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'Soft touch’ doctors should be disciplined for over-prescribing antibiotics

GPs say they feel pressurised to write 10 million prescriptions of antibiotics annually for coughs, colds and minor infections<p>‘Soft touch’ doctors should face disciplinary action for handing out too many antibiotics, the director of the health watchdog has said, as he warned that unnecessary …

Black box recovered from 'totally destroyed' Indonesian plane, official says

An Indonesian passenger plane that went missing two days ago was destroyed when it slammed into a mountain, killing all 54 people on board, the country's top rescue official said.<p>Rescuers only reached the crash site Tuesday after being hindered by rugged, forested terrain and bad weather.<p>"The plane …

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China to punish senior official for breaking family planning law

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will prosecute a former senior provincial official suspected of crimes such as breaking the strict family planning laws, graft and abuse of power, the government said on Tuesday.<p>Zhu Mingguo was former head of the top political advisory body, the Chinese People’s Political …

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Spies feared hostile nations were controlling the weather

US government agents asked leading environmental expert to see how such attempts to control the weather could be detected<p>The CIA was worried that hostile nations were trying to control the world's weather, it has emerged.<p>US government agents were so concerned that they contacted a leading …

Mystery photo unseen for 30 years may show Civil War gunship

John Potter says he was browsing for antiques at a yard sale in south Georgia when he came across an old picture frame containing an enigmatic image -- the dark silhouette of a person in a hat and coat standing to one side and a long, boxy structure looming in the background.<p>Potter says he didn't …

How do you break your penis?

Erections are fascinating things. Did you know the little blighters even occur in the womb? And that men well into their nineties report fully functioning trouser salutes? Something to look forward to then, along with the free bus pass.<p>They can also lead to all sorts of mishaps – the type of …

Kidnapped Japanese journalist was on mission to free friend held by Isil

Tokyo seeking international assistance to win release of two hostages threatened by violent jihadi group<p>Kenji Goto, the Japanese journalist whom Islamic militants have threatened to execute, reportedly crossed into Syria to secure the release of Haruna Yukawa, another Japanese national who had been …

15,000 Jews to leave France for Israel, Jewish Agency says

Jewish emigration body says numbers arriving from France could soar after recent deadly attack and rising anti-Semitism<p>A record 15,000 French Jews could emigrate to Israel this year amid fears of rising anti-Semitism in Europe, according to the official body overseeing migration to the Jewish state.<p>…

A 200-year life is a fate worse than death

Scientists have discovered the genes that give bowhead whales a 200-year lifespan. But who wants to live that long?<p>In <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy</i>, Marvin the robot is left outside the time machine and has to wait for millions of years while his friends travel through millennia in an …

Russia offers support to North Korea amid Sony hack controversy

Russia on Thursday offered sympathy to North Korea amid the Sony hacking scandal, saying the movie that sparked the dispute was so scandalous that Pyongyang's anger was "quite understandable."<p>Washington failed to offer any proof to back its claims of Pyongyang's involvement in the hacking, Russian …

Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

Photograph: Unimedia/Barcroft Media<p>Passengers aboard Akademik Shokalskiy were successfully transferred by Chinese helicopter to the ice surface near Australian rescue ship Aurora Australis in …

Missouri Mayor Urges Calm After Officer Fatally Shoots Armed Teen

David Carson—St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP<p>David Carson—St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP<p>David Carson—St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP<p>David Carson—St. Louis …