author, warned that night owls trying to live in a morning-lark world may (suffer) health consequences. (more...)
Shocking: Sri Reddy claims Rana Daggubati's brother Abhiram sexually exploited her Shocking: Sri Reddy claims Rana Daggubati's brother Abhiram sexually exploited her
- April 12, 2018

Sri Reddy's accusations have stirred a hornet's nest, and once again brought in limelight the rampant issue of casting couch in our film industries. The studio belongs to the government and it is meant to help and support talented people. MAA, the Telugu actors association, has made it clear that it will not accept her membership application and also said that actors who work with her will be suspended from the association. (more...)
Saudi Aramco to develop $44 bln refinery complex on India's west coast Saudi Aramco to develop $44 bln refinery complex on India's west coast
- April 12, 2018

Aramco has also pledged billions of dollars for deals in Malaysia and Indonesia in the past year. Apart from the refinery, cracker and downstream petrochemicals plants, the Ratnagiri project will also see development of associated facilities that include logistics, crude oil and product storage terminals, raw water supply project along with centralized and shared utilities. (more...)
Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missiles Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missiles
- April 12, 2018

The Houthis claimed attacks on Abha airport and Saudi Aramco, located in Jizan, via Al-Masirah, publishing an infographic of the "Qasef 1" drone. A total of 18 Houthi rebels were killed and almost 30 others injured in the gunbattles with the national army forces in southwestern city of Taiz, according to a statement revealed by the media center of the pro-government forces in the city. (more...)
School board adds June 1 for snow make-up day School board adds June 1 for snow make-up day
- April 11, 2018

But renovations will be done keeping in mind that the building could eventually be used as an elementary school, she said. But school leaders planning for a wave of new construction aren't all sure it's a responsibility they want. Greene, acquired by the city from Chesterfield County through the annexation of 1970, is named after a former Chesterfield superintendent. That work must begin July 1, and any delays complicate the project, she said. (more...)
School board rejects meals tax request School board rejects meals tax request
- April 11, 2018

Cook will succeed Kelly Pew, effective July 1. On March 12, the Springfield school board announced it would revoke A3's charter, effective June 30. Mingo Board of Education members on Friday approved releasing a portion of the Williamson Middle School building housing the Ambassador Christian Academy to eventually be auctioned off by the county. (more...)
2019 elections: Buhari declares intention to run for president again 2019 elections: Buhari declares intention to run for president again
- April 11, 2018

He has that right for re-election. Giving his reaction to journalists at the presidential villa, Abuja on Monday, he observed that the president had been under pressure to declare for the race. Abdullahi, however, said members were delighted that President Buhari finally announced that he would recontest, saying his declaration has given some kind of direction to the party. (more...)
Joy and heartache: Victim, survivor in Humboldt crash misidentified as the other Joy and heartache: Victim, survivor in Humboldt crash misidentified as the other
- April 10, 2018

Pettie said the team does everything it can to ensure safety on those trips, including scheduling rest breaks for bus drivers, but he admits there have been some heart-in-your-throat moments like a trip to Merritt in a snowstorm last January that took nearly seven hours and delayed the scheduled start of that night's game against the Centennials. (more...)
CWG 2018 | Indian men's table tennis team win gold in team event CWG 2018 | Indian men's table tennis team win gold in team event
- April 10, 2018

Her coach, husband and the Indian shooting team's manager Raunak Pandit was by her side as she spoke and when asked what went into maintaining consistency at the highest level, Sidhu turned to her better half for answers. The women's hockey team showed tremendous grit to stun Olympic champions England in its third pool match in what can only be described as a morale-soaring 2-1 victory, which took them closer to a semifinal berth. (more...)
Ex-Gamba Osaka boss Nishino to replace Halilhodzic as Japan coach Ex-Gamba Osaka boss Nishino to replace Halilhodzic as Japan coach
- April 10, 2018

SUN SIX is the new predictor game where you can win £1million - just by correctly picking the results of six games. With AP Photos.Japanese news agency Kyodo has reported national team head coach Vahid Halilhodzic has been fired following two disappointing global friendly matches and with the World Cup in Russian Federation just over two months away. (more...)
MD Officials Warn of Hazards from Synthetic Cannabinoids MD Officials Warn of Hazards from Synthetic Cannabinoids
- April 09, 2018

Arunkumar. In the case of the latest outbreak, Gizmodo reports that several patients have tested positive for brodifacoum , which is common in rodenticide, leading medical experts to suspect the product causing the outbreak was laced with rat poison. (more...)
McGregor involved in backstage melee ahead of UFC 223 McGregor involved in backstage melee ahead of UFC 223
- April 09, 2018

McGregor‚ sporting a beard and a somber expression‚ stood through the hearing with hands shackled behind his back‚ saying only a few inaudible words to the lawyer. McGregor eventually surrendered to police Thursday evening and then appeared before a judge on Friday . Bail was set for Cowley at $25,000. White states McGregor apologized to him about fighters like Michael Chiesa , who was removed from the UFC 223 card due to lacerations from the attack , but it had to be done. (more...)
Union Finance Arun Jaitley likely to undergo kidney surgery Union Finance Arun Jaitley likely to undergo kidney surgery
- April 06, 2018

Jaitley was brought to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences ( AIIMS ) in New Delhi for "finishing formalities for a donor kidney" ahead of a likely surgery. Jaitley will undergo kidney transplant under a team of surgeons headed by AIIMS Dr VK Bansal. He is also a diabetic-patient and he had a surgery for his weight-gain problem. (more...)
Missing CDC worker found dead two months later Missing CDC worker found dead two months later
- April 06, 2018

The local medical examiner has ruled the cause of Cunningham's death was drowning and there are now no signs of foul play, according to local police. The Atlanta Police Department, Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office, and the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department are expected to disclose additional details during a news conference Thursday afternoon. (more...)
Town plagued by teeth-baring 'zombie' raccoons that walk like humans Town plagued by teeth-baring 'zombie' raccoons that walk like humans
- April 06, 2018

Photographer Robert Coggeshall says he was playing with his dogs outside his home last week when one such raccoon approached them. He said the animal followed him and his dog to his door, so he chose to photograph the raccoon stepping on its hind legs. (more...)
Bells pay musical tribute to Dr. King's legacy Bells pay musical tribute to Dr. King's legacy
- April 05, 2018

He lived and died in a nonviolent way. "We need to keep his memory alive". McGill said that, 50 years after King's death, people still seek his legacy. That's unacceptable. We must do better. "I remember being extraordinary depressed and angry", said Bill English, a civil rights advocate. Yolanda, the eldest granddaughter of the civil rights icon, made her name known last month when she carried on King's legacy by speaking passionately about gun control at the March for Our Lives rally ... (more...)
Sapporo among 7 interested in hosting 2026 Winter Olympics Sapporo among 7 interested in hosting 2026 Winter Olympics
- April 05, 2018

A statement by the IOC said that Baach's visit to North Korea last week was 'part of the close cooperation and consultations the IOC enjoys with all of the 206 national Olympic committees'. Executive Director of IOC Olympic Games Christophe Dubi informed the same. "This partnership is an exciting step towards determining if a bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games is right for Calgary", said Naheed Nenshi, mayor of Calgary, last week. (more...)