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WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe

Image copyright SPL Image caption Unvaccinated young children are at highest risk of contracting measles Europe has seen a big surge in measles cases in 2017, which the World Health Organization says is a tragedy after a record low of 5,273 cases in 2016. Cases increased four-fold, with more than …

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PTSB to sell 14,000 non-performing private home loans

Permanent TSB plans to sell loans connected to 14,000 private homes as part of its attempt to reduce the number of non-performing loans on its books, writes Adam Maguire. The mortgages make up the bulk of its Project Glas portfolio, which includes loans linked to 18,000 properties in Ireland. PTSB …

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U.S. consumer gas prices still inching lower

Feb. 20 (UPI) — U.S. consumers are finally catching a break when they head to the gas station as retail prices follow the price of oil lower, market analysis finds. Motor club AAA reported a national average retail price of $2.53 for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline on Tuesday, …

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Iran Plane Crash Leads to Search-and-Rescue Effort at 14,500 Feet

Photo Rescue workers searching for the wreckage of an Iran Aseman Airlines plane in the Zagros mountain range on Monday. Credit Morteza Salehi/Tasnim News Agency, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images TEHRAN — Search-and-rescue workers continued to scour a mountainous region of Iran on Monday for a plane that crashed …

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Say goodbye to Android Pay and hello to Google Pay

As we reported last month, Google is uniting all of its different payment tools under the Google Pay brand. On Android, however, the Android Pay app stuck with its existing brand. That’s changing today, though, with the launch of Google Pay for Android. With this, Google is rolling out an update to …

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