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The boss of the Monaco Grand Prix is planning to reverse Formula One's recent modernisation of some traditions by retaining "grid girls" at the glamorous Mediterranean race weekend in May. Their role has been given to so-called " grid kids ", young drivers from local motorsport clubs. The Monaco and Russian Grands Prix have indicated they will defy F1's decision not to use "grid girls" at races.
  • Air New Zealand, Virgin to end alliance

    Air New Zealand, Virgin to end alliance

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    Virgin said it would now look to compete vigorously in the trans-Tasman market and possibly within New Zealand using its budget operation Tigerair. Until October 27, Velocity Gold and Platinum frequent flyers and Airpoints Gold and Elite cardholders can also continue enjoying reciprocal airport lounge access when flying on either airline on the same routes, as can paid-up Virgin Australia Lounge and AirNZ Koru members.
  • Bollywood star Salman Khan gets 5 years prison for poaching endangered antelopes

    Bollywood star Salman Khan gets 5 years prison for poaching endangered antelopes

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    His vehicle allegedly ran over them while they were sleeping on a street in the western city of Mumbai . Other accused - Tabu, Saif Ali Khan, Neelam and Sonali Bendre - were acquitted in the case. Last year, another court in Jodhpur acquitted Khan in a separate poaching case, ruling that there was no proof that Khan had killed an endangered gazelle.
  • Unusual forms of 'nightmare' antibiotic-resistant bacteria detected in 27 states

    Unusual forms of 'nightmare' antibiotic-resistant bacteria detected in 27 states

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    Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the CDC. Doctors liken the spread of "nightmare bacteria" and other antibiotic-resistant germs to a "wildfire ... In this case, they're building a strong resistance to carbapenems-class antibiotics, and their infections are deadly around 50 percent of the time. The CDC said the containment strategy calls for rapid identification of resistance, infection control assessments, testing patients without symptoms who may carry and spread the germ, ...
  • Malayalam Actor Ajith Passes Away At 56

    Malayalam Actor Ajith Passes Away At 56

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    The actor made his debut on silver screens with Parannu Parannu Parannu in 1983 which was directed by Padmarajan. He also appeared in Priyadarshan's Hindi movie Virasat , which featured Anil Kapoor in the lead role. Some of his well-received films are Aaraam Thampuran, Olympiyan Anthony Adam, No.20 Madras Mail, Nirnayam, and Valliettan . Reports say that Ajith's body has already been taken to Kollam, where his last rites will take place at 6 pm.
  • Can pasta help you lose weight?

    Can pasta help you lose weight?

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    Researchers said that more testing is needed to assess the long-term benefits of regular pasta consumption. Participants ate 3.3 serving of pasta in a week instead of other forms of carbs while they kept to a low-GI diet. Researchers investigated the supposed link between pasta and weight gain by assessing 30 randomized control trials with nearly 2,500 participants who followed what was regarded as a healthy low GI diet, and ate pasta instead of other forms of carbohydrate.
  • OH police investigating more than a dozen reports of 'zombie-like' raccoons

    OH police investigating more than a dozen reports of 'zombie-like' raccoons

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    To add to the strangeness, all of this has occurred during the day, even though raccoons are nocturnal creatures. "As if we don't have enough to worry about, now it's zombie raccoons", said NBC Chicago 's Patrick Fazio, while reporting that the medium-sized mammals are said to be suffering from a very angry-sounding virus known as "distemper".
  • U.S. woman takes DNA test, discovers fertility doctor is her father

    U.S. woman takes DNA test, discovers fertility doctor is her father

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    So when Ancestry.com showed her DNA matched a sample from a retired fertility doctor, she assumed the service was unreliable, per the Washington Post . However, Fowler allegedly used his own sperm without their knowledge instead. When 36-year-old Kelli Rowlette sent her DNA into Ancestry.com, she was expecting to learn about her ancestral descent and maybe even discover a few long-lost fourth cousins.
  • Warwick man caught drink driving twice in one night

    Warwick man caught drink driving twice in one night

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    Police in the Chicago suburb of Riverside, Ill. arrested a woman they said is one of "the worst DUI offenders in the country", according to WGN . Authorities say two women were driving drunk when they separately caused numerous crashes involving parked vehicles.
  • New Studies: Opioid Use Lower In States That Eased Marijuana Laws

    New Studies: Opioid Use Lower In States That Eased Marijuana Laws

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    The study analysed daily doses of opioids from 2010 to 2015 under Medicare Part D, the optional prescription drug benefit plan that covers over 42 million Americans. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week. Medical marijuana could help quell the ongoing opioid epidemic , a pair of new studies contends.
  • Root looks forward after England leave Down Under winless

    Root looks forward after England leave Down Under winless

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    Williamson, who replaced David Warner as the Sunrisers Hyderabad captain for the Indian Premier League 2018 starting on April 7, said it was important to relish the current series win that has propelled New Zealand to No. Broad's first ball strayed down the leg side and Jeet Raval, resuming at 17 with New Zealand 42 for none, steered it to Mark Stoneman at midwicket.
  • Tainted kratom prompts first mandatory FDA food product recall

    Tainted kratom prompts first mandatory FDA food product recall

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    So far, 26 different kratom products have tested positive for Salmonella , with investigations still under way to assess the relationship to sick patients and underscoring the FDA's assessment that multiple kratom and kratom-containing brands and retails are supplying contaminated products to the public.