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Surgeons remove worms, parasites from N. Korean soldier

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Surgeons treating a North Korean soldier who was severely wounded by gunfire while escaping to South Korea have removed dozens of parasites from his body, including presumed roundworms as long as 27 centimeters (11 inches), hospital officials said.

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Alt-right free speech event in Boston met with counter-protest

Pharma news - November 18, 2017 - 6:30pm

A few dozen free speech advocates rallied peacefully Saturday on Boston Common but just like last summer's event, they were outnumbered by counter-protesters.

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Mom of 3-Year-Old Sherin Mathews, Found Dead Last Month, Charged With Abandonment

Pharma news - November 18, 2017 - 3:48pm

Her body was found in a culvert last month.

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Vatican says investigating alleged abuser who became priest

Pharma news - November 18, 2017 - 10:56am

The Vatican said on Saturday it had opened an investigation into reports that a former teenage altar boy, who allegedly repeatedly forced a dormitory mate to have sex with him, went on to become a priest. The allegations concerning the St. Pius X Institute, known as a pre-seminary, were made in a recent book and in Italian television reports. The pre-seminary is a residence inside the Vatican for altar boys who serve at masses in St. Peter's Basilica mostly presided over by priests, bishops and cardinals.

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Palestinian official balking at US 'extortion or pressure'

Pharma news - November 18, 2017 - 7:49am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has put the Palestinians on notice that it will shutter their office in Washington unless they've entered serious peace talks with Israel, U.S. officials said, potentially giving President Donald Trump more leverage as he seeks an elusive Mideast peace deal.

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Freeport evacuating Indonesian mine worker families after shootings

Pharma news - November 18, 2017 - 7:43am

U.S. miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc is evacuating spouses and children of workers from its giant Indonesian copper mine after a string of shootings in the area raised security concerns. The move follows efforts by Indonesian authorities on Friday to evacuate villages near Freeport’s Grasberg mine in the eastern province of Papua that authorities said had been occupied by armed separatists. Freeport has asked family and household members of its employees to prepare over the weekend for a temporary relocation from the mining town of Tembagapura, about 10 km (6.2 miles) from Grasberg, company sources said.

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Head of Puerto Rico power authority resigns

Pharma news - November 18, 2017 - 3:12am

The head of Puerto Rico's power authority has resigned amid a scandal over efforts to restore electricity to the hurricane-hit island, its governor announced Friday. Rossello defended Ramos' management but suggested that his resignation was necessary in the midst of the controversy. More than half of the population of Puerto Rico is still without electricity nearly two months after Hurricane Maria ravaged the US territory of more than three million people.

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Argentina's navy searches for missing submarine with 44 crew on board

Pharma news - November 17, 2017 - 9:35pm

Argentina’s navy has launched a huge search-and-rescue operation for a military submarine with 44 crew members that has been missing off the coast of Patagonia for more than two days. The last radio contact with the San Juan submarine was on Wednesday, when it was 430km off the coast of the southern province of Chubut, in the area of San Jorge bay, a naval spokesman said on Friday.

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Trump puts decision to allow elephant hunting trophy imports 'on hold'

Pharma news - November 17, 2017 - 9:21pm

Despite Trump's statement, a Fish and Wildlife Service official confirmed that the ban on elephant hunting trophies from Zambia had been lifted effective Nov. 7. And the ban on trophies from Zimbabwe was lifted on Friday morning, about 11 hours before Trump’s tweet.

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Russia's Nuclear Submarine Force Is Back (Maybe)

Pharma news - November 17, 2017 - 8:38pm

Russia’s Navy has a new nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) patrolling the world’s seas. On Friday, the submarine, Knyaz Vladimir, set sail on its first venture. The sub is the first of five upgraded Borei-class submarines that Russia is building.

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Jake Tapper Rips Trump: People In Glass White Houses Shouldn't Throw Stones

Pharma news - November 17, 2017 - 7:51pm

.@jaketapper: People in glass White Houses shouldn’t throw stones.

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Neighbor: Northern California gunman targeted victim, son

Pharma news - November 17, 2017 - 7:37pm

RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) — A neighbor's account indicates that a Northern California shooter who killed five people this week may have targeted an elementary school as part of his long-running feud with neighbors.

