Nancy Gibb

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Blackwater considered itself above the law, US state department was warned

A state department investigator warned that the private security firm Blackwater considered itself above the law, just weeks before Blackwater guards shot and killed 17 Iraqi civilians, it has been reported.<p>According to the New York Times, Jean Richter, who was sent to Iraq to review Blackwater's …

Rebels seize control of Iraq's Nineveh

Armed fighters believed to be part of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant have seized the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh and freed hundreds of prisoners, government officials say.<p>Overnight, hundreds of fighters launched an assault on the provincial capital Mosul, 350km north of Baghdad, …

Mitochondria And Male Lifespan: Power Down

Madeleine Beekman of the University of Sydney, Australia, and her colleagues, however, have a hypothesis. As they outline in a paper in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, they think at least some of the blame lies with subcellular structures called mitochondria (pictured below), …

New Study: Being Bilingual Slows Down Brain Ageing

Speaking a second language can slow down the ageing of the brain, a study has said.<p>According to the paper, published in Annals of Neurology, the …

This Delightfully Evil Robot Dismembers Mosquitoes To Find A Malaria Vaccine

The good news: A treatment may be available relatively soon. Last summer, Sanaria, a Maryland company, successfully trialled its vaccine with six …

Stephen Sutton campaign raises more than £4m as thousands give him 'thumbs up'

Campaign set up by Stephen Sutton before he died of cancer at 19 exceeds £4m as thousands of mourners give him a 'thumbs up', pledging £20,000 in an hour as vigil begins<p>Thousands of people did a "thumbs up" for Stephen Sutton, the inspirational teenager who died from cancer, as a vigil began on …

Local elections - Overnight results

5.30am summary<p>I'm about to hand over to <b>Andrew Sparrow</b>, who is starting a new blog – here's the link. Things are still very fluid, with 49 councils declared so far, but there are some trends and highlights to flag:<p><b>• Labour has won Hammersmith and Fulham, a flagship Tory council. The Conservatives</b> …

BT Sport to stay free for BT Broadband subscribers for a second season

BT Broadband subscribers will continue to receive free access to the BT Sport channels in standard definition during the 2014/2015 Premier League …

Robots after your job: the professions being automated

<i>This article was taken from the May 2014 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Nigeria president optimistic over finding abducted schoolgirls

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said on Sunday international military and intelligence assistance made him optimistic about finding 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by Islamic militants in an attack condemned globally.<p>Protesters march in support of the girls kidnapped by …

Met chief says UK may turn to mandatory medical tests for FGM

Mandatory medical examinations to identify victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) may have to be considered in the UK, the head of Britain's biggest police force has said.<p>The Metropolitan police commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, said there had been a lack of referrals from schools and …

Board Game QB Camp: Aaron Murray's Connect Four, Scrabble, and Operation challenge

The Georgia quarterback's mental strength and acuity as an NFL prospect get tested in the most intense and extreme ways -- board game challenges.<p>Also: why Aaron Murray might be this year's Russell Wilson.