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Cubans to open talks about US fugitives including Assata Shakur as ties warm

US foreign policy,US news,Cuba,Americas,World news,Obama administration,Barack Obama,Raúl Castro,US Congress,Colombia,Farc,Eta<p>State Department says Cuba has agreed to open talks about two of the most-wanted US fugitives following re-establishment of diplomatic ties<p>The US and Cuba will open talks …

Plane crash kills 150 people in French Alps; black box found

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) — A black box recovered from the scene and pulverized pieces of debris strewn across Alpine mountainsides held clues to …

Surge in number of migrants trying to reach Italy from Libya

Thousands of migrants have risked their lives in rough winter seas in the last week as they tried to reach Italy from Libya, among them reluctant travellers who were forced into rickety boats at gunpoint.<p>The surge in crossings at a normally quiet time of year suggests plans to deter migrants by …

Divers find 'priceless' hoard of gold coins off Israel's Mediterranean coast

Scuba divers have discovered the largest trove of gold coins ever found off Israel’s Mediterranean coast – about 2,000 pieces dating back more than 1,000 years, the country’s antiquities authority said on Tuesday.<p>“The largest treasure of gold coins discovered in Israel was found in recent weeks on …

Archaeology

New map of human genetics contains clues for Alzheimer's and cancer

Getting a handle on the epigenome<p>Alzheimer's disease may involve the immune system, and researchers might have figured out how to pinpoint the origin of a cancer that has spread prior to diagnosis. These are just some of the findings reported today in a series of studies published in the <i>Nature</i> …

Ukraine: US accuses Russia of breaching ceasefire after fighting at key town

The US has accused Russia of violating the ceasefire in Ukraine, amid reports that some Ukrainian troops are pulling out of the key strategic rail hub of Debaltseve.<p>The US joined other UN security council members in lining up to pour scorn on a resolution drafted by Moscow approving the …

Tipping point of Parkinson's Disease, discovered by Cambridge University

Cambridge University discovered the level at which a protein in the brain suddenly becomes toxic<p>Scientists believe they have found the tipping point in the brain which triggers Parkinson’s Disease in a breakthrough which brings hope of future therapies.<p>Cambridge University discovered the level at …

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

Missing group of students in Mexico are all dead, claim authorities

Mexican attorney general concludes the bodies of 43 students were incinerated on a huge pyre of tyres soaked in diesel<p>Mexican authorities believe that 43 students who disappeared four months ago were all killed by members of a drug cartel who believed that they had been infiltrated by a rival gang, …

Islamic State issues video purporting to show Japanese hostages

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The militant group Islamic State released an online video on Tuesday purporting to show two Japanese captives and threatening to kill them unless it received $200 million in ransom.<p>A black-clad figure with a knife, standing in a barren landscape along with two kneeling men …

Japan

Scientists have managed to considerably prolong the lifespan of flies by activating a gene which destroys unhealthy cells. The results could also open new possibilities in human anti-aging research.

15th January 2015<p>Fruit fly lifespan extended by up to 60%<p><b>Scientists have managed to considerably prolong the lifespan of flies by activating a gene</b> …

Medicine

Pregnant Istanbul suicide bomber was Russian citizen

More details have emerged about the life and possible Islamic State affiliations of Diana Ramazova, the Russian citizen identified by Turkish media as the suicide bomber who attacked a police station in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet quarter last week, killing one officer and wounding …