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Trump, Kim summit may boost recovery of US Korea War remains

  International Desk : More than six decades after the troops died for their country, the repatriation of the remains of thousands of U.S. military personnel missing in action and presumed dead from the Korean War may finally get a boost now that President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to hold the first-ever summit ...

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Arrest warrant issued for former Brazilian president ‘Lula’

International Desk : A Brazilian judge issued an arrest warrant on Thursday for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, dealing a major blow to the once wildly popular leader who was trying to mount a political comeback ahead of October’s elections. The warrant came several hours after the country’s top body, the Supreme Federal Tribunal, voted 6-5 to deny ...

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Poisoned daughter better as UK-Russia dispute at UN worsens

The daughter of a former Russian spy poisoned by a nerve agent said Thursday in her first public comment that she’s recovering even as the international furor over the attack intensified, with Russia warning Britain it is “playing with fire.” At the United Nations, Russia claimed that intelligence services of other countries were probably behind the attack. But Britain’s U.N. ...

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4 motorcyclists killed in Narsingdi road crash

Bangladesh Desk : Four motorcyclists were killed when a bus hit a motorbike on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Charabagh in Raipura upazila on Friday. The deceased were identified as Ramjan Mia, 17, son of Asad Choukidar, Dalim Mia, 14, son of Hafizuddin, Shohagh Mia, 18, son of Sharif Mia of Morjal in Raipura upazila, and the bike driver Yamin, 25, of ...

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Broccoli may prevent hardening of neck arteries in the elderly

Eating cruciferous vegetables including broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and sprouts three or more times per day can prevent hardening of neck arteries in elderly women and also decrease the risk of heart diseases, a study has found. Researchers observed a 0.05 millimetre lower carotid artery wall thickness between high and low intakes of total vegetables. “That is likely significant, because a ...

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Obesity-related hospital admissions ‘double in four years’

Hospital admissions where obesity is a factor have more than doubled in England during the last four years, new figures from NHS Digital suggest. There were almost 617,000 appointments in 2016-17 where obesity was either a primary or secondary diagnosis – up from 292,000 in 2012-13. Primary diagnoses involve weight-loss treatment, while secondary ones include hip problems and heart attacks. ...

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Study suggests 5 different types of Diabetes, not just 2

Diabetes is one of those non-communicable diseases which is steadily increasing everywhere: both in developed and developing countries. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), diabetes not only can lead to complications but also can increase the risk of premature death. For a long period of time, cases of diabetes have been categorised as type 1 or type 2. However, a ...

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Thyroid removal linked to increased bone-thinning, fracture risk

Thyroid surgery that totally or partially removes the gland may increase the long-term risk of bone thinning and bone breaks, especially for younger patients and women, according to a large study from Taiwan. In particular, osteoporosis and bone fractures were much more likely in patients who received thyroxine treatment for more than a year after surgery, the study authors report ...

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Tower Hamlets council takes Environmental Services Award at Local Government Chronicle Awards 2018

Tower Hamlets council’s Sustainable Development Team took top prize at the Local Government Chronicles (LGC) Awards 2018, winning the Environmental Services Category for the Tower Hamlets Carbon Fund. The fund is a planning obligations payment for offsetting carbon emissions from new build developments and it allows the council to comply with regulation change, reduce carbon emissions, generate revenue, eradicate fuel ...

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Have your say this May!

  Local people will be heading to the polls on Thursday 3 May. And for those not yet registered to vote there are only a few weeks left to apply to register and ensure you have your say. The polls are for the Mayor of Tower Hamlets and local councillors who represent borough wards on Tower Hamlets Council. In order to ...

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