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Vitamin pills don’t make you healthier
Featured, Life Style

Vitamin pills don’t make you healthier

    Most of the popular vitamin and mineral supplements people take do not boost health, a major study says. Some could even increase the risk of death, scientists claim. Their research concludes only folic acid is proven to reduce risks of heart disease or stroke. They looked at five years of reviews of the most common supplements taken, incl­uding vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 (niacin), B6, B9 (folic acid), C, D and E. Multivitamins , vitamin C and D and calcium showed no advantage or added risk in prevention of cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, strokes or early death. But B3 and antioxidants showed a very small increased risk of death from any cause. Lead author Dr David Jenkins, University of Toronto, said: We were surprised to find so few positive effects of the mo...
Thunderstorms and heavy rain batters over UK
Featured, United Kingdom

Thunderstorms and heavy rain batters over UK

    Cars were submerged and railway lines blocked as flash flooding hit swathes of Kent during a huge thunderstorm today. The south-east of England was hit by spectacular lightning and torrential downpours throughout Tuesday afternoon. Gravesend, Meopham, Strood and Doddington were particularly badly hit with images showing cars submerged and rainwater as high as the windows of some homes. The flash floods have affected Southeastern rail services with Network Rail tweeting an image of a level crossing at Gillingham partly under water. There was disruption on the Gillingham line, there were no Kent bound services on the Maidstone East line from Lenham and trains along the Medway Valley route were also suspended. Lines were reopened but Network Rail has warned passeng...
Trump Says Kim Sending Right Hand Man to U.S. for Summit Talks
America, Featured

Trump Says Kim Sending Right Hand Man to U.S. for Summit Talks

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dispatched one of his top aides to New York for talks ahead of his planned summit with Donald Trump next month, the U.S. president said on Twitter. Meetings are currently taking place concerning Summit, and more, Trump said in a Twitter posting that misspelled the envoy’s name. Kim Young Chol, the Vice Chairman of North Korea, heading now to New York. Solid response to my letter, thank you! The veteran official’s trip is another sign that preparations for the on-again, off-again June 12 meeting in Singapore are moving forward. Just three days after Trump abruptly called off the unprecedented meeting in a letter to the North Korean leader, the president appeared to confirm the talks were back on. Kim Yong Chol accompanied Kim Jong...
Passengers panic after bomb threat on plane
Asia, Featured

Passengers panic after bomb threat on plane

    Passengers on a flight which was preparing to take off in Indonesia were left injured in a scramble to flee after a man made a threat that there was a bomb on board. The plane was preparing to leave from Borneo to Jakarta when the threat was made. Passengers overheard Frantinus Nirigi, 26, telling a flight attendant there was a bomb on the Lion Air plane, which had 189 passengers on board, police spokesman Nanang Purnomo said. Mr Purnomo said another passenger broke the emergency exit windows. He and Nirigi were arrested. Video online showed dozens of people standing on the Boeing 737's right wing. 22 incredible photos from where jumbo jets go to die Some slid down the right engine and landed on the ground in their effort to escape the aircraft. Mr Purnomo sai...
Paris spider man saved 4 years old boy life after dangling from balcony
Europe, Featured

Paris spider man saved 4 years old boy life after dangling from balcony

    The father of a child saved by a Mali immigrant as he dangled from balcony in Paris was “playing Pokemon Go” during his son’s dramatic rescue. Mamoudou Gassana has been awarded for his bravery with papers to legalise his stay in France after scaling five floors on the outside of the building to grab the four-year-old boy. French Prosecutor Francois Molins claimed the child’s father was playing the virtual reality smartphone game on his way back from the shops. He told BFM TV that the boy’s dad had left the flat just as the incident unfolded. The window had been left open and there was no safety grille to stop the child falling out, he added. He said: “The father left the flat just as the incident was unfolding. He went shopping and then decided to play Pokemon Go...