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The Link Between Yogurt and Lower Diabetes Risk

Eating a daily serving of yogurt is associated with an 18% lower risk of type 2 diabetes, says a new study published in the journal <i>BMC Medicine</i>.<p>Some …


Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to hang for blasphemy makes last appeal

After four years on death row over blasphemy charges, Asia Bibi, a mother-of-five, makes emotional appeal to world community from windowless cell<p>A Pakistani Christian woman who was sentenced to death for blasphemy has filed an appeal in Pakistan's supreme court in a final bid to avoid …


Putin Just Tightened His Control Of The East Black Sea

The move drew outrage and cries of "annexation" in Georgia and sent a chill through those in Abkhazia who fear that wealthy Russians will snap up their precious coastline. It also raised further suspicions in the West about Russian President Vladimir Putin's territorial aspirations after his …


Deadly floods in southern Morocco

Floods triggered by torrential rain have killed at least 32 people in southern Morocco.<p>Most victims were swept away by swollen rivers which also submerged cars, buildings and roads.<p>Flooding is not uncommon in the mostly arid, desert region at this time of year but the storms of recent days have …

Obama on Ferguson Grand-Jury Decision: 'This Is an Issue for America'

President Barack Obama appealed for calm Monday evening after the announcement that a grand jury declined to indict the Ferguson, Mo., police officer …


Number of Colombian Victims of Civil Conflict Surpasses 7 Million: Media Unimpressed

A tragic milestone went virtually unreported in the English-speaking press last week, as Colombia's Victims Unit released its report indicating that the number of victims of Colombia's civil war has now surpassed 7 million. This number includes those who have been killed, disappeared or displaced …

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Ferguson Erupts Again After Cop Cleared in Killing

The calls, overwhelmingly, were for peace. But the result was anything but.<p>A St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict Ferguson, Mo., police …


IRA members under investigation over claims of child abuse

Police in the Irish Republic are investigating 30 former IRA members alleged to have been involved in child abuse.<p>Irish public broadcaster RTE reported on Monday night that the Garda Siochana have received the names from three separate sources: IRA rape victim Mairia Cahill, a Dail deputy with the …

With Putin's Russia Looming, Finland Is Now Debating Joining NATO

Finland, which stayed neutral throughout the Cold War, shares an 800-mile-long border with Russia, and has an often-difficult history with its neighbor.<p>"We have a long history with Russia — not that peaceful all the time. So everything the Russians are doing, surely the Finns notice and think very …


Early this morning on the Yangon City Circle Train... #ipaphotoasia

Camera Drone Captures Gorgeous Video of a Dolphin Stampede and Whales Migrating

We started off the day with some good news for drone photographers (and Amazon), and so we thought we’d send you off into the weekend with some …

Dazzling View of the Northern Lights Dancing Over a Partially Frozen River

Shot on a most unusual night in Norway, a dazzling view of the northern lights dancing over a partially frozen river creates the most delightful …

Jimmy Fallon, Idina Menzel & The Roots Sing "Let It Go" from "Frozen" (w/ Classroom Instruments)

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