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All you need to know about whooping cough as fatal outbreaks rise – Times of India

Whooping cough is making a comeback in several parts of the world, with deaths reported in China, the Philippines, Czech Republic and the Netherlands, and outbreaks in countries including the US and UK.The infection, whose scientific name is pertussis, is difficult to detect early and can be fatal, especially in children and babies. Thirteen deaths were reported in China in the first two months of 2024, with 32,380 cases…

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New York appeals court rejects Donald Trump’s third request to delay Monday’s hush money trial

Steven Wu, the appellate chief for the Manhattan district attorney’s office, echoed that sentiment at Wednesday’s emergency hearing. He argued that Trump’s lawyers had months to raise immunity and other issues and should not be rewarded with a delay at the eleventh hour. “Staying the trial at this point would be incredibly disruptive,” Wu said. “The court, the people, witnesses have made extraordinary efforts to make sure this trial…

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The Hindu Morning Digest, April 11, 2024

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk speaks the media after meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New York, U.S. | Photo Credit: ANI Q4 GDP growth may throw up a positive surprise at 6.5%-7% India’s GDP growth in the January to March 2024 quarter is likely to turn out to be higher than the 5.9% uptick penned in by the National Statistical Office (NSO), possibly in the range…

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96 shots in 41 secs: Video shows US cops firing at man at traffic stop for ‘not wearing seatbelt’ – Times of India

CHICAGO: Plainclothes Chicago police officers fired nearly 100 gunshots over 41 seconds during a traffic stop that left one man dead and one officer injured, according to graphic video footage a police oversight agency released Tuesday. Five officers from a tactical unit who were in an unmarked police vehicle surrounded an SUV last month driven by Dexter Reed, allegedly for failing to wear a seatbelt.Video shows the 26-year-old black…

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Biden Says He Backs Japan’s Outreach To North Korea And Says He’s Still Open To Talks With Kim – News18

Last Updated: April 11, 2024, 00:30 IST Read all latest and breaking World News on News18.com President Joe Biden said Wednesday that Japan’s attempts to set up a leadertoleader summit with North Korea is “a good thing,” and reiterated his administration’s willingness for its own talks without preconditions. WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden said Wednesday that Japan’s attempts to set up a leader-to-leader summit with North Korea is “a good…

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Biden administration sets first-ever limits on ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

“It’s that accumulation that’s the problem,” said Scott Belcher, a North Carolina State University professor who researches PFAS toxicity. “Even tiny, tiny, tiny amounts each time you take a drink of water over your lifetime is going to keep adding up, leading to the health effects.” PFAS is a broad family of chemical substances, and the new rule sets strict limits on two common types — called PFOA and…

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Exit polls suggest a big win by South Korea’s liberal opposition parties in parliamentary election

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – APRIL 10: Officials from the South Korean Central Election Management Committee and election observers count votes cast of parliamentary election on April 10, 2024 in Seoul, South Korea. The ruling People Power Party (PPP) led by President Yoon Suk-yeol, aims to secure a parliamentary majority and counter opposition efforts to stymie its conservative agenda. Meanwhile, the opposition parties are striving to gain a supermajority, which…

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Taliban supreme leader makes rare public appearance on Eid – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Taliban’s highly private supreme leader made a rare public appearance on Wednesday, leading thousands of worshippers in prayers for Eid al-Fitr, as confirmed by an Afghan government spokesperson. Hibatullah Akhundzada, who took over leadership of the Taliban in 2016 and guided the group back to power following the US troop withdrawal in 2021, has seldom been seen in public. The prayer session in Kandahar’s largest mosque…

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Too busy for politics? South Korea’s young voters on what motivates them

SEOUL: High youth unemployment, feuding politicians and a cost of living crisis: young South Korean voters told AFP what was on their minds as they voted — some for the first time — in elections Wednesday. This election cycle, younger voters were outnumbered by those over 60, official data showed, and at polling booths across the capital Seoul, there were visibly more older voters casting their ballots. AFP spoke…

