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How science is using the genetics of disease to make drugs better

By Mark Lawler, Queen’s University Belfast Personalised medicine is the ability to tailor therapy to…

New study highlights precarious state of the world’s primary forests

An estimated 95 percent of the primary forests that existed prior to the advent of…

39 kilotons a year: Mysterious source of ozone-depleting chemical banned since 2009 baffles NASA

A chemical used in dry cleaning and fire extinguishers may have been phased out in…

Medically-assisted ‘suicide tourism’ to Switzerland on the rise

A total of 172 “suicide tourists” travelled to Switzerland in 2012, double the 2009 number,…

Tech News

Boeing one step closer to completing its space taxi

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing Co has completed a key review of its…

Class action against Facebook for privacy violations attracts 60,000 users

VIENNA (Reuters) – An Austrian law student said his class action challenging Facebook for alleged…

Media

Comparing Hamas to biblical cult of child-killers is neither accurate nor helpful

By David Tollerton, University of Exeter From debates concerning the Temple Mount in Jerusalem to…

Disney brings the force to the Star Wars franchise with free mobile game, TV show push

By Ronald Grover and Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co is ramping…

U.S. News

National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson, Missouri as tensions ease over police shooting

By Carey Gillam and Scott Malone FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – The governor of Missouri ordered…

Virginia man named Stoner busted on marijuana charge: police

(Reuters) – A Virginia man with the last name Stoner has been arrested for having…

Colorado voters to weigh in on labeling genetically modified ingredients

By Lisa Baertlein (Reuters) – Colorado voters in November will have their say on a…

Paul Ryan: If there is government shutdown this year, blame the Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Paul Ryan expects his Republican Party to avoid a U.S.…

Athlete accused of rape recruited to Tulsa, where he raped at least one more woman: suit

A student accused the University of Tulsa of running an illegal and unfair investigation into…

World

Ukrainian president pledges to ‘talk peace’ with Putin in upcoming meeting

Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine’s president said he will “talk peace” with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin by demanding the…

British Muslim calls for action on jihadi subculture after beheading video

By Kate Holton and Raheem Salman LONDON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A senior British Muslim called on Thursday for action to tackle…

US accuses Israel of targeting relatives of kidnapped and murdered Palestinian 16-year-old

The United States on Wednesday charged Israel had targeted members of a Palestinian family whose teenaged son was kidnapped and…

Liberia’s Ebola clampdown turns violent as local official and her family are evacuated

Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia’s capital Wednesday when soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on…

Three top Hamas commanders and four children among 15 dead in Israeli strike on Gaza

Three senior Hamas commanders and four children were among at least 15 Palestinians killed in Gaza Thursday as Israel stepped…

Pakistani lawmakers meet with protestors pushing to force PM Sharif from office

Islamabad (AFP) – Pakistani ministers and opposition politicians met anti-government protesters on Wednesday, but talks ended for the day with…

German minister accuses Qatar of funding Islamic State fighters

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Development Minister Gerd Mueller accused Qatar on Wednesday of financing Islamic State militants who have seized…

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