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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:17:51 +0200

Million 'have fled Ukraine conflict'
The number of people who have fled the fighting in Ukraine has doubled in weeks, and the UN says more than a million have now been displaced.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:55:58 GMT

Afghan militants 'may join IS'
Fighters from a militant Islamic group in Afghanistan, allied to the Taliban, tell the BBC they are considering joining forces with Islamic State.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:15:49 GMT

CPS withdraws Ashya parents warrant
UK prosecutors withdraw the arrest warrant that enabled Spanish police to hold the parents who took their ill son from a British hospital.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:56:06 GMT

US 'targets al-Shabab's leader'
The US military carries out air strikes in Somalia, reportedly targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, though it is unclear if he was hit.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:23:48 GMT

FM: Independence 'closer than ever'
Scottish independence is "closer than it's ever been" claims First Minister Alex Salmond, as an opinion poll suggests gains for the Yes campaign.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:37:16 GMT


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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:04:28 +0200

CPS withdraws Ashya parents warrant
The parents of Ashya King are to face no further action and should now be reunited with their son, say prosecutors.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:56:06 GMT

New child abuse victims come forward
Twelve new victims have come forward since a report found at least 1,400 children were abused in Rotherham, South Yorkshire's chief constable tells MPs.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:26:41 GMT

MPs quiz police chief over Sir Cliff
The chief constable of South Yorkshire says the BBC put his force in "a very difficult position" over a planned search of Sir Cliff Richard's home.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:11:22 GMT

Troll guilty over MP 'rape' tweets
A man is found guilty of bombarding a Labour MP with abusive messages on Twitter after she supported a feminist campaign.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:50:13 GMT

Boris Island airport plan 'not dead'
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:20:55 GMT



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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:28 +0200

VIDEO: Volcano continues fiery lava eruption
A dramatic lava eruption that began early on Sunday near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has continued into Monday.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:25:21 GMT

VIDEO: The most future-proof profession?
BBC News talks to Ian Lowe, a blacksmith who teaches other people an ancient art he believes to be future-proof.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:01:16 GMT

VIDEO: ‘I smuggled jihadists into Syria’
The BBC's Ian Pannell reports from Turkey's border with Syria where he met a man who helped smuggle foreign fighters cross the border.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:31:07 GMT

VIDEO: Locals divided on Heathrow expansion
Residents from the areas close to Heathrow airport have mixed views on the possibility of further expansion.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:35:26 GMT

VIDEO: 'Bacon butty' for British Ebola nurse
The parents of the first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa say he is recovering well.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:00:19 GMT


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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:29:21 +0200

Lost wedding ring returned to owner
A retired fireman uses Facebook to return two diamond rings to a woman who lost them on the beach.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:17:39 GMT

Icelanders make insect snack bars
Firm says the "superfood" is full of protein and the taste can be hidden with almonds and chocolate.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:11:56 GMT

Russians mock Putin kids TV idea
Russian social media users make fun of President Putin's children's TV character.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:38:37 GMT

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:52:37 EDT

Family dinners good for teens' mental health, could protect from cyberbullying
Cyberbullying was associated with mental health and substance use problems in adolescents, a new study shows, but family dinners may help protect teens from the consequences of cyberbullying and also be beneficial for their mental health.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:15:37 EDT

Quality of US diet improves, gap widens for quality between rich and poor
The quality of the US diet showed some modest improvement in the last decade in large measure because of a reduction in the consumption of unhealthy trans fats, but the gap in overall diet quality widened between the rich and the poor.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:15:35 EDT

Viewers eat more while watching Hollywood action flick on TV
Television shows filled with action and sound may be bad for your waistline. TV viewers ate more M&Ms, cookies, carrots and grapes while watching an excerpt from a Hollywood action film than those watching an interview program.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:15:33 EDT

Nature's tiny engineers: Corals control their environment, stirring up water eddies to bring nutrients
Conventional wisdom has long held that corals -- whose calcium-carbonate skeletons form the foundation of coral reefs -- are passive organisms that rely entirely on ocean currents to deliver dissolved substances, such as nutrients and oxygen. But now scientists have found that they are far from passive, engineering their environment to sweep water into turbulent patterns that greatly enhance their ability to exchange nutrients and dissolved gases with their environment.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:14:19 EDT

