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High levels of mercury in fish affecting foetal growth

Ottawa, May 3 (UNI) Eating large amounts of fish during pregnancy can halter the development of foetus, a recent study has revealed.
According to the researchers from the Université de Montréal's Department of Biological Sciences, the amount of mercury extracted from the sea by industrial fishing has grown steadily since the 1950s, potentially increasing mercury exposure among the populations of several coastal and island nations to levels deemed unsafe for foetal development.
The study, published this week in Scientific Reports, combined data on the amount of mercury fished out of oceans and seas from 1950 to 2014 and the weekly consumption of fish and seafood by the population of 175 countries between 1961 and 2011.
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Japan to launch 50 military satellites starting fiscal year 2024

Japan to launch 50 military satellites starting fiscal year 2024

28 Nov 2022 | 4:27 PM

Tokyo, Nov 28 (UNI) Japan plans to start establishing a unit consisting of 50 satellites to monitor military targets and their movement from a low altitude in two years, Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported on Monday.

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Tories urge govt to deal with migrant crisis

Tories urge govt to deal with migrant crisis

28 Nov 2022 | 4:22 PM

London, Nov 28 (UNI) Over 50 Tory MPs have sent a letter to Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak underscoring the need for emergency legislation to deal with the Channel migrant crisis, UK media reported.

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Sanctions undermine vital aid to Afghanistan: ICRC

Sanctions undermine vital aid to Afghanistan: ICRC

28 Nov 2022 | 3:23 PM

Kabul, Nov 28 (UNI) The US-initiated sanctions imposed on the Taliban-run establishment in Afghanistan has undermined vital humanitarian aid supply to the war-torn country, Martin Schuepp, director of operations of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), has said.

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Pilots exit SriLankan Airlines over pay

Pilots exit SriLankan Airlines over pay

28 Nov 2022 | 2:52 PM

Colombo, Nov 28 (UNI) More pilots have begun to leave SriLankan Airlines, putting the national carrier’s revival under pressure, it was reported on Monday.

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Somalia: Four dead in hotel siege

28 Nov 2022 | 2:26 PM

Mogadishu, Nov 28 (UNI) At least four people have been killed and dozens more injured after jihadist militants attacked a popular hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

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