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McDonald’s profit drop || US

#McDonald profit drop || US ————————- #USA #fastfood #eat #profit

McDonald’s has reported a fall in profits for the first three months of the year after sales in its US restaurants fell by more than expected.

The fast-food chain said group like-for-like sales had risen 0.5% overall, but US sales had fallen 1.7% due partly to the severe winter weather.

Analysts had forecast a 1.4% drop in like-for-like US sales.

The sales drop meant net income fell to $1.2bn…

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Reason for quacking sound heard in the ocean finally solved

Reason for quacking sound heard in the ocean finally solved ————————————————- #ocean #quack #reason #sea #science #sound

The mystery of a bizarre quacking sound heard in the ocean has finally been solved, scientists report.

The noise – nicknamed “the bio-duck” – appears in the winter and spring in the Southern Ocean. However, its source has baffled researchers for decades.

Now acoustic recorders have revealed that the sound is in fact the underwater chatter of the Antarctic minke whale.

The findings are published…

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Is Delhi an echo friendly place to work and settle down? —————————————— #delhi #pollution #air #india

“People just refuse to walk around,” she said. “And that’s terrible! The best cities are those which can be experienced on foot.” India’s capital, which has also become a magnet for expatriate workers, now vies with its Asian tiger rival, Beijing, for the world’s most polluted air.

Is Delhi an echo friendly place to work and settle down? —————————————— #delhi #pollution #air #india

“People just refuse to walk around,” she said. “And that’s terrible! The best cities are those which can be experienced on foot.” India’s capital, which has also become a magnet for expatriate workers, now vies with its Asian tiger rival, Beijing, for the world’s most polluted air.

Finally Bollywood’s Rani Mukerji marries

Finally Bollywood’s Rani Mukerji marries #rani #mukerji #marriage

Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji has married film-maker Aditya Chopra in Italy, ending years of speculation about their relationship status.

The couple, who were dating for several years, married in a ceremony on Monday night, Yash Raj Films studio confirmed.

The award-winning actress, 36, said her wedding to Chopra was the continuation of a “fairy tale”.

Chopra, 42, who has produced and directed…

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US lethal injection dilema|| Missouri plans execution following Oklahoma’s stay over drug secrecy

US lethal injection dilema|| Missouri plans execution following Oklahoma’s stay over drug secrecy #USA #Lethal #injection #execution

In the recent time US states have experienced a lot of hurdles related to lethal injection usage for death penalty. They probably have to move to methods used in Asian countries like India, where most legal executions are made by means of hanging, which don’t require any pharma companies consent at least.

Read an excerpt here:

Lawyers for a Missouri death row inmate on Tuesday filed an appeal to…

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Cyclone halts air search for Malaysian plane | Reuters

#Cyclone halts air search for Malaysian plane | Reuters #MH370 #Malaysia #plane

A tropical cyclone heading south over the Indian Ocean caused the air search for a missing Malaysian jetliner to be suspended on Tuesday, as a U.S. submarine drone neared completion of its undersea search without any sign of wreckage.

The daily air and sea sorties have continued for a week since Australian authorities said they would end that component of the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight…

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Big buttocks dream || You might have to pay back painfully

#Big buttocks dream || You might have to pay back painfully #buttock #pain #silicone #injection #surgery

The demand for bigger buttocks in Venezuela means some women will even have banned injections to achieve them, putting their health at risk.

It is with tears in her eyes that Denny recounts how she woke up one day to find a bump the size of a football in her lower back.

She could not walk or bend down, and the pain was intense.

Even before she saw a doctor, Denny, a 35-year-old Venezuelan lawyer,…

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People Are Selling Their Organs on Facebook | Motherboard

People Are Selling Their Organs on #Facebook | Motherboard #organ #sell

We already know it’s really easy to buy and sell guns on Facebook, but the social network’s not-so-hidden black markets get a lot more gory than teens trading firearms. According to an investigation by British newspaper the Sunday Post, people are using Facebook to buy and sell another rather sensitive product: their own organs.

A reporter from the paper posed as the brother of a woman in need of…

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INDIA || Gold bars removed surgically from man’s stomach

#INDIA || Gold bars removed surgically from man’s stomach #gold #surgery #bar

Twelve bars of gold have been recovered from the stomach of a businessman in the Indian capital, Delhi, a surgeon treating him has said.

The 63-year-old man was admitted to hospital after complaining of vomiting and difficulty defecating.

He told his doctor that he had swallowed a bottle cap in anger, after a fight with his wife.

But when surgeons operated they found gold bars weighing nearly…

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What is new in Indian parliament election 2014?

What is new in Indian parliament election 2014? #india #election #parliament #vote #2014

Well there are a lot of new things added by the election organizing bodies in India, but we are not talking about those here rather trying to take a look in to the new things among the contesting political parties.

One thing is probably happening more than ever before that is extreme campaigning of the individual parties and it’s quite evident in Indian televisions, newspapers, radio etc. Like…

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One fifth of China’s soil contaminated with harmful pollutants

One fifth of China’s soil contaminated with harmful pollutants #china #pollution #environment #soil

Almost a fifth of China’s soil is contaminated, an official study released by the government has shown.

Conducted between 2005-2013, it found that 16.1% of China’s soil and 19.4% of its arable land showed contamination.

The report, by the Environmental Protection Ministry, named cadmium, nickel and arsenic as top pollutants.

There is growing concern, both from the government and the public, that…

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Mexico || Powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.2 strikes

#Mexico || Powerful #earthquake of magnitude 7.2 strikes

A powerful earthquake has hit Mexico City, shaking buildings for at least 30 seconds and causing widespread panic.

The magnitude-7.2 quake was registered at a depth of 24km (15 miles), according to the US Geological Survey.

Its epicentre was in the western state of Guerrero, near the seaside resort of Acapulco

There are no reports of casualties or significant damage, but frightened residents…

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UK||FOREIGN DOCTORS EXAM MAY BE MUCH MORE MORE TOUGHER

#UK||FOREIGN DOCTORS #EXAM MAY BE MUCH MORE MORE TOUGHER #DOCTOR #MEDICAL

Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study has said.

Research by University College London found a “performance gap” between international and UK medical graduates.

It said pass marks for entry exams sat by international doctors should therefore be set “considerably higher”.

But the British…

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In a cloning first, scientists create stem cells from adults | Reuters

In a #cloning first, scientists create #stem cells from adults | Reuters #cell #adult #clone

Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient’s DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.

The advance, described online in the journal Cell Stem Cell, is the first time researchers have achieved “therapeutic cloning” of adults. Technically called…

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