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Texas mass murder suspect collapses in court as he recounts crime

Ron Lee Haskell, the man accused of killing six family members at a home in near Houston, collapsed during a reading of allegations against<p>The man accused of killing six members of his former wife's family, including four children, at their suburban Houston home collapsed in court on Friday when …

Here's What Life Is Like For People On Both Sides Of The Israel-Gaza Conflict

As Israel continues its air strikes on Gaza, and Hamas fires rockets into Israel, here's how it affects ordinary people. Sheera Frenkel reports from Israel, and Abeer Ayyoub from Gaza.

Cocaine Worth £25 Million Found In Bananas Shipped From Colombia

Police officers have found cocaine with an estimated street value of £25 million hidden in plastic fruit among a shipment of bananas from Colombia. …

Not even China can drink enough milk to prevent the coming global glut

A global milk glut is on the horizon, analysts are warning. Ramped up production from dairy exporters around the world will far outpace demand, even from China, which is now the world’s largest dairy buyer.<p>Goldman Sachs estimates that global output of raw milk will outstrip production by 2 million …

Forestry

New drug uses the stink in the stink bomb to treat the heart

An old children's ditty goes: "Beans, beans, they're good for your heart. The more you eat, the more you...." Well, you know.<p>There's wisdom in that wit that may help you to live longer, according to medical researchers working on a new drug.<p>A big part of the stink in flatulence comes from the …

10 years of hard labor: 'Back to square one' for Myanmar press freedoms?

Four journalists and an executive from a Myanmar magazine have been sentenced to 10 years of hard labor on charges of violating state secrets by claiming the military was making chemical weapons.<p>The sentencing has drawn an outcry from international media and rights watchdogs, who say it is evidence …

Study sparks organic foods debate

<b>A new scientific review claims organic foods are higher in nutrients and lower in pesticides compared with conventionally grown varieties.</b><p>Its authors carried out an analysis of 343 peer-reviewed studies looking at the composition of crops and foods.<p>They concluded organic crops had higher levels of …

Associated Press News

Kerry holds second day of Afghan poll talks

The tally might change when the final official numbers are released on July 22.<p>Abdullah, who won the election's first round, rejected the second round results as a "coup" against the Afghan people, saying the result was invalid because it did not throw out all the fraudulent votes.<p>Abdullah is a …

Iraq forces 'killed 255 Sunni prisoners' - HRW

<b>Iraqi security forces and government-affiliated militias appear to have executed at least 255 prisoners since 9 June, a human rights group says.</b><p>The killings appeared to be retaliation for attacks by the jihadist Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis), Human Rights Watch (HRW) said.<p>The …

Israel troops briefly raid Gaza as offensive rages

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Ignoring international appeals for a cease-fire, Israel widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian …