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Theresa May rejects calls to raise Indian visa quota

Theresa May rejects calls to relax Indian visa rules, saying the UK has a "good system". Source: BBC

Trump Jr’s Dubai commencement address raises new ethical questions about paid speeches

The younger Trump's speech came days before his father's first visit to the Gulf as president

Ryder Cup 2016: ‘Ding dong’ battle between Rory McIlroy & Patrick Reed

Europe's Rory McIlroy and the United States' Patrick Reed do battle on the final day of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine. Source: BBC

Ryder Cup 2016: United States lead Europe by three at Hazeltine

The United States will take a three-point advantage into the final day singles in the Ryder Cup, leading Europe 9½-6½ at Hazeltine. Source: BBC

Maria Sharapova appeal: ITF warns players over claiming ignorance

The ITF says players will not be able to plead ignorance over substances added to the banned list following Maria Sharapova's appeal. Source: BBC

Passage: North Korea frees American student

Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student who spent almost a year-and-a-half in captivity in North Korea, was released and returned to his family in the U.S. this week. Doctors said Warmbier, who was comatose, suffered severe brain damage while in detention. Jane Pauley reports.

Can animal diet mitigate greenhouse emissions?

The inclusion of agroindustrial by-products in pig feed can reduce the nitrous oxide emissions (N2O) of the slurry used as manures up to 65%, suggests new research.

Otto Warmbier: Trump condemns ‘brutal’ N Korea as student dies

Otto Warmbier's case remains a mystery, as the student dies six days after he is returned to the US. Source: BBC

Hillary Clinton, Seizing on Taxes, Says Donald Trump ‘Games the System’

In Ohio, Mrs. Clinton said revelations that Mr. Trump could have avoided paying income taxes for up to 18 years showed he put “his own interests ahead of the country’s.”

Fish oil may help improve mood in veterans

Low concentration of fish oil in the blood and lack of physical activity may contribute to the high levels of depressed mood among soldiers returning from combat, according to researchers.

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