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New portable malaria screening instrument developed

25.05.2018 14:10

More than 216 million people were infected with malaria in 2016, and 445,000 individuals died from the disease. The key to solving this health crisis is early-stage diagnosis when malaria therapeutics are most effective. A new prototype for a portable instrument capable early-stage malaria detection has now been developed.

Tags: EU, ISIS, Rape
From: www.sciencedaily.com

EU data protection law tripping up online business on Day 1

25.05.2018 13:50

Uncertainty over the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation is leading many businesses to simply block traffic from the EU, out of fear they might accidentally violate the rules.

Tags: EU
From: globalnews.ca

Woman mauled by grizzly bear manages to walk 2 miles to safety

25.05.2018 13:24

28 year old Amber Kornak was mauled by a grizzly bear in the Cabinet Mountains of Montana, People Magazine reports. Veuer's Sam Berman has the full story.

Tags: EU, Mountains
From: rssfeeds.usatoday.com

Exclusive: Yulia Skripal - Attempted assassination turned my world upside down

25.05.2018 13:16

Yulia Skripal survived an assassination attempt that UK authorities blame on Russia. "The fact that a nerve agent was used to do this is shocking," Skripal told Reuters in an exclusive statement. "My life has been turned upside down." Yulia and her father Sergei Skripal, a former colonel in Russian military intelligence who betrayed dozens of agents to Britain’s MI6 foreign spy service, were found unconscious on a public bench in the British city of Salisbury on March 4.

Tags: UK, EU, Russia
From: www.yahoo.com

US denies involvement in Syria missile strike which kills 12 

25.05.2018 13:16

A dozen pro-regime fighters were killed in an air strike on Syrian army positions a monitor said Thursday, claiming the attack was carried out by the US-led coalition, but the Pentagon denied the report. State media reported the overnight air raid in an area where both the regime and coalition have been battling holdout jihadists, but said it only caused material damage. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a broad network of sources across Syria, said the strike had hit army positions south of Albu Kamal, a town on the border with Iraq. "At least three vehicles were destroyed by the strike," said Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman. He said the 12 pro-regime fighters killed were not Syrians, but he could not provide more details on their identity. A military source quoted by state news agency SANA said "some of our military positions between Albu Kamal and Hmeimeh were hit this morning in an aggression by American coalition warplanes". A United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation military observer uses binoculars near the border with Syria in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights Credit: BAZ RATNER/Reuters The Pentagon denied the strikes were carried out by the coalition fighting the Islamic State group. "These reports are false, the coalition did not strike any Syrian army positions in eastern Syria," said Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Kone Faulkner. "The coalition's mission is to defeat ISIS (IS) in designated parts of Iraq and Syria, and to set conditions for follow-on stability operations. This mission has not changed." Less than 24 hours after the overnight strikes, missiles targeted a weapons depot belonging to Lebanon's Hezbollah movement at an airbase in the central province of Homs, according to the Observatory. A member of the pro-government forces puts a portrait of the Syrian president on a military weapon Credit:  LOUAI BESHARA/AFP Its director Abdel Rahman said the missiles "would have been fired by Israel". SANA said Syrian air defences had intercepted the missiles in Homs, but reported explosions in the area. Albu Kamal and Hmeimeh lie in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province, where Russian-backed Syrian troops and the US-led coalition have been waging separate offensives against IS. A "de-confliction" line in place along the Euphrates River since last year is meant to keep the two assaults from crashing into each other. Loyalist troops are present west of the river while the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are on the east. A military source from forces allied to Syria's government said the strikes had targeted two regime military positions near a frontline with IS. Syrian security forces enter the town of Rastan in the central Homs province on May 16, 2018 after rebels and their relatives were evacuated Credit:  LOUAI BESHARA/AFP "There are no Iranian or Lebanese fighters among the dead," the source said. Iraqi Shiite militia are also fighting alongside Syrian regime forces in the area. The Observatory said the government was sending reinforcements. It was not immediately clear whether jihadists were active in the area at the time, nor whether the pro-regime casualties may have been accidental. The coalition has carried out several deadly strikes against Syrian government forces and allied fighters in recent months. In February, coalition bombing raids in Deir Ezzor province killed at least 100 regime and allied fighters, including Russian nationals, in retaliation for an attack on SDF positions. And in September 2016, US-led strikes on regime military positions in the east left more than 60 Syrian troops dead. The coalition later said it had mistaken the fighters for IS jihadists. Syria: timeline of British involvement since 2013 The Islamic State group has lost nearly all the territory it once controlled in Syria and Iraq but it still holds some villages in the Euphrates Valley area. On Monday, Syrian troops and allied forces ousted IS from the last districts it held in the capital Damascus. After a fierce month-long battle, an evacuation deal saw the remaining jihadists bussed out of the city towards small pockets of land still held by IS in the Badiya, a vast desert area stretching from central Syria to its eastern border with Iraq. The day after the transfer, IS fighters in the Badiya attacked a nearby government position, leaving more than two dozen Syrian troops and allied fighters dead. The Observatory said the IS fighters responsible were from the group that had just been transferred out of the Yarmuk area in southern Damascus.

N. Korea summit crumbled after China lined up against it

25.05.2018 13:09

President Xi became increasingly anxious about the potential reunification of the Korean Peninsula, with China on the sidelines.

Tags: EU, President
From: www.nbcnews.com

‘Difficult to imagine’ EU SURPRISED by Trump’s car import threat

25.05.2018 12:42

THE European Union has reacted with surprise to Donald Trump’s latest threat as the US announces plans to impose hefty tariffs on European auto imports. Washington’s announcement comes in the wake of another highly controversial decision to impose steep tariffs on imported steel and aluminium to protect US consumers.

From: feedproxy.google.com

Belk Memorial Day Sale: Up to 70% off + coupons + free s&h w/beauty item

25.05.2018 12:16

Belk takes up to 70% off a selection of apparel, shoes, jewelry, and more during its Memorial Day Sale. Plus, take at least an extra $10 off orders of $40 or more via the coupon codes listed on this page. Pad your order with a beauty item (they start around $3) to bag free shipping; otherwise, shipping adds $9.50. (Alternatively, spend $99 or more to receive free shipping.) Some exclusions apply. Deal ends May 28. A couple of best bets:
  • New Directions V-Neck Sleeveless Cover-Up Dress for $19.99 ($26 off)
  • Van Heusen Men's Air Rayon Button-Down Shirt for $21.60 (pictured, $32 off)

Tags: EU, Election, Jewel
From: www.dealnews.com

Iran sets May 31 deadline in scramble to salvage nuclear deal

25.05.2018 12:07

European powers have until May 31 to present Iran with a plan to offset the U.S. pullout from its nuclear deal and Washington's renewed sanctions, a senior Iranian official said, with Tehran "weeks" away from deciding whether to quit the pact.

From: feeds.reuters.com

Europe’s new data laws are a way to push back on Silicon Valley

25.05.2018 12:00

The General Data Protection Regulation might not prove highly effective, but at least it tries to rein in the tech giants and put privacy above profit

From: www.newscientist.com

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