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vaping-nov22.jpg Indonesia is exploring a total ban on the use of electronic cigarettes and vape products in the country due to healthcare concerns following the lung illness outbreak related to vaping in the U.S., according to reports. However, the South-East Asian country has not reported any cases of vaping-related illness. Chain-smoking Indonesia is the world's second largest tobacco market.

lazyadolescents-nov22.jpg A new study led by the World Health Organization (WHO) says majority of adolescents worldwide are not sufficiently physically active, putting their current and future health at risk. The study, published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal and produced by researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO), finds that most of school-going adolescents globally did not meet current rec

iranprotests-nov22.jpg The United States has indicated that another round of sanctions is around the corner against the Iranian Government's violent crackdown on protests that emerged after an abrupt increase in fuel prices across the country. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Twitter Thursday that he has asked the Iranian protesters to send to the State Department their videos, photos, and information documen

obesitychildren-nov22.jpg A significant fall has been recorded in obesity among children, aged 2-4 years from low-income families in 41 U.S. states, a new study shows. Data published in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) is based on children in this age category enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). CDC and U.S

googlefacebook-nov21.jpg Facebook and Google's omnipresent surveillance of billions of people poses a systemic threat to human rights, Amnesty International warned in a report published on Thursday. The surveillance-based data-collection business model of the tech giants is incompatible with the right to privacy and poses a systemic threat to a range of other rights including freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of

hongkongprotests-nov21.jpg Both Houses of Congress have passed a Bill that declares solidarity with the student protesters' fight for human rights and democracy in Hong Kong and making its special status granted by Washington conditional. The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act by a 417 to 1 vote, a day after the Senate unanimously approved the legislation. The amended

The House Judiciary Committee passed a landmark bill Wednesday that will legalize marijuana at the federal level by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act. The legislation, known as the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement or MORE Act, was passed by a vote of 24 to 10. The bill...

gordonsondland-112019.jpg In closely watched Congressional testimony, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland claimed President Donald Trump directed his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to demand a "quid pro quo" from Ukraine.

clintlorance-nov20.jpg The United Nations' human rights watchdog has termed the recent presidential pardons for three U.S. service members accused of war crimes as violative of International Humanitarian Law. On November 15, President Donald Trump signed Executive Grant of Clemency for Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance and Army Major Mathew Golsteyn, and an order directing the promotion of Special Warfare Operator E

ubercar-nov20.jpg The National Transportation Safety Board urged federal regulators to create a review process before allowing companies to test autonomous vehicles on public roads. NTSB made the call in a board meeting to discuss the results of its investigation of a fatal collision between an Uber automated test vehicle and a pedestrian in March last year in Tempe, Arizona. NTSB said an Uber Technologies Inc. d

juul-nov20.jpg The states of California and New York are suing Juul Labs, Inc (JUUL), the United States' largest e-cigarette manufacturer, for illegally marketing its products to minors. In a lawsuit filed in the Alameda County Superior Court, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey and the County of Los Angeles alleged that contrary to the company's claims that it

fordow-nov19.jpg The United States will terminate the sanctions waiver provided to Iran's nuclear facility at Fordow in the wake of recent decision by the Iranian regime to resume uranium enrichment there. The sanctions waiver will be lifted on December 15. Announcing the decision at a news conference at the State Department headquarters, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, "the right amount of uranium enrich

islamicstate-nov19.jpg The U.S. Government imposed sanctions on a number of networks that have been providing critical financial and logistical support to the Islamic State in the Middle East and South Asia. The Treasury Department said its Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated two Turkey-based Islamic State procurement agents and four ISIS-linked companies operating in Syria, Turkey, and across the Gulf

foreignstudents-nov19.jpg For the tenth consecutive year, China continues to be the largest source of international students in the United States, according to a report released on Monday. For the educational year 2018-19, China sent 369,548 students in undergraduate, graduate, non-degree, and optional practical training (OPT) programs to the U.S., says the 2019 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. The

trump-powell-111819.jpg A week after testifying before Congress, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell met with President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the White House on Monday. Powell traveled to the White House at Trump's invitation to discuss the economy, growth, employment and inflation, the Fed said in a statement.

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