• Philippines urges China to `respect` sea ruling
Philippines urges China to `respect` sea ruling

China said on Thursday it had issued a formal protest after Australia announced it would continue to exercise its right to freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea following a court ruling against China's claims. Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin on Wednesday said that said Beijing could declare an air defense identification zo...

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  • Utahn who cared for man infected with Zika contracted virus
Utahn who cared for man infected with Zika contracted virus

Officials said the person, whose name and gender are not being released by the government, was in close contact with an elderly Utah resident who had contracted Zika while traveling overseas. "In addition, there is no evidence at this time that mosquitoes that commonly spread Zika virus are in Utah". The primary concern about Zika infection...

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  • Fracking may worsen asthma for nearby residents, study says
Fracking may worsen asthma for nearby residents, study says

Fracking refers to hydraulic fracturing, a technique for extracting oil and gas by injecting water, sand and chemicals into wells at high pressure to crack rock. For the study, researchers looked at medical data obtained from over 35,000 asthma sufferers living in Pennsylvania from 2005 to 2012. When the numbers were compared to proximity of f...

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  • Stenson pips Mickelson to British Open glory
Stenson pips Mickelson to British Open glory

That's where Stenson finally gained the upper hand, rolling in a 50-foot birdie putt from off the green. It was not just Stenson's overdue first major victory, it was a first ever for a Swedish men's player after some painful failures in past years.

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  • 'Cool, Fun Factor' Motivates e-Cigarette Use In Teens
'Cool, Fun Factor' Motivates e-Cigarette Use In Teens

Workers addicted to nicotine should not be forced to vape outdoors alongside regular smokers because this will "undermine their ability to quit smoking", the advice says. "Our study indicates that, considering a broad range of reasonable scenarios, e-cigarettes are likely to reduce cigarette smoking and not lead to offsetting increases in harm from...

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  • GOP convention: Donald Trump to make surprise visit for wife's speech
GOP convention: Donald Trump to make surprise visit for wife's speech

Delegates could also symbolically walk off the floor during the nomination roll call , though per the rules approved on Thursday that would not affect vote totals. Even with the liberal media ready to pounce on Trump for any mistakes he might make on Thursday, he will still come out a big victor as the Trump-loaded affair will certainly attract ...

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  • Two Americans Among the Victims of the Bastille Day Attack in France
Two Americans Among the Victims of the Bastille Day Attack in France

The family trip included parents Sean and Kim along with two adult children Maegan and Austin and young Brodie . The father and son were visiting from Lakeway, Texas, The Daily Beast reports . According to public records and Davis, the Copeland family previously lived in Prosper. Family friend Jason Dixon said the loss has taken time to...

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  • Matt Kenseth wins second straight New Hampshire race
Matt Kenseth wins second straight New Hampshire race

How Kenseth Won: He had to battle back from an early pit stop when he lost ground but Kenseth methodically worked his way to the front of the field. "He's doing good. 19 Toyota was damaged in the four-car Lap 285 chain-reaction wreck that caused the seventh and final caution . "Eighth place isn't where we want to be".

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  • First case of female-to-male Zika transmission recorded
First case of female-to-male Zika transmission recorded

Three new cases of the Zika virus among San Francisco residents have been diagnosed in the past two weeks, San Francisco's Department of Public Health announced on Friday. Both fluids tested positive for the Zika virus . Pregnant women also should be tested upon return to the United States. One case has been transmitted by sexual contact, accord...

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  • First Case Of Woman Spreading Zika Through Sex Reported In NYC
First Case Of Woman Spreading Zika Through Sex Reported In NYC

The CDC says it has recorded the first female-to-male sexual transmission of the Zika virus in New York City . A woman in her 20s reported she had engaged in a single event of sexual intercourse with a man on the day she returned from traveling to an undisclosed area with ongoing Zika transmission .

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  • The Baton Rouge victims
The Baton Rouge victims

The man identified as the shooter was former Marine Gavin Long, 29, from Kansas City. He was killed at the scene. The revelation came as the three dead policemen were named as Montrell Jackson , Matthew Gerald and Brad Garafola . They did not discuss the gunman's motive or any relationship to the wider police conflicts. "That decision is al...

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  • 90% Of Strokes Can Be Prevented, Study Says
90% Of Strokes Can Be Prevented, Study Says

If you had heart disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure , before your first stroke , your risk of suffering subsequent strokes and dementia up to five years later may be higher, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke.

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  • First Case Of Female-To-Male Sexually Transmitted Zika Found In NYC
First Case Of Female-To-Male Sexually Transmitted Zika Found In NYC

Most Zika cases are thought to arise from mosquito bites, but the disease can spread through blood transfusions and sexual contact as well. The next day, she came down with Zika-like symptoms, including fever, rash, fatigue, muscle pain, accompanied by numbness and tingling in her fingers and toes.

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  • Kabali sentiment: Startups in Chennai are declaring holiday on the release date
Kabali sentiment: Startups in Chennai are declaring holiday on the release date

The Tamil gangster-drama film is written and directed by Pa. Ranjith . " Kabali " is getting unprecedented traction in the USA as the film will hit 400 screens in the country on July 22. The " Kabali sentiment" is at its peak now that the release date is nearby and corporate companies are going all out to join the frenzy. Speaking to The News...

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  • LA Times Poll: Donald Trump Edges Ahead of Hillary Clinton
LA Times Poll: Donald Trump Edges Ahead of Hillary Clinton

In a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday, Mrs. Clinton extended her lead over Mr. Trump to 13 percentage points, up from 10 percentage points at the end of last week. The polls came as Trump prepares to accept the GOP nomination during a national convention next week in Cleveland and Clinton readies to accept the Democratic nomi...

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  • Warren lands top speaking slot; VP news still pending
Warren lands top speaking slot; VP news still pending

Tim Kaine, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro and Massachusetts Sen. Members of the media closely followed Warren's private meeting with Clinton last month after the MA senator formally endorsed her. According to multiple reports, Sens. The senator is an economic populist and a favorite of liberals who would help Clinton connect ...

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  • PDP legislator Mohammad Khalil Bandh injured in mob attack in Kashmir
PDP legislator Mohammad Khalil Bandh injured in mob attack in Kashmir

A curfew remained in force in Kashmir and normal life was paralysed for the ninth day on Sunday. While mobile telephony, except BSNL, is suspended across Kashmir for the past eight days, the broadband internet services too have been downed across the Valley.

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  • Qandeel Baloch's brother arrested, confesses to killing for bringing disrepute to family
Qandeel Baloch's brother arrested, confesses to killing for bringing disrepute to family

However, he was arrested in Dera Ghazi Khan, central Pakistan on July 16. In a police press conference held after his arrest, Waseem Azeem (Qandeel's legal name was Fouzia Azeem ) not only admitted to the crime but asserted that "now everybody will remember [him] with honour" for his actions.

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  • Hillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump in New National Poll
Hillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump in New National Poll

Trump receives 40 percent of the vote to Clinton's 39 percent with a margin of error of 4.8 percent. Many of their supporters are apparently driven by dislike of the opposing candidate, meaning that in November they are going to opt for the lesser of two evils.

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  • House gives thumbs up to GMO labeling; bill goes to Obama
House gives thumbs up to GMO labeling; bill goes to Obama

A White House spokeswoman said the administration anticipated signing the bill in its current form. New rules could force companies to use a symbol or print a QR code on the label of their products if they are genetically modified. The bill must now be signed by the president, which likely will happen. "It's not an insignificant achievement...

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