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Baby born in Spain with Zika-caused microcephaly, first in Europe

BARCELONA: A woman infected with the Zika virus gave birth in Spain on Monday to a baby with the brain-damaging disorder microcephaly, her hospital said, the first case of its kind in Europe. The mother, who has not been identified, caught the virus on a trip abroad but authorities have declined to say where. A hospital source said she was infected ...

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Huge dinosaur footprint found in Bolivia

LA PAZ: A huge dinosaur footprint measuring 1.2 meters (nearly four feet) in diameter has been discovered in Bolivia, a researcher said Monday. Ancient Australian flesh-eating marsupial discovered The dinosaur, from the Abelisaurid family, would have left the track some 80 million years ago, said the local paleontologist who found it, Omar Medina. He made the find in southeast Bolivia, a ...

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10 best cities to visit in 2016

Considering ease of travel and new and old favourites here is a list of the top ten cities to travel to in 2016.   1. Bocas del Toro, Panama “The Isthmus of Panama is home to some of the purest natural beauty in Latin America: dense tropical rain forests, wide savannas, coral reefs bursting with aquatic life, and delightfully deserted ...

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Canal found under Maya pyramid: Gateway to afterlife?

MEXICO CITY: Mexican archeologists have discovered a canal system under the pyramid containing the tomb of a Mayan ruler, suggesting the water tunnel could represent a symbolic path to the underworld. The hydraulic system was found under the Temple of the Inscriptions, which houses the seventh-century tomb of Pakal “The Great” in Palenque, the ancient Maya city in southern Chiapas state, ...

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Verizon: telecom giant with big ambitions

WASHINGTON: Verizon, which agreed Monday to acquire faded internet star Yahoo, grew from its roots as a regional telephone carrier to a top wireless company, with ambitions to be much more. The name Verizon came about in 2000 with the merger of Bell Atlantic and another phone group, GTE. At the same time, Bell Atlantic agreed to combine its wireless operations ...

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Iraq finally bans fake bomb detectors after July 3 blast

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered security services to stop using fake bomb detectors at checkpoints after a bombing on July 3 killed almost 300 people in Baghdad in an attack claimed by the Islamic State. Pressure mounts on Thai junta over fake bomb detectors Reacting after the deadliest attack so far this year, Abadi also ordered a new investigation into ...

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China internet regulator fines websites over reporting -media

China’s internet regulator has fined several websites for violating internet publication rules and ordered them to “rectify” pages that ran news stories based on their own reporting, state media has reported. Government rules restricting the publication online of “self-edited” news and information have been widely ignored, with many websites running robust reporting operations. China shuts down online news operations: report ...

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Tests in England: Pakistan’s opening problems

MANCHESTER: Poor starts have been a problem for Pakistan in their ongoing four-Test series in England, which now stands at 1-1 after the hosts’ 330-run win in the second match at Old Trafford on Monday. But Mohammad Hafeez and Shan Masood are not the first Pakistan opening pair to struggle in English conditions. Indeed you have to go back to 1996 ...

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World championship: Bilal, Masih surge ahead in 6-Red

KARACHI: Pakistan’s Mohammad Bilal and Babar Masih secured victories on day six of the IBSF World 6-Red Championship matches yesterday in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. Bilal beat Iraq’s Ali Jalil Ali 4-2 despite his opponent levelling the match twice. Bilal led the way after winning the first and third frames, with Ali at his heels, but the Pakistani cueist won with overall ...

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FBI probes Democratic email hack, but is Russia to blame?

WASHINGTON: The FBI announced Monday it was investigating the embarrassing hack of Democratic National Committee emails, a breach the Clinton campaign blamed on Russia, accusing Moscow of seeking to influence the US presidential election. The emails leaked by WikiLeaks, which reveal that party leaders sought to undermine the campaign of Hillary Clinton’s rival Bernie Sanders, threw the Democratic National Convention into ...

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