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China's economy cools in the fourth quarter, 2018 growth hits 28-year low

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s economic growth cooled slightly in the fourth quarter from a year earlier as expected, weighed down by weak investment and faltering consumer confidence as Washington piled on trade pressure, leaving 2018 growth the weakest in 28 years. FILE PHOTO: A tree is pictured in front of buildings in Beijing’s central business Read More

Can Apple Watch prevent strokes? New study aims to find out

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File photo: Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about the new Apple Watch during an Apple event on Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Apple Watch has already been credited with saving lives by alerting wearers about heart conditions. But can the smartwatch prevent strokes? A new Johnson & Johnson study aims Read More

Lords of war: US weapons factories dominate global arms trade

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The latest report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) revealed that sales of arms and military services by global majors totaled $398.2 billion in 2017, marking a 44 percent growth over the past 15 years. “The overall number excludes Chinese data due to the lack of available information to allow for a reasonable or Read More

Apophis asteroid could strike Earth in 2068, warn Russian scientists

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The ominously-named Apophis asteroid could have hundreds of opportunities to hit the Earth over the course of the next century, Russian scientists have warned. Named after the Ancient Egyptian god of evil, darkness and destruction, Apophis 99942 is expected to come within 37,600km (23,363 miles) of the Earth, just a tenth of the distance between Read More

Anti-vax movement among TOP THREATS to global health, with HIV & Ebola, WHO says

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The anti-vaccination trend has landed next to HIV and Ebola as a key global threat, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Experts say “vaccine hesitancy” risks reversing progress in fighting preventable diseases. Although various diseases that can be prevented by vaccines, such as diphtheria and meningitis, were on WHO’s Health threat lists before, in Read More

Tiffany holiday sales fall as dollar crimps Chinese tourists' spending

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(Reuters) – Tiffany & Co (TIF.N) tempered its yearly profit forecast on Friday after the luxury jeweler’s holiday sales fell unexpectedly as Chinese tourists spent less globally due to a stronger dollar and demand softened in Europe and at home. FILE PHOTO: Festive lights decorate the Tiffany & Co store on New Bond Street in Read More

'Summer is happening’: Scientists reveal key new insights into Saturn’s moon Titan

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Saturn’s moon Titan saw rainfall in its north pole, scientists have revealed in an exciting finding that explains more about the mysterious moon and its similarities to our own planet. When orbiting Titan, the Cassini spacecraft captured something reflective on the moon’s north pole that covered about 46,332 square miles – a “bright ephemeral” reflective Read More

Investors punish poorly performing hedge funds by pulling billions

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FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid BOSTON (Reuters) – Hedge funds suffered their worst quarterly outflows in two years when investors pulled $23 billion from the industry during the last three months of 2018, new data released on Read More