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19 Asian-Americans Arrested At Paul Ryan's Office Pushing For Dream Act

Pharma news - November 17, 2017 - 7:17pm

Nineteen Asian-Americans protesting outside Speaker Paul Ryan’s office on Capitol Hill were arrested Wednesday while calling for him to move the Dream Act to a vote.

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Dog 'dies of a broken heart' after being dumped at airport by her owner 

Pharma news - November 17, 2017 - 6:56pm

A dog who  was abandoned by her owner at an airport has died of a "broken heart". The dog, called "Nube Viajera'' or Wandering Cloud by the vets who treated her,  spent a month wandering around the terminal at Palonegro airport near Bucaramanga, Colombia hoping to be reunited with her owner. According to witnesses, she sniffed people at the airport before giving up the search and lying listlessly in a corner of the terminal. Nube viajera  Credit: CEN Both passengers and workers offered the dog, who was no more than two years old, food - but she refused to eat. "It is presumed that she had an owner and a home and that they abandoned her because the dog never left the airport," Dr Alejandro Sotomonte told Noticias RCN. Clearly malnourished she was taken to a shelter after somebody alerted an animal rescue group, the Mirror reported. By then the once healthy dog was so weak she was barely able to stand. According to vets despite being given food and medicine via intravenous injection, the dog's health deteriorated further into sadness and depression before dying.

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Head Of Puerto Rico Power Utility Resigns As More Controversy Plagues Island

Pharma news - November 17, 2017 - 6:50pm

The head of Puerto Rico’s power utility resigned Friday while facing scrutiny for the slow progress being made on restoring the island’s power grid eight weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory.

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Robert Mugabe attends graduation in cap and gown, in first appearance since Zimbabwe's military coup

