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Science

Researchers discover first evidence of Neanderthal artwork — a ‘rococo Twitter hashtag’

Belying their reputation as the dumb cousins of early modern humans, Neanderthals created cave art,…

Drug company admits it concealed debilitating side effects, fatalities from government regulators

The Japanese unit of Swiss pharma giant Novartis (Xetra: 904278 – news) has admitted it…

Scientists hope to root out disease in your dog via genetic sequencing

Molly is a 16-month-old black labrador retriever and like so many dogs of her breed,…

Game-changing heart failure prevention drug to hit US market in 2015

An experimental drug from Swiss pharma giant Novartis (Xetra: 904278 – news) reduced deaths from…

Tech News

Chinese regulators give Microsoft 20 days to explain itself in anti-trust probe

A Chinese anti-trust regulator said on Monday it has given Microsoft Corp 20 days to…

Are emojis the world’s first universal language?

I sent one this morning. My pal texted to say that she was in that…

Media

Al Pacino on performing with cats in Venice

Al Pacino may be one of the greatest actors of all time, but he confessed…

Porn king Larry Flynt still fighting for free speech, on Hustler’s 40th birthday

Porn veteran Larry Flynt is celebrating the 40th birthday of his X-rated magazine Hustler —…

U.S. News

White House: Securing release of US citizens in North Korea is ‘top priority’

The White House said on Monday it was continuing to do all that it can…

President Obama formally notifies Congress of ordering air strikes in Iraq

President Barack Obama on Monday formally notified Congress that he had authorized targeted air strikes…

‘Paranoid’ FL divorce judge accused of punishing woman who refused Facebook ‘friend’ request

A Florida judge who is being investigated for sending a Facebook “friend” request to a…

Ted Cruz: ‘Kitty cat’ Obama should be more like ‘Russian bear’ Putin

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) took a swipe at President Barack Obama’s foreign policy decisions…

Florida utilities fear the second-coming of ‘Green Governor’ Charlie Crist

When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few…

World

British ‘jihadist’ mom and former rock band member threatens to behead Christians: reports

A middle-aged British mother-of-two and former rock band member has joined jihadists in Syria and wants to behead Christians with…

US urges Israel to reverse plan to seize Palestinian land in the West Bank

The United States urged Israel on Monday to reverse its latest plan to seize Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area…

Iraqi forces push back Islamic State militants after breaking weeks-long siege

Iraqi troops, Kurdish fighters and Shiite militiamen backed by US air strikes pressed a fightback against jihadist-led militants Monday, buoyed…

NATO to create high-readiness ‘spearhead’ force to counter Russian threat

Nato is to create a 4,000-strong “spearhead” high-readiness force that can be deployed rapidly in eastern Europe and the Baltic…

England announces tougher measures to stop homegrown jihadists from leaving, returning to country

Prime Minister David Cameron announced tougher measures Monday against Britons planning to fight in Iraq and Syria, and battle-hardened jihadists…

Iraqi prime minister vows Iraq will be ‘graveyard’ for ISIS jihadists

Outgoing Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki vowed Monday that Iraq will be a “graveyard” for jihadists as he visited the Shiite…

North Korea welcomes Pope to Seoul by testing short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan

North Korea test-fired what appeared to be a short-range missile into the sea off its east coast Monday in the…

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