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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…

Researchers practice living on Mars – without leaving Earth

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) – For the past four months, a team…

Siberian fossil discovery builds case for an age of feathered dinosaurs

The discovery of the fossilised remains of a creature that looks a little like a…

Less than 10% of human DNA has functional role, claim scientists

Ian Sample, The Guardian More than 90% of human DNA is doing nothing very useful,…

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…

CNN calls on pro-Russian separatists to release journalist held in Ukraine

CNN said Thursday a Ukrainian journalist working for the US news channel had been abducted…

U.S. News

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…

US military asked to help fight wildfires in the West

Wildfire managers have turned to the U.S. Department of Defense for immediate access to two…

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…

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…

UN urges Chile to allow abortion in some cases

The UN Human Rights Committee asked Chile Thursday to make exceptions to its ban on abortion in cases of rape,…

General Martin Dempsey: Putin igniting dangerous nationalist fervor

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military intervention in Ukraine is fanning nationalist sentiments that could spread across the region with dangerous,…

Paris bans pro-Palestinian protest after recent violence: police

French police have banned a protest against Israel’s Gaza offensive that was due to take place in Paris on Saturday,…

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