Police with assault rifles patrolled entry points to Boracay island on Tuesday just days before a six-month shutdown and clean-up of one of the Philippines' top tourist attractions. President Rodrigo Duterte had branded the renowned white-sand resort a "cesspool" fouled by dumped sewage and imposed the temporary ban on visitors that is due to take effect Thursday. In Boracay, police conducted exercises simulating clashes with protesters, terrorist attacks and a hostage incident even as they said there was no specific threat.
Updated |Â Sugar may have overtaken fat as enemy number one when it comes to avoiding weight gain and chronic diseases, but a new study has suggested that artificial sweeteners could be linked to diabetes and obesity.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) â€” A woman who played a key role in exposing the lead-tainted water disaster in Flint, Michigan, is among seven people from around the world to be awarded a Goldman Environmental Prize for grassroots environmental activism.
Invisible dark matter makes up some 84 percent of the matter in the universeâ€”but nobody really knows what it is. Physicists have long suspected primordial black holes could be behind dark matter. Now, interest in the ancient behemoths has piqued following the detection of gravitational waves from black hole mergers, the researchers wrote in the study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Researchers at Oakland University set about investigating if coping with rude behavior at work was associated with insomnia. In their small study, the team asked 699 employees of the U.S. Forest Service, which is in charge of the nation's 154 forests and 20 grasslands, to rate the levels of rude behavior they encountered in the workplace, and their negative thoughts about their job. The U.S. Forest Service did not respond to a Newsweek request for comment.
Researchers reported a link Monday between PMS and drinking alcohol, but could not conclude whether premenstrual suffering causes women to hit the bottle, or the other way round. A trawl of data from 19 studies in eight countries found a "moderate association" between premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms such as cramps, breast tenderness, fatigue, moodiness, and depression on the one hand, and a tipple on (in) the other. The link was "more pronounced" with heavy drinking -- equivalent to one average-sized drink per day or more -- the researchers said.
The CDC's PulseNet uses DNA fingerprinting to identify bacteria sources of foodborne illness outbreaks. With labs in every state and territory, it also traces bacteria in recreational water, pets, rodents, reptiles, and animal feed.
Toronto Fire says â€śnumerousâ€ť casualties have been reported after a van ran into people on Monday afternoon.Stephan Powell, district chief at Toronto Fire, is urging people to stay away from the area near the North York Civic Centre as first responders are working at the scene.Toronto Police Services Const. Jennifferjit Sidhu told Yahoo Canada police received a report of a collision at Yonge Street and Finch Avenue at 1:27 p.m. ET. Sidhu confirmed the van has since been located and the driver is in custody. Police are not looking for any other suspects at this time. (Yahoo News Canada)See more updates byÂ Jonathan Rumley/Yahoo News Canada >>>_____See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
The mentally unstable gunman suspected of opening fire at a Waffle House restaurant in the middle of the night was arrested not far from his apartment Monday after hiding from police for more than a day following the attack that killed four people, authorities said.
For as long as the 27th Congressional District in Texas has been embroiled in litigation over whether it was racially gerrymandered, Nick Gilby has been working on Democratic Party campaigns there. â€śHe wins 60 percent of the vote or more every time, regardless of who the candidate is,â€ť adds Mr. Gilby, referring to former Rep. Blake Farenthold, the Republican who held the seat from 2010 until he resigned earlier this month amid sexual harassment allegations and an ongoing ethics investigation. Gilbyâ€™s frustrations are shared by William Whitford, a Democratic voter in Wisconsin, and John Benisek, a Republican voter in Maryland.
After World War II, Britain confronted a dual challenge: a shattered infrastructure that needed urgent work and a severe labor shortage. To solve the problem, the British government invited people from from the British Empire and Commonwealth to move to Britain to help rebuild the country. In 1948, the British Nationality Act gave British citizenship to all people living in the United Kingdom and its colonies, and meant they had full rights to enter and settle in the country.
Naledi Thimbela turned that number over in her head again and again. Before she could send in the college application that might get her out of this weathered little town.Â Before maybe, just maybe, she could become the first person in her family to get a college degree. When Naledi was born, Olga Thimbela had decided, resolutely, what her daughterâ€™s life wasnâ€™t going to be.
Less than a year ago, the worldâ€™s two most populous nations, India and China, almost went to war. In a tense showdown over disputed land in the Himalayas, their soldiers traded stones and punches. Now, on April 27 and 28, their leaders will meet and instead try to embrace what they have in common â€“ ever the wiser in setting aside nationalist rage over territorial issues.
Sen.Â BobÂ CorkerÂ is a bundle of conflicts and contradictions. Last fall, the chairman of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee got into a Twitter war with President Trump. Indeed, thereâ€™s much to discuss: North Korea, Iran, Syria, Russia, the nomination ofÂ CIA chief Mike PompeoÂ for secretary of State.
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Shivom, an international blockchain-powered startup that aims to create the worldâ€™s biggest data hub on genomic information using decentralized technologies to secure the data and put it to a good use via various apps, has announced in its blog post that it has garnered support from government officials from three different countries. Shivom will use blockchain tech in order to fully secure genomic data and ensure utter privacy. In particular, it uses blockchain to store encrypted data to make it available only to the designated users while cutting costs of transactions, which is one of the cornerstone features of decentralized ledgers.
Esther Roberts stands in her friendâ€™s field in Somers, Wis., which sits directly across the road from the massive Foxconn development site in Pleasant Prarie, WIs. At the moment when Esther Roberts decided to run for elected office, she was standing far from her home in Somers, Wisc., amid a sea of pink hats at the March for Women in Washington, D.C., in January 2017. Roberts is typical of the thousands of women who have entered the political arena in the past 18 months in the wake of Donald Trumpâ€™s election.
Despite his landslide reelection last month and renewed talk of constitutional amendments to make him president for life, Egyptian strongman Abdel Fattah al-Sisiâ€™s grip on power is far from absolute as he enters his second term. Analysts warn that the retired general is presiding over a much more uncertain Egypt than when he first rose to power in a 2013 coup. Today, the Arab worldâ€™s most populous country is facing several economic, security, and diplomatic challenges that will test Sisiâ€™s leadership and even his support within the military.
The annual Lyrid meteor shower peaks after midnight tonight, which means you could see up to 20 meteors in the sky per hour. Here's how to watch the oldest known meteor shower for the best views of shooting stars.