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Man flies from Robben Island to Cape Town using helium balloons

A South African man has become the first person to float from Robben Island to Cape Town using only helium balloons.<p>Matt Silver-Vallance, 37, who now lives in Coventry, took around an hour to make the 3.7 mile crossing above the Atlantic.<p>Wearing a wetsuit and a harness attached to 160 balloons, the …

Judge orders morning-after pill available without prescription

A federal judge in Brooklyn, New York, has ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make the morning-after birth control pill available to people of any age without a prescription.<p>The order overturned a 2011 decision by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to require a …

China rebukes North Korea, says no state should sow chaos

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - China’s leaders issued thinly veiled rebukes to North Korea for raising regional tensions, with the president saying no country should throw the world into chaos and the foreign minister warning that Beijing would not allow mischief on its doorstep.<p>The weekend comments …

Opposition holds big rally in Venezuelan capital

CARACAS (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan opposition supporters rallied in a staunchly pro-government part of the capital on Sunday, answering a call by their candidate Henrique Capriles and showing strength a week before the presidential election.<p>Venezuela's opposition leader and …

Afghan attacks kill U.S. diplomat, soldiers, others

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A car bomb blast killed five Americans, including three U.S. soldiers and a young diplomat, on Saturday, while an American civilian died in a separate attack in the east.<p>The diplomat and other Americans were in a convoy of vehicles in Zabul province when the blast …

Snoop Lion Rap & Gay Don't Mix

<b>Snoop Lion</b> believes homosexuality and rap music are like <b>Lindsay Lohan</b> and sobriety ... they just don't mix.<p>Snoop -- a known supporter of same-sex …

Tumors Linked to Genetically-Modified Corn

In a study published in <i>Food Chemical Toxicology</i>, scientists at the University of Caen, Institute of Biology, in France found severe effects of …