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Gene Editing Could Erase HIV

Scientists have used gene editing for years to manipulate genetic material—but what if it could be used to end HIV?<p>The diagnosis of HIV is not what …

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Welcome to the dead zone: Our planet’s greatest cities are facing a major pollution crisis

We’re fast approaching a future where Paris is no longer the “city of light” — and breathing has becomes a hazard<p>Last week, Paris and Beijing had one of those feuds that city-watchers love so much. (Such head-to-head battles, like great inter-urban sporting events, fuel the illusion that cities are …

Venezuela investigates '60 cases of human rights abuse'

<b>Venezuela's attorney general, Luisa Ortega Diaz, says 60 cases of alleged human rights abuses during recent street protests are being investigated.</b><p>At least 15 officials had been imprisoned in connection with the violence, Ms Ortega said.<p>She said the unrest had killed 31 people, including six …

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World leaders fear Ukraine crisis will harm nuclear cooperation

Nuclear summit convenes in The Hague as fears grow that west's deteriorating ties with Russia will renew nuclear tensions<p>More than 50 world leaders will meet in The Hague to discuss the world's nuclear security on Monday amid fears that the west's rapidly worsening relations with Moscow over …

Is Russia setting its sights on the Middle East?

In the face of strong Western criticism and sanctions brought against Russia for its annexation of Crimea, President Vladimir Putin, increasingly popular at home, is looking for ways to expand his country's international clout. He doesn't have to go far to find them.<p>For decades, during the Cold …

GOP ready to quell food stamp revolt

Republican leaders are threatening to take congressional action to stop state governors from flouting the food stamp cuts contained in the 2014 farm bill.<p>The governors of at least six states — New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Montana and Oregon — have now taken measures to protect …

Gay rights groups press Obama for anti-discrimination order

WASHINGTON— PresidentObamaworked successfully to end discrimination against gays in the military and moved swiftly to implement a Supreme Court ruling protecting married gay couples from federal discrimination.<p>But gay rights advocates are upset about something he has not done that they say he could …

This Origami Microscope Costs Just $3, But It Can Diagnose Malaria

The Foldscope is constructed out of greeting card paper, a watch battery, and a dirt cheap lens. But don’t be fooled, you can use it to detect more than 20 diseases.<p>Many of the world’s most fatal and gruesome infectious diseases can be detected with a simple microscope. Doctors, though, often skip …

Government approves medical marijuana research

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration handed backers of<p>medical marijuanaa significant victory Friday, opening the way for aUniversity of Arizonaresearcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a move that could lead to broader studies into potential benefits of …

Ukraine crisis: how Kiev protests triggered a new Cold War

Demonstrations in Kiev that began back in November have now seen the overthrow of the Ukrainian president and a Russian invasion of Crimea. The Telegraph's Chief Foreign Correspondent David Blair explains how the situation has developed<p>What began with pro-EU protesters in <b>Kiev</b> in November of last …

Ukraine president: Russia 'is refusing crisis talks'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1059000/1059774_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522260125_76f3ecbf271abf7dfba910d9910e9440<p><b>Russia's leaders are refusing all negotiations with their Ukrainian counterparts, Ukraine's acting President Oleksandr Turchynov has said.</b><p>He told AFP …

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