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US -backed Kurdish-dominated militia the Syrian Democratic Forces wrested control over the al-Omar oil field in eastern Syria from the Islamic State, a spokeswoman for the group told Reuters. The government lost the al-Omar field to other insurgents in 2013. The Observatory said parts of the town remain contested. "It was unclear how the Syrian regime, backed by Russia, Iran, and Shiite militias, would respond to the seizure of the oil field", Deutsche Welle writes rather delicately, given ...
  • Diwali weekend spreads sunshine at Indian box office

    Diwali weekend spreads sunshine at Indian box office

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    The movie is doing well at the box-office too as it has garnered a total of Rs 31.31 crore at the box office in its first weekend. The leading trade analyst Taran Adarsh said that Secret Superstar is generating good business at main metro cities and multiplexes.
  • Patients told: Don't ask for antibiotics

    Patients told: Don't ask for antibiotics

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    Antibiotics do not work on common conditions, such as colds and flu. Severe infections such as pneumonia, sepsis, bacterial meningitis, tuberculosis, salmonella and whooping cough are caused by bacteria and fought with antibiotics. "Antibiotic resistance is a problem that will affect every one of us, so we all have a role to play". Meanwhile in the United Kingdom, the Government is rolling out an awareness-raising a campaign with the jingle: "Antibiotics, we're wonderful pills/ but don't ...
  • Sam Smith: Why I love a kitten heel

    Sam Smith: Why I love a kitten heel

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    British singer-songwriter Sam Smith has opened up on his thoughts on gender identity in a new interview, revealing that he doesn't specifically identify as a cis man. However, the Oscar-winning singer has clarified that he has no boyfriend. He also added that he has become comfortable with himself and would like other people to realize that there is no issue in coming out.
  • NBN CEO issues profit warning

    NBN CEO issues profit warning

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    If it is passed into law, the Government's proposed broadband levy legislation will see fixed-line broadband service providers slapped with an additional charge to help cover the operating costs of the NBN fixed wireless and satellite services.
  • A major celebrity has quit the Church of Scientology after 40 years

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    While it's unclear exactly when Presley joined the Church, it's rumored to have been decades ago, shortly after Elvis' death in 1977. Dishing further details on Priscilla's departure from the Church , the source claimed that the decision involved their only daughter Lisa Marie Presley , who reportedly quit Scientology in 2014.
  • South Korean Ji fires 65 to win Taiwan Championship

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    With blustering winds impacting the golfers all day at the Miramar Resort and Country Club, Ji managed to play steady. In the final round, she headed into the course with a six-shot lead, but her score dropped throughout the day. And up until the Swinging Skirts event, Ji only had two top-10 finishes this season, at the Texas Shootout in April and the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship in June.
  • Talc powder-cancer link: $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson reversed

    Talc powder-cancer link: $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson reversed

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    Nelson added that there was misconduct of the jury in the August trial. Juries and judges award punitive (punishment) damages in cases where they want to send a message to companies and other defendants about wrongdoing. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is part of the World Health Organization, has conducted studies on baby powder and found it to be "possibly carcinogenic to humans".
  • Virat Kohli And Anushka Sharma Seems All Lovey-Dovey In This TVC

    Virat Kohli And Anushka Sharma Seems All Lovey-Dovey In This TVC

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    The video is from a wedding set where both re-play the bride and groom's wedding vows and their undeniable chemistry justifies their title of the "much-loved" couple. This isn't the first time that Virat and Anushka have come together in an ad. She promises to keep all of his secret password protected while he promised to watch all the season finale of any show with her.
  • Thousands take to City Island for walk against breast cancer

    Thousands take to City Island for walk against breast cancer

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    Speaking in an interview, President of Breast Care International, and CEO of Peace and Love Hospitals, Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai, said, "The annual BCI Ghana Walk for the Cure has assumed a national character, attracting people from every strata of society, affirming that our awareness creation program has been embraced by all".
  • Tom Price's wife wonders if HIV patients should be quarantined

    Tom Price's wife wonders if HIV patients should be quarantined

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    Her legislative biography says she worked as an anesthesiologist for more than two decades, served on the boards of the Medical Association of Atlanta and the Medical Association of Georgia and is a past president of the American Medical Women's Association in Atlanta.
  • Aamir Khan refused Rajinikanth's role in 2.0: Here's why

    Aamir Khan refused Rajinikanth's role in 2.0: Here's why

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    Apart from the lead actors, Rajinikanth , Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson, the star studded event will also be attended by film's music composer and Oscar award victor AR Rahman. "Mere se emotionally nahi ho raha tha.( I couldn't do it on an emotional level) (Emotionally, when I used to think of the film, think of the scene, Rajini sir used to come in my head)".
  • CBI to reopen Bofors case, seeks govt's permission

    CBI to reopen Bofors case, seeks govt's permission

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    The Central Bureau of Investigation ( CBI ) has sought permission of the Central Government to file a petition in the Supreme Court in order to reopen the Bofors case , 12 years after the Delhi High Court acquitted the Hinduja brothers pertaining to the pay-off scandal in the aforementioned event.
  • Cassandra Sainsbury 'reaches plea deal' in Colombia over cocaine charges

    Cassandra Sainsbury 'reaches plea deal' in Colombia over cocaine charges

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    A Bogota court on Friday heard both the defence and prosecution agree to the terms of the deal, with a judge retiring to consider it, and expected to announce a decision on November 1. Ms Sainsbury, originally from Adelaide, has been held in Bogota's El Buen Pastor women's prison since her arrest. He said consular officials and her mother Lisa Evans were present throughout the hearing.
  • Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) Broker Price Targets For The Coming Week

    Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) Broker Price Targets For The Coming Week

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    Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited owns 1,900 shares. It is down 40.03% since October 20, 2016 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 30.29% the S&P500. Twin Capital Management Inc decreased Deere & Co Com (DE) stake by 16.04% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. It also increased its holding in Mc Donalds Corp (NYSE:MCD) by 20,366 shares in the quarter, for a total of 47,411 shares, and has risen its stake in Dominion Resources Va (NYSE:D).
  • Twitter Helps A Fan Suffering From Cancer Meet Shah Rukh Khan

    Twitter Helps A Fan Suffering From Cancer Meet Shah Rukh Khan

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    With many Diwali parties in the last few days, people have got much inside scoop on their favourite actors. It is none other than Shah Rukh Khan on whom the peppy number has been picturised. The trio posed for a selfie where Ranbir lovingly planted a kiss on Karisma's cheek and she pouted for the photo . From celebrating birthdays, wedding anniversaries and festivals together, this family has all the eyes set on them when it comes to celebrating the love of family.
  • Missing Pak journalist pursuing case of Indian engineer recovered after two years

    Missing Pak journalist pursuing case of Indian engineer recovered after two years

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    He said that some non-state actors and enemy agencies had kidnapped her and she was recovered from them. However, no statement has yet been received regarding the recovery of Zeenat Shahzadi from herself or her family. Through social media she managed to get in touch with Fauzia Ansari, the mother of Hamid Ansari, an Indian national who had gone missing in Pakistan .
  • Eqis Capital Management Inc. Has $535000 Stake in Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP)

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    T Mobile Us Inc (Call) now has $50.43 billion valuation. PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP ) has risen 12.20% since October 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.71% the S&P500. Fieldpoint Private Advisors, a New York-based fund reported 125 shares. Advisory stated it has 3,531 shares. Rockefeller Fincl Svcs Inc owns 111,238 shares or 0.26% of their USA portfolio.