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Animals evacuated to Turkey from 'neglected' Syria zoo

Pharma news - July 28, 2017 - 3:26pm

An international animal welfare charity was on Friday completing the evacuation of a dozen animals stranded in a neglected zoo in the conflict-torn Aleppo province of northern Syria. The Four Paws group was seeking to move two lions and two domestic dogs from the "Magic World" zoo and amusement park in Syria over the border into Turkey and then to an animal protection centre in the north of the country, a spokesman for the charity told AFP. The convoy with the animals crossed the Syria-Turkey border late Friday and was now on their way to the animal protection facility in Karacabey, outside the northwestern Turkish city of Bursa, said spokesman Martin Bauer.


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Occupational pesticide and herbicide exposure tied to lung disease

Reuters Health News - July 28, 2017 - 3:25pm
(Reuters Health) - Workers exposed to pesticides and herbicides on the job may be more likely than other people to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchitis and other breathing problems, an Australian study suggests.
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MS-13: a ruthless Latino gang that preys on its own

Pharma news - July 28, 2017 - 3:17pm

The ultra-violent Latino street gang MS-13, which President Trump vowed to wipe out in a speech in suburban New York on Friday, is estimated to have some 10,000 members in the United States. Each of these units is loyal to the broader gang but has its own leader and functions differently, says Hector Silva of Insight Crime, a Washington-based center that studies organized crime in Latin America. Many were born in the United States.


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Husband of Woman Murdered on Cruise Ship Weeps in Court as He's Charged With Murder

Pharma news - July 28, 2017 - 3:14pm

After the murder, one of the couple's daughters was heard saying, "I knew my dad would do this."


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Brand new Ford cars found packed with marijuana… again

Pharma news - July 28, 2017 - 3:04pm

If you're in the market for a new vehicle you have a seemingly endless number of cars, trucks, SUVs, and crossovers to choose from. If you fancy a shiny new ride that has been used in a drug smuggling operation, hauling hundreds of pounds of marijuana across the border from Mexico into the United States, you're options are a bit more limited, but Ford has you covered. In the latest episode of what is becoming a troubling-but-hilarious trend for the automotive brand, Ford rail cars packed with new vehicles headed into the US were found to be full of pot — 277 pounds of it, to be exact.

The marijuana was discovered by Ford employees who alerted US customs officials, but the company insists that it can't figure out where the weed came from or who loaded it into their new car shipment. "We are taking this very seriously," Ford said in a statement. "We are working closely with a number of law enforcement agencies on this investigation, including the FBI, Customs, Department of Homeland Security and local police. We cannot comment further as this is an active investigation.”

What's particularly funny about all of this is that it's not even close to being the first time Ford has had to deal with pot-packed vehicles. Not even two weeks ago, a full $1 million worth of marijuana was discovered inside of new Ford Fusion cars bound for Ohio from Mexico, and earlier this year a whopping $1.4 million worth of pot was found in the spare tire compartment of new Ford Fusions also coming from Mexico.

Ford maintains that the pot isn't being packed into their cars at its manufacturing locations or the shipping yards where the vehicles are loaded for transport, suggesting that the shipments are stopping along the way and being crammed full of weed at some other location. Whatever the case, the smuggling operation has to be rather huge if the smugglers can regularly lose millions of dollars worth of pot and still feel confident in repeatedly sending more of it in Ford's new vehicles.


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Charlie Gard, Baby Taken Off Life Support Against Parents' Wishes, Dies in Hospice Care

Pharma news - July 28, 2017 - 3:02pm

"Our beautiful little boy has gone; we are so proud of you Charlie," his mother, Connie Yates, said in a statement.


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Russia orders out U.S. diplomats in sanctions retaliation

Pharma news - July 28, 2017 - 2:57pm

By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Friday ordered the United States to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff in retaliation for a new round of U.S. sanctions, and said it was seizing two U.S. diplomatic properties. Moscow's decision, which had echoes of the Cold War, was announced by the Foreign Ministry a day after the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved new sanctions on Russia.


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President Trump Tells Police Officers Not To Be 'Too Nice' With Suspects

Pharma news - July 28, 2017 - 2:51pm

While police departments are under pressure to clamp down on violence


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Trump, vowing gang crackdown, urges cops ‘don’t be too nice’

Pharma news - July 28, 2017 - 2:36pm

In a speech about the violent MS-13 gang, President Trump encouraged police officers not to be “too nice” with “thugs” when putting them in the back of police vans.


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Moon Found Orbiting Exoplanet For First Time Ever

Pharma news - July 28, 2017 - 2:04pm

Scientists might have found the first exomoon — a moon orbiting a planet outside our solar system.


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Trump gets applauded for supporting police brutality

Pharma news - July 28, 2017 - 2:03pm

While giving a speech about the MS-13 gang in Long Island, New York, President Trump encouraged police officers to rough up suspects once they’re arrested.


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Doctors frustrated that electronic records steal time from patients

Reuters Health News - July 28, 2017 - 2:00pm
(Reuters Health) - Dr. Rebekah Gardner has to make a choice each time she sees a patient in her Rhode Island office: she can scroll computer screens and click boxes, or she can focus on the patient and take home the computer work.
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