Mom's hormones could make female magpie chicks more adventurous
Female magpies have been shown to be more adventurous than their male siblings, according to new research. “The fact that observable differences between the first hatched and last hatched magpie’s behaviors exist indicates that mothers may be able to produce variable traits, possibly through adjustable transmission of maternal hormones or creating the conditions for sibling rivalry. Mothers could potentially produce a variety of personalities perhaps as an adaptive strategy in unpredictable environmental conditions," researchers say.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:35:26 EDT

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:57:20 +0200

Syrian Forces Escalate Assault on Rebel-Held Damascus District
Syrian forces carried out their fiercest assault on the rebel stronghold of Jobar in Damascus since the start of the three-year war, conducting at least 27 air strikes on Tuesday and killing a child, according to activists and rights groups. The government is trying to retake Jobar after the capture of several rebel-held areas around the center of the capital this summer, including the town of Mleiha just outside Damascus on August 14. Jobar was seized by armed rebels over a year ago,...
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:00:27 -0400

NATO Leaders Set to Gather on Russia, Middle East
The leaders of the 28 NATO countries will gather for the first time in two years starting Thursday in Wales, in western Britain, with an agenda very different from the one they had for their last summit. When NATO leaders last met in Chicago, Afghanistan was at the top of their agenda, and Russia was considered a partner in addressing issues like terrorism and nuclear weapons proliferation.  This year, responding to Russia's annexation of Crimea and its invasion of eastern...
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:55:09 -0400

UN: 1 Million Somalis at Risk of Hunger
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says more than 1 million Somalis are in need of humanitarian assistance, and at least 200,000 children under the age of five are acutely malnourished as drought hits southern and central Somalia. The U.N.'s food and nutrition analysis agency (FSNAU) warns that the humanitarian recovery and gains made two years ago may be lost as poor rains, a cycle of violence and reduced aid assistance threaten the lives of millions of...
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:36:23 -0400

NATO Leaders Set to Gather on Russia, Middle East
The leaders of the 28 NATO countries will gather for the first time in two years starting Thursday in Wales, in western Britain, with an agenda very different from the one they had for their last summit. VOA's Al Pessin reports from London.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:34:00 -0400

Pakistan Parliament Backs Embattled PM Sharif as Crisis Deepens
Pakistan's parliament threw its weight behind embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention. But, signalling a possible softening in his position, protest leader Imran Khan said he would meet a conservative Islamist politician who has been trying to mediate between Khan and the government since the start of the confrontation. Sharif, who enjoys a solid majority in...
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:06:00 -0400

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:00:00 +0200

The Great Fire of London Begins (1666)

This massive fire was one of the biggest calamities in London's history. It destroyed 13,200 houses, 87 parish churches, St. Paul's Cathedral, and countless other buildings over four days, leaving an estimated 70,000 residents homeless in its wake. Though the death toll is traditionally thought to have been relatively low, recent research suggests it may have been higher, since the deaths of poor and middle-class people were not recorded at the time. What is thought to have started the fire? Discuss

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:57:21 +0200

SAMOA: Stopping climate change is 'about people, about survival,' says UN envoy
World leaders have not sufficiently addressed climate issues, United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Change Mary Robinson said Tuesday highlighting the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building climate resilient communities.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST

SAMOA: In Apia, Ban sets sail for sustainable development
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sailed with a Polynesian voyaging canoe crew, whose mission is to spotlight the need for action on sustainable development by going around the world using only traditional navigation methods.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST

Grave crimes committed on 'unimaginable scale' in Iraq, UN Human Rights Council told
United Nations officials today urged an immediate end to the acts of violence and abuses committed against civilians in Iraq, particularly against children and people from various ethnic and religious communities, as the Human Rights Council met to discuss the ongoing crisis.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST

Ban alarmed at Israel's announced seizure of West Bank land
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his alarm at the announcement by Israeli authorities to declare nearly 1,000 acres of land in Bethlehem as so-called “state land.”
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST

