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Pigs may complicate US-China trade negotiations

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By Ganesh Rao, business reporter The decline in pig numbers in China could make trade negotiations with the US more complicated, according to new research. A sharp decline in China’s pig population due to an epidemic of African swine fever has reduced the amount of animal feed imported from the United States, according to an Read More

Saudi pipeline attack highlights risk to Middle East oil exports, as tensions rise

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By Salma El Wardany on 5/16/2019 Pipeline attacks, stock photo. CAIRO (Bloomberg) — Saudi Arabia accused Iran of ordering this week’s attack on key oil facilities, stoking concerns that the world’s largest oil-producing region is edging toward another war. Crude prices rose. Prince Khalid Bin Salman, the vice minister for defense and brother of Saudi Read More

Five more U.S. states sue OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic

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(Reuters) – Five U.S. states on Thursday filed lawsuits accusing Purdue Pharma LP of illegally marketing and selling opioids, escalating the wave of litigation over a nationwide abuse epidemic. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg, 20mg and 15mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma sit on a counter at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Read More

Five U.S. states sue Purdue Pharma over marketing, selling of opioids

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FILE PHOTO: Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg, 20mg and 15mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma sit on a counter at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Utah, U.S., April 25, 2017. REUTERS/George Frey/File Photo (Reuters) – Five U.S. states on Thursday filed lawsuits accusing Purdue Pharma LP of illegally marketing and selling opioids, including OxyContin, Read More

Mozambique needs $3.2 billion for post-cyclone reconstruction: local media

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FILE PHOTO: Buildings damaged during Cyclone Kenneth are seen from the air in a village north of Pemba, Mozambique, May 1, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings MAPUTO (Reuters) – Mozambique will need about $3.2 billion in aid to rebuild infrastructure destroyed by two recent cyclones, government officials were quoted by local media as saying. The southern African Read More

Instagram blocks vaccine hoax hashtags

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Instagram says it will block hashtags being used to spread “verifiably false” information about vaccinations. The social network already blocks hashtags that are themselves false claims, such as #vaccinescauseautism. It says it will now block more general hashtags that are being used to spread lies by so-called anti-vaxxers. However, several anti-vaccine topics and accounts spreading Read More

Giant viruses that could hold keys to evolution mystery found in Indian water

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Over 20 new giant viruses have been discovered in sewage and pre-filtered water in Mumbai, India, believed to be able to hoard and pass on new genes when hopping from one host to another, a 5-year-long study claims. Despite its ominous-sounding notion, there is no evidence that ‘Giant Viruses’ are causing disease in people. Or Read More

New Zealand minister calls ‘ridiculous’ anti-vaxx parents ‘pro-plague’

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New Zealand’s education minister said parents who chose to not vaccinate their children are “pro-plague,” amid his frustration over refusals to immunize kids. Education Minister Chris Hipkins made the comments while criticizing one New Zealand Health board’s suggestion that unvaccinated children stay home from school for two weeks over confirmed local measles cases. Hipkins said Read More