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US to grant Syrian Opposition Coalition 'foreign mission' status

The US is giving Syrian opposition groups “foreign mission” status to bolster those challenging president Bashar al-Assad as he tightens his already firm military grip over Syria.<p>The State Department said on Monday the Syrian Opposition Coalition's offices in Washington and New York have been …

WHO sounds alarm on spread of polio

The spread of polio constitutes an international public health emergency, the World Health Organization declared Monday.<p>"If unchecked, this situation could result in failure to eradicate globally one of the world's most serious vaccine preventable diseases," the WHO said in a statement.<p>At the end …

Polio, Spreading Abroad, Threatens US

A resurgence of polio in the Middle East and Africa has sparked a dire warning from public health officials, including U.S. experts who fear the …

Reading the minds of the ‘dead’

Thousands of patients remain trapped in a vegetative state between life and death. Three scientists are working to free them, as Roger Highfield reports.<p>“Imagine you wake up, locked inside a box,” says Adrian Owen. "It's a perfect fit, down to every last one of your fingers and toes. It's a strange …

The Brain

America stands accused of retreat from its global duties. Nonsense | Michael Cohen

US foreign policy,Obama administration,US politics,Barack Obama,Syria,John Kerry,US defence spending,Afghanistan,US national security,UK news,US news,World news<p>Naysayers allege that American influence is waning and cite Barack Obama's inaction on Syria and Ukraine as proof that its foreign policy …