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New virus strain behind HIV explosion in the Philippines

A more aggressive and drug-resistant HIV subtype is behind skyrocketing HIV infection rates in the Philippines. Epidemiologist Edsel Salvana tells DW …

US ambassador denies own comments, then denies denial

<b>(CNN) —</b> The new US ambassador to the Netherlands lied twice to a Dutch news crew about 2015 comments he made saying the country was in chaos because of Muslims.<p>"Chaos in the Netherlands. There are cars being burned. There are politicians that are being burned ... and yes, there are no-go zones in …

Fake News

Algae, thrilled about a warming climate, is making Greenland melt faster

Arctic algae are one life form for whom climate change is great news. They thrive in warmer temperatures, and are flourishing beyond old boundaries as more of the icy far north becomes climatically hospitable.<p>But as algae grows over ice, it reduces how much light the ice can reflect. Like wearing …

Murder statistics reveal 2017 to be the deadliest year in Mexico's history

With 23,101 murder investigations opened in the year up to December, 2017 is the deadliest year since records began in 1997<p>Mexico has registered a record number of murders in 2017, making it the deadliest year in the country’s modern history.<p>The news deals a fresh blow to President Enrique Peña …

Mexico

Lebanon holds candle-lit vigil for four murdered women

Dozens of people have gathered in Beirut to denounce violence against women after four murders in less than a week. One of them was a British embassy …

Extremism

At Mosul morgue, staff bore witness to Islamic State horrors

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — The young man ended up on the morgue's examining table in two parts.<p>He had been seized for selling cigarettes, a crime usually punished by flogging by the Islamic State group extremists who had occupied Mosul. But while he was being whipped, he shouted a curse insulting religion. …

Islam

Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

WASHINGTON — In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find.<p>Which was how the Pentagon wanted it.<p>For years, the program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according …

National Security

Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease

<b>The defect that causes the neurodegenerative disease Huntington's has been corrected in patients for the first time, the BBC has learned.</b><p>An experimental drug, injected into spinal fluid, safely lowered levels of toxic proteins in the brain.<p>The research team, at University College London, say there …

Dementia

White House: All Women Named Theresa Represent Real Threat

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Just hours after Donald J. Trump mistakenly sent an angry tweet intended for the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, to a random woman named Theresa May Scrivener with only six Twitter followers, the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, offered a …

How Rex Tillerson Wrecked the State Department

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson might not have his job for much longer, but his tenure may well be regarded as the most consequential in postwar American history: not for what he built but for what he destroyed.<p>In only ten months, Tillerson, the former C.E.O. of ExxonMobil, has presided over the …

Billy Baldwin Fires Back at Donald Trump Jr., Accuses His Father of Sexual Harassment

The ‘Backdraft’ star put the president’s son in his place after he took it upon himself to call out Sen. Al Franken over sexual harassment …

To expose child prostitution, this London journalist actually bought a 13-year-old girl

His unethical reporting project did help raise the age of consent<p>In 1885, a London reporter arranged to sell a 13-year-old girl into sex slavery then …

Immigrant girl with cerebral palsy released, now with family

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. authorities released a 10-year-old immigrant girl with cerebral palsy who had been detained by border agents after surgery because she is in the U.S. without legal permission.<p>The American Civil Liberties Union and U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro said that Rosa Maria Hernandez was …

Immigration

Factory owned by Grenfell cladding manufacturer catches fire

A factory owned by the maker of Grenfell Tower's cladding panels has caught fire.<p>Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service was called to the production plant of Arconic in Exeter just before 1.30am on Saturday.<p>The US firm produces the Reynobond PE panels, installed as one component of the west …

Grenfell Tower

Climate talks open amid anger over Trump's coal support

<b>The latest round of UN led climate talks have opened in Bonn with delegates from almost 200 countries in attendance.</b><p>Over the next two weeks, negotiators hope to clarify the rulebook of the Paris climate agreement.<p>It is the first major meeting since President Trump announced plans to take the US out …

