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Nigerian Islamic cop to cabbies: No indecent dress

Nigerian Islamic cop to cabbies: No indecent dress

Oct 14, – Police also have orders to arrest any cabbie carrying men and women together in the confined space of the three-wheeled taxis. “The way and manner some of the commercial tricycle operators engage in indecent dressing and carry men and women together is disturbing,” said Yusuf Yola, spokesman for the Hisbah board that […]

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Irregular Bedtimes Lead to Behavior Problems in Kids: Study

Irregular Bedtimes Lead to Behavior Problems in Kids: Study

Oct 14, – When 7-year-olds had irregular bedtimes, they were more likely to have behavior problems than their peers with a consistent time for their nightly shut-eye. And, the study also found that the longer a child had been able to go to bed at different times each night, the worse his or her behavior […]

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Car bomb in northern Syria kills at least 15

Car bomb in northern Syria kills at least 15

Oct 14, – The bomb went off at a market in the town of Darkoush in Idlib province, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees. The marketplace was busy with shoppers buying on the eve of Eid al-Adha, one of the most important Muslims holidays. A car bombing […]

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Truck hits French tour bus in India, 4 hurt badly

Truck hits French tour bus in India, 4 hurt badly

Oct 14, – The tourists were leaving a resort when the accident occurred. Police said the truck slammed into the bus on a highway that goes around the city. India has the world’s deadliest roads, with more than 110,000 people killed annually. Most crashes are blamed on reckless driving, poorly maintained roads and aging vehicles. […]

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Kerry calls for conference on Syria transition

Kerry calls for conference on Syria transition

Oct 14, – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the U.N-Arab League envoy for Syria said Monday that an international conference to set up a Syrian transitional government must be organized urgently and held as soon as possible. “There has to be a transition government, there has to be a new governing entity in […]

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New York police arrest relative in ‘Baby Hope’ killing

New York police arrest relative in ‘Baby Hope’ killing

Oct 14, – Conrado Juarez, 52, was arrested on a murder charge and was awaiting arraignment. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Juarez claimed he killed the girl at his sister’s apartment and that she helped him dispose of the body. The sister has since died, police said. They were cousins of the little girl’s father. […]

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Rio Tinto pink diamonds fetch record prices

Rio Tinto pink diamonds fetch record prices

Oct 14, – The highlight was the Argyle Phoenix, a 1.56 carat gem and one of three Fancy Red diamonds on offer, which sold for more than $2 million to a Singapore-based jeweller, the highest per-carat price paid for any diamond ever produced from Rio’s Argyle mine in Western Australia. The 2013 Argyle Pink Diamonds […]

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Mass evacuation before Indian cyclone limited toll

Mass evacuation before Indian cyclone limited toll

Oct 14, – Cyclone Phailin, the strongest tropical storm to hit India in more than a decade, destroyed hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of crops, but a day after it made landfall in Orissa state on the country’s east coast, authorities said they knew of only 17 fatalities. Mass evacuations spared India the widespread […]

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Stampede near Indian temple kills 89 people

Stampede near Indian temple kills 89 people

Oct 13, – The chaos broke out as rumors spread that the bridge was collapsing over the Sindh River, D.K. Arya, deputy inspector general of police in the Chambal region of Madhya Pradesh state, told the Press Trust of India. A stampede by masses of Hindu worshippers crossing a bridge to a temple in central […]

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Single Gene May Predict Mental Decline After Heart Surgery

Single Gene May Predict Mental Decline After Heart Surgery

Oct 13, – Their study included 233 elderly, white patients whose mental function was assessed before heart surgery and five years after. A certain gene appears to increase risk for mental decline after heart surgery, a new study suggests. Between 30 percent and 50 percent of heart surgery patients have a decrease in mental function […]

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