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  • APNewsBreak: Kenya athletes allege doping bribery

    EMBU, Kenya (AP) — Two Kenyan athletes serving four-year bans for doping at the 2015 world championships say the chief executive of Athletics Kenya, the country's governing body for track and field, asked them each for a $24,000 bribe to reduce their suspensions.

    Associated Press13 mins ago
  • Four swine flu deaths in Lebanon this winter: health ministry

    Swine flu has killed four people in Lebanon since the beginning of the winter season in November, health officials said on Wednesday. "The cases that needed emergency care this winter season is up 20 percent compared to last winter," partly due to a more efficient referral system between the…

    AFP59 mins ago
  • HELCY Is a Laptop Case That Wants to Fix Your Back Problems

    If you’re anything like me, you probably spend a million hours a day clicking away at your keyboard and making nonsense appear on your screen. Unfortunately, all of that work can become a liability if your spine feels like it’s perpetually eroding. That’s where products like HELCY, the Healthy…

    Digital Trends
  • The CMV virus causes microcephaly in babies, and it’s much wider spread than Zika

    The potential link between the Zika virus and brain malformations in babies is terrifying pregnant women around the world. But even in places not hit by the virus, kids are at risk of being born with microcephaly, or a smaller-than-average brain. Many of those cases are caused by a virus you’ve…

    Quartz
  • Citing security, Davos organizers postpone Egypt conference

    GENEVA (AP) — Organizers of the World Economic Forum, which holds an annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, have postponed a similar conference planned to take place in Egypt this spring over security concerns.

    Associated Press
  • Rugby Union - Toulon forward Manoa out for three months

    - Toulon's US international forward Samu Manoa is to undergo an operation on his injured left knee and will be out for around three months, coach Bernard Laporte said. The news is a blow for the Top 14 giants, coming just a day after Irish lock Paul O'Connell announced his retirement from all rugby…

    AFP
  • The year 2040 is looking very scary for the world’s richest countries

    For demographers and economists, 2020 is a big year. That’s when 20% of the population of the world’s richest countries will be older than 65—a magic number because, starting in the mid-1900s, it’s the age when people stop working (though in many European countries people retire at 60), collect…

    Quartz
  • Legal marijuana is now a billion-dollar industry in Colorado

    The 2015 figures are in, and the number is huge—legal marijuana sales in Colorado were $996 million in 2015, according to Colorado Department of Revenue figures, the Denver Post’s marijuana website the Cannabist reports. Colorado collected more than $135 million in taxes from marijuana sales in…

    Quartz
  • Tennis - Injury forces Sharapova out of Qatar Open

    - Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Qatar Open tournament to be held later this month due to an injury to her left forearm, organisers announced. Earlier this year, Sharapova also had to withdraw from the Brisbane International. "Unfortunately, I will not be able to play the Qatar Open…

    AFP
  • 23andMe and Women’s Health Startup Celmatix Combine Forces To Research Genes Affecting Infertility

    Humans have been having humans for hundreds of thousands of years as part of our genetic drive so it seems counter-Darwinian that some genes might work against our ability to make a baby. But that is exactly what certain genes might be doing, according to women’s health startup Celmatix, and they…

    TechCrunch
  • Pregnant woman diagnosed with Zika in Australia

    A pregnant woman has been diagnosed with the Zika virus in Australia, officials said Wednesday, adding that the disease was acquired overseas. The Australian government has urged pregnant women to avoid areas where the mosquito-borne Zika virus, suspected of causing a surge in brain-damaged babies…

    AFP
  • Attacks keep millions away from famed Egypt tourist sites

    Said Ramadan has lost count of how much he's borrowed just to stay afloat while other vendors at Giza's pyramids have already lost hope, as jihadist attacks bring Egypt's tourist industry to its knees. Since Egypt's then army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted Islamist leader…

    AFP
  • Swarms of Chinese tourists make it tough for the Japanese to vacation at home

    The weak yen is boosting Japanese tourism, but absolutely killing Japanese tourists. With the yen down 25% since the beginning of 2013, Japan has become an increasingly popular destination. Inbound tourism reached a record 19.7 million people in 2015, nearly twice what it was in 2013, with a…

    Quartz
  • Australia introduces medicinal cannabis legislation

    Australia Wednesday introduced legislation into parliament to legalise the growing of cannabis for medicinal purposes, with the government calling it "the missing piece in a patient's journey". Health Minister Sussan Ley said the law, if passed, would allow cultivation of cannabis through a…

    AFP
  • FAA warns of potentially 'catastrophic' battery explosions

    The agency urges airlines to reexamine the risks associated with transporting lithium batteries as cargo.

    CNET
  • Disneyland Paris visitor numbers down since attacks

    Disneyland Paris has seen visitor numbers fall by eight percent since deadly attacks in the French capital last November in which 130 people died, the Euro Disney company announced Tuesday. "Primarily due to the November events in Paris," Euro Disney saw its first quarter (from October-January)…

    AFP
  • Basket - Griffin suspended four games for punch

    - Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin was suspended for four games and fined for his part in a punch-up that left him with a broken hand. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and head coach Doc Rivers said in a statement Griffin would be suspended for four games while having his pay docked for five…

    AFP