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Mexico Gunfight Kills At Least 43, As Government Hits Jalisco Cartel Suspects Hard

By Alexandra Alper<p>ZAMORA, Mexico, May 22 (Reuters) - Government security forces killed 42 suspected drug cartel henchmen and suffered one fatality in a firefight in western Mexico on Friday, an official said, one of the bloodiest shootouts in a decade of gang violence wracking the country.<p>National …

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …

Holistic Medicine

Halfsider: a bizarre half-male half-female bird

A rare half male and half female – “halfsider” – bird won the intertööbz over the holidays. This unusual bird is comprised of two genetically distinct individuals – twins – fused into one being. But what is it like to be such an individual? A recently published paper shares observations of the …

Brutal cold will chill 70% of the U.S.

<b>(CNN) —</b> You know it's going to be bad when 0 degrees Fahrenheit (-17 Celsius) will be the high temperature.<p>But that's what parts of Minnesota will experience this week. And plenty of others will be freezing as well.<p>"We're looking at 50 million people in 24 states that are going to see some of the …

Weather

China complains to Pyongyang after N Korean soldier kills villagers

North Korean army deserter reported to have killed four villagers after crossing border into Jilin province<p>Beijing has lodged a formal complaint with Pyongyang after a North Korean army deserter sneaked across the border and killed four Chinese villagers with a handgun.<p>While relations between …

North Korea

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

Holistic Medicine

AirAsia QZ8501: ‘high probability’ plane’s tail has been located

Retrieval of flight data and black box recorder, which are housed in tail section of Airbus, could explain why jet crashed<p>An Indonesian naval patrol vessel has found what could be the tail of the crashed AirAsia passenger jet, the section where the crucial black box voice and flight data recorders …

BBC’s assistant political editor labelled a ‘pillock’ over Ed Miliband questioning

Norman Smith told to ‘go back to London’ as supporters take offence to his line of questioning of Labour leader about NHS<p>The BBC’s assistant political editor, Norman Smith, was called a pillock and told to “go back to London” when Labour supporters took offence to a line in his questioning of Ed …

Damehood. A cosy name that conceals some dubious choices

The New Year’s honours list’s special women-only award sounds pantomime-sweet, but it’s as tainted by snobbery as the rest<p>Even outside the pantomime season, or possibly because of the pantomime season, no honour, out of the blizzard of honorific acronyms and archaisms that surges bianually out of …

Prince William

Prince Andrew could face a Scotland Yard investigation over sex abuse claims

Police sources have confirmed the Duke of York could face an investigation into Virginia Roberts’s claims if she makes a formal complaint against him<p>The Duke of York could face a Scotland Yard investigation into Virginia Roberts’s claims if she makes a formal complaint against him, police sources …

Prince Andrew

Elon Musk Is Trying Something Tuesday That Could Forever Change Spaceflight

SpaceX had originally slated the launch for Dec. 19, but after the rocket's Merlin 1D engines failed to run for the full three seconds during a static fire test on Dec. 17, the company rescheduled for early 2015.<p>A second test on Dec. 19 was successful, clearing the rocket for launch in January, …

Space Travel

Why Arctic Monkeys’ ‘AM’ Is The Album Of The Decade So Far

What sort of record could rise above this dislocated half (and a bit) decade? Six years in which the government has striven to vastly widen the gap …

Arctic Monkeys

Yoga, Petting Puppies, Halloween: Banned By Malaysia's Muslim Clerics

All Muslims know pork, booze and premarital canoodling violate Islamic teachings. But in Malaysia, home to a rising tide of fundamentalist Islam, senior clerics are warning against more insidious dangers to the faith.<p>Such as death metal. And puppies. And Valentine's Day.<p>Malaysia is a bastion of …

Religion

Rio de Janeiro elite police chief sacked as 'pro-Nazi chats' revealed

Local magazine published inflammatory messages said to have been posted by head of a paramilitary battalion to fellow officers<p>The already thuggish reputation of Rio de Janeiro’s police force dropped a notch lower after the commander of an elite unit was dismissed on Monday for allegedly endorsing …

Can the European Central Bank answer the questions posed by the Arctic Monkeys?

As we enter the new year there is one number which stands out particularly in the world of foreign exchange and it is the 1.2044 of the Euro against …

Economics

China's Three Gorges Project breaks world record in hydropower generation

China's Three Gorges power plant generated a record amount of hydropower in 2014, surpassing Brazil's Itaipu hydroelectric plant's figures of …

Renewable Energy

McDonald's makes a move toward not-so-fast food

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