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Britain warns it needs robust reforms to stay in EU

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will vote to leave the European Union in a planned referendum if it does not secure "robust, substantial and irreversible" reforms, the foreign secretary has warned, in a marked hardening of language on the issue.

Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to renegotiate …

United Kingdom

Yemen government denies cutting ties with Iran

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's internationally recognized government withdrew media statements by its Foreign Ministry officials saying it cut ties with Iran, a government spokesman said Friday.

"Cutting ties with Iran does not align with Yemen's supreme interests," said Rageh Badie.

The internationally …


Oil Tanker Rates Soar Above $100,000 a Day as China Hiring Jumps

The world’s biggest crude

oil tankers earned more than $100,000 a day for the first time since 2008, amid speculation that a surge in Chinese bookings …


Saudi Arabia sinks UN war crimes probe in Yemen, Washington stays silent

People gather at the site of a Saudi-led air strike which targeted a tunnel leading to the presidential house near the Petrol Station in Yemen's …

Foreign Policy

Only 5 percent of Russian strikes hitting Islamic State: Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - Only one in 20 Russian air strikes in Syria are aimed at Islamic State targets, Britain's defense secretary said on Saturday, warning that Vladimir Putin was instead killing civilians to shore up President Bashar al-Assad.

Russia earlier this week announced its decision to launch …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Fukushima Four Years After The Nuclear Disaster Is A Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland

In these amazing photos, a photographer gets rare access to document the both extraordinary and mundane images of the Fukushima cleanup.

Seven years ago, photographer and filmmaker Arkadiusz Podniesiński visited Chernobyl. This year, four years after the nuclear disaster in Japan, he took his camera …


Obama: Russia action in Syria is 'recipe for disaster'

US President Barack Obama warns Russia's aggressive military campaign in Syria supporting strongman Assad is a "recipe for disaster"

President Barack Obama vehemently rejected Russia's military actions in Syria as self-defeating and dismissed the idea that Moscow was strengthening its hand in the …


Early Beatles’ live recordings found in desk drawer

It's from the Cavern Club in 1962The BeatlesA recording of The Beatles playing at The Cavern Club found in a desk drawer after 50 years will be sold at …

Ukraine crisis: Government troops and rebels to start withdrawing light weapons

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Ukraine's government troops and rebels in the east are expected to start withdrawing light weapons from the line of contact later on Saturday.

The move was announced at a meeting of leaders from Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France in Paris on Friday.

Weapons of less than 100mm …


Brain chemical may help treat 'tics' in people with Tourette syndrome

Mimicking a neurotransmitter called GABA - which blocks nerve transmission - could be an effective treatment option for tics among people with

The Brain

13 Reasons You Need to Go to Paris This Fall

Paris is beautiful no matter when you go. But these 13 reasons—from a day celebrating beaujolais to "Picassomania"—will inspire you to book a trip to …


11 Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

From Googlers themselves

Google Search’s learning curve is an odd one. You use it every day, but still all you know is how to search. But the search engine has plenty of tricks up its sleeve.

Here’s an overview of some of the most useful Google search tricks, from basic tips to new features just …


Canon EOS Utility vs. Mac’s new OS El Capitan

It’s OS upgrade time for Mac users. Yosemite bows out as El Capitan takes the stage. Last year at this time the move to Yosemite from Mavericks …


ORKNEY, SCOTLAND—A rare, almost complete underground building dating to the Bronze Age has been discovered on the periphery of the prehistoric Links …


Enemy fire not suspected in crash of U.S. plane in Afghanistan, Air Force says

Enemy fire is not suspected as a factor in the crash of a U.S. C-130 cargo plane at the Jalalabad airport in Afghanistan, the Air Force said Friday. All 11 people on board died in the early morning incident.

First-responders were still conducting recovery operations, the Air Force said in a …


Ukraine rebels have powerful new Russian-made rockets - OSCE

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International monitors say they have found a new type of Russian-made rocket system in rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) spotted the powerful TOS-1 Buratino multiple rocket launcher in Luhansk.

It came …


Death toll climbs to 16 at Afghan hospital apparently hit by U.S. airstrike

The death toll in a suspected U.S. airstrike early Saturday on a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz has climbed to 16 staff members, the medical charity said late in the day.

The Afghan health ministry earlier said at least 37 people -- including 19 …


UK accuses Russia over Syria strikes

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Russia has carried out indiscriminate bombing in Syria that has led to the deaths of civilians, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said.

He told the Sun intelligence suggested Moscow had mostly been targeting forces fighting President Bashar al-Assad rather than Islamic …


Climate change shock: Earth’s natural global coolant discovered

GETTYThe research has thrown climate change estimates in doubt

Research has identified a previously unknown process where volatile organic compounds …

Climate Change

Discovering the Brain’s Memory Switch

Scientists have recorded evidence of the brain turning off its memory inhibitor to make new memories.

In 1953, a man named Henry Molaison underwent a …

The Brain

DIY 1000 watt wind turbine

If you happen to live off grid or way out in the wilderness, or a power emergency comes along, you will need a battery backup system that will hold a …


Obama: Russia heading for 'quagmire' in Syria

Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama said Friday that he was willing to work with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on moving Syria away from civil war, but only if that plan includes …

World Leaders

Sand Like You've Never Seen It Before

Once more unto the beach

To the naked eye, sand looks pretty uniform. Tiny beige specks of varying shades, collectively covering beaches and shores and deserts. But when you peek at it through a microscope, all of that changes. Gary Greenburg, a research affiliate at the University of Hawaii …


How Climate Change Is Intensifying Hurricane Joaquin

Warmer oceans are making everything worse.

As the East Coast prepares for a possible Hurricane Joaquin landfall, experts warn that its intensity and potential for destruction are exacerbated by climate change.

Joaquin, which strengthened into a dangerous Category 4 hurricane on Thursday and battered …


CIA pulls staff from Beijing following a cyber attack on government employees

Computers were hacked in April in one of the worst cyber hacks of US government data in history

CIA operatives have been withdrawn from China amid fears over their safety following one of the worst cyber hacks of US government data in history.

Computers belonging to the American office of personnel …


How Wildlife Engineers Build Safer Roads for Animals and Plants

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Wildlife engineers and architects have teamed up to build special crossing structures in the form of overpasses and underpasses. This story is produced by NBC Learn in partnership with Pearson.


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Getting to $100 Billion in Climate Change Aid

Where’s the money?

Six years ago in Copenhagen, Hillary Clinton, then secretary of state, brought the moribund negotiations on a deal to slow climate change back from the dead with a single promise of $100 billion a year to help the world’s poor nations.

The world’s advanced industrial nations …

Climate Change

Reusing wastewater at vineyards won’t spoil wine

Making wine requires water beyond what it takes to grow grapes. There are bottles to wash, barrels to scrub, and floors to clean. But what if …