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Two Indian sisters 'gang-raped', killed and hanged from a tree

Authorities in northern India have arrested three men, including two police officers, suspected of gang-raping and killing two teenage sisters before hanging their bodies from a mango tree.<p>The deaths have sparked renewed public outrage over sexual violence in the country.<p>Villagers found the girls' …

China in damage control mode as terror attacks spread beyond Xinjiang

The attacks began decades ago. The assailants used knives, guns, even grenades. They ambushed police officers and officials in places few had heard of: Akto, Kuqa, Xinhe and other dusty counties in Xinjiang, a sprawling region in China's north-west. State media would issue a pithy statement about …

Atlanta's City Council Offers Airport Incentives to Grow International Traffic

Atlanta City Council has agreed to establish a five year, $2 million incentive program to help boost international air cargo and passenger services …

Pre-Travel Prep: 5 Healthy Ways to Kick Off a Long Flight

This past month I found myself jet setting through airports in New York City, Aruba, Panama, and Colombia. With Columbus, Ohio and San Francisco on the horizon and my travel schedule getting busier as the year goes on, I learned a long time ago that in order to stay healthy and well on the road, I …

Defiantly plastic: designing the Galaxy S5

"Our major aims were usability, friendliness and a more humanistic design. We wanted something with a pleasing feel ... and better grip. If we used metal, [we felt] the designs felt heavy and cold," explains Senior Product Designer Dong Hun Kim, pointing to why Samsung still plays in polycarbonate. …

Oh look, the Galaxy K (S5 Zoom) actually looks like a phone

The alleged Galaxy K<p>Remember the Galaxy S4 Zoom? The smartphone/camera hybrid landed last year with a… well, without a bang. Customers weren’t really swayed by the rather curious device, which combined a Galaxy S4 with a 10X optical zoom telescopic lens. But Samsung isn’t ready to give up on the …

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World Cup 2014: Anderlecht's young winger Andy Najar ready to step up and help Honduras in Brazil

Anderlecht winger Andy Najar is in the best form of his life and ready to take the next step as a leader of the national team<p>Like the other teams on their way to Brazil this summer, the <b>Honduras</b> team has been under a spotlight in the past couple of months. French and US television channels (Canal+ …

Apple earnings: $46B in revenue, 43 million iPhones sold

Apple had a very good second quarter. The company reported earnings Wednesday that surpassed both Wall Street expectations and Apple’s internal …

Brazil passes an internet bill of rights enshrining net neutrality and privacy

While the world has been deciding who governs the internet, Brazil has been busy establishing internet rules of its own -- and they may just set an example for everyone else. The country has passed a bill of rights that goes some length towards protecting net neutrality and privacy. To start, the …

Zuckerberg pitches private sharing, says Messenger has 200M users

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France unveils plan to stop youths joining jihad

PARIS (AP) — France wants to deter youths from joining the ranks of Islamist militants in Syria's civil war, and is planning a series of tough-love …

Up to 27% of America’s imported tuna is caught illegally

If you’re American seafood-eater, the odds are very high that you’ve sampled what’s essentially black-market fish. Some 20-32% of wild-caught seafood imports to the US made it without adhering to fishery management laws, according to a new study, based on 2011 data. Alarming given that more than …

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Mount Everest climbing season up in air after avalanche deaths

Just days away from the beginning of the busiest climbing season of the year at Mount Everest, expeditions are unsure whether climbs on the world's highest peak will go ahead.<p>On Friday, 13 people were killed in an avalanche. Three days later, three people are still missing and feared dead after the …

7 Weeks Before World Cup, Rio Is Rocked By Riot

"A Rio de Janeiro slum erupted in violence late Tuesday following the killing of a popular local figure, with angry residents setting fires and showering homemade explosives and glass bottles onto a busy avenue in the city's main tourist zone," The Associated Press writes.<p>CNN says that "residents …

Before There’s a Genocide: The Slaughter in South Sudan Must Stop

Hate radio, revenge killings—the echoes of Rwanda are there. Now is the time to act, before a civil war becomes a genocide.<p>On the dusty roads of …

FDA warns of risks to cortisone injections in the spine

The Food & Drug Administration is warning that injections of corticosteroids into the spine's epidural space -- an extremely common treatment for radiating back or neck pain -- in rare cases may result in loss of vision, stroke, paralysis and death.<p>And that's even in the absence of fungal and other …

Google, AT&T, Verizon And Comcast Each Spent More Than $3M In Q1 Lobbying Congress

The dollars flowing into the Capitol from tech companies are showing little signs of abatement: Google spent $3.8 million on lobbying in the first quarter, AT&T $3.7 million, Verizon $3.5 million, Comcast $3.1 million, Facebook $2.8 million, Microsoft $2.1 million, Time Warner Cable $1.9 million, …

Fecal transplants work with frozen feces, too

Ever since the FDA stopped making doctors seek approval to perform fecal transplants on <i>Clostridium difficile</i> patients (<i>C. difficile</i>) in early 2013, the procedure has become more widely accepted. The method, which involves introducing fecal matter from a healthy donor into the gut of an unhealthy …

FDA proposes first e-cigarette rules, including banning sales to minors

The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.<p>While the proposal being issued Thursday won't immediately mean changes for the popular …

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth's First Cousin

Meet Kepler-186f, the closest thing to our planet ever discovered—and maybe our best shot at locating life elsewhere in the universe.<p>Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there's a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright …

It's Been a Year Since the Deadly Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion, And Nothing Has Happened

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A year ago today, a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, caught on fire. As volunteer firefighters …

Now a 'Pollen Vortex'? Wild Weather May Mean Allergy Nightmare

If the constant cold weren’t enough, a brutal winter has many speculating that the polar vortex will be replaced by a “pollen vortex,” leaving allergy sufferers sniffling and miserable.<p>Alesia Kotek is ready for the worst. She and her 13-year-old daughter Caitlin share allergies to grass and trees — …

France's Front National party leader on UKIP

The leader of the French far right-wing Front National (FN) party has said her "arms would be open to join up in a common plan to fight the European Union".<p>Marine Le Pen told BBC Newsnight that although UKIP leader Nigel Farage had turned down an invitation to be part of her campaign, the ideas he …

The U.S. Could Get More and More Super-Freezing Winters