May 23, 2019

Review Category : People

Guns have killed more Americans in last 50 years than all US wars put together

Guns have killed more Americans in last 50 years than all US wars put togetherMore than 1.5 million US citizens have died as a result of guns in the last 49 years, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Around 1.2 million Americans have been killed in conflicts in US history, NBC reported, citing data from the Department of Veterans Affairs and a database on iCasualties.org. Last week’s mass shooting in Las Vegas left 59 people dead and hundreds injured, after gunman Stephen Paddock fired rounds from modified automatic weapons into a crowds at a music festival.


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Saudi Arabia under King Salman

Saudi Arabia under King SalmanKing Salman has overseen some important changes in Saudi Arabia since he inherited the throne from his elderly half-brother King Abdullah nearly three years ago. As he holds talks in Moscow on the first official visit to Russia by a Saudi king, here is a look back at some of the developments during his reign. On January 23, 2015 Salman accedes to the throne at the age of 79 after the death of Abdullah, aged about 90.


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Don't be fooled: the latest abortion bill is about one thing – hurting women

Don't be fooled: the latest abortion bill is about one thing – hurting womenThere is no scientific basis for the proposed ban on abortions after 20 weeks. On Tuesday, the US House of Representatives passed a ban that would criminalize all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with punishment that would include fines and up to five years in prison. The Majority leader, Kevin McCarthy, said that the goal of the bill was “ending suffering and helping people live”, an ironic sentiment just three days after Republicans let a health program expire that could leave millions of children without insurance and two days after a massacre in Las Vegas that the GOP insists has nothing to do with the shocking availability of guns.


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McDonald’s manager 'offered customers side of cocaine with meals'

McDonald’s manager 'offered customers side of cocaine with meals'A McDonald's manager working the night shift at a restaurant in New York sold cocaine alongside burgers and fries, police allege. Authorities say Frank Guerrero, 26, was arrested after selling $10,900 (£8,200) worth of the drug to an undercover police officer over the course of eight occasions, at a restaurant in the Soundview area of the Bronx. At least two times, it is alleged Mr Guerrero placed the cocaine into a bag containing a cookie, which he then concealed in a larger bag with cheeseburgers, fries and a drink.


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Islamic State driven out of last stronghold in northern Iraq

Islamic State driven out of last stronghold in northern IraqBy Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces announced on Thursday they had captured Islamic State's last stronghold in northern Iraq, leaving the militant group holed up near the Syrian border as its self-proclaimed "caliphate" shrinks further. The town of Hawija and the surrounding areas fell in an offensive by U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops and Iranian-trained and armed Shi'ite paramilitary groups known as Popular Mobilisation. Some fighting took place to the north and east of the town where the militants were surrounded.


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High blood pressure for women in their 40s could be linked to developing dementia

High blood pressure for women in their 40s could be linked to developing dementiaA new US study suggests that for women in their 40s, high blood pressure could be a risk factor linked to developing dementia. Led by Rachel A. Whitmer, PhD, of Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California, the research looked at 7,238 men and women who were part of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California health care system. Around 22 percent of the participants had high blood pressure in their 30s (31 percent of men and 14 percent of women) and around 22 percent also had high blood pressure in their 40s, however by this time the figure for men had decreased to 25 percent, while the number of women had increased to 18 percent.


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