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Male circumcision lowers HIV risk for women, world AIDS forum told

A campaign to promote male circumcision to prevent AIDS infection also indirectly benefits women by…

Shipwreck excavation may explain 349-year-old mystery of how warship blew itself up

Cotswold Archaeology and local divers hope to solve mystery of how the warship London sank…

First case of ebola death reported in Africa’s most populous city of Lagos

Death marks new and alarming cross-border development in world’s biggest epidemic spreading across three countries…

Australian researchers pioneer ‘Google Street View’ of galaxies

A new home-grown instrument based on bundles of optical fibers is giving Australian astronomers the…

Tech News

Congress decriminalizes cellphone unlocking

US consumers will be allowed to unlock their cellphones and move them to a new…

Wikipedia blocks Congress from editing articles in response to ‘disruptive’ revisions

Wikipedia has blocked editing rights from some computers at the US House of Representatives in…

Media

Divorce sheds light on Michael Moore’s wealth

Oscar-winning director Michael Moore, famous for documentaries challenging capitalism, has divorced his wife of 22…

Sigourney Weaver hankering for fifth instalment of Alien saga

The actor has hinted at the possibility of a final outing as Ellen Ripley after…

U.S. News

Hopes grow for Pope Francis visit to US in 2015

Hopes grew Friday that Pope Francis will pay his first-ever papal visit to the United…

FBI investigates Ford engineer after listening devices found in company meeting rooms

A former Ford Motor Co engineer is being investigated by the FBI after listening devices…

Suspended California lawmaker Leland Yee faces new conspiracy charges

A federal grand jury has returned conspiracy charges against California State Senator Leland Yee, adding…

Lead-lined glove tied to New Mexico radiation leak: lawmaker

A radiation leak that indefinitely shut down a nuclear waste dump in New Mexico was…

Former World Wrestling Entertainment champ Daniel Bryan nabs suspected burglar in Arizona

A hapless burglar in Arizona learned a hard lesson when he broke into the Phoenix…

World

Giant anteaters kill two hunters in Brazil

Giant anteaters in Brazil have killed two hunters in separate incidents, raising concerns about the animals’ loss of habitat and…

Breathe deeply, it is safe to go on a plane, travellers told

After three major air disasters in one week, with planes coming down in Ukraine, Taiwan and then Mali without a…

Gaza 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire truce begins

A 12-hour ceasefire entered into force between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip at 0500 GMT on Saturday, the…

French mayor ditches anti-gay marriage stance to preside at son’s wedding

Raymond Bardet, mayor of Haute Savoie village of Ville-la-Grande, says he made exception for son, but ‘it won’t happen again’…

Central American leaders meet Barack Obama to criticize US border policy

Presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador say combination of US policies is seriously harming their countries Three Central American…

Russia accuses US of ‘smear campaign’ over Ukraine

Russia on Friday called the latest US accusations of Moscow’s involvement in the Ukrainian conflict a baseless “smear campaign” and…

Libya government warns of collapse as militias clash at airport

The Libyan government warned on Friday of the possibility of a break-up of the country if clashes between rival militias…

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