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May 31, 2016 02:52AM

May 31, 2016 02:52AM

Elton John tells Russians he still wants to meet Putin to talk gay rights

Singer Elton John performs at the Hillary Victory Fund "I'm With Her" benefit concert for U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Radio City Music Hall in New YorkBy 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

Deadly week in Mediterranean as smugglers pack boats: UNHCR

A migrant is helped by rescue workers upon arriving at Arguineguin port in the Canary Island Gran CanariaGENEVA (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 releases new action plan to tackle soil pollution

A farmer leans on his shovel as he takes a break from turning soil to plant crops with the chimneys from the huge state-owned lead smelter visible behind him in the town of Tianying, Anhui ProvinceChina 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 The government will continue to eliminate outdated capacity in heavy metal sectors, the cabinet said in a statement on its website ( Last year, the environment minister said 16.1 percent of China's soil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

WHO advises eight weeks of safe sex after return from Zika areas

Pedestrians walk across a road next to an 18-metre pink condom covering the Obelisk situated in Sydney's Hyde ParkGENEVA (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 undergoes open heart surgery in London

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waves as he leaves after attending the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad, PakistanPakistani 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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Back-to-work blues? They're real, and treatable

Dreaming at your desk about last week's ski trip? Remembering your child's face when she opened that "Star Wars" toy? Not remembering you have a meeting in 10 minutes? You are not alone.

May 30, 2016 03:37AM

Firing up the grill? Look for this on the label of your steak

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

Many sunscreens contain lower SPF than labels claim, study finds

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

Hot mess: The grossest health concerns of summer

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 basic -- but often ignored -- rules of zoo safety

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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