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Sperm count declining in the West: study

PARIS (AFP) -- Sperm count among men in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand has halved in 40 years, according to research warning of fertility risk, though outside experts urged caution a...

Updated : 2017.07.26 21:24

Man sentenced to 120 days in jail after pet fish cut in half

BRISTOL (AP) -- A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 120 days in jail after police say he cut a pet fish in half during a domestic dispute.  The Bristol Press reports (http://bit.ly/2uwo8kj ) 33-year-old Juan Vega pleaded guilty Tuesday to breach of peace. As part of the plea deal, a c...

Updated : 2017.07.26 21:13

48 dead as heavy monsoon rains lash western India

New Delhi (AP) -- At least 48 people have been killed as large swaths of western India have been lashed by heavy monsoon rains and flooding over the last week, officials said Wednesday.In Rajasthan, h...

Updated : 2017.07.26 21:07

[Newsmaker] Cheers for McCain, then impassioned speech

The maverick stood with his party Tuesday, casting a crucial vote in the Republican drive to repeal “Obamacare.” But then, like an angry prophet, Sen. John McCain condemned the tribal politics beset...

Updated : 2017.07.26 16:29

[Graphic News] Over half of people with HIV being treated

For the first time, more than half of all people with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, said the United Nations. According to a UNAIDS report in 2016, 19.5 million of 36.7 million people with HIV h...

Updated : 2017.07.25 18:06

Philippines' Duterte vows unrelenting drug war

MANILA (AFP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed Monday to press on with his drug war that has claimed thousands of lives, as he urged lawmakers to endorse "eye-for-an-eye" death penalties.Duterte devoted large chunks of his annual State of the Nation Address to pushing his law-a...

Updated : 2017.07.24 21:26

Maldives leader shuts parliament amid political turmoil

COLOMBO (AFP) -- Maldives lawmakers were locked out of parliament Monday after President Abdulla Yameen ordered it shut to prevent a vote to impeach his speaker, the opposition said, in the latest turmoil to grip the troubled honeymoon islands.Parliament had been expected to hear a no-conf...

Updated : 2017.07.24 20:36

[Graphic News] Lotte World Adventure 14th most visited theme park globally

Lotte World Adventure in Seoul, operated by Lotte Group, had the 14th-highest number of visitors among its global peers last year with 8.15 million people, an annual survey said.The tally compiled joi...

Updated : 2017.07.24 18:11

BBC women demand action on gender pay gap now, not in future

Prominent women at the BBC want the broadcaster's gender pay gap to be resolved immediately rather than in several years.TV personalities including Clare Balding, Victoria Derbyshire and others wrote an open letter Sunday to the BBC's top manager saying that plans to resolve the company's ...

Updated : 2017.07.23 21:47

Netanyahu faces pressure over holy site after violence kills eight

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced mounting pressure Sunday over new security measures at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site after a weekend of violence left eight people dead, with fears mo...

Updated : 2017.07.23 20:44

[Newsmaker] Trump asserts all agree he has ‘complete power’ to pardon

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he has ``complete power‘’ to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year‘s presidential election. It ...

Updated : 2017.07.23 16:22

India gets new president from bottom of Hindu caste system

NEW DELHI -- Ram Nath Kovind was elected India's new president Thursday, the second time since independence a head of state has been chosen from the bottom of the Hindu caste system.Kovind won the lar...

Updated : 2017.07.20 20:57

For 1st time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs

LONDON -- For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the ...

Updated : 2017.07.20 20:45

[Graphic News] Japanese brands top imported beer in S. Korea

According to the data compiled by Lotte Mart, Japanese beer topped sales in South Korea‘s imported beer market.Japanese beer ranked first with a 21.5 percent share in 2016, followed by German beer at...

Updated : 2017.07.20 18:02

Fewer 'good air' days in China despite official efforts

Chinese cities had fewer "good air" days in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period last year despite government efforts to curb incessant smog, according to official data.China has vowed t...

Updated : 2017.07.20 13:56