• Fever during pregnancy 'may result in risk of autism'
Fever during pregnancy 'may result in risk of autism'

Women who had fevers in the second trimester of pregnancy were 40 percent more likely to have a child with autism . A new study has suggested that when a pregnant woman suffers from any type of fever during pregnancy, the child has higher odds of developing an autism spectrum disorder.

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  • Calls for urgent fire safety audit of Australian buildings
Calls for urgent fire safety audit of Australian buildings

Latest updates on the disastrous blaze can be found in The Guardian's live feed here. It had no sprinkler system, and some residents have said no alarms sounded as the blaze began. Police commander Stuart Cundy gave the death toll of 12 but added the figure was likely to rise "during what will be a complex recovery operation over a number of day...

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  • Explosion hits kindergarten in eastern China
Explosion hits kindergarten in eastern China

The blast struck at 4:50pm at the Chuangxin Kindergarten in Fengxian . An official at the police station in Fengxian county told AFP news agency that the explosion was under investigation. The force of the blast was said to have torn clothes off some people. Kindergartens in China have been targeted before in apparent revenge attacks by peop...

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  • Baby dropped from 10th floor caught safely on ground
Baby dropped from 10th floor caught safely on ground

Harrowing accounts emerged of people trapped inside as the blaze destroyed everything around them, shouting for help and trying to escape through windows using makeshift ropes from bed sheets tied together. She left with all six of them. "I have seen people coming out in their bedclothes - it's just very distressing". "We pray for all the res...

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  • Death toll of 12 expected to rise in London tower block fire
Death toll of 12 expected to rise in London tower block fire

Is the cause of the fire known? The devastating fire has killed at least 12 people, and left hundreds homeless. She returned to Downing Street without making any remarks. Cundy said an extensive area was sealed off around the decimated building, which was engulfed in flames in most parts from the second floor up to the roof.

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  • Bills targeting opioid abuse up for Wisconsin Senate vote
Bills targeting opioid abuse up for Wisconsin Senate vote

Absent a deal to clear the bill in the Assembly, the Legislature will not change the law. The state Senate also will take up a bill that would make November 11, Veterans Day, a state holiday. The bill would also increase penalties for repeated offenses of auto theft and operating a vehicle without the owner's consent. Even though the hearing on t...

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  • Florida Gov. approves pay raise bill for state workers
Florida Gov. approves pay raise bill for state workers

A $121 million increase in Florida's student-assistance grant program, the state's largest need-based aid program, is not impacted by Scott's veto. "As I have traveled the state talking to families, I have learned what an important role Bright Futures plays as students plan their financial investment in a college or university education", Negron ...

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  • Death toll from tragic London fire expected to rise today
Death toll from tragic London fire expected to rise today

Hundreds of firefighters battled to rescue residents from their flats after the fire broke out at Grenfell Tower on Latimer Road, near Notting Hill as the blaze rapidly engulfed the full height of the 27-storey block. The public housing block of 120 apartments was built in 1974 and recently upgraded at a cost of 8.6 million pounds ($11 million), wi...

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  • Portable Ultrasound Machine Market Type and Applications segmentation forecast to 2022
Portable Ultrasound Machine Market Type and Applications segmentation forecast to 2022

The Oil and Gas Robotics market research report consists of six sections, the first section includes about " Oil and Gas Robotics " basic product information; the second section includes the analysis of Asia's Oil and Gas Robotics industry; in third section analysis of North American Oil and Gas Robotics industry is done; in the fourth se...

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  • 'Bachelor in Paradise' suspended amid misconduct probe
'Bachelor in Paradise' suspended amid misconduct probe

A producer who witnessed the incident, Kaufman said , did not come to work the day after the alleged misconduct, then filed a third-party complaint about it. But they made a decision to let it go, and let it happen, and see what happened? The source says Jackson and Olympios were sent home first, with the rest of the contestants following on...

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  • Leaders From Congressional Baseball Teams Hold Press Conference
Leaders From Congressional Baseball Teams Hold Press Conference

Both Democrats and Republicans offered their support for the shooting victims. DeSantis, who gave a full recount of the conversation to the police, said that he wasn't carrying anything at the time of the conversation. Duncan deputy chief of staff Allen Klump said Wednesday's media conference call was the largest ever conducted by the o...

