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High blood pressure linked to aortic valve disease

Turns out, people with a long-term problem of blood pressure has an increased risk of aortic valve disease (AVD) – problems with the valve that controls how blood is pumped from the left ventricle of the heart out into the main artery, the aorta.   In a recent study conducted by European Society of Cardiology, researchers found that above a ...

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Hurricane Florence: Warnings of ‘catastrophic’ flash flooding

Weather forecasters warn of the risk of life-threatening flash flooding in parts of North and South Carolina, and Virginia, from storm Florence. It has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm but continues to soak the East Coast area with rain, downing trees and damaging homes.   It is slowly grinding over the eastern states, with winds of ...

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5 Kashmir rebels killed in fighting with Indian troops

Government forces killed five rebels during a gunbattle in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir on Saturday, triggering violent anti-India protests in the disputed Himalayan region. Indian troops laid a siege around a southern village in Qazigund area overnight on a tip that militants were hiding there, police said. Fierce gunbattle erupted early Saturday, and hours later, five local Kashmiri rebels ...

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Israeli troops kill 3 Palestinians, including boy, in Gaza

Three Palestinians, one of them a 12-year-old boy, were killed by Israeli fire Friday as thousands of protesters gathered along Gaza’s perimeter fence with Israel, health officials said. The Gaza Health Ministry said at least 80 Palestinians were wounded by live fire and that six of them were in serious condition.   The Israeli military said about 13,000 protesters massed ...

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Afghan military chopper catches fire, killing 4

 An Afghan official says at least four army personnel, all crew members of a military helicopter, have been killed when their aircraft crashed and caught fire in western Farah province. Mohammad Naser Mehri, the provincial governor’s spokesman, says two pilots and two sharpshooters died late Friday night when their chopper caught fire after an emergency landing in Khaki Safad district. ...

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Police find 6 heads in cooler chest in northern Mexico

Police in the northern Mexico state of Sonora say six severed human heads have been found in a plastic cooler on a roadside. A Sonora official who was not authorized to be quoted by name says the grisly artifact was reported to an emergency number.   There was no immediate information on the identity of the men, nor were their ...

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Hurricane Florence: Deadly ‘brute’ of a storm ravages Carolinas

Five people have been killed as Florence mauls the US East Coast, knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of homes and downing trees. The weather event has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm but forecasters still warn of life-threatening storm surges.   Winds of up to 70mph (110km/h) are also expected for several days as the ...

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Microbus falls into Hatirjheel lake

Photo: Damaged microbus plunged into Hatirjheel lake after breaking a bridge railing on Saturday. Dhaka, Sept 15 : A microbus plunged into Hatirjheel lake in the capital on Saturday morning. Fire Service and Civil Defence headquarters sources said the microbus fell into the lake breaking the railing of a bridge around 10 am. However, no casualties were reported. The driver ...

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4 firearms recovered in Sundarbans

Bagerhat, Sept 15 : Members of Coast Guard recovered four firearms from the Sundarbans in Mrigmari area of Monga upazila on Friday night. Being tipped off that a gang of forest robbers was staying in the area, a team of Coast Guard conducted a drive in the area around 8pm. Sensing the presence of the coast guard members, the forest ...

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‘Arms trader’ held with firearms in C’nawabganj

Chapainawabganj, Sept 15 : Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive arrested a suspected drug trader along with arms from Balutungi area in Bholahat upazila on Friday night. The arrestee is Shahadat Hossain, 20, son of Monirul Islam, a resident of Jhaubon area in the upazila. A press release of Rab-5, said that team of Rab-5 conducted the ...

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