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Source: Fox News

FDA warns against 'young blood' transfusions

Wednesday 11:46 GMT

The Food and Drug Administration is warning against so-called “vampire” treatments or procedures that involve injecting plasma from young blood donors in an effort to treat a variety of age-related diseases. Clinics offering the costly service have been popping up in major cities nationwide promising to treat everything from Alzheimer’s disease to multiple sclerosis and post-traumatic stress disorder, but the national health agency warns there is “no proven clinical benefit” to this procedure.

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Source: The Guradian

Mark Ronson: ‘I was floundering. I was drinking too much and giving orders’

Friday 08:59 GMT

Rushing in and out as if you can’t face being in the room while another person listens to your music is very Mark Ronson.

Today, his description of the making of Shallow involves giving so much credit to everybody else involved – Lady Gaga had the idea for the chorus and the lyrics “that made my hairs just stand up”; his regular collaborators, Andrew Wyatt and former Libertine Anthony Rossomando, came up with the guitar part and Cooper had the idea to make it a duet – that he makes it sound as if he just stood there and watched the rest of them getting on with it.

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Source: Fox News

Dead rattlesnake uncoils on grill, surprises Texas hunters: 'Surely he's dead by now!'

Friday 19:06 GMT

A group of hunters in Childress, Texas, weren’t the least bit fazed after finding and killing a rattlesnake during an outing last fall.

Once on the grill, however, Rick’s son Tim appeared to have a hard time taming the dead snake, which began to uncoil, and appeared to move away from the heat. “Close that lid on him,” one of the men recommends, while another can be heard warning, “He’s gonna flop out!”

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Source: BBC

SFO drops probes into Rolls-Royce and GSK

Friday 19:06 GMT

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has dropped its investigations into aerospace firm Rolls-Royce and drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline.

"In the Rolls-Royce case, the SFO investigation led to the company taking responsibility for corrupt conduct spanning three decades, seven jurisdictions and three businesses, for which it paid a fine of £497.25m." The company admitted falsifying accounts to hide the illegal use of local middlemen, attempting to thwart investigations into corruption, and paying tens of millions of pounds in bribes to win business in Indonesia, Thailand, China and Russia.

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Source: Global News

Fan stuns crowd with astounding voice at Michael Bublé concert

Friday 19:06 GMT

Michael Bublé engaged with fans by inviting a couple up to the stage to sing with him during his concert at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night in New York City.

She continued: “The moment I thought Michael was going to ask an audience member to sing I started jumping up and down to get his attention because I knew she’d absolutely rock it. At Last has been her go-to since she was 12 years old,” Allison told Global News.

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Source: Global News

Some airplane seats have built-in cameras – but companies say they’ve never been used

Friday 19:06 GMT

Alberta Privacy Commissioner investigating use of facial recognition software in Calgary malls. For now, the cameras appear to be only in newly built planes, “but the implication is that, eventually, they will be in all the airplanes,” Cavoukian explained, “and that’s not something we want to encourage.”

WATCH: Travel consultant Claire Newell explains common aircraft features few passengers are aware of. But people online disparaged the choice to add cameras in airplane seats, saying they could watch you at all times.

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Source: The Guradian

What should we expect from Marvel's new TV universe?

Friday 09:00 GMT

If Disney+ gains the capacity to not only not make any new episodes of Iron Fist, but also to erase the idea of Iron Fist from all of history, the world would be a much happier place.

Over and over, with Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk and Doctor Strange (check out his pre-MCU outing for proof), it’s been proven that Marvel characters do better when Marvel has the highest level of direct control.

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Source: The Guradian

Avocado toast trainers: who wants to wear their breakfast on their feet?

Friday 19:06 GMT

Real avocado toast got me through Veganuary, whereas these shoes feature cow hide which, last time I looked, isn’t vegan at all.

The upper is constructed of snot-coloured leather atop a hairy suede brown layer to simulate the millennial’s favourite breakfast, which is …. Disappointment gruel garnished with sad granola?

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Source: Common Domain

What’s It Take to Sell a Home on Chicago’s Lake Michigan Patience

Friday 19:06 GMT

Many older waterfront homes currently for sale on suburban Chicago’s North Shore feature views of majestic Lake Michigan, access to sandy beaches and glimpses of migrating birds and other wildlife.

Many homes on Lake Michigan were built between 1900 and the 1930s as weekend retreats for prominent Chicagoans, says Arthur Miller, an emeritus archivist at Lake Forest College. By the ’70s, properties that were once as large as 100 acres were subdivided, but some historic mansions remained, says Mr. Miller.