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  • 'I am safe.' Rep. Duncan on gunman shooting at Congressional Republicans
'I am safe.' Rep. Duncan on gunman shooting at Congressional Republicans

Soon after the shooting , U.S. Rep. Chris Collins , R-N.Y., said he'll start carrying a gun with him "from this day forward". Majority Whip Steve Scalise , R-Louisiana, was shot in the hip and underwent surgery, but was otherwise listed in stable condition .

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  • Local lawmakers react to congressman shooting
Local lawmakers react to congressman shooting

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and multiple other people were shot Wednesday morning in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, NBC News has confirmed. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul , who was one of the GOP lawmakers who witnessed the attack, said, "Had they not been there, it would have been a massacre".

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  • Fed Raises Key Interest Rate
Fed Raises Key Interest Rate

Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday following Wall Street's tech-driven rise as investors waited for word from the U.S. Federal Reserve on a possible interest rate hike . From asset holdings of $900 billion before the recession, the Fed ended up expanding its balance sheet to $4.5 trillion. The Fed said Wednesday that it would eventually allow a s...

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  • US Fed raises benchmark interest rate for third consecutive quarter
US Fed raises benchmark interest rate for third consecutive quarter

That rate is closely tied to interest rates on mortgages and other kinds of loans. It was down a point to 2,439. The rate hike was widely predicted and therefore market participants were more interested in the Fed's statements about the balance sheet unwind.

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  • US Interior chief to visit Maine monument under review
US Interior chief to visit Maine monument under review

On Monday, Zinke said he submitted a 45-day interim report on the monument in accordance with an executive order (EO) signed by President Trump in April, ordering DOI to review any designation of more than 100,000 acres made since January 1, 1996.

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  • Microsoft will officially allow you to run Xbox games on PC
Microsoft will officially allow you to run Xbox games on PC

Instead it's a powerful upgrade over the current Xbox One lineup. There's even more coming to the update , thanks to the unification of editions. What is the Xbox One X release date? Xbox One X will be available in stores worldwide from November 7th onwards. Some of these games came out a while ago, while others are set to come out this ...

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  • Gunman shooting at baseball practice field dead
Gunman shooting at baseball practice field dead

The shooter opened fire at a baseball field at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park, across the parking lot from Alexandria's YMCA. Kinzinger said he attended a meeting with Republicans and Democrats after the shooting , where everyone held hands and prayed.

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  • Five Michigan officials are charged with involuntary manslaughter in Flint water debacle
Five Michigan officials are charged with involuntary manslaughter in Flint water debacle

Wednesday's involuntary manslaughter chargers related to the death of Robert Skidmore, who died of Legionnaires' disease in 2015 at the age of 85. Investigators have attempted to interview Snyder as a part of their Flint water investigation but the attorney general said they were "not successful", declining to comment further.

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  • Shooting at GOP event: Rep Steve Scalise, aide shot in Virginia
Shooting at GOP event: Rep Steve Scalise, aide shot in Virginia

The gunman, identified by police as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson from the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois, fired repeatedly at the men playing on the baseball field this morning. "He was very calm", she said. "He showed the deputy his firearms identification card". After Scalise was hit, said Rep. Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican, the co...

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  • MI health director charged with involuntary manslaughter
MI health director charged with involuntary manslaughter

The disease has been linked by some experts to poor water quality in 2014-15. Although other government officials have faced criminal charges during ongoing investigations, Lyon is the highest-ranking state employee and the one with the most severe charge.

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  • Hawaii Becomes America's First State To Join The Paris Climate Accord
Hawaii Becomes America's First State To Join The Paris Climate Accord

When the US actually completes to process of pulling out from the Paris agreement , which would take years, it would join Nicaragua - who thought the accord didn't go far enough in combating climate change - and Syria - who didn't want to be beholden to other governments - as the only holdouts.

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  • South Korean military: Suspected DPRK drone spies on THAAD site
South Korean military: Suspected DPRK drone spies on THAAD site

The Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the soldier was being questioned about the reasons for his defection. Mattis called North Korea the " most urgent and risky threat" to peace and security, and said its continued pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them has increased in pace and scope.