Pharma news - November 17, 2017 - 6:45pm

Robert Mugabe makes first public appearance since coup Zimbabwean President appears in academic cap and gown Comes as military says it has made 'significant progress' in talks  Party drafting motion to fire leader on Sunday if he doesn't quit It may prove the last public engagement in his years as head of state, and Robert Mugabe was clearly not enjoying himself on Friday morning. Dour and preoccupied, the 93-year-old president could hardly raise a smile as scholars, joyful at their graduation, walked up and bobbed their heads in respect. Mr Mugabe is chancellor of most of Zimbabwe’s higher education institutions and being capped by the ageing president, who is usually cracking jokes and full of beans, is often a highlight of graduation ceremonies. But Friday’s ceremony for mature and postgraduate students at the Open University, alongside the sprawling suburb of Hatcliffe, 15 miles north of Harare, was different. Mr Mugabe has been under house arrest since Tuesday night, when the military turned on him in an attempt to force him to step down. This was his first public appearance since, and both he and his captors seemed determined to put on as much a veneer of normality as possible. Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe arrives to preside over a student graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University on the outskirts of Harare Credit: AP As usual, the police band was there in honour of the head of state, and there was a crowd of thousands – though whether they had turned out for the president or their relatives was hard to tell. And when Mr Mugabe arrived, it was clear that he had been allowed to keep his massive security contingent of police and presidential guards. Mr Mugabe always travels with about a dozen other vehicles behind him, and all other traffic and pedestrians have to halt immediately when the wailing of his sirens is heard. If other vehicles do not stop, outriders armed with AK 47’s fire warning shots – one of many long running grievances that have contributed to his downfall. This is a university with scarce resources and not much infrastructure; the ceremony took place under a giant tent. Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe presides over a student graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University on the outskirts of Harare Credit: AP For the 3,000 students claiming their postgraduate degrees, it was a joyful experience. They clapped madly as each of their classmates walked on to the stage to receive their doctorate or masters degree. Throughout it all, Mr Mugabe remained seated and barely reacted to the speeches and applause.  One student graduating drew particularly loud applause when her name was announced. Mary Chiwenga is the second wife of General Constantino Chiwenga, the armed forces chief who presided over Tuesday night’s coup and who is now in charge of key parts of the country. She is best known for organising the Miss Zimbabwe competition. But she did not show up for the ceremony, and a young man picked up the certificate on her behalf – sparing a potentially awkward scene. Robert Mugabe poses alongside General Constantino Chiwenga and South African envoys at the State House in Harare Credit: AFP When the cheering was over, and the choirs had completed their choruses, Mr Mugabe slowly rose to his feet, surrounded by his contingent of plainclothes security men, and very slowly walked unaided down the red carpet and out of the tent. No one was particularly interested in Mr Mugabe. All were respectful, but there was no ululating as before, no shouts of political support. He has been ruling the country for most of their lives, but the graduates were more excited about their own achievement yesterday than the dramatic political events unfolding around them. “I know about it. All will be OK as long as we have peace and tranquillity,” said Charity Kadungure, 64, who received her doctorate in finance, when asked about the military takeover. How Mugabe poisoned the breadbasket of Africa 02:51 Mrs Kadungure, who did her masters in business administration via the University of Manchester, said she was thinking of little more than retirement. “I did this doctorate to prepare for retirement. I have been at the Reserve Bank (of Zimbabwe) for 28 years and will use what I know to train others.” Pius Ncube, a 45-year-old UN aid worker from Bulawayo, who received a doctorate in disaster management, and has worked in war zones including Afghanistan and Syria, laughed when asked if Zimbabwe was in “conflict”. “This is the end for him,” he said, referring to the chancellor who had just left the ceremony. “We don’t want to see his wife again.”   10:29AM Mugabe's appearance 'shows how unique Zimbabwe is' Lots of reaction on social media to Mr Mugabe's appearance... It's so cool that mid coup, #Mugabe takes a break to cap graduates. Not from the perspective of a new, democratic #Zimbabwe, but how it illustrates how unique Zimbabwe and her situation is. We just don't fit into any norms— Rebuild Zimbabwe (@RebuildZimbabwe) November 17, 2017 #Zimbabwe Zimbabwean national says Pres. Mugabe is only showing at the graduation only to save his face & his influence is gone.— KhayelihleKhumalo (@KhayaJames) November 17, 2017   10:02AM Mugabe pictured at ceremony More pictures are now emerging from the surprise appearance:  Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, center, arrives to preside over a student graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe  Credit: AP Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe  arrives to preside over a student graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University on the outskirts of Harare Credit: AP  Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe confers awards for the students with the leading theses, as he presides over a graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University on the outskirts of Harare Credit: AP   9:37AM Cheers as Mugabe starts his speech  President Robert Mugabe has started a speech, to cheers from the crowd gathered at the graduation ceremony on the outskirts of Harare. Several thousand graduates of the Zimbabwe Open University and guests stood as Mr Mugabe and other dignitaries entered a tent set up for the event. Once on the podium, Mr Mugabe joined the crowd in singing Zimbabwe's national anthem. He announced the opening of the graduation ceremony, and the crowd applauded. Mr Mugabe's presidential security detail is present. President Robert Mugabe appears in an academic cap and gown Credit: Al Jazeera   9:34AM Mugabe arrives at graduation ceremony in cap and gown Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has arrived at a graduation ceremony at Harare's Open University wearing a blue and yellow academic gown and cap. He has stood for the national anthem. This is Mr Mugabe's first public appearance since the military seized control of Zimbabwe earlier this week.  Friday's event appears to allow the 93-year-old president to project the image of leadership, even as calls for his departure grow stronger. There has been speculation that he could use the ceremony, which was a scheduled event for Mr Mugabe, to make an announcement about negotiations over his future.  Stay with us for live updates.

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Florida Man Killed Ex, Her New Boyfriend and Her Parents -- Then Left His Son Alone With Their Bodies

Pharma news - November 17, 2017 - 6:37pm

On Thursday, a 32-year-old Florida man was convicted of the 2014 quadruple murders of his ex-girlfriend, her new boyfriend and her parents, according to news reports.

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Alabama Governor Plans To Vote For Roy Moore Despite Sexual Assault Accusations

Pharma news - November 17, 2017 - 6:16pm

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey plans to vote for Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore in spite of allegations that the former judge sexually assaulted multiple women.

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Notorious Mafia 'boss of bosses' Toto Riina dead at 87

Pharma news - November 17, 2017 - 5:56pm

ROME (AP) — Cosa Nostra's "boss of bosses," who was serving 26 life sentences as the convicted mastermind of dozens of murders of rivals for power on his Sicilian turf as well as prominent anti-Mafia heroes, died Friday in an Italian hospital prison ward.

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Keystone XL Opponents On 210,000-Gallon Spill: We Warned You

Pharma news - November 17, 2017 - 5:51pm

In April 2016, just five months after President Barack Obama rejected the proposal to build the Keystone XL pipeline, the existing Keystone pipeline leaked 17,000 gallons of oil onto private land in southeastern South Dakota.

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