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Obama warns Israel could lose US support at UN

US president warns lack of progress in peace talks and Israeli PM's stance on a Palestinian state leave Israel in danger of losing "credibility"<p>Barack Obama has warned that America's veto in support of Israel at the UN is increasingly "difficult" because of prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's …

This man is the first person in history to have his skull and scalp transplanted

MD Anderson Cancer Center and Houston Methodist Hospital doctors announced Thursday that they did the operation on May 22 at Houston Methodist.<p>The recipient — Jim Boysen, a 55-year-old software developer from Austin, Texas — expects to leave the hospital Thursday with a new kidney and pancreas …

Medicine

Historic vote ends same-sex teaching at Oxford

The last all-male institution, St Benet's Hall, at Oxford University has voted unanimously to admit women ending single-sex education at Oxford<p>The last all-male Oxford University institution has voted unanimously to admit women students.<p>The vote at St Benet's Hall on Thursday ended single-sex …

Can Pope Francis Perform a Miracle for Venezuela?

Given his virtuoso performance as a power broker who helped thaw a half-a-century-old conflict between Cuba and the U.S., the audience Pope Francis has granted Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro this coming Sunday has aroused hopes the Argentinian pope can instill a sense of normalcy to …

The U.S. Blew Up An ISIS Base Thanks To A Terrorist's Post On Social Media

Air Force intelligence specialist in Florida were tracking social media posts by members of the terror group when they stumbled upon a post that seemed to reveal the location of a base.<p>Carlisle explained that Air Force personnel in Florida were tracking social media posts by members of the terror …

Nigerian Senate Approves Life Imprisonment For Child Rapists

Nigeria’s Senate passed a bill Wednesday that approved life imprisonment for rapists and those who have sex with children under 11 years old, a …

Latest item on Chinese government’s censorship list? The cruise ship disaster

Two days after the Eastern Star cruise ship sank in the Yangtze River, families are still largely in the dark about the fate of their loved ones.<p>Out of the 450 passengers who were on board the ship, only 14 survived, hundreds are missing. The official death toll stands at 75. Meanwhile, the Chinese …

China
South Korea

Texas doctors do first skull and scalp transplant

Opening a new frontier in transplant surgery, Texas doctors have done the world's first partial skull and scalp transplant to help a man who suffered a large head wound from cancer treatment.<p>Doctors from Houston Methodist Hospital and MD Anderson Cancer Center did the operation two weeks ago.<p>The …

Medicine
South Korea

Prominent Bangladeshi Writer Flees India for the U.S. After Death Threats

Famed Bangladeshi writer and activist Taslima Nasreen, already in exile from her home country, fled even further away from it after reportedly …

Extremism

Bad science: Middle class parents' fears over food allergies harming their children's diets

British children are being put on restrictive diets for no reason other than their parents' fear of allergies, a group of scientists have said.<p>The …

University College London

Kim Jong-un's sister Kim Yo-jung appointed North Korea's propaganda leader

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has turned to his younger sister for support, enlisting her to spearhead his propaganda department.<p>According to South …

Faux whale enlisted to scare off sea lions

Mock orca white being deployed in Oregon fishing village plagued by hundreds of sea lions<p>Officials in a small Oregon fishing village have deployed a giant, motorised fake orca whale in their latest attempt to scare off hundreds of sea lions who have made the local port's docks their new home.<p>City …

Columbia River

Lufthansa Delays Returning Remains To Germanwings Victims' Families More Than Two Months After Plane Crash

The relatives of the 150 people who perished in the Germanwings disaster were finally preparing to put their family members to rest more than two …

India

Over 1,000 mourn Beau Biden at memorial service

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> More than 1,000 people gathered Thursday to honor the life of former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden at a memorial service held in the Delaware Legislative State House in Dover.<p>Biden, the oldest son of Vice President Joe Biden, died Saturday after a lengthy battle with brain …

Democrats
Same-sex Marriage
Patriot Act
Rowing

Three Britons among tourists stranded on Mount Kinabalu after quake in Malaysian Borneo

Four climbers injured and hundreds stranded as earthquake damages roads, cracks walls and shatters windows in Malaysian state of Sabah<p>Three British climbers are among an estimated 160 people stranded on top of Mount Kinabalu, following a 6.0-magnitude earthquake on the island of Borneo, …

Natural Disasters

Ghana petrol station death toll crosses 250 as authorities fear more fatalities

As many as 250 people have been killed in a petrol station inferno in the Ghanaian capital of Accra as authorities fear the death toll could further …