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Texas faces first case of Zika transmitted by local mosquitoes, officials say

State becomes second, after Florida, to see local mosquitoes spreading virus but officials knew it was only a matter of time, says health commissioner Health officials have announced the first case of Zika arriving in Miami, Florida. Zika can cause severe birth defects in pregnant women infected with the disease. We knew it was only […]

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The most important meal of the day? How bacon lobbyists and religion created breakfast as we know it

Weve tied all sorts of ills to a failure to sit down to a hearty breakfast. But research and history show that skipping our granola bowl does not, in fact, harm our health Until very recently, common wisdom held that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. Weve anecdotally tied all sorts of […]

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Swap driving licence for cheap noodles, Japan urges older motorists

Country tries to fight worrying rise in accidents caused by over-75s by offering discounts on ramen if they give up driving Police in Japans rapidly ageing population, an estimated 17 million Japanese aged 65 or over hold drivers licences. Of those, 4.8 million are over 75 compared with 2.4 million in 2005. Many accidents involve […]

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Ral Castro: where will Fidel’s brother and successor take Cuba next?

The 85-year-old has steered Cuba through stormy waters since taking over from Fidel, but his death and Trumps presidency will test him as never before Ral Castro has spent most of his life in his brothers shadow, but he has proved a more than capable successor as Cuban president. A cautious pragmatist to Fidels charismatic […]

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World’s oldest person: last living human born in 1800s prepares to turn 117

Italian Emma Morano, whose life spans three centuries, says her secret to longevity is not eating much because I have no teeth Emma Morano, the last known person alive who was born in the 19th century, is preparing to celebrate her 117th birthday. Born on 29 November 1899, she is the worlds oldest living person […]

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Davis Cup: Del Potro leads fightback as Argentina defeats Croatia

(CNN)Only two teams in Davis Cup World Group history have come back from a 1-2 deficit to win tennis’ most coveted team prize — on Sunday, Argentina became the third. The South Americans claimed their first-ever Davis Cup title in dramatic fashion against Croatia winning both singles rubbers on the final day in Zagreb.

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Dear Clinton supporters: Recount won’t matter

(CNN)News that Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has requested a recount in Wisconsin, and will likely do the same in Michigan and Pennsylvania, has raised faint hopes among Hillary Clinton supporters that somehow Donald Trump will not become the next president of the United States. Now that Clinton’s campaign has said it will participate […]

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Environmentalist praises Obama’s climate legacy

(CNN)Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer praised President Obama Sunday, calling the Paris climate agreement one of his “signature achievements” in office. In an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, Steyer, who has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on climate change activism, commended what he called Obama’s “moral, intellectual and economic leadership” in helping to ratify the […]

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Injured ‘Punkin Chunkin’ producer disappointed show is off, faces long recovery

(CNN)Suzanne Dakessian’s memory of the explosion is hazy. She ran as a large metal plate flew toward where she and other TV crew members were standing. For a split second, she turned to see where the debris might land. That’s when the plate struck her head. “There’s a piece of bone missing from my head […]

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What it’s like to live in a monastery

(CNN)When Ashley Bourne was younger, he saw cloaked figures disappearing behind doors — doors no outsiders were allowed to enter — at a Cistercian monastery on the coast of Wales. Ever since Bourne saw those monks, he became curious about the monastic way of life. “It really struck my imagination,” the photographer said, adding that […]

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