Last-gasp anti-Trump effort at Republican convention

Last-gasp anti-Trump effort at Republican convention

In a highly unusual show of disunity and anger on the floor of a modern party convention, a group of states tried to force a state-by-state roll call vote on the rules of the convention. The rebellion apparently caught Trump’s campaign team by surprise, and his lieutenants were seen frantically whipping votes on the floor to squelch the effort amid scenes of deepening disarray. The dramatic scenes that unfolded around a normally routine procedure in passing the convention rules effectively turned into the last stand of party forces who had…

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MH17: Malaysia Airlines reaches settlement with families

MH17: Malaysia Airlines reaches settlement with families

Amsterdam: Malaysia Airlines has struck a deal to settle damages claims for most victims of its MH17 flight that was shot down over eastern Ukraine two years ago, Dutch national broadcaster NOS has reported. NOS cited Veeru Mewa, a lawyer representing Dutch victims. Previous slideNext slide MH17 victim’s son: ‘Wounds never heal’ Russian lab protected athletes: WADA Pakistani star’s brother admits strangling her Police reopen Baton Rouge crime scene area Parisians pay tribute to Nice victims Ohio prepares for RNC Louisiana officials outraged over fatal shooting Qandeel Baloch slain in…

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Parents of premature babies 'more likely to suffer depression'

Parents of premature babies 'more likely to suffer depression'

Posted July 19, 2016 08:12:06 Photo: The study examined more than 200 mothers and fathers of premature babies born prior to 30 weeks. (ABC News) Australian researchers say they are alarmed at the high levels of depression and anxiety suffered by parents of premature babies. Key points: Parents of premature babies are seven times more likely to experience depression 40 per cent of mothers and 36 per cent of fathers depressed in early weeks after birth Anxiety levels of parents of premature babies were also well above average A Murdoch…

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Asbestos-tainted firm wants to prevent future mistakes

Asbestos-tainted firm wants to prevent future mistakes

Updated July 18, 2016 20:20:27 A Chinese company at the centre of an asbestos contamination scandal involving government building projects in Perth and Brisbane, says it has taken steps to ensure the mistake cannot be repeated. Yuanda Australia, a subsidiary of Chinese multinational manufacturing firm Yuanda Holdings Limited, supplied asbestos-tainted roof panels to the Perth Children’s Hospital project, sparking health fears for dozens of workers and prompting parts of the site to be locked down. Yuanda also supplied gaskets contaminated with the potentially deadly substance to a tower under construction…

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