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British man with first case of 'super-gonorrhoea' is cured

A British man who became the first ever to contract 'super-gonorrhoea' has been cured, as doctors say the case is a wake up call.<p>The patient had a regular female partner in the UK but picked up the highly resistant strain of the infection after a sexual encounter with a women in south-east Asia, …

Sexual Health

Poisoned spy's daughter Yulia Skripal's last moments on Russian soil before fateful journey to UK released by investigators

The last moments of the poisoned spy's daughter on Russian soil captured on CCTV have been released.<p>Footage shows Yulia Skripal on her final day in …

North Korea halts nuclear and missile tests ahead of planned Trump summit

North Korea has said it will end its tests of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles, and shut down its nuclear test site, in a dramatic development ahead of a much-anticipated meeting between its leader, Kim Jong-un, and Donald Trump.<p>The suspensions went into immediate effect on …

North Korea

Russia claims poison used against ex-spy and daughter in Salisbury was BZ toxin 'in service in UK and US'

Russia claims the substance used to poison double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia was an agent called BZ that has been used by Nato …

Salisbury attack: Russia claims chemical weapons watchdog manipulated findings

Moscow on Saturday accused the chemical weapons watchdog of manipulating the results of its investigation into the poisoning of a former Russian spy, saying his samples had traces of a nerve agent used by the west.<p>Russia tested nerve agent on door handles before Skripal attack, UK dossier …

Nerve Agents

Nerve agent used to poison Sergei and Yulia Skripal was delivered in 'liquid form', says Defra

The nerve agent used to poison Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury was delivered in a liquid form, the government has said.<p>Nine sites …

Even Moscow has had enough of Trump’s early morning tweets

Russia’s deputy PM took a swing at Donald Trump’s erratic Twitter diplomacy Friday, claiming the president’s early morning posts were overshadowing world affairs.<p>The jab came as tensions continue to rise over an anticipated U.S. strike on Syria — a military escalation that Moscow warned Friday …

UK says Russia monitored daughter of former spy for years

LONDON (AP) — Russian intelligence agencies monitored the emails of former spy Sergei Skripal's daughter Yulia for at least five years before the two …

Russia

Russia spied on Sergei Skirpal and his daughter for at least five years, says UK

Russia has been spying on Sergei and Yulia Skripal for at least five years and investigated how to launch nerve agent attacks using door handles, …

Britain's National Security chief sets out further evidence that Russia was behind Salisbury attack

Britain’s top National Security chief has revealed further evidence that Russia was behind the nerve agent attack in Salisbury.<p>In a letter to NATO …

Study: Global warming is weakening key ocean circulation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is likely slowing the main Atlantic Ocean circulation, which has plunged to its weakest level on record, according to a new study.<p>The slowdown in the circulation — a crucial part of Earth's climate — had been predicted by computer models, but researchers said they …

Global Warming

Dozens Suffocate in Syria as Government Is Accused of Chemical Attack

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Dozens of Syrians choked to death after a suspected chemical attack struck the rebel-held suburb of Douma, east of Damascus, with aid groups on Sunday blaming President Bashar al-Assad’s government for the assault and Western governments expressing outrage.<p>Rescue workers in Syria …

Middle East

Want solar panels but hate their look? Tesla’s low-profile panels are now working

It’s been a year since Tesla boosted its solar catalog with new panels that blend into your roof with no visible hardware. The low-profile panels …

Geologists now have evidence Africa is physically splitting into two continents

A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area.<p>The Earth is an ever-changing planet, even though in …

Male birth control pill one step closer to reality, researchers say

<b>(CNN) —</b> For decades, birth control pills have exclusively been used by women. But a male birth control pill that is both safe and effective may be on the horizon, according to a new study.<p>The results of the study were presented Sunday at the annual Endocrine Society meeting in Chicago. The …

Biomedicine

Vision-improving nanoparticle eyedrops could end the need for glasses

High-tech eyeglasses can give blind people the ability to see, but could the development of eyesight-improving eyedrops help eliminate the need for …

Monkeys reveal new clues toward elusive HIV vaccine and cure

<b>BOSTON—</b>Despite enormous efforts over more than 30 years, HIV/AIDS researchers have yet to develop either a vaccine or cure for the disease. But they …

Never-Before-Seen Mineral Found Inside a Diamond

Calcium silicate perovskite (CaSiO3) is thought to be the fourth most abundant mineral on the planet, but until recently, it had never been observed …

Vampire Bats Survive by Only Eating Blood—Now We Know How

Living off blood isn't easy, but the tropical mammals evolved clever adaptations to make it work, a new study says.<p>Vampire bats can quaff the finest A-positive blood vintage, thanks to a little help from their digestive friends.<p>In a new study, researchers analyzed the DNA and microbiome of three …

Stanford’s ‘diamond anvil’ technology could be a game-changer for chemistry

Diamonds are pretty darn tough. How tough? Tough enough that squeezing a couple of them together in a molecular diamond anvil — a technique that’s …

How To Germinate Seeds Fast And Easy

One of the basic skills any homesteader should learn is how to germinate seeds. Once you get the process, you can just imagine the different salad …

Gut Microbes Combine to Cause Colon Cancer, Study Suggests

Two types of bacteria commonly found in the gut work together to fuel the growth of colon tumors, researchers reported on Thursday.<p>Their study, published in the journal Science, describes what may be a hidden cause of colon cancer, the third most common cancer in the United States. The research …

Cancer

Poisoned toothpaste and exploding phones: Israel linked to 2,700 assassination operations in 70 years

Poisoned toothpaste that takes a month to end its target’s life. Armed drones. Exploding cell phones. Spare tires with remote-control bombs. …

Israel

Russia 'has made a comeback but has a long way to go'

Newly labeled as one of the top two enemies of the US, Russia might be selling plenty of weapons, but it's lacking in nearly every other category.<p>><br>• ><p>A …

Russia

Turkey’s attack on Syrian Kurds could overturn the entire region

In whichever state they live, the Kurds endure a perilous existence. In Iran, the Kurdish people of the west have suffered significant persecution at the hands of the Islamic republic, while in Iraq, the Kurds of the north were confronted with a well-organised military operation. They also faced a …

Middle East

ATM makers warn of 'jackpotting' hacks on U.S. machines

(Reuters) - Diebold Nixdorf Inc and NCR Corp, two of the world's largest ATM makers, have warned that cyber criminals are targeting U.S. cash machines with tools that force them to spit out cash in hacking schemes known as "jackpotting."<p>The two ATM makers did not identify any victims or say how …

Cybersecurity

Mafia raids in Germany, Italy: Police make over 170 arrests

German and Italian police have detained scores of people with alleged ties to the 'Ndrangheta mafia. The suspects formed part of a transnational …

Syrian army claims Israel struck targets near Damascus in overnight raids

Syria's army stated that its air defenses had hit an Israeli aircraft and had intercepted some rockets fired at Syrian targets.<p>><br>• ><p>An Israeli Air Force …

As North Korea Tensions Rise, U.S. Army Trains Soldiers To Fight In Tunnels

The Army is training thousands more soldiers in tunnel warfare, part of an effort to be ready to offer President Trump military options for North Korea, U.S. officials tell NPR.<p>North Korea is honeycombed with thousands of tunnels and bunkers, some of them discovered leading across the border and …

North Korea