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17-Year-Old Boy Stayed Awake for 11 Days, For Science

Here’s something you might not know: the Guinness Book of World Records doesn’t accept entries for the longest period spent without sleeping. That’s because it’s pretty dangerous to stay awake for days and weeks on end. But they did at one time, and what happened to the current record holder is the very reason they […]

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First Sounds Ever Recorded on Mars (Martian Wind)

We just heard a rumble on Mars that didn’t come from some Red Planet monster, but from vibrations in the constant Martian wind. The InSight lander recently listened to Mars sounds through — of all instruments — a seismometer and an air pressure sensor. With the first sounds ever recorded on Mars, this gives us […]

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Superyacht in Malaysia scandal can be yours for $130 million

Malaysia has set a $130 million (103.07 million pounds) pricetag for a superyacht seized from a fugitive financier wanted in connection with a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, a government lawyer said on Friday. The Equanimity is among $1.7 billion in assets allegedly bought by financier Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho […]

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Girl dies after being detained by U.S. Border Patrol – Washington Post

A 7-year-old girl from Guatemala died of dehydration and shock hours after she was taken into U.S. Border Patrol custody, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. The girl and her father had been detained by immigration authorities on Dec. 6 in New Mexico as part of a group of 163 people who approached U.S. agents […]

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Some see ‘devil’s work’ as Ukrainian Church prepares to split with Russia

Ukrainian security service officers raided the Orthodox Christian cathedral in this northwestern town this month, saying it suspected its Russia-aligned clergy of spreading religious hatred. But Archpriest Anatoliy, the senior priest at the Cathedral of the Nativity, saw the raid as a hostile act in a theological battle between Ukraine’s two main Orthodox factions that […]

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James Packer’s Sydney casino wins court battle over Harbour views

Crown Resorts of James Parker has enjoying a major win in its battle for picture-perfect Harbour views from its planned luxury hotel and high-rollers casino at south Barangaroo. Key points Central Barangaroo included towers that blocked out Crown and Lendlease views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House The Barangaroo Delivery Authority argued its contract […]

Sports

Pochettino wants Champions League last-16 tie at new stadium

Mauricio Pochettino hopes his Tottenham Hotspur side’s qualification for the Champions League last 16 against the odds will be rewarded with a memorable first European night at their new stadium in February. A 1-1 draw in Barcelona on Tuesday meant Tottenham finished second in Group B to progress to the first knockout round where Juventus, […]

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Inter welcome rejected Juventus CEO Marotta

Serie A giants Inter Milan on Thursday announced former Juventus supremo Giuseppe Marotta as their new Chief Executive Officer Sport. Marotta was recently ousted by Juventus following an eight-year spell as CEO in which he oversaw many of the club’s recruitment operations in a spell which reaped seven Serie A titles, four Italian Cups and […]

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I guess Ice Prince is 3 times Sarkodie

Obviously the two rappers are good. But definitely something will define them differently. It could be the ; language they use to rap, it could be record label,it could be countenance or artiste ambient. Language breaks barrier but you should be in your field of comfort to be able to deliver,you. Over the years,Sarkodie has […]

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Klopp keeps Liverpool feet firmly on the ground

Liverpool can count on manager Juergen Klopp to keep their feet firmly on the ground if they begin to believe the hype that has accompanied their unbeaten start to the Premier League season, midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum said. The table-topping Merseyside club are the only remaining unbeaten side in the league after champions Manchester City suffered […]

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Number of journalists jailed for doing job near record high – report

A near-record number of journalists around the world are behind bars for their work, including two Reuters reporters whose imprisonment in Myanmar has drawn international criticism, according to a report released on Thursday. There were 251 journalists jailed for doing their jobs as of Dec. 1, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in an annual […]

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Australia PM promises stiffer laws against religious discrimination

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday promised stiffer legislation against religious discrimination, and a new commissioner to act as a watchdog on freedom of religion issues. Morrison said his conservative government would introduce a Religious Discrimination Act next year to provide more protections than existing state laws. “Australia is a place where discrimination on […]

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Canada warns U.S. not to politicise extradition cases

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Wednesday warned the United States not to politicise extradition cases, a day after President Donald Trump said he could intervene in the affair of a Chinese executive detained in Canada at Washington’s request. Freeland also told reporters that a second Canadian citizen could be in trouble in China. Authorities […]

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Israeli woman hurt in Palestinian attack loses baby, gunman killed

A baby who was delivered prematurely to an Israeli woman wounded in a Palestinian drive-by shooting in the occupied West Bank died in hospital on Wednesday, officials said, hours before the gunman was killed by pursuing Israeli forces. Shira Ish-Ran, seven months pregnant, her husband and five others were injured in Sunday’s attack at a […]

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China commerce ministry welcomes a U.S. trade delegation to visit

