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Museveni signs bill removing Uganda presidential age limits

Pharma news - January 1, 2018 - 7:56pm

Uganda's Yoweri Museveni has signed into law a bill removing presidential age limits, a spokesman said Tuesday, clearing the way for the 73-year-old's expected sixth run at the presidency in 2021. The controversial constitutional amendment removes the age limit of 75 years imposed on presidential candidates and was pushed through by ruling party MPs last month. It was signed by Museveni on December 27 but not publicly acknowledged until now.

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The Latest: California girl killed in bus crash, 12 injured

Pharma news - January 1, 2018 - 7:55pm

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a fatal bus crash in rural Utah (all times local):

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James Comey Expresses Hope For 'More Ethical Leadership' In 2018

Pharma news - January 1, 2018 - 7:39pm

In what appears to be a not-so-subtle dig at President Donald Trump, ousted FBI Director James Comey tweeted Sunday that he hoped the new year would bring “more ethical leadership focused on the truth and lasting values.”

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North Korea's Kim 'open to dialogue' with South Korea, will only use nukes if threatened

Pharma news - January 1, 2018 - 6:16pm

By Heekyong Yang and Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) - Kim Jong Un warned the United States on Monday he had a "nuclear button" on his desk ready for use if North Korea was threatened, but offered an olive branch to South Korea, saying he was "open to dialogue" with Seoul. After a year dominated by fiery rhetoric and escalating tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program, the North Korean leader used his televised New Year's Day speech to declare his country "a peace-loving and responsible nuclear power" and call for lower military tensions and improved ties with the South.

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2018 Is Already Off To A Violent Start

Pharma news - January 1, 2018 - 5:54pm

The cycle of violence in began anew Monday as millions of merrymakers around the country welcomed 2018.

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Iranian protesters attack police stations, raise stakes in unrest

Pharma news - January 1, 2018 - 5:51pm

By Michael Georgy DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian protesters attacked police stations late into the night on Monday, news agency and social media reports said, as security forces struggled to contain the boldest challenge to the clerical leadership since unrest in 2009. Videos on social media showed an intense clash in the central town of Qahderijan between security forces and protesters who were trying to occupy a police station, which was partially set ablaze. There were unconfirmed reports of several casualties among demonstrators.

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Welsh gold mine behind three generations of royal wedding rings to reopen after 20 years

Pharma news - January 1, 2018 - 5:35pm

The Welsh mine that produced the gold for three generations of royal wedding rings is to reopen after nearly 20 years. The wedding bands of the Queen Mother, the Queen, Princess Margaret, the Princess Royal and Diana, Princess of Wales were made from the same nugget drawn from the Clogau St David’s mine at Bontddu in North Wales. Mining ceased in 1998, as diminishing quantities of gold were being found. But Clogau has now been identified as a mine with “expansion potential”, and the possibility that there are unworked veins to be discovered. Alba Mineral Resources, which has taken a 49 per cent stake in Clogau’s owners, Gold Mines of Wales Limited, will reopen the mine later this year. “The opportunity presented by this project is pretty unique - high grade gold in the heart of the United Kingdom, and the fact that Welsh gold attracts a significant premium,” said George Frangeskides, Alba executive chairman. “The historic connections of Welsh gold with the heritage of the United Kingdom and the potential for finding more gold in the vastly under-explored exploration ground make a strong case for investment.” Edward Edwards, of Bontddu, Merrioneth, Wales, at the overgrown pit head of Clogau St David's gold mine in 1966 Credit: PA Archive/PA Images A review of geological, geochemical and geophysical data from the area suggests there is plenty more gold to be found. The focus “will be on bringing the Clogau Gold Mine back into production and also making a push into the regional exploration of the wider area”. Welsh gold fetches up to five times the gold spot price. North Wales has produced around 131,000oz of gold since the early 1800s, with 81,000oz of that from Clogau. The royal connection was forged in 1911, at the investiture of the Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII). The coronet, rod, ring and sword incorporated pure Welsh gold from Clogau. A gold wedding ring became fashionable when the Queen Mother chose it for her nuptials in 1923. It has since become a royal tradition, followed by the Duchess of Cambridge when she wed in 2011 using gold given to Prince William by the Queen shortly after the couple became engaged. Meghan Markle is expected to choose gold when she marries Prince Harry in May, sparking a new gold rush.

