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Many Arctic pollutants decrease after market removal and regulation

Levels of some persistent organic pollutants (POPs) regulated by the Stockholm Convention are decreasing in the Arctic, according to an international team of researchers who have been actively monitoring the northern regions of the globe. POPs are a diverse group of long-lived chemicals that can travel long distances from their ... Read More »

Marijuana found in breast milk up to six days after use

With the legalization of marijuana in several states, increased use for both medicinal and recreational purposes has been documented in pregnant and breastfeeding women. Although national organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that breastfeeding mothers do not use marijuana, there has been a lack of specific data to ... Read More »

ATMs to get time deadline for refill after February 2019

The deadline for putting money in the ATMs located in Naxal-hit areas is 4 pm while private cash handling agencies must collect money from the banks in the first half of the day and transport notes only in armoured vehicles. In a notification, the Home Ministry said the new Standard ... Read More »

Rescuers search for survivors after Indonesia quake kills 82 

Rescuers searched for survivors in the rubble of houses, mosques and schools that were among the thousands of buildings destroyed in the disaster that struck on Sunday evening. “The search and rescue team is still scouring the scene and evacuating (people),” national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said. “We ... Read More »

Zimbabwe warns of crackdown after opposition vote protests 

Soldiers fired on demonstrators during opposition MDC party protests in downtown Harare, with one man shot dead. Monday’s polls — the first since former president Robert Mugabe was forced out by a brief military takeover in November — had been meant to turn the page on years of violence-marred elections ... Read More »

Turkey ends state of emergency after two years

Under the state of emergency, tens of thousands of people were arrested or dismissed from their jobs. However, the government has decided against extending it again after seven three-month renewals. The decision comes weeks after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won re-election. During the campaign, opposition candidates said that the first ... Read More »

Erdogan vows “stronger Turkey” after being sworn-in

Assuming the new executive presidency he has long fought to establish, Erdogan took the oath of office in parliament before addressing dozens of international leaders gathered at the presidential palace in Ankara. Erdogan, 64, says the new, powerful executive presidency is vital to drive economic growth, ensure security after a failed 2016 ... Read More »

Help reaches Thai cave boys after days trapped underground

The Thai military said it is providing months’ worth of food and diving lessons to the boys, discovered kilometres into the pitch-black and waterlogged Tham Luang network of caves in the country’s monsoon-drenched north. “How many are you?…Thirteen… Brilliant,” shouts a British diver, in an astonishing exchange captured in a ... Read More »

Brazil advance after win over Mexico

The PSG forward slid home in the second half and then teed up Roberto Firmino late on as the five-times champions beat an otherwise stubborn Mexico, whose World Cup began with such promise with a victory over champions Germany, but ended in familiar fashion in the first knockout round. It ... Read More »

At least 46 killed after bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

The incident occurred near Gwen village, close to Dhumakot in the district, when the private bus, carrying 58 passengers, on its way to Ramnagar, fell into a 200-metre deep gorge. Rescue operations were carried out by police and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel. All the bodies have been ... Read More »

Argentina on brink of World Cup exit after Croatia drubbing

Second-half goals from Ante Rebic, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic sealed a deserved victory as a poor Argentina were left on the brink of a humiliating first round exit on Thrusday. The Group D defeat means Argentina have just one point from two games, meaning they will probably have to ... Read More »

Afghanistan extends ceasefire after suicide attack kills 26

President Ashraf Ghani made the announcement in a rare televised address to the nation, in which he also asked the Taliban to extend their three-day ceasefire, which is due to end Sunday night. So far the group has not responded. “I order the security forces to remain on their defensive ... Read More »

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