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Can genes change the way languages evolve?

Languages are dynamic. After just a few hundred years, the English of Chaucer looks bizarre to today’s readers.<p>The factors that drive language changes are familiar. Interaction with other languages: Roman conquest spread the influence of Latin across Europe. Metaphor: The description of a circle as …

Malaysia Misses a Lesson on Economic Development

By<p>Abhrajit Gangopadhyay<p>Abhrajit Gangopadhyay<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—As Malaysia strives to grow its economy to catch up with richer Asian countries, such as Singapore and South Korea, doubts are rising about whether its education system can provide the types of …

What Happens When A Kid Leaves Traditional Education

Fake Intelligence & Plagiarized Quotes Found Inside Official US Intel Report About WMD’s<p>Published<p>2 days ago<p>on<p>August 6, 2018<p>In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>Fake …

6 killed, dozens injured in collision involving Ottawa bus, Via Rail train

An Ottawa city bus slammed into a Via Rail train at a level crossing during Wednesday’s morning commute, leaving six people dead and dozens …

Philippines ferry Thomas Aquinas sinks, many missing

<b>At least 31 people have died and around 170 are missing after a ferry collided with a cargo ship in the Philippines.</b><p>More than 600 survivors have now been rescued since the MV Thomas Aquinas sank after a collision with a cargo ship on Friday night.<p>Coastguard and military vessels helped with the …

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Italy crash: Bus may have lost parts of engine before collision

A speeding coach that crashed off an Italian flyover, killing 38 of its 48 passengers, may have lost parts of its engine shortly before it careered out of control, according to a report of early findings by accident investigators.<p>There were also claims from surviving passengers that a burst tyre …

Spain train crash: Driver told judge he was 'distracted'

The driver of the train that sped off the rails outside the northern city of Santiago de Compostela, killing 79 passengers, admitted to a judge that he had been "distracted" while at the controls.<p>Francisco Jose Garzon Amo, 52, was declared a formal suspect in the case and released after a two-hour …

Driver dead and 35 injured in Swiss train crash

Two trains collided head-on Monday in western Switzerland, killing one of the drivers and injuring 35 passengers, at least five of them seriously, police said.<p>The accident happened in Granges-pres-Marnand shortly before 7:00pm (1700 GMT), according to regional police.<p>An AFP reporter who arrived at …

Italy bus crash: at least 39 dead

At least 39 people, many of them children, have died when the bus they were travelling on careered through a concrete barrier on a flyover in southern Italy and plummeted 98 feet.<p><b>39 dead after coach plunges off flyover <br>Cause of accident unclear - driver thought to be dead <br>Several children feared to</b> …

Spanish train crash driver 'admits he was reckless'

The driver of the train involved in Spain's worst rail disaster in almost 70 years was freed on bail on Sunday night after reportedly admitting to a …

Coach plunges into ravine in Southern Italy killing at least 37

At least 37 people died and many others were injured when a coach carrying a group of tourists through southern Italy crashed into several vehicles, …

Here's What We Know About the Asiana Flight 214 Crash (So Far)

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On Sunday, the National Traffic Safety Board released their preliminary findings on the crash of …

San Francisco Plane Crash: The Flight 214 Asiana Pilots’ Warning

Aviation expert Clive Irving on the man who crash-landed the Asiana jet—and the warning he triggered.<p>The mystery deepens: how did the pilots flying …

Train derails in France; at least six dead

PARIS — A train departing from Paris at the start of the summer holiday season derailed on Friday evening 12 miles south of the French capital, killing at least six people and seriously injuring 22 others, in what was being described as one of the worst train accidents the country has seen in …

Passenger train derailment kills at least 78 people in Spain

<i>Warning: Graphic content</i><p>A passenger train derailed Wednesday night on a curvy stretch of track in northwestern Spain, killing at least 78 people …

In Focus

Aretha Franklin was a musical force who earned herself the title of Queen of Soul by belting out anthems like "Respect" and "Chain of Fools."<p>The tape, which was broadcast on MSNBC, was made just days after the former "Apprentice" contestant left her White House job.<p>Listen to new audio of Lara Trump …

Landing Gear On The Southwest Flight At LaGuardia Collapsed During Landing, Investigators Say

In a series of tweets this afternoon, the National Transportation Safety Board provided an update on its investigation into Southwest Flight 345, which had a very rough landing at NYC's LaGuardia Airport Monday afternoon.<p>According to the NTSB, the plane's "nose gear collapsed up and into the …

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