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New NASA map shows where you are most likely to die from air pollution

Each year millions of premature deaths world-wide result from various forms of air pollution. According to a new atmospheric pollution model designed by earth scientist Jason West of the University of North Carolina (data from which informs the NASA…  …

Two young sisters found dead in washing machine: reports

Two young sisters were found dead in a bloody washing machine at a house in eastern China at the weekend, a newspaper reported Tuesday. Local police in Jiangxi province have ruled out murder in the case, the Global Times newspaper said, citing the official Xinhua news agency. Police confirmed that…

Bill Clinton insists ‘I honestly don’t know’ if Hillary will run in 2016

Former President Bill Clinton insisted to David Letterman that he doesn’t know if his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will run for president in 2016. “I honestly don’t know,” Clinton said during his appearance Monday night on The Late Show. “(Our daughter), Chelsea, doesn’t know, Hillary doesn’t know,…

‘We are not monsters,’ Nairobi attacker told British four-year-old boy before handing him a Mars chocolate bar

One of the Islamist attackers besieging a Nairobi shopping mall handed chocolate to a four-year-old British boy caught up in the crisis and asked for forgiveness, his uncle told a newspaper on Tuesday. Four-year-old Elliott Prior, who had been shopping with his mother and sister at the Westgate mall when…

Why do people want to eat babies? Scientists explain

If you’re like most normal people, you’ve briefly considered eating a baby or two. Why is that, anyway? Why do babies always seem so delicious, even when…  …

‘Outdated’ UN Security Council ‘undemocratic’: South African President Jacob Zuma

South African President Jacob Zuma criticised the United Nations Security Council as ‘outdated’ and ‘undemocratic’ ahead of a world leaders’ meeting in New York, according to a report Tuesday. The current Security Council “might have by now outlived its usefulness”, Zuma was quoted as saying in South Africa’s Business Day…

Worsening water scarcity due to climate change threatens 2 billion people globally

Worsening Water Scarcity to Affect 2 Billion Globally (via Climate Central) By Kieran Cooke, Climate News Network LONDON - Water scarcity is a fact of life in many parts of the world, particularly in the countries of sub-Saharan Africa. A new study says the situation could get a lot worse, with…

Regulator sues 13 banks in Libor rate-fixing case for selling nearly $2.4 billion in ‘faulty securities’ to credit unions

The US credit union regulator has filed an anti-trust lawsuit against 13 major international banks as part of the global crackdown in the Libor rate-rigging scandal. The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) said it aims to recover some of the funds lost by five corporate credit unions it supervised and…

China’s richest man aims to rival Hollywood

An ambitious studio complex built by China’s richest man will be a major boost for the country’s film industry but experts say it needs more than sprawling grounds to rival Hollywood. Global A-listers Nicole Kidman, Leonardo DiCaprio and Catherine Zeta-Jones showed up on Sunday for the lavish event to showcase…

Valve unveils SteamOS, a free (gaming-centric) operating system

Valve will soon launch a Linux-based operating system called SteamOS. (Valve) Well, it’s not a console (at least not yet).  But on Monday afternoon, in a move that one onlooker called ”daring,” Washington video game company Valve did unveil a gaming…  …

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