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Skeletons of war dead from 11,000 BC go on show at the British Museum

Lying on their left sides, curled together, the two skeletons on display for the first time at the British Museum look peacefully laid to rest. But the razor-sharp stone flakes scattered around and among the bones are the remains of ancient weapons, with a myriad breaks and slash marks on the …

Bundy ranch standoff galvanized right-wing radicals, report says

Radical conservatives in the U.S. have been energized by the armed standoff between federal officials and right-wing militiamen at the Bundy ranch in Nevada in April, according to a new report by an extremist watchdog group.<p>The Southern Poverty Law Center's report, released Thursday, also called …

Scientists threaten to boycott €1.2bn Human Brain Project

The world's largest project to unravel the mysteries of the human brain has been thrown into crisis with more than 100 leading researchers threatening to boycott the effort amid accusations of mismanagement and fears that it is doomed to failure.<p>The European commission launched the €1.2bn (£950m) …

Edward Snowden should have right to legal defence in US, says Hillary Clinton

The former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has said Edward Snowden should have the right to launch a legal and public defence of his decision to leak top-secret documents if he returns to the United States.<p>"If he wishes to return knowing he would be held accountable and also able to present a …

Opinion: On America's birthday, do we still believe? - CNN.com

People watch fireworks burst behind the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington last year.<p><i>Editor's note: Newt Gingrich is a co-host of CNN's "Crossfire," which airs at 6:30 p.m. ET weekdays, and author of a new book, "Breakout: Pioneers of the Future, Prison Guards of the Past, and</i> …

Fears terrorists will target planes with computer and human bombs

Heightened airport security after US terror warning could lead to summer of chaos for holidaymakers<p>Terrorists are plotting to use new stealth bombs in laptops and even humans to bring down a US-bound passenger plane, it is feared.<p>Airport security was increased across the UK, US and other countries …