UN chief demands immediate release of seized Fijian peacekeepers
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday again called for the release of 44 Fijian peacekeepers seized in the Golan.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST World | National Breaking News
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:34:31 GMT

Vic mine, govt 'didn't do enough' re fire
THE Victorian government and the operator of a coalmine that burned for 45 days failed to do enough to respond to the blaze, an inquiry has found.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:29:21 GMT

Caro defends housewife remarks
JANE Caro offended generations of women by comparing marriage to prostitution, but says she wasn't referring to modern wives.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:31:17 GMT


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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:00:00 +0200

Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii (1838)

Liliuokalani was the last reigning queen of the Hawaiian Islands. She ascended the throne in 1891 upon the death of her brother, King Kalakaua. Her refusal to recognize the constitutional changes inaugurated in 1887 precipitated a revolt—fostered largely by resident American sugar planters—that led to her dethronement in early 1893 and the establishment of a provisional government. Liliuokalani wrote many songs, including the popular "Aloha Oe," which means what? Discuss

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:57:24 +0200

The New Trailer for Monsters: Dark Continent Hits!
Vertigo Films in the UK has released an all-new trailer for the long-awaited Monsters: Dark Continent. The last preview we received for this sequel to Gareth Edwards’ film came back in May (watch it here). This latest offering gives us a much better look at what’s to come.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:03:00 -0500

Toronto International Film Festival 2014: A Preview in Pictures - Part 1

It's that time of year again as festival and awards season concurrently kick-off with what is essentially one of the largest international film festivals on the globe, the Toronto International Film Festival (or TIFF), this year celebrating its 39th year as one of the festivals where some of the noteworthy awards films will premiere.

Everything from Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker to Paul Haggis' Crash to The King's Speech and Silver Linings Playbook and others have had their debuts in Toronto in early September before going on to Oscar gold. Sure, some of them played a couple days before at the Telluride Film Festival, but that's as much or more for industry people than regular moviegoers at this point. We shouldn't forget that many of the Toronto People's Choice Award winners went on to fare just as well among Academy voters, movies like last year's winner 12 Years a Slave.

The biggest hurdle with going to TIFF is that there are often so many movies one will want to see that choices have to be made and it's impossible to see them all. This year, there are over 80 movies playing at TIFF that I want to see and only about a third (or less) of those already have distribution and release dates in place. As in past years, there will be a number of movies I only discover or find out about while at the festival.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:30:00 -0500

Game of Thrones Swordsman Joins the Cast of Star Wars: Episode VII
The BBC brings word that former "Game of Thrones" actor Miltos Yerolemou, who played the role of swordsman Syrio Forel in the series, has joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. Though they are unsure about what role Yerolemou's character will play in the series, or if he will be wielding a lightsaber, they do report that his character will not play a major role.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:26:00 -0500

This Week on Blu-ray and DVD: September 2, 2014
Welcome to's weekly sneak peek at the major DVD and Blu-ray releases! Using the gallery below, you'll be able to navigate through some of the key titles that are set to hit stores on September 2. For the complete list of August DVD releases, click here, and the complete list of Blu-ray releases can be found here.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:00:00 -0500

The New Japanese Trailer for Dracula Untold
Japanese distributor Toho-Towa has released this new trailer for Legendary Pictures' Dracula Untold which features new footage from the October 17 release.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:35:00 -0500

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:10:12 +0200

MPs quiz police chief over Sir Cliff
The chief constable of South Yorkshire says the BBC put his force in "a very difficult position" over a planned search of Sir Cliff Richard's home.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:28:22 GMT

FBI probes 'Cloud' celebrity leaks
The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:09:12 GMT

Survivor singer Jamison dies aged 63
Jimi Jamison, the lead singer for US rock band Survivor, who sang and co-wrote the theme tune for hit TV series Baywatch, dies aged 63.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:31:54 GMT

McDormand picks up Venice award
Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand is honoured with the visionary talent award at the Venice Film Festival.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:49:42 GMT

Spain returns Colombian treasure
Spain returns to Colombia hundreds of indigenous artefacts that were seized from drug gangs in 2003, but later smuggled out of the country.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:08:27 GMT

