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Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher give £670,000 to help Syrian refugees

The comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and actor Isla Fisher are donating £670,000 to help Syrian refugees, the charities receiving the money have said.<p>The couple are giving half the money to Save the Children to pay for measles vaccinations for children in northern Syria.<p>Stateless in Europe: 'We are no …

Save the Children

Flooding: every defence to be reviewed as David Cameron admits they were 'overrun'

Families were left devastated as rivers across the country reached record levels and forecasters warned more rain is on the way<p>Devastating floods which forced thousands to flee their houses over Christmas and left 10,000 homes without power, will return this week as the government admitted that …

Two Burmese Men Sentenced To Death For 'Unspeakable' Thailand Murders Of British Backpackers Hannah Witheridge And David Miller

The family of one of the British backpackers brutally murdered on a beach in Thailand said "justice" has been delivered after two Burmese migrants …

26 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2015

From the start, 2015 was ripe for world-changing innovation.<p>In early January, we saw Bill Gates drink clean water converted from sewer sludge and …

Shaker Aamer attacks extremism as he tells of joy of Guantánamo release

Shaker Aamer, the last British resident held at Guantánamo Bay, has said 14 years of pain were “washed away” in joy and tears the moment he was reunited with his wife. Aamer, 48, returned to the UK in late October, freed from the US military facility in Cuba where he had been held without …

Saudi Arabia

Here's what happened when I started doing 40-minute meditation sessions every morning

Stressors include travel, family, and the early onset of all that year-end noise. Daily exercise can help you feel better, but a recent injury has limited what I can do.<p>So about one week ago, I started meditating before work each day. Friends from my yoga community had been encouraging me in this …

21 Childhood Books Every British Person Will Remember

Five go on a trip down memory lane.

Books

How ISIS Is Recruiting Women in London

A British Muslim woman spent a year undercover to capture her radical Islamic recruiters on film—right in the heart of the city.<p>LONDON — A girl of …

Middle-aged mothers are Britain's worst 'hidden drinkers', experts warn

Two-fifths admit drinking as much or more than their grown-up children<p>Middle-aged mothers whose children have left home are becoming the "fastest-growing group of hazardous drinkers", experts have warned.<p>Two-fifths admit drinking as much or more than their grown-up children, according to a poll, …

Colorful Shadow Figures Reveal the Superhero within Every Child's Imagination

Artist Jason Ratliff illustrates the power of imagination through something as simple as a shadow. His whimsical works feature children posing, as their exaggerated silhouettes take on the fantastical appearance of superheroes like Batman, Ironman, and Spider-Man. These fictional characters, …

Inside the Bizarre Genome of the World’s Toughest Animal

Tardigrades are sponges for foreign genes. Does that explain why they are famously indestructible?<p>The toughest animals in the world aren't bulky elephants, or cold-tolerant penguins, or even the famously durable cockroach. Instead, the champions of durability are endearing microscopic creatures …

Biology

One in five British kids who grew up with the internet believe all of it is true

Teenagers today still struggle to judge the truthfulness of information they find online, according to a new survey on children’s media consumption (pdf) by UK communications regulator Ofcom.<p>Although kids born after 1999 might seem Internet-savvy, Ofcom found that only 50% of British 12- to …

Google Search

The World’s Deadliest Terrorist Organization

It’s not ISIS.<p>The grisly attacks in France and Lebanon last week have fixed attention on the violence perpetrated by ISIS. But a study published this week indicates that the world’s deadliest terrorist organization actually operates thousands of miles south of Paris and Beirut, in Nigeria.<p>The 2015 …

Terrorism

NHS faces worst financial crisis in its history

The NHS has announced the largest deficit in its history, amid warnings that hospitals could run out of cash to pay staff within a year<p>NHS trusts in England have declared the worst financial performance in the history of the health service, with fears some hospitals will run out of cash to pay …

How ‘pay to stay’ housing will penalise disabled people like my daughter

I had been on the housing register for a year when a doctor sat me down to tell me I had cancer. My daughter May is severely disabled, which is why we were on the housing register.<p>Money worries have been central to living with disability and illness for my family. When my doctor told me I had …

