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China investigates former top healthcare official for bribery

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China is investigating the former head of a healthcare ministry unit responsible for drug trials and leading implementation of healthcare policy for bribery, a prosecutor said on Tuesday. A court in Sichuan province said it was investigating Wang Yu, the former top official at the Bureau...(more) 



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Singapore Airlines Airbus loses power in-flight to both engines

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A Singapore Airlines (SIA) Airbus plane carrying 194 people temporarily lost power to both engines on a recent flight to Shanghai, SIA confirmed Wednesday after a flight tracker said the plane had to descend 13,000 feet (3.96 kilometres) before normal operation was restored. The carrier said...(more) 



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Arab forces strike Houthi-held Yemen military port: local official

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Arab warplanes and ships bombed Yemen's largest military port in the Red Sea city of Hodaida on Wednesday, a local official said, heavily damaging the facility and partly destroying two warships. The city and its military bases are aligned with the Iran-allied Houthi militia, Yemen's dominant...(more) 



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U.S., South Korea, Japan seek to raise pressure on North's nuclear program

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The United States and two key Asian allies discussed how to increase pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program and will urge China to help bring Pyongyang back to the negotiating table, officials said. The talks in Seoul follows a test of what the...(more) 



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Afghan police end Taliban siege of Kabul guesthouse

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Afghan police Wednesday ended an all-night Taliban siege of a guesthouse owned by a prominent political family, the latest attack on a venue frequented by foreigners in the heart of Kabul. The standoff finished at daybreak with all four attackers killed, a government minister said, reporting...(more) 



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Six football officials detained as US corruption probe rocks FIFA

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Swiss police on Wednesday raided a Zurich hotel to detain six top football officials as part of a US investigation into tens of millions of dollars of bribes, Swiss authorities and media reports said. All six could be extradited to the United States and the shock...(more) 



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Identity thieves nabbed 100,000 tax filings from the IRS

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Identity thieves used social security numbers and other data to access the tax filings of more than 100,000 Americans this year, the IRS has admitted. In a statement, IRS commissioner John Koskinen said the "Get Transcript" feature, which which allows people to access tax returns and...(more) 



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Germany emits more of most potent greenhouse gas in 2014

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BERLIN (Reuters) - German emissions of sulfur hexafluoride, the most potent of all greenhouse gases, rose 13 percent last year compared with 2013 levels, according to data from the federal statistics office published on Wednesday.  



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Chinese developed app pinpoints your location with 92% accuracy

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The software, developed by Nanjing University in China, works because every underground and subway line in the world moves in its own unique way. 



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Cup alumni stunned that Flyers haven't won another

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Wednesday marks the 40th anniversary of the Flyers' last Stanley Cup, and many of the players from that 1974-75 team can't believe two things: that four decades have passed since that dramatic 2-0 win in Buffalo, and that the franchise hasn't won another championship. 



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Delayed cord cutting at birth tied to better skills in childhood

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By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Waiting a few minutes to clamp the umbilical cord after birth is tied to better motor and social skills later in childhood - especially for boys, suggests a new study. ‚ÄúThere is quite a lot of brain development just after...(more) 




EXCLUSIVE: State Sen. wants NYC property tax rebate program

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A Bronx state senator on Wednesday will introduce a bill to bring back a New York City property tax rebate program.  



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