Month: May 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have pinpointed three genes that may have played a pivotal role in an important milestone in human evolution: the striking increase in brain size that facilitated cognitive advances that helped define what it means to be human. FILE PHOTO: A doctor holds a human brain in a brain bank in the
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LONDON (Reuters) – The original map of the Hundred Acre Wood from the Winnie-the-Pooh children’s stories is set to go under the hammer, with an estimate price tag of up to $200,000. Sotheby’s staff hold the original map of Winnie the Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood by E.H. Shepard at Sotheby’s auction rooms in London, Britain,
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LONDON (Reuters) – A British man, who suggested Islamist militants should target four-year-old Prince George – destined to be Britain’s future king – pleaded guilty to terrorism offences on Thursday. Husnain Rashid, who has pleaded guilty to terrorism offences relating to Britain’s Prince George, is seen in this undated photograph issued by the Greater Manchester
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – A small group of workers at Boeing Co’s South Carolina jetliner factory is voting on Thursday on whether to form a “micro union,” despite efforts by Boeing to challenge the election. FILE PHOTO: A Boeing logo is pictured during the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) at Geneva Airport,
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ZURICH (Reuters) – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will not contest the appeal and urgent request for a stay filed with a Swiss court by banned Peruvian forward Paolo Guerrero as he fights to play in the World Cup, the tribunal said on Thursday. Peruvian soccer player Paolo Guerrero arrives in Lima, Peru
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ROCKPORT, Texas (Reuters) – Destroyed houses still dot Zachary Dearing’s neighborhood in the Texas coastal city of Rockport, a reminder of last year’s devastation from Hurricane Harvey and a warning about what could lie ahead for such communities in the new hurricane season. Zachary Dearing, who became a local hero for being an impromptu leader
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LONDON (Reuters) – Meghan Markle was named among the 25 most influential women in Britain on Thursday, according to a list published by UK Vogue magazine which hailed her as forging a new identity for the monarchy. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a garden party at Buckingham Palace, in London, Britain May 22, 2018. Dominic
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s largest Muslim group on Thursday urged Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party to launch an independent inquiry into Islamophobia to make sure “racists and bigots have no place in the party”. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech to students and staff during her visit to Derby College in Derby,
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LONDON (Reuters) – The chief of Britain’s financial regulator Andrew Bailey on Thursday declined to comment as to whether he was interested in succeeding Mark Carney as the Bank of England governor, saying he had a big job to do already. FILE PHOTO: Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Conduct Authority, speaks during
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