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Gay men limited as blood donors for Orlando club victims

MIAMI (AP) — Hundreds lined up to give blood Sunday in Orlando to help the victims of the massacre at a gay nightclub, but major restrictions remain …

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N.Y. Prison Where Killers Escaped Gets a New Boss, Security Rules

New York correctional authorities on Wednesday ordered a new batch of security measures at the prison where two convicted murderers escaped last month and triggered a 22-day manhunt.<p>Staff at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora will conduct weekly inspections of prisoners’ cells, gates will …

'Leap second': Why June 30 will have one extra second

On June 30, the world will receive a gift of time: a single, extra second known as a "leap second."<p>At that moment, the official atomic clocks that keep Universal Coordinated Time will mark the time as 23h 59m 59s, followed by the leap second 23h 59m 60s. July 1 will continue as usual, beginning …

Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugee camp in Turkey

Hollywood actress uses her high profile to draw attention to the plight of displaced people<p>Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie has called for more international action to help refugees as she visited a camp in southeastern Turkey housing thousands of Syrians who fled their war-torn country.<p>The …

One dead, nine wounded in Detroit street party shooting

Man aged 20 shot dead at a block party in Detroit, US, as nine people are left with either critical or serious injuries<p>One person was killed and nine others were wounded on Saturday when someone opened fire at a neighbourhood block party.<p>The attack occurred on a basketball court in the US city of …

Earth is on track for a mass extinction, and humans are to blame, study says

Today's animal species are disappearing at a rate up to 100 times higher than they did in the past <b>--</b> and humans are responsible, a new study warns.<p>Since the year 1500, at least 338 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish have become extinct, researchers reported Friday in the …