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Egyptian girl dies during banned female genital mutilation operation

Authorities investigate after 17-year-old died under general anaesthetic in a private hospital, despite FGM being illegal in the country<p>Egyptian prosecutors are investigating the death of a teenage girl during a female genital mutilation operation at a private hospital.<p>Mayar Mohamed Mousa, 17, died …

EgyptAir Flight Data Shows Smoke Detected in Bathroom Before Crash

Data transmitted from a doomed EgyptAir flight minutes before it fell off radar screens suggests a fire had broken out on board the plane, according to an aviation industry website.<p>AvHerald.com is reporting that data transmissions from EgyptAir Flight 804 to ground stations show smoke was detected …

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Egypt journalists stage protest over police raid at union

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's journalists' union called for the dismissal of the interior minister and launched an open-ended sit-in at its headquarters in downtown Cairo on Monday, protesting the detention of two journalists on its premises the previous night.<p>After an emergency meeting in the early morning …

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This gadget simulates oral sex with suction

Fiera wants to jumpstart women's libido<p>Fiera Arouser for Her, on display at CES 2016, is one of the latest in a new trend of sex toys for women called suction oral sex stimulators. It's aimed at stimulating blood flow to the genitals, to help women suffering from low libido get in the mood before …

How Sinai became a magnet for terror

The Bedouin desert wastes where a Russian passenger jet was downed are now a launchpad for Egypt’s deadly Isis offshoot<p>Grey jeans, black trainers and a surface-to-air missile were all that could be seen of the man waiting under a tree for an Egyptian military helicopter to fly past in early January …

6 Sleep Habits Of Productive People

For starters: They don’t need alarm clocks, stick to their bedtimes, and don’t sleep with their smartphones.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>You may feel super productive by pulling all nighters, but you’re …

Here is NASA's three-step plan for getting humans to Mars

You might not have noticed, but NASA is pretty excited about Mars. Things have been ramping up lately, what with the convenient pop culture tie-in of the film "The Martian," and NASA has been flooding the Interwebs with optimistic #JourneytoMars speculation.<p>Now the agency has released a plan …

First UK patient receives stem cell treatment to cure loss of vision

Experimental transplant uses eye cells grown in a lab and if successful could be used to treat hundreds of thousands of macular degeneration sufferers in UK<p>A patient has become the first in the UK to receive an experimental stem cell treatment that has the potential to save the sight of hundreds of …

Stem Cells

TSA finds record number of guns in US airplane carry on luggage

67 firearms found in week ending 17 September – 56 of them loaded Record comes after Congress opens hearing on security test failures<p>US airport security agents discovered a record 67 firearms in luggage passengers intended to carry on to airplanes during one week in September, according to the …

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Kwikset drops the extras on its new internet-connected deadbolt lock to hit a lower price point

Smart connected devices for our homes are becoming more commonplace, with technology giants like Apple and Samsung leading the way with support for a myriad of devices. Even Amazon has an internet-connected speaker that will control your lights, thermostat and more.<p>One of the biggest issues with …

Home Automation

This time it's true: We're out of IPv4 addresses

North America has run out of Internet addresses, or at least IPv4 internet addresses, according to the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), …

Hajj carnage 'caused by roadblocks when VIPs visited Saudi King'

Police accused of causing fatal congestion by blocking off roads during VIP visit to King Salman's palace<p>A British-based Hajj adviser has accused the Saudi royal family of causing the deadly crowd stampede that killed more than 700 pilgrims, as relatives of British Muslims on the pilgrimage …

Why Your Credit Card Is Going 'Chip-and-PIN'

Many Americans have received a new credit or debit card in the mail in with a computer chip on the front. If you’re not sure what the chip is all about, you’re not alone: One survey showed that about 75 percent of respondents didn’t understand why they were being sent the new chip-embedded …

Identity Theft
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This pill prevents type 1 diabetes from developing in mice

