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Scientific breakthrough could significantly alter the treatment of depression

<b>(hikrcn/Shutterstock)</b><p>Depression affects approximately one in 10 adult Americans. Now researchers say they may have a powerful treament<p>Sarah Gray<p>April 25, 2014 3:58pm (UTC)<p>Researchers from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center announced that they've made an important breakthrough in the …

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Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>Trump claims Germany is 'captive' of Russia<p>The US president kicks off a NATO …

Man ‘gropes sleeping woman on flight for five minutes’. No one intervenes

A man groped a female passenger for five minutes on a British Airways flight last week without being stopped by any of his fellow passengers, police …

Why do young Brits feel disengaged from the EU?

The survey, by Anglia Ruskin University and the Euclid Network, discovered that 81 per cent of young people felt disengaged because they do not know …

Europe

Finding a new Earth could be a sign we’re on our way to extinction

Last week, scientists announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, a planet 492 light years away in the Cygnus constellation. Kepler-186f is special because it marks the first planet almost exactly the same size as Earth orbiting in the “habitable zone”—the distance from a star in which we might expect …

Planetary Habitability

A UK-based American tells the US what to expect from Primark

<b>America, get ready. With Primark set to open its first megastore in Boston next year, what lies in store for US shoppers? A New York-born writer in UK offers her compatriots an introduction.</b><p>On Friday afternoons, the buzz on the Primark shop floor reaches a climax as people - mainly young women - …

China Tightens Law on Eating Rare Animals

World<p>China will jail people who eat rare animals for 10 years or more under a new interpretation of the criminal law, state media reported, as the government seeks to close a legal loophole and better protect the natural environment.<p>China lists 420 species as rare or endangered, including the …

Wildlife

Should Animals Be Able To Sue Their Owners?

One group of lawyers thinks so--and vows not to quit until they succeed.<p>Tommy, a chimpanzee in upstate New York has become the first non-human primate to sue its captor, in an effort to become free. But it's not like the chimp actually walked into a courtroom and filed papers himself. Rather, a …

Chimpanzees

Johanna Young death: Second man released on bail

<b>A second man arrested in connection with the death of a Norfolk teenager more than 20 years ago has been released on bail.</b><p>Johanna Young, 14, disappeared from her family home in Watton on 23 December 1992. She was found dead on Boxing Day.<p>The man, in his 30s from the Thetford area, has been bailed …

Tiananmen Square protest museum opens in Hong Kong

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1071000/1071677_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1537381429_b60adc4c16610a9fdb6b430ba1c3592b<p><b>The world's first museum dedicated to the 1989 pro-democracy protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square has opened in Hong Kong.</b><p>Organisers hope in …

Hong Kong

Legalise marijuana, says former US supreme court justice

The former supreme court justice John Paul Stevens said on Saturday that the federal government should legalise marijuana.<p>Stevens, 94, was speaking to National Public Radio, in an interview to discuss his new book. Asked if federal law should follow those states – Washington and Colorado – that …

Titanic letter sells for £119,000

The last letter known to be written on the Titanic has been sold for £119,000.<p>It was written by second-class passenger Esther Hart just hours before the ship struck an iceberg on Sunday 14 April 1912. The £119,000 price tag broke the previous record for a Titanic-related letter, which had stood at …

Toddler’s chest left open with heart still beating for five days in life-saving op

<b>Warning: Graphic content</b><p>A toddler’s chest was left open with his heart still beating for five days after a life-saving operation.<p>Carson Ayre, aged …

Deadly MERS virus detected in Egypt

First case of coronavirus that has killed 92 people in Saudi Arabia detected in the Egyptian capital.<p>Egypt has recorded its first case of the deadly SARS-like MERS coronavirus in the capital Cairo.<p>Egyptian State TV said on Saturday a patient at a Cairo hospital who recently arrived from Saudi …

Three Paris cops could face charges over alleged rape of Toronto woman: reports

French media report three police officers could face charges in connection with the alleged rape of a Canadian woman at the Paris police headquarters, while a fourth officer is expected to be released from custody.<p>A spokesman for Paris police told The Canadian Press the case had been transferred to …

Syria Gives Up Chemical Weapons ... But A War Rages On

Sunday is the deadline for Syrian President Bashar Assad to hand over his government's chemical weapons stockpile, and he will have surrendered the vast majority of his declared arsenal.<p>Some call this a triumph. Others say Assad used the deal to buy time for brutal offensives in the civil war …

Boy who raised alarm on doomed Korean ferry had no time to call parents

SEOUL (Reuters) - The frightened boy who first raised the alarm that a South Korean ferry with hundreds on board was sinking did not have time to call his parents, his father said, and was found dead not wearing a life jacket.<p>A diver from the South Korean Navy's Ship Salvage Unit (SSU) puts on a …

Three Pupils Committed Suicide After Being Abused by William Vahey

Former student of Vahey: 'I could not believe that this guy was still teaching'<p>A former student of paedophile William James Vahey has said she …

Gap-year student from Bristol dies in Colombia 'tribal ritual'

<b>A teenager from Bristol has died in Colombia while apparently taking part in a tribal ritual.</b><p>Henry Miller, 19, died in the rainforest after reacting to a plant infusion he drank during the ritual, his family said.<p>Parents David and Elizabeth Miller said he had ventured into a remote part of the …

15 Signs You Are Most Definitely Not a Morning Person

This human can not compute anything before caffeine kthanks bye now.<p><b>1. You believe nothing should exist — and no one should speak, most certainly not to you — before the hour of 10 a.m.</b> WHY DO SOUNDS MAKE SOUND AND WHY DOES LIGHT SHINE BEFORE THIS TIME. WHY.<p><b>2. You think — nay, KNOW — that people</b> …

Queen Asked To Stop 'Heartless' Crown Estate Evictions By Desperate Residents

People living in properties owned by the Crown are desperately campaigning against being evicted from their homes.<p>The Crown Estate is proposing the …

Firstborn children really do excel, reveals groundbreaking study

What do Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton, Christine Lagarde, Oprah Winfrey, Sheryl Sandberg, JK Rowling and Beyoncé have in common? Other than riding high in Forbes list of the world's most powerful women, they are also all firstborn children in their families.<p>Turn to British science and one finds …