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Police in Norway have had a novel experience as they arrested their very first drunk driver on a Segway machine. The Norwegian government had only recently lifted a ban on the vehicles when the incident occurred.

Indian airlines get boost from Afghan medical tourism to India

Travelers heading to India from Afghanistan for cheap, high-quality medical treatment has been the silver lining for SpiceJet, the Indian airline that suffered a loss of INR 1.24 billion ($20 million) in the April-June quarter.

Supreme Court puts hold on Virginia same-sex marriages

Without an explanation or a release of the vote totals, the U.S. Supreme Court today has stayed a ruling that would have allowed same-sex couples in Virginia to marry beginning on Thursday morning.

Would you want to know if you will get dementia? Special

If you had an incurable neurological disorder, would you want to know? This global study found that three out of four respondents said “yes”, even if there was no cure.

Lynchburg Virginia schools screening for Ebola virus

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia, Lynchburg, an independent city of over 75,000 people is the last place anyone would expect to find someone infected with the Ebola virus, and officials want to keep it that way.

U.S. to increase monitoring for food poisoning microbes

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced a new initiative for making chicken and turkey products safer for consumption.

Photo Essay: Christmas in America's oldest city – St Augustine Special

Twinkling lights, twinkling eyes and happy faces await those who wish to go back in time and experience the holidays as the first settlers in America did nearly 450 years ago in St. Augustine, Fla.

Ferry runs aground in Chilean Fjords, 17 passengers rescued

A ferry carrying 17 passengers and a crew of 28 ran aground at Pass Kirke in the Chilean Fjords. All passengers and crew are unharmed but 40 tons of salmon were lost and more than 200 cattle drowned.

Modern aviation history in Split, Croatia as ECA hydroplane lands Special

After 13 years of battling bureaucracy, a European Coastal Airlines hydroplane finally lands on the Adriatic in Split, Croatia.

Campylobacter found on over half U.K. supermarket chickens

The U.K. Food Standards Agency have issued a survey of Campylobacter found on fresh shop-bought chickens. Over half of the chickens sampled were found to be infected.

Biochemist seeks funding for novel cancer treatment Special

A biochemist who lost his wife to cancer has spent the past 10 years devoting his life to research. This has led to a device that can examine how cancer spreads. To raise funds for the project, a Kickstarter campaign has been launched.

U.S. set for record drug recalls

According to a report from the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, the number of drug recalls in 2014 within the U.S. looks set to become the highest number of recalls to date.

Starbucks drives itself to college

If you've ever been plum tuckered out during a long day of learning following a long night of studying, Starbucks plans to have your back.

Pay for transport or phone credit by recycling bottles in Beijing

A new system introduced in Beijing is allowing people to get free phone card rebates or passes to public transport in exchange for simply recycling a used drinks bottle.

Don’t let driving law changes dent your vacation abroad

Whether hiring a car abroad or taking your own vehicle, there's a whole forest of road traffic laws. Worse, a different country means a different set of laws ready to catch out the unwary driver.

Photo Essay: The sights of summer in the South Special

For many, summer is a time for adventure and enjoying natures beauty, whether it's hiking, spending time at the lake, visiting a botanical garden or attending a county fair.

Peter Thiel, Jason Hope, and Google founders invest millions in breakthrough anti-aging research Promoted

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are about to change the world once again, but this time they intend to cure aging.

Fraudulent Ebola treatments sold online

The U.S. FDA is advising consumers to be aware of products sold online claiming to prevent or treat the Ebola virus. It seems that there are a variety of products claiming to either prevent the Ebola virus or treat the infection.

Dr. Noah Minskoff says medicine needs a tech revolution Promoted

The U.S. medical industry is in need of more technological innovation to improve overall health and reduce the costs of patient care, according to Dr. Noah Minskoff, a leading medical professional.

Op-Ed: Overcoming Tourette Syndrome Special

In the United States, one in every 360 children ages six through 17 has been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. (CDC) Tourette syndrome was formally recognized as a neurological disorder and named for physician Georges Gilles de la Tourette in 1885.

