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3Novices : India cracks down on illegal mica mines after expose reveals child deaths

By Nita Bhalla and Jatindra Dash NEW DELHI/BHUBANESWAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Authorities in India have raided mica mines, arrested traders and begun steps to regulate the underground industry, local officials said, after a Thomson Reuters Foundation expose revealed a cover-up of child deaths in illegal mica mining. 45 more words


3Novices : Austrian court acquits U.S. rapper Gibbs of sexual assault

U.S. rapper Freddie Gibbs was acquitted on Friday of sexually assaulting a woman in Austria, a Vienna court spokeswoman said. Gibbs, 34, whose real name is Fredrick Tipton, was extradited from France to face charges that he spiked a woman’s drink and sexually abused her while he was on tour in Vienna last year. 21 more words


3Novices : US seeks de-escalation of tensions, calls Uri attack 'horrific'

Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Following the Indian Army’s surgical strikes against terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, the US has called for steps to avoid escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan and described the September 18 cross-border terror attack on an army camp in Jamuu and Kashmir as “horrific”. 50 more words


3Novices : Hypertension may affect cognitive skills in children

New York, Sep 30 (IANS) Hypertension or high blood pressure is rapidly increasing in children, largely as a consequence of their obesity. This high blood pressure in children and adolescents can significantly affect their mental skills, a study has found. 27 more words


Foxy stars of 'Teen Wolf'

Don’t you love it when a writer tries to use an unusual or fancy-pants word and gets it wrong? Me, too. I just love the use of… 30 more words


3Novices : Ovarian removal should be avoided in premenopausal women: Study

New York, Sep 30 (IANS) Oophorectomy or removal of ovaries in premenopausal women who are not at a high risk of cancer should not be considered as they may become prone to chronic health conditions, researchers suggested. 44 more words