Housing

The Empathy Gap Between Paris and Beirut

Why have attacks in France gotten so much more attention than bombings in Lebanon?<p>Hours before the carnage in Paris on Friday, a double suicide bombing ripped through a working-class shopping district in Beirut. ISIS claimed responsibility for the explosions, which caused 43 deaths and hundreds of …

Middle East

Don't aim too high for your child, parents told

Parents shouldn't aim too high for their children as over aspiration causes them to fail exams, researchers have warned<p>Parents shouldn't aim too high for their children as over aspiration causes them to fail exams, researchers have warned.<p>Statistical analysis of maths results among secondary school …

High School

Inside Molenbeek, the troubled Brussels neighborhood linked to terror in Paris

The Brussels neighborhood of Molenbeek is in the world spotlight like never before, as police move in looking for suspects linked to Friday's murderous attacks in Paris.<p>The gritty inner-city district with a majority Muslim population is being portrayed as a jihadist breeding ground, a no-go area …

Molenbeek mayor received terror suspects list including on-the-run Salah Abdeslam one month before Paris attacks

EC chief says Schengen is 'comatose' and warned euro may collapse without it, as Brussels emerges from four days of lockdown

Why UK's draconian surveillance plan won't protect us

<b>(CNN) —</b> The publication of the draft investigatory powers bill on Wednesday was a golden opportunity for the UK government to draft legislation that would provide security and privacy for the law-abiding citizens of the UK, and then by influence, for the world as a whole. That, however, is not what …

Russia's President Putin orders doping investigation ahead of IAAF meeting on ban

The Russian president has formally called for an investigation into 'state-supported' doping following WADA allegations. The move comes ahead of a …

David Cameron accused of breaching ministerial code

The Prime Minister has been accused of breaching the ministerial code after complaining to his local Council about cuts to frontline services and offering help from Downing Street<p>David Cameron has been accused of breaching the ministerial code after becoming embroiled in a bizarre row with his …

Climate change could push 100 million into poverty by 2030, World Bank report says

Without the right policies to keep the poor safe from extreme weather and rising seas, climate change could drive over 100 million more people into poverty by 2030, the World Bank said on Sunday.<p>In a report, the bank said ending poverty - one of 17 new U.N. goals adopted in September - would be …

Undelivered letters shed light on 17th-century society

An appeal for help from a desperate woman has been opened and read more than 300 years after the man it was sent to refused to accept delivery – not surprisingly, since the wealthy merchant in The Hague must have suspected it contained the unwelcome news that he was about to become a father.<p>The …

History

Inside the Jungle—the sprawling refugee encampment at the heart of Europe

Fearing for the life of her unborn child, Faatma had begged her husband, Mohamed, to flee the civil war unraveling their country. After traveling overland for a month they crammed themselves on to a boat with 40 other people and set sail. The coast was tantalizingly close when the boat capsized. …

What We Know About the Cause of the Russian Jet Crash

British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday that the Russian jet that crashed in Egypt last Saturday was “more likely than not” brought down …

Volkswagen Shares Plummet After New Emissions Bombshell

Shares in scandal-plagued German automaker Volkswagen AG (VLKAY) are in freefall Wednesday after the company dropped a new bombshell over its …

Russian plane crash: U.S. intel suggests ISIS bomb brought down jet

<b>(CNN) —</b> Days after authorities dismissed claims that ISIS brought down a Russian passenger jet, a U.S. intelligence analysis now suggests that the terror group or its affiliates planted a bomb on the plane.<p>British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond said his government believes there is a "significant …

Would you edit your unborn child’s genes so they were successful?

The phrase “designer babies” has been bandied around for decades, but parents seeking to design a baby currently have limited options. They can seek to avoid the birth of a baby with a specific genetic condition, or of an undesired sex, through pre-implantation genetic diagnoses (PGD) which …

Genetics

‘Loose Women' Star June Sarpong's Brother Sam Dies Aged 40 After Falling From Bridge

Sam Sarpong, the brother of 'Loose Women’ star June, has died after falling from a bridge in America.<p>A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Medical …