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US obesity epidemic grows in all ages
US obesity epidemic grows in all ages

The US obesity epidemic has worsened across the board: 40 percent of women, 35 percent of men and 17 percent of children and teens.

US obesity epidemic grows in all ages
Polish grandpa heads from New York to Portugal... in a kayak
Polish grandpa heads from New York to Portugal... in a kayak

A Polish grandfather left New York Sunday on his third solo trans-Atlantic crossing in a kayak, aiming to arrive in Portugal in time to celebrate his 70th birthday on firm ground in September.

Polish grandpa heads from New York to Portugal... in a kayak
A woman with a shark clutching to her arm. Photo courtesy of Boca Raton Fire Rescue.
US woman rushed to hospital with shark stuck to arm

A woman in the US state of Florida was rushed to a hospital after being bitten by a shark -- with the animal still clutching on to her arm.

US woman rushed to hospital with shark stuck to arm
California Muslims sue over hijab discrimination
California Muslims sue over hijab discrimination

Two lawsuits filed in California on Monday claim that Muslim women were discriminated against in separate incidents because of their religion and for wearing the hijab.

California Muslims sue over hijab discrimination
Encryption row spotlights fears on security, privacy
Encryption row spotlights fears on security, privacy

Has encryption technology given the bad guys a way to operate in the dark? Or has the new tech age gifted law enforcement with unprecedented surveillance powers?

Encryption row spotlights fears on security, privacy
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Comcast in talks to acquire Dreamworks for $3 bn

US cable operator Comcast is in talks to acquire Shrek and Kung Fu Panda studio DreamWorks Animation for more than $3 billion.

Comcast in talks to acquire Dreamworks for $3 bn
Korean dog meat farmers seek fresh start
Korean dog meat farmers seek fresh start

'It's a dying business,' Gong In-Young said as he watched US activists clear out the cages of his South Korean dog meat farm.

Korean dog meat farmers seek fresh start
First shipment of US natural gas to EU arrives
First shipment of US natural gas to EU arrives

In a move which could lead to continental price wars and reduce Russian market domination, the first shipment of US natural gas to the European Union arrived.

First shipment of US natural gas to EU arrives
American tech giants under EU cosh
American tech giants under EU cosh

US technology giants Google, Amazon, Apple, Intel and Microsoft have all come under the often costly scrutiny of European Union.

American tech giants under EU cosh
Cholesterol drug fails to improve heart health: study
Cholesterol drug fails to improve heart health: study

Experimental drug that greatly increases levels of "good" cholesterol has no effect on heart health, a comprehensive clinical trial found.

Cholesterol drug fails to improve heart health: study
Iran 'certain' Security Council will not act on missile tests
Iran 'certain' Security Council will not act on missile tests

Iran's defence minister is certain the UN Security Council will not take any action over its missile tests despite calls from the Western.

Iran 'certain' Security Council will not act on missile tests
An armed British police officer (L) holds his automatic weapon as he stands on duty whilst a member of the The Life Guards sits on his horse during the Changing the Guard ceremony on Horseguards Parad
After Brussels, spies debate security risks of Brexit

The Brussels attacks have pushed security to the forefront of Britain's EU referendum campaign this week, as intelligence experts came out of the shadows to press the benefits and disadvantages of membership.

After Brussels, spies debate security risks of Brexit
De Niro yanks anti-vaccine documentary from film fest
De Niro yanks anti-vaccine documentary from film fest

De Niro offs a documentary by a former British medical researcher about a link between vaccines and autism from Tribeca Film Festival.

De Niro yanks anti-vaccine documentary from film fest
US and Russia to push Syrian political transition
US and Russia to push Syrian political transition

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia's President Vladimir Putin agreed to intensify the drive for a political settlement in Syria but remained divided over Bashar al-Assad's future.

US and Russia to push Syrian political transition
Number of US drones will nearly triple by 2020
Number of US drones will nearly triple by 2020

An estimated seven million drones will fly in US skies by 2020, nearly tripling the number in circulation by the end of the year.

Number of US drones will nearly triple by 2020
The rise of on-demand viewing divides Hollywood
The rise of on-demand viewing divides Hollywood

Hollywood's traditional media players are facing an unprecedented challenge to their business model as 'cord-cutters' opt to cancel their expensive cable subscriptions in favor of on-demand streaming services.

The rise of on-demand viewing divides Hollywood
Japan to send plutonium cache to US this weekend
Japan to send plutonium cache to US this weekend

Japan will return a huge cache of plutonium -- enough to produce 50 nuclear bombs -- to the United States.

Japan to send plutonium cache to US this weekend
In US gun control, not all laws are equal
In US gun control, not all laws are equal

Gun deaths in the United States can be slashed by 90 percent through universal application of laws requiring background checks of buyers.

In US gun control, not all laws are equal
Obama hits out at Cameron, Sarkozy over Libya intervention
Obama hits out at Cameron, Sarkozy over Libya intervention

British leader David Cameron got "distracted" and French President Nicolas Sarkozy wanted to promote his country during the 2011 military intervention in Libya, US President Barack Obama said.

Obama hits out at Cameron, Sarkozy over Libya intervention
US warns of 'catastrophic' Mosul dam collapse
US warns of 'catastrophic' Mosul dam collapse

The United States urges governments to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe of epic proportions from the collapse of Iraq's Mosul dam.

US warns of 'catastrophic' Mosul dam collapse

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