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Dallas Man Suspected in Roommate’s Death Near SMU: Police

Dallas police say a man is suspected of killing his roommate inside their apartment on SMU Boulevard. A pair of witness, also roommates with the man, told police Bobby Ngendung was pacing and acting worried early Monday, and he allegedly began dragging an unknown object out of his bedroom until they confronted him. The witnesses said they were able to …

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Arlington Firefighters Sue City, Chief, Alleging Retaliation

Arlington firefighters have sued the city and their fire chief, accusing them of retaliation and they’re claiming that new cuts to staffing levels are putting citizens and firefighter lives at risk. It all comes down to that contentious fight over starting a civil service commission for Arlington firefighters. Since voters approved the commission last May, the Arlington Professional Firefighters Association …

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Gov. Abbott unveils plan to target sex criminals, eliminate rape-kit backlog

Gov. Greg Abbott unveiled a new $40 million plan that would change the way state law and police agencies combat sex crime, including sexual harassers at the Texas Capitol, child predators, and human traffickers while protecting the victims.   The Governor’s proposal, announced Tuesday in Houston, would represent a significant change to state criminal laws and enforcement of sex crimes, …

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Byco’s reformer to increase motor gasoline production five-fold

Pakistan’s leading energy company, Byco Petroleum Pakistan Limited, has commissioned a catalytic reformer at its larger oil refinery, ORC-2. The reformer has successfully commenced its operations which will enable the Company to convert 24,000 barrels per day of Heavy Naphtha into Motor-Gasoline, as per rated capacity. At the combined current level of crude processing at both of Byco’s Oil Refining …

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‘African Mona Lisa’ mesmerises after surprise rediscovery

LONDON: “I think of it as the African Mona Lisa,” said award-winning novelist Ben Okri, gazing at the long-lost portrait of a Nigerian princess which recently turned up in a London flat. Ben Enwonwu’s 1974 painting of Adetutu “Tutu” Ademiluyi, daughter of a Yoruba king, has taken on almost mythical status in the painter’s native Nigeria. It was last seen …

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SpaceX shows video of Elon Musk’s Tesla roadster in space

CAPE CANAVERAL (AFP) – What a fine view of Mother Earth and what a smooth ride. Tucked into the nose of the mammoth SpaceX unmanned rocket that blasted off Tuesday was tech pioneer Elon Musk s own cherry red convertible Tesla roadster, a vehicle that was in fact manned — by a spacesuited dummy nicknamed Starman. Once a protective coating …

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Chinese police don high-tech glasses to nab suspects

BEIJING (AFP) – Chinese police are sporting high-tech sunglasses that can spot suspects in a crowded train station, the newest use of facial recognition technology that has drawn concerns among human rights groups. In a scene reminiscent of the dystopian sci-fi television show “Black Mirror”, officers in the central city of Zhengzhou are wearing the digital shades amid the crush …

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World’s biggest rocket soars toward Mars after perfect launch

(AFP) – The world’s most powerful rocket, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, blasted off Tuesday on its highly anticipated maiden test flight, carrying CEO Elon Musk’s cherry red Tesla Roadster toward an orbit near Mars. Screams and cheers erupted at mission control in Cape Canaveral, Florida as the massive rocket fired its 27 engines and rumbled into the blue sky over the …

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Scientists thwart cancer-spreading compound, in mice

PARIS: A common amino acid produced in the human body or absorbed from food can be suppressed to stop breast cancer spread in mice, researchers reported Wednesday. They hope the finding may yield a method to prevent cancer cells spreading from their origins in a woman’s breast to form tumours in her lungs, brain, other organs or bones — a …

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‘Fake’ doctor accused of infecting 46 Indians with HIV

NEW DELHI: India is investigating claims an unlicensed doctor infected at least 46 people with HIV by re-using syringes, the latest case to expose the paucity of healthcare in the country of 1.25 billion. Police in Uttar Pradesh have registered a criminal case against Rajendra Yadav, who provided cheap door-to-door medical services to poor villagers in the northern state. India …

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