Under siege in eastern Aleppo, 'any kind of day-to-day life is impossible'

Under siege in eastern Aleppo, ‘any kind of day-to-day life is impossible’

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Hockey golden girls make history as bolt triple treble puts him on cloud nine

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Tánaiste condemns latest gangland killing

Tánaiste condemns latest gangland killing

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How quickly did Usain Bolt win his nine Olympic golds?

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Breaking News: Police Standoff west of Scottsbluff

One person was killed and others injured in a horrific one vehicle accident that destroyed a business in Mitchell early this morning. The Nebraska State Patrol said the acc… (LOS ANGELES) — Firefighters battling the Blue Cut wildfire ravaging parts of San Bernardino County east of Los Angeles made significant progress Friday, with the blaze’s con… (GAZIANTEP, Turkey) — Several people are dead and dozens injured after an explosion near a wedding in Gaziantep, Turkey. Gaziantep Governor Ali Yerlikaya told state media the… “It takes 4″ (of rain) to go from R5 to physiological maturity” according to Suat Irmak, University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor of biological systems engineering.   Irmak t… Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Jordan Burroughs (74 kg/163 pounds) went 1-2 in his second appearance in the Men’s Freestyle Wrestling Competition at the Olympic Games on Friday. … (CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Embattled American Olympian swimmer Ryan Lochte returned home to Charlotte, North Carolina, Saturday as fallout from the scandal of a robbery he allegedly… (DIMONDALE, Mich.) — Doubling down on appeals to black voters that have become a mainstay of his stump speech this week, Donald Trump made a bold prediction about his ability… (NEW YORK) — The IFC comedy series Comedy Bang! Bang! will sign off after five seasons. “We’ve had a great run, and I couldn’t be more proud of the show,” creator and co-hos… (BRISBANE, Queensland) — This Australian Uber driver is on a mission — ensuring that young women get home safely, in hopes of preventing possible sexual assaults.Her name is… (NEW YORK) — An airline passenger’s photo has gone viral after she posted a snapshot of a fellow traveler holding the baby she gave birth to while 36,000 feet in the sky.”You… Just as Carrie Underwood is packing for the second leg of her Storyteller tour, she’s also doing a little “Dirty Laundry” too. You should start hearing the… MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Friday’s Games Houston 15, Baltimore 8 Cleveland 3, Toronto 2 Boston 10, Detroit 2 Texas 6, Tampa Bay 2 … View Calendar Add Add to Timely Calendar Add to Google Add to Outlook Add to Apple Calendar Add to other calendar Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark Overman said that authorities continue to use an abundance of caution and patience in a standoff that has lasted for several hours west of Scottsbluff. As of noon, authorities were continuing negotiations in a standoff situation that began before 8 a.m. Saturday approximately four miles west of Scottsbluff in the area of County Road 19 and County Road H. Overman said that man, who is in his mid 60s is believed to be a Vietnam War veteran. He said that the man was outside of the home when Deputies first arrived in the 7 a.m. hour this morning. However, upon arrival, he went back inside and the situation escalated. He said that they have been told that the man, who he said is having some recent emotional issues, is believed to have a grenade or explosive device inside, but they have not been able to positively confirm that. They have confirmed that the man is alone inside the home. Family members are at the scene, and at least one of them was taken closer to the home in an apparent attempt to communicate with the individual. Scottsbluff Rural Firefighters were blocking traffic into the area at Highway 26 and County Road 19. The Scottsbluff Police Department’s bomb robot is on scene, along with the Nebraska State Patrol, and the SWAT Team. Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s deputies were securing the scene as negotiators attempt to bring the standoff to a safe conclusion.
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Irish woman live-tweets journey for abortion in Great Britain

Irish woman live-tweets journey for abortion in Great Britain

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Headed to Miami? Here's What You Need to Know About Zika

