• Australian Open 2017 | Kidambi Srikanth enters his third successive Super Series final
Australian Open 2017 | Kidambi Srikanth enters his third successive Super Series final

Srikanth in the process has reached his third consecutive Super Series Final after Singapore ( lost to B Sai Praneeth ) and Indonesia (won the title ). At 16-9, Srikanth had a service error as the shuttle went to the net. Praneeth produced to save three game points but Srikanth eventually seal the game 25-23.

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  • Breastfeeding Mothers Have Lower Chance Of Heart Disease And Stroke
Breastfeeding Mothers Have Lower Chance Of Heart Disease And Stroke

Women who breastfed each of their children for two years or more had a 18 percent lower risk of heart disease and a 17 percent lower risk of stroke . Ninety-seven percent of the women in this study breastfed each of their babies for an average of 12 months, compared to 30 percent of US mothers in 2016, according to the World Health Organization.

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  • Republican senator says Republican health care bill is too Republican
Republican senator says Republican health care bill is too Republican

According to lawmakers who were at the unveiling, members from the left and right ends of the party's spectrum were deeply critical of the effort. No Republican senators definitively said they would vote against the bill , instead focusing attention on the provisions that would need to be changed to earn their vote.

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  • Moscow accuses US-led coalition of terror 'complicity' over
Moscow accuses US-led coalition of terror 'complicity' over

The Russian ministries of defense and foreign affairs both threatened to sharpen their response to USA military actions in Syria after Monday's downing, by "tracking" US jets and severing communication channels with American forces operating in Syria.

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  • Summer feeding program aims to help students
Summer feeding program aims to help students

Head Start is one of 16 locations across the county that will serve a homemade breakfast and lunch every weekday until school is back in session for any child, from a newborn to age 18. Meals at all sites are served on a first-come, first-served basis. "We know that eating healthy is essential to children's development, to their readiness for schoo...

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  • The US military just shot down another Syrian drone
The US military just shot down another Syrian drone

Coalition troops were working in the area alongside local forces who are being trained to fight ISIL. The move came after the United States shot down a Syrian Su-22 which, the Pentagon said , had bombed US-backed fighters battling IS near the town of Tabqa in Raqqa province.

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  • New Hampshire bill would have let pregnant women kill anyone, critics say
New Hampshire bill would have let pregnant women kill anyone, critics say

The New Hampshire Legislature is set to vote on providing partial funding for full-day kindergarten and using the keno lottery game to pay for it. "The bill as drafted allows for physician-assisted suicide and allows a pregnant woman to commit homicide without consequences", said Rep.

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  • North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in US student's death
North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in US student's death

He had been in a coma, with reports saying the reason being a severe neurological injury from an unknown cause, and had been released for "humanitarian" reasons. Mr Warmbier was traveling in North Korea with a tour group, and was arrested at Pyongyang airport as he was about to leave. "I was just so happy to see the kid released", he said.

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  • Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Senate GOP Health Care Bill
Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Senate GOP Health Care Bill

The House approved its version of the bill last month. The Senate Bill won't remove such a provision. Cornyn, of course, is, as majority whip, the No. In the end, it will come down to a handful of votes, just as it did in the House . Vice President Mike Pence will no doubt be on hand in case he has to break a 50-50 tie.

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  • NBA Players React to the 2017 Draft
NBA Players React to the 2017 Draft

Tony Wroten and Terrence Ross went in the first round of the 2012 Draft, later joined by 2014 first round pick CJ Wilcox. Marquese Chriss and Dejounte Murray were first round picks a year ago after overachieving in their freshman seasons. The Minnesota Timberwolves included the No. 7 overall pick in a deal with the Chicago Bulls that centered o...

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  • Mexico central bank seen raising rates, maybe for last time this year
Mexico central bank seen raising rates, maybe for last time this year

Total food prices fell 0.1% from a year ago, the eighth consecutive monthly decline. The central bank said in a statement that "the reference rate has reached a level that is consistent with the process of efficient convergence of inflation to the 3% target".

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  • Thumb good to go, Kieran Read predicting 'enthralling contest'
Thumb good to go, Kieran Read predicting 'enthralling contest'

Read, who will wear protection on his right hand after suffering a broken thumb that has sidelined him since late April, will line up for the 98th time in All Blacks colours. "I think he had things the right way around". "The message to the players before we came out to New Zealand was that to play the All Blacks you have to be bold and tak...

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  • Huge stuffed cow saves 2-year-old boy after fall out window
Huge stuffed cow saves 2-year-old boy after fall out window

He fell 16 feet onto the concrete. Luckily, the boy had been holding the large stuffed cow, which he landed on, cushioning his fall. The family moved to the U.S. Kyes said on Twitter early Thursday the boy was "doing fine". "It happens, certainly. Tends to happen more in the summer when people have their windows opened", Kyes said.

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  • Botswana's second President dies at 91
Botswana's second President dies at 91

The Sir Ketumile Masire Foundation said he was surrounded by his family. Ex-Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has condoled with the government and people of the Republic of Botswana , over the death of their former President, Sir (Dr.) Quett Ketumile J.

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  • Sanders: I hope McConnell listened to protesters outside his office
Sanders: I hope McConnell listened to protesters outside his office

The bill would end Obama's tax penalties on people who don't buy insurance - effectively ending the so-called individual mandate - and on larger companies that don't offer coverage to their workers. "We can get to yes, but the key to getting it done, to getting to yes, is we need common sense reforms that lower the cost of premiums so that health...

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  • North Korea denies torturing US detainee Otto Warmbier
North Korea denies torturing US detainee Otto Warmbier

A USA diplomat who traveled to North Korea to secure the release of American college student Otto Warmbier (WORM'-bir) plans to attend his funeral in OH on Thursday. The services were being held in his home state of OH, with the funeral at his former high school and burial at a Cincinnati cemetery. With pressure mounting for a tough USA respo...

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  • Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis, official says
Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis, official says

Saudi Arabia , United Arab Emirates and other countries accused Qatar of funding extremist organisations. "It would be wiser that ( Qatar ) deal seriously with the demands and concerns of the neighbors or a divorce will take place", he said .

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  • Trump, new Saudi crown prince vow to ease tension with Qatar
Trump, new Saudi crown prince vow to ease tension with Qatar

His replacement by his nephew sidelines Prince Mohammed but keeps the security file in the hands of the Nayef branch of the Al Saud family, which is likely to reassure other royals as power is increasingly consolidated by King Salman and his son.

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  • Meet Mohammed Bin Salman: The Next Ruler Of Saudi Arabia
Meet Mohammed Bin Salman: The Next Ruler Of Saudi Arabia

There had always been speculations that MbS's rise to power under his father's reign might also accelerate his ascension to the throne. Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday removed his nephew Mohammed bin Nayef , 57, as crown prince and installed his son Salman in his place.

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  • Jayson Tatum picked third by the Boston Celtics in NBA Draft
Jayson Tatum picked third by the Boston Celtics in NBA Draft

INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE: A year after almost half the draft - a record 27 of the 60 picks - were international players, French guard Frank Ntilikina and Finnish forward Lauri Markkanen, who played a year at Arizona, are two of the top international players.

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