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Facebook to delete beheading videos shared by members

Facebook said it will delete beheading videos being shared at the leading social network as it re-evaluates its policy regarding whether such content is acceptable. Wednesday’s move came as a reversal for Facebook, which had been responding to complaints by refusing to intervene since the clips didn’t violate the social…

SARS-like virus kills 5 Saudis

Five Saudis have died of a new SARS-like virus during the past few days and two more are being treated in an intensive care unit, the health ministry said. In a statement cited by the Saudi SPA agency late on Wednesday, the ministry said that all the deaths occurred in…

Textile factories reopen after Bangladesh disaster

Bangladesh’s textile industry reopened for business on Thursday following an eight-day shutdown triggered by the collapse of a factory compound that killed at least 427 people, employees said. Millions of staff began returning to their workplaces around the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka where they usually churn out clothing for top Western…

Kids’ allergies on rise in U.S.

Children’s allergies are on the rise in the United States and are particularly common among the wealthiest in society, said a US government report on Thursday. Skin allergies such as eczema have risen the most over the past decade, going from a prevalence of 7.4 percent in 1997-1999 to 12.5…

Nut-sized brain region can be manipulated to increase longevity: scientists

US team identifies mechanism deep in brains of mice which can be tweaked to shorten or lengthen lives Scientists have found a biological command centre for the ageing process in a lump of brain the size of a nut. The US team identified the mechanism in the hypothalamus, which sits…

Bolivia’s Evo Morales says ‘adiós’ to USAID

Morales said Wednesday he is expelling the USAID from Bolivia for allegedly seeking to undermine his leftist government.(Juan Karita/AP) Bolivia’s President…  …

How NASA dodged a derelict Soviet spy satellite

This computer simulation created by the Institute for Air and Space systems at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, shows the distribution and movement of space debris at present and in future. (TU Braunschweig/AP/File) Thanks to an emergency maneuver in March…  …

Former Guantanamo chief prosecutor petitions Obama to close prison camp

A former chief prosecutor for the controversial American prison camp at Guantánamo Bay has called for the prison to be closed, launching an online petition that has gathered some 60,000 signatures in less than 24 hours. Col Morris Davis served for two years as the chief prosecutor for terrorism trials…

Collapsed Bangladeshi garment factory was used by U.S. companies

The United States acknowledged Wednesday that American clothing manufacturers were being supplied by the Bangladeshi garment factory complex whose collapse likely killed at least 550 people. The State Department also called on the impoverished country to improve its security measures and labor conditions. “We understand that businesses operating in this…

FBI releases photos of three Benghazi attack suspects

US authorities on Wednesday released pictures of three men it said were present during the September 11, 2012 attack on the US mission in eastern Libya, saying it wanted to question them. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s website did not say whether the three men — all of whom appear…

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