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Electricity is creating new hope in medicine

A radical new approach to treating disease Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | When your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. This saying is particularly apt in medicine where doctors treat nearly every condition–from depression to hypertension–with a pill. If your doctor prescribed you anything other …

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Canada proposes hefty redress for airline delays

Ottawa, Canada | AFP |  Airline passengers in Canada could soon be eligible for significant compensation for delayed flights or lost baggage, under proposed regulations unveiled by the government on Monday. The draft rules follow a rising number of complaints, including from one flight stuck on the tarmac in Ottawa …

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Ottawa’s envoy in China meets with second detained Canadian

Ottawa, Canada | AFP |  Ottawa’s ambassador to Beijing has met with the second Canadian detained in China on suspicion of threatening national security, Canada’s foreign ministry said Sunday. The ministry said Ambassador John McCallum had met with Michael Spavor, a business consultant, two days after meeting with another detained …

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New Facebook bug may have exposed unposted photos

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Facebook apologized Friday for a “bug” that may have exposed unposted photos from as many as 6.8 million users over a 12-day period through third-party applications. In the latest in a string of incidents on data protection, the leading social network said using …

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Apple to build $1 bln campus in Texas

Washington, United States | AFP | Apple announced Thursday it will build a $1 billion campus in Texas as part of a nationwide expansion. The facility will be less than a mile from the tech giant’s existing facility in Austin and initially accommodate 5,000 additional employees, with room to grow …

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