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U.S. Sails Warship Close to Chinese-Claimed Reef

The US regularly undertook freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea under former US President Barack Obama, but there had been suggestions the Trump administration was putting them off to avoid antagonizing China. Sovereignty over two largely uninhabited island chains, the Paracels and the Spratlys, is disputed by China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan and Malaysia.



Cannabis extract cuts seizures for epilepsy patients

The research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine , showed cannabinol is "as good as some of the best anti-epilepsy medications". "The big question now is whether this drug is also effective for a larger group of people with epilepsy who don't have these rare syndromes ", Devinsky said.



GOP leaders praise Trump's balanced budget plan

The U.S. anti-AIDS programs do have wide support from both parties in Congress, so it's possible the proposed cuts may not be approved, the Times said. It will include a plan for $200 billion in funding to encourage state and local governments to boost spending on roads, bridges, airports and other infrastructure programs, and a $25 billion plan to give parents six weeks of paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child.



Manchester bomber was known to security services

The Manchester bombing is the worst terror attack in the United Kingdom since the London bombings in 2005 that killed 56 people. The anti-terror force that arrested him said in a statement, "The brother was aware of all the details of the terrorist attack".



Why Melania Trump covers her head one day but not the next

The pope's other gifts could be taken as offering a more pointed message, though Francis is known to give them to other visitors, too. In Brussels , team Trump will meet European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation officials before returning to Italy for the G7 summit in Sicily on Friday and Saturday.


An African at the helm of World Health Organization, a Première

An African at the helm of World Health Organization, a Première

On a personal note, Tedros has worn different hats including that of Ethiopia's Foreign Affairs Minister (2012-2016) and Health Minister (2005-2012). Nabarro, a WHO insider who has worked for 40 years in worldwide public health, had pitched himself as a "global candidate". He's the first African to lead the United Nations agency in its 69-year history.