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Surgeon General sounding alarm on teens' use of e-cigarettes

But it pointed to research showing nicotine exposure can be particularly harmful to a developing adolescent brain, and debunked the myth that e-cigarette aerosol is "harmless" water vapor. The center provides professional training and publishes scientific research on youth and young adult use of nicotine and tobacco products, as well as marketing methods targeted to this population.


Terror suspect arrested in Rotterdam in possession of Kalashnikov

Terror suspect arrested in Rotterdam in possession of Kalashnikov

Police in Rotterdam have arrested a 30-year-old man suspected of preparing an "act of terrorism", prosecutors say. It is unclear what authorities believe the man had meant to do, whether he had links with the so-called Islamic State group, or whether he had been in Syria or Iraq.



Highlights of PM Modi speech during Amul cheese factory inauguration

Calling demonetisation a "tough decision", Modi said the situation will ease after 50 days. "You go to your areas, talk to the people and expose the opposition", a BJP leader present at the meeting quoted Modi as saying. "Merely talking about the poor is different from working for the poor, something that the NDA government is always doing", the PM said in an apparent dig at opposition parties which have claimed that the demonetisaton is affecting poor adversely.


Gambia leader's rejection of defeat 'null and void,' AU says

Gambia leader's rejection of defeat 'null and void,' AU says

Barrow was elected as president of the smallest country in West Africa after he beat incumbent President Yahya Jammeh in the December 1 polls. Jammeh made a surprise reversal late Friday, a week after conceding to Barrow. Jammeh, who seized power in a bloodless 1994 military coup, has always been accused of overseeing a government that imprisons, tortures and sometimes kill its opponents, according to human rights groups.


French government seeks extension of state of emergency

French government seeks extension of state of emergency

The state of emergency was extended in July after scores were killed when a large truck plowed through a Bastille Day crowd in Nice in what authorities called a terror attack. The terrorists struck in coordinated attacks at the Stade de France, outside the Petit Cambodge restaurant, in the Boulevard Voltaire, the Bonne Biere and the Belle Equipe cafes.



Cyclone alert for Andhra Pradesh Coast

The system is very likely to move west-northwestwards and further intensify slightly during next 24 hours. It is 880 kilometers southeast of Nellore and likely to reach in two days making landfall on December 12 between Nellore and Machilipatnam in the state, forecast said on Saturday.