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England faces hen harrier wipeout after disappearances

England is facing losing its last hen harriers after two nests failed following the disappearance of three birds<p>England is facing the prospect of losing its last hen harriers after two nests failed following the disappearance of three birds, the RSPB has warned.<p>Only one active nest is now thought …

Birds

'Britain's white jihadi' is Australian

Youth pictured holding rifle in front of Isil flag identified by Fairfax as youth who calls himself Abdur Raheem or Abu Abdullah<p>A westerner pictured alongside Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) fighters and dubbed by media as "Britain's white jihadi" is in fact a teenager from Australia …

What is the point of the Turner Prize?

Art that once caused howls of outrage is met with little more than a yawn of indifference these days because it has lost its edge, says Mark Hudson<p>I knew Duncan Campbell would win this year’s Turner Prize. The Glasgow-based Irish film maker was the oldest of the four contenders. The work of the …

Aesthetics

Delusions and hallucinations may be the keys that unlock psychosis

“Although it is a waste of time to argue with a paranoid patient about his delusions, he may still be persuaded to keep them to himself, to repress them as far as possible and to forgo the aggressive action they might suggest, in general to conduct his life as if they did not exist.”<p>This quote from …

Experts try to identify foreign jihadis in Isis video

Intelligence agencies in Britain, France, Australia and south-east Asia are working to identify a suspected cadre of foreign fighters who appeared in an Islamic State video showing the murders of the US aid worker Peter Kassig and a group of Syrian servicemen.<p>The father of a British student who is …

Peter Kassig's parents: 'Good will prevail'

The parents of Peter Kassig spoke to reporters Monday, asking for prayers and privacy.<p>"Our hearts are battered, but they will mend. The world is broken, but it will be healed in the end. And good will prevail as the one God of many names will prevail," Paula Kassig said at a church in …

Bird Flu Returns: What Past Outbreaks Can Teach Us

Usually the health status of chickens in the Netherlands isn’t world news. But reports that the Dutch government had culled tens of thousands of …

World has 35.8 million slaves, report finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> The second annual edition of the Walk Free Foundation's Global Slavery Index has found that globally, almost 36 million people are subject to modern slavery.<p>While incidences of slavery were found in every one of the 167 countries surveyed, five countries -- India, China, Pakistan, …

Frozen and dormant for 30,000 years - how an ancient virus has come back to life: http://bbc.in/1lwwWN0

Wednesday's Daily Telegraph front page: Tory adviser backs fracking in 'desolate North East'