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'Avengers: Infinity War' release date moves a week sooner into April

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Fans expect major character deaths in Infinity War , the biggest superhero teamup film of the last decade. Granted, it's hard to see this as anything other than a carefully orchestrated PR stunt, as Marvel Studios is a huge conglomerate that likely has to consider all sorts of factors - corporate strategies, stakeholders and all that red tape - before a decision of this magnitude can be made. Read More »

Dalton High School Shooting | What we know

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The teacher, later identified as social studies teacher Jesse Randall Davidson , 53, was taken into custody without incident about 30 to 40 minutes later. As students prepare to return to school on Friday, we're learning from police about this teacher's freaky behavior in the past, leaving us to ask: How much was the school aware? Evidence does not seem to suggest that Davidson was trying to aim at anyone, according to Frazier. Read More »

Japan unveils futuristic mascots for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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This was the first time human figures were used as mascots , as Hakon and Kristin were two "happy" Norwegian children dressed in traditional Viking attire to represent the country's heritage. The winning designs for the Olympics and the Paralympics were created by Ryo Taniguchi, a 43-year-old character designer and illustrator from Fukuoka Prefecture, whose works have been featured in English-language school textbooks. Read More »

Arrested Indian Mujahideen terrorist had found love in Nepal

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Kushwaha said Khan carried a bounty of Rs 15 lakh on his head, adding that the amount may even be higher as many state police departments had also announced a bounty on his head. When Subhan was arrested, he had told the police that he had come down to India from Nepal to revive the outfit. After the Batla House incident, he stayed in India for some time before fleeing to Nepal. Read More »

Lucas is the first Gerber Baby with Down syndrome

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The internet was rife with cooing adoration upon seeing and hearing of Lucas Warren's most recent accomplishment. Lucas is the first child with down syndrome to take the title in the contest's 91-year history. "Every year, since the beginning of the Gerber Baby Photo Search, we choose the baby who exemplifies Gerber's longstanding heritage of recognizing that every baby is a Gerber baby, and Lucas is a ideal fit", admitted for CNN one of the Gerber's representatives, Kristen Wooten. Read More »

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may have to wait for Arsenal debut

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Arsene Wenger says his team Arsenal must improve on their defending when they face Everton on Saturday in an English Premier League clash. The north London side were heavily linked with a move to sign the 30-year-old defender in the mid-season window but a move failed to materialise. Read More »

North Korea earned $200M from banned exports, sends arms to Syria, Myanmar

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The UN report claimed that previous year, North Korea earned almost $200 million by exporting banned commodities in breach of global sanctions. Over the past year, North Korea has been subject to three Security Council resolutions imposing sanctions for detonating its sixth and most powerful nuclear test as well as a spate of ballistic missile tests showing signs of advanced technology. Read More »

Kate Middleton honors Princess Diana's legacy at children's hospital

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The couple's daughter Princess Charlotte is apparently already ordering big brother Prince George around the family home , and she may have plans to do the same to their new little brother or sister. The royal family has a long-standing relationship with the hospital, with Queen Victoria becoming its first patron after it was founded in 1852, and the Duchess opened the first phase of works past year. Read More »

The gross reason you should be careful walking barefoot on the beach

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CTV News reported that Katie Stephens , 22, and Eddie Zytner, 25, had been staying at the IFA Villas Bavaro resort for a week. Stevens' symptoms soon followed, and both of them were rushed to the hospital. Ms Stephens told CTVNews that their request to the Canadian health authorities was denied. Stephens also complained that the health care system in Canada did not cover the medication she needed, although she later added, "I would like to stress we had unbelievable health care from our ... Read More »

John Lindsey: Why is winter the season of the flu?

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A runny nose, cough, sore throat, breathing problems, fever, headache, diarrhea: If you came down with these symptoms in the middle of winter, you'd probably assume it's the flu and take to your bed immediately. Last year's vaccine is said to have had about 30 percent effectiveness against H3N2, compared to an overall one of around 40 percent for all the circulating viruses. Read More »

The Cleveland Indians will finally abandon their racist logo after this season

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In discussions spanning the past year, Major League Baseball had urged the team to remove the logo despite the wishes of numerous team's fans who want to keep it, the statement said. In 1915, the franchise changes its team name to the Indians . The Indians will continue to wear the Wahoo logo in 2018, and even after it is gone from the uniform, the club will still sell merchandise featuring the mascot in the Cleveland area. Read More »

'SHITHOLE' projected onto Trump Hotel in DC

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The word "s**thole" - which President Donald Trump allegedly used to describe countries from which he does not want immigrants coming to the U.S. - has been projected along with other messages onto his Washington hotel. In May, Bell made headlines for the first time in May 2017, for projecting this message onto the same hotel. . Bell's latest protest comes on the heels of Trump reportedly saying last week: "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Democrats ... Read More »

