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Russia blocks bid to briefly extend Syria chemical weapons inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russia vetoed on Friday a Japanese-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution to extend by one month an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, just a day after Moscow blocked a U.S. push to renew the investigation. Representatives of Russia and Bolivia vote in the United Nations (UN) Security Council on a bid to renew an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria during a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York, U.S., November 16, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson TheRead More

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Interested in Australia? Add Australia as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Australia news, video, and analysis from ABC News. A gay lawmaker on Thursday started the Australian Parliament’s debate on legal recognition for same-sex marriage with an emotion speech in which he warned against winding back LGBT rights. Dean Smith, a senator with the ruling conservative Liberal Party, has introduced a bill that would limit who could legally refuse to take part in same-sex marriage to churches, religious ministers and a new class of religiousRead More

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BRIEF-Grubhub says co, unit entered into credit agreement on Oct 10

Oct 11 (Reuters) – Grubhub Inc * Grubhub Inc says co, unit entered into credit agreement on Oct 10 – SEC filing​ * Grubhub Inc- ‍ credit agreement provides revolving loans in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding not to exceed $225 million​ * Grubhub Inc- ‍credit facility will be available to Grubhub holdings until october 10, 2022​ * Grubhub Inc- ‍credit agreement provides term loans in an aggregate principal amount of $125 million​ * Grubhub – to use term loans to refinance existing credit facility, toRead More

Teen organ recipients who met as babies to attend homecoming dance together

Two teenagers who met as they battled the same metabolic disorder and then underwent liver transplants weeks apart, are now going to a homecoming dance together. “It’s heartwarming,” said Oula Haddad, mother to 16-year-old Grace Haddad of Olney, Maryland. “To think your child is doing something so normal as going to a homecoming dance, I think it’s something a lot of people take for granted.” Jakob “JJ” Jasin, 17, and Grace Haddad’s families first met in 2001 when they were being treated at the same hospital for maple syrup urineRead More

Russia’s Bolshoi to premiere postponed ‘Nureyev’ ballet in December

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Bolshoi Theater said on Friday it would hold the postponed premiere of its ballet about late Soviet dancer Rudolf Nureyev in December, but probably with a new director standing in for the Kremlin critic who was originally in charge. The premiere of the ballet was pulled on July 11, just two days before it had been due to open. The theater said at the time the production was not ready and more rehearsal time was needed. It denied there was any ulterior motive. But some RussianRead More

Battered by cyclone, Philippines suffers flooding, landslides

MANILA (Reuters) – A cyclone dumped heavy rains in the Philippine capital, Manila, and nearby provinces on Tuesday, causing widespread flooding and landslides in some areas that killed at least two people, the national disaster agency said. Financial markets, government offices and schools were closed and port operations in some provinces were suspended, it said. Several flights were canceled. The weather bureau said cyclone Maring, which was packing winds of up to 60 kilometers per hour (37 mph), made landfall in the morning over Mauban municipality in the eastern provinceRead More

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Laughing gas makes a comeback as painkiller in ambulances

Normally used in dentist’s offices and hospitals, nitrous oxide — yes, laughing gas — is starting to turn up again in ambulances in some rural areas where medical workers with clearance to provide more traditional painkillers often aren’t on board. It gives advanced emergency medical technicians, who are a step down from higher-level paramedics, a way to help relieve patients’ pain and anxiety on what can sometimes be long trips to a hospital. “For someone to be in pain for that extended period of time, you know we want toRead More

Family, friends mourn 3 dead in Virginia rally violence – Abc news headlines

The woman killed when a car plowed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Virginia was described as a “true American hero” who died doing what she loved — standing up for people. Two state troopers also died when their helicopter crashed in a wooded area while deployed as part of a large-scale police effort to contain Saturday’s violence. They were remembered for their commitment and love of their jobs. Heather Heyer, 32, was among the hundreds of protesters who had gathered in Charlottesville to decryRead More