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World's oldest man passes away

The world's oldest man has died at the age of 112. Bob Weighton, from Alton, Hampshire, became the oldest man in February following the death of Chitetsu Watanabe of Japan, who was also 112. Weighton was born in …

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Malls, markets and gyms in Israel set to open today

Malls, markets and workout centers across Israel will open their doors today for the first time since they were forced to shutter nearly two months ago due to the coronavirus crisis. Patrons will be required to wear masks, have their …

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Turkey extends quarantine restrictions

Turkey’s government extended quarantine measures in major cities for another 15 days as the spread of the coronavirus shows signs of slowing, Bloomberg reports. The rules — first announced in early April — apply …

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Trump’s gifts to world leaders revealed

The annual list of gifts that U.S. President Donald Trump has dispensed to foreign leaders is out, and the State Department report reveals some eclectic taste in his gift-giving. The report is sent to Congress. …

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Kyiv stops  all public transportation

As part of the fight against the coronavirus outbreak, public transport in Kyiv will be halted starting from March 22. "Kyiv stops passenger traffic, except for emergency workers, pharmacies and grocery stores starting from …

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Family men more likely to express being sick

Social scientists think that a person’s values may shape internal views on 'socially appropriate sickness'. This has implications for how different individuals may take more action in dealing with illness rather than spreading …

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Luxembourg makes all public transport free

Luxembourg is to become the first country to offer a free public transport system, as the government tries to reduce particularly dense car traffic, The Guardian reports. Some cities have taken similar partial …

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Blood pressure control can extend life up to 3 years

Having blood pressure of less than 120 MM HG can extend a person’s lifespan from between six months to three years, depending on how old they were when they began intensive blood pressure control. A new study by investigators …

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