5 Snack Mistakes That Can Hurt Weight Loss


Lots of people don’t believe in snacks, but I’m not one of them. I’m an active, busy person just like most of you are, and if I don’t snack—especially between lunch and dinner—I can’t function, and my eating habits end up suffering. Snacks can either be really helpful in your weight-loss journey by keeping you full and energized, or they ...

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Asian markets mixed as US rally fades, dollar retreats


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday as a seven-day rally on Wall Street petered out overnight. The U.S. dollar retreated slightly after hitting a 13-year high and oil prices slipped. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei fell 0.14 percent to 17,838.06 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index eased 0.1 percent to 22,265.16. China’s Shanghai Composite Index lost ...

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Prosecutors request 20 years for Mauritanian anti-slavery activists


Nouakchott (AFP) – Prosecutors at a Mauritanian appeal court have requested 13 anti-slavery activists have their sentences increased to 20 years each for protesting against a forced slum clearance, a judicial source said. Defence lawyers for the activists from the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA) had called this week for the case to be thrown out ...

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'Great White Shark' tees up Australia PM's call to Trump


Sydney (AFP) – Sports legend Greg Norman was pivotal in helping Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull become one of the first world leaders to touch base with his golfing buddy Donald Trump, it emerged Thursday. Turnbull spoke to the tycoon soon after his surprise victory in the US election last week, describing the billionaire as a dealmaker who would “view ...

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Mexico urges migrants in US to 'stay calm'


Mexico City (AFP) – Days after Donald Trump vowed to deport undocumented migrants with criminal records, Mexico’s government told its citizens in the United States to “stay calm” and launched a hotline to report “incidents.” In the wake of Trump’s presidential election last week, the foreign ministry unveiled 11 actions that it will undertake through its embassy and 50 consulates ...

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Top Asian News 12:57 a.m. GMT


WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent young Hong Kong democracy activist urged president-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday to support human rights in the semiautonomous city that he says are under threat from Beijing. Twenty-year old student Joshua Wong spearheaded huge 2014 street protests in Hong Kong against Beijing’s plan to restrict elections. He spoke at an event on Capitol Hill organized ...

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Trump denies disarray, Bannon criticism intensifies


New York (AFP) – Donald Trump insisted Wednesday his White House transition to power is going smoothly despite reports of chaos and disarray, as concern mounted over a newly appointed advisor seen by many as a far-right extremist. Faced with the daunting challenge of staffing up a new administration including his close coterie of a cabinet, the president-elect remained ensconced ...

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Trump's election 'won't change' Canada-Cuba ties: Trudeau


Havana (AFP) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday reassured his hosts in Havana that the election of Donald Trump as US president “won’t change” his country’s close ties to the Caribbean island. “Canada has always been a friend to Cuba, and we’ve never found any contradiction… between being strong friends to Cuba and good friends and partners with ...

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Five die in Lima fire near hotel for APEC attendees


Lima (AFP) – At least five people died Wednesday in a fire at a shopping mall steps away from a Lima luxury hotel where some APEC Asia-Pacific trade summit delegations were expected to stay, officials said. Five bodies — four men and one woman — were found near the mall’s movie theater, and a search for additional victims is under ...

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