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Meet The Brazilian Woman Fighting Zika By Dumping Thousands Of Mutant Mosquitoes Out Of A Van

Every weekday morning, Cecilia Kosmann releases mutant mosquitoes through the window of a van into the sleepy neighborhoods of Piracicaba, Brazil. The insects pass a lethal gene to their offspring, slashing the wild population’s numbers.<p>PIRACICABA, Brazil — One early morning in February, Cecilia …

Public Health

You Need To Read Kesha's Empowering Message To Her Supporters

"We're all in this together. You are not alone."<p>View this post on Facebook<p>I'm so, so beyond humbled and thankful for all of the support I'vereceived from everyone. Words cannot really express the emotions I've gone through reading and seeing how amazing everyone has been to me. I can't believe that …

This Woman Uses Her Hijab And Makeup To Transform Into Disney Characters

Muslim School For Trans Women Shut Down In Indonesia

The school, which made headlines as a symbol of Indonesia's religious pluralism, has been closed amid an unprecedented wave of anti-LGBT rhetoric in the country.<p>A Muslim academy for transgender women that made headlines in the U.S. and Europe since opening in 2008 was closed on Thursday by …

LGBTQI
Law Enforcement
Rowing

Judge gives go-ahead to demolition of part of Jungle refugee camp in Calais

Refugee groups and charities say ruling has created a sense of panic and raised fears about plight of unaccompanied children<p>A French court has given the go-ahead for the demolition of hundreds of tents and wooden shelters housing migrants and refugees in the shanty town outside Calais known as the …

North Africa

Facebook's Zuckerberg visits Germany to talk hate speech

The founder of the popular social media network has visited Berlin to talk with politicians about hate speech. Facebook has been criticized for …

Social Media

Seven dead after tornadoes, powerful storms hit the U.S. East Coast, South

<b>(CNN) —</b> A storm system that rocked the United States' East Coast on Wednesday cost people their lives and families their homes, but many said they were grateful that they survived the ordeal.<p>More than a dozen tornadoes touched down. Hail the size of golf balls rained from the sky. And near-100 mph …

Weather
Mental Health
Airplanes

Italy close to landmark vote in favour of same-sex civil unions

Gay rights supporters disappointed that bill has been watered down on parental rights of same-sex couples<p>Italy is nearing a landmark vote in favour of same-sex civil unions but the victory is looking increasingly hollow to gay rights supporters after the bill was dramatically watered down to win …

LGBTQI

Florida's Monkey River: Photos

Rhesus macaques have settled in central Florida like retirees settling into their dream home.

Florida
Middle East
Crime

Why was he killed? Brutal death of Italian student in Egypt confounds experts

Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old Cambridge PhD student from Italy, was on his way to see a friend when he left his flat near Behoos metro station in Cairo on 25 January.<p>It was a tense day in the otherwise bustling neighbourhood on the western bank of the Nile, where street sellers hawk cheap plastic …

Natural Gas

Antibiotic Resistance Is a Public Health Nightmare — And It's Not Going to Stop | VICE News

<b>This story is part of a partnership between MedPage Today</b> <i>and VICE News.</i><p>Antibiotics have saved countless lives in the 88 years since penicillin was discovered, but the antibiotics we have aren't working as well as they once did — and if we don't act, the results could be disastrous, infectious …

Medicine

Kalamazoo Uber driver picked up fares between killings, source says

<b>Kalamazoo, Michigan (CNN) —</b> The man accused of killing six people and injuring two more in a Saturday evening shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was an Uber driver who picked up and dropped off passengers between shootings, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN.<p>The source, who …

Crime
Africa
North Africa
Asteroids

Police in India Conduct Raids to Identify Students Who Shouted 'Anti-National' Slogans

Police from India’s capital city New Delhi reportedly orchestrated raids in several parts of the country Wednesday, in search of students from one of …

India
Government
Middle East

Migrants find refuge 'north of the middle of nowhere'

HAMMERFEST, Norway (AP) — After hiding below the horizon for two long months, the sun has finally risen in Hammerfest, casting a pale pink hue over the Arctic landscape surrounding the world's northernmost refugee shelter.<p>From her modest room, Huda al-Haggar admires the wonderland of snow and ice, …

Asylum Seekers

Michelle Obama praises Kate's Huffington Post mental health edition

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1227000/1227074_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522627314_360f7dfac7f775db834abaa36f687334<p><b>Mental health problems should no longer be seen as "taboo", the Duchess of Cambridge has written as guest editor of the Huffington Post UK website.</b><p>The …

Mental Health

Russian Prime Minister Warns There Will Be A “Permanent World War” If Saudis Invade Syria | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>It’s a joke. We couldn’t wish [for] more than that. If they can do it, then let them do it — but talking militarily, this is not easy for a country</i> …