Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Power outages have cut off electricity across Puerto Rico, whose residents have already endured long periods of darkness after Hurricane Maria. The island’s power authority said it could take between 24 and...
Mexican leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has widened his lead in the race to win the 1 July presidential election, opening up a gap of 22 percentage points, a poll by newspaper Reforma...
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 to a new report. The new study claims that...
Health systems around the world must fundamentally restructure or collapse under the “tidal wave” of demand from people living with multiple serious health conditions, experts have warned. In the NHS alone as...
US, British and French missile strikes on Syria had a limited impact on Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's ability to carry out chemical weapons attacks, US assessments have reportedly shown. Donald Trump tweeted "Mission Accomplished" after the attacks, which members of his administration claimed...
Scientists in Sweden have discovered a moss that purifies water contaminated with poisonous arsenic so successfully that it becomes safe to drink. Researchers at Stockholm University say the aquatic moss, warnstofia fluitans,...
New York state is granting voting rights to convicted felons who are currently out on parole. The move would allow approximately 35,000 people to go to the ballots this coming November...
Cuba has confirmed that Miguel Diaz-Canel, a Communist Party loyalist, is to replace Raul Castro as president - bringing an end to the 59-year era of rule under the Castro brothers. Cuban politicians in the country’s National Assembly announced the...
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 president announced that parliamentary and presidential elections, originally scheduled...
England would have to double the number of disadvantaged pupils achieving top GCSE grades in maths to match some of the best countries in the world, a new report has found.  The...
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