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New stem cell invented that can grow into any tissue in the body, study finds

Salk Institute and Chinese researchers said they have created a new kind of stem cell, one that is more versatile than any other grown in the lab.<p>The …

Scientists Confirm: 93% of Great Barrier Reef Now Bleached

By Tierney Smith<p>The Great Barrier Reef is under siege from climate change and coal, with scientists confirming that 93 percent of the world heritage …

Great Barrier Reef

10 most important things in advertising

Facebook's F8 conference kicks off on Tuesday. Screenshot<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. Actor Michael B. Jordan trolls Kobe Bryant in the new Apple TV ad.</b> The ad is called "Father Time."<p><b>2. Facebook is succeeding where Google should have</b> …

Advertising
Feminism

Child bombers used by Boko Haram increases 10-fold: UNICEF

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — The number of child bombers used by the Islamic extremists of Boko Haram has increased from four to 44 in a year with devastating consequences in communities that now see children as threats, UNICEF said Tuesday.<p>Seventy-five percent of the children used are girls, a new report …

Africa

Soldiers to step up patrols, training to combat terror

More armed soldiers will be seen patrolling public areas islandwide as Singapore scales up its resources to thwart possible terrorist attacks.<p>The …

Singaporean politician calls foreign workers 'walking time-bombs', incites furore

SINGAPORE — A local politician's remarks have caused uproar after she referred to foreign workers in the Little India neighbourhood as "walking …

Soul-searching in China as bystanders ignore woman being attacked in hotel

The alleged perpetrator of a brutal attack on a woman in a Beijing hotel that has outraged China has been arrested in a city more than 750km from the Chinese capital.<p>Police believe the man, a 24-year-old named only as Li, was responsible for an assault on 3 April on a female hotel guest that was …

Sexual Harassment

A Crack in the World’s Most Restrictive Abortion Law

The Latin American country is one of only six in the world that forbids abortion even in cases of rape and incest—but a new bill could legalize the …

Climate change news: Arctic sea ice growth stunted again

<b>(CNN) —</b> Earth's Arctic ocean freezer is making fewer ice cubes, and that could be a problem throughout the Northern Hemisphere, researchers at the National Snow and Ice Data Center are warning.<p>The center, part of the University of Colorado at Boulder, reported Monday that the spread of Arctic sea …

Climate Change

This Is What Climate Change Has Done To The Great Barrier Reef

A new aerial survey of the Great Barrier Reef shows the vast extent of a "severe" bleaching event that's caused widespread coral death over the past several weeks.<p>The National Coral Bleaching Taskforce study found 95 percent of individual reefs in the most pristine section of the ecosystem showed …

Great Barrier Reef

Teenage girl coders from Mumbai slum are building apps to solve local problems

Routinely described as one of the largest slums in the world and the setting for <i>Slumdog Millionaire</i>, Mumbai's Dharavi has been home to some unlikely …

Pakistan army 'arrests 50 Taliban militants' over Lahore Easter suicide bombing

Pakistan's army rounded up 50 suspected members of the Taliban splinter group that carried out the deadly Easter Sunday suicide attack in Lahore in overnight raids early on Monday.<p>The arrests in three cities across eastern Pakistan’s Punjab region came as the death toll from the attack on a park in …

Pakistan
The Arctic

How prepared are Singapore businesses in dealing with terror threats?

SINGAPORE: A new national movement to get Singaporeans ready for a possible terrorist attack will be rolled out later this year, and in the wake of …

Death toll in Pakistan bombing climbs past 70

More than 70 have been reported killed in Lahore, Pakistan, after an alleged suicide-bomb attack.<p>More than 70 have been reported killed in Lahore in a suicide bombing.<p>LAHORE, Pakistan — As Pakistan began burying its dead Monday, authorities counted 29 children among those killed by an Easter …

Pakistan

Not a Fish Tale: Humans Are Ingesting Plastic Thanks to Ocean Pollution

(Photo: Plastic Bag via Shutterstock; Edited: LW / TO)<p>Humans generate more than 300 million tons of plastic annually -- an amount equal to the …

Pollution

The obscene moral hypocrisy on Brussels: Why are terror attacks against civilians in the Middle East ignored?

The hundreds killed in the Middle East in the past few days don’t get a fraction of the attention dead Europeans do<p>When a bomb emblazoned with "Made in USA" massacres civilians in the Middle East, scarcely a single tear is shed. When Westerners are subjected to the same terror people in …

Middle East

Singapore Consumer Prices Extend Longest Slump Since the 1970s

Singapore’s consumer prices fell for a 16th straight month, extending the longest streak of declines since 1977 amid a global oil-price …

Stock Markets
Middle East

Carbon Emissions Haven't Been This High Since The Dinosaurs

The last time carbon emissions were this high, dinosaurs roamed the Earth.<p>And if that isn't daunting enough, the human-driven release today is happening about 10 times faster than any event since that era, a new study has found.<p>Researchers analyzed the biological signatures of deep-sea sediment …

Climate Change

People Are Sharing Pictures Of Tintin Crying In Response To The Brussels Terror Attacks

The famous Belgian cartoon character is being used on social media to express sadness and solidarity over Tuesday morning's terror attacks in Brussels.

Social Media

India has the most people without clean water, report says

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has the world's highest number of people without access to clean water — imposing a major financial burden for some of the country's poorest people, according to a report released Tuesday.<p>The international charity Water Aid says 75.8 million Indians — or 5 percent of the …

Water

Islamic State claims responsibility for the Brussels attacks

More than two dozen people were killed, and scores were injured, after explosions at an airport and metro station in the Belgian capital.<p>More than a dozen people were killed, and several others were injured, after explosions at an airport and metro station in the Belgian capital.<p>BRUSSELS — Islamic …

Terrorism

China's forests recovering after years of conservation efforts: study

WASHINGTON - China's forests are now recovering after decades of destruction leveled by illegal logging and conversion to farmland, a study conducted …

Biodiversity

Dalit’s murder: In Tamil Nadu, caste is above God, ‘honour’ above life

On March 14, a self-proclaimed advocate in Tamil Nadu, TS Arunkumar Villupuram, put up an unusual Facebook post.<p>“Don’t worry if you have committed an …

This Temporary Tattoo Can Monitor Diabetics' Glucose Levels as Accurately as a Finger Prick

A flexible and easy-to-wear temporary tattoo could help diabetics manage their condition without daily finger pricks.<p>Engineers from the University of …

Diabetes

Let's develop Singapore while respecting nature: Nature Society president on Cross Island Line

SINGAPORE: "We’re not saying 'Don’t build an MRT line'. We’re saying build it while incorporating and respecting nature. I really believe that we're …

This Powerful Video Will Make You Realize How Rooted Sexism In Advertising Really Is

"I love sacrificing my dignity for a drink."<p>A beautiful slave. An empty-headed housewife. A barely dressed diva with pursed lips and a designer …

Her Father Shot Her in the Head, as an ‘Honor Killing’

WHETHER it wins or not, the Oscar nominee with the greatest impact — saving lives of perhaps thousands of girls — may be one you’ve never heard of.<p>It stars not Leonardo DiCaprio but a real-life 19-year-old Pakistani woman named Saba Qaiser. Her odyssey began when she fell in love against her …

Nawaz Sharif