J P Collins

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Killer ‘Aussie flu’ H3N2 is heading to the UK

<b>A devastating strain of ‘Aussie flu’ is heading to Britain in time for winter.</b><p>It’s feared the H3N2 strain could kill as many people as the 1968 …

Parts of UK identified as high risk areas for Lyme disease

South England and Scottish Highlands have higher prevalence of infected ticks which cause the disease, says health body<p>The south of England and the Scottish Highlands have been earmarked as high risk areas for Lyme disease.<p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) said some areas …

Russia Committed ‘Grave’ Rights Abuses in Crimea, U.N. Says

GENEVA — Russia has committed “multiple and grave” human rights abuses in Crimea since reclaiming the territory three years ago, the United Nations said on Monday, including arbitrary arrests, torture and the imposition of Russian citizenship on residents of the former Ukrainian region.<p>United …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Could That Old Mole Be Skin Cancer?

If you take a good look at your skin, you'll probably spot a number of moles—small clusters of pigment-producing skin cells. Most adults have between …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

A woman called the police about her stalker 125 times. Then he stabbed her.

By Amanda Erickson<p>Amanda Erickson<p>Foreign affairs reporter focusing on the post-Soviet world<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In 2009, Joseph Wills asked Helen Pearson on a date.<p>She declined.<p>Then the stalking began. Wills called Pearson over and over again. He sent her threatening letters (sample text: “I want to …

Trump turns up trade tension with South Korea

The US leader said he was renegotiating a trade deal over what he saw an unfair imbalance in investment as President Moon visited Washington. The two …

Syria says U.S. chemical attack warning untrue, aims to justify new attack

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government said a U.S. warning this week to Damascus not to carry out a new chemical weapons strike were baseless and a ploy to justify a new attack on the country, state television said.<p>FILE PHOTO - Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview in …

Qatarism and Fund of Terrorism

Speaking from the Rose Garden, President Trump, explicitly condemned Qatar for terrorism. He recently, pointed out during a press conference "The nation of Qatar has historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level."<p>Qatar’s relationships with designated terrorist groups have been …

UK's Jeremy Corbyn: Halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Labour Party leader condemns use of UK weapons by Saudi Arabia in Yemen war, and calls for the suspension of arms sales.<p>Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the UK's main opposition Labour Party, has called for a halt in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and a ceasefire in Yemen.<p>Since the start of the war in …

Saudi Arabia

Ukraine points finger at Russian security services in recent cyber attack

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Saturday that Russian security services were involved in a recent cyber attack on the country, with the aim of destroying important data and spreading panic.<p>The SBU, Ukraine's state security service, said the attack, which started in Ukraine and spread around the …

Does Israel Have a Special Duty to Stop a ‘Holocaust’ in Syria?

Why religious leaders say yes and political leaders say no<p>Just hours before the Trump administration struck Syria on Thursday night, Israel’s former chief rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau said that what is happening in the war-torn country is a Holocaust.<p>“This is certainly a <i>shoah</i> of the Syrian people and it …

How Russia Will Respond to America's Missile Strike in Syria

Russia is furious about American cruise missile strikes against Syria, which came as a response to the Assad regime’s widely reported use of chemical …

ISIL kills dozens of civilians fleeing Mosul: witnesses

People trying to escape besieged Iraqi city are being killed and their bodies hanged from electricity poles.<p>ISIL fighters have killed dozens of civilians attempting to flee Mosul in recent days, hanging several dead bodies from electricity poles as Iraqi forces fight to retake the city, witnesses …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Russia says US air strikes in Syria came 'within an inch' of military clash with their forces

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said the US air strike on a Syrian air base came “within an inch” of militarily clashing with their forces.<p>…

Syrian Government

Syria is virtually guaranteed to break up Trump and Putin

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was bound to happen. This Syria dispute is virtually guaranteed to break up the Trump-Putin bromance.<p>President Donald Trump's openness to Putin has been the foreign policy thing that most separated him from the rest of Republicans.<p>But Russia and the US are on opposite sides of so many …

