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Human-Pig Hybrid Created in the Lab

In a remarkable—if likely controversial—feat, scientists announced today that they have created the first successful human-animal hybrids. The project proves that human cells can be introduced into a non-human organism, survive, and even grow inside a host animal, in this case, pigs.

In the past, human-animal chimeras have …

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These are the watches worn by the most powerful CEOs in the world

For some businessmen, a wristwatch is more than a time-telling device. It's a statement. "A watch is the greatest icebreaker there is," says Hamilton Powell, the CEO of Crown & Caliber , an online secondary market for luxury watches. "In an unfamiliar city, I can approach a complete stranger and with two …

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🇬🇧 UK Wants WhatsApp Encryption Turned Off😱

A top U.K. official is targeting WhatsApp, after reports that the terrorist who killed four people used the messaging app before launching his attack in London.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said that WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption offered terrorists a safe way to communicate. She said government needs to be …

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Sanaa protest marks second Yemen conflict anniversary

Tens of thousands of Yemenis have rallied in the capital, Sanaa, to mark the second anniversary of a war between a Saudi-led military coalition and rebels who had overthrown the government.

The gathering on Sunday, which was organised by Houthi rebels, was the biggest event since an Arab coalition led …

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In west Mosul, 'nowhere is safe for civilians'

The Iraqi army on Sunday resumed operations against ISIL in Mosul after a one-day pause, amid growing concerns over an escalating civilian death toll as fierce fighting spreads to the city's most densely populated areas.

"We've been speaking to some of the patients and certainly the words air strikes come …

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One dead as 1,000 refugees rescued in the Mediterranean

One woman was found dead while more than 1,000 refugees were rescued off the Libyan coast, aid groups said on Sunday.

Around 400 people were crammed onto a single wooden boat, while others were picked up from huge inflatable dinghies, which had set sail from the coast of Libya …

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Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny detained in Moscow rally

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and dozens others have been detained as thousands of people across Russia defied bans on rallies to protest against government corruption.

The demonstrations on Sunday were organised by Navalny, a Kremlin critic and anti-corruption campaigner, who urged people to take to the streets to demand …

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Chile pensions protest draws tens of thousands

Tens of thousands of people in Chile have taken part in demonstrations against the country's controversial privatised pension system.

Protest organisers said a total of more than 2 million people had joined marches in most Chilean cities, and that 800,000 people took part in Santiago alone.

But critics say …

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UK targets WhatsApp encryption after London attack

UK media reports have suggested that the man behind an attack in London last week sent an encrypted WhatsApp message moments before killing four people by ploughing his car into pedestrians and fatally stabbing a policeman.

Police said on Saturday that they still do not know why the suspect, 52-year-old …

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United Airlines under fire for 'barring girls wearing leggings'

United Airlines has been heavily criticised on social media after two girls were reportedly barred from flying for wearing leggings.

A United gate agent was "forcing" the girls, one of them aged 10, to change their clothes or wear dresses over the leggings, she tweeted.

Shannon Watts, founder of the …

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Court Sentences Yemen President To Death

A Yemeni court in territory controlled by the armed Houthi movement sentenced the group's enemy in a two-year-old civil war President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and six other top officials in his government to death for "high treason" on Saturday.The decision by a court in the capital Sanaa, reported by …

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South Sudan ambush leaves six aid workers dead, UN says

Six aid workers have been killed in an ambush in South Sudan, the UN says, in the deadliest single incident for humanitarians since the country's civil war began.

"They not only put the lives of aid workers at risk, they also threaten the lives of thousands of South Sudanese who …

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