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LAST_UPDATEFri, 27 Oct 2017 9am

This University Course Requires Students To Lose Weight To Pass

Most of us work out to get healthier, to look better, or even to fit better into some new clothes we just bought. But have you heard anyone saying "I had to lose weight to pass my class in university"?

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Glaciers Cause Damage To Annapurna Base Camp In Nepal

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KATHMANDU - If the devastation continues, the future generation will not be able to stand on the base camp and spend time

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Searchers Pick Through Burned-Out California Homes For Bodies

Pic: ReutersSANTA ROSA, CALIF.: Search-and-rescue teams combed through gutted homes across California’s celebrated wine country on Monday, looking for the charred bodies of those killed in the state’s deadliest wildfires, as survivors slowly began returning home.

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Firm Behind Trump Dossier Declines To Respond To House Panel's Subpoena

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: The U.S. political research firm that commissioned a dossier on Donald Trump while he was running for president said on Monday it would not comply with subpoenas issued by the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee.

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Jockeying For Cash: North Korea Allows Racetrack Gambling As Sanctions Bite

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SEOUL: Punters in North Korea who once risked three years hard labor for gambling are now able to bet on local horse races as the isolated country scrambles to unearth new sources of hard currency amid intensifying international sanctions.

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Trump Says He Could Jettison Drug Czar Pick

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WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would review a report that his nominee for drug czar championed a law that weakened the government’s ability to fight the nation’s opioid epidemic, and said he could consider jettisoning the pick.

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Producers Guild Starts Process To Expel Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES — In an unprecedented move, the Producers Guild of America has voted unanimously to institute termination proceedings for Harvey Weinstein on disciplinary grounds.

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Iraqi Forces Push Into Disputed City As Kurds Withdraw

KIRKUK, Iraq  — Two weeks after fighting together against the Islamic State, Iraqi forces pushed their Kurdish allies out of the disputed city of Kirkuk on Monday, seizing oil fields and other facilities amid soaring tensions over last month’s Kurdish vote for independence.

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Wildfires Kill 39 In Portugal And Spain

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MADRID: At least 36 people have died in fires ravaging forests in northern and central Portugal over the past 24 hours, rescuers said Monday (Oct 16), after three people were killed in Spain in blazes sparked by arsonists and fanned by Hurricane Ophelia.

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MIB To Resolve Socio-Economic Problems Of Indian Community - Dr Subramaniam

PUTRAJAYA -- The Malaysian Indian Blueprint (MIB) launched in April, will effectively resolve socio-economic problems faced by the community over a period of 10 years said MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.

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