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Africa - Wreckage from missing Algerian plane reportedly found: Malian TV - France 24

Africa - Wreckage from missing Algerian plane reportedly found: Malian TV - France 24 #africa #wreckage #algerian #plane

Debris from the Air Algérie flight that went missing over northern Mali early Thursday was reportedly found about 50 kilometers from the Mali – Burkina Faso border, according to both Malian and Burkina Faso sources.

According to Gen. Gilbert Diendere, a close aide to Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore, the wreckage was found about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the border of Burkina Faso near…

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Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso | Reuters

Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso | Reuters #Air #Algerie #plane #flight

Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, Algeria’s APS state news agency and a Spanish airline company said on Thursday. APS said authorities lost contact with flight AH 5017 an hour after it took off from Burkina Faso. Spanish private airline company Swiftair confirmed it had no contact with its…

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BBC News - Encephalitis outbreak in India’s West Bengal kills 60

#Encephalitis outbreak in India’s West #Bengal kills 60 #india

At least 60 people died in a recent outbreak of viral encephalitis in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, a top health official has said. Doctors say patients come from seven affected districts in northern Bengal. The disease usually occurs during the monsoon season across northern India and West Bengal is normally not among the worst-affected states. Encephalitis causes brain inflammation…

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Why insulin is needed for our body?

Why insulin is needed for our body? #insulin #need #diabetes

Insulin is a hormone produced by our pancreas (an organ found in our abdomen). Insulin stores the sugar, fat and protein that we take through our diet.

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What is the meaning of the word- ‘Torment’ #torment #meaning

tor·mentnoun \ˈtȯr-ˌment\: extreme physical or mental pain: something that causes extreme physical or mental pain via…

What is the meaning of the word- ‘Torment’ #torment #meaning

tor·mentnoun \ˈtȯr-ˌment\: extreme physical or mental pain: something that causes extreme physical or mental pain via…

BBC News - HIV infection rate in the US falls by a third in a decade

BBC News - HIV infection rate in the US falls by a third in a decade #USA #HIV #AIDS #RATE # FALL

The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States has fallen by a third over the past decade, researchers say. After examining cases from all 50 states, the study found that the diagnosis rate fell to 16.1 per 100,000 people in 2011 from 24.1 in 2002. Experts celebrated the findings as a hopeful sign that the Aids epidemic may be slowing in the country. However, there was a rise in new…

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BBC News - India school boycotted after ‘rape’

BBC News - India school boycotted after ‘rape’ #bangalore #rape #india #minor #school

Indian parents have begun a boycott of a Bangalore school after claims emerged that a six-year-old student had been raped by two staff members. The parents, who staged a protest on Thursday, have asked the school to step up security for students. The alleged assault happened on 2 July but her parents discovered it only a few days ago after she complained of stomach ache and was taken to hospital.…

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BBC News - Malaysia jet crashes in east Ukraine conflict zone

BBC News - Malaysia jet crashes in east Ukraine conflict zone #MH17 #crash #flight #airline

A Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 295 people has crashed in east Ukraine on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. There are no signs of survivors at the scene of the crash near the village of Grabovo, in rebel-held territory close to the border with Russia. Both sides in Ukraine’s civil conflict accused each other of shooting down the plane with a missile. It is still not clear why the plane…

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BBC News - One in three Alzheimer’s cases preventable, says research

BBC News - One in three Alzheimer’s cases preventable, says research #alzheimer #prevent #exercise

One in three cases of Alzheimer’s disease worldwide is preventable, according to research from the University of Cambridge. The main risk factors for the disease are a lack of exercise, smoking, depression and poor education, it says. Previous research from 2011 put the estimate at one in two cases, but this new study takes into account overlapping risk factors. Alzheimer’s Research UK said age…

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BBC News - Have India’s farm suicides really declined?

BBC News - Have India’s farm suicides really declined? #farmer #india #suicide

A total of 11,744 farmers ended their lives in India in 2013, down from 13,754 farmers in 2012. Most farm suicides have been linked to debt, a sharp rise in input costs, serious water crises, price volatility and crop failure due to pest attacks and disease. A total of 296,438 farmers have killed themselves in India since 1995. The latest numbers show a very welcome decline – until you look at…

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Huge water reserves found 400 miles below Earth’s Surface | The Westside Story

Huge water reserves found 400 miles below Earth’s Surface | The Westside Story #water #earth #surface #reserve

The “transition zone” in the Earth’s mantle earlier suspected to contain water trapped in rare minerals has been proven to have water trapped between the upper and lower mantle layers. A recent study conducted by scientists in the U.S. confirmed direct evidence of water trapped inside a water-rich mineral called ringwoodite between 410 and 660 kilometers underneath the surface of the Earth. It…

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BBC News - Australia train rant: Is racism getting worse? #Australia #racism #rant

A middle-aged woman unloads a racist tirade at fellow passengers on a train in Australias biggest city, and again the nations attitude to racial diversity comes under scrutiny.She taunts a man and, beside him, an Asian woman.

BBC News - Australia train rant: Is racism getting worse? #Australia #racism #rant

A middle-aged woman unloads a racist tirade at fellow passengers on a train in Australias biggest city, and again the nations attitude to racial diversity comes under scrutiny.She taunts a man and, beside him, an Asian woman.

BBC News - India railway budget seeks foreign investment to modernize #india #rail #budget

Indias new rail minister has proposed allowing foreign investment and more private participation to modernise the countrys ailing railways network.Sadananda Gowda also announced a network of high-speed bullet trains in the railway budget unveiled on Tuesday.Last month, the government raised passenger fares saying the network was facing a loss.The state-run railways runs more than 12,000 trains, carrying some 23 million passengers daily.It is also one of the worlds largest employers, with 1.3 million workers.But correspondents say that after decades of neglect, low investment and populist policies to subsidise fares, Indias busy railway network is in a shambles.Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that revamping the railways is a priority for his government and that he wants the “railway stations to have better facilities than airports”.

BBC News - India railway budget seeks foreign investment to modernize #india #rail #budget

Indias new rail minister has proposed allowing foreign investment and more private participation to modernise the countrys ailing railways network.Sadananda Gowda also announced a network of high-speed bullet trains in the railway budget unveiled on Tuesday.Last month, the government raised passenger fares saying the network was facing a loss.The state-run railways runs more than 12,000 trains, carrying some 23 million passengers daily.It is also one of the worlds largest employers, with 1.3 million workers.But correspondents say that after decades of neglect, low investment and populist policies to subsidise fares, Indias busy railway network is in a shambles.Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that revamping the railways is a priority for his government and that he wants the “railway stations to have better facilities than airports”.