Category: General World News

Heads Up: Adventure Seekers Set Sights on Wild West Iceland

The formerly off-the-tourist-radar area of Husafell in West Iceland, a verdant oasis in the shadow of a glacier, is experiencing a tourism boom. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

Rupee slips 10 paise against US dollar to 64.21

Rupee opened 8 paise down at 64.19 against the US currency on Friday. read more >>> Source:: EconomicTimes.IndiaTimes.Com

Calgary Folk Festival opens to huge crowd

As one of Calgary’s most anticipated summer events, the Calgary Folk Music Festival has a lot to live up to every year. The opening night of the 2017 edition proved once again how well artistic director Kerry Clarke answers that challenge time and again. From […]

‘A toxic prescription’: America’s largest group of doctors unloads on the GOP ‘skinny bill’

The Senate released the text to its “skinny repeal” plan on Thursday, and the biggest group of doctors in the US wasn’t on board. The American Medical Association came out strongly against the Health Care Freedom Act on Thursday, calling it a “toxic prescription.” “Action […]

Dollar stalls after bounce, US GDP awaited for potential support

The dollar index against a basket of six major currencies was flat at 93.872 after edging up 0.2 per cent the previous day. read more >>> Source:: EconomicTimes.IndiaTimes.Com

Outgoing Sears Canada employees try to stop $7.6M in bonuses for execs

Former and current employees of Sears Canada have filed a legal motion in an attempt to stop dozens of company executives from splitting $7.6 million in retention bonuses while many laid-off workers miss out on severance payments. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

Senate Republicans just released the text of their ‘skinny repeal’ bill — here’s what’s in it

The Senate finally released the text to its “skinny repeal” plan on Thursday. Republican senators formed the last-ditch effort, called the “Health Care Freedom Act” after earlier votes on the Senate’s repeal and replace plan, and a repeal without a replacement plan failed. The skinny […]

AIDS Burdens Zimbabwe’s Elderly With Orphans, Illness

Jabulani Zilawe lost all 11 of his children to AIDS. Now he is the only one left to care for their orphans. “This has become my life — with my grandchildren. All their parents died. AIDS killed them. I had 11 children, six of them […]

New Surgical Glue Inspired by Slug Slime

Scientists have developed an experimental surgical glue inspired by the mucus secreted by slugs that could offer an alternative to sutures and staples for closing wounds. While some medical glues already exist, they often adhere weakly, are not particularly flexible and frequently cannot be used […]

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he’s willing to bring the Senate GOP’s bill to conference

House Speaker Paul Ryan said he’s willing to take Senate Republicans’”skinnier” attempt at repealing certain parts of the Affordable Care Act to conference. “If moving forward requires a conference committee, that is something the House is willing to do,” he said in a statement on […]

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