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Grazing dangerously: The Romanian sheep nibbling away at US security

One of the most important strategic sites in Europe for the US military has come under threat from a rather unexpected enemy: a flock of sheep. It is their random meanderings near the Deveselu base in southern Romania that has triggered an unusual power struggle between US commanders and a stubborn local sheep farmer. Dumitru Bleja’s 250 or so sheep …

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Dozens of toddlers die from malnutrition, measles in Papua

ASMAT: Dozens of toddlers in Indonesia´s easternmost Papua province have died from malnutrition and measles over the past few months, a military spokesman said Tuesday, underscoring a lack of accessible medical care in the remote region. The high number of deaths comes after President Joko Widodo vowed in 2014 to beef up infrastructure on the island that is shared with …

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Measles alert issued at Chicago’s O’Hare airport

Chicago O’Hare International Airport has issued a measles alert for air travellers, four days after a passenger with a confirmed case of the highly contagious virus passed through two of its terminals. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), in its alert, warned travellers that an individual diagnosed with measles arrived at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on January 10. The …

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Whatsapp’s new feature can ‘demote’ group admins

In its newly introduced feature, messaging service WhatsApp has started allowing users to ‘dismiss’ administrators of group chats. ‘Dismiss As Admin’ lets group admins demote other group admins, subsequently taking control of conversations. For instance, if it is used on an admin, the admin would lose all of their admin privileges and become a standard group chat participant instead, but …

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Broadband users cross 50 million mark in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The number of broadband subscribers including those using 3G and 4G in Pakistan has crossed the 50 million mark, showing a 24.5 per cent penetration until November 2017. According to statistics revealed by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), of the total users, mobile broadband remained the major contributor, sharing 48 million 3G and 4G subscribers till the period. 3G …

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Bitcoin, rival cryptocurrencies plunge on crackdown fears

LONDON: Bitcoin slid as much as 18 percent on Tuesday to a four-week low, as fears of a regulatory crackdown on the market spread after reports suggested it was still possible that South Korea could ban trading in cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin’s slide triggered a selloff across the broader cryptocurrency market, with biggest rival Ethereum down 23 percent on the day at …

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The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dies aged 46

(AFP) – Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O’Riordan, frontwoman of the multi-million selling rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly in London on Monday, aged 46, her publicist said. “Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today, family members are devastated,” Lindsey Holmes said in a statement. “The lead singer…was in London for a short recording session,” she added. …

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Amanullah Khan hospitalized after his health deteriorates

Veteran comedian Amanullah Khan has been admitted to a private hospital in Lahore as his health suddenly deteriorates. Amanullah, who is also a part of Dunya News program Mazaq Raat, suffered a cold after which, he underwent treatment at the Intense Care Unit (ICU) however, the comedian is fine now as he has been shifted to ward. Provincial Health Minister …

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Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan dies at 46

DUBLIN: Dolores O‘Riordan — the lead singer of rock group The Cranberries — died suddenly on Monday at the age of 46 during a trip to London for a recording session, her publicist said. The Irish group — which combined indie guitar with O‘Riordan’s distinctive Irish lilt and yoddle — shot to fame with hits like “Linger” and “Zombie” to …

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Bidder for the Weinstein Company says bankruptcy may be best option

Killer Content Inc, the movie producer that has partnered with philanthropist Abigail Disney in a consortium vying to acquire the Weinstein Company, said on Monday that a bankruptcy may be the best way forward for the U.S. film and TV studio. Killer Content’s comments come as the studio continues to grapple with the fallout of sexual harassment allegations against its …

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