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Taking contraceptive pill for five years doubles risk of brain tumour, warn scientists

Female sex hormones used in the contraceptive pill may increase the risk of some cancer types, scientists think<p>Taking the pill for at least five years more than doubles the risk of developing a brain tumour, a study has shown.<p>Scientists say that hormonal contraception, particularly progestogen-only …

Women's Health

Vodafone reveals existence of secret wires that allow state surveillance

Vodafone, one of the world's largest mobile phone groups, has revealed the existence of secret wires that allow government agencies to listen to all conversations on its networks, saying they are widely used in some of the 29 countries in which it operates in Europe and beyond.<p>The company has …

Ireland Investigates Alleged Discovery of 800 Babies in Sewer Tank

Grim reports that nearly 800 dead babies were discovered in the septic tank of a home run by nuns has set off a round of soul-searching in Ireland and sparked calls for accountability from government and Catholic Church officials.<p>Fresh research suggests that some 796 children were secretly buried …

Dutch appeals court upholds ban on Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Ace

A Dutch appeals court today upheld a 2011 decision that banned the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy S II and Galaxy Ace phones, as noted by Re/code. The devices in question were found to have infringed on Apple’s design in an earlier ruling and blocked from sale.<p>Apple’s original intent was to get an …

Apple chiefs feared that smartphone buyers ‘want what we don't have’

Apple's executives expressed concern in April 2013 that “consumers want what we don’t have” in smartphones – specifically, larger screens or significantly cheaper phones – according to documents released in its patent trial with Samsung in California.<p>But separate rumours from supply chain sources …

Will The Pentagon’s Secret Space Plane Ever Return to Earth?

Nearly 500 days into its mission, the Pentagon still won’t say what its drone space shuttle is doing in orbit, or when it might come back.<p>The Air …

Exclusive: this is Android TV

Every so often, some enterprising computer company will claim they’ve finally fixed the TV. They’ll talk about how they’ve turned a dumb terminal into a smart computing platform that extends your work and play to a gigantic screen. Then, we’ll watch as the idea flops because they fail to line up …

S Korea and the runaway drone | US & Canada

On March 31 at 4pm, an unidentified flying object crashed on the far flung South Korean island of Baengnyeong. Upon closer examination, it was discovered that this was no flying saucer, but rather a drone (UAV or unmanned aerial vehicle). There were no identification marks on the hull, but study …

Mormon leader outlines opposition to gay marriage

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A top Mormon leader reiterated the church's opposition to gay marriage Saturday during the church's biannual general conference.<p>…

British millionaire believed to have been shot dead by ex lover

A British millionaire is said to have been shot in the head by his ex-lover who may have laid in wait for him and his current girlfriend at their Spanish mansion for days<p>The ex-lover of a millionaire British businessman is said to be on the run in Spain after allegedly shooting him dead at his …

Crime

As Battery-Powered Signal Fades, Crews Caught in Race Against Time

Four weeks after a Malaysia jetliner headed to Beijing went missing, time is running out for the flight data recorders' pulse signaling system, as their batteries are expected to give out any day.<p>So-called black boxes are designed to emit sonic pings for roughly 30 days to aid searchers. Malaysia …

Solomon Islands floods death toll rises

At least 16 people have died in flooding in the Solomon Islands, while 40 others are missing and up to 49,000 have become homeless, an aid official has said.<p>The disaster has raised fears that a lack of sanitation and fresh water will lead to an outbreak of dengue fever in the Pacific Island …

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park review – no medals for visual flair

Let's start with the good news. We have a park, as promised, which as the boosters say is the size of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens combined. The early signs are that it will be a place people actually use and not, as it might have been, a zone for shopping trolley safaris. There seem to be sane …

Volcano spews 10km (6.2 mile) ash plume in Ecuador

The Tungurahua volcano just south of Ecuador's capital Quito, has produced an ash plume reaching 10km (6.2 miles) into the sky.<p>It has been erupting slowly since 1999, but the last two months have seen increased activity.

UK Drugs Laws Need Urgent Change, Says Policy Expert, As Nigel Farage Calls For Legalisation

As Ukip leader Nigel Farage backed calls for drugs to be legalised in the UK, a policy expert has told The Huffington Post UK that "change is …

Leicester City promoted to Premier League after 10-year absence

<b>Leicester City were promoted to the Premier League after a combination of results in the Championship on Saturday went in their favour.</b><p>City, who beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 on Friday, needed Queens Park Rangers to lose at Bournemouth and Derby to fail to win at Middlesbrough.<p>The Rams lost 1-0 …

Chinese ship hunting for missing Malaysia jet detects 'ping' | Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR/PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - A Chinese patrol ship hunting for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner detected a pulse signal in the south Indian Ocean on Saturday, the state news agency Xinhua reported, in a possible indicator of the underwater beacon from a plane’s “black …

Flight 370: Search teams investigate sounds picked up in ocean

Search teams looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are investigating a number of sounds detected by ships in the southern Indian Ocean, authorities said Sunday, but it's not yet clear if any of them are from the missing plane's so-called black box.<p>A British Royal Navy vessel is on its way to an …

Afghans vote in presidential poll

<b>Kabul, Afghanistan</b> - It was not without its glitches, but an election which will result in the first democratic transfer of power in Afghanistan went off without major incident.<p>There were minor attacks during Saturday's presidential poll, leading to nearly 900 voting stations being closed due to …