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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 29, 2014

U.N. panel raps U.S. record on torture

Police brutality, military interrogations and prisons were among the top concerns of a U.N. panel’s report Friday that found the United States to be falling short of full compliance with an international anti-torture treaty. The report by the U.N. Committee Against Torture, its first ...

For Syrian rebels, push forward in south yields rare success

Nov 29, 2014

For Syrian rebels, push forward in south yields rare success

Syrian rebels backed by the United States are making their biggest gains yet south of the capital Damascus, capturing a string of towns from government forces and aiming to carve out a swath of territory leading to the doorstep of President Bashar Assad’s seat ...

Michael Brown's legacy continues to evolve

| Nov 29, 2014

Michael Brown's legacy continues to evolve

For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young black men killed by police officers. Brown was a gentle giant, in one version. ...

In devastated Kobani, sense of optimism takes hold

Nov 29, 2014

In devastated Kobani, sense of optimism takes hold

Blocks of low-rise buildings with hollow facades, shattered concrete, streets strewn with rubble and overturned, crumpled remains of cars and trucks. Such is the landscape in Kobani, where the sounds of rifle and mortar fire resonate all day long in fighting between Islamic State ...

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 ...