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India 'dowry deaths' still rising despite modernization

Crime statistics and a Gender Scorecard compiled by women's rights activists have put chilling new perspective on an age-old social ill in India: Bride-burning and other "dowry crimes" take the life of a woman every hour.<p>Despite a rapidly expanding middle class, enviable economic growth and …

Seattle's 'Hempfest' will feature munchies courtesy of the cops

A marijuana-centric festival in Washington state this weekend will have a heavy police presence, but the cops will be a little friendlier than one might expect.<p>Instead of handing out summonses at Hempfest 2013, Seattle police have announced plans to hand out bags of snacks— with a message.<p>Seattle …

Cooking oil suspected cause in India deaths

Indian police suspect that the country's worst outbreak of mass food poisoning in years was caused by cooking oil, the magistrate overseeing the investigation said.<p>"Circumstantial evidence suggests that cooking oil was kept in a container which was previously used to store pesticides or …

Big bang theory: how dinosaurs had sex

<b>DINOSAURS WERE THE LARGEST</b> animals to ever walk Earth, and they ruled the planet for more than 160 million years. The long-necked <i>Argentinosaurus</i>, …

What It's Like Behind Bars for Aaron Hernandez

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Switching from the lavish lifestyle of a well-paid NFL player to the hard-line existence of a …

The California Prison Strike Is a Reminder That U.S. Prisoners Can Be Force-Fed

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>More than 12,400 inmates across California have been fasting since Monday, to protest solitary …

Baby born using new IVF screening technique

<b>A baby has been born in the US using a new method for screening embryos during IVF which could dramatically reduce costs, researchers report.</b><p>Connor Levy was born in May after the test, devised at Oxford University, helped doctors pick an embryo with the best chance of success.<p>Only one in three …

HPV vaccine awareness returns to focus after Michael Douglas cancer claim

Michael Douglas's revelation that HPV caused his throat cancer brought the virus into the spotlight this week. But in the US, overall public …

Guantánamo Bay hunger strike worsens in spite of Obama's promises

A long-running hunger strike by detainees at Guantánamo has worsened since Barack Obama promised action to close the controversial prison camp in a …