Monday, February 11, 2019

World News

SMH: The cough syrup codeine addiction.
Patients hooked on cough syrup and dependent on painkillers are turning up to GP clinics suffering from opioid withdrawals one year after the over-to-counter codeine ban was enforced.
...some have likely stockpiled the products before the over-the-counter ban was enforced.
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NZ Herald: Emiliano Sala body identified.
An inquest into the tragic death of Emiliano Sala has revealed the football star died from "head and trunk" injuries when the plane he was travelling on crashed into the ocean.

Sala's body was recovered from the seabed wreckage last week after he disappeared on January 22.
[He] was identified by his fingerprints.
Daily MailFull investigation into crashed flight may take one year.

Such a tragic ending for someone just starting life and doing what he loved.
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The Chosunilbo: North Korea's Kimmy Junior's Mercedes.
"Close-up pictures of the [car suggests] Kim may have opted for the exclusive and heavily-armored 'Guard' model," the website added.
And AM radio.

Kimmy Junior's Mercedes
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Russia is considering whether to disconnect from the global internet briefly, as part of a test of its cyber-defences.

The test will mean data passing between Russian citizens and organisations stays inside the nation rather than being routed internationally.
The test is expected to happen before 1 April[.]
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CGTNUltima Thule is flat, like a pancake. Previously likened to resembling a snowman... object nicknamed "Ultima Thule" in the Kuiper Belt, to be flat rather than spherical, according to the latest images sent back to Earth.
Previously scientists called Ultima Thule "snowman" as the first close-up images revealed its two distinct and spherical segments.
 Uma Thurman  Ultima Thule

Clarksville Online: More on Uma Thurman Ultima Thule.
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KMSP Fox 9: You're stuck in Cancun because of a flight delay...heading back to Minnesota.

And the conditions in Cancun are unpleasant; acknowledged. Still, you're in Cancun...heading back to...Minnesota. I'm not sure I see a problem here...
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9 News: Ukraine's An-225, biggest aircraft sits unfinished.
Towering over everything is the massive fuselage of the unfinished An-225. It's a beast of a thing. If ever completed, it will have a length of 84 metres - a whole nine metres longer than the world's largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380 superjumbo.
 The An-225, aka Mriya, (Ukranian for dream) has the capacity
 to carry other aircrafts inside or on top of it as it flies. Image: AAP
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The TelegraphSix out of ten Yellow Vests believe Princess Diana was murdered.
The poll also reveals that almost a quarter of “gilets jaunes” are convinced that a terror attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg was a diversionary tact by the government to spoil their latest round of protests.
Breitbart150 Yellow Vests have their phones tapped, says French Media.
Le Point claims that intelligence services are tracking 50 activists in Paris and 100 in the rest of the country[.]
The claim of government spying also follows an increased level of violence by police toward protestors[sic][.]
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"It's like an 'Apple store' for weed."

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