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Did You See It? If Not, Here's The 'Blood Moon'

There were "whistles, cheers and howls" early Tuesday on the grounds of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles as the moon turned red during a total lunar eclipse.<p>As the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> adds, "Telescopes dotting the lawn pointed upward and southward, as the moon hovered above the observatory" and …

Cutting out saturated fat doesn’t help heart health, researcher writes

North Americans can stop cutting out butter, cheese and marbled meats in the name of heart health, according to an editorial published Wednesday in the BMJ-affiliated journal Open Heart.<p>Diets low in saturated fats do not protect against heart disease or increase life expectancy, said lead author …

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Danish zoo that killed Marius the giraffe puts down four lions

A Danish zoo that prompted international outrage by putting down a healthy giraffe and dissecting it in public has killed two lions and their two cubs to make way for a new male.<p>"Because of the pride of lions' natural structure and behaviour, the zoo has had to euthanise the two old lions and two …

Experts in Chile Fear Catastrophe as 300 Quakes Hit in One Week

Chile's northern coast has been hit by more than 300 earthquakes in the past week in what seismologists warned Tuesday could be the precursor to a long-overdue disaster.<p>Most of these quakes have been too small to be felt on land, but people living near the city of Iquique have experienced the …

Convicted Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair Could Still Walk Away with a Big Pension

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair was reprimanded and sentenced last week to pay a $20,000 fine for …

Joseph Kony Is Back In The News. Do Teenagers Still Care?

You can learn from failures as well as successes. The story of the Joseph Kony video provides both.<p>Two years ago, a 30-minute video about Kony became one of the biggest viral sensations in Internet history, turning a little-known central African warlord — briefly — into a household name among …

Qatar report into migrant death toll due

A long-awaited independent report commissioned by the Qatari government in the wake of a series of revelations about the death toll among migrant workers is due to be published by the end of the week.<p>Representatives from the human rights subcommittee of the European parliament are in Doha this week …

Pollution From Home Stoves Kills Millions Of People Worldwide

Air pollution has become the world's largest environmental risk, killing an estimated 7 million people in 2012, the World Health Organization says.<p>That means about 1 out of every 8 deaths in the world each year is due to air pollution. And half of those deaths are caused by household stoves, …

Tuberculosis Roars Back With A Deadly Edge

Two weeks ago, 12-year-old Nokubheka's mother died from drug-resistant tuberculosis.<p>"I love singing and dancing to the song," Nokubheka says as she marches around in a hot pink skirt and sweatshirt. "When I'm dancing, I forget that my mother passed away."<p>Now the young girl from Swaziland has …

Philippines prepares for historic peace deal | US & Canada

<b>Cotabato City, Philippines</b> - Weeks before Benigno Aquino III was elected president of the Philippines in 2010, the rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) hosted a secret meeting with a high-ranking US embassy official and two American dignitaries. The impending national elections and the …

Senate Report: Target Could Have Prevented Massive Hack

Sen­ate in­vest­ig­at­ors ac­cused Tar­get on Tues­day of mak­ing ser­i­ous mis­steps that al­lowed hack­ers to steal mil­lions of cred­it card …

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Supreme Court Considers Contraception Mandate

The Supreme Court today showed its deep and familiar ideological rifts over the national health care law, voicing pointed questions and highlighting …

Steenkamp Was in 'Defensive Position' When Shot by Pistorius

Reeva Steenkamp was standing in a toilet cubicle and facing the closed door when she was hit in the right hip by the first of four hollow-point bullets fired at her by Oscar Pistorius, a police ballistics expert testified Wednesday.<p>Steenkamp then fell back onto a magazine holder in the cubicle and …

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Here's What Bill Gates Thinks When People Say He Should Feel Bad About His Wealth

People tell him that he should feel guilty about it, he said in an interview with the American Enterprise Institute on Thursday.<p>But if he's going to feel guilty, it's not going to be about the money he has, but about the money he spends.<p>When people say, Mr. Gates, you should feel guilty because you …

The Chaos Company

Wherever governments can’t—or won’t—maintain order, from oil fields in Africa to airports in Britain and nuclear facilities in America, the London-based “global security” behemoth G4S has been filling the void. It is the world’s third-largest private-sector employer and commands a force three times …

6 Black History Facts You Never Knew

By now you’ve learned in school that February is Black History Month. You’ve learned about key figures like Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, …

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Plot for Peace review – Intriguing documentary about South Africa's secret history

Peter Bradshaw Guardian film critic<p>First published on Thu 13 Mar 2014 17.30 EDT<p>Here is an intriguing documentary, with some impressive talking heads, all about the secret history of South Africa and the end of apartheid. But I wonder if a great deal is still being withheld about its leading player, …

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