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Fresh FIR filed against Nirav Modi for possessing multiple Indian passports        Nigeria: 31 people killed in twin suicide blasts        1 dead, 20 injured in New Jersey arts festival shooting        Mexico shock World Cup holders Germany        World Cup: Serbia edge out Costa Rica in Group E opener        Messi penalty saved as Iceland hold Argentina        Pakistan SC bars Musharraf from contesting election        FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia stun Saudi Arabia in opener, substitutes shine in 5-0 win        India vs Afghanistan, one-off Test: Afghanistan fight back as India reach 347-6 on Day 1        Four killed, 10 missing after landslide in Kerala        Railways drop coach factory project in Palakkad        Vajpayee better, hopeful of full recovery in next few days: AIIMS director        Congress wins Jayanagar assembly seat in Karnataka        N Korea no longer a nuclear threat: Trump        Former president Maldives and chief justice sentenced for obstruction of justice        Hafiz Saeed-backed MML can’t contest Pakistan elections        Afghanistan not nervous about Test clash with India, says skipper Asghar Stanikzai        Amelia Kerr slams 232* to break 21-year-old record in Women's ODIs        Alappuzha and Thiruvananthapuram offer models of decentralized waste management systems        Bhaiyyu Maharaj, Spiritual Guru To Top Politicians, Commits Suicide        
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International News
Mystery illness strikes more US diplomats in China
 
(Beijing, June 07, 2018):The US State Department is evacuating several Americans from China amid health concerns about mysterious symptoms arising after unusual noises detected by US diplomats and their families working in the consulate in Guangzhou.

After initial screenings by a medical team dispatched last month when the first incident was reported, the State Department has sent a number of ­affected people to the US for further evaluation, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Wednesday.

"US medical professionals will continue to conduct full evaluations to determine the cause of the reported symptoms and whether the findings are consistent with those noted in previously affected government personnel or possibly completely unrelated," Nauert said.

The evacuation was the first sign that the unexplained ailments previously known to have afflicted only one US government employee in China have now broadened and threaten to become a full-blown health crisis like the one that affected at least 24 American diplomats and their families in Cuba.

The latest round of evacuations began on Wednesday in China. More diplomats and their dependents are expected to be sent home in coming days.

On May 23, the State Department issued a health alert for China after revealing that one employee of the Guangzhou consulate had reported hearing strange noises and exhibiting symptoms of brain injury.

It described his experience as "subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound and pressure", and ordered the employee's evacuation, The Washington Post reported.

Last month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo noted the striking similarities between the one reported case in China and those experienced by at least 24 Americans connected to the US Embassy in Havana.

Many of them were diagnosed with signs of minor brain trauma, like concussions, after hearing eerily disturbing noises starting in late 2016 and continuing through most of last year.

In response, Washington downsized the US diplomatic staff in Havana and prohibited families from joining the diplomats who stayed.

The country also expelled 15 Cuban diplomats in retaliation, accusing Cuba of failing to protect American envoys.


Nigeria: 31 people killed in twin suicide blasts
1 dead, 20 injured in New Jersey arts festival shooting
Pakistan SC bars Musharraf from contesting election
N Korea no longer a nuclear threat: Trump
Former president Maldives and chief justice sentenced for obstruction of justice
Hafiz Saeed-backed MML can’t contest Pakistan elections
Trump to hold bilateral meetings with Singapore PM ahead of US-North Korea summit
12 dead, 31 wounded in blast outside govt ministry in Kabul
India refuses to endorse China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Trump's top economic adviser accuses Trudeau of 'backstabbing'
First Bond girl Eunice Gayson dies at 90
18 killed in Baghdad explosion
More than three-fourths of green card waiting list comprise of Indians: USCIS
Death toll rises to 99 in Guatemala's volcanic eruption
Didn't Canada burn down White House? Trump to Trudeau
World Bank projects Indonesian economy to grow 5.2%
Syria's Assad to meet Kim in North Korea: KCNA
Tunisia migrant death toll rises to at least 35: defence ministry
Socialist Pedro Sanchez sworn in as Spanish PM
Giuseppe Conte sworn in as Italian prime minister
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
I am a big flop actor: Karan Johar
 (Mumbai, May 5, 2018): Filmmaker Karan Johar is in mood to take up full-fledged acting jobs.  
Bittersweet moment for us: Akshaye on Vinod Khanna's Dadasaheb Phalke honour
Happy Sonam is getting married, Anand a great guy: Harshvardhan Kapoor
Auctioning 'Rustom' costume for good cause: Akshay Kumar
KERALA NEWS
Kerala among 13 states on thunderstorm alert
 (New Delhi, May 7, 2018): Thunderstorms accompanied by squall, hail and heavy rains are likel
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Malappuram press club attack: RSS workers nabbed
Workers injured in mudslide at construction site
NATIONAL NEWS
Vajpayee better, hopeful of full recovery in next few days: AIIMS director
 (NEW DELHI, June 13, 2018):Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has shown significant i
Congress wins Jayanagar assembly seat in Karnataka
Alappuzha and Thiruvananthapuram offer models of decentralized waste management systems
Bhaiyyu Maharaj, Spiritual Guru To Top Politicians, Commits Suicide
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