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Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus found in IL


The first mosquitoes to test positive in IL for the West Nile virus this year have been found downstate. "Although we see West Nile virus in IL every year, it's still important to take precautions to protect yourself by wearing insect repellent and getting rid of standing water around you home". Read More »

Champions Trophy: England, SAfrica bid to end title droughts


Former India Team Director Ravi Shastri feels captain Virat Kohli doesn't need any extra motivation to perform well in England in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 . In an ODI career spanning six years, he has played just 78 ODIs as has been in and out of the team due to his inconsistency. England have not looked a stalling unit not ready to change the old approach. Read More »

Bomb Kills 10, Hurts 22 in Baghdad; IS Claims Responsibility

ISIS claimed the attack on its Amaq news outlet, saying it targeted a "gathering of Shia", the majority Muslim group in Iraq , whom the militants consider to be heretic, Al Jazeera reported . The cafes and restaurants were crowded with people of all ages venturing out to break their Ramadan fast. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull condemned the terrorist bombing in Baghdad , which killed 17 people. Read More »

Doubts about Bale's fitness ahead of Champions League final


Everyone thinks something but the debate will not condition me. If Perez is the most important man at Madrid for a coach to keep onside with, then Crisitano Ronaldo is not far behind him. FRANCISCO " ISCO " ALARCON: Isco was one of Madrid's most important players despite not being one of the regular starters at the beginning of the season. Read More »

Turkey demands US replace envoy in spat over Syrian Kurds


The protesters "began aggressively provoking Turkish-American citizens who had peacefully assembled to greet the President", the embassy said in a statement released late Wednesday. Police said they had arrested two people for assault and identified them as U.S. residents, 49-year-old Ayten Necmi of NY and 42-year-old Jalal Kheirabadi of Virginia. Read More »

Dog flu found in Florida for first time


The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services , in coordination with the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine , announced Tuesday that UF has confirmed seven cases. Pet owners should contact their veterinarian prior to visiting to decrease the chance of exposure to other animals. Symptoms of the virus include sneezing, nasal discharge, decreased appetite and lethargy during the first few days of infection. Read More »

In UK vote, Brexit takes back seat to home issues, terror

The point I'm trying to make is that we're making it universal so that we are in a position to make sure that every child gets it. She was withering about the Labour veteran's abilities. "In 2010, Corbyn said about Hamas during a television interview, 'You have to recognize that the reality is they have a great deal of support, they have a great deal of respect from a lot of Palestinians who wouldn't necessarily politically agree with them but recognize they are serious, hard-working and ... Read More »

SNP victory in Scotland would 'triple lock' second independence vote


With the United Kingdom due to leave the European Union in less than two years, the First Minister argued an SNP victory in the General Election in Scotland would "further reinforce" the mandate for a second poll. Ms Sturgeon's party now has 54 of the 59 Scottish seats in Westminster. Last night the Tories said the SNP's policy platform showed the danger of allowing Miss Sturgeon to put Mr Corbyn in Downing Street and "pull the strings" of his government. Read More »

SNP victory in Scotland would 'triple lock' second independence vote


With the United Kingdom due to leave the European Union in less than two years, the First Minister argued an SNP victory in the General Election in Scotland would "further reinforce" the mandate for a second poll. Ms Sturgeon's party now has 54 of the 59 Scottish seats in Westminster. Last night the Tories said the SNP's policy platform showed the danger of allowing Miss Sturgeon to put Mr Corbyn in Downing Street and "pull the strings" of his government. Read More »

Sri Lanka floods toll increases to 146

Sri Lankan military and police used boats to rescue the marooned and retrieve corpses as the death toll from the devastating floods in the island nation rose to 183, officials said on Tuesday. In May 2003, 250 people were killed and 10,000 homes destroyed after a similarly powerful monsoon. The Expressway from Colombo to Matara, in the deep south, was flooded in several areas. Read More »

Here's who was sitting together on the Lions flights to New Zealand


In 1930 it hosted New Zealand's first-ever cricket test - against England - and in 1990 Christchurch-born Richard Hadlee claimed his then record 400th test wicket there. The Lions who will play the Crusaders at AMI Stadium on June 10 will likely hear much of Lancaster Park and of its significance in previous visits to New Zealand. Read More »

Tobacco kills 7 million people every year


But tobacco use is one of the largest preventable causes of noncommunicable diseases. He said the use of tobacco products, particularly cigarette smoking , has increased many times in PNG over the last 20 years, and we are now ranked as the highest user of tobacco products in the Western Pacific Region. Read More »

Hamel Associates Inc. Lowers Stake in Community Bank System, Inc. (CBU)

Alpha One also assigned news coverage about the bank an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days. Van Den Berg Management I Inc, which manages about $2.04 billion and $842.53M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Era Group Inc (NYSE:ERA) by 54,539 shares to 1.63M shares, valued at $27.68 million in 2016Q4, according to the filing. Read More »

Mike Dubke Resigns as White House Communications Director

Observers believe that this could just be the start of a much larger shake-up, especially with the backlash of FBI Director James Comey's firing. Facing cameras for the first time in almost two weeks Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer returned to a slew of questions, with Russian Federation topping the list. Read More »

With GSLV Mk III, India to begin manned space missions?


