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Japan's Abe pledges support for Mideast countries battling IS | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned on Saturday that the world would suffer an “immeasurable loss” if terrorism spreads in the Middle East and pledged about $200 million in non-military assistance for countries battling Islamic State.<p>Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signs a …

Middle East

Dozens held across Europe in Islamist suspect sweeps | Reuters

PARIS/VERVIERS, Belgium (Reuters) - Belgian, French and German police interrogated dozens of Islamist suspects on Friday as much of Europe remained on heightened security alert after last week’s killings in Paris and raids in Belgium in which two gunmen were killed.<p>Belgian police investigators …

Terrorism

Russia will not cut itself off from world: Medvedev | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will not cut itself off from the world because any return to the past would be a “monstrous mistake”, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday.<p>Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (R) chairs a meeting on economic issues in Moscow, December 17, 2014. …

Russia

Charlie Hebdo survivors' edition sells out in minutes | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Charlie Hebdo’s first edition since an attack by Islamist gunmen sold out within minutes on Wednesday, featuring a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad on a cover that defenders praised as art but critics saw as a new provocation.<p>French readers queued at dawn for copies to support the …

Middle East

Oil surges 5 percent on options expiry; bounce seen fleeting | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World oil prices had their biggest surge in two-and-a-half years on Wednesday, rebounding from a nearly six-year low as traders turned away from the bearish pressures of a worldwide glut to cover themselves on expiring options.<p>A gas pump is seen hanging from the ceiling at a …

Oil

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A Heartbreaking Portrait Session with Grieving Parents and Their Stillborn Daughter

Sometimes, photographer Lindsey Villatoro finds herself questioning life. An event and portrait photographer who primarily photographs babies, …

Are you an owl or a lark? Whether you rise early or late may be determined by your genes. http://bbc.in/1aB7tf4

Starting fire with water

Astronauts on the ISS are experimenting with “supercritical water,” a form of water with a strange property: it can help start fire.<p>When firefighters …

Should restaurants, whether fine or low-end, ban children?

The kiddie-banners say that all parents should hire a babysitter and go out without the kids. But guess what? Sometimes parents want to go out with their offspring and enjoy a meal, too<p>It’s always refreshing to see another story about a restaurant that is thinking about banning children – if …

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Moving Cocktail Garnishes Harness The Power of Surface Tension

If I owned a bar, I would put these in every drink.<p>It may be rude to play with your food (or drink), but two new cocktail garnishes make it hard not to. Scientists have now developed a boat that zips across the surface of drinks, as well as a "flower" that sops up a tiny, sip-sized dollop of the …

Talking Flu? Best To Mind Your H’s & N’s

As expected this flu season, the media is rife with regaling reports on influenza virus and that hygiene and vaccination are critical to avoid infection. In most years, there are only one or two types worth mentioning, namely H1N1 and H3N2. This year, however, reports of a variety of viruses, …

Illegal abortion of female foetuses by some ethnic groups who favour sons has reduced female population

Some ethnic communities in Britain are requesting illegal abortions the grounds of sex which has led to a reduction in the number of females, an investigation has revealed<p>Sex selection abortions are taking place in some ethnic communities in Britain and the practice is so widespread it has even led …