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  • Surgeons remove 232 teeth from Indian teenager
    Surgeons remove 232 teeth from Indian teenager

    Ashik Gavai, 17, sought medical help for a swelling on the right side of his lower jaw and the case was referred to the city's JJ Hospital, where they found he was suffering from a condition known as complex odontoma, head of dentistry Sunanda Dhivare-Palwankar told AFP. The youngster's father, Suresh Gavai, said that the family had been worried that Ashik's swelling was a cancerous growth. "I was worried that it may turn out to be cancer so I brought him to Mumbai," Gavai told the Mumbai Mirror newspaper. "I think it could be a world record," she said.

  • Facebook soars as Zuckerberg’s cash-machine kicks into gear
    Facebook soars as Zuckerberg’s cash-machine kicks into gear

    Facebook shares are bounding higher this morning after the company posted its fifth straight better-than-expected quarter. The metrics were beyond reproach

  • Jeb Bush Warns GOP on Immigration Reform
    Jeb Bush Warns GOP on Immigration Reform

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, usually a key Republican voice on immigration issues, has been conspicuously silent with regard to the plight of thousands of unaccompanied children from violence-wracked countries in Central America crossing the Southern border illegally. Last night, though, he jumped into the debate, calling for various steps to be taken to address the crisis and delivering a stern warning to his fellow Republicans. “President Obama has promised to once again act unilaterally if Congress fails to take up immigration reform,” he said in a Wall Street Journal op-ed co-written with Clint Bolick, a vice president with the Goldwater Institute and the co-author, with Bush, of a 2013 book on immigration reform.

  • ‘I’ve never seen a week like this’ — aviation expert puts recent crashes in context
    ‘I’ve never seen a week like this’ — aviation expert puts recent crashes in context

    An aviation experts explains whether plane crashes are really on the rise and why issues like weather and pilot error should raise more concerns than terrorism.

  • Air Algerie crash wipes out entire families
    Air Algerie crash wipes out entire families

    Everyone on board an Air Algerie passenger plane that crashed in Mali died in the tragedy, which completely wiped out several families, France announced on Friday. As the first images emerged of the crash site, showing a charred landscape and debris scattered over a wide area, French President Francois Hollande said in a sombre televised address: "Sadly, there are no survivors." France bore the brunt of the disaster, with some 54 French citizens among the overall death toll of between 116 and 118, according to unexplained conflicting figures given by the carrier and French authorities. Travellers from Burkina Faso, Lebanon, Algeria, Spain, Canada, Germany and Luxembourg also died in the crash, blamed on bad weather that forced the pilots to change course.

  • Israel rejects Kerry Gaza ceasefire proposal: Israeli TV
    Israel rejects Kerry Gaza ceasefire proposal: Israeli TV

    Israel on Friday rejected a Gaza ceasefire proposal presented by US Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli public television said. "The security cabinet has unanimously rejected the ceasefire proposal of Kerry, as it stands," Channel 1 said, adding ministers would keep discussing it. Israeli media reported Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government demanded the army be allowed to continue destroying tunnels used by the Palestinian group Hamas to carry out attacks inside Israel.

  • Here’s why you won’t be able to buy a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 in September
    Here’s why you won’t be able to buy a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 in September

    Many iPhone 6 reports have claimed the bigger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model is delayed, as Apple has been experiencing various production issues related to battery size, new display with in-cell touch sensors, or the sapphire front panel. But according to a new report, it appears that’s not why Apple may want to delay the phablet. Digitimes has learned from sources familiar with the matter that yield rates have not been an issue for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6, and the company instead has a completely different reason to hold the handset back. FROM EARLIER: Apple’s iPhone 6 launch will be even bigger than anyone imagined Apple doesn’t want any competition between the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models at launch, the report claims, and

  • Jadeja fined over Anderson incident
    Jadeja fined over Anderson incident

    India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 50 percent of his match fee after being found guilty of "conduct contrary to the spirit of the game", the International Cricket Council announced Friday. Jadeja, 25, was involved in an incident with England seamer James Anderson during the lunch break on the second day of the drawn first Test at Nottingham's Trent Bridge ground on July 10. England charged Jadeja with a Level Two offence under the ICC's code of conduct in retaliation for India bringing a more serious Level Three charge against Anderson for allegedly "abused and pushing" Jadeja. While a Level Two infringement could have seen Jadeja banned for one match, the maximum penalty for a Level One breach is 50 percent of a playerâ s match fee.

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