Here's why Japan city used loudspeaker to recall deadly fugu blowfish packages

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Regional health officials on Tuesday said a supermarket in the central city of Gamagori sold five packages of assorted blowfish meat. While three of the five packages sold have been found, two others have yet to be recovered. Tetrodotoxin poison will cause numbness around the mouth, then paralysis and that can lead to a person's death. There is no antidote to the poison. Read More »

Afghanistan to play first-ever Test against India in Bengaluru

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Phil Simmons, who was appointed Afghanistan's coach late past year, could hardly have wished for a more fitting opening fixture in the longest form of the game. "People in Afghanistan have been waiting to see the team play a Test and the fact that it will happen against India in India , is a dream situation". Read More »

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in Delhi

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Immediately after arrival, both the PMs left for attending the renaming ceremony of Teen Murti Haifa marg in commemoration of Indian army's contribution in Haifa's freedom in 1918, much before the establishment of Israel as a country. Benjamin Netanyahu is all set to meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at the Taj Diplomatic Enclave shortly. The Union Health Ministry will also sign an agreement with Israel's Saare Tzedek hospital on homoeopathy and Ayurveda. Read More »

2017-18 flu season expected to be one of worst in years

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Two strains of the virus are affecting the population - the dominant and more severe influenza A strain (H3N2) which mostly impacts the elderly, and an influenza B/Yamagata strain which affects both adults and children. She says free vaccines are available at the Health Department on W. Central, as supplies last. They should promptly seek medical advice if influenza-like symptoms develop so that appropriate treatment can be initiated as early as possible to prevent potential complications. Read More »

New study reveals more pregnant women are using marijuana

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The study notes that marijuana is " the most commonly used illicit drug during pregnancy ", adding that use of the drug has been increasing. Meanwhile, pregnant women aged 18 to 24 who smoked weed increased from 9.8% to 19%. Timing may be important, too; marijuana use in the first month of a pregnancy may increase the likelihood of a very rare birth defect called anencephaly. Read More »

What will weather be like this Christmas?

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As a surface low moves east of the area Sunday afternoon and evening, snow will fill in across the rest of the region. The weather service said snow will be heaviest along and northeast of Interstate 74. There's a possibility that before this system departs, it may thump Boston with some colder air and a little bit of snow accumulation. And other facts about the weather on Christmas Day in the Electric City. Read More »

Seasonal flu kills up to 650000 people worldwide every year

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There have no reports of pediatric deaths from influenza. Flu season begins in October and lasts until May. The viruses attacked by the vaccine are chosen far before the flu season because it takes a while to grow the necessary material in the millions of eggs needed. Read More »

Flu Hospitalizations Up from past year

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The flu is an extremely contagious illness. He urges anyone with flu symptoms, such as a sore throat or fever, not to visit friends and relatives in long-term care facilities, hospitals or those with underlying health conditions. While Shelton also said it's too soon to tell about the flu season and the vaccine's effectiveness, she did note that there's concern over reports from Australia, which is now at the end of its flu season, about a severe outbreak. Read More »

Arizona Rep. Trent Franks Resigns Over Claims He Asked Aides About Surrogacy

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Franks said in his statement that the investigation concerns his "discussion of surrogacy with two previous female subordinates, making each feel uncomfortable". Franks and his wife have struggled with infertility. "She came to me shaking and sobbing, and she shared a story that I think is horrific, a powerful man hiring young women, procuring staff, to potentially surrogate children for him", Lafferty said. Read More »

Crimes Against Foreigners Increased in India in 2016, Shows Govt

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The national capital recorded the highest crime rate (974.9), followed by Kerala a (727.6), Madhya Pradesh , Haryana, and Assam in 2016 in IPC crimes. Maharashtra reported highest 11,396 cases, followed by UP with 11,335 cases and MP with 8,717 cases. Of the four major offences - criminal breach of trust, cheating, forgery, and counterfeiting - the highest number of cases were reported under cheating. Read More »

Expect 'Difficult' Argentina In World Cup, Rohr Warns Eagles

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The Franco-German spoke at length about his expectations at Russian Federation 2018 after the draw was staged in Moscow today. In group G Belgium, Panama, Tunisia and England were merged to battle it out also. Boasting the continent's best player in Mohammed Salah and with the motivation of a first appearance at the global event in 28 years, they will have much confidence facing the main threat in Group A which will be Luis Suarez and Edison Cavani's Uruguay. Read More »

New US standard redefines high blood pressure

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Normal blood pressure is less than 120/80 mm Hg; elevated is systolic between 120-129 and diastolic less than 80; Stage I is systolic between 130-139 or diastolic between 80-89; and Stage II is systolic at least 140 or diastolic at least 90 mm Hg. Read More »