Richard Christopher

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Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian teen in West Bank

The 17-year-old was killed after throwing stones at an Israeli military vehicle close to the Qalandia checkpoint, south of Ramallah<p>Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank on Friday after he threw stones at their patrol, Palestinian medical and security sources …

Aetna Buys Humana For $37 Billion, But Deal Doesn't Add Up

The big are getting bigger: Aetna and Humana, the nation’s number three and number four health insurers by revenue, are merging.<p>Aetna will pay about $230 per share for Humana, in a $37 billion cash and stock deal, the largest-ever deal in the health insurance industry.<p>It’s also the latest major …

Health Care

Oil heads for biggest weekly drop since March as rig count rise

Oil headed for the biggest weekly decline since March as a rebound in U.S. drilling added to signs that producers will keep pumping into an oversupplied market.<p>Futures in New York fell for a third day, extending this week's decline to 5.4 per cent. The number of active rigs seeking oil climbed by …

New iPhone 6S images show updated NFC, 16GB base storage, fewer chips + design tweaks

Our look at the upcoming “iPhone 6S” continues today with a discussion of new internal components that are expected to be inside Apple’s latest smartphone. In addition to expected changes such as a Force Touch display, upgraded camera system, and new Qualcomm LTE chip for up to twice-as-fast data …

Mobile Technology

Edge of the World: Stunning Pitcairn Islands Revealed

<i>Enric Sala: Sharks are the single most important indicator for the health of a coral reef. Having sharks on the reef is like having lions on the plains in Africa.</i><p><b>Voiceover:</b> In 2012, National Geographic’s Pristine Seas, in cooperation with the Pew Charitable Trusts, conducted a scientific expedition …

Children with symmetrical hands 'are smarter'

Edinburgh University researchers found youngsters with balanced proportions were able to react more quickly in mental tests<p>Children with more symmetrical hands may be smarter than their uneven-handed peers, a study has suggested<p>Researchers at Edinburgh University found that youngsters with balanced …