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Scientists hope to root out disease in your dog via genetic sequencing

Molly is a 16-month-old black labrador retriever and like so many dogs of her breed,…

Game-changing heart failure prevention drug to hit US market in 2015

An experimental drug from Swiss pharma giant Novartis (Xetra: 904278 – news) reduced deaths from…

Researchers suggest marching in unison may make men more prone to aggression

Ever wonder if there was something other than tradition that caused men to move in…

Scientists discover mite species living, eating, sleeping and fornicating on human faces

There are mites crawling all over your face right now, and it doesn’t matter what…

Tech News

Chinese regulators give Microsoft 20 days to explain itself in anti-trust probe

A Chinese anti-trust regulator said on Monday it has given Microsoft Corp 20 days to…

Are emojis the world’s first universal language?

I sent one this morning. My pal texted to say that she was in that…

Media

Al Pacino on performing with cats in Venice

Al Pacino may be one of the greatest actors of all time, but he confessed…

Porn king Larry Flynt still fighting for free speech, on Hustler’s 40th birthday

Porn veteran Larry Flynt is celebrating the 40th birthday of his X-rated magazine Hustler —…

U.S. News

Ted Cruz: ‘Kitty cat’ Obama should be more like ‘Russian bear’ Putin

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) took a swipe at President Barack Obama’s foreign policy decisions…

Americans detained in North Korea seek ‘urgent’ help from US government in CNN interviews

Three U.S. citizens detained in North Korea spoke to the U.S. television channel CNN on…

Federal judge blocks Louisiana law that would have closed state’s abortion clinics

NEW ORLEANS La. (Reuters) – A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked a Louisiana law…

Police officers in Ferguson now wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest

(Reuters) – Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun wearing body cameras after weeks of…

New York thunderstorms ends Electric Zoo music festival, halts US Open, delays flights

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Severe thunderstorms on Sunday forced an early end to New York’s…

World

North Korea welcomes Pope to Seoul by testing short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan

North Korea test-fired what appeared to be a short-range missile into the sea off its east coast Monday in the…

Poland uneasy with Russian aggression on 75th anniversary of outbreak of WWII

Poland marks the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II Monday with one eye on Russia, which invaded…

Knife-wielding man kills three children, wounds five others at elementary school

A knifeman stabbed three children to death and wounded five more plus a teacher in a rampage at a Chinese…

Leader of Los Zetas drug cartel arrested near US/Mexico border

A leader of the violent Los Zetas drug cartel has been arrested in the northwestern Mexican state of Tamaulipas bordering…

British lesbian activist escapes after being held by her mother who wanted to ‘fix’ her sexuality

A British lesbian activist has flown home to safety after being held captive by her mother in the Democratic Republic…

Bavarian bakers threaten strike during Oktoberfest, pretzel shortages loom

Bakers in Bavaria are threatening to go on strike during Germany’s famed Oktoberfest over a pay dispute, depriving beer festival-goers…

Libyan Islamist militiamen take possession of evacuated US embassy

Islamist militiamen have moved in to the American embassy compound in the Libyan capital after it was evacuated last month,…

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