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  • Local congressman narrowly avoids shooting at Virginia baseball field
Local congressman narrowly avoids shooting at Virginia baseball field

Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., said several other people also were hit, including two law enforcement officers. U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said the two wounded police officers do not have life-threatening injuries. US President Donald Trump leave the MedStar Hospital Center following their visit to injured victims in Washington , D...

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  • Nigeria joins rest of the globe to mark World Blood Donor Day
Nigeria joins rest of the globe to mark World Blood Donor Day

Mr Smith began donating more than 40 years ago when a mobile blood bank would visit his workplace in Melbourne. "Through blood donation , we can help various needy people and save their precious lives". Patients like Anna Schuster might not be here without generous volunteer blood donors. "We urge eligible donors to join us in the selfless act o...

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  • New Zealand economic growth misses expectations
New Zealand economic growth misses expectations

The New Zealand dollar has fallen modestly in response to the underwhelming report, fitting with the view expressed by ASB's economics team that it provides no catalyst for the RBNZ to start hiking rates. Following a surprisingly weak fourth quarter of 2016, that would suggest an economy performing well below expectations, she said. A slow-down...

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  • Sir Peter Snell highlights scourge of elder abuse
Sir Peter Snell highlights scourge of elder abuse

Almost one in every two elderly people faced abuse in public spaces across India and Delhi was among the least abusive cities, a report by HelpAge India has claimed. About three-quarters of alleged abusers are family members, meaning cases often go unreported. Every now and then Family Works would deal with "horrific cases of physical abuse", but...

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  • Samsung Aims for Samsung Pay Boost in India with New Affordable Devices
Samsung Aims for Samsung Pay Boost in India with New Affordable Devices

Galaxy J7 Max specsThe new Samsung Galaxy J7 Max has been crafted with a metal unibody that gives it a very stylish appearance. "Over the next few weeks, we plan to extend Samsung Mini as an update to some existing users of devices like J7 Prime", Samsung India Senior Vice President Mobile Business Asim Warsi told PTI .

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  • Stock under Radar: Impax Labs Inc (IPXL)
Stock under Radar: Impax Labs Inc (IPXL)

The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website . Impax Laboratories (NASDAQ: IPXL ) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 10th. New York State Teachers Retirement System boosted its stake in Impax Laboratories by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. ( IPXL...

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  • Congressman Scalise in critical condition after shooting
Congressman Scalise in critical condition after shooting

Above all, we wish to salute the U.S. Capitol police for its bravery and quick thinking. But a handful of those in House and Senate leadership do, including House Majority Whip Scalise, which likely saved his life and those of his teammates.

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  • Kashmir separatists strike, restrictions disrupt life
Kashmir separatists strike, restrictions disrupt life

Normal life in several parts of Kashmir was disrupted on Friday as authorities imposed restrictions on the movement of people and a separatist- sponsored strike to protest the killing of a youth came into effect. "After Friday prayers, stone pelting incidents were reported from Memender, near Mini-Secretariat in Shopian, near Reshmoual Sahib ...

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  • MHA goofs-up; uses Spain-Morocco border picture for Indo-Pak
MHA goofs-up; uses Spain-Morocco border picture for Indo-Pak

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in its annual report purportedly used a picture of the global border running between Spain and Morocco instead of India's border with Pakistan , while detailing information on floodlighting in the area.

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  • Rifle-wielding attacker wounds GOP leader, killed by police
Rifle-wielding attacker wounds GOP leader, killed by police

The shooter, 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson , was pronounced dead at a hospital following a shootout with police. A person who lived near the ballpark and asked not to be identified said he estimated that at least 80 to 100 rounds of ammunition was sacked.

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  • G7 Italy summit ends without USA pledge on Paris climate pact
G7 Italy summit ends without USA pledge on Paris climate pact

Already through the first day of works, however, it was quite clear the rift on climate between the USA and their major allies was much likely to remain unchanged. Pruitt left early to attend Trump's first full cabinet meeting today. His aides stayed for the rest of the meeting. Continuing the dialogue is key, Galletti said .

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  • Who was present during the GOP baseball practice shooting
Who was present during the GOP baseball practice shooting

Officials are asking for more information as to who Hodgkinson was. The FBI has now taken over the investigation. "We may have our differences, but we do well, in times like these, to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because, above all, they love our country", he added .

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