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Emirates says Hello Chicago

Dubai-based Emirates airline announced today that it will launch a daily service to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport from August 5. The service will be operated by a Boeing 777-200LR powered by GE90 engines.

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Passengers eye legal action over Asiana crash

Asiana Airlines and Boeing are facing potential legal action by passengers who were on board a flight that crashed in San Francisco on July 6, killing three and injuring more than 180, according to US court filings. The Asiana Air

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US task force calls for routine HIV testing

An influential US panel is calling for HIV screening for all Americans aged 15 to 65, regardless of whether they are considered to be at high risk, a change that may help lift some of the stigma associated with HIV testing. The ne

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Drug pipeline for superbugs 'on life support'

Only seven new drugs are in development for the treatment of infections caused by an especially nasty class of superbugs that include E coli and CRE, the so-called "nightmare bacteria" that the US Centers for Disease Control and Preven

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QA inaugural flight lands in Chicago

Qatar Airways' (QA) inaugural flight to the city of Chicago touched down at O'Hare International Airport today marking the airline's fourth gateway in the United States. With the launch of thrice-weekly passenger servi

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Experimental sleep drug may have fewer side effects

A study in rats and monkeys suggests an experimental Merck & Co sleep drug may help induce sleep without causing the memory loss and attention problems sometimes seen in the commonly used drugs Ambien and Lunesta, company researchers said on

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AIBTM 2013 aims to enhance attendee experience

Reed Travel Exhibitions, organisers of The Americas Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (AIBTM) has announced it is planning a considerably higher level of networking platforms to enhance the attendee experience.

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Snowstorm heads for Washington after Midwest

Washington was due to be hit by heavy, wet snow on Wednesday as a fierce snowstorm headed east after blanketing the Midwestern United States, snarling traffic and causing hundreds of flight cancellations. The storm was expected to

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Revived search for TB vaccine may be about to pay off

After nearly 100 years, researchers could be on the verge of finding a vaccine that would eradicate tuberculosis infections, a scourge that kills 1.4 million people a year. Global health experts are eagerly awaiting clinical trial

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NBAD picks administrator for key funds

National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has named Northern Trust, a Chicago-based financial holding company, as the administrator and custodian for its landmark exchange traded fund (ETF). The ETF, which also shifted from index provider

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