Headed to Miami? Here’s What You Need to Know About Zika

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A view of South Point and Fisher Island in Miami Beach. Credit Oscar Hidalgo for The New York Times The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is suggesting that pregnant women and their partners postpone trips to Miami-Dade County after five people, three of them tourists, were diagnosed with Zika that was transmitted from mosquitos in Miami Beach, the second reported area in the United States where transmissions have occurred. At least fourteen people have contracted the virus from mosquitos in Miami’s Wynwood area, prompting the C.D.C to issue its first call for pregnant women to steer clear of a section in Miami. Here is what travelers need to know if they are in Miami or plan to travel there. Is it safe to travel to Miami? In general, yes, said Dr. Stephen Morse, an epidemiology professor at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, although pregnant women or women who wish to become pregnant in the near future may want to avoid visiting. “Miami is definitely a city in a subtropical climate, and it has plenty of mosquitoes year-around so there is always a chance of getting bitten,” he said. Will airlines let you change or cancel your flight? Some carriers will. Delta Air Lines has been dealing with customers who want to make changes or cancel their reservations on flights to areas affected by Zika since February, said Morgan Durrant, a spokesman. “Refunds are and have been available,” he said in an email. “Customers are asked to call and speak to a Delta reservation sales specialist to discuss.” JetBlue is also working with travelers scheduled to fly to Miami. The airline’s policy states: “Customers traveling to/from destinations reported by the C.D.C. to be affected by the Zika virus may qualify for a refund or the option to make changes to their current travel plans to alternate destinations or travel dates.” But American Airlines isn’t offering refunds yet. “Miami Beach is not all of Miami,” said Ross Feinstein, the carrier’s spokesman. Earlier, when the Wynwood cases were diagnosed, Mr. Feinstein also said that there would be no refunds. “The C.D.C. is not telling people not to travel to Miami,” he said. “They are saying that pregnant women should avoid the Wynwood area of Miami so we don’t see the need to offer refunds.” Continue reading the main story Will hotels let you cancel your stay if you paid a non-refundable rate? Right now, it’s too soon to say. Hotels don’t seem to have implemented formal cancellation policies yet. Are hotels in Miami taking any precautions to protect their guests from contracting Zika? Some hotels have ramped up their pest control in the last few weeks and are placing bottles of mosquito repellent in key areas throughout their properties, such as at their pools, for guests to use. Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, a luxury Miami Beach property in Sunny Isles, increased its mosquito protection when Zika hit the Caribbean earlier this year, said Deborah Yager Fleming, its chief executive. “Currently, we have an active, weekly mosquito elimination program in place and have added DEET-based mosquito repellents for guests’ use,” she said. Mandarin Oriental, Miami has implemented additional health and safety standards since Zika hit Miami, according to Alexandra Wensley, a spokeswoman. Also, the hotel is providing guests with mosquito spray at its Peruvian restaurant, La Mar, which has outdoor terraces, as well as at its poolside cafe. Will there be deals out there for travelers who want to visit Miami? The first C.D.C. advisory, about Wynwood, seems to have had little impact on price. Data from STR, a Hendersonville, Tenn.-based analytics company specializing in hotels, shows that a year ago, the average room rate per night at a hotel in the city was a $150; today it’s also $150. But data from Expedia.com suggests that hotels are offering savings on packages, a strong indicator that hotels are giving great discounts, according to its spokeswoman, Sarah Gavin. On Expedia.com, travelers can save 17 percent more on a package since August than they could on package savings June through July; also, travelers can save 27 percent more on packages this August versus last summer. So while there are not necessarily deals, perhaps rates are holding steady when they would otherwise increase. Has hotel occupancy decreased in Miami since Zika was first reported in the city in July? Only marginally, but it’s not because of Zika, said Jan Freitag, a senior vice president at STR. According to STR’s data, for the week ending Aug. 13, hotel occupancy in Miami — a city with around 53,000 hotel rooms — was down 3.6 percent to 76 percent, compared to the same week last year. But there are more hotel rooms in the city than there were a year ago so the decline was likely caused by increased inventory rather than a drop in travelers. “Zika has, thus far, not impacted travel to Miami,” he said. In other words, don’t expect a quieter stay. Continue reading the main story What can we do to minimize the chance of contracting Zika? The single best way to protect yourself is to use mosquito repellent. Each brand has different directions for frequency of application, but Dr. Ian Lipkin, an epidemiology professor at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, recommended doubling that use. If your bottle suggests reapplying every four hours, for example, you should reapply every two hours. “If you’re outside in a warm climate, the repellent will evaporate faster because you’re likely perspiring,” he said. Also, if you’re in a room that doesn’t have air-conditioning, he says that using a window, standing or table fan keeps mosquitoes at bay because the insects don’t have wings strong enough to fly against the current of the fan. What should you do if you’re in Miami and have been bitten by a mosquito? Don’t panic, Dr. Morse said. “There is such a low probability that the mosquito is carrying the virus,” he said. “It’s highly unlikely, at this time, that you’re going get Zika.” How would you