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Britain to join U.S. in ending coal power support abroad

Britain said Wednesday it would join the United States in a charge to curb financial aid for building coal-fired power plants abroad. The announcement was made at UN climate talks in Warsaw where the fossil fuel — the biggest single contributor to global warming — has been at the centre…

People magazine crowns ‘Maroon 5′ frontman Adam Levine ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

Tattooed ‘Maroon 5′ frontman Adam Levine has been named People’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” the magazine revealed late Tuesday. “As a musician, you have fantasies that you want to win Grammys, but I didn’t really think that this was on the table,” Levine, 34, told People. “I was just amazed and…

Bitcoin value jumps after mostly positive Senate hearing

Call it a speculative bubble or the rise of a currency of the future: the bitcoin jumped in value Tuesday after US authorities appeared to give the virtual money their blessing. The electronic currency that is suspected of being used for illicit transactions on the Internet reached a value of…

Church of England backs women bishops in principle

The Church of England’s national assembly on Wednesday gave strong backing to the principle of allowing women to serve as bishops. The General Synod voted 378 to eight in favour of the move, clearing the way for a possible vote next year which could bring the measure into Church legislation.…

Congress to honor Native American ‘code talkers’ who helped beat WWII Germany

Native American “code talkers” who used their indigenous languages to keep critical military secrets from World War II enemies are finally getting their due in Congress, decades after their heroism. Twenty-four years ago France bestowed its highest civilian honor on American Indians who used their ancestral words as shields, forging…

Questions raised by recommendation that 33 million Americans take anti-cholesterol drug

New recommendations to expand the use of cholesterol-lowering medication to millions of adults to reduce heart attacks and strokes overestimated risks faced by that population, according to a study. An updated clinical guide released by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) last week set…

Hamas announces birth of two lion cubs in Gaza

Gaza’s Hamas-run authorities on Tuesday announced the birth of two lion cubs in the Palestinian enclave, named in honour of the last bout of fighting between the Islamists and Israel. The cubs were born less than a week after the first anniversary of the eight-day conflict between Hamas and Israel…

Promiscuous mouse moms have sexy sons

By: News Desk Male mouse pheromones released in urine attract female mice and increase the male’s chance of mating and producing offspring. In that way, mouse pheromones act much like a peacock’s tail to attract mates. Illustration by Sarah Bush/University…  …

Karl Lagerfeld: ‘Chanel would have hated me’

Chanel’s head designer Karl Lagerfeld has revealed he thinks the founder of the iconic French fashion house would have “hated” him if they had ever met. Lagerfeld said he had been a “rude awakening” for the prestigious fashion house, which had “grown dusty” before his arrival in 1982. “I never…

Filipinos go through grisly process of identifying dead days after typhoon

Clouds of flies rise as forensic pathologist Cecilia Lim opens body bags one-by-one, in a grim but crucial search for the identities of unknown typhoon victims in the Philippines. “Some of these remains, their faces are gone. We’re trying to do it as fast as we can before we lose…

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