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Rescuers free South African baby from storm drain

Rescuers free South African baby from storm drain

Business
Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Authorities in South Africa rescued a newborn baby that had been trapped in a storm drain for several hours Monday afternoon. The newborn girl, whom doctors believe is no more than 3 days old, was diagnosed with mild hypothermia at a local hospital after she was freed from the drain in the city of Durban. Hospital staff declared her survival a "miracle," as she was discovered after passersby heard the faint sounds of her crying. People used their cupboard doors to form makeshift barriers to hold back dirt around rescuers as they worked to free the infant. "The main problem was that she was very cold," Timothy Hardcastle, a doctor at Chief Albert Luthuli Hospital, told News 24. "We warmed her up and washed off dust and cleaned her abrasions. Our colleagues from pediatrics ...
Revised U.S.-S.Korea free trade deal takes effect

Revised U.S.-S.Korea free trade deal takes effect

World
SEOUL, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The revised free trade agreement between the U.S. and South Korea will take effect this week, Seoul's trade, industry and energy ministry said. The two countries will notify each other Tuesday that legal procedures to ratify the revised trade deal have completed, according to the ministry. The U.S and South Korea began renegotiation for the trade pact earlier this year after U.S. President Donald Trump called the trade agreement a "terrible deal." Under the revised deal, the U.S. extends a 25 percent tariff on imports of Korean pickup trucks by another 20 years until 2041. South Korea will apply moderate emission standards for U.S. car imports when setting a new emission standard between 2021 and 2025. It will also allow eased emission restrictions for U.S. compani...
Minority take up 'life-saving' free health check

Minority take up 'life-saving' free health check

Health
Fewer than half of people eligible for a NHS health check in England have taken up the offer, despite it being free to everyone over 40.The routine check can pick up heart problems early and help to prevent dementia, plus highlight the need to stop smoking, NHS England said.The check-up takes 20 minutes and is carried out by a GP or nurse.It involves tests on blood pressure, weight and height, and is offered every five years up to the age of 74.Around 7.15 million people have had a free health check since 2013, yet 15 million are eligible, NHS stats show.NHS England said identifying people with an irregular heartbeat or high blood pressure and giving them treatment would help to prevent dangerous blood clots which could lead to s...
Free college is now a reality in close to 20 states

Free college is now a reality in close to 20 states

Finance
"There was no way I could have gone to a university after high school," said Emily Buckner, 20. "My parents were laid off during the recession and it set us back a lot," she said. "When I finished high school, there was nothing." Instead, Buckner took advantage of the Tennessee Promise — an offer of two years tuition-free at a community or technical college in the state. In May, she completed her associate degree and is now enrolled as a junior at Tennessee Technological University, or Tennessee Tech, studying human resources. ...

Does Amazon's Free Streaming Service Matter?

Finance
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Amazon NASDAQ AMZN is planning something big a new video streaming service Of course Amazon already has a significant presence in the streaming world It s a player in the subscription video on demand SVOD space where it offers a streaming library rolled into its Amazon Latest Articles in