Climate

Sexual misconduct allegations rock statehouses

In state after state, officials are scrambling to deal with a deluge of disturbing revelations.<p>Statehouses from Boston to Sacramento have been rocked by an onslaught of sexual misconduct allegations, creating unprecedented pressure on state legislative leaders to take immediate action.<p>Amid a flood …

Sexual Harassment

Saudi helicopter crash 'kills high-ranking prince' | Saudi Arabia News

A helicopter carrying several Saudi officials, including a high-ranking prince, has crashed in the kingdom's southwest near the border with Yemen.<p>Prince Mansour bin Muqrin Al Saud, deputy governor of Asir province, was on a tour of local projects west of the city of Abha when the crash happened on …

House of Saud

The Latest: Tourism chief sees 10-12 pct drop in Catalonia

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Catalonia (all times local):<p>6:45 p.m.<p>Catalonia's top tourism official reckons tourism revenues in the restive Spanish region could be around 450 million euros ($520 million) lower in the final quarter of the year following August's deadly attacks …

Europe

NYPD officers accused of raping 18-year-old resign from police force

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two NYPD officers who have been accused of taking turns raping a handcuffed 18-year-old woman in the back seat of their police van in Coney Island in September have voluntarily resigned.<p>Eddie Martins, 37, and Richard Hall, 33, appeared on their own at New York Police Department headquarters …

Justice

Eight Gmail add-ons you didn’t know you needed

Upgrade your inbox.<p>Gmail is one of the strongest email clients currently available. But you won't unlock its true potential until you start installing some of its add-ons: free third-party plug-ins that integrate neatly into the Gmail interface and help you do more with your messages. And with the …

Google

UN warns of 'unacceptable' greenhouse gas emissions gap

Report reveals large gap between government pledges and the reductions needed to prevent dangerous global warming<p>There is still a large gap between the pledges by governments to cut greenhouse gas emissions and the reductions scientists say are needed to avoid dangerous levels of climate change, …

Climate

Hollywood actors speak of 'rampant' problem of male abusers targeting men

Speaking out in the wake of an allegation of sexual harassment against Kevin Spacey, male actors say abuse against boys and young men is ‘taboo’ but ‘pervasive’<p>Hollywood has a “rampant” and “pervasive” problem of men sexually abusing boys and young men, according to actors and lawyers who are …

Sexual Harassment

British Antarctic research station to shut for second winter as cracks in ice grow

Having changed location earlier this year to avoid being cut off, the Halley VI station will close again over fears that the ice shelf it stands on may break<p>A British research station in Antarctica is being shut down for the second winter in a row following concerns over growing cracks in the …

Antarctica

Big energy firms make £1bn profit despite loss of millions of customers

Ofgem says big six electricity and gas suppliers charged higher prices to consumers who failed to switch<p>The UK’s biggest energy companies made a profit of £1bn last year and have increased their profit margins in recent years despite losing millions of customers to challenger firms, according to …

Customers

Why can't every object in your home be a solar power generator?

Marjan Van Aubel wants to transform every surface of your home into a beautiful power source. The Dutch designer thinks tables or windows shouldn't …

Clean Energy

Hypersonic missiles are coming to change warfare forever

The United States Department of Defence has suggested it is investing in the modernisation of its missile defences, but pretty soon these could be …

Aviation

We’re closer then ever to understanding how matter interacts on the tiniest scale

It’s been a big few weeks for physics. First, in what is probably the announcement of the year, we managed to see the birth of a black hole in real …

Physics

Tuesday briefing: 2016 atmospheric CO2 levels highest in 800,000 years

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, 2016 saw record levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, WhatsApp now lets you delete messages after they're sent, 126 …

Google Play

'We will be toasted, roasted and grilled': IMF chief sounds climate change warning

Christine Lagarde warns of ‘dark future’ if the world fails to take steps to address global warming<p>The world will be in deep trouble if it fails to tackle climate change and inequality, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde has warned.<p>“If we don’t address these issues... we will be moving to a …

Climate

How to publish your own ebook

Your literary empire starts here.<p>The internet has transformed just about every industry out there—including publishing. Anyone with a web connection can now post their thoughts for the world to see. And if you have literary aspirations, you can publish digital books on your own terms, rather than …

Writing