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Risk Factors and Warning Signs — AFSP

What leads to suicide?<p>There’s no single cause for suicide. Suicide most often occurs when stressors and health issues converge to create an …

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 …

The One Trait You May Not Realize Will Make You Happier

Adaptability, or the ability to adjust to a variety of different circumstances, isn't necessarily the sexiest of traits. But experts say it is essential to enjoying a happy, satisfying life.<p>"We constantly meet psychological challenges. Some of us succumb, we feel hopeless, disempowered, give up … …

How to Delete Yourself from the Internet

Americans love the Internet, with 87% of us active online. We have accounts everywhere, letting us kill time at work on Facebook, check Twitter for …

From hoodies to goodies: today's teenagers have the makings of model citizens

Good news, for those of you who had lost hope in modern society. According to a report by the thinktank Demos today's teenagers – or youth, as certain newspapers prefer to dub them – far from being antisocial hoody-clad riot-mongers, are actually highly concerned with social issues, keen to …

Video shows beheading of man in Syria by al Qaeda rebels | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rebels in Syria with ties to al Qaeda have decapitated a man believed to have been a pro-government Shi’ite fighter, an amateur video of the public beheading posted to the Internet on Saturday showed.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group which posted the …

When the Vietnam War ended in 1975 the country's economy was in tatters. Now it is thriving, and one of the magic ingredients which has helped transform the lives of millions... is the coffee bean. http://bbc.in/1jMbhNr How has Vietnam achieved its coffee revolution?

Record numbers of young adults living with their parents

British society is undergoing a significant shift as 1 in 4 young adults now live with their parents according to national statistics released on Tuesday. Those aged 20 to 34 are now more likely to be sharing a home with their parents than any time since 1996.<p>That's 3.3 million UK adults who are …

Malaysia's God problem erupts, tarnishing moderate image | Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The Sunday Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic church seems like a model for the multicultural, tolerant Malaysia that its government likes to present to the outside world.<p>Worshippers sing during a mass service inside the church of Our Lady of Lourdes at Klang, outside …

UN chief Ban says invites Iran to Syria peace talks | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday he had invited Iran to participate in Syria peace talks on January 22 in Montreux, Switzerland and that Tehran had pledged to play a “positive and constructive role” if it was asked to participate.<p>United Nations …

EU ministers to back sending force to Central African Republic | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers are expected to agree on Monday to send up to 1,000 soldiers to help stabilise Central African Republic, the EU’s first major army operation in six years, EU officials said on Friday.<p>A woman walks past French peacekeeping troops in a street of …

The truth about Israel's secret nuclear arsenal

Deep beneath desert sands, an embattled Middle Eastern state has built a covert nuclear bomb, using technology and materials provided by friendly powers or stolen by a clandestine network of agents. It is the stuff of pulp thrillers and the sort of narrative often used to characterise the worst …

Kalashnikov inventor haunted by unbearable pain of dead millions

During his long lifetime Mikhail Kalashnikov expressed few regrets about his deadly eponymous invention. "I sleep soundly," he once said.<p>But in a letter to the head of Russia's Orthodox church written shortly before his death, the creator of the AK-47 revealed he was lately afflicted with spiritual …

U.S. and Russia say Syria aid access and local ceasefire possible | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Syria’s government and some rebels may be willing to permit humanitarian aid to flow, enforce local ceasefires and take other confidence-building measures in the nearly three-year-old civil war, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry …

World powers, Iran to resume nuclear talks in February | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - World powers and Iran will very likely meet again on Tehran’s nuclear ambitions in February, shortly after a six-month deal restricting its atomic work goes into effect, a diplomatic source told Reuters on Monday.<p>The new round of talks will aim for a broad settlement in the …

Obama says U.S. to give 'modest relief' on Iran sanctions | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said the United States and other nations would begin to give Iran “modest relief” on economic sanctions as long as Iran lives up to its end of an agreement reached on Sunday to start implementing a nuclear deal.<p>Obama’s statement came as six world powers …

