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South Africa's new entry rules could deter families

South Africa is to introduce new rules that will significantly increase paperwork requirements for those travelling to and from the country with children.<p>From October 1 2014, parents travelling to South Africa with a child – defined as those under 18 years – will need to produce an unabridged birth …

Associated Press News

This Scent Can Help Heal Wounds, Study Says

Get a whiff of this: Skin cells have olfactory receptors, and when those receptors are exposed to sandalwood, a popular ingredient in perfumes and …

Less Sleep May Accelerate Brain Aging

Sleep troubles are more common with age, and shrinkage of certain brain structures is normal. But for the over-55 study participants, those changes could be seen accelerating slightly with each hour less of sleep each night.<p>"Among older adults, sleeping less will increase the rate their brain ages …

Police forced to put down their own sniffer dog because it was an illegal breed

The sniffer dog, Tyson, though a cross-breed, is of the banned 'pitbull type' and therefore has to be put down<p>Police were forced to have their own sniffer dog put down after he was found to be an illegal breed.<p>Officers at Avon and Somerset Police took on Tyson, a pitbull-cross, after he had …

Earth's Magnetic Field Is Weakening — Are The Poles Going To Flip?

Changes measured by the Swarm satellite over the past 6 months shows that Earth's magnetic field is changing. Shades of red show areas where it is strengthening, and shades of blue show areas that are weakening. ESA/DTU<p>Earth's magnetic field, which protects the planet from huge blasts of deadly …

Namibia Grants Permits To Hunt Rare Desert Elephants

And one has already been killed.<p>Poaching threatens the continued survival of African elephants, with 30,000 to 38,000 animals killed every year. This activity is typically illegal. In a concerning move, the country of Namibia (in southwest Africa) has now issued nine permits to hunt desert …

Vasectomy can increase risk of developing lethal prostate cancer

Scientists have identified a link between having a vasectomy and developing lethal forms of prostate cancer<p>Men who have a vasectomy face an increased chance of developing prostate cancer and a higher risk of contracting the most aggressive form of the disease, a study has found.<p>The Harvard research …

UK admits that air quality targets will be missed by 20 years

<b>The air quality in some of the UK's biggest cities is unlikely to meet EU standards before 2030, according to the government.</b><p>Member states were supposed to meet targets on pollutants from diesel cars and trucks by 2010.<p>The nitrogen dioxide (NO2) they produce is linked to a range of respiratory …

European Union

Extending pension age 'only way to clear UK debt'

People will have to work until they are 70 to help reduce the impact of Britain's ageing population on the economy, OBR warns<p>Future generations will have to work longer to pay off Britain's debts because of the pressure that Britain's ageing population is putting on public finances, the independent …

Number of animal experiments continues to rise in UK

The number of scientific experiments using animals continued to increase last year despite the coalition's commitment to work to reduce their use, official figures show.<p>There were 4.12m scientific procedures using animals in Great Britain in 2013, a rise of 0.3% on the previous year, according to …

Carbon Credit Plan Aims to Save Kenyan Trees and Elephants—and Help Villagers

Can a first-of-its-kind pilot project be replicated elsewhere?<p>The three-week-old carcass in Kenya's East Tsavo National Park is hardly identifiable as an elephant anymore. Gone are the hallmark tusks and expressive trunk; the elephant's entire face has been hacked off.<p>The perpetrators used a …

Teenager 'unlawfully killed' teacher Ann Maguire

Teenager accused of murdering Ann Maguire accepts responsibility for "unlawful killing", court hears<p>A teenager accused of murdering teacher Ann Maguire in her classroom "has accepted responsibility for the unlawful killing", a court heard today.<p>Richard Wright QC, defending, told Leeds Crown Court …

Almost all of the world’s biggest cities will be in Asia and Africa by 2030

Tokyo is the undisputed champion of mega-cities. With a population of 37.8 million, it dwarfs second-place Delhi. The Japanese capital has such a big lead in population that even though it’s expected to lose about half a million people over the next 16 years, it will still be the world’s biggest …