If it works in humans, it could get rid of the need for insulin injections<p>A pill staved off type 1 diabetes in mice, and it may one day prevent the disease in people, too.<p>The pill blocks the buildup of a specific acid in the pancreas, which then stops the disorder from taking hold, according to …

Diabetes

Egyptian forces mistakenly shoot tourists, killing 12; U.S. citizens among wounded

Egyptian forces hunting militants in the country's western desert mistakenly opened fire on Mexican tourists on safari, killing 12 people and dealing a further blow to the government's efforts to project an image of stability as it fights an increasingly powerful insurgency, officials said …

Police Shoot Homeowner and Kill His Dog After Showing Up at Wrong House

A homeowner and police officer were shot and injured after three Atlanta-area cops arrived at the wrong house while investigating suspicious activity …

Google Life Sciences teams up with Sanofi to take down diabetes

Google Life Sciences, the new Google Alphabet standalone division established several weeks ago, today entered into a partnership with Sanofi, a French pharmaceutical firm to expand its research into treatments for diabetes.<p>Sanofi and Google will pool their expertise in science and tech to work on …

Diabetes

Maryland Teen Allegedly Sexually Abused Child Since She Was 3

The 17-year-old is charged as an adult with raping the girl, now 9.<p>A 17-year-old teen is accused of raping a 9-year-old girl at the Maryland State Fairgrounds.<p>Jonathan Fleming, of Carroll County, Maryland, is charged as an adult with second-degree rape, second-degree sexual offense, perverted …

Five best third-party Android launchers to customize your device experience

One of Android’s best features is the ability to download and install custom third-party launchers. Don’t like the way your phone home screen looks or how the apps are organized? Fine. Change it. But finding the best one, or a good one for that matter, can sometimes be a daunting challenge. And …

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Utah man dies of bubonic plague in fourth US death this year

Fourth fatality out of 12 cases adds up to highest death rate in 15 years, but health authorities say risk remains very small overall<p>A man in his 70s in Utah has died after contracting the plague, bringing to four the number of deaths from the disease reported in the United States this year, health …

US shootings: suspect dies of gunshot wounds

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Why the Drought Has Led Some Parts of California to Sink

Some land in California’s Central Valley is sinking as by as much as 2 in. per month as water is pumped out of the ground to serve the state during …

VAIO is coming back to the USA

The company's Canvas Z 'monster tablet' will go on sale in October<p>VAIO computers are returning to US shores, with the first product built under Sony's former PC brand scheduled to go on sale in October this year. Sony sold off the unprofitable VAIO business to a Japanese investment fund in February …

Egypt's al-Sisi imposes strict anti-terrorism laws

<b>Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has approved stringent new counter-terrorism laws to fight a growing jihadist insurgency.</b><p>The laws establish special courts and offer additional protection from legal consequences for military and police officers who have used force.<p>They also impose the death …

Extremism

'Biggest update ever' to fix Android flaw

<b>Samsung, LG and Google have pledged to provide monthly security updates for smartphones running the Android operating system.</b><p>In July, a major bug was discovered in the software that could let hijackers access data on up to a billion phones.<p>Manufacturers have been slow to roll out a fix because many …

Windows 10 Forced Updates Causing Endless Crash Loops

I think we can now all agree: Microsoft’s hardline policy on Windows 10’s forced updates is silly. Very silly. Since launching nine days ago Windows Update has sent out an unstable graphics driver which switched off monitors, a buggy security patch which corrupted Windows Explorer and there are now …

Pocket-sized personal transporters could soon be seen on the streets of Tokyo

<i>(Reuters)</i> — A Japanese engineer has developed a portable transporter small enough to be carried in a backpack that he says is the world’s first ‘car in a bag’.<p>Twenty-six-year-old Kuniako Saito and his team at Cocoa Motors recently unveiled the lithium battery-powered “WalkCar” transporter, which is …

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