Former Israeli PM and military commander Ariel Sharon dead at 85 | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, the trailblazing warrior-statesman who stunned Arab foes with his dramatic turnarounds, died on Saturday aged 85, after eight years in a coma caused by a stroke.<p>Sharon left historic footprints on the Middle East through military …

South Korea to contribute $867 million for U.S. military forces in 2014 | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Sunday it had agreed to pay 920 billion won ($866.86 million, £525.8 million) in 2014 towards the cost of the U.S. military presence in the country, a rise of 5.8 percent from a year ago.<p>A U.S. soldier participates in a decontamination training against possible …

Europe must step up on NATO defence burden - Norway defence chief | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - European countries must shoulder more of the political and economic responsiblity for NATO’s common defense to ensure the continued relevance of the alliance in coming years, Norwegian Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide said on Thursday.<p>Soreide, who met with an number of …

Iran's Khamenei says nuclear talks show U.S. enmity | Reuters

(Reuters) - Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday that nuclear negotiations with world powers had revealed U.S. enmity towards the Islamic state.<p>Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei casts his ballot at his office during the Iranian presidential election in central …

Mubarak's last PM interested in running for Egyptian presidency | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister, Ahmed Shafik, said in a television interview broadcast on Thursday that he would run for president if the army chief does not contest elections.<p>Egypt's former prime minister Ahmed Shafik poses for a photo at his residence …

U.N. boost in South Sudan likely complete within two months - official | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - An additional 5,500 U.N. peacekeepers deploying to South Sudan to help protect civilians sheltering at the world body’s bases from violence should be operational within two months, U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said on Thursday.<p>South Sudanese soldiers gather for a …

India diplomat indicted, asked to leave U.S | Reuters

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON D.C. (Reuters) - The Indian diplomat whose arrest and strip-searching in New York caused a major rift between India and the United States was indicted for visa fraud on Thursday, and the U.S. government immediately asked her to leave the country.<p>Devyani Khobragade, India's …

Rodman apologises for rant, heads to N. Korean ski resort | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - Retired U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman visited a North Korean ski resort on Thursday with dictator Kim Jong Un as a statement was issued on the former player’s behalf apologising for comments he made about an American jailed by Pyongyang.<p>A source with direct knowledge of …

The controversial case of GMO apples that won't turn brown

Sliced apples that never cease looking fresh: that's the promise from a Canadian company behind new apples that have been genetically engineered to retain their alluring color even after being cut open. But the apples, currently being evaluated for approval by the US Department of Agriculture, …

The Nightmare of Flu-Induced Narcolepsy

What a difference a month makes.<p>Before the start of December, the annual flu season was expected to be normal with an average number of people suffering and a low rate of hospitalizations and deaths. Yet in the last week, that picture has changed completely as flu has spiked in certain regions of …

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

Geologists identify trigger for apocalyptic 'super eruptions'

They rank among the most catastrophic natural disasters on Earth, second only in destructive power to an asteroid impact that could ensure humanity meets the same fate as the dinosaurs.<p>Super eruptions make those from normal volcanoes look like sputters of dust. They blast enough material into the …

Japanese whaling fleet filmed with dead minke whales in Southern Ocean

At least three dead whales have been spotted aboard a Japanese vessel in the Southern Ocean.<p>New Zealand's foreign minister condemned the whaling but disputed claims by conservation group Sea Shepherd that the fleet had been operating in New Zealand’s territorial waters, in the Ross Sea in …

All passengers rescued from ship stuck in Antarctic ice | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A rescue effort to remove 52 passengers on board a research ship that had been trapped in Antarctica ice for nine days was successful, and they were evacuated safely by helicopter, the expedition leader said on Thursday.<p>A helicopter from the Chinese icebreaker Snow Dragon ferried …