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Mali's Tuareg rebels sign peace deal

<b>Rebels in Mali have signed a peace deal with the government, offering partial autonomy to the north of the country.</b><p>Tuareg-led rebels had refused to sign an initial peace agreement last month, but came on board after their demands were met by the government.<p>Tuaregs seized part of northern Mali, …

Africa

Meningitis B vaccine offered to all babies from September

<b>All newborn babies in England and Scotland are to be offered a vaccine to combat meningitis B from September, the government has announced.</b><p>The Men B vaccine will be given to babies at two months, four months and 12 months old.<p>The scheme, which has been delayed by cost disputes, is the first …

Public Health

Iraq War was mistake, Lord Falconer says

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_scotland/1175000/1175104_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524700278_f3d798b7d7c8304b5547f190ddcc6003<p><b>UK forces should not have gone into Iraq in 2003, according to Lord Falconer, one of Tony Blair's closest allies during the build-up to …

Middle East

Scientists Say 8,500-Year-Old Kennewick Man Still Has Much to Teach Them

Some of the scientists who have studied the 8,500-year-old skeleton known as Kennewick Man, also known as the Ancient One, say they could learn more from further studies — and they'd be reluctant to see the remains handed over to the Native American tribes that claim him.<p>But they aren't prepared to …

Anthropology

Scientists Warn 'Sixth Extinction' May Be Underway

A new paper warns that a major extinction event, one that would be the sixth in our planet’s history, may be underway. The authors of the paper, …

Dad donates liver to save newborn son

On Sunday, Brian Munn will celebrate an especially joyous Father’s Day after he donated part of his liver to save his 9-month-old son, Caleb.<p>Caleb was born with biliary atresia (BA), inflammation of the liver that causes the bile ducts to be blocked and affects liver function. Three months after he …

Iran denies US claims over its sponsorship of terror

Iran rejected on Saturday US claims that it was a sponsor of global terror attacks, saying instead it is a victim of terrorism.<p>On Friday, the US State Department said the Islamic Republic "continued to sponsor global terror" attacks last year and supplied arms to the Syrian regime even though it …

South Asia

Angelina Jolie marks World Refugee Day with stirring speech in Turkey

Angelina Jolie recognized World Refugee Day by delivering a stirring speech in Turkey on Saturday about the plight of displaced people …

Are you damaging your hearing without realising it?

Many of us use earphones throughout the day to drown out noise in our commutes and at work. But is it prematurely damaging our hearing? Molly Crain investigates.<p>It starts gradually. The guitars in your favourite song no longer seem to sound loud enough, so you crank up the volume. You struggle to …

Hearing Loss

This startup is getting frat guys across America to wear short shorts — and they love it

Men's short-shorts may seem like an unlikely product for an ecommerce startup.<p>But for Chubbies cofounders Kyle Hency, Rainer Castillo, Preston Rutherford, and Tom Montgomery, it was the most natural thing in the world to start a company based around retro-inspired shorts.<p>After graduating from …

Startups

Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof Was Loner Caught in 'Internet Evil': Family

Long before police say Dylann Roof massacred nine people at a Charleston, South Carolina, church this week, his relatives recall he was a "sweet kid" who grew into a "painfully shy" loner.<p>But along the way, they told NBC News, he became ensnared by something sinister online.<p>"He was locked in his …

Dylann Roof