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Curfew lifted in Samoa after deadly measles outbreak

Curfew lifted in Samoa after deadly measles outbreak

Almost 90 per cent of eligible Samoans have been vaccinated against measles, prompting the government to lift a two-day curfew lifted following an outbreak that has recently killed 65 people. There were, however, 103 new cases of measles reported since Friday, Samoa’s Health Ministry said in a statement. The virus has infected almost 4500 people […]

U.S. investigators look for Saudi shooting suspect’s motive in Navy shooting – National

U.S. investigators look for Saudi shooting suspect’s motive in Navy shooting – National

U.S. law enforcement officials were digging into the background of the suspected Florida naval station shooter Friday, to determine the Saudi Air Force officer’s motive and whether it was connected to terrorism. As questions swirled about the shooting, which left four people dead, including the attacker, officials identified the suspect as 2nd Lt. Mohammed Saeed […]

Mexico announces its biggest oil discovery in three decades

Mexico announces its biggest oil discovery in three decades

Mexico City: Mexico said Friday that it has made the biggest oil discovery in the country since 1987 at the Quesqui field in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco. Octavio Romero, head of the state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, said the on-shore field has proven, probable and possible reserves of 500 million barrels of crude […]

Victoria Falls shrink to a trickle, feeding climate change fears

Victoria Falls shrink to a trickle, feeding climate change fears

VICTORIA FALLS, Zambia: For decades Victoria Falls, where southern Africa’s Zambezi river cascade down 100 metres into a gash in the earth, have drawn millions of holidaymakers to Zimbabwe and Zambia for their stunning views. But the worst drought in a century has slowed the waterfalls to a trickle, fuelling fears that climate change could […]

Why Young Japanese Aren’t Getting Married, Parasite Singles

Why Young Japanese Aren’t Getting Married, Parasite Singles

Roughly a quarter of Japanese people between 20 and 49 are single, according to government data (File) Tokyo: A sharply dressed crowd of Japanese singletons shuffle awkwardly around conference-room tables, exchanging small-talk and CVs in an attempt to find a marriage partner – all of them accompanied by their parents. One 38-year-old woman, who declined […]

Trump Wants The EPA To Focus On Toilet Flushing

Trump Wants The EPA To Focus On Toilet Flushing

WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Friday he has directed his environmental regulators to find answers to what he said is a big problem – water-conserving showers, faucets and toilets. “We have a situation where we’re looking very strongly at sinks and showers and other elements of bathrooms,” Trump told a […]

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