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Formerly conjoined twins sent home 5 months after separation – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

A pair of formerly conjoined twins are being discharged from the hospital just in time for Thanksgiving after a successful surgery to separate them. Erin and Abby Delaney were born joined at the head on July 24, 2016 — 10 weeks premature. In June, they underwent a rare separation surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Erin and Abby suffered from brain bleeds after the surgery and were even placed in an induced coma for a few weeks. However, five months later, the girls are thriving and were sent homeRead More


Facebook to meet Russian regulators to discuss compliance: TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Facebook (FB.O) plan to meet Russian regulators in late December or early January to discuss compliance, TASS news agency cited the head of Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor as saying on Tuesday. A 3D-printed Facebook logo is displayed in front of the Russian flag, in this illustration taken October 25, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration “We will discuss with them all the issues, including localization of databases and prompt removal of prohibited content,” TASS quoted Alexander Zharov as saying. Zharov said in September that Russia would block access to FacebookRead More


U.S. to end protected status for Haitians in July 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States in July 2019 will end a special status given to about 59,000 Haitian immigrants that protects them from deportation after a devastating 2010 earthquake, senior Trump administration officials said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A Flag from Haiti is pictured in a local store as a woman walks under rain at the neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York, U.S. May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo The decision by acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke gives Haitians 18 months to return to their impoverished Caribbean countryRead More


Tencent on global path as it surpasses Facebook in valuation

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s biggest social network and gaming firm Tencent Holdings, which last week reported forecast-beating quarterly results, is close to making Malaysia the first foreign country to roll out its WeChat ecosystem, an executive told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Tencent’s booth is pictured at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) 2017 in Beijing, China April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo Tencent has made a “breakthrough” in gaining an e-payment license in Malaysia for local transactions, and plans a launch early next year, senior vice president S.Y. Lau saidRead More


CBS channels blacked out for Dish customers over carriage dispute

(Reuters) – CBS Corp’s TV stations were blacked out for Dish Network Corp’s customers over a network carriage deal dispute, the companies said early Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A Dish Network receiver hangs on a house in Somerville, Massachusetts, U.S., February 21, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo Dish said in a statement that CBS rejected its offer to extend their contract while negotiations continued. “This particular dispute is yet another example of the company punishing its subscribers instead of negotiating a fair carriage deal that reflects the current marketplace,” CBS said inRead More


Exclusive – State Dept. revolt: Tillerson accused of violating U.S. law on child soldiers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal government documents reviewed by Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks to staff members at the U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, Switzerland October 26, 2017. REUTERS/Alex Brandon/Pool/File Photo A confidential State Department “dissent” memo not previously reported said Tillerson breached the ChildRead More


U.S. to end protected status for Haitians in July 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will end in July 2019 a special status given to about 59,000 Haitian immigrants that protects them from deportation, senior Trump administration officials said on Monday. “It was assessed overall that the extraordinary but temporary conditions that served as the basis of Haiti’s most recent designation has sufficiently improved such that they no longer prevent nationals of Haiti from returning safely,” a senior Trump administration official told a briefing. Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. SourceRead More


The pros and cons of carrying on or checking your luggage for airline travel – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

Let’s talk about bags. Interested in Travel? Add Travel as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Travel news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Whether you’ve got a 29-inch Samsonite spinner or an Eddie Bauer backpack or maybe even a Louis Vuitton carry-all, they all do the job. But some do it better than others and brand names have nothing to do with it. It’s all about the size and bigger isn’t always better. Let’s examine the pros and cons of big and little luggage. Carry-ons:Read More


Philippines’ Duterte offers China 3rd telecom carrier slot – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered to China an opportunity to operate a new, third telecommunications carrier in the country, his spokesman said Monday. The move is aimed at breaking a telecoms duopoly in a country that is said to have the slowest internet speed in the Asia Pacific. It is unclear if China or any Chinese companies would be keen to take Duterte up on his offer. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said Duterte made the offer to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during their bilateral meeting in Manila last week.Read More


UK queen and husband Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage, quietly

LONDON (Reuters) – Queen Elizabeth and husband Prince Philip mark their platinum wedding anniversary with a small family get-together on Monday, a far cry from the pomp and celebration which greeted their marriage 70 years ago. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visit Pangbourne College near Reading, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo The couple married at London’s Westminster Abbey on Nov. 20, 1947, just two years after the end of World War Two, in a glittering ceremony which attracted statesmen and royalty from around the world andRead More