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Taliban storm airport complex in Afghan city of Kandahar

Explosions & gunfire rang out as Taliban fighters stormed the airport complex in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar Tuesday, officials said, with fighting still ongoing. "The insurgents managed to…

Five-figure payout for prison officer who 'caught TB from inmates'

A former prison officer has described how she has been left with lasting health problems after claiming she caught tuberculosis from prisoners. Fiona Murphy spent six days in isolation in…

Electrolux's $3.3 billion acquisition of GE Appliances falls through

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden's Electrolux said on Monday its deal to buy General Electric's appliance business had fallen through after GE terminated the $3.3 billion (2.1 billion pound) agreement with…

No designer babies, but summit calls for cautious research

WASHINGTON (AP) — A tool to edit human genes is nowhere near ready to use for pregnancy — yet altering early embryos as part of careful laboratory research should be…

RAF Bombs IS Oil Wells In Tidal Wave II Mission

RAF warplanes have launched their first bombing raids against Islamic State (IS) in Syria, just an hour after MPs voted overwhelmingly for military action. Four Tornado GR4s – armed with Paveway IV…

'Britain Safer' After MPs Back Syria Airstrikes

MPs have overwhelmingly backed extending military action in Syria paving the way for bombing raids against Islamic State targets. The controversial Government plans were approved by 397 votes to 223…

RAF Tornado Jets Bomb IS Oilfield In Syria

RAF jets have launched their first bombing raids against Islamic State (IS) in Syria after MPs voted overwhelmingly for military action. Four Tornado GR4s – armed with Paveway IV guided bombs &…

2014 US health spending grew at fastest rate of Obama years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health care spending last year grew at the fastest pace since President Barack Obama took office, driven by expanded coverage under his namesake law & by…

UK less secure outside EU, warns Labour In For Britain head Alan Johnson

Quitting the European Union would leave Britain more exposed to terrorist attack, former home secretary Alan Johnson warned as he launched Labour's campaign for the UK to remain in the…

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No plan B for climate change unless we save the forests – Prince of Wales

Many of the world's companies pay no attention to how their supply chains are damaging forests, the Prince of Wales has warned as he urged action to stop deforestation. Speaking…