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How science is using the genetics of disease to make drugs better

By Mark Lawler, Queen’s University Belfast Personalised medicine is the ability to tailor therapy to…

New study highlights precarious state of the world’s primary forests

An estimated 95 percent of the primary forests that existed prior to the advent of…

39 kilotons a year: Mysterious source of ozone-depleting chemical banned since 2009 baffles NASA

A chemical used in dry cleaning and fire extinguishers may have been phased out in…

Medically-assisted ‘suicide tourism’ to Switzerland on the rise

A total of 172 “suicide tourists” travelled to Switzerland in 2012, double the 2009 number,…

Tech News

iPhone 6 launch could be delayed by supply shortage for screens

Suppliers to Apple Inc are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone…

Boeing one step closer to completing its space taxi

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing Co has completed a key review of its…

Media

Comparing Hamas to biblical cult of child-killers is neither accurate nor helpful

By David Tollerton, University of Exeter From debates concerning the Temple Mount in Jerusalem to…

Disney brings the force to the Star Wars franchise with free mobile game, TV show push

By Ronald Grover and Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co is ramping…

U.S. News

Last of four Oregon teens sentenced in swastika attack on classmate

An Oregon teenager pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Thursday…

Pope Francis offers condolences to slain journalist James Foley’s family

WASHINGTON – Pope Francis called the family of slain U.S. journalist James Foley on Thursday…

Univ. of Colorado fights request for records involving mass shooting suspect James Holmes

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) – The University of Colorado is fighting attempts by lawyers…

GOP attempts to block Washington D.C. marijuana and gun control laws spur protests

By Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Efforts by congressional Republicans to block new laws in…

Parched California communities institute bans on filling swimming pools

By Aaron Mendelson SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The California dream of owning a house with…

World

German cop faces murder charges for stabbing fellow cannibalism fetishist dead

Berlin (AFP) – A German police officer will go on trial Friday accused of murdering a willing victim he met…

Leprosy: Myanmar struggles with ancient scourge

Mawlamyaing (Myanmar) (AFP) – High in the hills of Myanmar’s war-torn borderlands, a clutch of new leprosy cases among communities…

Ukrainian president pledges to ‘talk peace’ with Putin in upcoming meeting

Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine’s president said he will “talk peace” with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin by demanding the…

British Muslim calls for action on jihadi subculture after beheading video

By Kate Holton and Raheem Salman LONDON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A senior British Muslim called on Thursday for action to tackle…

US accuses Israel of targeting relatives of kidnapped and murdered Palestinian 16-year-old

The United States on Wednesday charged Israel had targeted members of a Palestinian family whose teenaged son was kidnapped and…

Liberia’s Ebola clampdown turns violent as local official and her family are evacuated

Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia’s capital Wednesday when soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on…

Three top Hamas commanders and four children among 15 dead in Israeli strike on Gaza

Three senior Hamas commanders and four children were among at least 15 Palestinians killed in Gaza Thursday as Israel stepped…

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