China would welcome any U.S. trade delegation to visit, a commerce ministry spokesman told a regular news briefing on Thursday. The spokesman was asked if a Chinese trade delegation would visit the United States or if a U.S. team would visit China. U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping this month agreed to […]

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U.N. chief joins Yemen peace talks as pressure builds for port deal

The United Nations chief will join the final day of peace talks on Thursday between Yemen’s warring parties that have brought agreement on reopening Sanaa airport and restarting oil exports but no deal on a strategic Red Sea port. Western nations are pressing the Iran-aligned Houthi group and the Saudi-backed government to agree confidence-building steps […]

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Defying Trump, U.S. Senate advances measure to end support for Saudis in Yemen

In a rare break with President Donald Trump, the Senate voted on Wednesday to move ahead with a resolution to end U.S. military support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition in the war in Yemen and lawmakers vowed to push for sanctions against the kingdom in the new year. Eleven of Trump’s fellow Republicans joined Democrats […]

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Militia leader’s bravado shows limits of Libya reforms

For the United Nations, it was a chance to clip the wings of powerful armed groups who had held the levers of power in the Libyan capital for years. The militia were on the back foot after suffering losses to rival factions in the latest convulsion of violence to shake Tripoli; the UN brokered a […]

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Lion Air crash victims’ families to rally as hunt for wreckage steps up

Families of some of the 189 people killed in a Lion Air plane crash plan a protest rally in Indonesia on Thursday, while stalled efforts to bring the main wreckage to the surface and find the second black box are set to resume next week. The Boeing Co 737 MAX jet crashed into the Java […]

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China says second Canadian being probed for harming state security

Canadian businessman Michael Spavor, who worked with North Korea, is being investigated on suspicion of harming China’s state security, officials said, days after a former Canadian diplomat was detained in China in an escalating diplomatic row. The state security bureau in the northeastern Chinese city of Dandong, which borders North Korea, has been investigating Spavor […]

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Turkish train crash in Ankara kills four, injures 43 – governor

A Turkish high speed train collided with another locomotive and crashed into an overpass at a train station in Ankara on Thursday, killing four people and injuring 43, the local governor said. Video footage showed emergency workers at the scene, working to rescue people from carriages trapped beneath the mangled metal wreckage of an overpass […]

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Trump intervention comment may be gift to Huawei CFO

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, released on bail on Tuesday to await a ruling on U.S. extradition at one of her luxury Vancouver homes, may have received welcome ammunition in court from an unlikely source – President Donald Trump. As the hearing was winding up in a Canadian court, Trump told Reuters he would intervene in […]

Sports

European big guns eye Champions Cup last-eight spots

Former champions Toulouse, Saracens and last season’s runners-up Racing 92 can all clinch qualification for the Champions Cup quarterfinals with fourth-round wins this weekend. Racing 92 are unbeaten in the top-tier tournament this campaign and could secure a last-eight berth with a second victory in the space of a week over Leicester Tigers. Three-quarter Virimi […]

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Canelo’s Madison Square Garden debut live on SuperSport

Canelo Alvarez, by consensus among the three best boxers in the world, steps up for a fresh challenge this weekend when he attempts to win a championship in a higher division. His clash, against Rocky Fielding at Madison Square Garden, will be for the Brit’s WBA super-middleweight championship, his first fight at the weight, but […]

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Young Boys stun Juventus with Hoarau brace

Guillaume Hoarau scored in either half as Young Boys inflicted a 2-1 defeat on Juventus in their Champions League group game on Wednesday in Switzerland but the Italians still took top spot in Group H after Manchester United lost by the same scoreline to Valencia. The Swiss champions proved too hot to handle for the […]

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Lewandowski double sees Bayern claim top spot after Ajax thriller

Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich pipped Ajax to top spot in Champions League Group E on Wednesday after a dramatic 3-3 draw which saw both sides finish with 10 men. The point was enough to put Bayern into the last 16 as group winners on a bad-tempered night in Amsterdam with five goals, […]

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Mou disappointed by fringe players in Valencia loss

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has demanded more from his fringe players after he was forced to bring on regular starters in an attempt to stage a late rally in the 2-1 Champions League defeat at Valencia on Wednesday. United went into the final Group H match having already qualified for the last 16 of […]

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Sane double secures Champions League top spot for Man City

Manchester City survived a sloppy start to secure top spot in Champions League Group F by coming from behind to beat Hoffenheim 2-1 thanks to Leroy Sane’s double on Wednesday. Andrej Kramaric’s penalty put the Germans deservedly in front on 16 minutes as another much-changed City side struggled to get up to speed. However, Pep […]

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United through as runners-up after limp defeat to Valencia

