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Mysterious Explosion 'CausedScientists in Nicaragua say a meteorite that may have come off a passing asteroid was the probable cause of a 40ft-wide crater.
President Barack Obama on Sunday signaled for the first time that he is likely to dispatch U.S. military resources to help fight the serious outbreak of Ebola in several countries in West Africa.
Engineers building car withTucked in a corner inside McCormick Place engineers from two companies and a national laboratory are furiously working on the final days of a challenge to make, assemble and drive a 3-D printed car on... Saturday.
Gaza aid appeal raises almostMore than £900,000 is raised in a month in Scotland for the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal to help those affected by the Gaza crisis.

Miley Cyrus twerks again ... topless

Fox News - 8 Sep 2014 18:28
Miley Cyrus twerks again ...She and Justin Bieber should try double dating
Radical Islamist preacher Abu Qatada, who was once reportedly described by security officials as Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe, has condemned the beheading of two American journalists by... militants of the Islamic State, according to media reports published Monday.

Colombia plane crash kills all on board

Al Jazeera English - 8 Sep 2014 04:44
Ten people die after plane comes down in the Amazon jungle near Puerto Santander.
Jack the Ripper was PolishInfamous killer is identified from blood samples on a shawl found next to one victims body, says armchair detective A self-confessed armchair detective claims to have solved perhaps the most notorious... whodunit ever by claiming to have discovered the identity of Jack the Ripper. Russell Edwards claims Aaron Kosminski, a 23 year-old Polish immigrant who ended up dying in an asylum, was definitely, categorically and absolutely the man behind the grisly killing spree in 1888 in Londons East End.

Pakistan and Kashmir floods kill hundreds

Al Jazeera English - 8 Sep 2014 04:09
More than 335 dead and thousands homeless in Pakistan and the Indian and Pakistan-administered areas of Kashmir.
As number of stray orResearch from the Dog's Trust shows that more than 7,000 unwanted dogs were destroyed in the UK in 2013. If a dog goes into care it has just a week to find a new owner before being put down.

Destroying ISIS May Take Years, U.S. Officials Say

The New York Times - 8 Sep 2014 03:26
The Obama administration is preparing to carry out a phased campaign requiring a sustained effort that could last until after President Obama has left office, according to officials.
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Has the cause of autismBrain injury that occurs in the womb or early in a child's growth may be the root cause of autism according to new research.
The bottom of the South Indian Ocean is a deeply hostile environment, its landscape littered with with jagged ridges and dramatic plunges that threaten to damage or swallow any unsuspecting visitor.... It's in this unsympathetic place that experts are looking for the remains of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared along with 239 passengers on March 8.
Human DNA belongs to no one -The Australian federal court ruled that isolated human genetic material can be patented. The US supreme court disagrees and the Americans got it exactly right In June 2013, the US supreme court held... that mutant BRCA 1 human DNA, isolated from the human body, is not a patentable subject matter under US patent law. Last Friday, an Australian full federal court held that it is patentable subject matter under Australian patent law. It would have been simple to distinguish the US supreme courts decision on the basis that patent laws between the two countries differ: different legislatures, different statutes, different jurisdictions. Instead, the Australian full federal court took an unprecedented swipe at the US Supreme Court by suggesting that all nine justices of US supreme court had...
Ukraine and Russia Face GapsBoth sides agreed to a "decentralization of power" in Ukraine in the terms of a truce agreement, but just what form that may take remains one issue of contention.
U.S. Strikes in Iraq AgainstIt looks increasingly like the U.S. will start attacking targets there
The children with AK-47s whoThe town that survived a siege - aided by children with AK-47s

Libya accuses Sudan of arming rebels

Al Jazeera English - 8 Sep 2014 01:11
Government intercepts flight and expels Sudan military attache amid accusations Khartoum was flying weapons to Tripoli.
Hundreds of children in Missouri have been hospitalized for respiratory illness, and one cause is the uncommon Enterovirus D68, the CDC said today in a press conference. About 12 states have reported... a rise in respiratory illness to the CDC. EV-D68 presents like the common cold at first, but it can cause rash, neurologic illness,…

Muslims: We're not all extremists

CNN - 8 Sep 2014 13:44
It's depressing to witness the branding of all Muslims as the "same," writes Tony Blair's sister-in-law Lauren Booth, who adds that Muslims are wrongly labeled as jihadists.
Iranian news agency: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in hospital, has prostate surgery
Water Shortages Lead toWater shortages give rise to 'tanker mafia' in New Delhi for Indians whose taps have run dry
Scottish independence: poundSterling suffers sell-off on Asian markets amid fears that yes vote could send the currency plunging by up to 10% Sterling has slumped to its lowest in nearly 10 months after an opinion poll showed... supporters of Scottish independence taking the lead for the first time since the referendum campaign began. The pound skidded nearly 1% to around $1.6165, reaching lows not seen since November, when trading opened in Asian markets on Monday.