3:02 pm May 6, 2015 | No Comment
US investigators were investigating a claim by Islamic State that it was behind a failed attack on a Texas exhibit of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in which two gunmen were killed, but officials said on Tuesday they doubted the militant group's direct involvement.
8:55 am May 6, 2015 | No Comment
Europe will face an obesity crisis of vast proportions by 2030, according to new World Health Organization projections, with many countries likely to see far more than half of adults above the healthy weight limit.
8:47 am May 6, 2015 | 1 Comment
Expanding agriculture is the biggest driver of deforestation around the world, and giving local residents greater control over forested land leads to better environmental management, forest researchers said on Wednesday.
12:58 pm May 5, 2015 | No Comment
A video purportedly from Al-Qaeda’s South Asia arm named India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a foe for the first time.
10:20 am May 5, 2015 | No Comment
France's far-right National Front party has suspended the membership of its founder Jean-Marie Le Pen and will call a party meeting to strip him of his title of honorary chairman, the party said in a statement.
9:34 am May 5, 2015 | No Comment
Patients with type-2 diabetes who are overweight but not obese outlive diabetics of normal weight, scientists reported on Monday, in another example of the "obesity paradox."
6:17 pm May 4, 2015 | 2 Comments
Texas police shot dead two gunmen who opened fire on Sunday outside an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that was organized by an anti-Islamic group and billed as a free-speech event.
7:09 pm May 3, 2015 | No Comment
Hundreds of traumatised Nigerian women and children rescued from Boko Haram Islamists have been released into the care of authorities at a refugee camp in the eastern town of Yola, an army spokesman said.
8:35 am May 2, 2015 | No Comment
An undersea volcano about 480 kilometers off Oregon's coast has been spewing lava for the past seven days, confirming forecasts made last fall and giving researchers unique insight into a hidden ocean hot spot, a scientist said on Friday.
12:30 am May 1, 2015 | No Comment
Chilean volcano Calbuco, which erupted twice last week, began sending a new cloud of ash and gas high into the sky on Thursday.
12:17 am May 1, 2015 | No Comment
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban "does not plan to introduce the death penalty," his chief of staff Janos Lazar said Thursday, after strong EU criticism of Orban's call for debate on its reintroduction.
11:54 am April 30, 2015 | No Comment
China’s top newspaper criticized the United States on Thursday following protests in Baltimore over the death of a 25-year-old black man, saying it exposed the fallacy of US claims to being an equal society.
10:49 am April 30, 2015 | 11 Comments
A Brazilian man executed in Indonesia for drug trafficking who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder did not understand what was happening to him until his final moments, a priest assigned as his spiritual advisor told Australia’s ABC radio on Thursday.
9:35 am April 30, 2015 | 5 Comments
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced “deep regret” at Indonesia’s decision to execute on Wednesday eight drug traffickers, including seven foreigners, despite desperate pleas from their governments to spare their lives.
8:08 am April 30, 2015 | 12 Comments
The United States, where the death penalty is still carried out, on Wednesday steered clear of a storm of global protest triggered by Indonesia’s execution of seven foreign drug traffickers.
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