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  • Experts question benefits of fluoride-free toothpaste

    August 7, 2018 9:38 PM 11

    Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient — fluoride — and leaves them at a greater risk of cavities. While health authorities recognise fluoride as a cavity blocker, the internet is dotted with claims, often from “natural” toothpaste marketers and alternative medicine advocates

  • Thousands protest contentious bill in Israel

    August 5, 2018 4:49 AM 11

    Tens of thousands of members of Israel's Druze minority and their Jewish supporters, some chanting "equality", packed a central Tel Aviv square yesterday to rally against a contentious new law that critics say sidelines Israel's non-Jewish citizens. It marked the first time in recent memory that the Druze - followers of a secretive offshoot of Shiite

  • Malaysia’s civil aviation chief quits over missing Flight 370

    July 31, 2018 9:34 PM 13

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s civil aviation chief said Tuesday he has resigned to take responsibility after an independent investigative report highlighted shortcomings in the air traffic control centre during Malaysia Airlines Flight 370′s disappearance four years ago. The report released Monday raised the possibility that the jet may have been hijacked

  • Spain rescues 123 migrants in the Strait of Gibraltar

    July 30, 2018 4:52 AM 8

    Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 123 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa. The service says it pulled the migrants from 12 different boats intercepted by rescue craft Sunday morning in the Strait of Gibraltar. The latest arrivals come after Spain rescued nearly 1,000 people attempting the perilous journey

  • US gov't reunites over 1,800 migrant kids with parents by deadline

    July 27, 2018 5:07 PM 20

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Shy children were given a meal and a plane or bus ticket to locations around the U.S. as nonprofit groups tried to smooth the way for kids reunited with their parents following their separations at the U.S. Mexico border. The Trump administration said Thursday that more than 1,800 children 5 years and older had been reunited with parents

  • Former cricket star declares victory in Pakistan election

    July 26, 2018 6:52 PM 28

    SLAMABAD (AP) — Former cricket star Imran Khan declared victory Thursday in Pakistan’s parliamentary election that was marred by violence and allegations of fraud, and he pledged to fight corruption and build a nation that bowed to no one. Khan, who aspires to be the next prime minister, said in a televised address that he wanted good ties with his neighbours

  • US to impose sanctions on Turkey over detained pastor

    July 26, 2018 5:49 PM 13

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the United States will impose sanctions on NATO ally Turkey over a detained American pastor held on terror and espionage charges. “He is suffering greatly. This innocent man of faith should be released immediately!” the president added from aboard Air Force One as he flew to Iowa for an event

  • US announces billions to help farmers hurt by Trump tariffs

    July 24, 2018 9:14 PM 12

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government announced a $12 billion plan Tuesday to assist farmers who have been hurt by President Donald Trump’s trade disputes with China and other trading partners. The plan focuses on Midwest soybean producers and others targeted by retaliatory measures. The Agriculture Department said the proposal would include direct assistance

  • Board recommends Bill Cosby be found a sexually violent predator

    July 24, 2018 6:30 PM 24

    Bill Cosby should be classified as a sexually violent predator, according to an evaluation by Pennsylvania’s Sexual Offenders Assessment Board. The district attorney’s office that prosecuted Cosby asked a judge in a filing Tuesday to schedule a hearing on whether to accept the recommendation. “We will see them in court,” responded Andrew Wyatt

  • Syrian White Helmets evacuated to Jordan through Israel

    July 23, 2018 4:20 AM 33

    The Israeli military in coordination with its U.S. and European allies evacuated hundreds of Syrian rescue workers known as the White Helmets from near its volatile frontier with Syria, in a complex and first-of-a-kind operation. The evacuees, who were hemmed in from one side by advancing hostile Syrian troops and from another by militants affiliated