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‘Genie, You’re Free’: Suicide Is Not Liberation

In tribute to Robin Williams, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tweeted a still from Aladdin with the quote, “Genie, you’re free.” But …

Beleaguered Firefighters Turn to New Technology

In the face of increasingly devastating fires, fire crews take advantage of high-tech tools.<p>As climate change and drought produce a fire season in the American West that is both longer and vastly more dangerous than past seasons, high tech is increasingly making its way to the flaming front, with …

Pioneering new injection to cure heart failure without need for major surgery

The technique, which involves a simple injection, could aid the recovery of hundreds of thousands of heart failure patients - and could even consign heart transplants to history.<p>A pioneering new treatment that allows damaged hearts to recover without the need for major surgery is being trialled by …

Who Are the Yazidi, and Why Is ISIS Targeting Them?

Most of the 40,000 refugees stranded this week atop Mount Sinjar near Mosul, Iraq, are women and children who are Christians and members of a small religious sect called the Yazidi. Who are the Yazidi, why have Iraq's militant rebels threatened them with execution if they don't convert to Islam, …

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Russian leader of eastern Ukraine rebellion cedes fight to locals

The flagging pro-Russia rebellion in eastern Ukraine has a new leader fighting to keep control of the militants' most important stronghold following the resignation of a Russian citizen who had directed the insurgency since it began more than four months ago.<p>Alexander Borodai, a Moscow native who …