The women of Varanasi who are breaking away from stereotypes

Varanasi is an ancient seat of tradition in India. However, a few women in this diverse city are breaking stereotypes, and entering professions once dominated by men, from cremation duties to priestly ones.

U.S. firm recalls chicken nugget product

A Gainesville, Georgia establishment in the U.S. is recalling approximately 15,306 pounds of a frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.

Liberia's 'white shield' reminiscent of Black Death

Monrovia, Liberia's largest slum, West Point, was the epicenter of a looting spree late Saturday when looters broke into the quarantine center, taking bloodied sheets and mattresses and sending the 30 patients into the crowd.

New U.S. standard for ground beef to avoid bacterial infection

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced new procedures for detecting and removing unsafe ground beef from grocery stores as part of efforts to prevent food poisoning from bacterial pathogens.

Salmonella outbreak in England

An outbreak of salmonella in England has affected 156 people in Hampshire, London, West Midlands, Cheshire and Merseyside. The bacterial contamination has been linked to cases in France and Austria.

Nigerian doctor claims Ebola virus is 'germ warfare'

Calling the Ebola virus a threat to national security, Dr. Ona Ekhomu, President of the Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria (AIS­SON), called on the government to appoint a military head to take over Nigeria's response.

Op-Ed: Europe on the cheap: Yes you can!

Every year, American students in their droves venture out to Europe for a backpacking trip of a lifetime. But for most, the costs are

Springfield Preppers & Patriots expo draws visitors

The Preppers & Patriots expo in Springfield this weekend is attracting a large turnout from people who wish to learn how to prepare themselves for a future emergency.

NHS decision to reject drug for prostate cancer is a 'fiasco'

A decision by the NHS in England to reject a drug for men with prostrate cancer has angered a charity. Prostate Cancer UK, the largest organisation and a health charity, said the entire process was "a fiasco."

Stalagmites, stalactites & busy bees in Kastania, Greece (Video)

Located on the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece is a truly amazing cave, discovered by a farmer, resting from his work, who happened to notice bees coming and going from a crack in a rock.

Tiger shark weighing more than 800-pounds fed to homeless in TX

Earlier this month an 809-pound tiger shark was caught in the Gulf of Mexico, and then it was cooked and fed to some of the homeless and poor in Texas.

Dalmatian hedonist Andro Tomic puts on Vela Gospa show on Hvar

Andro Tomic, arguably Croatia's most charismatic winemaker, serves up a holiday treat for Vela Gospa on the island of Hvar.

Doctors' groups in Canada decline to join anti-pot campaign

The main groups that represent doctors in Canada announced that they will not be participating in the upcoming anti-drug campaign targetting young people.

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey marches in Ferguson protests

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and the first person to send out a tweet from Twitter, has been using Twitter to provide updates live from the ground at the protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

Apple: Toxic chemicals banned in Chinese production lines

Apple has banned two potentially toxic chemicals — benzene and n-hexane — from its production facilities in China. The development results from months of public pressure applied by China Labor Watch and Green America.

Photo Essay: Among the ruins of Bodmin Jail Special

Bodmin Jail is a historic former prison situated in Bodmin, on the edge of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. Recently Digital Journal paid a visit.

Shake Shack restaurants plan to make it everywhere

Having already made it in New York and a dozen other places, the Shake Shack restaurant chain is said to be planning an initial public offering of its stock.

How chikungunya virus spreads

A study has revealed that chikungunya virus is transmitted through a three-way interaction that relates to viral strain, mosquito genotype, and ambient temperature.

FDA to examine female sexual dysfunction

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a two-day, late-October meeting on female sexual dysfunction (FSD). The FDA has invited FSD patients, researchers, and clinicians who have experience with FSD.

Money management expert Bruce Sellery offers tips on finance Special

Digital Journal's interview with finance expert Bruce Sellery, conducted over Twitter, shed light on tips and advice for anyone looking to better manage their money.

Homosexuality still listed as 'chronic problem' alleges lawsuit

Matthew Moore is suing his doctor and his medical network after they allegedly ignored his complaint about notations in his medical records indicating that he was suffering from homosexual behavior.
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