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Back to Sleep? Parents Ignore Warnings Against Tummy Sleep

A significant number of infants, especially those born prematurely, are still placed on their stomachs or sides to sleep — despite a campaign to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome by placing babies on their backs, new research confirms.<p>The federal government, the American Academy of …

Uruguay marijuana legalisation: Details unveiled

<b>The Uruguayan authorities have revealed how marijuana will be produced and sold legally in the country.</b><p>Licensed pharmacies will sell the drug for less than $1 a gramme, with consumers allowed 40g (1.4oz) a month.<p>The bill specifies that each household may grow up to six cannabis plants, and that …

Cannabis

Man arrested after woman's body is left in house 'for up to a year'

<b>A man has been arrested after his mother was found dead at a house in Greater Manchester, where it is believed she could have been for up to a year.</b><p>The 96-year-old's remains were discovered at the property in South Hill Street, Oldham on Wednesday.<p>A post-mortem examination found she died from …

Crime

What are the terms of Russia’s compromise?

Henry Kissinger, the American practitioner and philosopher of <i>realpolitik</i>, has observed that a resolution in the Ukrainian drama requires "not absolute satisfaction but balanced dissatisfaction."<p>This is a cleverly aphoristic way of saying there needs to be compromise, which at the moment seems hard …

Richard III crown displayed in Tewkesbury Abbey

<b>An ornate golden crown that will go onto the coffin of Richard III when he is re-buried is being displayed at Tewkesbury Abbey.</b><p>The crown was commissioned and paid for by the historian Dr John Ashdown-Hill who helped identify the king's remains.<p>Amanda Thomas from Tewkesbury Abbey said: "It's gold …

Richard III

North Korea releases list of US 'human rights abuses'

North Korea is pushing back against a United Nations report on its human rights violations with a report of its own -- one that lists "human rights abuses" in the U.S.<p>The official Korean Central News Agency on Wednesday released a news article titled "News Analysis on Poor Human Rights Records in …

Martin Thomas death: Boy, 13, held on suspicion on murder

<b>A 13-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death in south-west London.</b><p>Martin Thomas, 39, was found at an address in Huntingfield Road, Roehampton, on 22 April. He died from a stab wound that punctured his lung.<p>The teenager was arrested on Friday evening …

Crime

Everyone is under surveillance now, says whistleblower Edward Snowden

The US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that entire populations, rather than just individuals, now live under constant surveillance.<p>“It's no longer based on the traditional practice of targeted taps based on some individual suspicion of wrongdoing,” he said. “It covers phone …

Nine Naughty Hotels That Aren’t Afraid of a Little Nudity

Clothing Optional<p>From Paris and Vegas to the Riviera Maya, these nine hotels have their own special way of adding a little spice to your romantic …

High-living Winnipegger evaded the law for more than 30 years

Former Winnipeg fugitive Ian MacDonald, with his daughter, Lisa, in the 1970s. After 30 years on the run, he was recaptured and convicted of drug trafficking. He died April 16, 2014. Lisa Alexander<p>Sitting by a rural road in West Virginia’s northern panhandle, the 19th Hole, a decrepit appliance …