know if you’ve contracted Zika? You may have a rash, mild flulike symptoms, a fever, a headache or severe joint pain. These usually appear within a week or 10 days of having been bitten by a mosquito carrying the virus. Only about 20 percent of people infected with the Zika virus become ill, according to the C.D.C. Continue reading the main story The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is suggesting that pregnant women and their partners postpone trips to Miami-Dade County after five people, three of them tourists, were diagnosed with Zika that was transmitted from mosquitos in Miami Beach, the second reported area in the United States where transmissions have occurred. At least fourteen people have contracted the virus from mosquitos in Miami’s Wynwood area, prompting the C.D.C to issue its first call for pregnant women to steer clear of a section in Miami. Here is what travelers need to know if they are in Miami or plan to travel there. In general, yes, said Dr. Stephen Morse, an epidemiology professor at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, although pregnant women or women who wish to become pregnant in the near future may want to avoid visiting. “Miami is definitely a city in a subtropical climate, and it has plenty of mosquitoes year-around so there is always a chance of getting bitten,” he said. Delta Air Lines has been dealing with customers who want to make changes or cancel their reservations on flights to areas affected by Zika since February, said Morgan Durrant, a spokesman. “Refunds are and have been available,” he said in an email. “Customers are asked to call and speak to a Delta reservation sales specialist to discuss.” JetBlue is also working with travelers scheduled to fly to Miami. The airline’s policy states: “Customers traveling to/from destinations reported by the C.D.C. to be affected by the Zika virus may qualify for a refund or the option to make changes to their current travel plans to alternate destinations or travel dates.” But American Airlines isn’t offering refunds yet. “Miami Beach is not all of Miami,” said Ross Feinstein, the carrier’s spokesman. Earlier, when the Wynwood cases were diagnosed, Mr. Feinstein also said that there would be no refunds. “The C.D.C. is not telling people not to travel to Miami,” he said. “They are saying that pregnant women should avoid the Wynwood area of Miami so we don’t see the need to offer refunds.” Right now, it’s too soon to say. Hotels don’t seem to have implemented formal cancellation policies yet. Some hotels have ramped up their pest control in the last few weeks and are placing bottles of mosquito repellent in key areas throughout their properties, such as at their pools, for guests to use. Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, a luxury Miami Beach property in Sunny Isles, increased its mosquito protection when Zika hit the Caribbean earlier this year, said Deborah Yager Fleming, its chief executive. “Currently, we have an active, weekly mosquito elimination program in place and have added DEET-based mosquito repellents for guests’ use,” she said. Mandarin Oriental, Miami has implemented additional health and safety standards since Zika hit Miami, according to Alexandra Wensley, a spokeswoman. Also, the hotel is providing guests with mosquito spray at its Peruvian restaurant, La Mar, which has outdoor terraces, as well as at its poolside cafe. The first C.D.C. advisory, about Wynwood, seems to have had little impact on price. Data from STR, a Hendersonville, Tenn.-based analytics company specializing in hotels, shows that a year ago, the average room rate per night at a hotel in the city was a $150; today it’s also $150. But data from Expedia.com suggests that hotels are offering savings on packages, a strong indicator that hotels are giving great discounts, according to its spokeswoman, Sarah Gavin. On Expedia.com, travelers can save 17 percent more on a package since August than they could on package savings June through July; also, travelers can save 27 percent more on packages this August versus last summer. So while there are not necessarily deals, perhaps rates are holding steady when they would otherwise increase. Only marginally, but it’s not because of Zika, said Jan Freitag, a senior vice president at STR. According to STR’s data, for the week ending Aug. 13, hotel occupancy in Miami — a city with around 53,000 hotel rooms — was down 3.6 percent to 76 percent, compared to the same week last year. But there are more hotel rooms in the city than there were a year ago so the decline was likely caused by increased inventory rather than a drop in travelers. “Zika has, thus far, not impacted travel to Miami,” he said. In other words, don’t expect a quieter stay. The single best way to protect yourself is to use mosquito repellent. Each brand has different directions for frequency of application, but Dr. Ian Lipkin, an epidemiology professor at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, recommended doubling that use. If your bottle suggests reapplying every four hours, for example, you should reapply every two hours. “If you’re outside in a warm climate, the repellent will evaporate faster because you’re likely perspiring,” he said. Also, if you’re in a room that doesn’t have air-conditioning, he says that using a window, standing or table fan keeps mosquitoes at bay because the insects don’t have wings strong enough to fly against the current of the fan. Don’t panic, Dr. Morse said. “There is such a low probability that the mosquito is carrying the virus,” he said. “It’s highly unlikely, at this time, that you’re going get Zika.” You may have a rash, mild flulike symptoms, a fever, a headache or severe joint pain. These usually appear within a week or 10 days of having been bitten by a mosquito carrying the virus. Only about 20 percent of people infected with the Zika virus become ill, according to the C.D.C. Photo Libreria Books, opened in February as a Wi-Fi- and coffee-free zone. Credit Andy Haslam …
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Hate Cleric Anjem Choudary’s Followers Still Posting Online Videos

