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More than 100 Nigerian schoolgirls remain missing

More than 100 Nigerian schoolgirls remain missing

World
Feb. 25 (UPI) -- More than 100 girls are missing after suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a school in Nigeria on Monday.Nigerian Minister of Information Alhaji Lai Mohammed said Sunday 906 female students were at the school on the day of the raid on the Government Girls Science Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe State and 110 girls remain unaccounted for."We want to assure Nigerians that no stone will be left unturned in our determination to rescue these girls," he added.The Yobe State Government had announced Wednesday that 80 girls had been rescued by the Nigerian Army.The government later retracted the announcement and apologized for the "erroneous" statement, which it said was based on inaccurate information.Nigerian President Muhammadu Buharitweeted Friday that the military has be...
Genes remain active after death

Genes remain active after death

Science
Cells continue to function even after an individual dies.That's according to a scientific study published in Nature Communications.Analysing post-mortem samples, an international team of scientists showed that some genes became more active after death.As well as providing an important dataset for other scientists, they also hope that this can be developed into a forensic tool.Inside the cells of our bodies, life plays out under the powerful influence of our genes; their outputs controlled by a range of internal and external triggers.Understanding gene activity provides a perfect insight into what an individual cell, tissue or organ is doing, in health and in disease.Genes are locked away in the DNA present in our cells and when these are switched on, a tell-tale molecule called an RNA tran...
Man City will not remain unbeaten – Guardiola after winning run ends

Man City will not remain unbeaten – Guardiola after winning run ends

Sports
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola reiterated his belief his side will not go through the Premier League season unbeaten after their 18-game top-flight winning run was ended by a goalless draw at Crystal Palace.City conceded an injury-time penalty but goalkeeper Ederson saved from Luka Milivojevic, prompting Match of the Day host Gary Lineker to say Guardiola's side have an "air of invincibility about them".The draw preserves their unbeaten record in the league this season and takes them 14 points clear at the top - the biggest gap between the leaders and the chasing pack at this stage of the season in top-flight history.Arsene Wenger's Arsenal went through the 2003-04 Premier League season unbeaten, but Guardiola thinks City will not match that feat."I am not thinking to be unbeaten," sai...
Indianapolis Colts remain in AFC South division hunt despite absence of Andrew Luck

Indianapolis Colts remain in AFC South division hunt despite absence of Andrew Luck

Sports
INDIANAPOLIS -- With his Indianapolis Colts off to a 2-3 start to the season, head coach Chuck Pagano is looking ahead to Monday night's nationally televised game with AFC South rival Tennessee. The Jacksonville Jaguars are holding down first place in the division with a 3-2 record. But after that, it's a three-way tie for second (or last, depending on your point of view) between Houston, the Titans and the Colts. All three teams have the same 2-3 record. That's why this week's game is a crucial one for both Indianapolis and Tennessee. Whichever squad can pull off a win at Nissan Stadium in Nashville can take a positive step forward in the division. A loss, however, could make things tougher for either team to make a push to the post-season. Pagano says that he doesn't look at the division...
High obesity rates in United States remain steadily high

High obesity rates in United States remain steadily high

Health
THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2017 -- Obesity rates in the United States appear to be leveling off, but Americans shouldn't think the battle of the bulge is won, health advocates say.In 25 states adult obesity rates exceeded 30 percent this year, and in five states rates topped 35 percent, according to a new report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.Forty-six states had an obesity rate above 25 percent -- a sharp contrast to 2000 when no state topped 25 percent, the report noted."We're far from out of the woods when it comes to obesity," said John Auerbach, president and CEO of Trust for America's Health."But we have many reasons to be optimistic, thanks to parents, educators, business owners, health officials and other local leaders," Auerbach said in a news r...