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Long-term aspirin use associated with reduced risk of dying from cancer, study shows

Long-term use of aspirin is associated with lower risk of dying from various types of cancers, including colorectal, lung, breast and prostate cancer, according to a study presented at the 2017 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting on Monday.<p>The longitudinal study analyzed the …

Biomedicine

Paris attacks: Gunmen may still be on the loose as Kalashnikovs and empty magazines found in abandoned car in city suburb

Discovery of vehicle three miles from scene of bar attacks suggests some gunmen may have managed to escape<p>There were growing questions on Sunday as to whether some of the gunmen who brought carnage to Paris managed to evade capture.<p>A black Seat car used by the terrorist gang who fired at people in …

Extremism
Oil & Gas Industry

Remember That One Time “Friends” Replaced Rachel With A Random Person And No One Noticed?

The One With the Fake Rachel.

Motorsport
Corruption

Japan to re-examine verdicts in war crimes trials from Second World War

Government to reconsider rulings, including execution of six of Japan's Second World War leaders<p>The Japanese government is to re-examine the guilty verdicts handed down in the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunals, which found 25 of Japan's military and political leaders guilty of initiating the Second World …

Xbox One Windows 10 update begins rolling out

After months of teasing, beta testing and announcements, the Xbox One's big update for Windows 10, an all-new UI and backwards compatibility with some Xbox 360 games will arrive tomorrow. According to Major Nelson, the new software will start rolling out at 3AM ET, although we wouldn't advise …

Conservative Muslims in northwest Pak blame Kalash for quake, floods

Conservative Muslims in Pakistan’s northwest are blaming the animist Kalash for a powerful earthquake that flattened entire villages in October, …

Religion
Soccer

Microsoft to keep German customers' cloud data in country

BERLIN (AP) — Microsoft may soon be one of the first U.S. cloud-computing companies to let Europeans store their online data closer to home, a response to fears that U.S. data centers are more vulnerable to snooping by the U.S. government.<p>The company said Wednesday it will give German customers of …

Europe

BoE's Carney says understands public concern about lack of financial market integrity | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Wednesday that he understood public concern that financial markets still lacked transparency and integrity, and failed to serve the wider economy effectively.<p>Bank of England Governor Mark Carney speaks during an inflation report news …

Bank of England

Australia accused of denying detainees medical care | Human Rights

Asylum seekers detained offshore are being denied access to urgent medical care in Australia because immigration officials fear they will access legal assistance otherwise unavailable to them, an alliance of health workers says.<p>The allegation comes from the group <b>Doctors 4 Refugees</b> that <b></b>reviews …

Human Rights

Nature replants its own burned forests, environmentalists say

During the dry summer of 2011, wind gusts sent a 75-foot aspen tumbling into a power line, sparking a fire on federal land that burned for five weeks over an area the size of Manhattan. All that was left in the hottest burn zones was a silent swath of blackened trees and ash-covered ground.<p>Federal …

New Triumph Tiger XCA launched in India at Rs 13.75 lakh

Triumph Motorcycles India has extended its strong product portfolio as the Indian arm of the British motorcycle marque unveiled its top of the line …

Latin America

World Tango Championship in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

'Knock Knock' Is A New App That Could Maybe, Finally, Kill The Business Card

Because exchanging contacts is still a hassle in the smartphone era<p>We all want simpler exchanges of information when meeting new people in person. Yet even in the smartphone era, the humble business card arguably remains the best way. But Knock Knock, a new app launching today, seeks to change that …

Digging Outback Queensland's Jurassic Trail

Dusting off dinosaur bones in the remote Australian outback may not be everyone’s idea of a holiday, but for amateur palaeontologists, forensically-minded fossil finders and dinosaur lovers the world over, this is the mother lode.<p>Most of us have had at least a fleeting fascination with dinosaurs. …

Paleontology

Meet the pentaquark, just spotted at CERN's Large Hadron Collider

For decades, physicists have looked for the pentaquark -- a type of subatomic particle long theorized to exist but never seen, despite numerous false alarms.<p>This week, scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, announced that they had finally found their elusive …

Deepening dependency on technology raises risk of breakdowns

Technology has become so indispensable that when it breaks down, people's lives go haywire, too.<p>Computer outages at United Airlines, the New York Stock Exchange and The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday delivered a reminder about our growing dependence on interconnected networks to get through each …

NYSE

Best books for summer 2015: what to read

We asked novelists and historians to tell us which new book and which classic they’re packing this year. From Ishiguro to Napoleon, here are their selections:<p><b>Alan Johnson</b> <br>A new Kazuo Ishiguro novel is always worth waiting for, which is just as well because The Buried Giant (Faber) is his first in a …

Books