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  • 5 days ago
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    Drug 'reverses' ageing in animal tests

    A drug that can reverse aspects of ageing has been successfully trialled in animals, say scientists. They have rejuvenated old mice to restore their stamina, coat of fur and even some organ function. The team at Erasmus University Medical Center, in the Netherlands, are planning human trials for what they hope is a treatment for old age. A UK scientist said the findings were "impossible to dismiss", but that unanswered questions remained.

  • 6 days ago
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    Melbourne man allegedly 'slaughtered' wife in front of children for rejecting support of Islamic State - Australia News Today

    Police believe a Melbourne man who “slaughtered” and then mutilated his wife in front of their three young children may have murdered her because she did not want him to join the Islamic State group in Syria, court documents have revealed. Report by ABC said the 35-year-old Broadmeadows man is also accused of bashing two of their children, aged under six, around the head — in one instance with a milk crate — and burning his toddler daughter with hot water.

  • 9 days ago
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    Germany's Merkel calls for standardized European rules on using data

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for Europe to set about standardizing rules on using data in Europe, ahead of a visit to the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover where digitalization is expected to be in focus. "We want to create a digital single European market. That means we need to have legal situations that are as similar as possible in all European countries," Merkel said in her weekly video podcast.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Lesbians 'told they did not need cervical screening'

    Women who have sex with women are often wrongly told they do not need a cervical screening test, say LGBT groups. This results in half of all eligible lesbian and bisexual women never having had a smear test, they said. The human papilloma virus (HPV), which causes most cervical cancers, can be transmitted through lesbian sex.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Man discovers secret 700-year-old Knights Templar caves under rabbit hole

    A photographer has uncovered a stunning 700-year-old underground complex believed to be linked to the Knights Templar. Beneath unassuming holes in a farmer’s field near Shifnal, in Shropshire, lie untouched caves allegedly used by the medieval order that fought during the Crusades. Photographer Michael Scott, from Birmingham, set out in search of the caves and came back with pictures of the remarkable underground network.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event grandtheftsoul

    Trump trademarks approved by China

    China has given US President Donald Trump the chance to expand his brand, after approving dozens of applications to register the Trump trademark. Many of the requests, for industries from hotels to security, were made during the US election campaign. President Trump, who already owns about 70 trademarks in China, has pledged not to strike new foreign business deals while in office.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Facebook 'fails' to remove sexual images of children and reports BBC to police for raising issue

    Facebook has come under fire for failing to remove sexualised pictures of children from its website - and then reporting the journalists who brought it to their attention to the police. Damian Collins, chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, expressed "grave doubts" over the social media giant's moderation system. The issue came to light following a BBC investigation in which it used Facebook's "report button" to highlight sexual images but found more th...

  • 3 weeks ago
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    We can't see inside Fukushima Daiichi because all our robots keep dying

    Tepco, the utility company tasked with overseeing cleanup and waste processing for the former Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, hit another snag this week. Last month, we reported on new findings about Reactor #2 that showed it was far more radioactive inside than previously measured. At the time, we noted that Tepco was working on a new robot that could handle up to 73 sieverts of radiation, but the measured level of 530 sieverts vastly exceeded that tolerance.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Slain 8-Year-Old Alleged Horrific Abuse in Her Diary Before She Was Found Dead: ‘I Hate This Life’

    Like many girls her age, 8-year-old Gizzell Ford kept a diary. The cover was striped with rainbows, and she used a pink marker to record her thoughts. For the first few entries, Gizzell — known to friends as “Gizzy” — wrote about typical third-grade things: jumping rope, school teachers, clothes and friends. But her life in Chicago seemed to derail in the summer of 2013, as she began detailing abuse she allegedly suffered at the hands of her grandmother.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Nigerian engineer handed written test at New York airport

    A Nigerian software engineer claims he was handed a written test by a US border officer at New York's JFK airport to prove his tech credentials. A software engineer from Lagos, Nigeria, is claiming that he was made to sit a written test by US airport immigration officers because they weren't convinced he was telling the truth about his skills. According to social networking site LinkedIn, Celestine Omin, 28, landed in New York's JFK airport last Sunday after a 24-hour flight from ...

  • 1 month ago
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    In 'special message', Taliban leader urges Afghans to plant more trees

    The Taliban group in Afghanistan on Sunday used a rare public statement in the name of its leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, to call on Afghans to plant more trees for worldly and other-worldly good. Official Taliban outlets released the "special message" under Akhundzada's name, an uncommon move for the group that has recently published unsigned statements on a range of issues such as civilian casualties, upcoming military operations, and the anniversary of the withdrawal of Soviet...

  • 1 month ago
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    Muslims raise over $84,000 for vandalized Jewish cemetery in Missouri

    Muslim Americans have helped raise more than $91,000 to repair vandalized headstones at a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, according to an online fundraising page, amid attacks and threats against Jewish institutions. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited the graveyard on Wednesday and told clean-up volunteers, state officials and reporters that there was no place in America for hatred, violence, anti-Semitism or acts of prejudice.

  • 1 month ago
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    The Trump Media Survey Is Phenomenally Biased. It's Also Useful

    The GOP put out a survey Thursday night that's enough to make a social scientist cringe. It's called the "Mainstream Media Accountability Survey," but this "survey" commits a variety of polling sins. It contains: — Leading questions ("Do you believe that the mainstream media does not do their due diligence fact-checking before publishing stories on the Trump administration?")...

  • 1 month ago
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    Mexico ready to retaliate by hurting American corn farmers

    Mexico is one of the top buyers of American corn in the world today. And Mexican senator Armando Rios Piter, who leads a congressional committee on foreign relations, says he will introduce a bill this week where Mexico will buy corn from Brazil and Argentina instead of the United States. It's one of the first signs of potential concrete action from Mexico in response to President Trump's threats against the country.

  • 1 month ago
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    YouTube Cancels PewDiePie Show, Pulls Channel from Ad Program After His ‘Death to All Jews’ Stunt

    Google’s YouTube has canceled the second season of PewDiePie’s reality show and pulled his channel from its premium advertising program after the Swedish-born vlogger’s prank involving an anti-Semitic slogan gained widespread notice. The announcement from YouTube came just hours after Disney’s Maker Studios said it was terminating its relationship with PewDiePie, whose actual name is Felix Kjellberg, over the same videos.

  • 1 month ago
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    Half-brother of N. Korean leader assassinated in Malaysia: media

    North Korean female agents using poisoned needles have assassinated the half-brother of the North's leader Kim Jong-Un in Malaysia, South Korean media reported Tuesday. Officials in Seoul and Kuala Lumpur could not confirm the death of Kim Jong-Nam, once seen as heir apparent in the North. Malaysian police said an unidentified Korean had been taken sick at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and since died.

  • 1 month ago
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    Duterte targets Philippine children in bid to widen drug war

    Before Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs had even begun, allies of the Philippines president were quietly preparing for a wider offensive. On June 30, as Duterte was sworn in, they introduced a bill into the Philippine Congress that could allow children as young as nine to be targeted in a crackdown that has since claimed more than 7,600 lives. The bill proposes to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 9 years old to prevent what it calls "the pampering of you...

  • 1 month ago
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    EU to force Netflix to allow people to watch films from other countries' libraries

    The EU is to force Netflix to allow people to watch content libraries from other countries. The European Parliament is finalising legislation that would let people access their online media, like games or films, from their own country. At the moment, doing so is either impossible or very hard, because of restrictions that companies like Netflix put on the use of VPNs and other services. Under the new rules, the parliament will stop content providers from using an IP address as a way of identifyi...