Natalie Chua

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IT IS a blow for advocates of gun restrictions and, perhaps, democracy across the country. Yesterday John Morse, president of the Colorado state …

"The snipers are aiming for kids, just kids." The son of Syrian exiles, Sam was studying to become a cardiac surgeon in Canada before he felt he had to move to Aleppo, Syria: http://bbc.in/1bJwIdN Now, when he's not working at a field hospital, he sits by a crossing point and waits for snipers to shoot, mainly at children.

Policeman fractures skull of baby girl after throwing her on ground ‘in sick bet’

A policeman has provoked outrage after allegedly seizing a seven-month-old baby from her father and throwing her on the ground to see if she was a …

10 things you could buy for £148,000 (rather than spending it on raising a child)

New research has shown that the true cost of raising a child up to the age of 18 is a staggering £148,000.<p>That is rather a lot of money.<p>If you think …

Vending machine produces hot chips in 90 seconds using beef fat

Fast food just got that little bit faster with a vending machine that promises to produce hot French fries in 90 seconds.<p>The new coin-operated …

The biggest problem for parents of a child with special needs? Other people

Jane McCready is used to her 10-year-old son being gawped at "as if he were a circus freak" but she will never be reconciled to it. "Children are one thing, they don't know any better. But these are adults. They look at Johnny and their mouths fall open and they just stare. And I think: didn't …

Can drinking too much coffee kill you?

Lots of headlines last week warned young people (those under 55) that drinking more than 28 cups of coffee a week – four cups a day – may lead to an increased risk of all cause mortality. In other words, too much coffee might be a potential killer.<p>The headlines are based on a study published in the …

Bad driving: what are we thinking?

Last week the UK government announced a crackdown on unsafe driving. From now on, those of us spotted tailgating or lane hogging will face on-the-spot fines of £100 and three penalty points. As road safety minister Stephen Hammond said: "Careless driving puts innocent people's lives at risk. That …

Daily chart: America's hospitals are the most expensive part of the world's most expensive medical system. Health care consumes nearly a fifth of economic output. Today's chart compares per patient per day hospital costs and reveals that Americans spend more than four times as much on hospital care as many other countries http://econ.st/17pl0U3

If PRISM doesn’t freak you out about cloud computing, maybe it should, says privacy expert

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / mnsc<p>The PRISM data collection controversy should give businesses pause about adopting cloud computing, a …

Ad Campaign Uses Powerful Photographs to Explain that Facebook Likes Don’t Help

When they were tasked with putting together a powerful advertising campaign for Crisis Relief Singapore, ad agency Publicis Singapore mixed …

Woman sentenced to life for cutting off husband’s penis and throwing it in bin

A woman has been sentenced to life in jail for cutting off her husband’s penis after drugging his tofu with sleeping pills.<p>Catherine Kieu, 50, was …

G8 meeting: Obama and Putin push for Syria summit

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/987000/987430_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524722227_d443dabfc6963093bdb034cd8ab5c68f<p><b>The US and Russian presidents have acknowledged at the G8 meeting in Northern Ireland they have a widely different stance on Syria, but did agree to</b> …

Democracy? That’s for other Arabs

IN AN emirate presenting itself as the face and financier of regional reform, Qataris could be forgiven for asking when they may taste at home what …

Prudes ‘dress’ topless Rihanna billboards ahead of Dublin concert

A gang of ninja-esque puritans is going to extraordinary lengths to preserve Rihanna’s modesty.<p>Billboards promoting the Barbadian singer’s upcoming …

Ariel Castro pleads not guilty to rape and kidnap

Ariel Castro's indictment runs to 142 pages<p><b>A man accused of imprisoning three women for about a decade in his home in Cleveland, Ohio, has pleaded not guilty to charges of rape and kidnapping.</b><p>Ariel Castro, 52, said nothing as he appeared briefly to be arraigned on 329 counts, including 139 of rape, …

Boy refused lunch meal at Devon school over £1.75 debt

<b>A boy was reduced to tears after being refused lunch at a Devon primary school over a £1.75 debt owed by his family.</b><p>Furious father Gary Lynn has …

Edward Snowden, NSA files source: 'If they want to get you, in time they will' : http://bit.ly/11athGE Source for the Guardian's NSA files on why he carried out the biggest intelligence leak in a generation – and what comes next Photograph: The Guardian

What the Numbers on your Lens Mean

I've run into this a few times with students that feel embarrassed to ask what all the numbers on the lens mean. There's no reason to feel …

Illusion of Discomfort: Rigid-Looking Chairs Are Really Soft

An uneven, somewhat spiky surface of sticks poking up from the seat of a chair doesn’t exactly make it a welcoming place to relax. But take a seat on …