Russia Banned Pictures Of Vladimir Putin In Drag, So 'The Late Show' Made This

Any person in Russia caught sharing this video could face time in prison.<p>The Russian government made it illegal this week to distribute or share any images similar to that meme of President Vladimir Putin wearing heavy makeup, deeming it “extremist” material.<p>Any person in Russia who violates that …

Russia

Trumpcare fiasco proved it: Republicans are utterly divorced from reality

<b>(AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Getty/Spencer Platt)</b><p>Conservatives have long accused Democrats of not living in reality. The fight over repealing the ACA says otherwise<p>David Masciotra<p>April 8, 2017 1:00pm (UTC)<p>One of the few gifts of Donald Trump's presidency is that it unmasks all the hypocrisy and inanity …

Scientists Have Found a New Way to Get Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct

Set proteins to "kill".<p>A newly discovered mechanism causes cancerous cells to kill themselves off, and researchers say it could be particularly …

Cancer Cells

Israel treats thousands of war-wounded Syrians

QUNEITRA CROSSING, Golan Heights (AP) — Seven wounded Syrians __ two children, four women and a man __ waited in pain for darkness to fall to cross …

Virus linked to celiac disease, new study finds

Could a normally harmless virus cause a sensitivity to gluten?<p>A new study has found that a certain type of virus could trigger a person’s immune system to overreact to gluten, leading to celiac disease. The findings, published Thursday in Science, provide an explanation for why certain people …

Donald Trump, Inevitable Hawk

The 45th president’s worldview was eventually going to lead him into military conflict.<p>President Trump’s decision this week to launch airstrikes against the Syrian regime has come as a bitter disappointment to those who cast their votes last November for “America First”-style isolationism. But the …

Russia And Syria Worked Side By Side At The Air Base That Launched A Chemical Attack

ISTANBUL — The Syrian air base that the Trump administration bombed on Thursday has been a key outpost for Russian troops and aircraft since the start of Moscow’s intervention in the country’s civil war, according to both US officials and military analysts who have studied satellite imagery of the …

Middle East

F.D.A. Will Allow 23andMe to Sell Genetic Tests for Disease Risk to Consumers

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration said it would allow a company to sell genetic tests for disease risk directly to consumers, providing people with information about the likelihood that they could develop various conditions, including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.<p>The move on …

North Korea calls U.S. strikes on Syria 'unforgivable'

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday U.S. missile strikes against a Syrian airfield on Friday were “an unforgivable act of aggression” that showed its decision to develop nuclear weapons was “the right choice a million times over”.<p>North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance to …

Judge who offered to pay court fine for teenager who stabbed her paedophile abuser found guilty of misconduct

A judge who offered to pay a court fine for a teenager who stabbed her paedophile abuser has been found guilty of misconduct.<p>Judge Jonathan Durham …

Paedophile

What Did Putin Know and When Did He Know It?

Russia is deeply complicit in the Syrian tragedy. Stopping Assad requires standing up to Moscow.<p>As U.S. Tomahawk missiles soared over the Mediterranean toward Syria’s al-Shayrat airbase, speculation was already flying about how the attack would affect the thaw in U.S.-Russia relations anticipated …

Russian warship steams toward US destroyers that launched Syria strikes

A Russian warship has entered the eastern Mediterranean Sea Friday and is heading toward the two U.S. Navy destroyers that launched missile strikes into Syria, Fox News has learned.<p>The Russian frigate, Admiral Grigorovich RFS-494, crossed through the Bosphorus Strait “a few hours ago” from the …

The Kushner kids on show, North Korea on notice and other takeaways from the Xi-Trump summit

By Emily Rauhala and<p>Emily Rauhala<p>Correspondent covering East and Southeast Asia<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Simon Denyer<p>Simon Denyer<p>Tokyo bureau chief covering Japan, North Korea and South Korea.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>BEIJING — After years of tough talk, President Trump finally had his chance to shape U.S.-China …

Human Rights