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Woolly mammoth could roam again as extinct DNA merged with elephant

Harvard University spliced recreated genes from a woolly mammoth into the DNA of an elephant and found they functioned normally<p>A major step forward in bringing back the woolly mammoth has been taken by scientists at Harvard University who have inserted DNA from the extinct mammal into the genetic …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active And S5 Mini Can Cripple Samsung's Masterplan

With the Samsung Galaxy S6 ready to go on sale next month, the marketing machine is starting the engines and the campaign will move into high gear ahead of the launch day. So why is it dangerous news that AT&T has just made the Galaxy S5 Mini available for purchase?<p>This is Samsung’s halo principle …

Police praise pregnant woman in Craigslist attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Longmont, Colorado, police officer Billy Sawyer responded to a 911 call from a pregnant woman who was stabbed and had her fetus ripped out, he wasn't prepared for what they would see.<p>"She was barely conscious. It was very hard to keep her attention at the moment," Sawyer told CNN's …

Uprooted by violence, Afghan women held like prisoners in camps: report

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Afghan women and girls uprooted by violence and living in camps in major cities are most vulnerable to abuse by male family members, who treat them like prisoners and sell them “like animals” into marriage, aid agencies said on Monday.<p>Living in makeshift …

Slum kids confront sexism as India grapples with abuse of women

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Standing before a classroom packed with teenagers, Yojana Salunke begins her weekly one-hour lesson on a subject which many experts say is crucial to helping India address one of its biggest challenges - gender inequality.<p>“Hands up all those girls who have to …

Viktor Yanukovych’s son reported to have died in mysterious accident on Siberian lake

Viktor Yanukovych junior said to have been driving a minibus over thin ice on Lake Baikal<p>Viktor Yanukovych junior, the son of the deposed president of <b>Ukraine</b>, has died after his vehicle crashed through thin ice on world’s deepest lake, Russian media have said.<p>Mr Yanukovych, who shared the same name …

UN envoy warns Yemen is 'on the edge of civil war' in conflict no side can win

Security council is told that Houthi rebels cannot succeed in taking over the entire country and that the only solution is ‘peaceful dialogue’<p>The United Nations special envoy for Yemen warned an emergency meeting of the security council on Sunday that events appear to be leading the Arab country …

Doctors Without Borders slams global response to Ebola

Aid agency's report says "months were wasted and lives were lost" because WHO failed to respond quickly or adequately.<p>A year on from the start of the Ebola outbreak, a report has been published by frontline aid agency Doctors Without Borders slamming the international community's slow response and …

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Islamists capture downed Syria regime helicopter crew

Opposition fighters capture four crew members of government helicopter which crashed in rebel-held Idlib<p>Islamist rebels captured four crew members of a regime helicopter which crashed in Idlib province of northwest Syria on Sunday, while a fifth serviceman was killed, a monitor said.<p>"A regime …

Troop pullout on agenda for Afghan president's US visit

Ashraf Ghani to meet with President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry in his first trip to Washington as president.<p>The timeline for the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan is expected to be high on the agenda during Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's first visit to Washington this week.<p>Ghani, …

Ashraf Ghani

Plague of mosquitos carrying deadly diseases is headed for Britain, scientists warn

Rising temperatures caused by climate change will make the damp British climate perfect for the disease-carrying insects<p>Mosquitoes carrying serious diseases could become widespread across the UK in the next few decades as the climate warms, experts claim.<p>Biting insects that transmit "vector-borne" …

HTC One M9 Review: an Incredibly Capable Handset, but Not Exciting

HTC seems to have a bizarre phenomenon on its hands. It keeps designing flagship handsets that win design awards and the heart of many a tech reviewer, but fail to actually propel the company to the sort of performance of some of its rivals. Or even its early success with the Desire range at the …

Israel's president begins meetings that will lead to new government

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin began consultations Sunday with representatives of the country's political parties as a prelude to naming the head of a new government, presumably incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu.<p>Although it is widely assumed that Netanyahu will head the next government, it is up to the …

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