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Baghdad mob kills teen and strings up his corpse

Baghdad mob kills teen and strings up his corpse

World
The body of a 16-year-old boy was hung from a traffic pole in a central Baghdad square Thursday, amid conflicting versions about how he was killedBy SAMYA KULLAB and MURTADA FARAJ Associated PressDecember 16, 2019, 9:55 PM3 min readBAGHDAD -- The body of a 16-year-old boy was hung from a traffic pole in a central Baghdad square Thursday, amid conflicting versions about how he was killed. Security officials said the teen was wanted by police on drug-related charges and was running from security forces. Other officials said the teen had fired a pistol in the air in an attempt to get protesters -- who he felt were causing a disturbance -- to move away from around his home. The Associated Press initially reported that Iraqi officials, who frequently speak on condition of anonymity because of ...
Loneliness does more than pull on your heart strings — it may hurt your heart

Loneliness does more than pull on your heart strings — it may hurt your heart

Health
Silent, uncomfortable, forlorn, withdrawn -- these are all feelings likely felt by the lonely. Research shows that these feelings don’t just cause emotional stress, they are part of a real association between social isolation and negative health outcomes. For the first time, studies are looking at heart failure in lonely people. Over 6 million people live with heart failure in the United States, with over 960,000 new cases diagnosed each year. By 2030, there may be more than 8 million cases of heart failure. “One in five Americans over the age of 40 are affected by heart failure,” Dr. Clyde Yancy, American Heart Association (AHA) spokesperson and chief of the cardiology division at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, told ABC News. It’s a con...
GST may not burn a hole in your pocket, but you will have to tighten purse strings

GST may not burn a hole in your pocket, but you will have to tighten purse strings

Finance
What we buy, how we buy and why we buy are questions that have for long fascinated anthropologists. But GST is expected to add a new twist to the tale of Indian consumerism. Under the new taxation regime fruits, vegetables, pulses, wheat, bread and rice are exempted from taxation even as chips, biscuits, butter, tea and coffee are attracting higher taxes. So, would that make families to make healthier choices at the supermarket? Cited as the "single largest taxation reform" in independent India, GST is set to change taxation for every sector — from real estate to vehicles to consumer durables to branded goods to luxury items. For a middle class family that earns between Rs 50,000-Rs 80,000 a month, the impact on the monthly budget will not be more than a few hundred rupees. For those ...