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Your ‘pure’ bottled water contains added chemicals and other ‘natural’ additives

Ever looked at the ingredients on a bottle of water? Why would you when it’s…

Staggering 76 percent of overweight kids think their weight is fine

Almost one-third of American children and teenagers are either obese or overweight, but a new…

American doctor infected with Ebola in Liberia outbreak

An American doctor battling West Africa’s Ebola epidemic has himself fallen sick with the disease…

New ‘lab on a chip’ that decodes a patient’s DNA within minutes makes preventing illness possible

Greek-Cypriot engineer wins European Inventor Award for USB device that decodes patient’s DNA within minutes…

Tech News

Apple iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data, researcher finds

Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through…

Can you really be identified on Tor or is that just what the cops want you to believe?

Have the UK police successfully broken anonymity on the internet? They certainly seemed to imply…

Media

X-Files star David Duchovny sparks controversy with ultra-patriotic Russian beer ad

US actor David Duchovny has stirred up a storm of debate in Russia by appearing…

Sinéad O’Connor: ‘I deserve to be a priest. Music is a priesthood’

The famously iconoclastic singer hasn’t mellowed much. She talks to Tim Jonze about feminism, the…

U.S. News

Texas Republican expects U.S. House to pass ‘skinnied-down’ immigration bill

John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. Senate, said on Sunday…

GOP’s new House Whip leaves Obama’s impeachment on the table over immigration

The Republican Party’s first Tea Party-backed House Majority Whip refused to say that his party…

‘Happiness’ is a place called Charlottesville, Virginia, a new study reveals

A new study has named Thomas Jefferson’s home town the feelgood capital of the US,…

Capsized Italian cruise ship that claimed 32 lives brought to port for scrap

The doomed Costa Concordia cruise ship arrived Sunday at its final resting place in Genoa…

Thousands flee ahead of northern California wildfires

A wildfire forced the evacuation of more than 500 homes and about 1,200 residents in…

World

Vietnam’s taste for ‘little tiger’ leaves cat owners in constant fear

The enduring popularity of “little tiger” as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live…

Koala survives terrifying 54-mile freeway ride by clinging to bottom of car that struck him

Timberwolf the koala was lucky to be alive Monday after surviving a terrifying 54.5-mile ride down a busy Australian freeway…

Boko Haram militants kidnap wife of Cameroon’s vice prime minister

A local traditional leader as well as relatives of Cameroon’s vice prime minister were among people kidnapped by Nigerian Islamist…

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu accuses Hamas of violating its own ceasefire on Sunday talk shows

Israel and Hamas have resumed fighting despite tentative offers to extend a humanitarian truce since the end of an initial…

Pope Francis begs for peace in Middle East and Ukraine: ‘Think of the dead and mutilated children’

Pope Francis called Sunday on warring parties in the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine to put an end to violence…

Jewish mob brutally beats two Palenstinian men, Israeli police say

One of two Palestinians who claimed to have been savagely beaten by a Jewish mob in east Jerusalem was still…

DR Congo’s insect cuisine: nutritious and delicious

In Kinshasa’s Gambela market shoppers can find insects for every occasion — from unctuous white weevil larvae for fancy dinners…

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