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Obama Renews Designation Of Cuba And Venezuela As National Security Threats

The United States declared a national emergency to deal with perceived “threats” in Cuba and Venezuela on Friday, along with Iran, Libya, Ukraine, Zimbabwe and countries that Washington claims “support terrorism.” The declarations effectively extend ...

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January 16th, 2017

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Trinidad Police Open Probe Into President’s Housing Allowance

A police investigation has begun in Trinidad and Tobago into the controversial housing allowance paid to President Anthony Carmona, who assumed office on March 18, 2013. However, according to acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams, this is not yet a criminal ...

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January 16th, 2017

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Unable To Fund Production Of Its Camera Drone, Lily Will Shut Down & Refund Customers

Lily, the company that designed the autonomous camera drone that sold a whopping $34 million in pre-orders, has now announced it is shutting down. The US based tech-startup told customers in an email about 3 hours ago, that it was unable to raise additional funds to start ...

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January 12th, 2017

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Scientists Bear Witness To Birth Of An Ice Cloud

Researchers have managed to watch the birth of a cirrus cloud in unprecedented detail. The US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Lab in Washington state did this by recreating the temperature, pressure and humidity of the high atmosphere, inside a minute ...

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January 12th, 2017

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Google’s Toontastic 3D Lets Your Kids Experiment With 3D Animation

Google just launched a new storytelling app that will help children create their own cartoons. The app, called Toontastic 3D, allows children to make animations using a set of built-in characters or create their own using the app’s editor and camera. They can record ...

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January 12th, 2017

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Stress Changes Brain Connectivity

Non-smoking women, who were exposed to secondhand smoke as children, may have an increased risk of a miscarriage. This; according to a study, done by researchers at the Chinese PLA General Hospital in Beijing. Women in the study, who lived with two or more smokers as a ...

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January 12th, 2017

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Increased Miscarriage Risk Found In Women Exposed To Second-hand Smoke As Children

Non-smoking women, who were exposed to secondhand smoke as children, may have an increased risk of a miscarriage. This; according to a study, done by researchers at the Chinese PLA General Hospital in Beijing. Women in the study, who lived with two or more smokers as a ...

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January 12th, 2017

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Researchers Find Key Link Between Brain Activity and Stress

Researchers say they have identified how stress can lead to inflamed arteries. The study published in the journal lancet links the effect of constant stress on a deep-lying region of the brain called the amygdala. This region processes emotions such as fear and anger. The ...

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January 12th, 2017

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St. Vincent’s Prime Minister Opposed To Economic Citizenship

Prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, has reiterated his disdain for the economic citizenship programmes being operated by some member states of the OECS. Gonsalves in his latest comment on the matter emphasized that his country’s citizenship ...

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January 12th, 2017

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Antiguan Former PM Proposes Ecotourism

Former Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Lester Bird says that the country needs to invest in ecotourism. According to an article in the Antigua Observer, Mr. Bird highlighted that the country cannot survive anymore on just sun, sea and sand because all the islands in ...

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January 12th, 2017

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