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May 31, 2016 02:52AM
May 31, 2016 02:52AM
By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) - British singer Elton John told a concert in Moscow he still wanted to meet President Vladimir Putin to discuss his concerns about gay rights and AIDS in Russia despite the Kremlin leader not having time to meet him this time round. John, performing at a luxury shopping and entertainment centre in the Russian capital on Monday night as part of a world tour, sounded disappointed about not getting to meet Putin, but said he would return to try to see him. "As some of you may know I hoped to meet with President Putin on this trip," John, whose music has been popular in Russia since the Soviet era, told the audience.
May 31, 2016 02:37AM
GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 880 migrants and refugees died trying to cross the Mediterranean last week, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday, giving updated figures after interviewing survivors brought to Italy. This year is "proving to be particularly deadly" with 2,510 lives lost in shipwrecks and capsizing, against 1,855 in the same period in 2015, UNHCR spokesman William Spindler said. "At the moment (smugglers) are packing people on boats that are barely sea-worthy and many cases are not meant to make the crossing. ...
May 31, 2016 02:32AM
China aims to curb worsening soil pollution by 2020 and stabilize and improve soil quality by 2030, the cabinet said in an action plan published on Tuesday. The government will continue to eliminate outdated capacity in heavy metal sectors, the cabinet said in a statement on its website (www.gov.cn). Last year, the environment minister said 16.1 percent of China's soil exceeded state pollution limits, but treatment costs for heavy metal or chemical contamination are high, and China has struggled to attract private capital.
May 31, 2016 02:23AM
GENEVA (Reuters) - People returning from areas with transmission of the Zika virus should follow safer sex practices or abstain from sex for at least eight weeks, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, doubling the four weeks it had previously recommended. Women wanting to get pregnant should wait for six months if their male partner had symptoms of the virus, the WHO's revised guidance said. (Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay, writing by Tom Miles)
May 31, 2016 02:07AM
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif underwent open heart surgery in a London hospital on Tuesday, his second cardiac procedure in five years, his daughter said. Sharif "was in high spirits" when he went in to the operating theater at about 8:00 a.m. (03:00 a.m. EDT), his daughter, Maryam, said on her Twitter account. The operation was for a "perforation of the heart", a complication from a 2011 procedure, Maryam said in a Twitter post last week.
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A new label on some of the steaks in your grocery store highlights a production process you may have never heard of: mechanical tenderizing.
May 27, 2016 08:35AM
Nearly half of sunscreen products in the United States do not live up to the SPF claim on their bottles, according to a new study.
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May 30, 2016 04:36AM
You are not the only one who thrives in the summer and loves its warm, long days. Bacteria and other microbes that cause food poisoning, diarrhea and just general grossness also flourish, threatening to make it a season to be sick.
May 30, 2016 02:52PM
The killing of 17-year-old Western lowland gorilla Harambe to protect a 3-year-old boy who had slipped away from his mother and entered the gorilla habitat at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden has galvanized social media and left many wondering who to blame: the mother or the zoo?
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