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Snowstorm brings Jerusalem to a grinding halt

A snowstorm of rare intensity has blanketed Jerusalem and parts of the occupied West Bank, choking off the city and stranding hundreds of vehicles on impassable roads.<p>Israeli authorities on Friday said at least 50 centimetres of snow had fallen since the previous day, and forecasters predicted the …

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Post-Newtown: 'It's my job to die'

Taxpayers have invested tens of millions to upgrade school security in the year since the horror at Sandy Hook Elementary School.<p>But our children may not be any safer.<p>Friday’s shooting at Arapahoe High School in Colorado is a chilling reminder that violence can still erupt out of the blue. But also …

Serotonin deficiency may not cause depression after all

<b>(hikrcn/Shutterstock)</b><p>New research may lead to a more direct and effective treatment than common SSRIs<p>Jeanene Swanson<p>December 13, 2013 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Depression strikes some 35 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, contributing to lowered quality of life as well as an …

How Facebook's New Machine Brain Will Learn All About You From Your Photos

Facebook poaches an NYU machine learning star to start a new AI lab that may very well end up knowing more about your social life than you do.<p>Facebook users upload 350 million photos onto the social network every day, far beyond the ability of human beings to comprehensively look at, much less …

Machine Learning

School Shooting Is Another Tragedy For Colorado

A Colorado high school student with an apparent grudge against a teacher wounded a classmate with a shotgun before killing himself, chilling a state that's still trying to make sense of mass shootings at Columbine High School and an Aurora movie theater.<p>Quick-thinking students at Arapahoe High …

Mandela memorial interpreter says he has history of violent behaviour

A sign language interpreter who gesticulated nonsense during the Nelson Mandela memorial service while standing next to Barack Obama and other world leaders has admitted a history of violent behaviour and mental illness.<p>Thamsanqa Jantjie blamed his incomprehensible signing on a hallucination …

'Despicable human scum': North Korea's statement on execution – in full

"Upon hearing the report on the enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, the service personnel and people throughout the country broke into angry shouts that a stern judgment of the revolution should be meted out to the anti-party, …

A Nasty Fever Called Chikungunya Hits Close To Home

Well, look what showed up on our doorstep.<p>The Western Hemisphere has an unwelcome visitor: a painful tropical illness called chikungunya fever.<p>And it doesn't look like the hard-to-say illness is leaving anytime soon. (You can hear how to pronounce it here.)<p>After being a problem in Africa and …

Report: Mandela Interpreter Was Once Charged With Murder

<b>Update at 12:15 p.m. ET. Previously Charged With Murder?</b><p>"The South African government said Friday it is aware of reports that the bogus sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial once faced a murder charge, and said he is being investigated," The Associated Press reports from …