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More than 200 dead as Egyptian security forces crush Islamist protest camps

By Yasmine Saleh and Tom Finn CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian security forces crushed the protest camps of thousands of supporters of the deposed Islamist president on Wednesday, shooting almost 200 of them dead in the bloodiest day in decades and polarizing the Arab world’s most populous nation. At least 235…

Egypt’s ElBaradei: liberal with ‘troubled conscience’

Mohamed ElBaradei, who resigned from his post as vice president in Egypt’s military-backed interim government in protest at Wednesday’s bloodshed, is a respected former UN nuclear watchdog chief. The ex-diplomat, UN executive and Nobel laureate turned liberal political leader stepped down after scores were killed in a crackdown by security…

Bradley Manning: ‘I’m sorry’ for handing secrets over to WikiLeaks

By Ian Simpson FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – U.S. soldier Bradley Manning apologized on Wednesday for handing state secrets over to the WikiLeaks website in the biggest breach of classified data in U.S. history. “I’m sorry I hurt people. I’m sorry that I hurt the United States,” the 25-year-old Army…

Brain ‘folds’ may predict how patients will respond antipsychotic drugs

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – The extent of “folds” on the outer layer of the brain could give doctors a clue as to how well people suffering problems such as hallucinations or delusions will respond to antipsychotic drugs. Researchers using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of people with psychosis…

Scientists discover window coating that electrically regulate heat and light passing through

Scientists said Wednesday they had created a window coating that can be switched electrically to regulate the amount of heat and light that enters a building. A team of molecular and material scientists from the United States and Spain created a transparent film using nanocrystals — microscopic clusters of atoms…

Clinical psychologist: Hyper-masculine military failed to offer Bradley Manning support on gender identity

Clinical psychologist Michael Worsley diagnosed Manning with gender identity disorder and says he experienced severe stress A military psychologist who treated Bradley Manning said there was no support available for him to cope with his gender identity disorder and that Manning suffered greatly in a “hyper-masculine environment” that was hostile towards gay…

Pentagon unveils plan to extend benefits to same sex couples

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon on Wednesday announced its plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed military personnel and civilian employees, in response to the Supreme Court ruling in June forcing the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages in states where they are legal. The Defense Department will…

Craigslist has cost U.S. newspapers $5 billion

The online classified service Craigslist has cost US newspapers at least $5 billion in revenue since 2000, researchers say. The study, to be published in the journal Management Science covering the period 2000 to 2007, found Craigslist has had a huge impact on local US newspapers, which have in the…

Doctors Without Borders closes all operations in Somalia after 22 years

NAIROBI — Medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) closed all its operations in war-torn Somalia on Wednesday, warning of growing insecurity, after 22 years of working in the Horn of Africa troublespot. “The closure of our activities is a direct result of extreme attacks on our staff, in an…

New York Times website goes down

(Reuters) – The New York Times website has been unavailable since late Wednesday morning, and it is not clear what is causing the outage. People accessing nytimes.com get a message that the service is unavailable. A New York Times Co spokeswoman confirmed the site is down and that they are…

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