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Asian markets mixed but trade standoff back in spotlight

WT24 Desk HONG KONG – Asian markets were mixed on Friday but about the China-US trade talks returned to the fore after a report said Beijing officials had raised doubts about the chances of a long-term deal, AFP reports. Investors were also spooked by a speech by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo,in which he called China “truly hostile” to the ...

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Atherosclerosis: Scientists identify new protein target in immune cells

WT24 Desk The inflammatory condition atherosclerosis, where fatty, waxy deposits build up in arteries, raises the risk of stroke, heart attack, and cardiovascular disease. Now, using mice and human samples, scientists have shown for the first time that a protein in cells called macrophages promotes the disease, according to MNT. Macrophages are a large group of cells that do many ...

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Tigers struggle with itchy eyes, sore throat but OK with Delhi air

WT24 Desk Delhi’s air pollution has left several Bangladesh players with sore throats and itchy eyes but coach Russell Domingo dismissed any health concerns and said they were focused on giving a good account of themselves in Sunday’s Twenty20 match against India, Reuters reports. The city government instructed schools in Delhi on Friday to remain shut until 5 November as ...

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Shahid Kapoor taking cricket lessons for ‘Jersey’

WT24 Desk Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor is preparing hard for the Hindi remake of Telegu film “Jersey”. He has started training to hone his cricketing skills for the role of a cricketer in the movie, IANS reports. Talking about the film, Shahid said: “It took me some time to decide what to do next after ‘Kabir Singh’. But the minute ...

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‘Cosplayers’ take to the streets at Halloween

WT24 Desk In the days around Halloween, a visitor to the scenic Tuscan city of Lucca might be forgiven for thinking the locals are a bit larger than life, AFP reports. Each year, the walled city is invaded by thousands of fans of comics, video games and animated films who prowl the medieval streets dressed as their favourite characters during ...

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Harvard Law asks students to stop feeding loose library bird

WT24 Desk  Officials at Harvard Law School in Massachusetts sent a message to students with an unusual request: please don’t feed the loose bird in the library, UPI reports. Visitors to the Harvard Law School Library reported spotted a small bird flying around among the stacks in recent days, and officials said they are working on a plan to capture ...

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