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LAST_UPDATEFri, 12 Feb 2016 5pm

Study In Brazil Links Zika Virus To Eye Damage In Babies

The most common ocular abnormalities in infants infected with the Zika virus were black speckled lesions in the back of the eye and retinal damage. Credit American Medical Association

Infants infected with the Zika virus may be born not only with unusually small heads, but also with eye abnormalities that threaten vision, researchers reported on Tuesday in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology.

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Another Skin Cancer For Actor Hugh Jackman

Actor Hugh Jackman has revealed yet another bout with skin cancer, warning fans to wear sunscreen to keep the common disease at bay.

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A New Drug That Could Save The US Billions Of Dollars Just Got One Step Closer To Approval

 An FDA advisory committee just gave a critical recommendation for a version of Remicade, a drug used to treat autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

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US Election 2016: New Hampshire Polls Close In Key Primary

Pic: BBCPolls have closed in the New Hampshire primary, where voters are selecting Republican and Democratic candidates for the US presidential race.

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College President Under Fire After Reportedly Calling Struggling Students ‘Bunnies’ That Had To Be ‘Drowned’

At a Catholic university Maryland, there’s a controversy brewing about the firing of two faculty members who appear to have crossed the president, Inside Higher Ed reports.

The firings came after the president of Mount St. Mary’s University, Simon Newman, reportedly suggested to a small group of faculty members that struggling students were “bunnies” that must be “drowned.”

 The Mountain Echo, the student-run newspaper, ran an unflattering email exchange between Newman and Provost David Rehm in January as well as Newman’s reported “bunnies” comment.

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‘Friends’ Star Matt LeBlanc Has Been Announced As The New Co-Presenter Of Top Gear

 Matt LeBlanc will be joining Chris Evans as co-presenter of ‘Top Gear,’ it has been announced.

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French Lawmakers Vote In Favour Of Law To Strip Convicted Terrorists Of Nationality

PARIS: Lawmakers in France's Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday (Feb 9) voted through a highly controversial proposal to amend the Constitution to strip people convicted of terrorist offences of their French nationality.

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Ex-Bodyguard Testifies About Lewd Messages Sent To Paltrow

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2015 file photo, Gwyneth Paltrow attends LACMA 2015 Art+Film Gala at LACMA in Los Angeles. Opening statements have begun in the trial of a man accused of stalking Gwyneth Paltrow. A prosecutor says Dante Soiu has stalked Paltrow for 17 years and sent her 66 letters between 2009 and 2015. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, FIle)LOS ANGELES: A jury hearing a case against an Ohio man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow heard testimony Tuesday about pornographic messages and sex toys he sent her earlier in her career.

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North Korea Satellite In Stable Orbit - U.S. Official

WASHINGTON: A satellite launched by North Korea at the weekend has now stabilized in its orbit around the Earth in a step forward from a satellite launch in 2012, a U.S. official and a second source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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Nuns Who Help Homeless Face Eviction In Costly San Francisco

Sister Mary Valerie, center, hands out bags of popcorn at the Fraternite Notre Dame Mary of Nazareth Soup Kitchen in San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. San Francisco nuns who serve the homeless are in danger of getting kicked out of their home after a rent hike of more than 50 percent. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO: Sister Mary Benedicte wants to focus on feeding the hungry lined up outside a soup kitchen in a gritty part of San Francisco.

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