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Thirteen killed in Mexican quake zone helicopter crash

Pharma news - February 17, 2018 - 10:21pm

Thirteen people were killed in southern Mexico when a minister's helicopter crash-landed on its way to the epicenter of a powerful earthquake that rattled the region, officials said Saturday. The 7.2 magnitude quake caused only material damage when it struck late Friday, but it triggered a tragedy in the town of Santiago Jamiltepec in Oaxaca state, where the chopper landed on its side, crushing a van. On board the UH-60 Black Hawk military helicopter were Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete and Oaxaca state Governor Alejandro Murat, who were unharmed.

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Palmreaders? Japan team builds second skin message display

Pharma news - February 17, 2018 - 9:18pm

Palmreading could take on a whole new meaning thanks to a new invention from Japan: an ultra-thin display and monitor that can be stuck directly to the body. Takao Someya, the University of Tokyo professor who developed the device, envisions it as a boon for medical professionals with bed-ridden or far-flung patients, as well as family living far from their relatives.

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The 2018 Flu Season Might Finally Be Leveling Off

Pharma news - February 17, 2018 - 7:58pm

This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off.

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UK stars say 'Time's Up' for sexual harassment and abuse before Baftas

Pharma news - February 17, 2018 - 7:37pm

Actresses Kate Winslet and Emma Watson joined around 200 female entertainment stars in demanding an end to sexual harassment and abuse, in an open letter published Sunday ahead of the Bafta film awards. Signatories including Emma Thompson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Keira Knightley and Saoirse Ronan, expressed solidarity with the Time's Up movement in the United States and called for donations to a new "justice and equality fund" for victims. The letter to The Observer newspaper is addressed to "dear sisters", as was a similar statement by US actresses last month, and calls for an international movement to stamp out a culture of abuse exposed by the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

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'One of the Good Guys.' Mourners Honor Slain Chicago Police Commander

Pharma news - February 17, 2018 - 7:02pm

Of all Commander Paul Bauer's responsibilities, the ones that mattered the most to him were being a good husband and father, speakers said

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Government urges councils to waive road closure charges for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

Pharma news - February 17, 2018 - 7:01pm

The government is urging councils to waive their charges for road closures on May 19, in the hopes of encouraging Britain to celebrate the Royal wedding with thousands of street parties. The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will fall on a Saturday, the same day as the FA Cup final, with leaders hoping the mood of celebration will buoy the public. They today launch a “handy guide” to throwing a street party, reminding keen organisers to get in touch with local councils in good time to plan road closures and insurance. Information from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government States: “Many councils, from Bromley to Salford, have already announced that they are waiving charges for street party road closures, making it easier and cheaper than ever to hold celebrations. “The government is urging other councils to follow suit.” The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding in 2011 saw bank holiday street parties held throughout Britain, including on Downing Street. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Cardiff, in pictures There will be no extra day off for the marriage of Prince Harry, fifth-in-Line to the throne, and Meghan Markle, who wed at Windsor Castle on May 19 before taking a carriage ride around the town to greet those who have turned up to see them. Chris Gittins, who runs streetparty.org.uk, said the celebrations will show a “fantastic part of British culture", adding: “It's a rare excuse to meet neighbours really, a traditional excuse to meet neighbours in a relaxed atmosphere.” Guy Oliver, from the Old Barn Inn in Glooston, said they would be throwing a street party to encourage people to “come together in a community”. "It'll be a few union jacks and we're going to serve food to everyone's taste,” he said. Sandra Hastings, founder of Newcastle-based charity Silverline Memories which helps those with dementia, said she is planning a “good old-fashioned party with bunting, and red white and blue balloons, and trestle tables with tonnes of homemade food". "At our charity we provide people with the opportunity to do things they wouldn't have done otherwise, and take any excuse for a knees up,” she said. Jake Berry MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State said: “We’ve made it easier than ever for local residents from all backgrounds to come together to celebrate the royalwedding and we hope councils will get into the spirit by helping people wishing to organise street parties. “With the FA Cup final taking place on the same day, there's never been a better reason to hold a street party and our updated guidance makes clear the steps residents need to take to ensure an enjoyable and safe day is had by all.”

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Woman Accused of Shooting Wife to Death in Walmart Parking Lot

Pharma news - February 17, 2018 - 6:59pm

Cindy Bryant allegedly shot her wife to death following an argument in the parking lot of Walmart in York County, Virginia.

