Multiple sclerosis drug could reverse physical symptoms

Multiple sclerosis drug could reverse physical symptoms

A drug that treats relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis – a form of multiple sclerosis that accounts for around 85 percent of people with the condition – has been revealed to reverse some of the damage caused by the disease. This revelation may have implications for future therapeutic strategies for people with the neurological disease. The drug alemtuzumab may improve some of the physical disability associated with MS. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is estimated to affect 2.3 million…

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LIfe under ISIS: Iraqis choke as sabotaged oil wells blaze

LIfe under ISIS: Iraqis choke as sabotaged oil wells blaze

Al-Qayyara, Iraq (CNN)“We cover the children at night when they sleep,” said Khalil. His hands were stained black, the air in the entrance to his house thick with smoke. Khalil, his wife and five children live but a minute’s walk from a blazing oil well, one of more than a dozen ISIS has set alight in recent months. His two-year-old son Obaida watched us warily. His bare feet were black, his face grimy with soot….

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Woman convicted as juvenile faces death in Iran

Woman convicted as juvenile faces death in Iran

(CNN)Zeinab Sekaanvand is 22 years old. She has lost her unborn child. She has lost her family, who disowned her. She has lost her freedom to prison. And she is soon expected to lose the last thing she has left: her life. The story of how a poor Iranian Kurdish teenager and child bride became a prisoner on death row is coming to light as human rights organizations fight to save her life. Activists must…

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The faces of Australia’s same-sex marriage ban

The faces of Australia’s same-sex marriage ban

(CNN)Every year on their anniversary, Des and Rex go to the restaurant where they had their first date. Like many committed partners, they want to get married. They’ve already written their vows. But unlike most couples, Des and Rex will have to keep waiting. Same-sex marriage isn’t legal in Australia and that’s not likely to change anytime soon, as the government reached a deadlock this week over how to move forward. They can’t wait much…

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US strikes hit 3 radar sites in Yemen, Pentagon says

US strikes hit 3 radar sites in Yemen, Pentagon says

(CNN)Three US strikes hit radar sites in Yemen early Thursday, hours after missiles targeted the USS Mason warship in the Red Sea, the Pentagon said. The strikes were carried out in “self defense,” the Pentagon said. They come after two missiles targeted the US warship off the coast of Yemen on Sunday — but missed it and hit the water instead. The missiles were launched within 60 minutes of each other when the warship was…

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Two women accuse Trump of inappropriate touching

Two women accuse Trump of inappropriate touching

Washington (CNN)WARNING: This story contains graphic language. Two women told The New York Times in a report published Wednesday night that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump touched them inappropriately, allegations that were swiftly followed by a similar claim in People magazine. The Times reported that Jessica Leeds and Rachel Crooks each had encounters with Trump in which he groped or kissed them without their consent. One of the alleged incidents occurred in 2005, the other…

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Pence chides woman calling for ‘revolution’ if Clinton wins

Pence chides woman calling for ‘revolution’ if Clinton wins

Newton, Iowa (CNN)Indiana Gov. Mike Pence dissuaded a female supporter Tuesday from starting a revolution in the wake of a Hillary Clinton victory in a passionate exchange here in Iowa during a town hall. The woman, who identified herself as Rhonda, expressed concern about voter fraud in the upcoming elections saying that she was scared of the outcomes. “Our lives depend on this election. Our kids’ futures depend on this election and I will tell…

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Powerful images of wounded Syrian girl go viral

Powerful images of wounded Syrian girl go viral

(CNN)It’s another haunting picture of a wounded child from Syria. This one has also gone viral on social media The video and images were posted online by a pro-opposition activist group, Talbiseh Media Center. It shows an 8-year-old girl in a medical facility, her hair and body covered with dust. There’s blood tricking down her forehead, her nose. She looks confused and scared and keeps calling out for her father. Off camera, a man talks…

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Trump trashes Ryan: ‘I don’t want his support’

Trump trashes Ryan: ‘I don’t want his support’

Washington (CNN)Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said that he doesn’t “want” or “care” about having House Speaker Paul Ryan’s support in an interview in which he repeatedly trashed the House speaker, virtually unprompted. “I don’t want his support,” Trump told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly about Ryan. “I don’t care about his support. What I want to do is I want to win for the people.” His remarks come after the Republican nominee lashed out in…

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Trump’s ‘locker room talk’ stirs real talk about sexual violence

Trump’s ‘locker room talk’ stirs real talk about sexual violence

(CNN)It began Friday night, shortly after the world learned of the time Donald Trump bragged about forcing himself on women and grabbing them by the “pussy.” He would later apologize and brush it off as “locker room talk.” Many, including author and social media star Kelly Oxford, saw it for what it was: sexual assault. “Women: tweet me your first assaults,” she said to her 746,000 Twitter followers. “I’ll go first: Old man on city…

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