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Zika Virus: 3,100 Pregnant Women Are Infected
Zika Virus: 3,100 Pregnant Women Are Infected

More than 3,100 pregnant women are infected with the Zika virus in Colombia, the country's president has said.

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  • 2,000-year-old Roman roads discovered in northern England countryside

    Archaeologists have mapped hundreds of kilometres of Roman roads that have been lost for thousands of years. The roads were discovered using data from Environment Agency's laser mapping technology called LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging). The roads helped Roman squads conquer and control a large region of northern England, including Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria.

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  • Pakistan police arrest six over child wedding

    Police have arrested six people accused of arranging the marriage of a seven-year-old boy and six-year-old girl in eastern Pakistan, officials said Saturday.

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  • Saudi won't dare send troops to Syria: Iran

    Saudi Arabia wouldn't dare send ground troops to war-torn Syria, the chief of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said Saturday, after Riyadh opened up the possibility of such a deployment.

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  • Bhutan's royal couple announce birth of baby prince

    Bhutan's royal couple on Saturday announced the birth of their first child, a baby prince, delighting the remote Himalayan kingdom where the monarchy is revered.

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  • Wrestling Superstar Axl Rotten Dies, Aged 44

    World Wrestling Entertainment star Axl Rotten - who thrilled fans in the 1990s with dramatic bouts featuring flaming furniture, barbed wire and broken glass - has died, aged 44. The wrestler, real name Brian Knighton, was found dead on Thursday night in his car outside a McDonald's in Baltimore, Maryland, Pro Wrestling Sheet reported. "WWE is saddened to learn of reports that Brian Knighton, best known for competing in ECW as Axl Rotten from 1993 to 1999, has passed away," read a statement.

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  • Boy 'over-involved in parenting younger siblings' placed in foster care

    A boy has been placed into local authority care and separated from his younger sister and brother after social services staff raised concerns that he had been "over-involved" in parenting them.

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  • Anti-Islamic protesters arrested at banned rally in Calais

    Anti-migrant protesters in the French port city of Calais Saturday clashed with police as they defied a ban and rallied in support of a Europe-wide initiative by the Islamophobic Pegida movement.

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  • VAROUFAKIS: A Brexit would be 'a further step towards the disintegration of the EU'

    Greece's outspoken former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, has cautionary words for Britain over its possible exit from the European Union. Pro-Brexit campaigners will be heartened to hear that Varoufakis thinks London's financial prowess will not be affected by leaving the European Union. David Cameron promised a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union as part of last year's general election campaign.

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  • The Big Bang Theory season 9 episode 15 preview: How will Sheldon and Amy celebrate Valentine's Day?

    Valentine's Day has been a special day for Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah Fowler, as it was on this day in season 8 that Sheldon finally said those three magical words — I love you — to Amy. The Big Bang Theory season 9's all new episode will find Shamy (Sheldon and Amy) spending the special day hosting a live Valentine's Day episode of Fun with Flags.

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  • Zika virus: Why don't we wipe mosquitoes off the face of the Earth?

    Zika is transmitted by a mosquito vector Aedes aegypti, a pan-global tropical species already well known for spreading diseases such as yellow and dengue fever. Female Anopheles mosquitoes carry the parasite that causes up to 500 million cases of malaria a year while the Asian Tiger Mosquito, Ades albopictus, spreads dengue fever and the chikugunya virus. Mosquitoes have been ready vectors for emergent diseases such as West Nile virus and now Zika.

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  • Moment Gunmen Open Fire At Boxing Weigh-In At Hotel

    A video shows the moment gunmen with AK-47s open fire at a boxing weigh-in at a Dublin hotel, forcing one of the fighters and members of the public - including children - to run for their lives.