Manchester United squandered the chance to win their Champions League group on Wednesday after a lacklustre display got what it deserved in a 2-1 defeat to Valencia. Already through to the last 16, Jose Mourinho made eight changes at the Mestalla, including a return for Paul Pogba, but United were largely outplayed by their Spanish […]

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Pope removes two cardinals hit by sex scandals from group of close advisers

Pope Francis has removed from his group of close advisers two cardinals hit by sexual abuse scandals, including his economy minister, Australian George Pell, the Vatican said on Wednesday. Pell has taken an indefinite leave of absence from his job as head of the Secretariat for the Economy, one of the most powerful posts in […]

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Trump ex-lawyer Cohen given 3 years in prison, blames ‘blind loyalty’

President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for orchestrating hush payments to women in violation of campaign laws before the 2016 election and financial crimes, posing potential legal and political risks to Trump. In the courtroom, Cohen told U.S. District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan […]

Sports

West Ham extend captain Noble’s contract to 2021

West Ham United have extended captain Mark Noble’s contract until 2021, the Premier League club said on Wednesday. Since making his first-team debut in 2004, Noble has made 446 appearances for West Ham, scoring 51 times. “I’ve been at this club all my life – I’ve always said I wanted to be at this club […]

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Dortmund hope to avoid Klopp’s Liverpool in last 16

Borussia Dortmund are hoping to avoid ex-coach Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool when the last 16 of the Champions League is drawn on Monday. Liverpool’s tense 1-0 win over Napoli on Tuesday at Anfield, thanks to a great save by Reds’ goalkeeper Alisson Becker and a goal from Mohamed Salah, saw Klopp’s team squeeze into the […]

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Spain to increase minimum wage next week by 22 percent

Spain’s government will approve a 22 percent increase in the minimum wage to 900 euros (813.35 pounds) per month on Dec. 21, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Wednesday The increase, due to enter into force in January, was agreed jointly with anti-austerity party Podemos, as part of the Socialist prime minister’s efforts to get […]

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“Aware of atrocities” – Twitter CEO responds to critics of Myanmar tweets

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday said he was “aware of the human rights atrocities and suffering in Myanmar,” responding to criticism over his tweets about his meditation retreat in the country that did not mention the plight of Rohingya Muslims. More than 730,000 Rohingya fled a sweeping army crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in […]

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‘Humble’ PSG keeping cool heads after making last 16

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel said his side need to “stay humble” after they thumped Red Star Belgrade 4-1 on Tuesday and qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League, finishing ahead of Liverpool and Napoli to top a tight Group C. First-half goals from Edinson Cavani and Neymar set the French champions on […]

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Mourinho urges Pogba to lead by example against Valencia

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba must rediscover his best form and lead by example in Wednesday’s Champions League tie at Valencia, manager Jose Mourinho has said. Record signing Pogba, who has been on the bench for United’s last two Premier League games, is likely to start the final Group H encounter alongside fringe players as […]

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Police sound “all clear” after bomb threat at Facebook’s Silicon Valley campus

A bomb threat prompted authorities on Tuesday to evacuate a building at the Silicon Valley headquarters of Facebook Inc, police said, but gave the “all clear” after an hours-long search turned up no sign of a device. The New York Police Department had received an anonymous tip about a bomb threat regarding Facebook’s campus in […]

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Police operation underway near Strasbourg cathedral following shooting

A police operation was underway early on Wednesday around Strasbourg cathedral near where a gunman killed three people and wounded a dozen others on Tuesday evening. A Reuters reporter saw police officers securing a zone close to the site of the northern city’s Christmas market. The gunman, who is believed to have been injured by […]

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Gunman kills three people in French Christmas market, flees

A gunman on a security watch list killed three people and wounded a dozen others near the picturesque Christmas market in the historic French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday evening before fleeing. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said the shooter had evaded a police dragnet and was on the run, raising concerns of a follow-up attack. […]

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On Iraq’s border with Syria, Iran-backed militia warily eye U.S. forces

From a desert hillside guarded by Iraqi Shi’ite paramilitaries, commander Qasim Muslih can spot Islamic State hideouts across the frontier in Syria. But he also keeps a wary eye on U.S. warplanes soaring overhead. “The Americans are spying on us,” he said, squinting skywards. “But we can hold the borders. We’ll fight whoever lays a […]

Health

Infertility in Men

Infertility is the inability of a couple to conceive after a year of regular and unprotected intercourse. We have the primary and secondary fertility. Primary: Person has never achieved conception before. Secondary: Person fails to achieve conception after previous success. 40% – 50% of male infertily is Idiopathic. 30% – 40% are due to disorders […]

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Trump says would intervene in arrest of Chinese executive

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would intervene with the U.S. Justice Department in the case against a Chinese telecommunications executive if it would help secure a trade deal with Beijing. “If I think it’s good for the country, if I think it’s good for what will be certainly the largest trade deal […]