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Ancient DNA shows Inuit were not the first to settle the Arctic

The first people to enter into North America's Arctic were a very shy people who didn't intermix with their neighbors. More importantly, anthropologists now say that DNA studies show that Inuit and Native Americans are genetically separate from them.

Millions of historic images posted to Flickr

A U.S. academic has created a searchable database of 12 million historic copyright-free images on the photo hosting service Flickr.

Respect MP George Galloway leaves hospital after street battering

London - George Galloway has checked out of hospital after medical staff treated injuries he suffered in a street attack in west London. The maverick MP for Bradford West was posing for pictures in Notting Hill when he was assaulted on Friday night.

EU's Barroso warns Ukraine crisis near 'point of no return'

Brussels - EU Commission head Jose Manual Barroso warned on Saturday that the crisis in Ukraine was reaching the point of no return, after reports Russian troops were fighting in the east of the country."We are in a very serious, I would say, dramatic situation.....

Topfinds: A chat with Guillermo del Toro; Netflix rival emerges

Movie master Guillermo del Toro talks about 'The Strain' and the horror genre. Rogers and Shaw unveil Shomi, a rival to Netflix. A stunning video shows Israel's Iron Dome at work as it deflects 15 missiles. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking

Monrovia - Liberia said on Saturday it would deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country's four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa was under control.

Chimps use eyes to show empathy

Amsterdam - New research suggests that Chimpanzees may reinforce social bonds with each other by involuntarily mimicking a fellow chimp’s pupil size.

Dramatic Papua New Guinea volcano quietens

Rabaul - A volcano which has erupted in Papua New Guinea was Saturday spewing fragments from its crater and rumbling loudly, but its activity appeared to be subsiding, a seismologist said.

Palestinian Pres. Mahmoud Abbas blames Hamas for Israeli conflict

The future of the Hamas-backed “Unity Government” established to unite Palestinian Pres. Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah government with the terrorist organization that ousted Fatah from Gaza faces an uncertain future.

‘Chacarero’ — Probably the best sandwich you may ever eat

Boston - The Spanish word “Chacarero” means “small-scale farmer,” but it also stands for the name of a sandwich Chileans enjoy in restaurants or at home, and that surprises foreign visitors who describe it as "the best darn sandwich" they have ever had.

John King talks new single and upcoming Nash FM show in New York Special

East Meadow - Country singer John King chatted with me about his latest single "Tonight Tonight," as well as his upcoming concert at Eisenhower Park in Long Island on September 6, and pop sensation Katy Perry.

Op-Ed: How hard is it to fire a V.A. employee? Nearly impossible

Montgomery - While there has been a lot of controversy over the Veterans Administration’s quality of care for veterans, too little coverage addresses the massive agency’s inability to discipline itself or its employees.

Bourbon and Big Mac getting the cold shoulder in Russia

Moscow's food safety regulator, Rospotrebnadzor has been working hard this past week, closing seven more McDonald's restaurants over apparent sanitary violations. The watch-dog agency has even been barking at the heels of the company behind Jack Daniels.

Yeast used to make morphine

Biologists have successfully introduced bacterial and poppy plant genes into yeast to manufacture morphine. The research is important because opiates are medically essential. However, current production via opium poppy leads to supply inefficiencies.

Using social media to track diseases like Ebola

A new report argues that algorithms that map social media posts and mobile phone data can help researchers track epidemics.

Govt adds 20 species of coral to endangered species list

St. Petersburg - More than a dozen species of corals are the newest addition to the Endangered Species Act, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Announced on Tuesday. The listing of 20 species is the largest Endangered Species Act ruling ever.

Dragon spotted prowling streets of French city

Nantes - A massive mechanical dragon this week took to the streets of Nantes, France's sixth largest city, located at the mouth of the river Loire in western France.

Canadian town of Vulcan using Indiegogo in a unique way

In what might one of the most unique ways to try and draw people to a town anywhere, Vulcan, Alberta is at the center of an Indiegogo campaign.

Op-Ed: Why California's 'yes means yes' law is a no-no

Sacramento - California has passed anti-rape legislation known as the "yes means yes" act, requiring affirmative consent for sexual activity. Though some champion this legislation as helping curb sexual assault, others view it as an illogical and discriminatory law.

African troops in fresh offensive against Islamists in Somalia

Mogadishu - Somali and African Union forces have launched a fresh offensive to roust Shebab Islamist fighters from key ports, army and government officials said Saturday, in an effort to cut off a main revenue source for the extremists.
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