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  • Mysterious lights spotted hovering over Russia sky sparks UFO sighting rumours

    A cluster of mysterious lights hovering over Moscow has sparked Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) sighting rumours in the country. The video, which has so far been viewed by more than 97,000 people, was originally posted by a user called Timur. In the video, the suspicious objects can be seen flying in a peculiar manner sparking speculation that the objects can be a cluster of UFOs.

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  • Germany's Catholic Church calls for 'reduction' in refugees

    The German Catholic Church called for a reduction in the influx of refugees arriving in Germany, saying the country cannot take in "all the world's needy," according to an interview published Saturday.

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  • Japan's airlines alter routes to avoid debris of North Korea rocket

    Two of Japan's biggest airlines said they are taking alternate routes to avoid confronting the debris of a North Korean rocket. The move by All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines has come amid fervent preparations by Pyongyang for the upcoming launch of a suspected long-range rocket. Both the operators said they would divert all their airplanes flying over the waters off the Philippines in order to avoid contact with the rocket debris.

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  • Somali plane hit by bomb, meant to kill all on board - minister

    A blast that punched a hole in the fuselage of a plane this week was caused by a bomb meant to kill everyone on board, Somalia's minister for transport and aviation said on Saturday. One passenger died and two were injured in the explosion on the Airbus A321, operated by Somali company Daallo Airlines. United States investigators believe the attack was carried out by Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab, but there has been no comment from the organisation.

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  • 'Iconic' Red Ferrari Sells For Over £24m

    A rare and historic Ferrari has sold for €32m (£24.7m) at an auction in Paris, breaking the world record for the most expensive car sold in euros. But the final purchase price was inflated to €32m (£24.7m) by what's called a "premium" price, an additional fee leveraged by some auction houses to cover logistical costs. Matthieu Lamoure, managing director of Artcurial Motorcars Auction House, which organised the sale, said: "I'm so happy because this is effectively the world record of the history for a car sold in euros.

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  • Nigerians have image problem abroad, hampers emigration to West - president

    Nigerians have an image problem abroad which makes it difficult to emigrate to the West, but they can stay at home where their services are needed, President Muhammadu Buhari was quoted as saying by a British newspaper on Saturday. A former army ruler from the 1980s who returned to power as a civilian after winning an election in March last year, Buhari has the image of an ascetic disciplinarian keen to tackle his country's persistent problems with crime and corruption. "Some Nigerians' claim is that life is too difficult back home," he was quoted as telling the Daily Telegraph newspaper.

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  • Video Captures Deadly Manhattan Crane Collapse

    An onlooker filmed the moment a giant construction crane collapsed in Manhattan, killing a Wall Street worker and injuring three other people. The clip shows the massive structure crashing down an entire block in the Tribeca neighbourhood, about 10 blocks north of the World Trade Center. Harvard mathematics graduate David Wichs, 38, had just stepped out of a parked car when he was killed in Friday morning's incident.

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  • Video Shows Moment Shots Fired At Weigh-In

    A video shows the moment gunmen with AK-47s opened fire at a hotel during a boxing weigh-in, forcing one of the fighters and members of the public - including children - to run for their lives.

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  • Don't mess with Texas, where law is hard, mistakes common

    Among the 3,000 counties that make up the United States, there is one in Texas where it's best not to mess with the law, because justice is hard and mistakes are common.

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  • Pro-Refugee Demonstrators Rally in Dublin as Pegida Marches Planned Worldwide

    With a series of rallies planned across Europe on February 6 by anti-refugee group PEGIDA, protesters turned out in opposition with pro-refugee banners and slogans. In Dublin, Ireland, hundreds rallied on O’Connell Street, waving pro-refugee and anti-racism banners. Ireland’s police force, An Garda Síochána, kept the anti-racism protesters apart from the Pegida group. Credit: Razan Ibraheem

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  • Married MP was heard giggling in colleague's bedroom, employment tribunal told

    A married Tory MP was heard "giggling" in a colleague's bedroom the night before "sheepishly" emerging from the bathroom in his pants, a tribunal heard.

