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British scientists to trial 15-minute Ebola test in Guinea

British researchers are to conduct trials in Guinea on a 15-minute Ebola test, the Wellcome Trust and U.K. government said in a joint statement Friday. The prototype is six times faster than current tests and aims to speed up diagnosis, the London-based global research charity and the Department for International ...

Nov 28, 2014

Officer at center of Ferguson case to leave police force: attorney

The Missouri police officer who killed an unarmed black teen sparking months of protests in the city of Ferguson will never return to policing, his lawyer said. Darren Wilson is currently in discussions with the Ferguson, Missouri, police department on the terms and conditions ...

Developers look to create underground park in NYC

Nov 28, 2014

Developers look to create underground park in NYC

Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City’s High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees. Private planners inspired by the High Line’s success are now looking deep under ...

Nov 28, 2014

West struggles to deal with 'ambiguous' Russian threat

When Russian soldiers crossed the border to fight with rebels in Ukraine earlier this year, Moscow said they had not been deployed but had gone on their own vacation time. When Estonia was the victim of a cyberattack in 2007 and blamed Moscow, the ...

'Stuart Little' helps lost Hungarian painting come home

Nov 28, 2014

'Stuart Little' helps lost Hungarian painting come home

A long-lost avant-garde painting has returned home to Hungary after nine decades thanks to a sharp-eyed art historian who spotted it being used as a prop in the Hollywood film “Stuart Little.” In 2009, Gergely Barki, a researcher at Hungary’s National Gallery, noticed “Sleeping ...

Scotland to get more power from London

Nov 28, 2014

Scotland to get more power from London

Britain’s main political parties struck what they said was a historic deal to grant Scotland tax-raising powers and greater autonomy to try to satisfy disappointed separatists who lost an independence vote two months ago. The deal, which was unveiled Thursday but will not be ...

Storm leaves 300,000 without power in U.S. on Thanksgiving

Nov 28, 2014

Storm leaves 300,000 without power in U.S. on Thanksgiving

A winter storm that wreaked travel chaos across the U.S. Northeast and eastern Canada left hundreds of thousands of people without power on Thanksgiving. About 300,000 people suffered power outages in the wake of the storm, which wound down on Thursday, Accuweather.com reported. Hard-hit ...

Nov 28, 2014

Riviera rains leave at least 1 dead in flooding

Torrential rains along the French Riviera have inundated homes and roads, leaving at least one person dead and three missing. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says rescue teams were searching for three missing residents after a woman was found dead in La Londe-les-Maures, not far ...

Eiffel Tower's latest star attraction: army of grazing sheep

Nov 28, 2014

Eiffel Tower's latest star attraction: army of grazing sheep

French farmers flocked to the Eiffel Tower on Thursday, sheep in tow, to express their frustration over increasing attacks by wolves which some say have been “overprotected” by the government. Some 300 sheep bleated or lazily grazed at the foot of the French capital’s ...