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Palestinian prisoner ends 94-day hunger strike

Freed Palestinian prisoner Ashraf Hamash kisses the head of his mother upon his release from an Israeli jail, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip February 28, 2016. The military said a Palestinian brandishing a knife tried to stab soldiers on duty near Ramallah Friday afternoon before forces at the scene opened fire and killed him.

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At least two American women aborted after Zika virus infections

However, there have been reports of increased cases of a birth defect known as microcephaly that may be associated with Zika virus infection among pregnant women . The report concerned a stillborn Brazilian fetus that had nearly no brain tissue and risky fluid buildup in other parts of its body. However, NIAID deputy director Dr.

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First sexually transmitted case of Zika virus in Europe recorded

The Aedes mosquito can also transmit dengue fever and chikungunya infection. The situation, according to officials, "meets the conditions for a public health emergency of worldwide concern". In Arkansas we have had only one case, and that was from someone who traveled to an area where Zika infections are occurring. "Ending a pregnancy at this stage is not even legal".

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The Powers That Be: Kentucky Republican Caucus Questions

The move from a primary process to a caucus was spearheaded by Senator Rand Paul's campaign so he could appear on ballots in the race for the White House and reelection to his senate seat, at the same time. Anybody else who would like to speak in favor of that candidate will be allowed one minute. "You will just have to sign in and mark who you want to vote for on the ballot".

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Yoko Ono home from hospital

Elliot added that there is definitely no stroke and no life-threatening circumstances.it's just advanced flu. Ono checked into the hospital on Friday after complaining of severe flu-like symptoms, Mintz said at the time. She has appeared to be in good health, past year playing two concerts with her Plastic Ono Band at New York's Museum of Modern Art and headlining the Chinese-oriented Modern Sky Festival in Central Park.

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CDC: At least 14 Cases of Sexually Transmitted Zika in the US

Dallas had the first reported case of sexually transmitted Zika in the United States. Zika virus is mainly spread by mosquito bites. The CDC is urging individuals to follow its previously issued guidance of abstinence or condom use for women, especially those who are pregnant, whose male sexual partners have traveled to a Zika-infected area.