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AFP said white roses, arranged in the shape of a heart, were placed in front of Basi's favorite tree. In 1990, Basi was chosen as the model for Pan Pan, the mascot of the Beijing Asian Games, and became a household name. Basi also broke ground as the first panda to have cataract surgery and the first to be diagnosed with hypertension. During this period, she took center stage, with the mass media churning out over 20,000 articles about her.
  • United Nations to mull North Korean oil embargo but veto likely

    United Nations to mull North Korean oil embargo but veto likely

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hosted a massive celebration to congratulate his nuclear scientists and technicians who steered the country's sixth and largest nuclear test a week ago, its official news agency said yesterday. But it only caps Pyongyang's imports of crude oil at the level of the last 12 months, and it limits the import of refined petroleum products to 2 million barrels a year.
  • Merkel in Diplomatic Push on North Korea, to Speak With Putin: Spokesman

    Merkel in Diplomatic Push on North Korea, to Speak With Putin: Spokesman

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    He said North Korea's nuclear weapons programme must be halted before it developed a ballistic missile capable of hitting London. In March, it was reported that previous year North Korea attempted to sell a form of the metal lithium, which can be used to miniaturize nuclear warheads to fit on missiles on the open market, possibly to Iran .
  • Blue Whale Challenge - Assam Student Jumps Off Building

    Blue Whale Challenge - Assam Student Jumps Off Building

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    A second-year college student in Assam attempted to commit suicide by jumping off a building after allegedly taking part in the Blue Whale Challenge , media reports said. Ultimately on day 50, the game supervisor demands players to take their own lives. The Madras High Court took note of the Blue Whale Challenge game and asked the central government and Tamil Nadu to explore possibilities of banning it.
  • Man arrested in Paris after knife attack on soldier

    Man arrested in Paris after knife attack on soldier

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    According to a preliminary investigation, the assailant made statements referring to "Allah" and "Daesh" and was quickly seized by the soldier, a police source said . Police later said on Twitter that the attacker had been " neutralized " and taken to hospital. On August 9 six soldiers on patrol in the ongoing anti-terror operation dubbed Operation Sentinelle in the Paris suburb of Levallois were injured, two seriously, when a vehicle deliberately rammed into them.
  • ESPN's Jemele Hill: Tweet calling Trump white supremacist expressed 'personal beliefs'

    ESPN's Jemele Hill: Tweet calling Trump white supremacist expressed 'personal beliefs'

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    Firing her would have been a disastrous move for ESPN as the station fights to revive its ratings and recapture some of its fans base lost to a variety of causes, including what some say is increased political banter and oversaturation. Hill's comments were a " fireable offense ". "I think people are looking for bias, and opinion, and information that in some way involves some hidden signal or indication that there's a political bias in one direction or another".
  • Some Caribbean islands changed colors because of Hurricane Irma

    Some Caribbean islands changed colors because of Hurricane Irma

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    The rain was pounding down so hard on the roof over my head, the tin roof. It's been more than a week at this point. On South Caicos, 80-90% of homes have been damaged; schools, government buildings and hospitals have been badly hit. How do I get off the island? At the height of the storm, 70 percent of Puerto Rico lost power, and while the nation avoided the decimation of other islands, nearly a million residents are still without power.
  • Sean Spicer, Chelsea Manning join list of Harvard fellows

    Sean Spicer, Chelsea Manning join list of Harvard fellows

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    Earlier that day, Michael Morell-a former deputy director of the CIA-resigned from a fellowship at the Kennedy School, also condemning Manning's actions. Kennedy Jr. "Indeed, Ms Manning stands against everything the fearless men and women I serve alongside stand for". "I apologize to her and to the many concerned people from whom I have heard today for not recognizing upfront the full implications of our original invitation", Elmendorf stated.
  • Campus police prep for Ben Shapiro speech

    Campus police prep for Ben Shapiro speech

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    Police with riot gear have surrounded the plaza in front of Zellerbach Hall, where Shapiro was set to speak. Tickets are sold out. They expect the area around Bancroft and Telegraph avenues to be heavily impacted, and they're encouraging people to use alternate routes and expect delays.
  • London Explosion: Blast at Subway Station Injures Commuters, Causes Panic

    London Explosion: Blast at Subway Station Injures Commuters, Causes Panic

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    One image posted on Twitter shows a white container on a tube, that's blackened and burning. A third said: "What's happening at Parsons Green, panic on the platform reports of fire or explosion in a bag". A Metropolitan Police spokesman said, "We are aware of an incident at Parsons Green Tube station". Not sure why - fire/explosion mentioned. This is a developing situation and will be updated as more information becomes available .
  • 6 dead FL nursing home that lost power during Irma

    6 dead FL nursing home that lost power during Irma

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    The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills needed to be evacuated immediately. Hollywood police chief Tom Sanchez said officers and fire crews responded this morning to a call from the facility about patients in need of critical care.