Peggy Asterioti-van Driel

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From the archive, 8 July 1975: Carlos the Jackal ‘in London’

The guerrilla known as “Carlos” - Ilich Ramirez Sanchez - hunted by police in 12 countries is believed to be in London - friendless, running out of money, and looking for help.<p>A woman who knew Ilich when he lived with his mother and two brothers in a London flat, told Bomb Squad detectives …

Belgian Proposal: Terminally Ill Kids Could Choose Euthanasia

This week Belgium is expected to become the first country in the world to allow terminally ill children to choose euthanasia.<p>Belgium legalized euthanasia in 2002 for those 18 and over, and the number of adults choosing a doctor-assisted death has been rising annually, reaching 1,432 in 2012.<p>But a …

Syria rebels 'free hundreds in prison attack'

A suicide bomber blew himself up at the gates of a Syrian prison and rebels stormed in behind him, freeing hundreds of inmates as part of an offensive aimed at capturing key government symbols in and around the northern city of Aleppo, activists said.<p>Government forces, meanwhile, dropped crude …

Dozens reported killed in Syria air raids

The Syrian government has extended its intense aerial campaign against rebel-held areas of the northern city of Aleppo, conducting a series of raids and killing at least 26 people, according to a monitoring group.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday that 12 men, 11 children and …

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 …

Stephen Hawking: physics would be 'more interesting' if Higgs boson hadn't been found

Physics would have been "far more interesting" if scientists had been unable to find the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider in Cern, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The cosmologist was speaking at an event to mark the launch of a new exhibit about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the Science …

Why Do We Age? A 46-Species Comparison

Why we age is a tricky evolutionary question. A full set of DNA resides in each of our cells, after all, allowing most of them to replicate again and again and again. Why don’t all tissues regenerate forever? Wouldn’t that be evolutionarily advantageous?<p>Since the early 1950s, evolutionary …

Cancer Immunotherapy Named Science 'Breakthrough of the Year'

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 12/19/2013 02:12 PM EST on LiveScience<p>A type of cancer treatment that directs the body's own immune system to fight cancer cells has been named as the "breakthrough of the year" by one of the world's top science journals.<p>The journal Science said today …