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Zimbabwe's Mugabe Out Of Power For First Time Since 1980s As Military Takes Control

President Robert Mugabe and his family are "safe and sound," according to Zimbabwe's military — but his decades in power are seemingly at an end, after Mugabe, 93, was forcefully pushed aside. Both the ruling party and the military insist there was no coup.<p>"We are only targeting criminals around …

Africa

CBC women: John Kelly must apologize to Rep. Wilson

White House chief of Staff John Kelly must apologize to Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) for his "blatant lies," according to a statement released Sunday by 17 female members of the Congressional Black Caucus.<p>The statement from her fellow members continues the ongoing tit-for-tat between the Trump …

AI is changing the way medical technicians work

When MIT successfully created AI that can diagnose skin cancer it was a massive step in the right direction for medical science. A neural-network can process huge amounts of data. More data means better research, more accurate diagnosis, and the potential to save lives by the thousands or …

Scientists May Have Just Discovered The Key To Halting Alzheimer's

Brain inflammation plays a big role in the disease's progression.<p>Curbing brain inflammation may help people treat and prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to a landmark new study.<p>Researchers at the University of Southampton in England conducted a series of experiments showing a chemical that …

Trump continues to lead the polls. Here’s why he might not win the election.

Since announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump has defied many predictions and held a commanding lead in the polls, both nationally and in the crucial states of Iowa and New Hampshire.<p>One seemingly odd exception was our poll, conducted in collaboration with WHO-HD, which …

A cheap, old drug may keep people with advanced Alzheimer's out of nursing homes

Research published on Tuesday showed that withdrawing the commonly used drug donepezil in moderate-to-severe patients doubled their risk of moving into nursing care within a year, although it made no difference during the following three years.<p>Donepezil, originally sold by Eisai and Pfizer as …

Evolutionary biologist says boy’s arrest was wrong, but questions whether he really invented an alarm clock<p>The evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins found himself at the centre of controversy on Sunday when he questioned the motives of Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old boy who was arrested and …

Religion

Barron's said Alibaba's numbers look unreal. We looked into it ...

Last weekend, Barron's published a brutal 3,000-word cover story on why Alibaba's business and stock looked like trouble.<p>In addition to saying the stock could experience "a decline of up to 50%," author Jon Laing suggested the Chinese online marketplace and its CEO, Jack Ma, were actually making up …

Russia's gas giant 'is confronted with the greatest challenge in its history'

Moscow (AFP) - Facing a cold shoulder from Europe and increased competition at home, Russia's Gazprom has struggled to assert dominance on the global energy market, prompting speculation the energy giant could have no choice but to splinter.<p>With the Russian economy slipping into recession on the …

Natural Gas

Visiting Iceland: 14 dos and don'ts

The number of visitors to small, ravishingly beautiful Iceland is soaring – and Iceland’s news has been busy with stories of tourists getting into difficulties. When travellers get things wrong, it can be a matter of etiquette, or the destruction of the pristine environment. But it can also be …

Girl, 5, dies after being thrown from bridge; father arrested

<b>(CNN) —</b> God will not likely be representing John Jonchuck Jr., a judge told the 25-year-old father when he appeared in court Thursday on a charge that he killed his 5-year-old daughter by throwing her off of a St. Petersburg, Florida, bridge.<p>During the video hearing, Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge …