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Madagascar plague deaths hit 94, 1,100 suspected cases: WHO

GENEVA: The death toll from a plague outbreak in Madagascar has risen to 94, with the number of suspected cases jumping to more than 1,100, the World Health Organization said Friday. Officials on the poor Indian Ocean island nation had earlier this week reported 74 fatalities and 805 cases. WHO’s director for health emergencies in Africa, Ibrahima Soce Fall, told …

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Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh in dire state: UNICEF

GENEVA: Nearly 340,000 Rohingya children are living in squalid conditions in Bangladesh camps where they lack enough food, clean water and health care, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday. Up to 12,000 more children join them every week, fleeing violence or hunger in Myanmar, often still traumatised by atrocities they witnessed, it said in a report “Outcast …

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G7, tech giants agree on plan to block extremist content online

ISCHIA: G7 countries and tech giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter on Friday agreed to work together to block the dissemination of Islamist extremism over the internet. “These are the first steps towards a great alliance in the name of freedom,” Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti said after a two-day meeting with his Group of Seven counterparts, stressing the importance …

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EU puts brakes on Macron’s Google tax push

BRUSSELS (AFP) – Several EU nations handed French President Emmanuel Macron a setback on Friday, as leaders said Europe should not go it alone on a new tax on US tech giants. France has a led a major push to increase taxes in the European Union on mega tech firms such as Google and Facebook, which are accused of booking …

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Pollution killed nine million people in 2015: report

PARIS (AFP) – Pollution claimed the lives of nine million people in 2015, one in every six deaths that year, according to a report published on Friday. Almost all the deaths, 92 percent, happened in low- and middle-income countries, it said, with air pollution the main culprit, felling 6.5 million people. Almost half of the total toll came from just …

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Instagram model shocks her fans by body transformation after giving birth

(Web Desk) – An Instagram model shocked her fans and followers by body transformation from pregnancy to after giving birth. She posed in skinny jeans with her husband and newborn baby after three days of her delivery. Sarah Stage is known to be controversial when it comes to posing in social media photographs. She updated her fans throughout the pregnancy …

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Shahrukh, Ranbir dance if off to Bole Chudiyan

(Web Desk) – Shahrukh Khan and Rnbir Kapoor dancing it off on Bole Chudiyan is giving people major party goals this Diwali season. We came across a video posted by one of Ranbir’s fan clubs on Twitter and could not resist channeling the party goals it sets. Here you go: Mr. Khan and Mr. Kapoor share a great rapport though …

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Two more Weinstein accusers go public with sex assault allegations

LOS ANGELES: Two more women were due to go public Friday with horrifying details of sexual attacks they say they were subjected to by disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. They include a case being investigated by Los Angeles police of an Italian model and actress who says the 65-year-old producer raped her after dragging her into the bathroom of her …

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Ranveer Singh roped in for Singh Is Kinng sequel?

Reports are rife that Bollywood heartthrob Ranveer Singh will fill in Akshay Kumar’s shoes in the sequel to hit comedy Singh Is Kinng. The sequel has been titled as Sher Singh as revealed by producer Shailendra Singh, according to Indian media. Reports also suggest that the movie couldn’t retain the original name due to issues with producer Vipul A Shah. …

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Leicester players ‘want answers’ over Shakespear sacking

LONDON (AFP) – Leicester City caretaker manager Michael Appleton believes the owners of the former Premier League champions could face questions from players over Craig Shakespeare s sacking. Appleton was placed in charge following Shakespeare s dismissal on Tuesday and described the atmosphere among the squad as “cheesed off” and “raw” when he took his first training session. He said …

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