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Russia to Create World's First Rocket Engine Manufacturing Holding

Russia's United Rocket and Space Corporation (URSC) is drafting a proposal on creation a unique holding, which is set to unite several manufacturers …

Study blames global warming for 75 percent of very hot days

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you find yourself sweating out a day that is monstrously hot, chances are you can blame humanity. A new report links three out of four such days to man's effects on climate.<p>And as climate change worsens around mid-century, that percentage of extremely hot days being caused by …

Climate Change

Civil rights groups seek federal review of South Carolina police shootings

Amid mounting suspicion that police officers in South Carolina attempted to cover up the circumstances of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man, civil rights leaders are urging the<p>U.S. Department of Justiceto investigate all fatal shootings by police in Charleston County in the last two …

Chris Christie Joins GOP Presidential Hopefuls, Supports 20-Week Abortion Ban - Rewire

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a potential 2016 GOP presidential contender, this week publicly endorsed a national 20-week abortion ban.<p>Christie is …

Morocco’s plans to reform law on abortion could set example for North Africa

It was just 7 a.m. and Hoda was walking alone to a clinic in the Moroccan coastal city of Agadir. She skipped breakfast: the Senegalese doctor had told her that the abortion would be better done on an empty stomach.<p>Four months pregnant by a man who didn't want to marry, she felt she couldn't have …

Africa

Big oil must make big changes if it wants to survive

There is, however, one reason that's not being discussed, and yet it could be the most important of all: the complete collapse of Big Oil's production-maximizing business model.<p>Until last fall, when the price decline gathered momentum, the oil giants were operating at full throttle, pumping out …

Oil

Kansas should reject Gov. Brownback’s ‘sin tax’ proposal

By Erik Telford | Watchdog Opinion<p>Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, who was expected to possibly lose office in November thanks to having been such a …

Dimpflmeier rolls out hundreds of fresh pretzels daily | Toronto Star

Each day, about 1,500 leave the store. The plain and salted varieties are gobbled the quickest. But, find pretzels coated in flax, sesame seeds, even …

Dessert

Carl Edwards lands spot in Daytona 500 after 'a lot of anxiety' with new team

Carl Edwards walked into the media center, raised both hands over his head and said, "I'm in the show."<p>In NASCAR's biggest show, to be more precise.<p>Edwards, who moved from Roush Fenway Racing to Joe Gibbs Racing after last season, locked his No. 19 Toyota into the upcoming Daytona 500 by recording …

Motorsport

Closing The Computer Science Gap, From Classroom To Career

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Muhammed Chaudhry is the CEO of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation.</i><p>My twins will turn four in 2015, and they know more about computers now than I did when I took over as president and CEO of Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) in 2003. And it’s a good thing because …

Computer Science

The Most Beautiful Beaches in Greece

I've yet to visit the amazing country, and I'm hoping to visit in the fall this year. There's something just so romantic about the colors so prominent here - bright whites and deep blues, and outside of the cities so rich in history, the surrounding islands are usually home to the most beautiful …

Beaches

Obama to call on Congress to approve continued military action against Isis

President to use State of the Union address to ask for continued strikes against Islamic State targets in hint that coalition fight will go on for months if not years<p>Barack Obama is calling on Congress to authorise continued military action in the Middle East, following growing criticism that his …

Middle East

ISIL threatens to kill Japanese hostages

The Islamic State threatened to kill two Japanese hostages Tuesday unless the militants receive a $200 million ransom in 72 hours.<p>In a video posted online, a black-clad, masked man with a British accent is shown standing between two hostages in orange jumpsuits who are identified as Kenji Goto Jogo …

Oil

Channel Tunnel: Cancellations and delays as services resume

<b>Eleven Eurostar trains have been cancelled on Sunday, amid continuing delays following Saturday's Channel Tunnel closure due to a lorry fire.</b><p>Six Eurostar services from London were cancelled, as well as two from Paris and three from Brussels, after an unrelated power supply problem.<p>Rail services …

Trains