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Source: The Guradian

Spectre of retirement will drive James DeGale to overcome Chris Eubank Jr

Friday 19:06 GMT

History is crowding in on James DeGale, whose long boxing career has been garlanded in titles and cursed by ill-health, and he will be driven by the spectre of retirement to overcome Chris Eubank Jr at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday night.

DeGale’s long-time friend and trainer, Jim McDonnell, conceded that “down the line” his fighter might be vulnerable against a quality opponent but added: “Right now James DeGale is at a different level to Chris Eubank Jr. Boxing is a skill, and James has got it. Chris has got all the willpower, but he hasn’t got the skill James DeGale has got.”

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Source: Common Domain

A Manhattan Townhouse with 32-Foot Ceilings

Friday 13:36 GMT

Architectural features include a central atrium with 32-foot ceilings, an expansive great room with dining and living areas, and an open-concept kitchen with 20-foot ceilings and appointed with cabinetry custom designed from salvaged cabernet sauvignon wine barrels made of California redwoods.

This unusual four-story house in the West Chelsea section of Manhattan was built for set designer John H. Young as a large-scale space where he could create sets for top Broadway producers of the early 1900s, including Florenz Ziegfeld, David Belasco and George M. Cohan.

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Source: Common Domain

9 surprisingly small towns that are home to Fortune 500 companies

Wednesday 13:35 GMT

When you think of Fortune 500 companies and where they’re based, you probably picture major cities like Silicon Valley, New York City and Seattle.

While not technically a Fortune 500 company, we thought we’d bring Kohler into the mix as it’s one of the largest private companies in the nation. The tiny village was originally dubbed Riverside, but when plumbing manufacturer Kohler opened a plant in 1900, the town was renamed in its honor.

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Source: The Guradian

Zion Williamson's injury-by-Nike exposes college basketball's hypocrisy

Friday 16:21 GMT

Thirty-three seconds into the biggest college basketball game of the season, the sport’s biggest star went down with a bizarre injury as Zion Williamson’s shoe exploded and he sprained his knee.

If not, and Williamson’s goal is to maximize his earning potential, his gap year in college serves only to create problems and potentially cost him millions.

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Source: Fox News

Barack Obama's '44' bomber jacket wins praise on Twitter, has fans wondering where it came from

Friday 16:21 GMT

In recent days, President Barack Obama had fans and fashionistas alike going wild over his latest look: a black bomber jacket embroidered with “44” on the left sleeve.

“You may be cool but you will never be former President Barack Obama at the Duke versus North Carolina game wearing an all black bomber jacket with an embroidered number 44 on the sleeve, cool,” another agreed. “CAN WE TALK ABOUT OBAMA’S ALL BLACK OUTFIT WITH THE BOMBER JACKET WITH “44” MONOGRAMMED ON THE SLEVE (sic) BECAUSE THATS PRESIDENTIAL LEVELS OF SAUCE,” one shouted.

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Source: BBC

The beach nobody can touch

Wednesday 09:52 GMT

Perhaps Maya Bay is a sign that Thailand is turning a page in its effort to preserve its natural resources. But for a nation so hugely dependent on tourist cash, it could also just be proof of how dire a situation has to get before action will be taken.

Authorities say they are committed to re-opening Maya Bay when they know what the true capacity of the beach is – that is how many people can sustainably visit on a daily basis.

Source: BBC

Rival concerts staged at Venezuela border

Today 06:04 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Hoda Muthana's father sues in bid to bring his daughter back to US

Today 06:04 GMT
Source: BBC

R Kelly charged with sexual offences

Today 06:04 GMT
Source: CTV

PM Trudeau tells Canadians to listen to clerk in SNC-Lavalin matter

Today 06:02 GMT
Source: BBC

US to leave 200 troops after Syria pullout

Today 06:04 GMT
Source: Global News

Trump says ‘good chance’ trade deal can be struck with China

Today 06:04 GMT
Source: Reuters

Bye-bye Brexit: History haunts German woman leaving UK to avoid...

Today 06:04 GMT
Source: BBC

When class sizes fall so does teachers' pay

Thursday 06:04 GMT
Source: BBC

Is equal pay actually possible?

Today 06:04 GMT
Source: CTV

Wilson-Raybould meets with Trudeau's cabinet amid SNC-Lavalin heat on the Hill

Wednesday 20:01 GMT
Source: Common Domain

U.S. Sales Prices Increase as Number of Houses Sold Drops

Wednesday 21:51 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Should you ever send nude pictures taken for an old lover to a new partner?

Thursday 16:20 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Karl Lagerfeld’s Legacy Extends Beyond Fashion—to Interior Design

Friday 00:35 GMT
Source: Fox News

UNC-Duke basketball ticket prices approach Super Bowl levels: Here's why

Thursday 06:04 GMT

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