Obesity rising in nations rich and poor, especially in kids

Ashkan Afshin, the paper's lead author and a professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle. "People often assume you need to be really fat to be at risk", said Majeed. These include typ... More..

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Sunday Dearborn crash involving motorcycle kills two
by | Monday, June 12, 2017

Sunday Dearborn crash involving motorcycle kills two

A man in his 50s was killed in a head-on collision in North Austin late Saturday, in the second fatal collision to occur in Travis County over the weekend, authorities said. The crash happened just a few of mil...More..

Britain votes: 6 takeaways from the UK's general election
by | Monday, June 12, 2017

Britain votes: 6 takeaways from the UK's general election

That did not help May, who in her previous role as interior minister for six years had overseen cuts in the number of police officers. With all but one of 650 seats declared, the centre-right party had the mo...More..

Xbox Design Lab Adds New Custom Controller Options
by | Monday, June 12, 2017

Xbox Design Lab Adds New Custom Controller Options

But to date, it's been limited to the USA and Canada. Originally announced at E3 2016 and only available in North America until now, Xbox Design Lab lets users create their own customized Xbox One contr...More..

by | Monday, June 12, 2017

Puerto Rico votes overwhelmingly for statehood

Almost half a million votes were cast for statehood, about 7,600 for free association/independence and almost 6,700 for the current territorial status, according to preliminary results. Becoming the 51st star o...More..

Blockade against Qatar 'hindering' planning for long-term operation
by | Monday, June 12, 2017

Blockade against Qatar 'hindering' planning for long-term operation

During the call, the White House said that Trump "emphasized the importance of all counties in the region working together to prevent the financing of terrorist organizations and stop the promotion of extremi...More..

UK PM May's Brexit plan has not changed, her spokesman says
by | Monday, June 12, 2017

UK PM May's Brexit plan has not changed, her spokesman says

In this situation when British political dynamics is undergoing major changes, May has chose to strike a deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), raising many eyebrows and dividing the pa...More..

by | Monday, June 12, 2017

Kyrie Irving, LeBron James help Cavaliers pull one back vs Warriors

Entering Monday's Game 5, Irving is riding two standout efforts: 78 points and 31-of-56 shooting (.554). "My mindset guarding a guy like Kyrie is make him earn every bucket he gets". The struggles faced by the ...More..

Left condemns Govt. for denying screening of film based on Rohith Vemula
by | Monday, June 12, 2017

Left condemns Govt. for denying screening of film based on Rohith Vemula

The Ministry had on Saturday denied censor exemption to three documentary films, dealing with Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) protests, unrest in Kashmir, and the Rohith Vemula issue. The censor exemption...More..

by | Monday, June 12, 2017

CEO of General Electric stepping down

In addition, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Bornstein was named vice chair and Kieran Murphy was named president and CEO of GE Healthcare to succeed Flannery. In 2013, Flannery was placed in charge of busines...More..

The stars come out at the Tony Awards
by | Monday, June 12, 2017

The stars come out at the Tony Awards

The 71st Tony Awards were held in Radio City Music Hall in NY, with 24 trophies handed out in total. Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Michael Aronov, "Oslo ". What with the teleca...More..

Select list of winners of the 2017 Tony Awards
by | Monday, June 12, 2017

Select list of winners of the 2017 Tony Awards

While Midler had previously won a special Tony Award back in 1974, the legendary actress had never won in an acting category before. " Come From Away " took home one Tony Award on Sunday but the night bel...More..

by | Monday, June 12, 2017

Irving saves his best for when Cavs face Finals elimination

Forty-seven years later, the Seattle SuperSonics did the same thing to the Chicago Bulls - after Michael Jordan and crew grabbed its quick 3-0 series lead, the Sonics fired back twice at home under the 2-3-...More..

Ukraine hails visa-free travel to European Union
by | Monday, June 12, 2017

Ukraine hails visa-free travel to European Union

The visa-free scheme allows Ukrainians with a biometric passport to enter the Schengen area - including some non-EU areas such as Switzerland and Iceland, but not the United Kingdom or Ireland - without a visa ...More..

by | Monday, June 12, 2017

Emmanuel Macron's party wins French parliament elections, France's PM says

Ipsos says that after the second-round runoff elections-which are held next Sunday-En Marche should ultimately take between 390 and 430 seats in the 577-member house, which would give the party the largest Nat...More..

UK leader May strikes tentative deal with Northern Ireland party
by | Monday, June 12, 2017

UK leader May strikes tentative deal with Northern Ireland party

The Sunday newspapers carried reports that Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was set to launch a bid to oust her, although he dismissed them as "tripe", insisting on Twitter: "I´m backing Theresa May". There wa...More..

Paris attacker 'pledged allegiance to IS'
by | Monday, June 12, 2017

Paris attacker 'pledged allegiance to IS'

He said Ikken's friends and family can not believe that he is suspected in the attack, saying: "it's not the person we knew". The attacker was taken to the hospital after being shot in the chest by another of...More..

by | Monday, June 12, 2017

North Korea Kim Jong Un Tests New Land-Sea Missile

Therefore, a show of strength is the best deterrent against North Korea , and must include sending Pyongyang the message that the United States will not hesitate to use every tool in its arsenal against the ...More..

by | Monday, June 12, 2017

Labour election result not good enough, Chris Leslie says

He said it would soon be clear whether disgruntled party members would continue to back May or revoke her leadership "at the end of next week". There's a possibility of voting it down it and we're going to push...More..

Environment Canada issues heat warning for much of southern Ontario
by | Monday, June 12, 2017

Environment Canada issues heat warning for much of southern Ontario

Still, Environment Canada is warning seniors and small children to be particularly aware of the rising temperatures. And in Ottawa, highs are expected to be about the same as those in Toronto, with lows near ...More..

Qatari FM to visit Russia amid Gulf row
by | Monday, June 12, 2017

Qatari FM to visit Russia amid Gulf row

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia , the UAE , Egypt and Bahrain released a joint statement listing 59 entities and individuals, including members of Qatar's royal family, as involved in "terrorist" activities. Tr...More..

by | Sunday, June 11, 2017

Anti-Islamic law, Muslim demonstrators gather in Connecticut

But organizers and protesters said the march was about fighting for human rights. A man collapsed under the piercing midday sun while watching a speech at the anti-Shariah ACT for America rally. ABC News obta...More..

by | Sunday, June 11, 2017

Concerned world leaders in touch with Qatar Foreign Minister, diplomats

The region's airlines are the obvious and immediate victims of the diplomatic breakdown, with Qatar's state airline Qatar Airways being the hardest hit, as it can no longer fly a dozen or more flights to some...More..

by | Sunday, June 11, 2017

Stephen Curry struggles from the field in Game 4

It's hilarious that he just knows/asssumes it was Green who said it. Draymond Green , a player in the league known first second and third for the ferocity with which he plays the game could not match the phy...More..

Qatar tells Gulf residents they are free to stay
by | Sunday, June 11, 2017

Qatar tells Gulf residents they are free to stay

More than a third of the world's liquefied natural gas trade comes from Qatar , making it the world's largest producer and exporter of LNG. Doha has denied the allegations while maintaining that the Saudis a...More..