Musician Watt makes non-fiction list
Everything But The Girl musician Ben Watt is announced as part of the 15-strong longlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:05:36 GMT

Winkleman makes 'most powerful' list
Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman is named on a list of most influential women on TV, but co-presenter Tess Daly fails to make the cut.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:47:45 GMT

Guardians is top US film of 2014
Sci-fi blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy rules the US box office, becoming the biggest film of the year so far.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:03:35 GMT

Johansson's Lucy stays top of chart
Scarlett Johansson sci-fi drama Lucy has held on to top spot at the UK and Ireland box office in its second weekend of release.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:02:23 GMT

Bush sets new album chart record
Kate Bush follows her stage comeback to become the first woman to have eight albums in the chart at the same time.
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:21:04 GMT


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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:00:00 +0200


Hatshepsut was the fifth pharaoh of the 18th dynasty of ancient Egypt. She rose to power by acting as regent for her stepson, Thutmose III, but soon ordered herself crowned as pharaoh. Thereafter, she was regarded as a king rather than a queen and was often portrayed in pharaonic costume, including a false beard. She attained unprecedented power, and her reign saw the start of construction at Thebes and expanded trade. Why did she almost disappear from Egypt's archaeological and written records? Discuss

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT


The daughter of Powhatan, a Native American chief who controlled almost all of tidewater Virginia, Pocahontas helped maintain peace with the English colonists by befriending the settlers at Jamestown. According to the famous story, she saved colonial leader John Smith from execution after he had been taken prisoner by her father's men. She later furthered efforts toward peace by marrying colonist John Rolfe. "Pocahontas" was actually a childhood nickname. What was her real name?

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT

Oskar Schindler

A Catholic and a member of the Nazi party, Schindler became famous for his efforts to save Jews during the Holocaust. He rescued up to 1,200 Jews by employing them in his munitions factory, which was deemed essential to the war effort—though Schindler purposely produced faulty ammunition. After the Kraków ghetto was destroyed, he created a safe sub-camp at his factory and was later able to rescue some of his workers when they were misrouted to Auschwitz. What happened to him after the war?

Sun, 31 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:15:24 +0200

Thai junta blocks rights meeting in Bangkok
Rights activists say Thailand's ruling junta has worked systematically to snuff out all challenges to its authority.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:40:00 +0200

No incentive for peace talks despite end to Gaza war
Despite the ceasefire taking effect, there seems to be little incentive for both Israel and Palestine to continue peace and statehood talks.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:36:00 +0200

Pakistani PM makes Parliament appearance amid deepening crisis
Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif has called a joint session of Parliament, seeking to reaffirm that he is fully in control, after protests over the weekend.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:43:00 +0200

Ukraine crisis forces Nato back to Cold War-era defence
The Ukraine crisis is the most serious threat to Euro-Atlantic security since the Cold War, according to Nato head Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:08:00 +0200

Despite battlefield losses, Hamas is 'simply not defeated'
Hamas suffered heavy military losses during its 50-day conflict with Israel, but it has still emerged with enhanced political standing, say analysts.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:03:00 +0200

China opposes sanctions against Russia
China says the EU's proposed additional sanctions on its key ally Russia will not solve the current problems in Ukraine.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:39:00 +0200

Nude photos of celebrities leaked in apparent hack
Nude photos of stars such as Jennifer Lawrence and Rihanna have surfaced online, raising questions about hacking, leaks and invasion of privacy.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:24:00 +0200

Ukraine rebels prepare attack as EU threatens new sanctions
Pro-Russian separatists are preparing a fresh offensive in Ukraine as EU leaders give Moscow one week to curb support for rebels or face sanctions.
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:36:00 +0200

Israel plans to expropriate 400 hectares of West Bank
Israel has announced plans to expropriate 400 hectares of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area in the south of the occupied West Bank.
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:19:00 +0200

Gaza desolation: Was it worth it?
Israel’s ‘victory’ has left Gaza City in ruins, but the 50-day war has strengthened Hamas’s influence.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0200


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Thousands out of work in Atlantic City as big casinos shut doors

