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Most cancer types 'just bad luck'

<b>Most types of cancer can be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking, a study has suggested.</b><p>A US team were trying to explain why some tissues were millions of times more vulnerable to cancer than others.<p>The results, in the journal Science, showed two thirds of the cancer types …

BandAid 30: five things charity fundraisers can teach Bob Geldof

There are many ways to keep donations rolling in other than encouraging the public to delete the single and download it again<p>Band Aid to Children in Need: how well do you know your charity singles? Geldof urges those who’ve purchased charity single to ‘delete and download again’<p>Sir Bob Geldof has, …

How Not To Respond To The Ebola Panic, In 10 Easy Steps

Please take everything on this list and do the exact opposite.<p>An elementary school in a New Jersey suburb of Philadelphia made headlines Monday after parents expressed concerns over two Rwandan students who were supposed to start classes later this month.<p>The two children from Rwanda — which is …

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Iraq's Government Has Officially Asked The US To Launch Airstrikes Against Jihadi Militants

ISIS, and its coalition of Sunni militant groups, overran Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, last week.<p>Earlier today, the jihadists seized Iraq's largest oil refinery.<p>ISIS also controls dams on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, threatening the majority of Iraq's water supply.<p>A number of prominent …

Saudis give apparent warning to Iran: don't meddle in Iraq | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia gave an apparent warning to arch enemy Iran on Wednesday by saying outside powers should not intervene in the conflict in neighboring Iraq.<p>Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal also said Iraq was facing a full-scale civil war with grave consequences for the wider …

JFK conspiracy theories still grip Dallas, 50 years on

Fifty years on from the assassination of John F. Kennedy, 59% of Americans are still seeking the “truth” behind his mysterious death. In Dallas, which attracts millions of curious visitors every year, conspiracy theories abound. FRANCE 24 reports.<p>Dealey Plaza – the spot in Dallas where President …

200 girls are missing in Nigeria – so why doesn't anybody care?

Where are they?<p>Every morning for a week the news has been dominated by the South Korean ferry tragedy. The terrible grief of the parents, the shocking response of the crew to the unfolding disaster, and the inexorably rising body count.<p>Two days before the South Korean students boarded their ferry …

1,000 Nigerian Women Are Stranded in Saudi Arabia Because They Aren't Traveling with Men

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>For the fifth straight day, around 1,000 Nigerian women taking the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca …

Saudi Arabia: Popular Writer Urges People to Sexually Molest Working Women

A Saudi Arabian writer has advocated the molestation of all working women.<p>Abdullah Mohammad Al Dawood, an author of self-help books like The Joy of …

After12 years of progress, a return to Taliban-style justice?

Afghanistan is drafting a law that would punish adulterers by stoning them to death. Activist Manizha Naderi says the government is trying to appease …

Women live in a profoundly different, more dangerous world

<b>* Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.</b><p>The abuse of women and girls is the most …

Video:6 Kids Explaining Injustice Around the World - ABC News

6 Kids Explaining Injustices to Adults<p>By CRISTINA COSTANTINI (@xtinatini)<br>June 13, 2013<p>Out of the mouths of babes oft times come gems. This phrase, or …

Bob Geldof on the Boomtown Rats: 'If I was writing those songs today, I wouldn't change a word'

Rocker and activist Bob Geldof is back on tour with his old band – and still as angry (and sweary) as ever<p><b>Hello Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof, KBE and Nobel peace prize nominee! How come you are touring with</b> <b>the Boomtown Rats</b> <b>for the first time since 1986?</b><br>Initially there was an offer to play the main …

The human cost of the bedroom tax

Tenants tell of agonising choice between leaving their homes and loved ones and making cuts to already tight budgets<p>When Dave Ireson, 57, realised he would be hit by extra payments for the new spare room subsidy of around £20 a week, he decided, after 30 years, it was time to move out of his family …

Britain cannot afford the spare room subsidy

Changes to the Housing Benefit rules are not a bedroom tax but an exercise in fairness, writes Iain Duncan Smith<p>All across the country there are families who are hoping their local council will be able to provide them with the housing their family desperately needs.<p>Sadly, for thousands of families …

UK homeowners to be allowed to rent out driveways as car parks 'tax-free'

British householders should be free to rent out their driveway as a car park to boost their income and help provide cheaper parking spaces, a cabinet minister has said.<p>The local government secretary, Eric Pickles, has vowed to clamp down on a "back-door parking tax" that forces residents to seek …

One in 10 adults use phones during sex. Worse, a third use them in movies - TODAY.com

Today<p>Nearly three-quarters of adult smartphone owners report that they are within five feet of the mobile gadgets a majority of the time. Knowing that detail, it's almost not even surprising that 9 percent of those folks admit to using their phones during sex.<p>Among smartphone owners ages 18 to 34, …

In historic vote, Minnesota Senate approves same-sex marriage

With deafening cheers and overwhelming emotion, the Minnesota Senate voted 37-30 to legalize same-sex marriage.<p>“Today, love wins,” said Sen. Tony …

George Osborne forced to pay £160 upgrade to sit in first class

George Osborne has been forced to pay a £160 train ticket upgrade after sitting in first class with only a standard ticket.<p>The Chancellor boarded the train to Euston at Wilmslow, Cheshire on Friday afternoon, before settling into first class with his special adviser.<p>But he was then challenged by a …

Overweight people should pay 'fat tax' to cover healthcare costs, German MP says

Overweight people should pay higher taxes in order to cover the extra costs they create for German's healthcare system, a conservative MP has said.<p>"The question must be admitted whether the immense costs that, for example, arise from excessive consumption of food, can be permanently paid out of the …

20 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

It's time for our weekly roundup of brand new and notable apps for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices.<p>It covers apps and games, with the prices …

The best albums of 2013: what are your favourites so far?

Later this month we'll be putting together a list of Guardian readers' favourite albums of the year to date. If you'd like to take part, cast your …

9 Foods You Should Never Attempt to Eat

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Many foods have been heavily promoted as being healthy when they are nothing more than pernicious junk foods. In the featured article, …

Glastonbury weather now expected to be sunny and dry

Thunderstorms are no longer predicted for the festival<p>Despite reports that thunderstorms and showers were expected for next weekend’s Glastonbury …

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Top 5 Creepiest Conspiracy Theories

by Paul Tamburro Aug 14th, 2012<p>The moon landing. Marilyn Monroe's death. The assassination of JFK. Every major event in recent history has been …

How philosophy could help Iain Duncan Smith

It is said that the University of Bristol once asked all its departments to come up with a mission statement. One member of the philosophy …