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Adrian Carton de Wiart: The unkillable soldier

<b>Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart was a one-eyed, one-handed war hero who fought in three major conflicts across six decades, surviving plane crashes and PoW camps. His story is like something out of a Boy's Own comic.</b><p>Carton de Wiart served in the Boer War, World War One and World War Two. In the process …

Brazilian police under scrutiny as high civilian death rate takes spotlight

Why, when so much else in Brazil is getting better, does the rate of violence – particularly murders by guns and at the hand of police – remain so stubbornly high?<p>That's the question at the forefront of public debate here, spurred by a confluence of events in recent weeks.<p>The Brazil Public Security …

Sweden widens search for "Russian submarine"

Stealth ships push south through Stockholm archipelago as Netherlands deny Kremlin claim that the craft is Dutch<p>Sweden widened its naval search on Monday for a suspected Russian submarine that intruded close to its capital, as Latvia's foreign minister warned its presence in the Baltic Sea could be …

Islamist militants free two German hostages in Philippines

Al-Qaida-linked Islamist militants have freed two German hostages in the southern Philippines, a rebel spokesman told a commercial radio station.<p>The German man and woman were seized in April when their yacht had mechanical problems while sailing from western Palawan in the Philippines to the …

Abu Sayyaf hostage killing deadline passes

A deadline set by the Philippine rebel group Abu Sayyaf has passed without any word on the fate of a German hostage held for ransom, who they had threatened to behead.<p>The Friday deadline was set by the rebel group, which recently expressed allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant …

Elizabeth Warren and Suze Orman Call for Student Debt Reform

<i>Correction appended Sept. 17 at 2:40 p.m.</i><p>Senator Elizabeth Warren and personal finance expert Suze Orman teamed up Wednesday morning for a spirited, …

Personal Finance

Scientists sniffing out the Western allergy epidemic

<b>One in three of us is allergic. From grass pollen to latex, peanuts to pets, allergies send 20,000 of people in England to hospital every year.</b><p>But generations before did not suffer from this epidemic, so what is it that's making us so allergic in our modern world?<p>Many theories have come and gone …

These 49 World Maps May Change How You View The World

1. The true size of Africa.<p>2. The most consumed alcoholic beverages around the world.<p>3. The flow of the worlds oil.<p>4. Map of Pangea with current …

Growing police use of military equipment faces scrutiny

The image of Ferguson, Mo., police officers in camouflage pointing high-caliber rifles from armored vehicles at unarmed protesters has crystallized a debate over whether a decades-long flow of military-grade equipment to the nation's police departments has gone too far.<p>On both left and right, …

Correction: Wetlands-Water Reuse story

FAIRFIELD, Texas (AP) — In a story Aug. 3 about a man-made wetland system, The Associated Press erroneously reported the amount of water the system …

Detroit boy, eight, killed in east side shooting

An eight-year-old boy who was sleeping early Wednesday died after a bullet fired from outside went through the home’s wall and into his bedroom, hitting him, Detroit police said.<p>The child was struck once about 1.15am Wednesday at the Brewster Homes complex on Detroit’s east side, Officer Adam …

New Peru law weakens environmental safeguards

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Dozens of international groups, the United Nations, and even Peru's own citizen ombudsman are objecting to a new law that weakens …

HIV/Aids Experts Killed In MH17 Attack

The shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was a blow to the global fight against Aids. Among its 298 innocent crew and passengers were at least six prominent experts on the disease.<p>Joep Lange, a former president of the International Aids Society, and at least five others headed for a …

Study says national parks boost economy in West

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — National parks and monuments boosted the economies of surrounding communities in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho by a combined $1.15 …

Plus-Size Parking Spaces in China Spark Accusations of Sexism

Extra-wide parking spaces outside a mall in China designed for women have sparked a debate on social media in the country over allegations of …

China

Israel continues Gaza bombardment, pushing death toll past 120

Israel has vowed no easing of its aerial bombardment of Gaza, which has killed at least 120 Palestinians, as a defiant Hamas rained more rockets on the Jewish state.<p>A charity for disabled people and a mosque in which Israel claims weapons were concealed were reported to be among the latest targets …

Wastewater from energy extraction 'triggers US quake surge'

<b>Massive injections of wastewater from the oil and gas industry are likely to have triggered a sharp rise in earthquakes in the state of Oklahoma.</b><p>Researchers say there has been a forty-fold increase in the rate of quakes in the US state between 2008-13.<p>The scientists found that the disposal of water …

US fired depleted uranium at civilian areas in 2003 Iraq war, report finds

US forces fired depleted uranium (DU) weapons at civilian areas and troops in Iraq in breach of official advice meant to prevent unnecessary suffering in conflicts, a report has found.<p>Coordinates revealing where US jets and tanks fired nearly 10,000 DU rounds in Iraq during the war in 2003 have …

North Korea sends Queen birthday congratulations

Isolated Pyongyang leadership apparently seeking new friends - and potentially a haven should the regime implode<p>The second-most powerful man in North Korea has sent a letter of congratulations to Queen Elizabeth on her official birthday.<p>The birthday wishes were dispatched by Kim Yong-nam, the …

Nuclear powers modernising arsenals, says study

All five legally recognised nuclear-weapons states – China, France, Russia, Britain and the US – are deploying new nuclear weapon delivery systems or have announced programmes to do so, according to an authoritative study.<p>India and Pakistan are also developing new systems capable of delivering …

Concerns grow over farm drugs used like 'sweets'

<b>The widespread use of antibiotics on farms without medical supervision has been condemned at a meeting of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).</b><p>There are particular concerns about the US where authorities say it contributes significantly to resistance.<p>There are also worries that a new …

Pregnant Pakistani woman beaten to death with bricks by relatives

A pregnant woman is beaten to death by her relatives outside a court building. And for what? She eloped with the man she loved rather than marry the groom chosen by her family.<p>The terrible fate of Farzana Parveen, 25, is one shared by all too many women in Pakistan and elsewhere.<p>She was killed in …

Great miscalculations: The French railway error and 10 others

<b>The discovery by the French state-owned railway company SNCF that 2,000 new trains are too wide for many station platforms is embarrassing, but far from the first time a small mis-measurement or miscalculation has had serious repercussions.</b><p>The French fiasco has been blamed by SNCF on the national …

US condemns North Korea's Obama 'monkey' jibes

Pyongyang's description of US leader as 'crossbreed' and 'wicked black monkey' dismissed as 'ugly and disrespectful' by White House<p>The United States has condemned descriptions in North Korean state media of President Barack Obama as a "crossbreed" and a "wicked black monkey".<p>A spokeswoman in …

S Korea ferry: Retrieved phones record ferry sinking

In South Korea, crews are continuing the grim task of recovering bodies from the ferry which sank off Jindo island two weeks ago.<p>Eighty-nine passengers remain missing and there are fears some victims may never be found.<p>Meanwhile, footage from retrieved mobile phones has shown the sinking ship's …

Videos capturing ferry's final moments fuel fresh outrage over ship's fate

In one video, the captain of the sinking South Korean ferry scrambles to safety. In another, stranded passengers panic.<p>"Wow, it's tilting a lot. We're tilting to this side. Can't move," one says.<p>"You think I'm really going to die?" another cries.<p>The two recordings fueled fresh outrage Monday over …

North Korea Responds To Human Rights Report With Homophobic Statement

North Korean state media answered a damning United Nations report on the country's human rights record by issuing a homophobic attack on the UN's lead investigator, Michael Kirby.<p>The statement, published on state news agency KCNA's English-language website, first condemns the UN investigation as …