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Samsung supplier 'used child labour' to meet high demand, report alleges

Samsung is facing a fresh accusation that one of its Chinese suppliers hired children to meet production targets during a period of high demand from the South Korean electronics giant.<p>Samsung Electronics said on Thursday it is looking into the allegation by China Labor Watch that a supplier, …

A Year After a Deadly Disaster, Fears Grow About the Danger of Crude Oil Shipped By Rail

When 21-year-old mother Kahdejah Johnson was told two years ago that she’d secured a spot at the Ezra Prentice Homes, a quiet housing project in …

Oil & Gas Industry

Nigeria atheist Bala freed from Kano psychiatric hospital

<b>A Nigerian man detained in a hospital psychiatric ward because he did not believe in God has been freed.</b><p>Mubarak Bala was released because of a doctors' strike which has seen many patients discharged, a charity said.<p>Mr Bala said he now wanted to reconcile with his family who committed him to the …

Can Pets Really Enhance Mental Health and Wellbeing?

It’s thought that about 450 million people worldwide have a mental health problem and, closer to home, one in four British adults will experience …

Mental Health

We shouldn't expect Facebook to behave ethically

There are two interesting lessons to be drawn from the row about Facebook's "emotional contagion" study. The first is what it tells us about Facebook's users. The second is what it tells us about corporations such as Facebook.<p>In case you missed it, here's the gist of the story. The first thing …

Family of woman involved in CHP altercation wants officer punished

The family of a woman allegedly thrown to the ground and punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer is asking that the two officers involved in the incident be punished, the woman's attorney said Saturday.<p>"She's not just some animal," said attorney Caree Harper, who declined to name …

Not all creepy: 3 important findings from Facebook's emotional experiments

Facebook is in hot water for manipulating user’s emotions for mass study that explored the contagious effects of positive and negative news stories. The Wall Street Journal reports that the well-publicized experiment was just the tip of the iceberg for Facebook’s fast research data science team. …

Hondurans Vow to Flee Again After Foiled Trips to U.S.

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — Many Hondurans who attempted to enter the U.S. illegally before ending up back where they started are committed to undertaking the dangerous journey again.<p>While officials in towns and cities in the U.S. struggle to process the influx of undocumented immigrants flooding in …

Report: NSA Dragnet Ensnares Way More Regular Folks Than Legal Targets

The National Security Agency has intercepted far more communications from average Internet users than from intended security targets, newly analyzed …

Surveillance

New Snowden leaks show NSA collected the private data of tens of thousands of Americans

It’s been a number of months since there were any new revelations based on the massive trove of top-secret NSA surveillance documents that former …

US teen to appear in Israeli court

<b>Jerusalem</b> - A Palestinian-American teenager who rights groups say was subjected to a brutal beating by Israeli police has been freed on bail by a Jerusalem court pending an investigation.<p>Tariq Abu Khdeir, 15, was arrested on Thursday in Shuafat in occupied East Jerusalem, during the second day of …

Why 2014 could be the year we lose the Internet

<b>(Reuters/Gus Ruelas/Robert Galbraith/Photo collage by Salon)</b><p>Net neutrality is dying, Uber is waging a war on regulations, and Amazon grows stronger by the day<p>Andrew Leonard<p>July 6, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Halfway through 2014, and the influence of technology and Silicon Valley on culture, politics and the …

Why We Smile And How To Spot A Fake One

Flickr/Nana B Agyei<p><b>BI Answers: Why do we smile?</b><p>Studies have shown that smiling can help us cope, make us feel good, and even increase our longevity.<p>Some say we even smile in the womb and can understand the social significance of those toothy grins very early on. "At just 10 months, for instance, an …

American Teen Visiting Israel Reportedly Beaten By Police

The U.S. has confirmed that Tariq Khdeir, an American teenager, has been arrested by Israeli authorities and the State Department has expressed concern that he has been "severely beaten."<p>ITV news says Khdeir is the 15-year-old cousin of Mohammad Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old boy who was murdered in …

More than rumors drive Central American youths toward U.S.

A couple of weeks ago, sisters Karen and Sindy Laucel joined the exodus of youths from Central America, hoping to reconnect with their mother, who had left this farming village a decade ago in search of work in the U.S.<p>With so many heading north, now seemed the time to reunite. The teens filled a …

Chicago Group Fights Growing Street Violence with Yoga Classes

With their brightly colored mats spread along a sidewalk, Tameka Lawson’s yoga students try to follow her instructions: concentrate on their …

No One Is Talking About The 153 Schoolchildren Kidnapped By ISIS

According to a Human Rights Watch report, ISIS abducted 153 children between the ages of 13 and 14 from the mostly Kurdish town of Ain al-Arab on May 29. The children were returning home from taking their year-end exams in the city of Aleppo when they were abducted.<p>The kidnapping, by a group that …

Africa

Denver woman arrested after attempting to go help ISIS suitor she met online

FBI agents tried more than once to discourage a 19-year-old suburban Denver woman who said she was intent on waging jihad in the Middle East before arresting her in April as she boarded a flight she hoped would ultimately get her to Syria, court documents unsealed Wednesday show.<p>Shannon Maureen …

Colorado Will No Longer Send the 'Major Mentally Ill' to Solitary Confinement

Under fire from critics and the federal courts, state officials make a bold move. But how will the new rule be put into practice?<p>Colorado prison officials last week did a good thing—a very good thing. The Colorado Department of Corrections issued a memo to all state wardens telling them that …

Injected liquid turns into a gel to rebuild bones

A material that is liquid at room temperature but that turns into a gel once injected into the body could help repair damaged bones in the skull and …

Inflammation

Forget Prozac, Psychobiotics Are the Future of Psychiatry

For millennia, the human race has sought to combat psychological disorders through the intervention of natural – and eventually synthetic – chemicals. Originally, the sources for these psychoactive substances were the various fruits and flowers, including the Areca tree (betel nut), the poppy …

New drug in development to reverse spread of breast cancer

A new drug is being developed that could potentially stop the spread of breast cancer in its tracks.<p>Researchers at Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales, are working on a novel compound that targets a well-studied protein called Bcl3, which has been shown to play a crucial role in breast cancer’s …

Three Cancer Drugs Don’t Work Properly Without Gut Bacteria

Your gut is home to tens of trillions of bacteria. Collectively, they act as another organ, one with many different roles. They influence your body weight, your ability to digest your food, your risk of catching infectious diseases, your chances of resisting infections or autoimmune diseases, the …

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Ask a Bartender: How Do You Prevent a Hangover?

When drinking is (sort of) part of your job description, recovery from said drinking is a vital skill. So we asked bartenders across the country: How do you prevent (or, barring that, cure) a hangover? Here's their advice; use responsibly.<p>"Drink water in between drinks and it will keep you hydrated …

Access to Good Food as Preventive Medicine

According to a new study, nearly one in three U.S. adults with a chronic disease has problems paying for food, medicine, or both. That doesn't have to be the case.<p>The 38-year-old man entered the hospital with a big toe oozing pus and a blood sugar that was three times the normal level. After …