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Study casts doubt on human-Neanderthal interbreeding theory

When scientists discovered a few years ago that modern humans shared swaths of DNA with long-extinct Neanderthals, their best explanation was that at some point the two species must have interbred. Now a study by scientists at the University of Cambridge has questioned this conclusion, hypothesising instead that the DNA…

Obama to NASA experts: ‘Let me know if you find Martians’

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE — US President Barack Obama on Monday ribbed scientists behind NASA’s roving robot Curiosity, instructing them to let him know right away if they found life on Mars. “If in fact, you do make contact with Martians, please let me know right away,” Obama joked, as…

Anti-abortion bus to target Obama in key states

WASHINGTON — An anti-abortion group plans to launch a bus tour next week through five key states in this year’s White House race to highlight President Barack Obama’s “extreme” record on the polarizing issue. The Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) on August 20 will embark on a tour of…

Palestinian inmate becomes a father after smuggling sperm to wife

NABLUS, Palestinian Territories — A baby boy was born by Caesarian section on Monday, the product of a successful smuggling attempt by a Palestinian prisoner who managed to sneak out a sperm sample to his wife. Baby Muhannad was born in a Nablus hospital to Dallal Ziben, a 32-year-old mother-of-two…

Oil spill detected near Exxon operations in Nigeria

EKET, Nigeria — An oil spill has been detected along the coast of southern Nigeria near operations for US giant ExxonMobil, the company said Monday, but the cause and size of the leak remained unclear. Exxon local subsidiary Mobil Producing Nigeria confirmed that oil had been found along the shoreline…

Fidel Castro quietly celebrates 86th birthday

HAVANA — Cuba’s former president, Fidel Castro, celebrated his 86th birthday quietly and out of the public eye Monday, while political allies and Cuban citizens paid tribute from afar. Bolivia President Evo Morales praised Castro as an “example of international solidarity,” in a message to the father of Cuba’s communist…

Romney hails Mars landing, seeks campaign thrust

ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida — Mitt Romney sought to maintain his momentum in front of smaller crowds Monday, celebrating US victories in the Olympics and the space race after a weekend of super-sized events. Romney had unveiled Paul Ryan, a deficit hawk congressman, as his vice-presidential pick on Saturday and campaigned…

Clashes erupt in Senegal after youth dies in police custody

KOLDA, Senegal — Police fired teargas at stone-throwing demonstrators in south-eastern Senegal Monday, injuring one person as protests erupted over the death of a deaf-mute youth in police custody, sources said. A security source speaking on condition of anonymity said a man in his thirties had been arrested on Sunday…

Cosmo editor Helen Gurley Brown dies at 90

NEW YORK — Helen Gurley Brown, the saucy Cosmopolitan editor who delivered thousands of sex tips to single women and more than a few curious men, died Monday. She was 90. Gurley Brown, whose influence spread across 64 international editions of the low-brow, glossy magazine, died after a brief hospitalization…

Two South African police ‘hacked to death’ during clash at platinum mine

South African workers Monday hacked to death two police officers who came to quell deadly clashes between rival unions that claimed eight lives at a platinum mine run by leading producer Lonmin, police said. “Our police officers were responding to a protest at the mine. They came under attack from…

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