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Breath test to predict risk of stomach cancer developed by scientists

Researchers suggest the technology could be used to check patients' risk of stomach cancer<p>A breath test which can predict the chance of developing stomach cancer has been developed by scientists in the hope it could save thousands of lives.<p>Currently symptoms of stomach cancer are often mistaken for …

Indian campaigner inundated by gang rape videos

Women's rights campaigner in India appeals for government action after receiving 90 video clips of gang rapes after announcing campaign "Shame the Rapist" two months ago<p>A women's rights campaigner in India has appealed for government help after she was inundated with video clips of gang rapes …

Iraq to ask US for billions of dollars in arms to fight Islamic State

Iraqi PM Haidar al-Abadi wants unarmed US drones and Apache helicopters to fight off marauding Isil militants<p>Iraq's prime minister will seek President Barack Obama's help to acquire billions of dollars in drones and other US arms to fight Islamic State during a US visit next week but wants to defer …

How China grew desperate to conceal its power from the world

Beijing's Asian Infrastructure Investment Development Bank marks the opening salvo in a soft power war with the United States<p>The creation of the prosaic-sounding Asian Infrastructure Investment Development Bank (AIIB) has landed the biggest blow to America’s superpower status in the post-war …

Islamic State militants attack Iraq's largest oil refinery

Jihadists claim responsibility for a suicide attack inside Baiji refinery<p>Islamic State militants on Saturday launched suicide attacks against the Baiji oil refinery, Iraq's largest, a senior army officer said.<p>The jihadist group claimed it broke in but the Iraqi army said the site, which has been …

China orders news website to 'improve censorship'

Country's top Internet regulator threatens to shut down one of its most popular news sites for 'spreading false information'<p>China's government has threatened to shut down <b>Sina</b>, one of the country's most popular news websites unless it "improves censorship", state media reported, in a rare public …

Islamic State releases video showing 'destruction of Nimrud'

Islamic State militants smash artefacts in the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq before footage shows a massive explosion which is thought to have levelled the site<p><b>Nimrud</b>, which was shown being blown up in a jihadist video Saturday, was once the jewel of Assyria, home to a treasure considered …

Islamic State claims attacks on two embassies in Libya

Bomb detonated outside Moroccan embassy hours after shooting at South Korean consulate that left two guards dead<p>Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for two bomb attacks on embassies in Libya in the latest strikes against foreigners, embassies or oilfields in the country.<p>A bomb …

Australian airport website hacked by Islamic State

Tasmania's Hobart International Airport website has been shut down after it was hacked and defaced with a statement supporting the radical Islamist group<p>An Australian airport website was offline on Monday after being taken over by pro-Islamic State hackers who published messages supporting the …

Islamist hackers seize control of Defra's air-quality website

Islamist hackers seized control of the government’s official air-quality website to post a message criticising Britain for its role in the invasion of Iraq in 2003.<p>Visitors on Tuesday morning to the UK-Air website, part of the Department for Food, the Environment and Rural Affairs, were greeted …

Researchers build aluminum battery that can be charged in one minute

If there's one major issue plaguing smartphones, smartwatches and other gadgets we use every day, it's battery life. Now, a team of researchers at …

Clean Energy

South African teenage girl becomes first arrested for trying to join Islamic State

The girl's family reported her missing on Sunday morning and state security removed her from a flight to Johannesburg that afternoon<p>The <b>South African</b> authorities have stopped a 15-year-old girl from leaving the country with the intention of joining <b>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil)</b>, the …

New York Teen Harold Ekeh Gets Accepted to All Eight Ivy League Schools

News<p>With no expectations, New York teenager Harold Ekeh applied to 13 colleges, hoping to "maybe" get into Stony Brook University, about an hour east of his home in Elmont, Long Island.<p>Then, in recent weeks, the cascade of reply letters came pouring in: Harvard. Yes. Yale. Yes. Princeton. Yes. Not …

In Palm Springs, America's 'Oasis' Grapples With Drought

Environment<p>PALM SPRINGS, Calif. –- Coming in from the sky, California’s Coachella Valley is brown and dry, a scrubby desert landscape broken up by the wrinkles of the San Jacinto mountains.<p>Then, as the mountains sink to the valley, it appears: Palm Springs, a man-made oasis blanketed with more than …

Tories: Send parents back to school

A Tory government will examine plans to give parents maths lessons in schools so that they can help their children with homework, The Daily Telegraph understands<p>Parents will be given maths lessons in schools so that they can help their children with homework, under <b>Conservative</b> plans.<p>Senior sources …

Top NASA Scientist: We'll Find Signs of Alien Life 'Within a Decade'

Space<p>Humanity is on the verge of discovering alien life, high-ranking NASA scientists say.<p>"I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years," NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan said Tuesday …

Paranormal

California Imposes Unprecedented Statewide Water Restrictions

Environment<p>In a historic move, California is ordering water use to be slashed by 25 percent across the state to deal with a drought that just won’t quit.<p>With more than 98 percent of the state suffering from a drought that has stretched into its fourth year, Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive …

Water

Exoskeleton boot to help walking makes wearers feel 4.5kg lighter

Mechanical engineers at Carnegie Mellon and Carolina State Universities have invented an exoskeleton which attaches to the foot and ankle and cuts the level of energy needed to walk<p>Walking could be about to get easier, after scientists invented a boot that reduces the amount of effort it takes to …