The rocket is also called as " Fat Boy ", to represent the fact that it is the heaviest launch vehicle that ISRO will launch. The indigenous cryogenic stage LVM 3 placed in the satellite also makes it capable of placing heavy payloads into Low Earth Orbits of 600 km altitude. Read More »

'71 Lions revolutionised New Zealand rugby

A private tour organised by three professional cricketers, while in Australia they played 19 Australian Rules matches. After four years of waiting, the Lions tour of 2017 is finally ready to begin. But that's where the magic, mystique and romance of the Lions kicks in, there is always that element of the unknown about this band of tourists. "Even if we had an overlap, it was hard to get the ball wide", he said. Read More »

Morgan sees South Africa rout as timely lesson for England

Asked if head-to-head records count during high-tension encounters, such as those against Pakistan , the Baroda all-rounder said: "Such advantages or disadvantages get an edge only to a certain extent". "I am really impressed with Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah's bowling in worldwide cricket, especially in well as, for that matter, Shami and Umesh". Read More »

World Health Organization Elects First Director-General From Africa


After almost two years of public campaigning, originally by six candidates, the election itself took place in a closed-door session in which health ministers of 185 of the world's countries cast their ballots in secret, making Dr Tedros the first African and a non-medical doctor to head the United Nations agency. Read More »

PM Modi leaves for Spain after his Germany visit

There will be a meeting session between India-Spain CEOs Forum, on the sidelines of his visit as well. U.S. President Donald Trump has made clear with his latest tweet that he views Germany as a political opponent, said a senior German lawmaker from the Social Democrats, junior partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition. Read More »

NATO to be full member of global coalition against IS: Chief

Despite this, US President Donald Trump once again accused the alliance's member states of not spending enough on defence and warned of the possibility of more attacks if militants weren't stopped . Speaking at a news conference after the summit on Thursday night, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said "The decisions we have taken today are the best tools to make sure that NATO continues to deliver". Read More »

German Foreign Minister says ties with United States in hard phase

Modi's support comes at a crucial time for Merkel, who has been fighting secessionist tendencies within the bloc since Britain made a decision to leave the 28-member bloc through a referendum in June past year. "They reaffirmed their strong commitment to the EU-India Broad Based Trade and Investment Agreement and their commitment to bring about a resumption of the negotiations at the earliest possible date". Read More »

Australia's ICC Champions Trophy warm-up match against Pakistan ruined by rain


Then came a strong riposte from Chris Cairns and Chris Harris, which saw the Black Caps require only 11 from the last 10 deliveries after they added 122 in the most crucial stand of the tournament. Bashir predicted that India will not only once again beat Pakistan , but will go on to successfully defend their title. Four years back, the duo was instrumental in India's Champions Trophy triumph. Read More »

India beat New Zealand by 45 runs in warm-up tie


Mohammad Amir burst onto the worldwide scene as a 17-year-old pacer just before the 2009 edition of the Champions Trophy , bagging six wickets in the tournament, including a match-winning spell of 3 for 24 against the West Indies. I'm really looking forward to commentating on India v Pakistan at Edgbaston on Sunday. "In the nets, I am trying to play as close to the body as I can", he said. Read More »

Not ruling out rationalisation of GST rates: Revenue Secretary


He agreed that there is a scope for rationalisation and informed that only 19% items are in 28% bracket and 43% items are falling in 18% rate slab. "While Center has said that there will be dual taxation on certain companies whose annual turnover is up to Rs 1.5 crore, West Bengal government is not in favour of dual taxation on such companies". Read More »

Germany: in the Church congregation blesses the robot


Despite BlessU-2's obvious skills, we shouldn't expect a disruption of the priesthood anytime soon, said Krebs. "One half thinks it's great while the other can not imagine a blessing from a machine", Von Gehren said referring to the feedback thus far from his congregation and victors. Read More »

Dutch Senate approves ratification of EU-Ukraine pact


The Dutch people who said "No" to association with Ukraine were wrapped around their finger, Maria Zakharova, the official spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry, said on Tuesday in a comment on the ratification of Ukraine's Association Agreement with the European Union in the Dutch parliament. Read More »

Florida Health Officials Focus On Renewed Zika Threat


Dr. Hotez says health departments will need to detect cases sooner. But Texas and Florida are two of the highest risk states where health experts say we could see outbreaks of the mosquito-borne virus this summer. A federal health ministry official said states were following standard protocols and there was "nothing to worry" about. Zika virus can be transmitted to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito. Read More »

Kamaal R Khan MOCKS Salman Khan's 'Tubelight' trailer


Salman Khan has been known to be a connoisseur of the fine arts and has always shown a keen interest in painting and sketching. The entire crew was in awe of the excellent work of the actor. "They have certain guidelines to release a film", Kabir said. Tubelight is Salman Khan's upcoming movies, which has got chartbuster written all over it. Read More »

Indian cattle trade ban further isolates Muslims


Though restrictions on beef are in place across much of India , states such as West Bengal, Kerala and in the north-east of the country consider the meat a staple, even among Hindus. At least a dozen people, mostly Muslims, have been killed by Hindu mobs over rumours that they were eating beef, slaughtering cows or smuggling them. Read More »

Hot air balloon crashes after couple gets engaged on board


Just moments after a high-flying marriage proposal, the couple's hot air balloon crashed. Peters said yes, and what should have ended with the hot air balloon smoothly landing, turned into something out of a horror movie. He added that when the balloon was trying to land, the pilot had indicated it was moving at a fast pace. When they finally got up in the air, Martin got down on one knee. Read More »

Trump Blasts Germany on Trade, NATO: 'Very Bad for US'


Merkel expressed her dismay at Washington's reluctance to back the landmark accord. "I can only say that we Europeans must really take our fate into our own hands", Merkel declared. "We will chart out a future roadmap of cooperation with focus on trade and investment, security and counter-terrorism, innovation and science and technology, skill development, urban infrastructure, railways and civil aviation, The Prime Minister said before he left for Berlin ". Read More »