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Cyber-attacks

Texas teen dies after being impaled on bull statue horn

<b>A US teenager has died after being impaled by the horn of a bull statue on a Texas university campus.</b><p>Miguel Martinez was fatally wounded in the chest before dawn on Saturday morning in a park near the National Ranching Heritage Center, at Texas Tech University in the city of Lubbock.<p>He is believed …

Texas Tech

One-fifth of US employees are undermining the companies they work for

More than half of Americans don’t like their jobs, according to a recent poll (pdf). What’s more, up to one in five aren’t just uninspired at work but are actively damaging their companies by draining resources and lowering morale.<p>According to polling firm Gallup’s survey of about 150,000 full and …

Employee Engagement

Texas soon to hit grim milestone: 500th execution

The planned execution of a 52-year-old woman has reignited a debate over the use of the death penalty. Texas has killed far more inmates than any other state.<p>HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Texas, the nation's most prolific executioner of criminals, is about to put its 500th inmate to death since the mid-1970s.<p>…

Obama lays out climate action plan

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/989000/989615_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524614259_31bd87dd8fd481db1056ee375c6e78e6<p><b>US President Barack Obama has laid out a package of measures aimed at curbing climate change, including limits on emissions from power plants.</b><p>He also …

Climate

IRS Scandal Puts Investigators Under Investigation

WASHINGTON –- Revelations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted both progressive and conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status has placed a critical light on the Treasury Department inspector general office, whose report in May focused almost exclusively on IRS scrutiny of tea party …

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Couple in so-called 'Gone Girl' case convinced more suspects still out there: Part 6<p>California city to settle with couple in so-called 'Gone Girl' …

Australia-Japan whaling case in international court

<b>Public hearings are under way in The Hague as Australia and Japan take their fight over whaling to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).</b><p>Australia will argue that Tokyo's scientific research programme - under which it kills whales - is commercial whaling in disguise.<p>Japan - which aims to catch …

Whales

A spending review full of politics, devoid of strategy

Wednesday's spending review could hardly have been better designed to show off Whitehall's – and the Treasury's – oldest failings. It is painfully …

A vision of Miami's impending underwater apocalypse

<i>Rolling Stone</i> this month published a fascinating, if somewhat morbid piece about how the city of Miami is all but certain to be submerged underwater due to climate change. As Jeff Goodell reports, research shows that sea levels are due to rise by at least six feet by the end of the century, with …

National police unit monitors 9,000 'domestic extremists'

A national police unit that uses undercover officers to spy on political groups is currently monitoring almost 9,000 people it has deemed "domestic …

North Korea: Anti-US imperialism rally in Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang - Telegraph

Study confirms social brain theory

<b>The social brain theory - that animals in large social groups have bigger brains - has now been supported by a computer model.</b><p>For animals in smaller social groups, the cost of having a large brain outweighs the benefits.<p>Scientists used a simulation modelling technique to confirm that large social …

University of Oxford

Cambodian tailorbird: A new species seen in Phnom Penh

<b>A species of bird that is completely new to science has been discovered - hiding in plain sight in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh.</b><p>The Cambodian tailorbird (<i>Orthotomus chaktomuk</i>), as it has been named, was first spotted in 2009 during routine checks for avian flu.<p>More specimens have since been found …

Birds

Violence in China's Xinjiang 'kills 27'

<b>Riots have killed 27 people in China's restive far western region of Xinjiang, Chinese state media report.</b><p>The violence broke out in Turpan prefecture early on Wednesday.<p>Police opened fire after a mob armed with knives attacked police stations and a local government building, Xinhua news agency …

China

Edward Snowden: confusion over name helped him leave Hong Kong

Paperwork from the United States demanding the arrest of Edward Snowden confused his middle name and lacked his passport number, Hong Kong said, defending its decision to allow him to fly to Moscow.<p><b>Hong Kong's</b> Justice secretary, Rimsky Yuen, said the US had messed up the basic details of its …

Associated Press News

Canadian military airdrops supplies to tourists stranded on Arctic ice floe

The Canadian military has airdropped supplies to a group of tourists stranded on an ice floe drifting out to sea in the Arctic.<p>Nearly two dozen …

Alaska volcano spews 5-mile-high plume of cinders

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Alaska volcano spewing ash and lava for the past six weeks erupted with new intensity on Tuesday, belching a plume of cinders 5 miles into sky and onto a nearby town and disrupting local flights, officials said.<p>The eruptions from Pavlof Volcano, on the Alaska Peninsula 590 …

Extremism

Japan to send robot astronaut into space

This Japanese robonaut is preparing to go where no robot has gone before: the International Space Station.<p>A talking robot that will accompany a <b>Japanese</b> astronaut in space this summer says the cosmic tour will be one giant leap for androids everywhere.<p>In a scene straight out of Star Wars, the …

Poll: Hands off my sugary drinks

Looks like Americans want to hang on to their Big Gulps.<p>A new survey finds that nearly three-quarters of Americans reject laws that would limit the sale of sugary soft drinks to 16 oz.<p>The Gallup poll found that 69 percent of adults are against such laws, while 30 percent are in favor of them. A …