Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Pioneering autism doctor Hans Asperger sent disabled children to be killed by Nazis, new...

Hans Asperger, the Austrian paediatrician who gave his name to a kind of high-functioning autism, helped the Nazis in their murder of disabled children, according...

Americans throw away 150,000 tons of food every day, finds government report

American households toss out 150,000 tons of food each day — roughly a pound of food per person per day. The waste was recently...

Turkey elections: Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls surprise early vote in June in bid to...

Recep Tayyip Erdogan caught Turkey off guard on Wednesday by calling early elections for June, in a move that could cement his grip on power a year ahead of schedule. The Turkish...

Scientists discover moss that filters arsenic out of water, making it safe to drink

Scientists in Sweden have discovered a moss that purifies water contaminated with poisonous arsenic so successfully that it becomes safe to drink. Researchers at...

Iran earthquake latest: Magnitude-5.5 quake strikes near nuclear power plant

An earthquake has hit southern Iran just 60 miles from the country’s Bushehr nuclear power plant. It hit on Thursday morning and was also...

Entire island to be permanently evacuated

Thousands of south Pacific islanders are to be permanently resettled after an active volcano began spewing torrents of ash and gas from its crater. The government of Vanuatu is to evacuate all 13,000 people...

Yazidis who suffered under Isis face forced conversion to Islam amid fresh persecution in...

The Yazidis, who were recently the target of massacre, rape and sex slavery by Isis, are now facing forcible conversion to Islam under...

Tumbleweeds bury Southern California town: ‘I can’t see my jungle gym’

Strong winds in Southern California have left a town north of Los Angeles covered in tumbleweeds. Photos show the tumbleweeds stacked against the sides of houses, nearly obscuring the entirety of some...

New York announces it will allow convicted felons on parole to vote

New York state is granting voting rights to convicted felons who are currently out on parole. The move would allow approximately 35,000 people...

David Copperfield hearing: British man sues magician claiming he suffered brain injury while taking...

A British man is suing American magician David Copperfield claiming he was badly injured while participating in a 2013 Las Vegas show. Gavin Cox, who...

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Bitcoin price – latest updates: Cryptocurrency steadies above $8,000

The value of bitcoin continues to hover above $8,000 after last week's dramatic price surge, which saw the world's most valuable cryptocurrency gain more than $1,000...

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