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News roundup – Friday, 19 August

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Somerset weather for Saturday -Severe warning issued

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It looks Ok this morning, but it is very much the calm before the storm. The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning forecasting a spell of unseasonably strong southwesterly winds, accompanied by heavy, blustery showers, is expected to reach the …
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[flash news] JANG KEUN SUK x BIGB ROTHER ‘TEAM H PARTY 2016′ will be held in October

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Viewpoint: Is bloodied Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh just another image?

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Olympics overnight (Friday): Jade Jones is early-morning gold heroine

Olympics overnight (Friday): Jade Jones is early-morning gold heroine

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News Anchors Mad as Hell in ‘Network’ and Suicidal in ‘Kate Plays Christine’

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Paul Manafort resigns from Trump campaign

Paul Manafort resigns from Trump campaign

Donald Trump’s outspoken campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, resigned Friday — days afte…
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Saudi-led coalition says it regrets MSF decision to evacuate staff from Yemen

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Judge orders Clinton to answer written answers to questions on private email use

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Trump says he regrets remarks that 'caused personal pain'

Trump says he regrets remarks that ’caused personal pain’

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Thomas Cholmondeley, Scion Implicated in Deaths of 2 Kenyans, Dies at 48

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#BREAKING: Trump’s Campaign Chairman, Paul Manafort Resigns

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FLASH NEWS: மாவட்ட மாறுதல் கலந்தாய்வு பதிவு மூப்பு …

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Justin Bieber QUITS INSTAGRAM Breaking News

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BREAKING NEWS: Trump's most senior campaign aide QUITS after series of allegations about …

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40 Orthodox Clergy Condemn Donald Trump’s ‘Hateful Rhetoric’

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‘The Flash’ Casts Actress Ashley Rickards in Gender-Bending Role

“The Flash” will introduce a new member of The Rogues, but with a twist. The character was originally a male in the comic books, but he will be reinvented as a woman on the show. “Awkward” actress Ashley Rickards is tapped to play the gender-bending role. She will play Rosalind “Rosa” Dillon who is later known as The Top in the fourth episode of season 3. Just like in the comics, the evil character possesses the power to make people’s heads spin. She is described as the Bonnie to Mirror Master (Grey Damon)’s Clyde. The episode will also see the return of Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold. “It’s kind of the origin of Mirror Master…We’re really excited,” executive producers Aaron & Todd Helbing told E! News. “It’s the origin story of him, but it’s this struggle between Mirror Master and Captain Cold and you get to see who comes out on top.” U.S.Box Office Now Playing Coming Soon Trailers & Clips Stills & Pictures Reviews & Critics DVD

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