Japan: Bullet train with snake on board makes emergency stop

Japan: Bullet train with snake on board makes emergency stop

CNN)An unlikely stowaway on a Japanese bullet train (shinkansen) forced the country’s usually uber-punctual rail service to make an emergency stop Monday. A female passenger glimpsed a brown snake wrapped around an armrest through the gap in the seats in front of her. “We don’t know how the snake got on the train, or if it was a wild or a pet snake,” Haruhiko Tomikubo, a spokesperson for Japan Rail Central, told CNN. A snake…

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Girl weeps over police shootings at tense Charlotte meeting

Girl weeps over police shootings at tense Charlotte meeting

(CNN)A young girl climbed up a step ladder to stand at the podium before a tense Charlotte City Council meeting. Petite in size, with braids in her hair and hearts on her t-shirt, Zianna Oliphant collected herself and delivered her message loud and clear. “It’s a shame that our fathers and mothers are killed and we can’t see them anymore,” she said with tears streaming down her face. “It’s a shame that we have to…

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Preterm, low-birth-weight babies more likely for women with hearing loss

Preterm, low-birth-weight babies more likely for women with hearing loss

Pregnant women with hearing loss may be more likely to give birth prematurely or have low-birth-weight babies. This is the conclusion of new research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. [A pregnant woman looking at her bump] Researchers suggest women with hearing loss are at greater risk of having preterm or low-birth-weight babies. In the United States, around 15 percent of adults have some degree of hearing loss. Lead investigator Dr. Monika Mitra,…

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Police find missing girl, make 3 arrests in triple California killing

Police find missing girl, make 3 arrests in triple California killing

(CNN)Police have found a 17-year-old girl who went missing after police found three bodies at the home where she lived in Southern California. Fullerton Police officers on Sunday arrested Josh Acosta, 21, of Fort Irwin, and Frank Felix, 25, of Sun Valley. They are facing murder charges, said Fullerton Police Spokesman John Radus.       Frank Felix, left, and Josh Acosta Frank Felix, left, and Josh Acosta He noted that a 17-year-old female was…

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Deutsche Bank Slumps to Fresh Record Low on Capital Concerns

Deutsche Bank Slumps to Fresh Record Low on Capital Concerns

Deutsche Bank AG shares dropped to a record low amid concerns that mounting legal bills, including a looming fine over its pre-crisis mortgage bond business, may force the lender to raise capital. The shares dropped 6.3 percent to 10.70 euros at 10:14 a.m. in Frankfurt. The 38-member Bloomberg Europe Banks and Financial Services Index slipped 1.5 percent, with Deutsche Bank the worst performer.

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Barbaric’: UN officials condemn Syria’s Aleppo bombardment

Barbaric’: UN officials condemn Syria’s Aleppo bombardment

  (CNN)Top UN officials have separately described the Syrian regime’s brutal offensive against areas of the besieged northern city of Aleppo as “barbaric.” Following the collapse of a short-lived, US and Russia-brokered ceasefire, Syrian forces pounded rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Sunday, killing at least 85 people and wounding more than 300 others, an activist group reported. Syria: The biggest issue for the next US president? global headaches syria orig_00000519 At a UN Security Council crisis…

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US, South Korean missile destroyers in fresh show of force to North Korea

US, South Korean missile destroyers in fresh show of force to North Korea

(CNN)The US and South Korean navies put on a show of force in the Sea of Japan on Monday, the latest in a string of displays of military might in response to North Korea’s testing of nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles. Monday’s exercises saw the US guided missile destroyer USS Spruance join ships, submarines and planes from the South Korean navy in waters east of the Korean Peninsula.

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Naira Falls to N436/$ on Parallel Market as Dollar Scarcity Worsens

Naira Falls to N436/$ on Parallel Market as Dollar Scarcity Worsens

• Nigeria needs $15bn to stabilise, says Dangote • Lagos, Kaduna top list of most indebted states Obinna Chima with agency reports The naira fell to an all-time low of N436 to the dollar on the parallel market yesterday, as against N428 to the dollar from the previous day, as the perennial scarcity of the greenback in the market took a turn for the worse. The effect of the dollar shortage was also felt on the…

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Fashola: Why Buhari Can’t Stop Blaming Past Govts

Fashola: Why Buhari Can’t Stop Blaming Past Govts

Babatunde Raji Fashola • President warns west on implication of non-repatriation of looted funds Tobi Soniyi in Abuja and Olawale Olaleye in Lagos The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has made excuses for President Muhammadu Buhari’s habit of reminiscing on the past and blaming past administrations for the economic turmoil in the country, saying “yesterday remains relevant in understanding today in order to make choices that make tomorrow different and…

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Nigeria Will Not Slip Back to Lazy Overreliance on Oil

Nigeria Will Not Slip Back to Lazy Overreliance on Oil

President Buhari addresses Heads of Government and CEOs at US Africa Business Forum in New York. Photo: GODWIN OMOIGUI OPINION Muhammadu Buhari Until a few years ago, Africa Rising was a dominant theme in conversations about the global economy. That enthusiasm has since cooled, so that in newsrooms, think tanks and conference panels, “Africa Rising!” has given way to a more questioning “Africa Rising?” While some of that pessimism may be justified, we do not…

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