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Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October: WHO

Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) – At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination program, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. The number of deaths is based on official numbers, but these are likely to be very incomplete, as is the current total of […]

AD Tom Bowen on Memphis football's declining attendance, fans' complaints, schedules – The Commercial Appeal

AD Tom Bowen on Memphis football's declining attendance, fans' complaints, schedules – The Commercial Appeal

CLOSE Memphis coach Mike Norvell speaks on the 2019 recruiting class after National Signing Day Evan Barnes, The Commercial Appeal In his seven years as Memphis athletic director, Tom Bowen has seen the Tigers football team go from afterthought to one of the nation’s rising programs. The university extended coach Mike Norvell’s contract through 2023 […]

Quadriga: The cryptocurrency exchange that lost $135m

Quadriga: The cryptocurrency exchange that lost $135m

Image copyright Facebook/Quadriga Image caption Gerald Cotten When the 30-year-old founder of a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange died suddenly, he took the whereabouts of some C$180m ($135m; £105m) in cryptocurrency to his grave. Now, tens of thousands of Quadriga CX users are wondering if they will ever see their funds again. In 2014, one of the […]

Germ killing robot slips into hotel bedsheets

Germ killing robot slips into hotel bedsheets

(CNN) — Ever spent a sleepless night in a hotel room freaking out about all the germs you might be sharing a bed with? Chances are you’re going to want to get your sanitized hands on a new invention that promises to expunge all bacteria from between the sheets in a matter of minutes. CleanseBot […]

Jussie Smollett had no role in own attack, lawyers say

Jussie Smollett had no role in own attack, lawyers say

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jussie Smollett’s lawyers said the actor felt “victimised” by reports he was involved Lawyers for the US actor Jussie Smollett have denied he had any role in an assault last month he alleges was carried out by two white men. Their statement came after sources told US media that police […]

Near-naked men scramble for sticks in Japan

Near-naked men scramble for sticks in Japan

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of near-naked men seeking luck have scrambled to find two sacred sticks as part of an ancient Japanese festival. It’s thought about 10,000 men wearing white loincloths took part in the ceremony at the Kinryozan Saidaiji Buddhist temple in Okayama on Saturday. Participants were purified in water before scrambling to […]

Illinois factory gunman obtained firearm permit despite felony conviction

Illinois factory gunman obtained firearm permit despite felony conviction

AURORA, Ill. (Reuters) – The gunman who killed five co-workers and wounded five policemen at an Illinois factory was a violent felon who nevertheless obtained a state permit to buy a firearm despite being legally barred from owning one, authorities said on Saturday. Gary Martin, 45, who carried his pistol to work on Friday apparently […]

Viewpoint: Why Trump may win his legal fight over border wall

Viewpoint: Why Trump may win his legal fight over border wall

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOther presidents got money for a border barrier – why not Trump? The latest chapter of Washington dysfunction has culminated in drastic action by the president in order to deliver his key campaign promise. But as his opponents shake their heads and counter-punch through the courts, the […]

Bangladesh slum fire: Nine dead in Chittagong blaze

Bangladesh slum fire: Nine dead in Chittagong blaze

Image copyright AFP Image caption Officials say a short circuit may have caused the blaze At least nine people have died after a fire swept through more than 200 slum dwellings in the coastal Bangladeshi city of Chittagong. Police and firefighters say more than 50 other people were injured. Four members of one family were […]

Push-up capacity may predict men's heart disease risk

Push-up capacity may predict men's heart disease risk

(Reuters Health) – The number of push-ups a man can do in the doctor’s office may be a good predictor of his risk of developing heart disease in the coming years, new research suggests. In a study of more than 1,100 male firefighters followed for 10 years, researchers found that the risk of atherosclerosis and […]

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