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Thursday, February 4, 2016
Dutch police eye birds to prey on drones
It may sound like a flight of fancy, but Dutch police are considering using birds of prey to swoop down and pluck rogue drones out of the sky.
Scientists have mapped the genome of bedbugs in New York City, then traced fragments of the nefarious pests' DNA through the subway system.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
On to NH after Cruz beats Trump, Democrats tight
Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. scrambling for their party's 2016 nomination for president descended on the tiny New England state of New Hampshire on Tuesday ...
WHO declares global emergency over 'explosive' Zika virus spread
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global emergency over the explosive spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in the Americas, calling it an "extraordinary event" that poses a public health threat to other parts of the world.
Hard-liners should attend Syria peace talks: Russia
Russia said Tuesday it supports the inclusion of all opposition parties in Syrian peace talks, including two hard-line Islamic groups, as President Bashar Assad's troops captured a village north of Syria's largest city with the aid of Russian airstrikes.
The Syrian government on Monday approved a United Nations request for new aid deliveries to the besieged towns of Madaya, Foua and Kfarya where hundreds of civilians are facing severe malnutrition and some have starved to death.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron says proposals to change Britain's relationship with the European Union reflect "real progress," but that more work must be done.
Nigerian separatists have hijacked a merchant ship and threatened to blow it up with its foreign crew if authorities do not release a detained leader agitating for a breakaway state of Biafra, military officers said Tuesday.
A woman who champions the rights of Islamic State rape victims, Pope Francis and the Afghan women's cycling team are among the known candidates for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize as the nomination window was set to close Monday.
French high schools say students should be allowed to smoke on school grounds so that they don't become targets for extremists when they gather for cigarette breaks on the street outside.
  
  
  
  
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