Twin suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan’s Quetta ahead of Christmas, killing eight

Twin suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan’s Quetta ahead of Christmas, killing eight

QUETTA/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Two suicide bombers attacked a packed Catholic church in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least eight people and wounding up to 45 before one of them blew himself up and police killed the other, officials said....
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Multiple casualties in Pakistan Methodist church attack

Multiple casualties in Pakistan Methodist church attack

A suicide bombing and gun attack on a church in Pakistan has killed several people, reports say. The attack happened in the city of Quetta, some 65km (40 miles) from the border with Afghanistan. Five people were killed and 15...
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Brain zapping may restore social behaviour in autistic kids

Brain zapping may restore social behaviour in autistic kids

The research, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, utilised neuromodulation to demonstrate that humans and mice have parallel connections between specific domains within the cerebellum and cerebral cortex that have been implicated in autism studies. (...
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Babies born near industrial sites may face health problems: Study

Babies born near industrial sites may face health problems: Study

They are at greater risk of infant mortality, ADHD, asthma, lower test scores, lower schooling attainment and lower lifetime earnings. (Reuters) Infants born to mothers within three kilometres of an industrial site may be at an increased risk of asthma...
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Football: De Bruyne is my Manchester City blueprint, says Guardiola

Football: De Bruyne is my Manchester City blueprint, says Guardiola

Pep Guardiola said Kevin De Bruyne incarnated Manchester City’s future after the Belgian’s sublime display inspired his side to an emphatic 4-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur. De Bruyne smashed in City’s second goal on Saturday and had a hand...
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Australian man charged with brokering sale of missile components for North Korea

Australian man charged with brokering sale of missile components for North Korea

SYDNEY, Australia – A Sydney man has been charged with acting as an agent for North Korea in Australia by allegedly attempting to broker sales worth tens of millions of dollars for Pyongyang that included components used in ballistic missiles.Story...
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Insight: Hoping to extend maritime reach, China lavishes aid on Pakistan town

Insight: Hoping to extend maritime reach, China lavishes aid on Pakistan town

GWADAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – China is lavishing vast amounts of aid on a small Pakistani fishing town to win over locals and build a commercial deep-water port that the United States and India suspect may also one day serve the...
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Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk says low attendance could force him to move team

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk says low attendance could force him to move team

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk says he could be forced to move the team to another city if attendance numbers don’t pick up.Story continues below Speaking after the Senators Alumni Classic at the Canada 150 rink on Parliament Hill on Friday...
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Sydney man charged with being ‘economic agent’ for North Korea

Sydney man charged with being ‘economic agent’ for North Korea

Image copyright AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE HANDOUTImage caption It is the first time anyone has been charged under Australia’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Act A man has been arrested in Sydney for allegedly acting as an economic agent for North Korea,...
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Mudslide in Chilean village leaves 5 dead, 15 missing

Mudslide in Chilean village leaves 5 dead, 15 missing

SANTIAGO, Dec 16 (Reuters) – A mudslide on Saturday tore through a small village in southern Chile near a popular national park, leaving five people dead and at least 15 missing after a night of torrential downpours, authorities said.Story continues...
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Pensions: Automatic saving to start at 18 under new plans

Pensions: Automatic saving to start at 18 under new plans

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Waiters are among the workers who have been enrolled in recent years Every worker aged 18 or over will begin saving into a workplace pension unless they opt out, under government plans to extend its...
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