Geography

Hide and seek girl in Aberaeron beach rescue

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_wales/1092000/1092313_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524676821_e27d871441157e20031b1746c1990cd8<p><b>A nine-year-old girl was taken to hospital after she became stuck among sea defence boulders while playing hide and seek.</b><p>The incoming tide saw …

Hospitals

Asking Britain's Strikers What They're So Mad About

"My job is killing me."<p>Yesterday, public sector trade unions staged something that was hyped as the "biggest strike since 1926", but which definitely wasn't that. The 1926 general strike lasted ten days and an army of scab workers was deployed to keep the country running. What happened yesterday …

GP practice manager stole from surgery to pay for model railway

John Pepper stole nearly £160,000 from the GP surgery he worked at to pay for holidays, a car and model railway<p>A former GP practice manager who stole nearly £160,000 from the surgery where he worked spent thousands of pounds on a model railway.<p>John Pepper spent £5,250 on engines, tracks and …

How the world’s largest economies take opposite approaches to foreign aid, in six charts

China’s recently published foreign aid report paints a picture of a unabashedly transactional world power, one focused on funneling development aid to nations where it has significant economic interests.<p>About 52% of the $14.4 billion that China has given in grant aid, loans, and project-building …

Africa

Putin Writes Off $32 Billion of Cuba's Debts to Russia

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin is currently on a grand tour of Latin America. His first stop is in …

Ed Miliband is 'weird', Neil Kinnock admits

Neil Kinnock says that Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, may be 'weird' but he showed 'massive courage' in defeating his brother<p>Ed Miliband is "weird" and is being targeted because his critics think he "isn't fit to fill his brothers shoes", Neil Kinnock has said.<p>The former Labour leader claimed that …

Ross Conlin, Man Who Murdered Baby Daughter By Shaking Her After Smoking Cannabis, Jailed For Life

A father who murdered his baby daughter by "vigorously shaking" her after smoking cannabis has been jailed for life to serve a minimum of 17 years. …

Owen Creaney: Craigavon killing victim 'was showered'

<b>A murder victim found dumped in a wheelie bin was showered after being subjected to a violent assault, the High Court has been told.</b><p>Police also believe the house in which Owen Creaney was allegedly beaten to death was cleaned by the time searches were carried out, prosecutors said.<p>Mr Creaney, 40, …

Crime

Daughter Slept And Ate Next To Mom's Corpse For 3 Years

It was terrifying enough when police this week found skeletal remains in a woman's New York City apartment and learned that they belonged to the tenant's mother. In a twist straight out of a Alfred Hitchcock movie, the New York Post reports that Chava Stirn had been sleeping next to her mother's …

Enormous School Of Anchovies Makes Rare Appearance At Scripps Pier In San Diego

Nope, that's not a beachside oil spill (thank goodness!). That's millions -- possibly <i>billions</i> -- of anchovies swimming unusually close to shore.<p>Scientists and graduate students at University of California, San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography were surprised by a massive school of …

NSA surveillance data: UK access to information faces legal challenge

The biggest domestic legal challenge to UK intelligence agencies accessing the mass data harvested by the US National Security Agency (NSA) begins on Monday, and may be one reason behind the government's decision to introduce emergency surveillance laws into parliament next week, campaigners have …

CDC: Smallpox found in NIH storage room is alive

At least two of the vials employees at the National Institutes of Health found in an unused storage room earlier this month contain viable samples of the deadly smallpox virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.<p>Employees found six forgotten vials when they were preparing to …

Elephant Featured In Film 'Alexander' Killed By Thai Poachers

Poachers in Thailand killed a 50-year-old elephant who appeared in Oliver Stone's 2004 film <i>Alexander</i> before crudely hacking off the animal's giant tusks, according to <i>The Bangkok Post.</i><p>The Asian elephant, named Phlai Khlao, was used in scenes from the movie starring Colin Farrell and Angelina Jolie. …

Emergency warnings extended in Bulgaria after hailstorms

Emergency “code yellow” warnings in northern Bulgaria have been extended to several new areas after a violent storm caused widespread flooding and damage.<p>“Code yellow” suggests weather conditions might pose danger to people.<p>This week’s hailstorms and torrential rain were described as …