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India’s Jagjit Pavadia re-elected for a third term to the International Narcotics Control Board

India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ruchira Kamboj (Centre) File phto | Photo Credit: ANI India has been elected to several key bodies at the United Nations, including a significant victory by its nominee Jagjit Pavadia who was re-elected for a third term to the International Narcotics Control Board after garnering the highest number of votes. Mr. Pavadia was re-elected to the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) by…

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Germany denies accusations of aiding ‘genocide’ in Gaza at International Court of Justice – Times of India

BERLIN: In a lawsuit brought before the International Court of Justice by Nicaragua, Germany strongly denied allegations that it was supporting genocide in Gaza by providing Israel with arms, Al Jazeera reported.The International Court of Justice (ICJ) was informed on Tuesday by Tania von Uslar-Gleichen, the legal adviser for the German Foreign Ministry, that Nicaragua’s lawsuit was hurried and based on thin evidence, and that it ought to be…

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AI-operated Fighter Jet Will Fly Air Force Secretary In A Test Of Military’s Future Drone Warplanes – News18

Last Updated: April 10, 2024, 00:00 IST Read all latest and breaking World News on News18.com The Air Force is betting a large part of its future air warfare on a fleet more than 1,000 autonomously operated drones, and later this spring its top civilian leader plans to climb into one of those artificial intelligenceoperated warplanes and let it take him airborne. WASHINGTON: The Air Force is betting a…

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At least 3 dead and 4 missing in an explosion at hydroelectric plant near Bologna

MILAN: An explosion Tuesday at a decades-old hydroelectric plant in northern Italy killed at least three workers and injured five others, a regional fire chief said. At least four other people were missing. The explosion at power company Enel’s Bergi plant south of Bologna during maintenance work collapsed part of the nine-story underground structure, provoked a fire and caused flooding at depths of up to 60 meters (200 feet),…

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Peter Higgs, who proposed existence of Higgs boson particle, has died at 94, university says

British scientist Peter Higgs poses in front of a photographic image of the Atlas detector at the Science Museum in London in 2013. | Photo Credit: Reuters Nobel prize-winning physicist Peter Higgs, who proposed the existence of the Higgs boson particle, has died at age 94, the University of Edinburgh said Tuesday. The university, where Higgs was emeritus professor, said he died Monday “peacefully at home following a short…

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Europe’s top court tells nations to shield people from climate change in case with wide implications – Times of India

STRASBOURG: Europe’s highest human rights court ruled Tuesday that countries must better protect their people from the consequences of climate change, siding with a group of older Swiss women against their government in a landmark ruling that could have implications across the continent. The European Court of Human Rights rejected two other, similar cases on procedural grounds – a high-profile one brought by Portuguese young people and another by…

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List Of World’s ‘Forever Chemical’ Hotspots Released, These Three Nations Have Substantial Deposits – News18

According to a separate study by the US Geological Survey, nearly half of the tap water in the United States is contaminated with forever chemicals that are considered dangerous to human health. (Image: AFP/Representative) Australia, the United States and Europe have emerged as “forever chemicals” hotspots. Dangerous concentrations of long-lingering “forever chemicals” have been found in surface and groundwater worldwide, according to a study released Tuesday that showed Australia,…

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Greek valley that became a lake stirs drought debate

Gracefully rising above a din of croaking frogs as the sun sets, a pelican flies over Lake Karla, one the largest inland expanses of water in Greece. Drained in 1962 to combat malaria and restored again from valley to wetland in 2018 to remedy drought, the lake is now triple its normal size after deadly floods last year. How to deal with the aftermath of the disaster has morphed into…

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We are committed to supporting a two-state solution: India on Israel-Palestine conflict

A file photo of India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ruchira Kamboj | Photo Credit: ANI India has termed the U.N. Security Council resolution that demanded an immediate ceasefire in Gaza for the month of Ramadan a “positive step,” asserting that the humanitarian crisis resulting from the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict is “simply unacceptable.” “We are deeply troubled by the ongoing conflict in Gaza. The humanitarian crisis has deepened…

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