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - They're manning the lifeboats at Atlantic City, as the biggest casinos in town are capsizing. Atlantic City may soon be a ghost town as decades-long casinos shut their doors in ...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:57:58 -0400

Colorado airplane crash kills all on board

ERIE, Colorado - All people on board a small plane were killed when the single engine aircraft crashed near an airport north of Denver, officials said Monday. A spokesman for the National ...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:25:41 -0400

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba delays IPO by a week

NEW YORK - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is due to be listed under the ticker BABA in the United Unites but the initial public offering (IPO) may have been pushed back by about a week so that the ...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:00:24 -0400

Empaque sold by Heineken to US firm Crown Holdings in $1.23 bn deal

AMSTERDAM - Dutch brewer Heineken has entered into a binding agreement with US firm Crown Holdings to sell its Mexican packaging business Empaque in a deal worth $1.23 billion, as it looks to focus ...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:56:08 -0400

Plastic bag manufacturers oppose successful California bid to ban them

SACRAMENTO, California - California is a step closer to becoming the first state in the US to introduce a ban on plastic bags after the state legislature voted in favour of the measure. The new law ...
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:58:06 -0400

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:27:08 +0200

Wage earners dodge a bullet

COMMENT: Had compulsory super contributions climbed as legislated, Australians would be earning 2.5 per cent less by 2019.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:25:45 GMT

Government has 'neutralised' scare

Government has "neutralised" Labor, unions' political attack over workplace laws, says Eric Abetz.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:15:00 GMT

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:15:00 GMT

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Comment: We're used to paying 'Australian premium' for every item because, well, importers can charge us.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:00:33 GMT

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Google, Starbucks and Ikea are cashing in on a reduced ATO ability to make them pay.
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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:15:28 +0200

Scientists Develop a Robot That Can Assemble Itself
Origami is the Japanese art of shaping paper to look like animals, flowers and other objects.  Now, Harvard University scientists have modeled, or formed a robot on the ancient art form.  They have created designs that robots can follow to assemble themselves, or put themselves together.  Sam Felton builds robots.  The Harvard graduate student works at the university’s Microrobotics Laboratory.  His most recent creation is a robot 18 centimeters wide and 15...
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:30:30 +0000

Alibaba Seeks to Raise Billions in IPO
Investors in the United States are preparing for the first public sale of stock in the Chinese company Alibaba.  The company sells goods by linking buyers and sellers in the huge Chinese online market. Alibaba is expected to make its initial public offering, called an IPO, in September on the New York Stock Exchange. The total value of the company, based in Hangzhou, has been estimated at about $200 billion.  Reports from Bloomberg News say Alibaba is offering investors a 12...
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:10:03 +0000

Could Dinosaurs Have Survived?
Dinosaurs last lived on Earth about 65 million years ago. For many years, scientists have debated how and why dinosaurs disappeared. But improved tools and records of fossil remains have led some experts to agree about the disappearance of these ancient creatures. We get more from Jeri Watson. University of Edinburgh researcher Steve Brusatte led the team of experts. They blamed a huge rock from space – a 10-kilometer-wide asteroid -- for the dinosaurs’ disappearance. Their findings...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:11:03 +0000

UN: Boat People Fleeing Myanmar, Bangladesh
The United Nations says there has been a sudden increase in people fleeing Myanmar and Bangladesh by boat. Activists fear the number will continue to rise as refugees leave unclean camps and violence in Myanmar. They say that is especially true of ethnic Rohingya. The U.N. High Commission for Refugees wrote the report.  It says from June 2013 to June 2014, more than 53,000 people fled by sea from the border between Bangladesh and Myanmar, formerly Burma. That is an increase of 60...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:10:55 +0000

Brain Imaging Comes to Children in Poor Countries
Brain imaging was once thought to be too costly and difficult for widespread use in the developing world. But the technology soon may be available in poor countries. Brain imaging creates pictures of brain activity. It uses infrared light -- similar to the light produced by a television remote control. Brain imaging can identify the first signs of cognitive delays, mental problems, in newborns and young children. Such children could be suffering from malnutrition – a poor...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:03:19 +0000


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