The Daily Populous

Friday May 4th, 2018 evening edition

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In America, 1 in 3 adults has hypertensive heart disease, according to the Center for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC).

In America alone, in 2013 there were 360,000 deaths linked to hypertensive heart disease, according to the CDC.

Globally, hypertension causes half of all deaths from stroke and heart disease, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

In 2013, there were 1.25 million deaths from road accidents according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Such vehicular accidents are the leading cause of death among 15 to 29 year old youths around the world.

Injuries sustained from road accidents are also the ninth leading causes of death across all age groups worldwide.

In 2012, diarrhea killed 1.5 million people worldwide, according to WHO, and it counts among the leading causes of death globally, according to the CDC. »

Facebook’s answer to privacy concerns? A dating site

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The story here, apparently, is that the Chinese government is implementing a system in some way like the Black Mirror episode “Nosedive”.

But fitting China into a Black Mirror-shaped mould requires you to squint so hard you risk missing the real, arguably more disturbing, story.

Financial start-ups worldwide are developing methods like Zhima’s scoring system to help sell loans to people without a credit score. »

Canadian man wins lottery on birthday as he retires

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In what might just be the best day ever, a Canadian man has won a lottery jackpot on the day he retired, which was also his birthday.

Vancouver's Ping Kuen Shum bought a lotto ticket on 28 April as he was in high spirits from his birthday and the last day of his working life.

That night, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation confirmed that he had just scooped C$2m ($1.5m; £1.1m). »

Man ‘trying to take selfie' with bear is mauled to death

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The Korean War will be formally declared over after 65 years, the North and South have said.

The pair agreed to bring the two countries together and establish a "peace zone" on the contested border.

An armed man took hostages in a supermarket in southern France, killing three and injuring about a dozen others, police said. »

North Korea rewrites basketball rules

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But North Korea - now ruled by Kim's son Kim Jong-un - has turned its game-changing attentions to basketball, reinventing the scoring system.

Forget about the final moments of a game taking half an hour as teams relentlessly send each other to the free throw line.

Why not continue to shoot field goals, which quadruple in value to eight points during the last three minutes?. »