US & World

Libyan court sentences 45 to death over 2011 killings

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Libyan rebels, backed by Nato, took Tripoli from regime forces at the end of August 2011 A Libyan criminal court has sentenced 45 militiamen to death by firing squad for killing demonstrators in Tripoli in 2011, the justice ministry says. They are accused of opening fire on dozens as […]

India's Carnatic musicians threatened over Christian hymns

Lula registered as Brazil presidency candidate

South Africa's 'paedophile' minister and a mysterious death

Shahidul Alam: Jailed journalist's powerful photos of Bangladesh

Face transplant: A 'second chance' for young suicide survivor

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Health

Surgeons' warning over Botox on High Street

Image copyright Getty Images Surgeons have warned about the health risks of Botox and fillers, after a High Street retailer said it would start offering the cosmetic treatments. Superdrug said it would provide the injections at one of its London branches, following feedback from nearly 10,000 customers. But surgeons warned that the procedures were not […]

Effects of psychedelic DMT 'similar to near-death experiences'

Poor hospital discharge process puts patients 'at risk'

How the humble cabbage can stop cancers

Technology

Children 'at risk of robot influence'

Image copyright University of Plymouth Image caption The children were asked to compare lines on a screen, with robots offering their opinions too Forget peer pressure, future generations are more likely to be influenced by robots, a study suggests. The research, conducted at the University of Plymouth, found that while adults were not swayed by […]

Myanmar Rohingya: Facebook 'still hosts hate speech'

Reddit sleuth helps in hit-and-run case

Mystery Russian satellite's behaviour raises alarm in US

Science/Nature

New pesticides 'may have risks for bees'

Image copyright Getty Images Attempts to find a new generation of pesticides to replace neonicotinoids have been dealt a potential blow. Neonicotinoids are the most commonly used insecticide in the world. Studies suggest a new type of pesticide seen as an alternative to the chemicals, which have been banned in many countries, may have similar […]

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Footage suggests basking sharks use Scottish seas for courtship

Image copyright SNH?University of Exeter Image caption The footage was captured on camera tags Scientists have gathered new footage they believe offers evidence that basking sharks gather in Scotland’s seas to mate. The video shows sharks being “sociable”, including gathering in groups on the seabed. Basking sharks are the second largest fish in the world, […]

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Hot weather reveals hidden history to archaeologists

The UK heatwave has been good for aerial archaeologists spotting hidden treasures in the dry fields. Source link

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