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Scientists think injecting gene-carrying viruses could be ‘holy grail’ for curing deafness

A team of researchers led by Hinrich Staecker at the University of Kansas Medical Center…

World Health Organization hits back at vaccine deniers

The World Health Organization hit back on Wednesday against vaccine deniers who claim that immunization…

Astronauts to step out on spacewalk for repairs to the International Space Station

Two US astronauts are preparing to step out on a brief spacewalk Wednesday to install…

CA GOP hopeful seeks free tuition for science, math students in exchange for future earnings

California Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari called for free college tuition for students pursuing math…

Tech News

FCC promises to punish Internet providers who ‘unreasonably’ discriminate against web traffic

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. communications regulator on Thursday sought to tame an outcry…

Failed Bitcoin exchange MtGox to start liquidation process

Failed Bitcoin exchange MtGox, whose spectacular collapse hammered the digital currency’s reputation, is to be…

Media

Abducted Vice News journalist Simon Ostrovsky freed in east Ukraine

A US journalist abducted and held by pro-Kremlin rebels in east Ukraine this week told…

Twitter conservatives defend Cliven Bundy’s ‘Negro’ remarks, but also demand video proof

As conservative politicians and commentators rushed to distance themselves from Cliven Bundy’s plainly racist remarks,…

U.S. News

Twitter conservatives defend Cliven Bundy’s ‘Negro’ remarks, but also demand video proof

As conservative politicians and commentators rushed to distance themselves from Cliven Bundy’s plainly racist remarks,…

Veterans’ cemetery won’t allow ‘the ashes of a couple old lesbians’ to be buried together

A veterans cemetery in Idaho is denying a 74-year-old Navy veteran’s request to be buried…

Bird flu detected at California quail farm near San Francisco

(Reuters) – Low-pathogenic avian influenza, a disease known as bird flu, has been detected on…

FDA wants cigarette regulations expanded to cover e-cigarettes and hookahs

US regulators proposed new restrictions Thursday on the soaring $2 billion market in e-cigarettes, which…

Suit: Oregon church at fault for underwear-clad priest who chased boy fleeing molestation

A lawsuit claims church officials were sufficiently aware of sexual abuse by clergymen to have…

World

Vladimir Putin warns Russians to avoid Google: The Internet is a CIA ‘special project’

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a “CIA project” and warned Russians against making Google searches. Putin…

Giant John Paul II crucifix falls and instantly crushes young man to death in Italy

An Italian man was crushed to death on Wednesday by a giant crucifix honouring John Paul II that collapsed during…

Vatican spokesman says Pope Francis’s personal phone calls creating confusion

Pope Francis’s habit of picking up the phone and cold calling people who write to him is landing the Vatican…

Afghan policeman guns down three U.S. citizens at Kabul hospital

An Afghan policeman opened fire at a Kabul hospital run by a US charity on Thursday, killing three Americans, including…

Obama reaffirms commitment to Japan on tour of Asian allies

U.S. President Barack Obama assured ally Japan on Thursday that Washington was committed to its defense, including of tiny isles…

Cornish people win minority status in Europe

Cornish people are to be recognised as a national minority group for the first time, giving them the same rights…

Brazil ramps up security in Rio de Janeiro after deadly unrest

Just 50 days before Brazil hosts the World Cup, authorities beefed up security in Rio de Janeiro after a violent…

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