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Bangladesh scuttles boats, jails captains to curb Rohingya influx

Bangladesh scuttles boats, jails captains to curb Rohingya influxBangladesh has destroyed at least 30 wooden fishing boats to deter local captains from smuggling Rohingya refugees and illegal drugs across the border from strife-torn Myanmar, officials said Thursday. Border guards seized the vessels and arrested the captains after they were intercepted Tuesday evening bringing more than 700 Rohingya Muslims across the river from Myanmar’s westernmost Rakhine state. The boatmen were also caught in possession of about 100,000 “yaba” pills, an illegal stimulant popular in Bangladesh, said a border guard official.



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Taxi jumps curb near airport in 'accident'; 10 cabbies hurt

Taxi jumps curb near airport in 'accident'; 10 cabbies hurtBOSTON (AP) — A taxi crashed into a group of cab drivers near the city's airport on Monday, injuring 10 people in what police said appeared to be a "tragic accident."



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Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Jazeera, curb ties with Iran

Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Jazeera, curb ties with IranBy William Maclean, Rania El Gamal and Tom Finn DUBAI/DOHA (Reuters) – Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching it would appear to be hard for Doha to comply. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have sent a 13-point list of demands apparently aimed at dismantling their tiny but wealthy neighbor’s two-decade-old interventionist foreign policy which has incensed them. A Qatari government spokesman said Doha was reviewing the list of demands and that a formal response would be made by the foreign ministry and delivered to Kuwait, but added that the demands were not reasonable or actionable.



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The Latest: White House has no plan to curb Russia sanctions

The Latest: White House has no plan to curb Russia sanctionsWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):



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Texas committee passes bill to curb transgender bathroom access

Texas committee passes bill to curb transgender bathroom accessBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A bill that would restrict access to public bathrooms by transgender people was approved by a Texas Senate committee on Wednesday after hundreds of people lined up for a nearly 21-hour session on that legislation, which critics said promotes discrimination. It will now go to the Republican-controlled Senate where it is expected to pass. Republican Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, who guides the Senate agenda, has said the legislation is a priority.



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Peru hands out condoms to curb sex-transmitted Zika

A child takes a picture as employees of the Peruvian Health Ministry display information on mosquitos (Aedes aegypti) that transmit Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya virus in Lima on January 27, 2016Visitors arriving in Peru by air on Tuesday from Zika-infected countries were given condoms as part of a government campaign to curb the sexual transmission of the virus. The measure follows Peru's announcement on the weekend of its first case of Zika contracted on its territory. A 32-year-old woman in the capital Lima caught the virus through sex with her partner, who was believed to have been infected on a recent trip to Venezuela.



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Europe and Central Asia failing to curb spread of HIV: WHO

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – Despite major advances in treating and preventing HIV, Europe and Central Asia have failed to tackle the epidemic, with some 136,000 people becoming newly infected with the incurable AIDS virus last year, health officials said on Thursday. Figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) showed 80 percent more new HIV cases in 2013 compared to 2004, meaning a crucial target to reverse the tide of AIDS in the region will be missed. …
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Mississippi aims to curb teen pregnancy with umbilical blood law

By Emily Le Coz JACKSON, Mississippi (Reuters) – Mississippi will require doctors to collect umbilical cord blood from babies born to some young mothers, under a new law intended to identify statutory rapists and reduce the state’s rate of teenage pregnancy, the highest in the country. The measure, which takes effect on July 1 and is the first of its kind in the country, targets certain mothers who were 16 or younger at the time of conception. …
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