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NEWS 28 DECEMBER 2017


#George #Weah - ex footballer - wins #Liberia presidential run-off

Former football star George Weah has defeated Vice President Joseph Boakai to win Liberia's presidential election run-off with 61.5 percent of the vote, based on 98.1 percent of ballots cast, the election commission said on Thursday. [source]

NEWS 21 DECEMBER 2017

#Pyongyang rejects biological weapons rumors as it #accuses #US of fabricating pretext for attack

- North Korea has rejected media speculation, fuelled by the US National Security Strategy, that it’s preparing for chemical warfare. Pyongyang accused Washington of fabricating yet another “false pretext” for a surprise attack.  [source]

NEWS 20 DECEMBER 2017

#Saudi #Arabia intercepts missile aimed at #Riyadh

- The US envoy in the UN says that the Houthi missile shot down in Saudi Arabia 'bears hallmarks' of Iranian arms attacks.
Saudi air defences reportedly shot down a ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Houthi group towards Riyadh, in an attack that could escalate a proxy war between the kingdom and Iran. [source]

NEWS 13 DECEMBER 2017

#Facebook former executive: the company “programs” #people

After a thinly-veiled criticism of the company for “ripping apart the social fabric” by a former executive went viral, Facebook has decided to weigh in. [source]


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NEWS 12 DECEMBER 2017

Promising results to fight Huntington's disease appear after recent drug trials

For the first time, an experimental drug has reduced levels of the toxic protein that causes Huntington's disease in humans.
Huntington's disease is an inherited disorder in which mutant forms of the huntingtin protein damage nerve cells in the brain. [source]

NEWS 11 DECEMBER 2017

Drop the #DUP: #Brexit has its own #Christmas song

Brexit now has its own Christmas song – a political parody pleading with Theresa May to come to her senses and ‘drop the DUP.’ [source