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Drought-stricken Cape Town's Day Zero moves to July

Residents of drought-stricken Cape Town received good news Tuesday when city officials said they now face losing piped water to their homes by July 9 - a month later than last forecast. 30 Aug 2017. Cape Town, South Africa. "Therefore it is imperative that we reach this target to make it through to the winter rains". The South African city has enforced strict waste controls including prosecuting homeowners who use significantly more than the current 50-litre daily limit.

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Alan Pardew given two games to save West Bromwich Albion job

A Barcelona court has now decided there is not enough evidence to bring charges against the foursome. A source from the five star The One Hotel told United Kingdom media that a group of players returned drunk after a night out. The quartet reportedly took over a cab and drove it off McDonald's drive-through to the hotel they were staying at before abandoning the vehicle. I didn't learn they were rich footballers until later.

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Measles cases in Europe up four-fold in 2017

But a year later, measles cases have spiked to over 21,000 across the Continent. "Over 20,000 cases of measles, and 35 lives lost in 2017 alone, are a tragedy we simply can not accept", said Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe.

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24 flu-related hospitalizations reported in LeFlore County

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week that 84 children nationwide have died of the flu so far this season. The health department reports all the deaths have been among adults ages 50 and older. The most recent numbers (Feb. 4-10) showed an upward trend in new lab-confirmed cases with more than 1,000 in the week. When it comes to preventing heart attacks in people with cardiovascular problems, experts have put getting the flu vaccine on par with long-term ...

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Kratom Is Linked to a Salmonella Outbreak Across 20 States, CDC Says

The CDC could not identify a common brand or supplier linked with this outbreak. Kratom is marketed as a plant-based supplement to treat pain, anxiety and depression but its similarities to opioids have raised concerns that it can be addictive and unsafe.

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Mexico: 6.0 Magnitude Quake Causes Panic Among Residents

No one was killed during last week's quake, but a military helicopter carrying officials assessing its damage crashed, killing 13 people and injuring a further 15. It was felt in Mexico City , where quake alarm sirens had people springing out of their beds and into the streets. Oaxaca state authorities opened shelters for those affected, and almost 6,000 soldiers and federal police were deployed to help with the emergency response.