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Texas announces first locally transmitted Zika case

In adults, Zika infections have also been linked to a rare neurological syndrome known as Guillain-Barre, as well as other neurological disorders. After 20 weeks, an abortion is only allowed "if the woman's life is endangered, her physical health is severely compromised or the pregnancy is "medically futile".

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Buffalo's Seantrel Henderson suspended 10 game by the NFL

But assuming he failed the test only because of marijuana, Henderson represents a special case. Henderson was previously suspended four games for a similar violation this year. If he were to fail a third drug test, Henderson would be banned for life, with the ability to apply for reinstatement after a year. Fettner called the NFL's reasoning to ban marijuana murky because it is legal in numerous states across America.

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Highly-contagious bird flu found in Japan, culling start

Simple checks on five chickens showed all of them tested positive for a bird flu virus. The World Organization for Animal Health reports bird flu has been confirmed in Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and Russian Federation despite continuing biosecurity efforts.

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Giant panda cub Bei Bei undergoes 'life-saving' bowel surgery

However, Kelly admitted that monitoring the little panda safely to ensure smooth and fast recovery remains a challenge for zoo keepers. Following an initial endoscopic exploration, it was clear to the veterinary team that the mass would not resolve itself on its own and the blockage needed to be removed surgically.

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Mixed bags for duck and deer hunters

An exception could be parts of northern Door, where some hunters still say deer are in short supply. When the deer-gun season is over this year, other deer seasons will continue. Department of Natural Resources conservation officers gave some upbeat assessments of deer and waterfowl hunting in the southeast last week, though things weren't exactly roaring because of the unusual warmth.

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Murray ends season as No. 1, beats Djokovic at ATP finals

I only managed to do it by one match . Djokovic, meanwhile, jogged to the net last night after what amounted to no more than a light workout against Kei Nishikori in his semi-final. This one was particularly galling as he frequently outplayed the world number one and had a match point in the final-set tiebreak before bowing out after three hours 38 minutes of toe-to-toe combat against the home favourite.