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Brazilian scientists clone goat to develop treatment for rare genetic disorder

Scientists in Brazil have genetically modified a goat to produce milk with an enzyme to…

Even other atheists suspect non-believers are more likely to be immoral, study finds

Americans reflexively assume the worst about atheists, according to new research – and even other…

Sky-watchers see ‘blood moon’ in total lunar eclipse

Parts of the world saw a rare celestial event on Tuesday when the Earth’s shadow…

Researchers: ‘Thunder god’ herb better for rheumatoid arthritis than widely-prescribed drugs

A Chinese herb called thunder god vine works better than a widely-prescribed pharmaceutical drug at…

Tech News

‘Tax evaders’: Turkish officials take a veiled shot at Twitter over lack of office presence

Social media firms operating in Turkey should open offices there and pay taxes, authorities said…

Futuristic walking, ‘talking’ drilling rigs aim to modernize fracking

By Ernest Scheyder WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – The backbreaking life of a roughneck, the…

Media

French court dismisses hate ‘incitement’ charges against Bob Dylan

A Paris court on Tuesday dismissed a case against singer Bob Dylan on charges of…

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell flown to U.S. after being injured in car accident

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell and his brother Michael were injured in a taxi accident on…

U.S. News

Bankrupt Detroit reaches first pension deal with police and fire department retirees groups

By Karen Pierog (Reuters) – Detroit reached its first deal with a retired workers group…

Chris Christie calls for unlimited campaign donations: ‘Let’s stop playing games’

Chris Christie calls for unlimited campaign donations with 48-hour reporting period (via NJ.com) FRANKLIN —…

Democrat Alex Sink bows out of Florida congressional race

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) – Florida Democrat Alex Sink said on Tuesday she…

Obama commutes sentence of Texas man mistakenly given extra jail time

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentence of a Texas…

Credit Suisse hit with more subpoenas as federal tax-evasion probe expands

A New York regulator probing Credit Suisse’s role in enabling tax evasion has demanded a…

World

Sao Paulo World Cup stadium handed back to owners — unfinished

The construction firm behind the new World Cup stadium at Sao Paulo, due to stage the opening match on June…

Five college students killed in stabbing attack at Canadian house party

Five students died overnight in a stabbing rampage at a house party marking the end of university classes in the…

Spanish judge defies pressure to scrap Guantanamo torture case against Bush

A Spanish judge on Tuesday defied pressure to scrap a probe into alleged torture in the U.S. prison camp in…

Ukraine pushes tanks toward flashpoint separatist city of Slavyansk

Ukraine sent a large armoured column and special forces towards the flashpoint city of Slavyansk on Tuesday as Kiev’s fledgeling…

European Parliament approves banking reforms to prevent taxpayer-funded bailouts

The European Parliament approved on Tuesday the last elements of a new set of rules to prevent failing banks from…

Only 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women

Just a seventh of scientists in Japan are female, government figures show — a record high rate for the country,…

Second Pakistani man arrested for allegedly eating newborn baby

Pakistani police Tuesday arrested a second man suspected along with his brother of eating a newborn baby whose head was…

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