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New tech taking telemedicine to the next level

  Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Telemedicine has gone way beyond conference calls: new technologies allow doctors to monitor blood pressure and other vital signs — take x-rays even — and assist with operations from miles away. Wireless technology is moving “healthcare outside of clinics and hospitals”, said Pamela Spence, …

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Ronaldo back in Madrid ready to tackle favourite victim Atletico

Milan, Italy | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Spain ready to bury the demons of his nightmare Champions League debut for Juventus on Wednesday against one of his favourite victims Atletico Madrid. The former Real Madrid player was sent off after 28 minutes in his first European game for Juventus in Spain last September …

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Transfer deadline day deals

Paris, France | AFP | With the January transfer window closing on Thursday evening, AFP Sport picks out some of the main deals to go through around Europe on deadline day: ENGLAND – Newcastle United signed Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron, 24, from MLS Cup winners Atlanta United, reportedly for a club-record …

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Nearly 300 migrants rescued off Libya: aid group

Madrid, Spain | AFP | A migrant group said Friday it had rescued nearly 300 migrants off the coast of Libya over the previous 24 hours. “More than 300 people safe on board the #OpenArms,” the Proactiva Open Arms organisation tweeted. The organisation added that it had rescued people on …

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Millions of O2, SoftBank customers hit by glitch

London, United Kingdom | AFP | UK mobile phone operator O2 and Japan’s SoftBank said Thursday that tens of millions of their customers were unable to use data due to a glitch with sofware made by Sweden’s Ericsson. The outage wreaked havoc across Britain, with millions of drivers unable to …

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Did 6kg of plastic ocean trash kill this whale?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A dead sperm whale that washed ashore recently in a national park in Indonesia had nearly 6kg of plastic waste in its stomach, park officials say. Items found included 115 drinking cups, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags and two flip-flops. The discovery has caused …

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