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Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Fixing the ‘problem’ of ageing is the mission of Silicon Valley, where billions is pouring into biotech firms working to ‘hack the code’ of life – despite concerns about the social implications<p>In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope …

Peter Thiel

Bloody Rivals: Paris attack helps Al Qaeda outshine ISIS

The terrorist rampage at a Paris satirical magazine left the West reeling, but the attack was also the latest salvo in a lesser known fight, the public relations war between Al Qaeda and the Islamic State in which the prizes are funds from extremist benefactors around the globe and Muslim radical …

Wealthy, educated, single men most likely to drink heavily in later life

Decade long study finds that Britons cut back on their alcohol consumption as they get older, especially women who have split from their partners<p>Wealthy, educated, single men are are most likely to drink heavily later life, whilst divorced women over 50 cut back on their alcohol consumption, a …

Alcohol

Iran air strikes against Isis requested by Iraqi government, says Tehran

A senior Iranian official said on Friday his country’s air strikes against Islamic State extremists in Iraq was carried out at the request of the Baghdad government but was not coordinated with the US.<p>The deputy foreign minister, Ebrahim Rahimpour said the purpose of the strikes was “the defence of …

North Korea accuses US of developing Ebola virus

Editorial in the Pyongyang Times fuels conspiracy theory that Washington is using deadly disease to maintain power over developing world<p>An editorial in the Pyongyang Times on Monday claims that the US may have developed the <b>Ebola</b> virus and intentionally allowed it to spread throughout West Africa …

Artificial intelligence could spell end of human race – Stephen Hawking

The development of artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race, Professor Stephen Hawking has said.<p>The famous astrophysicist said he believed technology would eventually become self-aware and supersede humanity, as it developed faster than biological evolution.<p>Hawking told the …

Source: Wife of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi arrested in Lebanon

Lebanese authorities have arrested a wife of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi -- the man spearheading the Islamist terror group's sweeping rampage across Syria and Iraq -- said a source with knowledge of the arrest.<p>The woman is one of al-Baghdadi's two wives. Her arrest came as part of a "planned …

Islamic State sets sights on Saudi Arabia

<b>The leadership of Islamic State (IS) has no intention of standing still.</b><p>In a 17-minute audio message, purportedly from its elusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the group sets its sights firmly on Saudi Arabia, birthplace of Islam and the world's largest oil producer and exporter.<p>The speaker does …

Middle East

US air strike on Islamic State convoy killed leader’s key aide

A key aide to the leader of Islamic State (Isis) has been killed in a US strike on a convoy near the Iraqi city of Mosul that destroyed 10 vehicles carrying a number of the group’s top militants.<p>Abdul Rahman al-Athaee, also known as Abu Saja, died in the attack on Friday. A key aide to the Isis …

Central Command general to ISIS: We can hear you

The top U.S. military commander in the fight against ISIS said airstrikes are working to erode the terror group's capabilities and warned militants that the U.S. military is listening to them.<p>Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, who heads the U.S. Central Command, made those remarks at an event Thursday with …

Islamic State suffering setbacks in Syria and Iraq

BEIRUT (AP) — For a force that has built its reputation on an aura of momentum and invincibility, the Islamic State group is now dealing with a …

REPORT: The Navy SEAL Who Shot Bin Laden Has Been Identified

The site released the name following a letter sent by two leaders of US Naval Special Warfare Command to their team members on Friday in which they criticized any SEAL who would violate the elite force's "ethos" and go public about a mission.<p>That letter, also published by SOFREP, came two days …

Iraq Plans ISIS Counter-Offensive With U.S. Help

Iraq is training 20,000 soldiers for a spring counter-offensive against the militant group that has taken over large swaths of the country, according …

S’pore to support effort against Islamic State

Islamic State Supporter Pictured Forcing Baby To Kick A Severed Head In Syria (GRAPHIC PICTURE)

<b>WARNING VERY GRAPHIC CONTENT</b><p>A horrifying photo has emerged showing a smiling father encouraging his baby to kick the severed head of a dead soldier …

Tokyo Olympic stadium: Sports cathedral or white elephant?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1120000/1120235_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524722655_6e2c2b414942f3a1205cc9be56afefc9<p><b>Olympic stadiums are a problem.</b><p>In Athens, many of the 2004 stadia now stand abandoned and overgrown. Beijing's hugely expensive 2008 "Bird's Nest" may …

The Challenge Of Connecting The Unconnected

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Hassan Baig is an entrepreneur who runs ClubInternet, a “connecting the unconnected” startup.</i><p>Every time we return to or sign up for an Internet service (e.g. Facebook, Google, Gmail, YouTube, etc.), we rely on what UX experts call a “mental model” for navigating through the choices. A …

Britain's drone tech future relies on supply chain know-how

Drones are destined for the commercial marketplace, says Michael Minall, and the UK is well placed to reap significant economic benefits<p>Once reserved for use in the military, unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs), or drones, seem destined for the commercial marketplace. Ear-marked as a centre for …

Sharia law or gay marriage critics would be branded ‘extremists’ under Tory plans, atheists and Christians warn

New Extremism Disruption Orders would class secularists or evangelical Christians alongside Islamic state or Boko Haram, campaigners claim<p>Anyone who criticises Sharia law or gay marriage could be branded an “extremist” under sweeping new powers planned by the Conservatives to combat terrorism, an …

Will Virgin Galactic's Crash End Space Tourism?

The fatal explosion of SpaceShipTwo in the Mojave Desert may lead to more scrutiny of the fledgling space passenger industry.<p>The crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo experimental space plane on Friday, which killed one test pilot and severely injured another, may have wrecked the future of space …

Companies Are Making Crash-Test Dummies Fatter

ABC News, HumaneticsMore than two-thirds of adults are considered overwight or obese, and this research is now shaping how companies think about safety, according to ABC News.<p>Humanetics is the only US producer of crash-test dummies. ABC spoke to their CEO, Chris O'Connor, about how they're …

How North Korea is tackling Ebola

It started with a request to sworn enemies South Korea for emergency medical supplies to prevent the spread of contagious diseases.<p>Then came the news that Pyongyang was barring all tourists in its efforts to prevent the contagion from entering and spreading within the country.<p>On Thursday there were …

Peshmerga fighters enter Syrian border

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Iraqi peshmerga fighters began entering the Syrian border town of Kobani Friday night where they were expected to join the …

‘British Schindler’ honoured for saving 669 children from the Nazis

Sir Nicholas Winton awarded with Order of the White Lion in Czech Republic<p>Sir Nicholas Winton, a British man who saved 669 children from the Nazis, was awarded the highest civilian honour in the Czech Republic on Tuesday.<p>Winton, now 105, was presented with the Order of the White Lion by the Czech …