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Chilean sexual abuse victim testifies before Vatican investigator

Pharma news - February 17, 2018 - 6:22pm

By Alice Popavici NEW YORK (Reuters) - The key witness in the case of a Chilean bishop accused of covering sexual abuse said on Saturday he gave "eye opening" testimony to a papally mandated investigator and hoped it would lead to the truth. Juan Carlos Cruz met in a church on Manhattan's Upper West Side for about four hours with Archbishop Charles Scicluna, one of the most experienced and respected Vatican investigators of clergy sexual abuse. The Vatican announced on Jan. 30 that Pope Francis had appointed Scicluna to look into accusations that Bishop Juan Barros of the diocese of Osorno in Chile had covered up crimes against minors.

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Floridians Tell Politicians Who Do The NRA’s Bidding Their Time Is Up

Pharma news - February 17, 2018 - 5:42pm

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. ― Something powerful is happening in Florida.

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Copter on quake mission flips in Mexico, kills 13 on ground

Pharma news - February 17, 2018 - 5:23pm

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A military helicopter carrying officials who were assessing damage from a powerful earthquake flipped as it was attempting to land in southern Mexico, crashing on top of people who had fled their homes and were spending the night outside. Thirteen people were killed — the only known fatalities related to the quake — and 16 were injured.

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7.2 quake damages homes, but Mexico avoids major destruction

Pharma news - February 17, 2018 - 5:20pm

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico escaped major destruction from a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that jolted southern and central parts of the country, authorities said Saturday, though 13 people were killed in the crash of a helicopter sent to assess the damage.

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Mexico helicopter crash kills 13 on ground in wake of earthquake

Pharma news - February 17, 2018 - 5:16pm

By Jose Cortes SANTIAGO JAMILTEPEC, Mexico (Reuters) - At least 13 people on the ground, including three children, were killed when a Mexican military helicopter carrying top officials surveying damage from an earthquake crashed in a small town in the southern state of Oaxaca, authorities said on Saturday. The helicopter, which was carrying Mexico's interior minister and the state governor, crashed on top of two vans in an open field while trying to land at night in Santiago Jamiltepec after a tour of damage from Friday's powerful quake. The senior officials survived but 12 people at the scene were killed and another died later in a hospital, Oaxaca's attorney general's office said in a statement.

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Helicopter crash kills 13 in Mexico

Pharma news - February 17, 2018 - 5:14pm

At least 13 people on the ground, including three children, were killed when a Mexican military helicopter carrying top officials surveying damage from an earthquake crashed in a small town in the southern state of Oaxaca. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

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U.N. council mulls condemning Iran over Yemen's Houthis' getting missiles

Pharma news - February 17, 2018 - 4:51pm

By Michelle Nichols (Reuters) - - Britain, the United States and France want the United Nations Security Council to condemn Iran for failing to stop its ballistic missiles from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group and commit to take action over the sanctions violations, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Saturday. The draft text to renew U.N. sanctions on Yemen for another year would also allow the 15-member council to impose targeted sanctions for “any activity related to the use of ballistic missiles in Yemen.” Britain drafted the resolution in consultation with the United States and France before giving it to the full council on Friday, diplomats said.

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Israel slams Polish PM for WWII 'Jewish perpetrators' remark

Pharma news - February 17, 2018 - 4:45pm

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli politicians accused Poland's prime minister of anti-Semitism Saturday for equating the Polish perpetrators in the Holocaust to its supposed "Jewish perpetrators," setting off a new chapter in an angry dispute over Poland's new bill criminalizing the mention of Polish complicity in the Nazi-led genocide.

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Israel's Netanyahu: A singular leader with a divisive legacy

Pharma news - February 17, 2018 - 4:30pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be in trouble after police recommended bribery, fraud and other charges against him. Yet the law doesn't require him to step down until convicted, and he is digging in.

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Hunt for gunman who 'killed girl aged 4'

Pharma news - February 17, 2018 - 4:11pm

A police manhunt is under way in the US after a gunman shot and killed a four-year-old girl in a car. The child’s grandmother and three siblings, aged 7, 6, and 3, were sitting with her in the vehicle but were not hurt. A murder warrant has been issued for the arrest of the suspect, Darnell Bitting, who police described as “armed and dangerous”.

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Passenger says teen driver panicked, hit the gas outside NSA

Pharma news - February 17, 2018 - 3:38pm

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A passenger in a vehicle that was fired upon outside the National Security Agency campus says the unlicensed teen driver made a wrong turn, panicked and hit the gas.

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Family of woman killed by police may not see full $37M award

Pharma news - February 17, 2018 - 3:31pm

BALTIMORE (AP) — The family of a Maryland woman who was fatally shot by police two years ago may never receive the entire $37 million it was awarded in a lawsuit this week.

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No, Fidel Castro Is Not Justin Trudeau's Father

Pharma news - February 17, 2018 - 3:03pm

Despite what the internet seems to think

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