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CNN journalists arrested trying to sneak into World Trade Center

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two CNN journalists were arrested for trying to sneak past security at the World Trade Center in New York City on Tuesday in an attempt to report on recent security lapses at the site, police said.<p>CNN producers Yon Pomrenze, 35, and Connor Fieldman Boals, 26, are pictured in …

Woman killed herself over benefits cut, says mental health watchdog

A woman with a history of stress-related depression killed herself because her benefits were cut after a work assessment, a health watchdog has found.<p>The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland said the woman in her early 50s took her own life less than a month after an Atos assessor gave her zero …

More Images, More Possible Debris, But No Sure Sign Of Flight 370

This post has been updated with word that the aerial search is over for today.<p>Images taken on Sunday by a French satellite show 122 "potential objects" in the area of the southern Indian Ocean that searchers are now combing for any sign of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Malaysia's acting transport …

Lee Rigby killer's brother says Adebolajo sympathises with family

The brother of one of the men who killed British soldier Lee Rigby on a busy south London street says the killer has a "tremendous amount" of sympathy for his victim's family.<p>Lee Rigby was run over and then hacked to death by Michael Adebolajo and his accomplice Michael Adebowale in May last year. …

Copenhagen Zoo kills 4 lions, weeks after shooting giraffe

A Danish zoo that made international headlines last month when it killed a healthy giraffe is once again in the news after it killed four lions to make way for a new male.<p>The lions were killed Monday, said Tobias Stenbaek Bro, a spokesman for the Copenhagen Zoo.<p>Two of those were young lions that …

British soldier charged over alleged improvised bomb found in Salford

A British soldier is to be charged with terrorism and explosives offences over allegations that he made an improvised bomb and had a copy of the bomb-making manual The Anarchist Cookbook.<p>Ryan Adam McGee, from 5th Battalion the Rifles, will face two charges, and is due to appear in court next week, …

Planes, ships race to beat bad weather in search for Malaysian jet

SYDNEY/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Aircraft and ships scouring the southern Indian Ocean for wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 were racing to beat bad weather on Thursday and reach an area where new satellite images showed what could be a debris field.<p>The international search team has been …

Father beaten to death in Islington flat could have been victim of burglars

A father found beaten to death in his north London flat may have been attacked by burglars, it emerged today.<p>The 56-year-old man named locally as …

Malaysia Airlines: MH370's black box may have wiped out crucial moments of doomed flight

The families of passengers on doomed flight are filing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit in the US against Malaysia Airlines and Boeing<p>The crucial moments of doomed <b>Malaysia</b> Airlines flight MH370 may never be discovered experts have warned as the 'black box’ which records details of the flight may have …

PC who Tasered blind man after mistaking white stick for Samurai sword can keep his job

A policeman who Tasered a blind man mistaking his white stick for a Samurai sword can keep his job.<p>PC Stuart Wright was ordered to apologise to Colin …

Protests near Cairo University leave one dead

One person has been killed near Egypt's Cairo University after protesters supporting ousted President Mohamed Morsi clashed with security forces, a health ministry official said.<p>The official, cited by the Reuters news agency, said eight people were also wounded in Wednesday's attack but could not …

Yahoo is now part of Oath

Before you continue...<p>Yahoo is now part of the Oath family. Due to EU data protection laws, we (Oath), our vendors and our partners need your consent …

How Ceramics Could Prevent Nuclear Disaster

Pottery just got really high-tech<p>For more than 50 years, engineers have built the rods that hold nuclear fuel the same way, out of zirconium-based metal alloys. They maintain structural integrity at high temperatures and allow uranium neutrons to escape in order to produce nuclear reactions. But, …

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No fresh signs of life in search after devastating Washington landslide

They've been at it for parts of five days, using excavators, shovels and their hands to scour stark, dirty, surreal remnants of a landslide that ripped through part of rural Snohomish County, Washington. The first goal: Locate any sign of life.<p>But the more rescuers dig, the less likely it seems …

New Dwarf Planet Found At The Solar System's Outer Limits

Scientists have spotted a new dwarf planet at the edge of our solar system. It's a kind of pink ice ball that's way out there, far beyond Pluto.<p>Astronomers used to think this region of space was a no man's land. But the new findings suggest that it holds many small worlds — and there are even hints …

3 Secret Service agents sent home from Amsterdam after agent found intoxicated by hotel staff

It's another case of badges behaving badly in the U.S. Secret Service.<p>Three agents responsible for protecting President Obama were sent home from …

Southeast Asian Countries Fearful China Will Use Missing Flight MH370 As Excuse To Up Presence In South China Sea

The tragic crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 appears to have reinforced regional tensions in the South China Sea, where China and several …

Astronomers find first asteroid with rings

Quick -- name a planet with rings. Easy, right?<p>But Saturn and others are not alone: Now scientists have added another celestial body to the short list of objects in our solar system that have rings around them.<p>The remote asteroid Chariklo orbits between Saturn and Uranus in the outer solar system. …

Washington landslide: torrent of mud chased people up their own stairs

Residents of Steelhead Drive, Oso, fled in terror from the mudslide that has claimed at least 24 lives<p>Highway 530 once led drivers on a winding route along tree-lined valleys between the Pacific Ocean and the US snow-capped Cascade Mountains.<p>But now at mile point 49, just outside the rural town of …

Britain is treating journalists as terrorists – believe me, I know

Free speech and freedom of the press are under attack in the UK. I cannot return to England, my country, because of my journalistic work with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and at WikiLeaks. There are things I feel I cannot even write. For instance, if I were to say that I hoped my work at …

Gravitational waves: have US scientists heard echoes of the big bang?

There is intense speculation among cosmologists that a US team is on the verge of confirming they have detected "primordial gravitational waves" – an echo of the big bang in which the universe came into existence 14bn years ago.<p>Rumours have been rife in the physics community about an announcement …

U.S. prosecutors again indict Indian diplomat Khobragade

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A grand jury in New York has returned a new indictment against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade for visa fraud, two days after a U.S. judge dismissed a similar indictment because she had diplomatic immunity.<p>Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade (C) leaves with her father Uttam …

Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'

Future biotechnology could be used to make prisoners feel as if they were serving a 1,000 year sentence, a team of scientists claim<p>Future biotechnology could be used to trick a prisoner's mind into thinking they have served a 1,000 year sentence, a group of scientists have claimed.<p>Philosopher …

India scours jungle islands for lost Malaysian jetliner

PORT BLAIR, India (Reuters) - Indian aircraft on Friday combed Andaman and Nicobar, made up of more than 500 mostly uninhabited islands, for signs of a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner that evidence suggests was last headed towards the heavily forested archipelago.<p>Popular with tourists and …

Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'? | Nafeez Ahmed

Natural and social scientists develop new model of how 'perfect storm' of crises could unravel global system<p>A new study partly-sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable …