Voice Of America
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The Malaysian police on Wednesday said they want to question three new North Korean suspects, including North Korean diplomat, in connection with the apparent assassination last week of Kim Jong Nam, the older half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. At a news conference in the Malaysian capital, Police Chief Khalid Abu Bakar said the new suspects include Hyon Kwang Song, the second secretary in the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. The other suspects named were Kim Uk Il, who works for the North Korean airline Air Koryo, and a North Korean man identified as Ri Ji U, but no other details were given about him. Bakar said the suspects are still in Kuala Lumpur and police will compel them to cooperate if they do not come in voluntarily. Police have also asked Pyongyang to return four other North Korean suspects who are believed to have fled Malaysia to Pyongyang.
BBC News 24
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She said there will be an extra £200 million made available this year, this would include emergency food and water for a million people in Somalia and food assistance for 500,000 people in South Sudan. There will be also emergency health care and nutritional support for starving children in both countries.
The Iran Project
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The Economic Times
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NEW DELHI: SoftBank-backed Snapdeal will lay off around 600 people across its e-commerce, logistics and payments operations over the next few days. According to sources, the company started the process last week and will lay off 500-600 people across Snapdeal, Vulcan (logistics) and Freecharge (digital payments business). The sources added that the reduction will include employees across levels and the process will be completed in the next few days. A Snapdeal spokesperson said, "On our journey towards becoming India's first profitable e-commerce company in two years, it is important that we continue to drive efficiency across all parts of our business, which enables us to pass on the value to our consumers and sellers." "We have realigned our resources and teams to further these goals and drive high-quality business growth," the spokesperson added.
The Sun Daily
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That does not include the network of more than 3,000 direct channel partners, which helped to ­transform Canon into a household name today in Malaysia. Canon is currently leading the inkjet printer market as a top Malaysian brand for the last 21 years, and has been the number one laser printer brand for two ­consecutive years in the market. The products showcased at the Mid Valley Megamall’s Centre Court included the latest devices in Canon’s line-up, such as the E470 from the Pixma Ink Efficient Printer range, the MB5470 from the Maxify business inkjet printer range, the legendary EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera, and Canon’s latest premium mirrorlesslagship model, the EOS M5. Visitors to the showcase also enjoyed discounts and promotions on all the products on display such as printers, calculators, cameras, and more. As a gesture of commitment to their customers, Canon also opened up a camera clinic at the showcase event so that members of the public could bring their Canon cameras in for a service or repair.
The Economic Times
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EDIS Emergency & Disaster Alert
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There has been a confirmed case of meningococcal disease in a student at Maine-Endwell High School, according to the Maine-Endwell School District. We are notifying parents in the community through our website, through our social media outlets and then with a direct letter being sent out to the high school, Superintendent of Maine-Endwell Schools, Jason Van Fossen, said. The meningococcal germ is spread by direct contact with saliva or other fluids, such as kissing, or sharing drinks. It is not spread by casual contact, like sitting next to someone. Symptoms include high fever, headache or ...
Universe Today
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Android Police
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multi-page article Page 1 Page 2 Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so. Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the widgets, which include ratings and pricing info. Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here . Games unWorded Android Police coverage : unWorded is a creative typography-based puzzler, now available on Android UnWorded is, in a word, trippy. Read More 39 new and notable Android games from the last 2 weeks (2/8/17 - 2/21/17) was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Voice Of America
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At the start, none was infected with the TB bacterium. The test was repeated one year later, to check for the development of an infection. At that point, 172 of the children tested positive for TB, and 30 were already being treated. Researchers then looked at data on the other 142 kids who had not yet developed active disease. Testing them at the two-year mark, they found that those children with the highest levels of a blood biomarker called interferon gamma had a 40-fold increase in the risk of developing active tuberculosis. “When we saw the data in children, we were just astounded by the exceptional predictive value that it had,” Andrews said. The study was published in the journal The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. Based on the findings, Andrews would like to see the WHO change its recommendation to include the use of the blood test in children.
