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The Trans-Pacific Partnership – one sick treaty?
The secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will increase patent protection for the benefit of big pharmaceutical companies, but are such policies really in the interests of global health?

21.10.2014 13:48

Toys ‘R’ Us under fire for selling ‘Breaking Bad’ action figures
A group of parents are demanding a major American toy retailer remove from its shelves action figures that portray the characters from a major television series that deals in the subject of America’s methamphetamine culture.

21.10.2014 09:09

MP suggests launching patriotic TV channel for young Russians
A ruling party lawmaker has prepared a plan to launch a special government-funded patriotic television channel targeting Russian youngsters.

21.10.2014 07:25

Weed-friendly Colorado considers ban against edibles
State health officials in Colorado are considering rules that would remove marijuana-infused edibles from the shelves of retail shops where pot products have legally been available to adults since the start of the year.

20.10.2014 19:14

Minus 4 years of life: Study links soft drinks to accelerated cell aging
The regular consumption of fizzy drinks accelerates cellular aging of tissues, according to a new study by American scientists. People who enjoy daily carbonated sodas experience DNA changes, aging their cells by four years.

19.10.2014 19:01

Nigerian schoolgirls 'to be released', ceasefire reached with Boko Haram
The roughly 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Boko Haram militant group months ago will be released as part of a larger ceasefire, the Nigerian government announced on Friday.

18.10.2014 03:09

Colorado police worried pot candy will ruin Halloween treats
The American tradition of Halloween trick-or-treating is rife with urban myths about children being handed poisoned chocolates or razor blade-laced apples. This year, Denver police are worried about a new form of candy corruption: marijuana.

17.10.2014 21:29

​Child abuse image database launched in UK
The Home Office has launched a national database of child abuse images to help police identify both the child victims of sexual abuse and the perpetrators.

17.10.2014 14:33

‘Shot in the heart’: Israeli army kills 13yo Palestinian boy
A Palestinian boy was shot in the chest point-blank and later died amid a confrontation between Israeli forces and stone-throwing youths in a village of the occupied West Bank, according to local media and medical sources.

16.10.2014 21:48

Third-grader's anti-violence speech interrupted by deadly gunfire
Third-grader Nyeeam Hudson was offering a passionate anti-violence poem at a community center in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday when gunfire rang out at a nearby housing complex, resulting in the shooting death of a young man.

16.10.2014 17:24

'Won’t even let us kill ourselves': Ordeal of enslaved Yazidi women
Hundreds of women and girls belonging to the Yazidi religious minority have been enslaved by Islamic State militants, who are selling them, forcing them to marry and convert to Islam, ruining not only their lives, but also the lives of their families.

16.10.2014 11:46

Norway authorities remove child from parents over lost tooth
​Norwegian authorities have snatched away a Russian couple’s young son after he shared the story of a missing baby tooth with his classmates. The parents are accused of child abuse.

16.10.2014 13:15

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