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Italy’s genetic diversity goes back at least 19,000 years, study says

Italy’s genetic diversity goes back at least 19,000 years, study says

Science
May 22 (UPI) -- Italy has been a genetic melting pot for almost 20,000 years, according to a new study. Nowhere else in Europe hosts a greater mix of genetic heritage. In addition to the deep history of the region's genetic diversity, dating to the Late Glacial Maximum, the genomic survey of modern and ancient Italians showed people in the north and south of Italy have evolved unique genetic characteristics in response to the divergent environmental conditions. The genetic peculiarities of the people of those two regions at least partially explain why these populations a reduced risk of kidney inflammation, certain skin cancers, diabetes and obesity -- all of which favor a longer lifespan. Pockets of Italy are often included on lists of so-called "blue zones," places and populations char...
At least seven survivors after plane carrying 98 people crashes in Pakistan

At least seven survivors after plane carrying 98 people crashes in Pakistan

World
At least seven people have survived after a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crashed in Karachi with 98 people on board.Flight PK 8303 went down in a residential area of the city on Friday as the Airbus A320 plane, carrying 91 passengers and seven crew, was approaching Jinnah International Airport. The airline said the pilot had reported technical issues and witnesses said the aircraft, flying from Lahore, attempted to land two or three times before hitting a mobile tower and crashing into houses in the Model Colony area, a few miles away from the airport. ...

Lightning kills at least 10 in India amid heavy rain

World
A government official says lightning has killed at least 10 villagers during thunderstorms and heavy rain in eastern IndiaByThe Associated PressApril 26, 2020, 9:38 AM1 min read1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articlePATNA, India -- Lightning killed at least 10 villagers during thunderstorms and heavy rain in eastern India on Sunday, a government official said. Pratay Amrit, a Bihar state disaster management official, said nine others suffered injuries after lightning struck them in Khalpura, a village in Bihar state’s Saran district. They were plucking vegetables in farms, about 60 kilometers (35 miles) north of Patna, the state capital. Amrit said nine villagers died on the spot and one later died in a hospital. In July last year, lightning killed 39 people in Bihar
Manchester United ‘talking’ to Jadon Sancho’s agent but Borussia Dortmund want at least £97million for winger

Manchester United ‘talking’ to Jadon Sancho’s agent but Borussia Dortmund want at least £97million for winger

Sports
“(Marcus) Rashford, (Anthony) Martial, Kane, Sancho, that would intimate a lot of centre-halves before a whistle is blown. Definitely.”“Of course, he has to. If he wears the seven (shirt) he has to be there for the next ten years. That’s what that shirt deserves and demands. Giving COVID-19 the red card The quicker we work together to stop coronavirus spreading, the sooner we can get back into the pub, the gyms and stadiums and arenas to see live sport again... 1. Practice social distancing by remaining two metres apart from others. 2. Wash your hands regularly 3. Self isolate if you have a fever or cough Stay at home if you have either: a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure you
County season delayed until at least 28 May because of coronavirus

County season delayed until at least 28 May because of coronavirus

Sports
The county cricket season will not start until at least 28 May because of the coronavirus crisis.The England and Wales Cricket Board said "given the current information available, a seven-week delay... is the most appropriate approach".It said it is possible that the season could start behind closed doors, with fans able to watch live broadcast action. The County Championship was due to begin on 12 April.England are not scheduled to play until 4 June, when they start a three-Test series against West Indies.The ECB said work had started on possible revised schedules for the men and women's game to begin in June, July or August, covering international and domestic matches.'The Hundred and T20 B...