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Dementia: Seven ways to reduce the risk of the neurodegenerative disease

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 02:50
Dementia is an umbrella term for a collection of symptoms that result from damage to the brain caused by different diseases — for example Alzheimer’s.

Lloyd's of London to divest from coal over climate change

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 02:43
Lloyd’s of London, the world’s oldest insurance market, has become the latest financial firm to announce that it plans to stop investing in coal companies.

China's waste import ban upends global recycling industry

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 02:25
For years China was the world's top destination for recyclable trash, but a ban on certain imports has left nations scrambling to find new dumping grounds for growing piles of garbage, phys.org wrote.

Iran: Turkey operation must not harm Syria's sovereignty

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 16:09
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri says Turkish military operations in Syria's northwestern region of Afrin must not harm the Arab country's territorial integrity, independence and national sovereignty.

Spain seeks ex-Catalan leader arrested over Denmark trip plan

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 15:54
Spanish authorities have announced that they would reinstate an international arrest warrant request for former Catalonia president Carles Puigdemont if he decides to travel from Belgium, where he is in self-imposed exile, to Denmark for the purpose of attending an academic meeting.

Iraqi court sentences German woman to death over joining Daesh

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 15:40
A court in Iraq has sentenced a female German citizen to death for joining the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, and helping the extremists carry out acts of terror against security forces in the crisis-stricken Arab country.

Erdogan vows Turkish troops will crush YPG Kurdish militants in northern Syria

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 15:23
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed that his troops would crush the US-backed Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia in Syria, saying the militant group could not rely on Washington’s support to defeat the Anatolian country.

Colombia to seek new ceasefire with ELN

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 15:09
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Sunday he would seek a new truce with the ELN group in a bid to salvage peace talks that had been set back after a recent offensive by the rebel group.

Bahrain police detain 49, charge 290 in mass crackdown

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 14:59
Bahraini police have arrested 49 people over allegations of links to terrorism and filed charges against another 290, as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown on political dissidents.

France urges Turkey to stop war in Syria, calls for UNSC meeting on 'humanitarian risks'

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 14:38
France has strongly urged Turkey to end its major offensive in Syria and called for a UN Security Council meeting to be held on the “humanitarian risks” of the new military intervention in the war-torn country.

Half of Americans question Trump’s mental stability: Poll

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 14:24
Almost half of Americans believe US President Donald Trump is not mentally stable while majorities continue to disapprove of his job performance, a new poll shows.

Iran calls for immediate cessation of Turkey's operations in Syria

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 14:11
Iran says it is closely monitoring Turkish military assault on Syria's northwestern region of Afrin, calling for the swift cessation of the operation in the Arab country.

Island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts again

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 13:55
An island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupted again Sunday, sending plumes of steam and ash into the air.

Trump urges Republicans to go ‘nuclear’ on government shutdown

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 13:38
US President Donald Trump has asked his fellow Republicans in Congress to resort to the so-called nuclear option in order to end the ongoing government shutdown.

World Cup voting scandal reignited amid Qatari TV secret deal

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 13:02
Qatar has been hit with fresh allegations of corruption over its controversial 2022 World Cup bid, as a new book claims its state TV company agreed a secret $100 million deal with FIFA if they won the vote.

Rockets snap Warriors 14-game road win streak

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 12:58
James Harden felt closer to normal after struggling in his first game back from a hamstring injury, and the Houston Rockets got a big game from Chris Paul to down the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.

Seoul: North Korea's Olympic participation will aid peace, ease tensions

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 12:57
Seoul welcomed confirmation by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that 22 North Korean athletes would compete in next month’s Winter Olympics, saying on Sunday it would aid peace and the easing of tensions on the Korean peninsula.

London mayor compares Trump's language to Daesh rhetoric

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 12:55
London Mayor Sadiq Khan compared US President Donald Trump’s Twitter attacks against Islam to the tactics used by the Daesh terror group.

Tensions mount in Rohingya camps ahead of planned relocation to Myanmar

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 12:54
Tensions mounted on Sunday at refugee camps in Bangladesh holding hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims over an operation to send them back to Myanmar, from where they have fled following a military crackdown.

The one-year-old Trump presidency

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 12:52
One year into Donald Trump’s presidency, you have to pinch yourself to make sense of it all. In “Fire and Fury”, Michael Wolff’s gossipy tale of the White House, which did not welcome Trump’s anniversary so much as punch it in the face, the leader of the free world is portrayed as a monstrously selfish toddler-emperor seen by his own staff as unfit for office. America is caught up in a debate about the president’s sanity. Seemingly unable to contain himself, Trump fans the flames by taking to Twitter to crow about his “very stable genius” and, in a threat to North Korea, to boast about the impressive size of his nuclear button.

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