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  • Heart surgery on boy, one, was performed 'appropriately' coroner rules

    Heart surgery carried out on a one-year-old boy at a unit just days before operations were suspended over controversial claims about safety was performed "competently and appropriately", a coroner has ruled.

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  • X-Files Revival Will End On A Cliffhanger

    The X-Files writer and creator Chris Carter has revealed the new series will end on a cliffhanger. Stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny have reunited for six episodes , nearly 14 years after series nine of the cult TV show, famous for its "The Truth Is Out There" slogan, concluded.

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  • UK press takes swipe at Assange and UN panel

    British newspaper columnists on Saturday took aim at Julian Assange and the UN panel that found the anti-secrecy campaigner had been "arbitrarily detained".

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  • Man Shot Dead At Dublin Boxing Match Weigh-In

    One man has been killed and two others injured after gunmen apparently carrying AK-47 rifles opened fire at a boxing match weigh-in in Dublin. Up to 300 fans were at the event at the busy hotel. The body of the dead man was seen slumped against the hotel's reception desk.

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  • Italian actor dies after live hanging scene goes wrong

    An Italian actor has been declared brain dead after being strangled on stage when a hanging scene went wrong in the central region of Tuscany, a judicial source said on Friday. The Teatro Lux in Pisa said in a statement it was closing for 10 days because "following the unthinkable tragedy ... we think it right to suspend all our activities, including shows". Raphael Schumacher, a 27-year-old from northern Italy, had been performing a monologue on adolescent existential unhappiness that ended with a scene of simulated suicide by hanging, local media reported.

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  • New year, new travel: more Chinese choose tourism over tradition

    While hundreds of millions of his Chinese compatriots pack into planes, trains, and automobiles to return to their ancestral homes for the Lunar New Year celebration, Zhang Hao, 30, is getting as far away as he can.

    • AFP
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  • Skiers Killed In 'Massive' Austria Avalanche

    A police spokesman said the avalanche in the Tyrol region buried 17 people. Two other skiers have been injured and ten people were rescued unhurt, Tyrol police spokesman Helmut Schuetz said. "It was one massive avalanche, several hundred metres (yards) wide and long," Mr Schuetz told the Associated Press.

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  • iPhone 5se: Bright pink iPod Touch-like shade variant expected at Apple 15 March event

    The much awaited iPhone 5se, Apple's 4-inch upgrade version of the iPhone 5s expected to be launched at the 15 March Apple event is now said to get a bright pink colour variant. Japanese site Mac Otakara through their third-party vendors confirmed that the bright pink option is not the same as the rose gold shade offered for the iPhone 6S. When the iPhone 6S was due to be launched, a similar rumour of a bright pink shade had made the rounds, but it turned out to be rose gold, which is a subtle metallic shade of pinkish gold.

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  • Chinese New Year 2016: How to celebrate the year of the monkey

    People around the world are preparing to celebrate the Chinese New Year, which falls on Monday 8 February this year. Ahead of the Lunar New Year, we look at traditional ways to celebrate the year of the monkey.

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  • Turkey seizes unsafe boats intended for refugees: reports

    Turkish police seized almost 50 unsafe boats destined for migrants wanting to cross the Aegean Sea to Greece, in the latest crackdown on businesses exploiting refugees in western Turkey, reports said Saturday.

    • AFP
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  • 160MW capacity solar power plant unveiled in Morocco

    Morocco has moved a step further towards sustainable energy future by unveiling one of the largest solar plants in the world. The plant, named Noor 1, is the first phase of the Noor project, which is touted to be world's largest concentrated solar power plant by its makers. The Noor 1 concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, located some 20km outside the central Moroccan town of Ouarzazate, was opened on 4 February by King Mohammed VI of Morocco.

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  • Watson the top draw as stars sold at IPL auction

    Australian all-rounder Shane Watson received the highest bid of $1.4 million while banished England star Kevin Pietersen was sold to a new franchise at a glitzy Indian Premier League auction Saturday.

