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‘Terrorist fist jabs’ are 95 percent more sanitary than conventional handshakes, study finds

According to an article published Monday in the American Journal of Infection Control, the alternative…

Asteroid’s ‘bad timing’ killed off dinosaurs, new evidence shows

Edinburgh University experts say asteroid hit Earth at a time when ecosystems had been weakened…

Calls for more screening of donated blood in the EU due to levels of hepatitis E

One in almost 3,000 blood donors in England carry the hepatitis E virus (HEV) which…

Your ‘pure’ bottled water contains added chemicals and other ‘natural’ additives

Ever looked at the ingredients on a bottle of water? Why would you when it’s…

Tech News

Amazon offers 3D printing to customize earrings, bobble head toys

Amazon.com Inc will offer 3D printing services that allow customers to customize and build earrings,…

Apple iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data, researcher finds

Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through…

Media

X-Files star David Duchovny sparks controversy with ultra-patriotic Russian beer ad

US actor David Duchovny has stirred up a storm of debate in Russia by appearing…

Sinéad O’Connor: ‘I deserve to be a priest. Music is a priesthood’

The famously iconoclastic singer hasn’t mellowed much. She talks to Tim Jonze about feminism, the…

U.S. News

Former GOP Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife go on trial on corruption charges

By Gary Richardson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) – The federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor…

Foreign buyers fuel concerns amid Miami luxury condo boom

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) – As construction cranes crowd the coastline and developers strive…

Tow truck driver shot to death after repossessing car from LA parking lot

Police are seeking multiple suspects in the fatal shooting of a tow truck driver in…

Suspect in Pennsylvania hospital shooting charged with murder

A man suspected of opening fire in a Philadelphia-area hospital and shooting dead a case…

Man killed, daughter hurt when plane crash-lands on Florida beach

A man was killed and his daughter injured on Sunday when a small plane crash-landed…

World

US climber’s stupidity condemned after he films his kids being hit by avalanche

A US climber who filmed his children, aged 9 and 11, being knocked off their feet in a mini-avalanche during…

Ukraine rebels appeal to WWII spirit with Soviet propaganda

Pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine are turning to Soviet World War II posters to spread their message of fighting against…

Vietnam’s taste for ‘little tiger’ leaves cat owners in constant fear

The enduring popularity of “little tiger” as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live…

Koala survives terrifying 54-mile freeway ride by clinging to bottom of car that struck him

Timberwolf the koala was lucky to be alive Monday after surviving a terrifying 54.5-mile ride down a busy Australian freeway…

Tanker with Iraqi Kurdish crude cleared to unload cargo off Texas

A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan was cleared by the U.S. Coast Guard to unload its cargo at…

Fracking to be allowed in UK national parks under ‘exceptional circumstances’

Fracking will be allowed in British national parks in “exceptional circumstances”, according to government guidelines announced on Monday as new…

Boko Haram militants kidnap wife of Cameroon’s vice prime minister

A local traditional leader as well as relatives of Cameroon’s vice prime minister were among people kidnapped by Nigerian Islamist…

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