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Prototype for Ebola deterrent drug clears early test hurdle

Paris (AFP) – A prototype drug that has been urgently given to a handful of…

SETI Institute expert explains why humans will some day find intelligent extra-terrestrial life

By Seth Shostak, SETI Institute The Conversation organised a public question-and-answer session on Reddit in…

Obesity is now so normal that many parents can’t see if their child is too fat: study

We’ve all heard those phrases that denote a certain blindness to the passage of time.…

Ebola virus evolving — sometimes in a single person — as it spreads across West Africa

Scientists tracking the spread of Ebola across West Africa released Thursday 99 sequenced genomes of…

Tech News

Bitcoin promoter will plead guilty to selling $1 million in digital currency to ‘Silk Road’ users

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has reached a plea…

Judge orders Microsoft to turn customer emails stored in Ireland to U.S. prosecutors

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – A judge on Friday lifted a suspension on…

Media

Rick Santorum’s plan to destroy Hollywood: Turn churches into movie theaters

Rick Santorum has fired a warning shot across Hollywood’s bows with proposals to build a…

Friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman cleared of selling heroin to actor

A friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman who was arrested in the wake of the Oscar-winning…

U.S. News

‘Not an isolated event’: U.N. agency chides U.S. over racial profiling by police

The United States must stem police racism and brutality, a U.N. watchdog said Friday, as…

Some local police departments begin giving up military-style vehicles amid unease

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Two Northern California cities have made plans to…

Arizona ‘Dark Lord’ arrested for urinating on a Bible outside a homeless shelter

PHOENIX (Reuters) – A 22-year-old Arizona man calling himself “Dark Lord” has been arrested for…

Texas GOP candidate Greg Abbott backs out of only televised debate against Wendy Davis

AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) – The frontrunner for the Texas race for governor, Republican Greg Abbott,…

Federal judge rules that Texas cannot enforce key provision in ‘draconian’ anti-abortion law

A federal judge struck down a key provision in a Texas law cracking down on…

World

Kidnapped child with brain tumor found in Spain with his parents

Ashya King, the five-year-old British boy with a brain tumour who was snatched from hospital without medical consent, has been…

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia warns West will be jihadists’ next target

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has warned that the West will be the next target of the jihadists sweeping through…

Cuban immigrants head back to sea after being turned away from Cayman Islands

By Peter Polack GEORGE TOWN Cayman Islands (Reuters) – Sixteen Cuban migrants who sought refuge in Grand Cayman have resumed…

Frantic search underway in Nicaragua after mine collapse traps at least 20 workers

Managua (AFP) – Rescue teams in Nicaragua were scrambling frantically Friday to reach at least 20 workers trapped deep underground…

Religious parents ignite frantic search after snatching critically ill boy from UK hospital

Police in Great Britain are urgently searching for a 5-year-old boy suffering from a brain tumor, who was snatched from…

After Ferguson, UN says police brutality against US minorities ‘an ongoing issue of concern’

The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after…

UK terror threat raised to ‘severe’ for first time since 2001

British Home Secretary Theresa May said Friday the country’s terror threat risk level was being raised to “severe”, meaning an…

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