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  • Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell Dies

    Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who was the sixth man to walk on the moon, has died in Florida, aged 85. Mitchell's 1971 mission with two fellow astronauts, the third US lunar landing, restored wavering public faith in NASA after the failure of Apollo 13. The spaceman passed away on Thursday night at a hospice in West Palm Beach following a short illness, his daughter, Kimberly Mitchell, said.

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  • Dogs of war: Who are the British mercenaries roaming Africa accused of 'war crimes'?

    In the 15 years since the declaration on the war on terror, UK private military and security companies (PMSCs) have made billions of dollars in contracts awarded by British and foreign governments, as well as other private companies. The security industry, which move vast quantities of weapons and typically recruits former soldiers or members of the UK Special Forces to carry out passive or defensive security, have expanded their activities in Africa, where experts claim they have been linked to both human rights abuses and political destabilisation. IBTimes UK takes a closer look at how these firms - described by analysts as corporate "mercenaries" or "guns for hire"- are able to carry out secret missions and what abuses they are linked to.

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  • Celebrity Big Brother triumph for Geordie Shore star Scotty T

    Scotty T has been crowned the winner of Celebrity Big Brother 2016.

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  • Taiwan quake fells 17-storey building, 123 rescued so far - fire brigade

    TAIPEI (Reuters) - A Taiwan quake toppled a 17-storey apartment building in southern Tainan city on Saturday, and crews had so far rescued 123 people from the wreckage, a fire brigade official said. There were no immediate reports of deaths from the 6.4 magnitude tremor, which struck before dawn. "There are 60 households in that building," said Tainan City Government Fire Bureau information officer Lee Po Min, estimating that there might be about 240 people living there. (Reporting by Yimou Lee; Editing by Mark Bendeich)

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  • US jobs data spurs selloff amid Fed rate hike fears

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  • British Pompeii: Unique finds at Bronze Age settlement destroyed by fire 3,000 years ago

    The UK's 'best preserved Bronze Age dwellings' were discovered in 1999 at Must Farm quarry in Cambridgeshire, dating to back to around 1000BC. The finds have been described as "unique" by David Gibson of the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, who is heading up the excavation. Two or three circular wooden houses have been unearthed, which were built on stilts and made up a settlement which was destroyed by fire more than 3,000 years ago.

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  • Ellie Goulding claims snub by David Cameron over women's issues talks

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  • Not just for smoking: The strangest uses for cannabis

    Calls to legalise cannabis are slowly being answered as more countries and US states start allowing the legal sale and consumption of the drug, though Uruguay is still the only country where marijuana is an entirely legal product. As legalisation becomes more possible to more countries, the uses of cannabis as not just a recreational drug as starting to come further to the front. During the second world war, hemp was so needed that the US government issued a film called Hemp for Victory, encouraging farmers to grow more.

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  • Major Quake Rattles Taiwan

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  • Body of Italian student found in Cairo repatriated to Rome

    The body of a 28-year-old Italian student who had disappeared in Cairo last week and was found dead was repatriated on Saturday to Italy which has launched an investigation into his death.

    • AFP
  • Syrian Kurds begin diplomatic push with Moscow office

    Syrian Kurdish separatists have announced plans to open "representation" offices in several capitals, starting next week with Damascus regime ally Moscow, an official told AFP on Saturday.

    • AFP
  • Wigan Repel Fightback From Determined Dragons

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  • Al Qaeda mourns death of top commander in Yemen

    Al Qaeda's branch in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) mourned the killing of a senior commander in southern Yemen, a statement distributed on social media showed, after he was reported dead in a suspected U.S. drone strike last week. Jalal Baleedi was killed by a drone strike as he was travelling in a car with two others in coastal Abyan province, residents said on Thursday. "We extend condolences to our Muslim community and specifically our people in Yemen...regarding the killing of the heroic commander Jalal Baleedi al-Marqishi...who was killed in a crusader strike that targeted him while he was among the sons of his tribe in Abyan province," the statement said.

