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March 10, 2017 9:59 AM US House panels OK Obamacare replacement after marathon debate

WASHINGTON: Two US congressional panels has approved Republican plans to replace Obamacare, after marathon debate on the controversial health legislation that is backed by President Donald Trump but opposed by some in his party. After 18 marathon hours of debate the House Ways and Means Committee became the first panel to approve the bill that would 8

March 6, 2017 1:07 AM Liver transplant surgical pioneer Dr. Thomas Starzl dies

PITTSBURGH — Dr. Thomas Starzl, a native Iowan who pioneered liver transplant surgery in the 1960s and was a leading researcher into anti-rejection drugs, has died. He was 90. The University of Pittsburgh, speaking on behalf of Starzl's family, said the renowned doctor died Saturday at his home in Pittsburgh. Starzl performed the world's first liver 53

February 26, 2017 2:51 PM Huawei Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic hands-on: Fitness at their core

Huawei Watch 2 price: Classic 4G model €379, non-4G €329. Classic model €399. Huawei has updated its Android Wear smartwatch and, following in the footsteps of LG, it’s broken it off into two distinct models: the Huawei Watch 2 Sport and Huawei Watch 2 Classic. But, unlike LG’s efforts, there’s far fewer differences between the two models, save for the obvious 25

February 18, 2017 9:41 AM Twin tragedies give survivor a new face

Rochester, Minn.: He'd been waiting for this day, and when his doctor handed him the mirror, Andy Sandness stared at his image and absorbed the enormity of the moment: He had a new face, one that had belonged to another man. His father and his brother, joined by several doctors and nurses at Mayo Clinic, watched as he studied his swollen features. He was just starting 53

February 12, 2017 5:43 PM Tennis: Pliskova, Strycova take Czechs to Fed Cup semis – Business Recorder

PRAGUE: Karolina Pliskova and Barbora Strycova led defending champions the Czech Republic into the Fed Cup semi-finals after winning their rubbers on Sunday for an unbeatable 3-1 lead against Spain. In a clash of the teams' number-one players, world number three Pliskova overcame seventh-ranked French Open champion Garbine Muguruza 6-2, 6-2 in an hour. Then Strycova 25

February 4, 2017 4:31 PM Fear and Politics Is Trump's Formula, It Won't Stop Now

“America is a proud nation of immigrants," Donald Trump declared in defense of his controversial executive order banning travel from seven countries, "and we will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will do so while protecting our own citizens and border." Terrorism and immigration were two core issues in Trump's successful 21

January 28, 2017 10:35 PM Trump shuts door on refugees, but will the US be safer?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his halt to immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations and ban on refugees is being done in the name of national security. But it’s not clear that these measures will help prevent attacks on American soil, and they could wind up emboldening extremists who already view the U.S. as at war with Islam. The list of countries 17

January 27, 2017 10:51 PM Astronauts and a performing donkey welcome China’s new year

Chinese astronauts took centre stage on Friday at state television's annual glitzy, kitsch and often much derided marathon show welcoming in the lunar new year, but for many viewers a performing donkey was the star. Chinese astronauts took centre stage on Friday at state television’s annual glitzy, kitsch and often much derided marathon show welcoming 10

January 18, 2017 3:29 PM C. S. Santosh: ‘Top 20 is not impossible’

C.S. Santosh returns from the 2017 Dakar Rally a happy man, despite an early hiccup that cost him precious time. The Bengaluru rider finished a respectable 47th (among the motorbikes), completing the rally for the second time in his career. “This year, I realised why the Dakar is what it is,” he said here on Wednesday. “To do well, you need to be in the top-40 and in the second 7

January 18, 2017 10:12 AM Roger Federer made to work for Australian Open second-round win by American qualifier Noah Rubin

Roger Federer admitted to feeling disappointed after scrapping his way to a 7-5, 6-3 7-6 (7/3) victory over America's Noah Rubin and into the Australian Open third round. A straight-sets win in just over two hours hardly sounds like cause for dejection but Federer's fitness and usual finesse both appeared lacking here, against an opponent ranked 200th in the world 21