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Depression, Anxiety Tied to Worse Outcomes in Heart Failure Patients

July 8, 2018 11:06 AM

July 8: Heart failure patients who suffer from depression and anxiety are at greater risk of progressive heart disease and other adverse outcomes, according to a new study published in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. In addition, healthy individuals with depression are more likely to develop heart failure.

Transitional justice reform an urgent need in Nepal

July 8, 2018 11:00 AM

GENEVA, July 8: As the Nepal government begins a process of consultations around proposed amendments to the transitional justice mechanisms, two international organizations have called on authorities to take into account concerns of all stakeholders and to ensure that the amendments comply with international human rights standards and international crimes.

Gene therapy method targets damaged kidney cells

July 8, 2018 10:55 AM

CHICAGO, July 8: Research in mice at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that genetic material can be delivered to damaged cells in the kidneys.

Cave rescue effort underway in Thailand; may take days, officials say

July 8, 2018 10:29 AM

THAILAND, July 8: A rescue effort to free 12 youth soccer players and their 25-year-old coach, who have been trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for two weeks, was underway Sunday, according to reports.

Trump administration halts billions in insurance payments under Obamacare

July 8, 2018 08:22 AM

WASHINGTON, July 8: The Trump administration on Saturday halted billions of dollars in payments to health insurers under the Obamacare healthcare law, saying that a recent federal court ruling prevents the money from being disbursed.

Japan's Abe praises Pompeo after Pyongyang's 'gangster-like' accusation

July 8, 2018 08:12 AM

TOKYO, July 8: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe praised on Sunday U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s conduct at denuclearization talks with North Korean officials who accused America’s top diplomat of making “gangster-like” demands.

Thai rescuers prepare to raise sunken tourist boat, 41 confirmed dead

July 8, 2018 07:18 AM

BANGKOK/PHUKET, July 8: Rescuers in Thailand prepared to lift a sunken tourist boat on Sunday and said 15 people are still missing after the craft capsized off the coast of Phuket island, killing at least 41 people.

Thai rescuers evacuate cave area, rescue bid for trapped boys seen imminent

July 8, 2018 07:12 AM

THAM LUANG CAVE, July 8: Thai authorities on Sunday said they plan to evacuate an area around a cave in northern Thailand where a dozen boys and their soccer coach have been trapped so that a “rescue operation” can take place.

Death toll climbs to 54 as heavy rain hammers southern Japan

July 8, 2018 07:06 AM

TOKYO, July 8: Heavy rainfall is hammering southern Japan for the third day, prompting new disaster warnings on Kyushu and Shikoku islands as local media report the death toll has risen to 54 with 44 people missing.

Saudi Arabia's first Couture model to hit Paris catwalk

July 7, 2018 19:12 PM

PARIS. July 7: Ahead of her debut at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, 18-year-old Taleedah Tamer has landed her first international magazine cover for Harper’s Bazaar Arabia’s July/August issue.

Former Pakistan PM sentenced on corruption charges

July 7, 2018 12:51 PM

July 7: Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was sentenced in absentia to 10 years in prison by a corruption court in Islamabad yesterday, lawyers said, dealing a serious blow to his party’s troubled campaign ahead of July 25 elections.

Sacred Games: How India’s first Netflix original came together

July 7, 2018 10:43 AM

July 7: Vikram Chandra’s novel Sacred Games tackles all the big themes: crime, friendship, betrayal, love. Most of all, though, the 900-page book is a story about Mumbai. Sprawling yet focused, there is something cinematic in the writing.

Global Warming may be twice what climate models predict

July 7, 2018 10:25 AM

July 7: Future global warming may eventually be twice as warm as projected by climate models and sea levels may rise six metres or more even if the world meets the 2°C target, according to an international team of researchers from 17 countries.

Once hailed by Nehru for its beauty, ‘India’s Switzerland’ lacks access to power, water, healthcare

July 7, 2018 10:14 AM

In days when even a 12-year-old in an Indian city would be carrying a smartphone and riding to school on a moped, in Baijnath village in UP’s Sonbhadra district, even pregnant women have to be carried to the nearest hospital on cots.

FIFA invites Thai youth soccer team trapped in Thai cave to World Cup finals

July 7, 2018 10:01 AM

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has sent a letter to the head of the Football Association of Thailand with an official invitation to attend the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final Match in Moscow - if the boys are rescued in time.

Russia raises tariffs on US products

July 7, 2018 09:50 AM

MOSCOW, July 7: Russia says it is imposing additional import tariffs on some U.S. products in response to U.S. moves to slap duties on foreign steel and aluminum.

Death toll rises to 54 as Quebec heat wave ends

July 7, 2018 09:36 AM

QUEBEC, July 7: Quebec health officials say there are now at least 54 reported deaths that have been linked to a heat wave that blanketed the province over the last few days.

Pompeo seeks clarity in denuclearization talks with NKorea

July 7, 2018 08:46 AM

NORTH KOREA, July 7: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has opened a second day of talks with senior North Korean officials, with both sides saying they need clarity on the parameters of an agreement to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

One rescuer dead, teams stuck on how to bring out Thailand's trapped boys

July 7, 2018 08:38 AM

THAILAND, July 7: A Thai rescuer died during an operation to save 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped inside a flooded cave complex, the latest setback for a mission fraught with danger as rescue teams brace for more rain that could delay their work.

European Parliament slams UAE for 'destabilizing' Somalia over Qatar crisis

July 6, 2018 18:38 PM

BRUSSELS, July 6: The European Parliament has condemned the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia for cutting financial support to Somalia for its neutrality on a rift between a Saudi-led quartet and Qatar.