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  • Shoddy Renovations May Have Led To Quake Deaths

    Shoddy Renovations May Have Led To Quake Deaths

    The prosecutor investigating the aftermath of the Italy earthquake says shoddy cut-price renovations in breach of local building regulations could be partly to blame for the high death toll. Three medieval towns were flattened by […]

  • Turkey-Backed Rebels ‘Make Gains’ In Syria

    Turkey-Backed Rebels ‘Make Gains’ In Syria

    Rebels backed by Turkish forces claim they have made major gains against fighters allied to the Kurds in northern Syria. Kurdish fighters have been expelled from several towns and villages, according to the rebels, as part of […]

  • Colombia Rebel Leader Announces Ceasefire

    Colombia Rebel Leader Announces Ceasefire

    Colombia’s FARC rebel force has formally ordered its fighters to observe a ceasefire which has come into force today. The ceasefire ends the leftist rebel group’s 52-year-old war against the Colombian state and follows four years […]

  • Mars Simulation Ends After A Year’s Isolation

    Mars Simulation Ends After A Year’s Isolation

    Six scientists have emerged from a year-long self-enforced isolation in order to simulate what it would be like to live on Mars. The group lived in a dome on Hawaii’s Mauna Loa mountain and could only go outside […]

  • Mediterranean Diet ‘Better Than Statins’

    Mediterranean Diet ‘Better Than Statins’

    A Mediterranean-style diet is better at treating heart disease than cholesterol-lowering drugs, a new study has claimed. The research discovered that those who had a diet rich in vegetables, nuts, fish and oils were a […]