    • Reuters
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  • Ireland has third highest cancer death rate across EU

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  • Female comic book artists show opens after sexism row

    An exhibition featuring 100 female comic book artists from around the world opened in London Friday, after a row in France when no women were shortlisted for a major prize at one of the genre's biggest festivals.

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  • Fears grow for 3 flyers after 2 planes collide in mid-air off Los Angeles coast

    Two planes, including a stunt aircraft, have collided off the coast of Los Angeles and plummeted into the Pacific Ocean. Multi-agency rescue teams, including the US Coast Guard and the Federal Aviation Association (FAA), are conducting searches near where the collision is thought to have happened with three passengers still missing after the incident which happened on Friday, 5 January. Both of the small planes were based out of the Torrance Airport and the area is said to be popular with practice flyers.

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  • Fresh fears about Zika virus after three deaths in Colombia

    Three people with the Zika virus have died in Colombia, after developing a rare nerve disorder. Colombia’s health minister believes there could be a causal connection between Zika and Guillan-Barre (gillan barray) Syndrome – a rare, but serious condition that can cause paralysis. First Zika-linked deaths reported in Colombia Details: https://t.co/P0EOizUpz7 pic.twitter.com/1RZq4ONgAf— JamaicaObserver (@JamaicaObserver) February 5, 2016 Colombia’s health minister believes there could be a causal connection. “We had reports of three deaths related to Guillain-Barre. The three patients had Zika. That is where there is concern,” said Alejandro Gaviria. Colombia sees spike in debilitating syndrome thought to be related to Zika https://t.co/oajNZNYFCh pic.twitter.com/1MPGX7vJMp— Pierre Taylor (@newspeepers) January 28, 2016 It comes as Brazilian scientists revealed they had detected the mosquito-borne Zika virus in urine and saliva for the first time. It is not known whether Zika can be transmitted through these body fluids. Brazil has declared war on the mosquito, deploying task forces to clean up breeding grounds. Commenting on the action, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said: “On the 13th of February, we’re going to involve 220,000 members of the armed forces, as well as state health workers, community health workers and epidemiologists.” Zika concerns began to grow after Brazil reported thousands of cases of a serious birth defect, that may be linked to infection during pregnancy. The virus has spread across the Americas. Countries such as Ireland and Australia have reported cases of travellers testing positive after returning from infected areas.

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  • HSBC fined $470m in relation to its mortgage practices during the 2007-2009 American housing crisis

    HSBC has agreed to pay a fine to settle US federal and state investigations in relation to the 2007-2009 housing crisis. On 5 February, it said it would pay $470m (£324.1m, €421.2m) over "abusive mortgage practices" against homeowners who found it difficult to pay their mortgage payments during the crisis, which saw about 7 million Americans lose their homes. It was alleged that the British bank had "robo-signed" thousands of foreclosure documents, without reviewing the paperwork, leading to evictions.

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  • Cilla Black covers album planned by singer's relative after The Voice audition

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  • Fourteen dead, 150 missing after Taiwan quake fells buildings

    Relatives of residents trapped in a 16-storey apartment complex felled by a powerful earthquake in Taiwan that killed 14 people were praying for miracles Saturday as rescuers sought survivors, with more than 150 missing in the quake zone.

    • AFP
  • Anti-Nazi centre urges dismissal of Croatia's culture minister

    The Israel-based Simon Wiesenthal Center urged Croatia's government on Friday to dismiss its culture minister, saying he took a disdainful attitude towards Croatian resistance to fascism during World War Two. The Jewish human rights group expressed "shock and indignation at several actions taken and comments made" by minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic. During World War Two, Croatia was under Nazi control and led by local collaborators called Ustashe.

    • Reuters