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Sperm counts among western men have halved in last 40 years – study

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Sperm counts among men have more than halved in the last 40 years, research suggests, although the drivers behind the decline remain unclear.sperm.jpgThe latest findings reveal that between 1973 and 2011, the concentration of sperm in the ejaculate of men in wester ...

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Lithuanian parliamentary election of 2016 (results)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoodAWE8EQcThis video shows how this election went.Lithuanian parliament consists of 141 MPs70 MPs are elected by national proportional vote (5% threshold)71 MPs are elected by two round system in 71 constituencies (if first round doesn t result in over 50% ...

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Muslim mother takes legal action against school over face veil ban

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A Muslim mother has launched legal action against her daughter’s school, after being told she could not wear a face veil on its premises.Rachida Serroukh.jpgRachida Serroukh, 37, a single mother of three daughters, has begun a discrimination test case against the p ...

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Poland Crisis, Gov. takes Over Courts, EU threatens with suspension.

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The Polish parliament passed a bill that would give parliament the power to appoint Supreme Court judges. Guy Verhofstadt, the President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe in the European Parliament, has called on President Andrzej Duda to take action and said the European Commission should trigger the EU’s Article 7 if the ...

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India-China Standoff in Doklam, Bhutan and neither side is backing down

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Doklam Stand-Off: India-China Soldiers Stand Face-To-Face, Chinese Media Declares Doesn’t Fear Going To WarChina has also conveyed to foreign diplomats in Beijing that it will not wait for an indefinite period.[img]https://www.outlookindia.com/public/uploads/articles/2017/7/18/sikkim_630_630.jpg[/img:g5c1 ...

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Trump to offer 15,000 extra temporary worker visas this year

PBS[/url]"]WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will offer an extra 15,000 temporary, seasonal work visas this budget year.The extra H-2B visas are for seasonal, non-agriculture workers for jobs at a variety of businesses, including resorts. The extra visas will be available to companies that can show that their businesses ...

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Russia bans Jehova's witnesses, to confiscate all properties

Russia's Supreme Court has ordered the disbanding of the Jehovah's Witnesses on Russian territory.The ban came into effect after the court rejected an appeal by the religious group against a ruling in April which declared it to be extremist.The justice ministry had argued that the group distributed pamphlets which incited hatred against oth ...

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Milan bans selfie sticks, glass bottles and food trucks

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Selfie sticks, glass bottles and food trucks have all been outlawed by authorities in Milan.selfie.jpgThe Town Hall’s ban came into effect on Friday 14 July, and is aimed at curbing littering and anti-social behaviour, reports The Local.Tourists and locals alike ...

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Cardiff NHS hospital staff lose parking tickets case

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Seventy-five members of staff at a Cardiff hospital have been left "broken" by a court ruling that means they owe thousands of pounds in parking tickets, a campaigner has said.cardiff-nhs.jpgOn Friday, a judge at Cardiff Civil Justice Centre ruled private ...

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Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win maths' Fields Medal, dies

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Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win maths' Fields Medal, diesMaryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to receive the prestigious Fields Medal for mathematics, has died in ...

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Ravens Surprise Scientists By Showing They Can Plan

As recently as 10 years ago, humans were thought to be the only species with the ability to plan.raven.jpgRecent studies on great apes showed the ability is not uniquely human. Now, scientists in Sweden have come to the surprising conclusion that ravens can also de ...

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London Tube to change 'ladies and gentlemen' announcements-Gender Neutral

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The "ladies and gentlemen" greeting on Tube announcements is to be scrapped, Transport for London (TfL) has announced. London Underground staff have been told to say "hello everyone" in an effort to become more gender-neutral. TfL said the move was to ensure all passengers felt "welcome".

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Alexis Arts

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I had the pleasure of meeting Danilo(wiki) the other day. Danilo aside from being an illusionist, he is also a distinguished economist who has lectured numerous times in Cambridge University about the Illusion of Econometrics and Statistics. He holds 7 Gu ...

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China Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo dies aged 61 in custody

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China is facing a barrage of international criticism for its treatment of the Nobel laureate and democracy campaigner Liu Xiaobo, who died at the age of 61 on Thursday.Liu-Xiaobo.jpgLiu, who championed non-violent resistance as a way of overcoming “forceful tyranny ...

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Kenya’s $3.2 billion Nairobi-Mombasa rail line opens with help from China

The Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), built and funded by the Chinese, officially opened to the public on Madaraka Day, the anniversary of Kenya gaining the right of self-rule.The ambitions of the SGR are similarly ambitious. The $3.2 billion rail line, the first leg of which connects Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, and the port city of Mombasa, is the ...

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