• BBC to boost spend on TV and online content for kids
BBC to boost spend on TV and online content for kids

However, this additional funding will deliver a significant increase in BBC Children's online budget, reflecting the increasing share of children's media time spent online and the increasing competition for their attention. Proposals to draw young audiences away from the Silicon Valley firms include multimedia content such as video, live online pro...

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  • Commonly prescribed gastric acid drug may increase death risk, study shows
Commonly prescribed gastric acid drug may increase death risk, study shows

The authors also noted that up to 70 percent of people taking PPI may not need them, especially with links made to increase risks for kidney disease and bacterial infections . Over a follow-period of nearly six years, they examined data on 3,288,092 people to compare users and non-users of PPIs. Medication used to treat heartburn and acid re...

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  • 'Several' feared dead in German bus crash with 17 unaccounted for
'Several' feared dead in German bus crash with 17 unaccounted for

Up to 18 people were first said to be missing, then confirmed dead. The bus carrying German seniors had come from Saxony and rear-ended the truck near the Czech border. Some 200 emergency crews were at the scene and five helicopters whisked the injured to nearby hospitals. Forensic specialists have been called in to help recover and identify the ...

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  • Uproar in J&K Assembly over passage GST Bill
Uproar in J&K Assembly over passage GST Bill

As the assembly was discussing the resolution moved by the government for implementing GST in the state, Mr. Rashid interrupted the MLAs repeatedly demanding resolution of Kashmir issue. However, with such scenes inside and outside the House, it will be a challenge for the PDP-BJP government in the state to get all parties on board for GST.

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  • Arab States Give Qatar Two More Days to Accept Demands
Arab States Give Qatar Two More Days to Accept Demands

The deadline imposed by the Arab states for Qatar to comply with a 13-point demand list was yesterday night. The four countries indicated in their statement that they would study and evaluate Qatar's response before delivering their own reply to Kuwait .

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  • Trump Makes Push On Health Bill; Repeal-Only Vote An Option
Trump Makes Push On Health Bill; Repeal-Only Vote An Option

The president tweeted his message shortly after Sen. In his first Sunday news-show appearance, Marc Short, the White House legislative affairs director, noted that 49 senators had voted in the past for repealing Obamacare with the intention of passing a replacement later, something President Donald Trump suggested in a Twitter posting last week.

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  • Another fiscal year ends with no budget
Another fiscal year ends with no budget

The state of IL has now been without a budget for three years, but a small glimmer of hope was seen when a bipartisan majority passed a $36.5 billion budget plan authored by the Democrats. State lawmakers failed to pass a balanced budget by the midnight deadline. He said legislators will continue work Saturday, according to AP. The House adjourned ...

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  • Jammu and Kashmir govt's consensus push on GST
Jammu and Kashmir govt's consensus push on GST

He said that the existing tax regime had lacunae which allowed the possibility of evasion. The session will be organised to build consensus over the implementation of GST. Jaitley said GST is a collective decision of the nation and every state government has supported it. In an attempt to take the sting out of opposition that the goods and ser...

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  • Alton Sterling's Children Sue Police Department Over Father's Killing
Alton Sterling's Children Sue Police Department Over Father's Killing

Family spokesman Ryan Julison said the lawsuit will be filed by attorneys L. Chris Stewart , Dale Glover, Mike Adams, and Brandon DeCuir. "This is about his children and this is about bringing this community together". Sterling was known as the "CD man" and sold CDs outside of the same convenience store for years. The lawsuit comes a day after...

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  • Charlie Gard's parents given more time before life support is switched off
Charlie Gard's parents given more time before life support is switched off

The debate over Charlie's life is about balancing the moral dilemma of parental rights versus the state's duties to protect the wellbeing of children. Charlie's parents raised over £1.4million in private donations via GoFundme to pay for the treatment and their travel expenses. Richard Gordon QC, who represented Chris and Connie at court, said ...

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  • Dimension Data pilots predictive analytics at Tour de France
Dimension Data pilots predictive analytics at Tour de France

Froome has spoken of the need to create his own opportunities at what is expected to be a fiercely competitive edition of the Tour, and a combative display at the Criterium du Dauphine gave an indication of things to come. Its a big deal for everybody, and I hope it will be a big celebration of cycling across the two days in Germany . But with...

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  • Northern Irish women no longer need to fund their own abortions
Northern Irish women no longer need to fund their own abortions

Women from Northern Ireland now have to pay if they have an abortion in an English hospital. Ian Paisley Jr., a lawmaker from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, told the Commons he believed "this is not a matter for Belfast, this is a matter for NHS England".

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  • European Union imposes £2.1bn fine on Google for market distortion
European Union imposes £2.1bn fine on Google for market distortion

Google has been hit with a record fine of 2.42bn euros ($2.7bn) for breaching European anti-competitions rules. It now has 90 days to stop favouring the service or face penalty payments of up to 5% of the average daily worldwide turnover of Alphabet , its parent company.

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  • Migrants: Italy threatens to block its ports
Migrants: Italy threatens to block its ports

Italy is taking a formal step with the European Commission in relation to the large numbers of asylum seekers landing on its shores, sources told the Italian news agency ANSA . Avramopoulos said, "Italy is right that the situation is untenable", adding that the country's management of the crisis was "exemplary". And even the maverick radical Fiv...

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  • Microneedle patch developed for flu vaccination
Microneedle patch developed for flu vaccination

But not everyone gets it. And the virus is still deadly. Health officials recommend flu vaccines to prevent such infections each year. An easy-to-use flu vaccine patch has successfully passed early human trials, raising the prospect of an end to sometimes painful flu vaccination administered by injection.

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  • 111 people died under California's new right-to-die law
111 people died under California's new right-to-die law

The first report covers the period from the effective date of the law to the end of year (June 9, 2016 - December 31, 2016) and subsequent reports will be for full calendar years. " The state's data show that even during the early months of the law's implementation, the law was working well and terminally ill Californians were able to take comfo...

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  • Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set
Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set

Parts of the ban will come into effect within 72 hours of the Supreme Court ruling yesterday, according to the US State Department . Originally, the ban was meant to be enforced on citizens from Iran , Libya , Somalia , Sudan , Syria and Yemen to prevent them from entering the United States for a period of 90 days from the date of ...

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  • Lindsey Park to host Fourth of July celebration
Lindsey Park to host Fourth of July celebration

Festivities will include a parade, fireworks, and music. The concert will begin at 6 p.m. and the fireworks will be set off after dark. - Pagosa Springs - Celebrate 4th of July: Carnival, parade and more. - Buena Vista - Fourth of July Celebration: All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, activities and fireworks at dusk, Buena Vista; buenavistacolor...

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  • Evacuations ordered for fire on California coast
Evacuations ordered for fire on California coast

SALT LAKE CITY (AP ) - The Latest on a major wildfire burning in Utah and others burning across the U.S. West. Firefighters are bracing for strong winds as they fight a southern Utah wildfire that's forced more than 1,500 people from homes and cabins.

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  • Police remove protesters opposed to ObamaCare repeal from McConnell's office
Police remove protesters opposed to ObamaCare repeal from McConnell's office

Nothing shows the utter cruelty of the Republican plan to destroy health care like the images of patients dragged from their wheelchairs and arrested by Capitol Police, just for protesting this awful bill. Police arrested a number of them, some in wheelchairs. They said that they will release a statement with arrests and charges later...

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