Voice Of America
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21stCenturyWire
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You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war . ” Less than three weeks later, the USS Maine exploded in Havana’s harbor. The cause of the explosion that claimed 274 lives remains a mystery to this day. Theories include that the ship detonated an external mine; that the blast was caused by an undetected internal coal fire; that it was attacked by the Spanish; and even that it was intentionally attacked under a clandestine American operation to force the U.S. into the war on false pretenses. Clearly, if we do not know what happened to the Maine even now, then Hearst certainly did not know what happened at the time of the explosion, yet he published headlines such as, “CRISIS AT HAND . . . SPANISH TREACHERY . . . Maine Destroyed by An Outside Attack, Naval Officers Believe.” Otherwar first, ask questions later, if ever” situations would follow.
BBC News - Education & Family
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France 24
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South Africa, with just three titles in the 21 seasons of Super Rugby, are mostly concerned about their arduous travel schedules. Oregan Hoskins, who resigned as president of SA Rugby last August, stated South Africa would be better off aligning to European leagues rather than with SANZAAR, which would mean few time differences for their matches. Alternatives to the confusing four-conference competition could include a return to 15 teams, with Australia dropping one team and South Africa cutting two. - Diminishing derbies - New Zealand Rugby (NZR) chief executive Steve Tew has called for patience as the problems are tackled. "Long-term if the foundations are laid we may be able to expand the game in a way that's more sensible from a travel, player workload, cost and time zone point of view, but that's going to take some time," Tew said. NZR's main problem is the guaranteed home advantage for the four conference winners after New Zealand teams occupied four of the top five places on the overall standings in 2016.
The Sun Daily
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Ars Technica
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Enlarge (credit: Shell) Toyota and Shell will likely build seven hydrogen refueling stations around California if the state’s Energy Commission approves a proposed $16.4 million in grants. Both Toyota and Shell see their current productscombustion-engine vehicles and gas, respectively—being phased out in the long term (think 2050). They’re diversifying now to be ready if and when the economics are more favorable for the switch. The announcement of the California stations comes after Toyota, Shell, and 11 other energy and transportation companies jointly agreed to invest nearly $11 billon in hydrogen technology in January. Toyota has worked for years on developing iterations of its hydrogen-powered Mirai . The Japanese car manufacturer expects only 10 percent of its fleet to include combustion engines by 2050. Shell, too, has worked on the fuel angle of hydrogen fuel for years.
Collective Evolution
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This includes both a marked decrease in physiological withdrawal symptoms as well as the subjective effects, which are divided by Dr. Kenneth Alper into three distinct phases (Alper 2001). The duration of the effects mentioned below will vary based on dosage, the timeframe over which the doses are administered, and also factors that affect individual metabolism, including CYP450-2D6 phenotype. 1. Acute This phase generally lasts between 4 to 8 hours, and include the most intense and visual part of the experience that was described above as oneirogenic. During this phase the physiological effects, especially the mentioned ataxia, will be most pronounced. 2. Evaluative Theevaluativephase of the experience can last between 8 to 20 hours, and consists largely of a cognitive and more or less emotionally neutral review of material that was experienced in the acute phase.
Futurity
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Washingtons Blog
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However, it includes many of the most sued corporations of the world, which recently have had to pay billions in fines for fraudulently taking people’s homes away, for selling securities they knew were nearly worthless, for manipulating markets for their own gain, for money laundering, supporting tax fraud and many, many other offenses. They include Deutsche Bank and Citi. A recent popular book in Germany asked in the title: “Is Deutsche Bank a criminal organization?”. When these corporations with their tremendous governance, go on a mission of “ improving the state of the world ” one should definitely ask for whom? +++ Given his wealth and his personal engagement, Bill Gates is probably one of the most influential members, an influence he seems to have used to enlist this club of the biggest international companies in the campaign to digitalize payments, which is so important for the economic and security interests of the US, as per the President’s Executive Order and the recommendations of his Global Development Council.
Politico
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Politico
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A federal judge in Brooklyn has rejected the Trump administration's lawyerly interpretation of who was detained under the travel ban executive order President Donald Trump issued late last month. U.S. District Court Judge Carol Amon ruled Tuesday that the Justice Department took too strict a view of who was deemed to be placed in detention under Trump's directive. Federal agencies parsing an order another judge, Ann Donnelly, issued several weeks ago concluded it required disclosure only of instances where people were formally taken into custody, Amon said. Federal officials argue that the term should be given its meaning as defined in immigration parlance; namely, detained 'pending removal' or 'at an off-site facility,' and that it should not include everyone who was merely being processed pursuant to the EO, Amon wrote in a four-page ruling .