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Colorado gunman who killed police officer was Iraq veteran who posted anti-police rants online

Pharma news - January 1, 2018 - 5:09pm

A gunman who shot at police officers in Colorado, killing one and wounding four others as they responded to a call, was a US army veteran who had served in Iraq. Matthew Riehl, 37, is thought to have posted online rants railing at local law enforcement in the weeks before the deadly “ambush-style” attack. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said deputies wounded in a volley of gunfire had fought to save their slain colleague but were forced to give up and crawl to safety.

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13-Year-Old Girl Killed and 11 Others Injured in Bus Crash

Pharma news - January 1, 2018 - 4:57pm

A Greyhound bus careened from a highway and plunged into a deep wash

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New Year car torching, arrests up in France

Pharma news - January 1, 2018 - 4:53pm

France saw a jump in arrests on New Year's Eve as well as an increase in the number of cars torched by vandals, a ritual among revellers in the country's high-rise suburbs. Violence also marred celebrations in the Paris suburb of Champigny-sur-Marne, where two police officers were attacked by a large group of people at a party. French President Emmanuel Macron took to Twitter to denounce the "cowardly and criminal lynching of police officers doing their duty" and warned that the culprits would be "found and arrested".

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Bernie Sanders Holds Up New York City Mayor As Model For The Trump Opposition

Pharma news - January 1, 2018 - 4:19pm

NEW YORK ― At a ceremony to swear in New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for his second term, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) held up his hometown as a bastion of progress and a template for what Americans should strive for in the face of the Trump administration’s policies.

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Pence's office says VP visit to Israel remains in plans

Pharma news - January 1, 2018 - 3:46pm

JERUSALEM (AP) — Mike Pence's office on Monday said the U.S. vice president still plans on visiting Israel this month, despite an apparent delay in the schedule.

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Hollywood Heroines Launch Initiative To Fight Sexual Harassment And Inequality

Pharma news - January 1, 2018 - 3:36pm

Some of the entertainment industry’s most powerful women are teaming up to combat sexual harassment and inequality in Hollywood and workplaces nationwide. Over 300 women who work in television, film and theater launched a far-reaching campaign Monday that includes the creation of a legal defense fund to help less-privileged women come forward about sexual misconduct they’ve experienced. The Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, backed by $13 million in donations from over 200 donors, is spearheaded by high-profile attorneys Roberta Kaplan and Tina Tchen, who previously worked as former first lady Michelle Obama’s chief of staff.

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Three big US cities saw homicides decline last year

Pharma news - January 1, 2018 - 3:26pm

New York, Chicago and Washington all experienced significant declines in homicides in 2017, though the murder rate rose in Baltimore, Maryland amid drug problems and lingering racial tensions. The homicide decline was dramatic in New York, which experienced 2,245 killings as recently as 1990 but just 286 in 2017 as of December 27, according to the New York Times. Chicago, which in 2016 suffered through its deadliest year in two decades with 754 killings, saw its murder total drop last year to 650, the largest year-to-year decline since 2004, the Chicago Tribune reported.

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Hawaiian Airlines Flight Takes Off In 2018, Lands In 2017

Pharma news - January 1, 2018 - 2:44pm

It’s plane crazy: A flight that took off in 2018 ended up landing in 2017.

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Chicago sees drop in homicides, shootings in 2017

Pharma news - January 1, 2018 - 2:38pm

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago ended 2017 with fewer homicides than the year before, but gang violence in the city's most dangerous neighborhoods kept the total number of killings above the 600 mark for only the second time in more than a decade.

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Bride's Water Breaks During Wedding Reception: 'We Hadn't Even Cut The Cake Yet'

Pharma news - January 1, 2018 - 2:20pm

Baby Jasmine was born nearly a month early.

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Colorado Gunman Identified as Iraq Veteran with Grudge Against Local Sheriff

Pharma news - January 1, 2018 - 2:05pm

Slain Colorado deputy identified as father of two who'd only been on the job seven months.

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Months Before Fatal Shooting of Deputy, University Had Warned Students About Suspect

Pharma news - January 1, 2018 - 1:47pm

A man fatally shot after reportedly firing on deputies in suburban Denver was the subject of a warning to University of Wyoming students

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